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Microsoft Phasing Out P2P Voice Chat for Parties to Combat XBL DDoS, Will Be More Secure on Backend

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With more and more players taking online games seriously, some take them a little too seriously, or just want to crap on people’s fun by messing with their connections by DDoS-ing (distributed denial of service) other games and whatnot. It looks like Microsoft is hiking up security on their end, as P2P (peer-to-peer) voice chat is being phased out on Xbox and it’s to combat (Xbox Live) XBL DDoS attacks.

This was confirmed by Xbox Engineer...

Gears 5’s Hivebusters Story DLC Will Launch in December

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Much to the surprise of many, Gears 5 will be getting a full-fledged new story DLC soon, with the expansion set to put the spotlight on the Hivebusters, the trio that stars in the Escape multiplayer mode. Details on the DLC are currently scant, but those will be coming before the year is out- as will the DLC itself.

Speaking with IGN, Gears 5...

PS4 Titles Are Seemingly Being Patched With Enhancements Ahead of PS5 Launch

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When the PS5 launches this November, it will be able to play all but less than a dozen PS4 games released to date. Many of the games it runs via backward compatibility will also benefit from added boosts and enhancements to leverage the next-gen console’s most powerful hardware. And with the PS5’s launch right around the corner, it seems Sony have been stealthily releasing new patches for various PS4 games in preparation.

The Last of Us...

PS5’s Box Has Instructions for Transferring Data from PS4

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Sony has recently been sending out the PS5 to various media outlets and influencers for pre-release coverage for the next-gen console. Polygon’s Samit Sarkar is among several who’ve received the console, and recently, he shared an interesting detail on Twitter.

Showing images of the PS5’s retail box, Sarkar revealed that the console’s box has instructions on the bottom for how to transfer your data from a PS4 to your new PS5. You can connect both...

This Week on Xbox: October 23, 2020

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Xbox Touch Controls on Mobile Come to More Games, Giving You More Ways to Play
At Xbox we believe this era is all about the player, you are the future of gaming. We listen to what you – players, game developers, and content creators – tell us you want and based on your feedback…...

Next Week on Xbox: October 27 to 30

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Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console and PC. Get more details on these games below and click on their profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to change). Jump in!


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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – PlayStation-Exclusive Zombies Onslaught Mode Revealed

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Activision has always had some measure of exclusive Call of Duty content with PlayStation over the years and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is no exception. A new co-op mode has been revealed for Zombies which sees two players teaming together to battle the undead. Check out Zombies Onslaught below.

As detailed on the...

Apex Legends Out on November 4th for Steam, Switch Version Delayed

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Respawn Entertainment has some good news and bad news for Apex Legends. First, the good – the free-to-play battle royale shooter is set to arrive on November 4th for Steam. This will coincide with the launch of Season 7, which introduces a new Legend and Battle Pass into the mix.

Those currently on Origin can retain progression and unlocks on Steam or switch between the two platforms as desired. If you are playing on Steam at any time...

PlayStation 5 media remote has Disney+, Netflix and Spotify buttons

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Sony has unveiled an official PlayStation 5 media remote, which has dedicated buttons for four top streaming services: Disney+, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube.

PlayStation 5 will support these four services plus Twitch and Apple TV when the console launches, Sony confirmed today. The news follows...

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered – 12 Features You Need To Know About

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EA have handed the Need for Speed franchise’s reins back to Criterion Games, which most people are very optimistic about. Even though Ghost Games producer their best NFS yet last year with Need for Speed Heat, the series just isn’t at the level it once used to be, and the hope is that when Criterion’s next game rolls around, it will begin its journey to recovery. And before that happens, EA are going to give us the chance to...

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