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The best Black Friday 2022 gaming deals on video games, headsets, laptops and more

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at the time of publishing. Black Friday is usually a good time to […]

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FTC may file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s purchase of Activision

Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is under scrutiny by antitrust investigators in various countries. For example, in the US, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began investigating the acquisition shortly after it was announced. Now, the FTC is reportedly ready to take action and will likely file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s major […]

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Hyperkin revives Xbox 360’s iconic controller for Xbox Series X/S and PC

Gaming accessory maker Hyperkin creates a licensed copy of Xbox 360’s iconic gamepad (via ). Referring to the console’s pre-release codename and the IBM-made PowerPC processor, the controller “Xenon” brings back nearly two decades of design while adding a few modern features, including a detachable USB-C cable and headphone jack. It also comes with Menu, […]

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Built-in Discord voice chat is now available to all Xbox users

Microsoft is now rolling Xbox November update with loads of useful features. Starting today, all Xbox One and Series X/S owners will be able to connect to their Discord audio channels directly from their console – no longer need to make any adjustments with your phone. This is even if you all play different games […]

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Xbox Cloud Gaming gets resolution boost on Steam Deck and ChromeOS

People accessing via a browser and systems ( ) will likely have a better experience now. The game streaming service should be available on these platforms in a higher resolution. It should also run more smoothly. as detected by An Xbox employee from CohenJordan The update marks the end of the shift to a different […]

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Microsoft now hints that it will support Call of Duty forever on PlayStation

Earlier this year, Sony PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said Microsoft had promised support. Call of Duty Three more years at PlayStation were “inadequate on many levels”. Now in the comments of the gaming podcast samebrainXbox chief Phil Spencer seems to have extended this timeframe forever, or at least as long as PlayStation has existed as […]

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Microsoft makes it easier for Xbox users to join Discord voice chats

Microsoft and Discord plan to make it easier to join an audio channel from an Xbox console. If you’re a frequent Discord user, you may remember companies that recently launched Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S integration. Then Discord rolled out the feature to all Xbox users. Unfortunately, in its current iteration, the integration is […]

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Razer’s cloud gaming handheld starts at $400 for the WiFi-only model

Razer recently introduced a 5G handset focused on cloud gaming. At RazerCon, the company took the opportunity to officially announce the system it calls the Razer Edge – yes, Razer finally got there with its brand. The Edge has a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a Full HD+ resolution of 2,400 […]

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Microsoft accuses UK regulator of adopting Sony’s complaints in Activision investigation

Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard will need approval from various regulators around the world, including the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for the deal to materialise. The CMA, which first announced its investigation in July, published a summary of its initial investigation in September and recommended a more in-depth investigation. Aspect Ars […]

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Sony’s PlayStation loyalty program launches in the US on October 5

You won’t have to wait long to earn bonuses by playing and purchasing PlayStation games. Sony says now The PlayStation Stars loyalty program will launch in the US on October 5, while Australians and Europeans will have access on October 13. Stars is already active in Asia, including Japan. The program is free, but you’ll […]

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‘Hollow Knight: Silksong’ is finally coming to PS4 and PS5

Fans who tend to only play games on PlayStation can breathe a sigh of relief. The long awaited sequel will be . The game has already been confirmed for Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PC, Mac and Linux. silk song Xbox Game Pass is also coming to PC Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming. The only problem […]

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Sony says ‘PS VR games are not compatible with PS VR2’

With the arrival of PS VR2 early next year, Sony is starting to accelerate the excitement train for the next generation virtual reality headset. The hardware was presented to the public for the first time at this week’s Tokyo Game Show (early impressions has substantially positive) and the company announced some of the games coming […]

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Sony’s next State of Play 10 will feature PS4, PS5 and PS VR2 title

Sony’s next State of Play preview event is on Tuesday, September 13 at 6pm ET, the company announced via Twitter on Monday. “We’ll be getting great updates from our amazing Japanese partners and developers around the world,” Sony said in a subsequent tweet. “Wait about ~20 minutes covering 10 upcoming games.” No further details were […]

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Sony will let you cover your PS5 with camouflage this fall

Finding the PlayStation 5 may be harder than ever, but that doesn’t stop Sony from adding more customization options for those who already own the console. This fall, the company Gray Camouflage collection. It consists of a new set of plates for the console, as well as a matching DualSense controller and Pulse headphones. “The […]

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Sony launches ‘PlayStation Studios Mobile’ with Savage Game acquisition

Sony is making the transition to mobile games with the release of “PlayStation Studios Mobile” and the acquisition of Savage Game Studios. announced. Sony said the new studio will “provide more ways for more people to engage with our content and will seek to reach new audiences unfamiliar with PlayStation and our games.” Wild Game […]

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PlayStation PC launcher references found in ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered’ code

and like, Sony may require you to download a launcher soon before playing their games on PC. digging with windows version , Verified code referring to the PlayStation PC launcher. The discovery follows the latest revelation that Sony is likely planning to add to PC titles. If Sony moves forward with the launcher, it’s unclear […]

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Xbox, PlayStation and new subscription normal

It’s been over a month since PlayStation Plus Premium went live, solidifying the video game industry’s transition to cloud gaming and subscriptions. PlayStation’s game flowchart competes directly with Xbox Game Pass, the service that proved concept by gaining more than 25 million subscribers over the past five years by leveraging Microsoft’s massive cloud network. Sony […]

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Backbone made the PlayStation version of the excellent iPhone controller

It’s no secret that the Backbone One is one of the best mobile game controllers you can buy. So it should come as no surprise that the company has partnered with Sony to release a PlayStation version of its accessory for iPhones. new Spine One – PlayStation Edition It features the same two-tone white and […]