Last month, EA announced it would be consolidating its EA Access and Origin Access subscription services and rebranding them as EA Play, and the publisher now says its Origin desktop launcher is getting a new name and overhaul as part of its rebranding push too. … [Read more...] about EA ditching Origin name with new EA Desktop app as part of ongoing rebranding efforts
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Microsoft previously ended its iOS preview for xCloud, and explained it had no plans to bring the service to Apple's devices. The company said it is "committed to finding a path to bring cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to the iOS platform," but that Apple's policies were standing in the way. As of now, xCloud is only planned to release on Android devices. … [Read more...] about Apple Changes App Store Rules To Allow xCloud, Microsoft Calls It A “Bad Experience”
Robin Valentine: I'd be really torn. PlayStation has so many great exclusives, and even comfortable VR in this dark new world where PC headsets have disappeared. Xbox doesn't really have any exclusives I'm into, but it does have GamePass, which is such a ridiculously good deal these days that I think it has to be a huge factor in your console choice. And then there's the Switch—to my mind it doesn't have the most impressive library of games out there, especially with how wonky some of the ports are, but in terms of the hardware itself it's probably my favourite console ever, and at this point I'd be loathe to give up that easy access to gaming on the go. … [Read more...] about If you could only play console games, which console would you choose?
Begin by playing as normal, keeping your holdings under the limit for the time being. This way, you’ll get 100% of your domain holdings’ output at first. Do this until you have 10 times the number of counties in your realm as you have in direct holdings. Basically, start as you usually would – expanding and not being too rash. Set up your religion. You can set up a new denomination of your faith and choose the tenets under which you run it. You want to have the Clerical Tradition switched to Lay Clergy, as then you’ll be able to hold temples directly rather than through the church, giving you extra gold and piety. You’ll also want to switch Religious Attitude to Pluralist. Increase your control gain. Since you’re taking over a massive amount of the world, you’ll want to do as much as you can to avoid annoying your subjects. If you have some Renown, unlock the first two dynasty legacies in the ‘Law’ path, as these give you extra … [Read more...] about Crusader Kings 3 North Korea strategy – how to directly control your entire realm
"Although Epic portrays itself as a modern corporate Robin Hood, in reality it is a multi-billion dollar enterprise that simply wants to pay nothing for the tremendous value it derives from the App Store," the suit opens. "Epic’s demands for special treatment and cries of 'retaliation' cannot be reconciled with its flagrant breach of contract and its own business practices, as it rakes in billions by taking commissions on game developers’ sales and charging consumers up to $99.99 for bundles of 'V-Bucks'." … [Read more...] about Apple fires back at Epic with countersuit that demands punitive damages