Epic Games is buying Fall Guys creator Mediatonic

Image: Devolver Digital Fortnite creator Epic Games is acquiring video game studio Mediatonic, the maker of smash hit Fall Guys, for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced on Tuesday. The deal marks one of Epic’s higher-profile acquisitions of late, following its 2019 purchases of social video app Houseparty and Rocket League developer Psyonix. According to […]

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Microsoft’s Xbox Game Streaming app for Windows includes touch controls, gyro, and more

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is finalizing its Xbox Game Streaming app for Windows PCs, which includes access to streaming games from the company’s xCloud service. We’ve managed to get access to the latest version of the Xbox Game Streaming app for Windows, an unannounced and unreleased app. Once released, the app […]

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Sony’s PlayStation Network experiencing outage Saturday

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge An outage of Sony’s PlayStation Network that began Friday afternoon appeared to be persisting on Saturday morning. According to an update on the status page timestamped 6:33PM (not clear what time zone that is) on February 26th, the affected platforms are PS Vita, PS3, PS4, and PS5. “You […]

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Two new reports reveal the depths of Stadia’s struggles

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Two new reports from Bloomberg and Wired have shed light on some of Google’s failures in building its Stadia cloud gaming service. The reports come just a few weeks after Google announced it would be shutting down its in-house Stadia game development studios. One key issue, according […]

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Final Fantasy VII is getting a prequel that’s also a mobile battle royale

The enhanced version of Final Fantasy VII Remake for the PS5 wasn’t the only Midgar-related news today. Square Enix also revealed an even bigger surprise: a battle royale for mobile devices that’s set three decades before the original game. It’s called Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, and it’s slated to come to both Android […]

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Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting a huge PS5 update with a new Yuffie episode

The world of Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting bigger with a new episode featuring new characters — like Yuffie Kisaragi — and big quality-of-life changes for the PlayStation 5, called Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. The PS5 version of the game will include a “brand-new episode” that has players play as ninja Yuffie Kisaragi […]

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Here’s where and when you can buy the Xbox Series S and Series X consoles

Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Update February 22nd, 2021 4:55PM ET: The Xbox Series S is currently available at Best Buy for $299.99. You can find more information here. The Xbox Series S and Series X consoles are officially out, and if you missed out on preordering either (or both — look, I’m […]

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Some viewers of Metallica’s BlizzCon performance heard the least metal music imaginable

That disclaimer at the bottom would prove relevant. | Image: Blizzard Despite its later-than-usual timing and going completely virtual for the first time, yesterday’s BlizzCon keynote brought with it some big news and exciting trailers. It also featured a musical performance from Metallica. The band isn’t new to BlizzCon, having first appeared at the conference […]

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