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Xbox FanFest: Xbox counters PlayStation with stronger Game Pass, ‘PUBG’, franchises

The Xbox range's top-tier Xbox One X might be the most expensive of current consoles at US$499, but Microsoft's Xbox division is also campaigning on value with its Xbox Game Pass subscription and naming several franchises that were once high-profile PlayStation exclusives during its Nov 10 Xbox FanFest event.

Action game 'Crackdown 3' has landed on a Feb 15, 2019 Xbox One and Windows 10 release date. — Microsoft Studios

‘Red Dead Online’ being readied for November end

The multiplayer portion of bestseller videogame Red Dead Redemption II is expected to start rolling out towards the end of November, per its publisher's CEO.

The multiplayer portion of 'Red Dead Redemption 2' will be arriving end Nov 2018. — Rockstar Games

Get moving with famed Finnish cartoon in ‘Moomin Move’

Location-based AR game Moomin Move based on the Finish children's cartoon is now available worldwide with its latest update, that also introduces more multiplayer functions.

Moomin Move is now available worldwide with its latest update, that also introduces more multiplayer functions. — Tribered

‘Fortnite’ scores NFL partnership with deal for virtual jerseys

Fortnite players will soon be able to buy virtual jerseys based on their favourite American National Football League teams in a limited-time partnership with the videogame’s maker.

Soon you'll be able to buy virtual NFL jerseys for your Fortnite avatar. — NFL Communications/Epic Games

Epic Games is working on controller support for Fortnite mobile

Epic Games is working to enable controller support on the iOS and Android versions of its hugely popular battle royale game Fortnite.

Epic Games is hoping to enable controller support for the mobile version of Fortnite. — KHOR SOW YEE/The Star

‘Fortnite’ scams rampant on social media, YouTube: report

Fortnite free V-Bucks scams are targeting its massive player base across social media and malicious web domains, according to a report released by ZeroFOX.

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. — Reuters

‘Halo’ TV series to star Master Chief, Dr Halsey

Casting notices out for a Halo TV series based on the sci-fi videogame franchise indicate the show will revolve around central character Master Chief, military training program head Catherine Halsey, and what appears to be a new character named Jenny.

Master Chief is usually shown in a full suit of armor, as in this illustration for 'Halo 4'. — Microsoft Studios

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ earns record-breaking US$725mil opening weekend

Red Dead Redemption 2 broke records in its first three days on sale, pulling in more than US$725mil (RM3.03bil) in worldwide retail sales and achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, developer Rockstar Games announced.

Pokémon Go a no go on iOS 9

Niantic will be ending support for Pokémon Go on Apple devices using iOS 9, from Nov 12.

Niantic warns that devices on iOS 9 – which was introduced in 2015 – will no longer be able to access Pokémon Go after Nov 12. — EPA

Something worrying you? Play Tetris, researchers say

The next time you find yourself biting your nails with anxiety, play a game of Tetris or the like. New research shows that the classic game's achievable goals will not only help make time pass, but reduce any negative emotions.

The next time you find yourself biting your nails with anxiety, play a game of Tetris or the like. New research shows that the classic game's achievable goals will not only help make time pass, but reduce any negative emotions. — dpa

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