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Discord is rebranding to move beyond gaming

Back in February, Discord began re-evaluating its service and ultimately decided to cut out game launcher features and the in-app game store. Now, we know the next part of the plan, which will see Discord rebranding itself as a chat app for everyone, not just the gaming community.  Since launch, …

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Microsoft cuts advertising from Facebook

In an oddly timed move, Microsoft has reportedly stopped all advertising spending on Facebook and Instagram. Given that Microsoft is one of the biggest spenders on Zuckerberg’s platforms, this is an important shift, but it comes at an odd time, as Microsoft just partnered with Facebook Gaming following the shutdown …

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Fortnite is no longer an ‘Early Access’ game

Fortnite has been around for several years now and while the game has consistently evolved and remained polished, Epic Games has continued using the ‘Early Access’ label for the game. That changes today, with Epic Games noting this as the ‘official release’ for Fortnite. This is true for both Fortnite: …

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Microsoft reportedly set to announce Xbox Series S in August

Rumours have long suggested that Microsoft has two next-gen consoles in the works, with the high-end one being the Xbox Series X and a lower-end console called ‘Lockhart’, or Xbox Series S. Microsoft has yet to officially announce this second console, but reportedly the targeted announcement date is set for …

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Microsoft set to close down retail stores

Microsoft is officially winding down its physical retail business, with 83 Microsoft Store locations set to close down permanently. Instead of investing in high street locations, Microsoft will instead be focusing the bulk of its efforts on the Microsoft Store website instead. The shift to online shopping has been an …

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The Steam Summer Sale is now live

The Steam Summer Sale has officially kicked off today. This time around, Valve has brought back £5 discount vouchers to save some extra money and a new ‘Point Shop’ has been introduced filled with Steam Community goodies. This time around, whenever you spend £30, Steam will automatically knock £5 off …

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Bethesda announces QuakeCon at Home

Back in April, Bethesda cancelled its usual QuakeCon event due to COVID-19 and the on-going pandemic. At the time, it seemed that the event would be cancelled entirely for this year, but today, a digital version called ‘QuakeCon At Home’ was officially announced.  QuakeCon at Home is taking place digitally …

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