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Google Testing Feature to Launch Cloud Games From Search Results

According to The Verge, Google is currently testing a new feature for its search engine that lets users launch games on cloud streaming platforms like its own Stadia service, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Nvidia's GeForce Now directly from search results. It even works with Amazon's Luna service. Whenever a user searches Google for a game...

How to Download Mario Kart 8 DLC Wave 2 Courses on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has released its Wave 2 courses for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on its Switch console, offering the second batch of downloadable content (DLC) from its Booster Course Pass. The company previously announced August 4 would be the release date for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Wave 2 courses and they were made available this morning....

Nintendo Mario Kart 8 DLC Wave 2 Courses Launch August 4

The second wave of Nintendo's Booster Course Pass DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch will be available to download starting Thursday, August 4, 2022. Wave 2 brings a total of eight remastered courses from the Mario Kart franchise to the Nintendo Switch. It comprises the Turnip Cup and the Propeller Cup,...

Microsoft Brings Discord Voice Chat to Xbox

Microsoft today announced it is bringing Discord Voice chat to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles. You will be able to chat with anyone on Discord via voice channels or group calls directly from your console making it easy to connect with friends across mobile, Xbox, and PC. Xbox users can connect their Discord...

iOS 16 Supports the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and JoyCons [Update]

With the release of iOS 16 beta and more for developers, the latter group is diving straight in to find tidbits about new unannounced features. According to developer Steve Moser, he notes iOS 16’s GameController framework mentions the Nintendo Switch JoyCon left and right controllers, which also means the company’s more ergonomic Pro controller as...

Microsoft Confirms Xbox Cloud Gaming Device, Codenamed ‘Keystone’

Microsoft has officially lent credence to years-long speculation of standalone game streaming hardware from the Xbox maker — reports Windows Central. Project Hobart first sparked rumours of a planned expansion of the Xbox lineup beyond just game consoles. More recently, code references to "Keystone" spotted in an Xbox OS list pointed to Microsoft exploring its own...

iFixit Steam Deck Replacement Parts to Let You Fix Anything

The teardown and repair experts at iFixit pulled the trigger on publishing listings for replacement parts for Valve's Steam Deck a little too early on Saturday (via The Verge). Valve launched the Steam Deck back in February. The portable gaming PC was promptly torn down by iFixit for an assessment of its repairability, with the teardown...

Ubisoft Reveals Ontario Finalists for 2022 Ubisoft Indie Series

Ubisoft has revealed the finalists for the fifth annual Ubisoft Indie Series Award Ceremony for Ontario. In partnership with National Bank, the winners of the Indie Series will walk away with $50,000 and $25,000 as well as mentorship opportunities. Ubisoft is hosting its Indie Series Award Ceremony on May 3. Ahead of the ceremony, the...

PlayStation Plus May 2022 Free Games Reportedly Leak: FIFA 22 and More

Sony's lineup of free PlayStation Plus games for May has apparently been leaked, and will include a FIFA game for the first time in history — reports Dealabs. PS Plus is Sony’s premium subscription service for its PlayStation consoles. The $69.99/year subscription unlocks online multiplayer, and also gives members access to a set of games...