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Games to ‘Stream and Upload’ on Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass [Jan. 25-31]
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Games to ‘Stream and Upload’ on Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass [Jan. 25-31]

Last week, we introduced a new weekly series tentatively titled 'Stream' n Load ', a kind of video game-centric add-on to our ongoing' Streaming in Canada 'column. In case you missed it, Stream n 'Load will go over new games to hit game subscription services every week, like Xbox Game Pass, Google Stadia, PlayStation Now, and PlayStation Plus. We will also highlight any Canadian titles where relevant. Google Stadia Madden NFL 21 Developer: EA SharkEditor: EAGender: sportsPrice: $ 79.99Metacritical: 63 percent (PS4 version)Stadia release date: January 28, 2021 EA's latest soccer game is out now on Stadia. Stadia Pro users can play the game for free from January 28 to February 1. The game can also be purchased half-price on Stadia until February 10. The gods will fall, Phoenix Poin...
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Microsoft says Xbox Series X, S supply will remain limited due to ‘significant demand’

In the immediate aftermath of Microsoft's quarterly earnings report, the company confirmed that its Xbox Series X and Series S consoles would remain in short supply. Microsoft CFO Amy Hood explained during a quarterly earnings call that there was still "significant demand" for the consoles. That should come as no surprise: demand for Microsoft's new Xbox consoles, as well as Sony's PlayStation 5, has been high since the gaming devices were released in November 2020. Polygon notes that the ongoing pandemic has affected this by changing the way people buy consoles. Since buyers primarily buy consoles online, some have had to compete with retail bots that buy stocks quickly. Retailers have been steadily releasing stocks in small ba...
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Xbox Game Pass subscribers grow to 18 million

Microsoft has announced strong growth for its Xbox Game Pass service, with a subscriber count of 18 million, according to its latest earnings call. As reported by Eurogamer, Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass has seen an increase in subscribers, adding a total of three million additional users who signed up for its Netflix-style games catalog. In September 2020, Microsoft revealed that 15 million subscribers easily signed up and took advantage of the growing line. Additionally, in April of last year, 11 million subscribed to the service were reported. Microsoft has been taking aggressive steps to help grow the service, including partnering with publishers and acquiring studios to develop the games portfolio. This includes the addition of EA Play, which gives access to games publishe...
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Microsoft Reports Second Quarter Sales of $ 43 Billion Thanks to Growth in Azure and Xbox

Microsoft shares rose after trading hours after the company reported more than $ 43 billion (about $ 55 billion Canadian) in sales and more than $ 15 billion US dollars (approximately $ 19.07 billion Canadian dollars) in profit from your vacation quarter. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant reported its second-quarter taxable profit on January 26, which broke several records for the company. The $ 43 billion in quarterly sales is the first time, and the company's stock reached a closing high of $ 232.33 (about $ 295.30 CAD). Microsoft's sales earnings beat expectations by approximately $ 3 billion. Last quarter, the company posted sales of $ 36.9 billion. Azure is generating the most excitement among analysts, as Micro...
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The cost of Xbox Live Gold is increasing

Microsoft has announced that it is increasing the cost of Xbox Live Gold. One-month Gold memberships are increasing by $ 1 USD (about $ 1.27 CAD) and the price of a three-month membership is increasing by $ 5 USD (approximately $ 6.34 CAD). The company says that if you are already a member of Xbox Live Gold online for 12 or six months, the cost of the online gaming service will not change. However, if you choose to renew your membership at the end of your subscription period, you will renew it at the current increased price. MobileSyrup Microsoft Canada has been contacted for more information on one-month, three-month, and 12-month subscription costs in Canada. This story will be updated with additional information as it becomes ...
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Here are the free games coming to Xbox Games with Gold in February 2021

Every month, Microsoft offers four Xbox games at no additional cost to those subscribing to its Xbox Live Gold service. However, in February 2021, the company will offer five titles as part of its Games with Gold program. Here are the games: Gears 5 (normally $ 49.99 CAD) - Available February 1 - 28 [also on Xbox Game Pass] Demonic resident (normally $ 25.99) - Available February 1 - 28 Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition (normally $ 14.99) - Available February 16 - March 15 Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (Typically $ 9.99) - Available Feb 1-15 (Original Xbox game playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility) Lost planet 2 (normally $ 19.99) - Available February 16-28 (Xbox 360 game playable on Xbox One via backward compati...
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What’s new in Xbox Game Pass for console, PC, and Android late January 2021

