Xbox Beat US Sales Records in March 2022

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S consoles have beat a new sales record in the US according to The NPD Group. March 2022 was a new record month for Xbox hardware unit and dollar sales, beating previous records in March 2011 for the most total units sold, and a…

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Report: Sony is Also Exploring Ads in Free-to-play Games

Sony is reportedly working with partners in the ad industry to introduce ads in free-to-play games on PlayStation consoles. The news comes from Business Insider, which previously revealed last week that Microsoft was working on a similar plan for free-to-play Xbox games.  According to the report, Sony started discussions about…

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Sony’s PS5 Controller Now Supports Firmware Updates on Windows PCs

It’s now possible to update the firmware of Sony’s PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers on Windows 10 and Windows 11, no PS5 console required. Sony announced today the release of a new Firmware updater app on Windows which supports updates via a wired USB connection.  Sony releases DualSense firmware updates quite…

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Chris Novak Leaves Xbox After Almost 20 Years

Head of Xbox Research & Design Chris Novak announced yesterday that he is leaving Microsoft after almost 20 years. “I have loved my time with Xbox,” Novak writes in a LinkedIn post explaining his departure. “Building end-to-end experiences for gamers is a privilege. There are very few things one gets…

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Xbox Game Pass Will Soon Get More Ubisoft Games

Microsoft has just revealed the second wave of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in April, which includes the former PlayStation console exclusive Bugsnax and the zombie survival game 7 Days to Die. The company also announced that more Ubisoft games are coming soon to Xbox Game Pass, including a…

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Microsoft May Soon Allow Ads in Free-to-Play Xbox Games

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new ad network that will allow advertisers to show ads in free-to-play games on Xbox consoles. According to Business Insider, Microsoft is currently in discussions with ad tech companies and ad agencies and the program could launch in the third quarter of this year.…

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Sony and Nintendo Agree to Change Auto-Renew Subscription Practices

Sony and Nintendo have agreed to follow Microsoft and change their auto-renew practices for gaming subscriptions in the UK. The policy changes have been pushed by the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which has been investigating cases where inactive subscribers to PlayStation Plus or Nintendo Switch Online were still…

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Amazon Launches its First Original Mobile Games for Kids

Amazon announced today that it has released its first original and ad-free mobile games for kids. Despite the Amazon Kids+ branding, they’re free for everyone. “Amazon Kids+ focuses on providing millions of kids with a variety of content that entertains, educates, and delights—from games to animated and live-action series, books,…

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Microsoft Launches an Xbox Spring Sale

Microsoft has kicked off its annual Xbox Spring Sale today, and for a limited time the company is offering up to 80% discounts on a selection of over 600 Xbox and PC games. In addition to digital games, the Microsoft Store is also offering discounts on select Xbox and PC…

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