A major selling point for Xbox One is its broad backward compatibility with an array of Xbox and Xbox One games, giving it an enormous library of more than 3,500 titles. When Project xCloud debuts, it'll be capable of streaming any of those games out of the gate without developers needing to make any changes. Microsoft also says when a developer updates an Xbox One game, those changes will be automatically applied to Project xCloud versions.
Buried in Edge Magazine's exclusive feature on Playdate, is an interesting revelation. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg once expressed interest in buying Panic, the developers behind the new handheld, hand-cranked console. Perhaps even more intriguing, Panic co-founder Cabel Sasser didn't respond. He didn't want to be part of another Silicon Valley software company gobbled up by a giant.
Source: Edge Magazine
League of Legends isn't just one of the biggest games on the planet, it's perhaps the most popular eSport too. Starting with the upcoming Summer Split of the League Championship Series (LCS) and European Championship (LEC), Riot Games will offer a way to watch matches from pros' points of view, and see everything they do, including mouse clicks and keystrokes.
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Destiny 2's World First raid races are supposed to provide glory and rewards to anyone with a sufficiently committed fireteam, but that's not how it works in practice -- and Bungie wants to level the playing field. When the shared-world shooter's Season of Opulence kicks off June 4th, it'll introduce a Contest mode that should give more players a shot at finishing the matching Crown of Sorrow raid before others. Bungie will effectively minimize the advantages of those hardcore players who can afford to spend many hours building their characters up before the assault even begins.
Sorry, Sega fans, you'll need to wait a little longer to see the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Paramount pushed back the release date three months to give the filmmakers "a little more time to make Sonic just right."
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Blizzard is on a bit of a relative tear when it comes to major Overwatch updates. Soon after adding the Workshop customization tool, it's offering players the chance to watch back their matches from any perspective with a handy replay feature. It's available through the PTR test server on PC now, and Blizzard says it's coming to consoles soon.
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Welcome back to Engadget's Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. For the most part, we've been carving our way through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the latest bit of gamer punishment from the From Software folks. And one of our editors decided to dive into some classic Blizzard titles: Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2.
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