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Less than a year after Razer brought their inaugural phone to Australia, a second one is on the way. The company officially unveiled it in a keynote livestream earlier this afternoon, and having spent some time with the phone under embargo earlier this week, it's safe to say the new Razer Phone might be the most improved device of 2018.

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Last month, the Internet Archive added a Commodore 64 emulator to its ever-growing library of historical software, effectively bringing the retro computer/game console to the public domain. Like the Internet Archive’s libraries of MS-DOS and Apple II programs, every program they’ve archived is now available on the site and playable in your browser.

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It's no secret that the top Twitch streamers, such as Ninja and Shroud, make bank from playing video games and broadcasting their antics. What remains a mystery is how much they're making. Yesterday, popular Hearthstone streamer Disguised Toast decided to pull back the curtain by not only showing his average income, but using his figures to extrapolate the earnings of other top streamers.

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Rumours of Google’s entry into the game-streaming space have circulated for ages, but today those rumours were finally confirmed when the company announced it will be teaming up with game publishers for its newly announced Project Stream service. Project Stream will allow users to play fully-fledged console and PC games through their Chrome browser without the need for a gaming PC or console hardware, all thanks to the cloud.

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The online videogame Fortnite Battle Royale was launched just a year ago in September 2017. Since then the game had amassed 125 million active players by June and made US$1.2 billion (A$1.6 billion) for the developer, Epic Games. It has also been linked to 200 divorces and a case of aggravated harassment where a 45-year-old man threatened to kill an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the game.

Love it or hate it, the question begs: How has Epic Games created a game with such enormous social, economic and psychological impact?

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Nintendo Switch Online went live last week, marking the first time the Japanese gaming giant has asked its customers to pay a subscription fee to play with and against others over the internet. Like similar services from PlayStation and Xbox, there are a number of benefits to signing up, but is it worth the price of admission?

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For those of us who couldn't travel around the globe to get to Gamescom, Europe's biggest gaming convention, a way to still feel involved is to watch the action-packed trailers that have dropped as part of the event.

Here's every trailer from Gamescom 2018 (so far).

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In 1993, the world's biggest pop star (Michael Jackson) agreed to produce music for the world's biggest video game franchise (Sonic The Hedgehog - come at me, Mario fans!) It was a magical melding of two cultural icons; akin to Fred Astaire meeting Jerry the mouse.

Or at least, it would have been, if Sega hadn't permanently scrubbed Michael's involvement from the record books. Today I discovered what happened.

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If you play pinball the amateur way, only trying to keep the ball from falling off the board, then you might think it’s a random game that gets boring after a few plays. But if you play it how the pros play it — even if you’re really bad at it — you’ll have a lot more fun.

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Last week, Epic Games announced it was bringing Fortnite to Android, making it first available exclusively for Samsung users. That exclusivity was only supposed to last for "a few days" and it looks like now the beta is starting to open up for non-Samsung users as well.

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The Fortnite Beta For Android dropped in this weekend which meant that you could shoot dudes and build forts on your phone. That is, you could do those things if you had fairly recent a Samsung Galaxy phone. Everyone else had to patiently wait - or play Fortnite on a different platform.

Luckily the exclusivity period is about to expire and people with a range of Android phones will be able to download, and play, Fortnite Beta for Android. Here's the full list.

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You’re excited for a new HBO show, but the trailers look pretty violent. You can stand some fighting, but you really hate torture scenes. Or you hate puke shots. Or you need to avoid strobe effects. Or your actual dog just died, and you’d rather not be reminded by a movie. Look up the title on Does the Dog Die?, a site that collects warnings about anxiety triggers and unpleasant elements in over 6000 movies, TV, books and video games.

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It's that time of year again where Steam compels you to add to your pile of shame with a bunch of amazing game sales. You'll probably only play half of them and might not finish any - but who cares? There are GAME BARGAINS to be had with over 90 PER CENT OFF! Here are some of the highlights.