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Help RPS raise money for British Red Cross with our Christmas charity stream

Christmas is a time for giving. Such as when we when we reveal each day’s Advent calendar game and you give us feedback saying we’re wrong. But it can also be a time for nice giving, such as donating money to the first Rock Paper Shotgun Christmas Charity Stream. We’ve decided to put our magnetic personalities to good use and raise money for British Red…

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Stadia won’t have 4K HDR streaming on PC at launch, plus a bunch of other things

There are just five days to go before Google Stadia launches on November 19th, but after answering a bunch of questions via a Reddit AMA yesterday, it would appear Google's cloud gaming platform will be launching without a number of key features. Chief among them is no streaming in 4K, HDR and 5.1 surround sound for those logging on via a PC, meaning the only…

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Ubisoft announce PC and Stadia subscription service Uplay+

Yesterday, Google's Phil Harrison teased that publisher subscriptions were coming to Stadia "in relatively short order", and he really wasn't kidding. Tonight, Ubisoft announced Uplay+, a $15 / 15€ per month subscription service that's coming to both PC this September and Stadia in 2020 - although if you sign up before August 15, you can try it for free for its first month.

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Bethesda open the streaming floodgates with new Orion tech

In between your Deathloops and your Doom Eternal announcements this morning, Bethesda announced something called Orion. It wasn't a game, but rather a sexily-named "group of patented technologies" designed to make game streaming a heck of a lot faster, cheaper and easier for both developers and players alike. It's not their answer to Google Stadia. Far from it. Instead, it's an underlying bit of tech…

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Americans can get Assassin’s Creed Odyfree from Google

If you play an hour of Assassin's Creed Odyssey before January 15th, you can keep it forever - but there are two catches. One catch is that you have to play it on Google's Project Stream, and the other is that you have to live in the US to do so. Project Stream is one of those cloud-based clients that lets you run games on…

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Microsoft announce Xbox game-streaming service Project xCloud

Microsoft are the latest to hop on the game-streaming bandwagon, announcing Project xCloud today on the Microsoft Blog - a way to beam Xbox games direct to any device with a fast internet connection. While currently only in internal testing, Microsoft are rolling Xbox One hardware out to Azure datacenters around the world. While Microsoft recommend an Xbox controller (broadly supported via bluetooth), they're working on…

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Google’s ‘Project Stream’ game-streaming service debuts with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

OnLive may have been and gone, but the tech giants still see a future in remotely streamed games - soon, Google will be getting in on the action. Officially announced on the Google blog here, the unimaginatively named Project Stream claims it can push high-end games from Google's servers directly onto your browser screen with minimal lag. I'm interested to see if they can pull…

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Elgato’s Stream Deck Mini box arrives today for $100

When you think of Elgato, the first thing that probably comes to mind are their video capture doodads with the many cables and names like HD60. If you're an avid Twitch streamer, though, you may be more au fait with their many-buttoned Stream Deck controller instead. Well, it's the latter family Elgato are growing today, as they've just announced the arrival of the Stream Deck…

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Origin Access offers up new premium Premier tier

During today's E3 event, Electronic Arts revealed their new premium subscription tier for Origin Access, called Origin Access Premier. It'll let members play EA's new games as much as they please, including Madden NFL 19, Fifa 19, Battlefield V and, of course, Anthem. A pass to play every big new EA game without buying 'em. Update: Cleaned up some confusion about what this does. Apologies.…

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Dream Stream: $1bn Google Bid For Twitch Rumoured

Streaming is big business. During peak usage times in the US of A, Netflix and Twitch.tv are two of the largest sources of internet traffic, as people across the country watch films, TV shows (or are they just 'shows' now, without the 'TV'?), live esports and other game streams. Little wonder then that Twitch is the target of a takeover, with multiple suitors, including Microsoft,…

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OnLive Lives Again: New Feature Syncs With Steam Games

Remember OnLive? The service aimed to provide streaming videogames to the world, but fell foul of confusing pricing, slow internet connections and the apparent mismanagement. The company never really shut down, avoiding bankruptcy by being bought and re-created under a new company with new management and the same name. That means it's continued to quietly work away, providing the same service to its remaining subscribers…

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