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    Twitter Advising All Users to Change Their Passwords After Discovering Security Flaw

    If you use Twitter regularly, you may want to go and change your password right now, especially if it's one that you use on other sites. In an unsurprising turn of events, Twitter has "found a bug" in its system that apparently stored user passwords unmasked. That means, essentially, your...
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    Finally, Xbox One Users Can Share Clips Directly to Twitter with April Xbox Update

    April's massive Xbox One update is coming in the next few days, and it's bringing several new features with it. If you're an Xbox One diehard, there's one feature you'll definitely be excited to hear about: You'll be able to share gameplay clips directly to Twitter moving forward, as Microsoft...
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    UK Users Get 3 Free Months of PS Plus With 1-Year Membership

    Why pay full price when you don’t need to? Shacknews readers who happen to reside in the UK can take advantage of a new offer from Amazon UK that nets you an additional 3 months of PS Plus service when you buy a 12-month subscription. Amazon will e-mail you the redemption code after...
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    New Microsoft and Discord Collaboration Connects Xbox Live Users Across Both Platforms

    Still jumping around from Xbox Live to Discord while you're playing games? Microsoft wants to put an end to all that with a new collaboration between Xbox and Discord coming soon. As both companies come together to offer another option for players to keep the lines of communication open, you'll...
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    Live Action Far Cry 5 Prequel Now Available For Amazon Prime Users

    Hot on the heels of the incredibly dramatic live-action teaser for Far Cry 5, a new marketing tool has entered the fray. Ubisoft has produced a short film, called Inside Eden’s Gate, exclusively available on Amazon Prime that serves as the prequel to the upcoming game and it's available...
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    Xbox Live Down With Users Receiving Error Code 0x87dd0006

    Xbox Live has hit a snag this evening with users around the globe receiving the error code 0x87dd0006 upon trying to sign-in to Microsoft’s online service. The Xbox Support Twitter has been quick to jump on the outage, reassuring users that the “right teams” are currently...
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    Defunct Miiverse Posts Archived by Team of Users

    Back in November, Nintendo users bid farewell to Miiverse, the social media network that ran across Nintendo's Wii U console. But with the Nintendo Switch taking off in ways that the Wii U could never dream of, the time came to discontinue the Miiverse service. But while the social network went...
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    Monster Hunter: World Beta Open to All PlayStation 4 Users Next Week

    Perhaps there are people out there that missed last week's Monster Hunter: World online beta, which was open exclusively to PlayStation Plus members. If that's the case (and even if it isn't), then another opportunity to jump back into this world is about to open up. Sharpen your Hammers! The...
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    Patreon Drops Service Fee, Apologizes To Users

    Competition between content creator platforms is growing thicker daily and any misstep could be costly as platforms try their best to stand out. Patreon made an interesting decision to remove processing fees from a creator's monthly funds and incur it upon patrons, but some argued that this new...
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    Are Digital Steam Cards Locking Users Out of The Marketplace?

    This week, Valve expanded the gift aspect of their Steam marketplace with digital gift cards. The digital currency is available in the same increments as the physical gift cards and allows users to send their friends funds directly to their Steam wallets. The rollout of this new feature isn't...
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    Fortnite's Free-To-Play Battle Royale Mode Hits 525k Concurrent Users

    The full Fortnite package has brought in over 7 million players since entering early access, but all eyes are on the Battle Royale game mode that has emulated, and agitated the creators of, PUBG. Via Twitter, the Fornite devs shared that Battle Royale is having its own bit of success with...
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    Modojo Rewind: New Tech And Big Reveals For Android Users

    While Modojo battled away at the flood of incoming news this week, Google took to the stage to reinforce Android's place in the modern mobile market. Not only did the company announce a host of new products, including two powerful new devices backed by the power of Android, it also revealed new...
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    Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition Adds Features, Free to All Current Users

    While Street Fighter V has its early adopters, there are a chunk of folks that have not picked up the latest iteration of the franchise. Capcom realizes those people might have some catching up to do, so the publisher announced Thursday morning that it would release Street Fighter V: Arcade...
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    PUBG Cracks One Million Concurrent Users on Steam

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG for short) keeps breaking internal records, and showing other developers how it’s done in the process. Today, the game’s understandably enthusiastic publisher reports the title had 1,018,540 players going at each other all at once, the first...
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    Counter-Strike Goes Free-to-Play to Verified Users in China

    Perfect World, Valve‘s Chinese Counter-Strike partner, has made the game free-to-play for all verified users, per a report from Dot Esports. Users who verify their Perfect World accounts will be able to access exclusive multiplayer matchmaking. This could do well to push the game’s popularity in...
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    PUBG Surpasses 600K Concurrent Steam Users, Moves 7 Million Units

    Bluehole Studio has gotta be burned out celebrating, as every few days it seems PUBG crosses another milestone. Reported by Gamespot, Bluehole can pop yet another bottle of champagne as the game has surpassed 600,000 concurrent users and moved seven million copies of the battle royale shooter...
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    Early Access Console Users Please Read! (How to report a bug)

    If you are a part of Early Access and would like to post in the forums, and we hope you do, you will need to link your console accounts to your Epic Games account. To do that, hover over your user name in the top right of the forum and choose "Account". Once there, click on "Connected Accounts"...
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    Steam Hits 14 Million Concurrent Users For the First Time

    According to SteamDB, on January 7 there were over 14,207,039 gamers running Valve's Steam service at the same time. This is the highest number of concurrent players on Steam ever, and it shows that more and more users are adopting PC as a gaming platform. Steam has just hit a new record of...
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    PSN is down for 'some users,' Sony is investigating causes

    After several users complained about being unable to log on to PlayStation Network, Sony sent out a tweet confirming that the network and select services are experiencing technical difficulties across all PlayStation platforms. "We're aware that some users are experiencing issues logging into...
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    More than double the amount of users played Battlefield 1 compared to Battlefield 4, according to EA

    During a sales report earlier today, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson announced that sales of Battlefield 1 carried the company to a strong quarter (via GameSpot). While the report concerned quarterly results from July through September, Wilson did touch on Battlefield 1, which launched on...
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    Cyber Danganronpa VR judges PlayStation VR users today

    Sony launched its PlayStation VR today, which we’re currently in the middle of reviewing, and while there are a host of new games to take advantage of the new hardware, we couldn’t help but find ourselves excited to see Cyber Danganronpa VR: The Class Trial release just in time to...
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    Pokemon Go had 10x more users at launch than the expected 'worst case scenario'

    Remember all the initial server issues that plagued Pokemon Go's launch back in July? We sort of assumed it was because of the huge number of players trying to catch their favorite little beasties, but the scope of the server crush is only coming to light now. In a blog post explaining the...
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    Pokemon Go sheds 15 million daily users in one month

    According to data compiled by Axiom Capital Management and published by Bloomberg, more than 15 million active daily users have retired their Pokeballs. Axiom Capital's charts only log activity through August 18, the middle of last week. That means activity could have dropped even more since...
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    Twitch acquires Curse, adding another 30 million users to its streaming platforms

    Twitch formally announced its agreement to acquire Curse and its suite of gaming products and technologies such as Curse Voice and Curse Client. Evan Freitas, marketing communications manager for Twitch, published a blog explaining some of the motivation behind the decision. "We’ve long...
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    Oculus removes DRM block on Vive users of its Rift exclusives

    Oculus has made a point in the past of protecting its Rift exclusive games from Vive users, even going so far as to add an update that had games check for Rift hardware before being playable. In a surprise move, the company has now reversed its position. "We continually revise our entitlement...