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How to get access into Microsoft’s Xbox xCloud beta

Published: 10/Aug/2020 22:44

by Brent Koepp

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Microsoft is launching their xCloud service on August 11 with a beta. Here’s how you can get early access to the Xbox streaming service a month before its official launch in September.

As we inch closer to the next-gen, there is still a lot we don’t know about PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Microsoft, however, looks to stand out with its upcoming console’s xCloud feature.

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The streaming service will allow users to play their favorite games portably on Android devices. The beta for the program will go live on August 11, here’s how you can get in on it early.

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xCloud will bring your Xbox games to Android devices.

How to get early access into Xbox xCloud Beta

Microsoft’s xCloud will make its debut on September 15th, however the company is launching a beta of the program starting August 11. Players participating will be able to play titles from Xbox Game Pass on their Android devices.

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To get access to the beta, fans must already be signed up with their Game Pass Ultimate subscription. If you haven’t already, you can join here. Right now, the first 30 days is $1, although it goes up to $14.99 a month after that’s up.

After that, you need to go to the Google Play store and download the xCloud beta app which you can grab right here. Those with Ultimate Game Pass will be able to use the app on beta launch.

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Players can get in on the xCloud beta by downloading the app on Google’s store.

In a statement to popular publication The Verge, a Microft rep stated, “As we approach the launch of cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15, we’re entering a limited beta period to ensure a smooth transition of the cloud gaming experience to the Xbox Game Pass app on Android.”

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It should be said that the beta will have a limited library as it’s a stress test for the feature. When it launches in September, players can expect to a wider variety of options from Game Pass.

You can technically try out the beta for $1 using the first-time sign up deal, although make sure to cancel before the month runs out as the subscription payments will kick in automatically.

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New evidence surfaces suggesting GTA 6 Vice City map leak is real

Published: 15/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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New evidence has been found leading fans to suggest that a leaked map of Vice City, supposedly from GTA VI, is completely legitimate.

If you’re out of the loop, here’s the story so far: in 2018, a random Twitter account ‘9teen8E5’ posted several images claiming to be the map of GTA 6. While these images were forgotten about, a new photo, which surfaced on October 9, lines up perfectly with the previously leaked images of the map.

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Basically, retroactively, the older leak has become more legitimate. But now folks are beginning to look deeper into the 9teen8E5 Twitter account and have spotted new evidence that might be crucial to proving the leaks were real all this time.

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These images surfaced in 2018. Could they be real?

The account only follows one other: VG_Marketing, which, in turn, only follows one other account – as you may have guessed, it’s 9teen8E5.

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This is key because the VG_Marketing account features several photos that suggest it belonged to an insider of sorts, based on pictures of E3 in 2015 and GamesCom.

However, the ‘smoking gun,’ of sorts, comes in the form of a photo of a calendar, which has a caption that reads, “Bored at the office. Burnt out. Looking for a career change.”

Upon further inspection, users have noted spotted what appears to be the Take-Two Interactive logo on top, suggesting  thatwhoever ran the account worked for Take-Two, which owns Rockstar Games – the developer of GTA.

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Could 9teen8E5 have been getting insider info from VG_Marketing or could this have been another account from the same individual?

Furthermore, the final tweet made by VG_Marketing states, “This will be my last tweet. Bye. Maybe I’ll see you in ‘Miami’.”

Of course, Vice City is a stand-in for Miami within the Grand Theft Auto universe, so this could be further confirmation that the next destination in the series is right back where one of its best games was located.

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While this new evidence doesn’t completely prove that the map is legitimate, it’s certainly a major new twist to the mystery that is Grand Theft Auto 6, which, of course, hasn’t even been officially confirmed yet.