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The RetroBeat: Digital Eclipse revisits (and maybe improves) Aladdin for Genesis

I love retro video games (hence this column’s existence). I also love Disney. Yes, I’m one of those folks, the person who would karaoke a song from Moana at the bar. That guy who spends 75% of his vacations at Disney parks. And you can’t make me feel bad about it. I’m also a big …

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Xbox One hardware falters, but software and services are bright spots

Xbox One hardware sales are continuing to fall, and that put a drag on Microsoft’s gaming division. Xbox revenues for Q1 of fiscal 2020 were down from $2.738 billion to $2.542 billion. The end of the generation is here, and people are less willing to go out and buy new hardware that originally debuted in …

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Fortnite Chapter 2 hype builds as Epic shuts it down

Developer Epic Games is using a classic strategy to build up excitement for Fortnite Chapter 2. The studio is hoping that the absence of its free-to-play battle royale shooter will make players’ hearts grow fonder. And it seems like it’s working. Fans are engaging with the mystery of why they cannot play Fortnite. It is …

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BlizzCon seems like a disaster waiting to happen | VentureBeat

World of Warcraft and Overwatch publisher Blizzard Entertainment is in a mess. It punished Hearthstone esports competitor Blitzchung for speaking out in support of Hong Kong protesters. It even plans to stop working with the commentators who conducted the interview. Now, Blizzard is facing a wave of criticism. And while that outrage’s is happening online, …

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Accessibility finally matters to the game industry — but it needs to do better

Globally, 2.6 billion people spanning across geographical regions, generations, and socioeconomic backgrounds take part in digital gaming. This is a big portion of our world’s population, so unsurprisingly, it doesn’t — and shouldn’t — stop at players with disabilities. In fact, approximately 92% of people with impairments play video games, and there are more than …

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Coming to PC

Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on PC on November 5th, 2019. You can pre-purchase the game using the Rockstar Games Launcher. And for a limited time only you’ll get two free Rockstar games for doing so. In October 2018, Rockstar released Red Dead Redemption 2, a direct prequel …

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