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There might finally be a reason to buy a Surface Duo — if you’re big into Xbox cloud gaming

There might finally be a reason to buy a Surface Duo — if you’re big into Xbox cloud gaming

Admit it, Nintendo fans: when Microsoft revealed its first official Android-powered smartphone, all you saw was a $1400 Nintendo DS Pro. With its newfound focus on streaming games in the Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft is reevaluating how it approaches them on the Surface Duo. With the latest version of the Android app, controls on the Duo can be entirely assigned to one screen in your hand, leaving the second screen free for gameplay.

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Act fast: Claim 3 free months of Stadia Pro, no purchase necessary

Act fast: Claim 3 free months of Stadia Pro, no purchase necessary

If you've been meaning to try the pro tier of Google's streaming games platform, then you have some quick work to do to try it for free. Lenovo is offering anyone three months of Stadia Pro for free, if you sign up to its Legion Gaming community. You'll also have to jump through a few other hoops, but we've confirmed that it's working for new users in the US, at the very least.

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You don't need a controller to play these Xbox Game Pass titles from your phone

You don't need a controller to play these Xbox Game Pass titles from your phone

Microsoft is betting big on Game Pass as the next-gen console war heats up, and on the mobile streaming front, it's winning. Streaming games to Android via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate has proven a popular (and free!) addition to the subscription service. But having a big library of games to play on the go doesn't help if you don't have a controller handy.

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Google doesn't want to kill Stadia, just Stadia as we know it

Google doesn't want to kill Stadia, just Stadia as we know it

Yesterday's Stadia news has some fearing for the future of the platform. While the company hasn't announced that it's killing Stadia itself, some wonder if this step away from first-party games could be the beginning of the end. But it's the licensing news that's the most important detail: Google is opening itself up to a pivot that could be an incredibly smart move. In the long run, Stadia's original business model may have been doomed to fail.

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Apple establishes ridiculous requirements for Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming on iOS

Apple establishes ridiculous requirements for Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming on iOS

Apple's draconian App Store policies have been criticized time and time again, and most recently, they led to a lawsuit by Epic Games. The company also recently blocked game streaming services like Google Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming from entering the App Store. Apple has now updated its policies to allow game streaming services, but only if they go through many hoops.

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New Stadia Pro deals include big discounts on Metro Exodus and The Division 2

New Stadia Pro deals include big discounts on Metro Exodus and The Division 2

If you're already streaming games with Stadia Pro, there's some good news: a whole new batch of games have come on sale. And if you're a new member, there's even better news: all the other games that went on sale in the past two weeks are still on sale.

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Report: Amazon's working on a Stadia competitor, but it might be delayed due to coronavirus

Report: Amazon's working on a Stadia competitor, but it might be delayed due to coronavirus

The New York Times reports that Amazon will follow in Stadia's footsteps with its own cloud gaming service, currently code-named Project Tempo. Details are sparse, but Amazon's general plans were confirmed just earlier today, with the service expected to launch this year — though coronavirus could push it back.

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See Overwatch running on a Nintendo Switch - courtesy of Android

See Overwatch running on a Nintendo Switch - courtesy of Android

Earlier this year, a handful of enterprising developers were able to boot Android Q on the Nintendo Switch, though it was pretty rough at the time. In the intervening months, they've made quite a lot of progress, and a new @switchroot_org Twitter account was started yesterday to show off the group's achievements, which include rigging Nintendo's console to play Overwatch via Nvidia's GameStream.

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Project Stream is over, testers hold their breath for promised freebie

Project Stream is over, testers hold their breath for promised freebie

Google's Project Stream "test" is over. The experimental service, which streamed Assassin's Creed Odyssey to volunteers in a handful of US markets, was slated to end on January 15th. Participants who played for at least one hour should be getting a free PC copy of the game, plus a handful of helix credits, though they don't appear to have been distributed just yet.

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Get a free copy of Assassin's Creed Odyssey for PC via Google's Project Stream [US only]

Get a free copy of Assassin's Creed Odyssey for PC via Google's Project Stream [US only]

If you didn't have a chance to finish Assassin's Creed Odyssey playing it on Google's Project Stream, Ubisoft has decided not to let a little thing like ownership interfere with your experience. Anyone who plays the game on Google's game streaming service for at least an hour between now and January 15th (the end of the test), will get a free PC copy via Ubisoft's Uplay service, plus 1,000 helix credits for all Project Stream participants.

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