No Xbox Game Pass on other consoles
Looks like Microsoft will not be bringing the Xbox Game Pass subscription service to Sony or Nintendo consoles.
“The thing about other gaming console platforms is we’re not able to bring a full Xbox experience on those platforms,” said Phil Spencer in a GameStar interview. Microsoft have talked about their long-term goal of making Xbox Game Pass available on all platforms, but that won’t happen any time soon.
All or nothing: “The other competitive platforms really aren’t interested in having a full Xbox experience on their hardware. But for us, we want to be where gamers want to be and that’s the path that we’re on,” he continued.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, neither Nintendo nor Sony are interested in allowing Microsoft’s Xbox services on their platforms – or maybe they just can’t offer an Xbox enough experience. Who knows?
xCloud future: The old plans might even be jettisoned, since Microsoft is merging Xbox Game Pass with Project xCloud in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Microsoft wants to offer a Netflix for games, meaning a library of content that subscribers can freely stream or download.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which Assassin’s Creed lead shares their voice actor with a blue hedgehog?
- Ezio Auditore da Firenze
- Altaïr ibn-La’Ahad
- Arno Victor Dorian
- Jacob Frye
Shadowrun let you cheat using a flickering streetlight and a matchbox
The 1993 SNES RPG Shadowrun had a special cheat room that was only discovered thanks to an interview with one of the developers over 20 years after release. You can access the debug room just after the game starts.
After waking up in the morgue, you can find a flickering street light just outside. If you examine a matchbox four times while standing under it, you will be transported to the debug room.
There you’ll find upgrades and doorways that warp you to any level. Oh, and there’s another easter egg that involves dancing around a certain street light. Can you find it?
Pokemon News and Events
New Pokémon Café Mix stages while Pokémon Rumble Rush goes dark
Fresh content is out for Pokémon Café Mix, but today is the last day on earth for 2019 mobile game Pokémon Rumble Rush.
Pokémon Rumble Rush
- Servers are disconnected, it is no longer possible to log in and play
Pokémon Café Mix
- New stages, gimmicks and offerings
- New Pokémon like Bellossom and Exeggutor appear
Pokkén Tournament DX
- Free Pokkén Tournament DX trial for for Japanese Switch Online subscribers
- Play for free between July 27th and August 2nd
- 30% discount between July 27th and August 9th
- Pokémon Go Fest 2020 details
- Virtual Team Lounges featuring unique content
- Event live streaming at 21.00 UTC on July 24th
- Pikachu Visor in TikTok app for a limited time