• GameStop Is Happy PS5 And Scarlett Have Disc Drives

    4 monthes ago - By GameSpot

    New video game consoles are coming. Microsoft's Project Scarlett platform is scheduled for release in Holiday 2020, while Sony's next-generation PlayStation system is rumoured to release around that time as well. Both Scarlett and the PS5 will have disc drives, and retailer GameStop is pleased about that following some ongoing turmoil related to the all-digital Xbox One S model. The retailer's chief customer officer, Frank Hamlin, told GameSpot that both Microsoft and Sony are "keenly aware" that people want to have the option to play a disc if they want. Digital game sales and the...
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  • Xbox Live issue prevents gamers from downloading and purchasing games

    Xbox Live issue prevents gamers from downloading and purchasing games

    4 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    A number of websites and services have experienced issues today, including the multi-hour outage over at Reddit this morning followed by a brief outage at Twitter. Microsoft is among the companies having trouble, in this case with its Xbox services. Though most services remain operational, one is limited, and that's causing big problems for players who want to download purchased...
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  • RIP Backgammon - Microsoft to shutter its Internet Games service by next year

    RIP Backgammon - Microsoft to shutter its Internet Games service by next year

    4 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    Pour one out for another gaming legend we're losing. Microsoft revealed last week it's no longer supporting its suite of Internet Games that have been a staple of Windows for 19 years. Games Services for Windows XP and ME will end later this month, while the same service for Windows 7 will end next January. A statement from a spokesperson lists the casualties as Backgammon, Checkers, Spades, Hearts, and Reversi. The company thanks the “great community” that existed for these games, but says: However, the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our...
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