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Xbox Announces Their May Lineup of Games With Gold

Xbox Announces Their May Lineup of Games With Gold

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Since we’re starting our approach to the end of the month, it’s time to start seeing what free games will be coming to each subscription service in May, and the first people out of the gate are Xbox who revealed their next set of Games With Gold. One of the biggest additions to the lineup that will have a few people excited as Metal Gear Solid V from Konami, which was already made available to PlayStation Plus members a few months ago, so it looks like the company decided they wanted to give Xbox owners a shot at getting The Phantom Pain.The other three on the list are some cool and interesting choices, starting with Streets Of Rage from the Sega Vintage collection, which will make a lot of retro gamers very happy to have an old-school title in the mix. Next is Super Me...
Valve Acquires Firewatch Developer Campo Santo

Valve Acquires Firewatch Developer Campo Santo

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Xbox Games With Gold May 2018 Offerings Include 'Metal Gear Solid 5'

Xbox Games With Gold May 2018 Offerings Include &#039;Metal Gear Solid 5&#039;

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The list of free games coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers for May 2018 has been released, and it includes some seriously impressive offerings. As usual, two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games are included. The free Games With Gold for May 2018 includes some big-time fun with Metal Gear Solid V and more Microsoft To download and play the games, you’ll need to ensure you have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription. If your subscription runs out, you’ll no longer be able to access any of the games downloaded through the program, even if you have them saved on your hard drive. The second your subscription is renewed, you’ll be able to play as much as you want again.Xbox One[embedded content]Recommended SlideshowsThe first free game for Xbox One owners in May is Super...
Woman playing 'Pokemon Go' finds missing man with dementia in park

Woman playing &#039;Pokemon Go&#039; finds missing man with dementia in park

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Print Saturday, April 21 2018ABC News Radio (NEW YORK) --  An 83-year-old man with dementia was reunited with his family on Friday -- and he has "Pokemon Go" to thank for it.Homer Howard was discovered a state away from his hometown of Maineville, Ohio, by Allison Hines, according to Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO. Hines just so happened to be in Kenney Shields Park in Covington, Kentucky, at the right time on Friday morning. The park is a daily destination for her due to its designation as a Pokestop -- a real-life location with in-game supplies for the video game which swept the nation with an unrivaled hysteria in the summer of 2016.But on Friday, Hines came across a stranger who seemed in need of help. Hines passed the elderly man, waving due to his Navy base...
You Can Now Officially Earn A 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' College Scholarship

You Can Now Officially Earn A &#039;Fortnite: Battle Royale&#039; College Scholarship

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It seems like only yesterday I was reporting on the first few schools that were starting to give out eSports scholarships, and everyone was laughing at them. Well, some people still may be laughing, but the practice is much more widespread now, and moving into bigger and bigger programs. And now Fortnitehas been caught up in the trend, because of course it has.The first Fortnite: Battle Royale college scholarship is here. It’s from Ashland University in Ohio, and will offer top Fortnite players $4,000 worth of tuition to join their newly formed esports program and compete on a squads team of four. This team will join their other esports offerings, Overwatch and League of Legends. Open tryouts for the squad will be announced sometime in the future.Ashland is a small school, only 4,...

May&#039;s free Xbox Games with Gold feature Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Vanquish

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Today, Microsoft accidentally announced May's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners early. It appears that an unlisted video on the company's YouTube channel was shared before its official reveal. Starting on May 1, 2018, Super Mega Baseball 2 and Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage will be free with the subscription. Then, on May 16, Xbox Live Gold members can download Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Vanquish at no cost. Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage and Vanquish are backward compatible so you can also play them on your Xbox One or Xbox One X.[embedded content]Play together with Xbox Live Gold. May's 2018 Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes Super Mega Baseball 2 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. For Xbox 360 owners, and through ...
God of War PS4 Director Answered All Our Burning Questions

God of War PS4 Director Answered All Our Burning Questions

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Sony's new God of War is finally out now on PlayStation 4. Early reviews came online last week--and critics across the board seemed to love the game. The action-adventure game is a reboot of sorts for Sony's long-running franchise. It mixes things up significantly with major changes to combat and a story that shows a softer side of Kratos who now has a son (and a beard). Ahead of launch, GameSpot spoke with game director Cory Barlog and lead level designer Rob Davis about the new God of War, and they told us about why they changed the combat, the difficulty of making Kratos relatable, and how the game almost didn't have Atreus in it. In a Very Important And Completely Serious Development, we also asked about why Kratos smashes health orbs with his feet instead of picking them up.Below y...
There's One Aspect Of 'God of War' That's Been Almost Impossible Not To Spoil

There&#039;s One Aspect Of &#039;God of War&#039; That&#039;s Been Almost Impossible Not To Spoil

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God of WarGod of War review copies went out weeks ago, and journalists and content creators have gotten to play the game as much as they’ve wanted before launch, with fans just getting their hands on it for the first time yesterday.While I always try to be cautious about spoilers for games when I get my hands on them in advance, I’ve tried to be super careful when it comes to God of War. I think even describing the overall plotline of the game, ie. why you and your son are doing anything at all in the story, is a spoiler, so I’ve been as detail-light as humanly possible. Livestreams that go past the first five minutes start to get into important spoiler territory. So I’ve been ultra-safe.But with a bunch of disclaimers, I do want to talk about one aspect of God o...
Verizon Allegedly Upgrades Samsung Galaxy S7 Line To Android Oreo, But It's Actually Nougat

Verizon Allegedly Upgrades Samsung Galaxy S7 Line To Android Oreo, But It&#039;s Actually Nougat

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge received an update and the release notes said it was Android 8.0 Oreo, but it was, in fact, just Android Nougat. On the bright side, the update does bring the latest Android security patch for April.  ( Jung Yeon-Je | AFP/Getty Images )Verizon pushed an update to its Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, claiming to upgrade them to Android 8.0 Oreo.However, the update is, in fact, just Android Nougat with the April security patch on top. It's clearly a mistake, but it remains unclear whether Verizon just wanted to release the latest Android security patch.It mistakenly said it was an update to Oreo, or whether it actually meant to release the Oreo build and instead packed Nougat by accident.Verizon Galaxy S7 Oreo Update Is Not OreoUpon ...
Is Apple's iPhone X a Disappointment or Not?

Is Apple&#039;s iPhone X a Disappointment or Not?

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This is Fortune’s latest weekly roundup of the biggest Apple news. Here’s last week’s roundup.Apple has a bit of a problem with its iPhone. And its silence on the topic is making matters worse.Over the last several days, analysts have said that Apple’s iPhone X, as well as its broader iPhone division, are suffering from lower-than-expected sales. One analyst went so far as to say that the iPhone X is “dead.”Those reports, however, followed a study from Counterpoint Research that suggested Apple’s iPhone X captured more profits in the fourth quarter than any other handsets. What’s more, all iPhone models combined to generate 90% of the smartphone market’s profits.So, is the iPhone, and more specifically the iPhone X, in trouble? The o...