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Good ol' Tetris comes back officially to the Play Store, simpler and better than ever

Shortly after the disappearance of EA's Tetris titles on the Play Store, the new mobile Tetris license holder N3twork has published a classic alternative. In contrast to its Tetris Royale that adds a 100-player mode and daily challenges to the classic game, the brand-new Tetris is as barebones as it gets.

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All the games on Google Stadia (Update: Cyberpunk 2077 delayed)

Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, begins trialing on November 19 — you'll need to buy a $130 Founder's Edition kit to get access — and is expected to expand to the general audience sometime in 2020. So far, 30 games have been announced for the early roster and we expect more of them to pop up as we go along this year. It can be a little hard to keep track of things, so we've got you covered with a handy list of all the titles that have been announced for Stadia.

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro review: For the few who prioritize mobile gaming over all else

In spite of the fact that smartphones just don't make for great gaming platforms, there's no shortage of gaming-centric phones on the market. Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 Pro is the latest one to hit the market, going toe-to-toe with offerings from ASUS, Razer, and ZTE. The Black Shark 2 Pro certainly looks the part, and at $599 in the US, it offers some great specs for the money. That said, unless you champion the Android video game experience over all else, you're probably better off looking elsewhere.

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Stadia Pro adds Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration and Thumper as free games (Update: Available now)

For all the mixed press Stadia has received since launch in November, the cloud gaming service shows a ton of promise. But the real trial of Google's gaming chops will come when the free Base tier rolls out in 2020. To help the paid Pro side stand out, Google is adding two more free games to the list of perks: Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration and Thumper.

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Achievement unlocked: Stadia finally supports achievements on web and Chromecast

When Google rolled out Stadia Pro in November, it quickly became obvious that the service was still partly a glorified beta. Many features that were promised to be ready at launch only slowly trickled into the platform, like Google Assistant support, Stream Connect, Buddy Pass, and family sharing. Now, Google has announced that achievements are also finally available on Stadia.

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A 5G phone might not cost you a kidney next year, thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 and 765G

Last year, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 700-series SoCs to address a developing market segment that some have called "Premium B" to cope with the ongoing phenomenon of flagship cost runaway. The company later appended an offshoot skew in the 730G for the burgeoning gaming phone sector which presses value and performance to extremes. Today, in the same effective breath it announced the Snapdragon 865 with, the chipmaker has also spoken of the Snapdragon 765 and the 765G, and yes, they're the first in their series to get 5G support.

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Google starts shipping Stadia Premiere Edition, shares new strategy for Stadia news (Updated)

Stadia is having a rather bumpy start, but Google is trying to make up for the problems by improving communication with customers. When the company took to Reddit to announce that Stadia Premiere Edition boxes and codes have started shipping, it also shared that it wants to experiment with daily updates on new features and enhancements going forward.

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Assistant button now active on the Google Stadia controller

Though it had a rocky launch, Google is beginning to gain its footing with Stadia and is now adding some functionality that had been previously promised but missing. The Google Assistant button on the controller had until now been inactive, displaying only a coming soon message on your screen upon being pushed. Today that's finally going to change, as Google activates Stadia's Assistant button.

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Stadia Buddy Pass is rolling out, giving a friend of yours 3 months of free Pro service

Google's Stadia release seems rushed, as many advertised features like family sharing, a UI for achievements, and the ability to use existing Chromecast Ultras for game streaming are still missing. At least the company is keeping one promise it had made to appease customers during the hectic launch: Buddy Passes are currently rolling out to people who purchased the Stadia Founder's Edition.

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Google's Stadia suffering from a majorly rushed launch with lots of missing features

Stadia, Google's hotly-anticipated game streaming service, is only six days away from going live. After formally announcing it back in March, the company has been periodically keeping us up-to-date on its features, requirements, and list of launch-day games, trying to cover all the bases. As revealed inside today's Reddit AMA, however, there is a long list of features that will be missing when Stadia launches on the 19th.

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