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Couch co-op goes online with new Steam Remote Play Together feature

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 1 min ago

Steam is launching a new feature that allows offline local co-op games to be played online, but there's some limitations.

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Introducing Remote Play Together, a new Steam mode lets you play local-only arcade-style games like Cuphead or Killer Queen Black with friends on the internet. It's a way for developers to extend playtime and reach for audiences on PC, and potentially make more sales. Valve says that all local co-op games will be automatically entered into Remote Play Together beta.

The logistics are quite similar to the PS4's Share Play functionality, which basically streams gameplay to another console via a connected network.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC has exclusive singleplayer content

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 49 mins ago

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC will have singleplayer content that isn't coming to consoles, including guns, missions, hideouts and more.

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Apart from the obvious huge performance leaps like uncapped frame rates and 4K support, Rockstar is giving players even more reason to play Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC with some exclusive content.

The new content includes new bounty hunter missions, which can actually be pretty dynamic and take you across the entire map, more gang hideouts spread across varying regions, new treasure maps, and most importantly, new weapons and horses. Most of the new weapons are actually found in Red Dead Online on consoles, but aren't actually available in singleplayer. One gun--the M1899 Pistol--was tailor-made for RDR2 on PC.

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Call of Duty pro tournaments will be played on PS4, not PC

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 3 mins ago

Likely as part of Activision's big marketing deal with Sony, the new Call of Duty League will hold its tournaments on PS4 consoles instead of PC.

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Activision's new Call of Duty League follows the Overwatch League as the company's latest attempt to re-capitalize on a billion-dollar franchise. It's a huge new endeavor that could rake in millions from licenses, marketing deals, sponsorships, merchandise, and ticket sales in a whirwind of sporting event moneymaking. So it's no surprise that Activision has teamed up with the world's most dominant console platform for its new Call of Duty league.

The Call of Duty League sees 12 teams of pro players competing in the new Modern Warfare reboot for a huge $6 million prize pool. But the best of the best won't use enthusiast-grade PC hardware for their high-stakes matches--instead they'll be stuck with the PlayStation 4 Pro and its limited performance. Activision is apparently putting lucrative deals over choosing the ideal platform for pro tournament play.

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Pixel 4 XL specs confirmed: Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM, 3700mAH battery

By: Derek Strickland | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 8 hours, 57 mins ago

A recent Best Buy Canada listing leaked out the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL's specs, aligning with previous reports on Google's new flagship handset.

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According to the listing (which has now been deleted), Google's Pixel 4 duo will use the powerful 7nm Snapdragon 855 SoC (the same found in Samsung's Galaxy S10 line) in tandem with 6GB of RAM, making for a 50% boost in system memory over the Pixel 3. Both models have dual 12MP and 16MP rear cameras that capture 4K video and will enable "studio-quality photos" wherever you go, Google says.

The main differences between the Pixel 4 and its XL model are battery and screen size/resolution. The Pixel 4 features a smaller 5.7-inch touchscreen with lower Full HD+ resolution (1920x1080p that bumps up depending on the aspect ratio) alongside a 2800mAh battery. The Pixel 4 XL sports a 6.3-inch screen with QHD+ (2560x1440p resolution that likewise increases based on the aspect ratio) and a much bigger 3700mAh battery.

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Silent Hill is back...as a slot machine (yes really)

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 46 mins ago

Konami is adapting yet another beloved franchise into a gambling machine. This time the macabre Silent Hill is getting the treatment.

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Silent Hill is coming back, but not in the way you'd hope. It's never good news when one of Konami's franchises gets resurrected, is it? We've been waiting a long, long time for a new Silent Hill game (the last one came out in 2012) and everyone thought the series was pretty much dead after Konami cancelled Hideo Kojima's ultra-spooky Silent Hills game and fired the superstar to boot. It turns out Silent Hills is actually worse than dead: It's now a slot machine.

Konami announced that Silent Hill will be transformed into a "for-wager slot experience" on its new slot cabinet.

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Elder Scrolls Online will last beyond 2020 with tons of new content

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 18 hours, 23 mins ago

As Bethesda readies The Elder Scrolls VI, ZeniMax will keep the franchise alive with continued Elder Scrolls Online expansions and content updates.

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At PAX Australia, ESO creative director Rich Lambert said the MMO shows no signs of stopping. The plan is to make ESO last well into the next-gen console age of 2020 and in the years after, but of course no exact details were outlined. This makes sense considering The Elder Scrolls VI is a long, long ways away (it'll ship after Bethesda's new ambitious Starfield IP) and ZeniMax isn't going to let the huge RPG series go dormant.

So far ZeniMax has made tremendous efforts with ESO. Since its release in 2014, the game has received three major expansions that massively expand the game world (Morrowind, Summerset, and the latest dragon-fueled Elsweyr) and further the story. There's been 11 major DLC drops that also add new dungeons and content to compliment the expansions.

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Blitzchung responds to Blizzard's Hong Kong statement

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 21 hours, 7 mins ago

Blizzard finally spoke out about the tumultuous Hong Kong controversy, reversing its original punishments. Now Blitzchung responds with a statement of his own that praises Blizzard's move.

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Blizzard kicked the hornet's nest by banning Chinese player Blitzchung for calling for Hong Kong's liberation, leading to nearly a week of roiling PR chaos as fans boycotted the company, politicians lambasted Blizzard, and gamers expressed outrage. Now Blizzard is backpedaling on their original decision and plans to give Blitzchung his winnings back and reduce his ban.

In a recent statement, Hearthstone pro player Blitzchung expressed gratitude to Blizzard for their change of face. The player is happy to hear his winnings will be returned, and his one-year ban has been reduced to six months. He isn't sure if he'll compete in pro Hearthstone tournaments, though.

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Enter our 'Yesterday' Blu-ray giveaway today!

By: Ben Gourlay | Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 21 hours, 18 mins ago

Thanks to our friends at Universal Home Entertainment, we have ten Blu-ray copies of the new release comedy drama 'Yesterday' to give away!

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Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He's about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC's Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mama Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed ... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack's fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie - the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

To go into the running to win a prize, post this article to your social media profiles, send your postal address to ben at TweakTown dot com and correctly answer the following question before the competition closes on 18 October.

What is the name of The Beatles highest selling album?

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Overwatch on Switch is digital-only, ships in empty box without cart

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 22 hours, 41 mins ago

Overwatch retail copies on Switch don't actually include a cartridge, and ship in an empty box.

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Overwatch is coming to Switch, but it's basically a digital-only game even if you buy it in stores. Retailers and Nintendo themselves say versions sold on store shelves will be empty and instead include a code to download the game from Nintendo's eShop.

Luckily the game won't be ridiculously huge: Overwatch clocks in at roughly 12GB on Switch. It's not too bad unless you don't have an SD card for extra storage...then Overwatch will take a chunk out of the Switch's 25.9GB of available memory.

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Payday 3 coming in 2022 for PS5, Project Scarlett

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 23 hours, 38 mins ago

Payday 3 should release in the next few years between 2022 and 2023, Starbreeze Studios today announced.

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Despite its crushing financial woes, Starbreeze expects to bounce back with Payday 3. In a recent investor's announcement, Starbreeze revealed a roadmap to stable revenues that hinges on a publishing contract for the release of Payday 3.

The games-maker says it'll procure a publishing deal next year, and Payday 3 will release in 2022-2023, well into the lifecycle of next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett. Both systems will feature high-end AMD Zen 2 CPUs and Navi GPUs to push 4K gaming and beyond with high FPS and latency, so Payday 3 should be the best-looking and best-playing game to date.

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