This week in Microsoft news, there are new Windows 11 builds for Beta and Dev channels, security patches and zero-day bugs, Halo Infinite's next multiplayer preview news, and much more.
Build released to Dev channel fixes underlying issues with Start menu
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Touting it as the last opportunity for players of all platforms to play together, Fortnite just announced the #FreeFortnite cup. Non-Apple devices and gaming hardware will be up for grabs.
The FDA has authorized doctors to prescribe EndeavorRX for children suffering from ADHD in the United States. The video game has exhibited efficacy in reducing the impairments linked to the disorder.
Following the suspension of prominent sporting events worldwide, Porsche Motorsport is also going virtual and will be broadcasting the entire Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition 2020 live.
Following a spate of rockets flying over the map and a big meteor shower, a huge asteroid has struck the world of Fortnite and engulfed everything into a black hole rendering the game unplayable.
Popular anime title One Punch Man has been adapted into a game by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The fighting game features 3v3 battles and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The open source kart racing game, SuperTuxKart, has finally seen its 1.0 release after 12 years of development. The update's main feature is the ability to play against others online.
A few months back, Bethesda sued Warner Bros. claiming that the latter's Westworld game on mobile used assets from Fallout Shelter. Although the two reached a settlement, Westworld is shutting down.
Fans of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World can look forward to an immersive new augmented-reality game arriving sometime next year, created by Niantic hand in hand with Warner Brothers.
It appears that someone at Google hid a full text-based adventure game in google.com without anyone knowing about it until now. The game can be accessed by using a particular search query.
Mike Ybarra has responded to a recent statement made by Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida about the lack of cross-play support on the PS4, saying the company still does not listen to gamers.
PUBG Corp. announced the official launch of PUBG on Xbox One today as the online multiplayer battle royale game finally exits the Xbox Game Preview stage. It comes with a new map and more content.
In addition to a set of new Xbox One accessories, Microsoft has also announced new Xbox One bundles at this year's Gamescom event including the Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Fallout 76 bundles.
The "Fix PUBG" campaign is meant to help address issues concerning PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds over the next three months. The fixes and improvements will be shared via the campaign's portal.
After Bethesda announced last month that Fallout 76 will arrive in October for PC players via Bethesda.net for the beta and launch stages, the company now said the game won't launch on Steam.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has received a 60% discount on the Microsoft Store, bringing the game's price to just $12 from its regular price of $29.99. It's not clear when the discount ends.
Steam announces the rollout of the Popular Upcoming tab, which contains a list of upcoming game releases tailored according to the users' interest. The new tab is now live on Steam's front page.
Devolver Digital has revealed on Twitter that the action-adventure game Broforce is "en route" to the Nintendo Switch, though the game's publisher did not disclose any specific release date.
Marvel Powers United VR, a first-person co-op action game developed by Sanzaru Games, can now be pre-ordered from the Oculus Store, with Black Panther introduced as the eighth playable character.
With today's highlighted deal, you can save a few bucks off the InnerSpace game. Explore an ancient, immersive world in this player-driven game and explore the Inverse in player-driven moments.
Mozilla has addressed the Mr. Robot game, again, which it deployed in some users' browsers without consent. It has set out some guidelines to ensure this sort of gaffe never happens again.
Niantic and the Chinese firm NetEase have struck a partnership which will allow games such as Pokémon Go and Ingress to come to China sometime in the future. No launch date has been announced.
The World Health Organisation has for the first time listed gaming addiction as a disorder. It'll be added to the International Classification of Diseases manual due to be published this year.
If you're pining to get your hands on the latest installment of the blockbuster FIFA game, it might just be your lucky day, as UK gaming outlet announced a promotion where you can get a free copy.
A new store listing for an unannounced project has fans of both Bethesda and Game of Thrones speculating on the possibility of a game based on the books of George R.R Martin making an appearance.
Popular tactical stealth game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun has made the jump to consoles from the PC. The title offers five playable classes, artistic environments, and 25 hours of campaign.
Max Payne is a cult-classic game that introduced some great gunplay mechanics, such as "bullet time", an intriguing story of revenge, and neo-noir art style, which have all stood the test of time.
When it comes to 4K, it's pretty hard to quantify what it actually means if you can't see it first hand, so Turn10 have given us one of the clearest examples of what 4K assets will do in Forza 7.
The first episode of Telltale Games' Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two finally made its way to gamers last week. Is it better than its predecessors? Find out in our full review of the game!
WWE 2K18 has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch. The title promises feature parity with the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One along with the same pre-order bonus, which is Kurt Angle.
If you ever wanted to experience a simulated time of working at the office, now you can. A new game by design professor Pippin Barr is available to play for free right in your browser.
343 Industries, the developer behind the massive Halo franchise, tweeted out a mysterious message regarding the game, with more announcements to follow. Could a new announcement be coming?
It appears that Death Stranding won't be shown off at E3 2017. The project, spearheaded by veteran game designer Hideo Kojima, was shown off at E3 last year, but details on it remain scarce.
EA has officially announced FIFA 18 for consoles and the PC. However, it does note that the Nintendo Switch version won't be powered by the Frostbite engine, and will not feature a major game mode.
Disney has announced that Star Wars: Commander is being removed from the Windows Store in order to focus resources elsewhere. Support for other platforms, including Android and iOS, will continue.
Everspace, a shooter set in a procedurally-generated universe has exited the Game Preview program and is now available on Windows 10 and Xbox One with over 500 changes compared to its initial release.
Netflix has announced that a TV show based on the popular 'The Witcher' franchise is being developed. It will stay true to the source material and themes of the books that the games are based on .
343 Industries has confirmed that Halo 6 won't be shown off at E3 2017. However, the developer has hinted that it'll have "a little something" packed instead for the biggest gaming event of the year.
Psychological horror game Alan Wake, its associated DLC, and Alan Wake's American Nightmare have been discounted by 90% on digital stores ahead of the original game's removal after the weekend.
Minecraft has made its way to the Nintendo Switch, bringing an exclusive "Super Mario Mash-Up Pack", extra worlds, and skin packs, among other things. The title runs at 720p with 60fps.