Every month, Xbox adds new games to its Xbox Game Pass service on Xbox, PC, and Android consoles. These are typically rolled out in two waves, and now Xbox has introduced the second batch of new titles for January: Control (PC) - January 21 Desperados III (Android, console and PC) - January 21 Donut County (Android, console and PC) - January 21 Outer Wilds (Android) - January 21 Cyber ​​Shadow (Android, console and PC) - January 26 The Medium (Xbox Series X | S and PC) - January 28 [day one launch] Yakuza Remastered Collection (Android, Console and PC) - January 28 [includes Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered and Yakuza 5 Remastered] Additionally, Xbox has revealed a new gaming benefit for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers: ...
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Xbox shows off the most Canadian-themed controller ever made

I don't really understand why denim is the "Canadian tuxedo", but whatever. Anyway, a recent tweet from Xbox Canada shows a denim-adorned Xbox controller, making it the most Canadian controller of all time. The "Canadian Tuxedo" is now a 3-piece suit.👖🎮🇨🇦This Canadian Tuxedo controller is one of a kind, but please let us know which one would be your Canadian-themed dream controller. We could do it ... - Xbox Canada (@XboxCanada) January 15, 2021 It has belt loops, small pockets and denim throughout. Honestly, it's great if you ask me. And what's even better are some of the responses to the tweet. I guess you can say that making great controllers is in our jeans. - Xbox Canada (@XboxCanada) January ...
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Otterbox diversifies into gaming with Xbox accessories line

Smartphone accessory maker Otterbox is expanding its product offering with a new line of gaming gear. Specifically, the 'Otterbox Gaming' portfolio is designed for Xbox as part of Microsoft's cloud gaming initiatives (formerly known as 'xCloud'). With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gamers can stream over a hundred titles to their Android devices, and Otterbox accessories are specifically designed with that in mind. The first of these is an adjustable 'Mobile Gaming Clip' that can connect virtually any smartphone to your Xbox Wireless Controller and Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller. It can also be connected to Otterbox's Easy Grip Controller Case, another new accessory that allows you to add Otterbox's signature rubber rugged case...
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Xbox introduces new red and white Canadian flag style controller

Microsoft has revealed a new 'Pulse Red' Xbox wireless controller that will launch in Canada on February 9. Priced at $ 74.99 CAD, the controller features an all-red top case and a white rear case which, when combined, give the controller a decidedly Canadian look. On top of that, the 'Pulse Red' gamepad is part of Microsoft's new line of Xbox controllers that was introduced with the Xbox Series X and S Last Holiday. This means that the Pulse Red controller features several improvements over the original Xbox One controller, including a dedicated 'Share' button, an updated D-pad, and textured grips on the handles and triggers. Like the other new Xbox wireless controllers, the Pulse Red gamepad is compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Ser...
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Microsoft executives once laughed at a room after trying to buy Nintendo

For nearly two decades, there have been three major console hardware manufacturers: Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox. However, there is a world where there may be only two major console makers if former Microsoft executives had their way. Talking to Bloomberg As part of a larger oral history of the creation of the Xbox, Kevin Bachus, Microsoft's former director of third-party relations, revealed that prior to the launch of the Xbox in 2001, the company had tried without success to acquire Nintendo. "Steve [Ballmer, Microsoft’s former CEO] he made us go meet with Nintendo to see if they would consider being acquired, "said Bachus. “They just laughed out loud. Like, imagine an hour when someone laughs at you. That's how that meeting was. " Bachus also revealed that Microsoft had mee...
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Xbox ‘Last Chance’ Sale Offers Up To 80 Percent Off Over 100 Games

Xbox is currently running a 'Last Chance' sale to give gamers one more chance to take advantage of the holiday deals. See below some of the more notable offers: Borderlands 3 - $ 26.39 (normally $ 79.99)The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope & Man of Medan Bundle - $ 38.99 (normally $ 64.99)the devil may cry 5 - $ 27.99 (normally $ 34.99)Hitman 2 - $ 15.99 (normally $ 79.99)Marvel Avengers - $ 39.99 (normally $ 79.99)NBA 2K21 - $ 39.99 (normally $ 79.99)PGA Tour 2K21 - $ 39.99 (normally $ 79.99)Team Sonic Racing - $ 25.99 (normally $ 39.99) You can find the full list of offers here. Last Chance sale ends January 11. Image Credit: Square enix Facebook Twitter Google+ Linkedin Reddit