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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About Cross-Play With PS4

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Many gamers have dreamed of the ability to bring PS4 and Xbox One gamers together in a cross-play environment and apparently Xbox’s Phil Spencer is open to the idea.

As far as the possibility of it one-day being possible, that’s a different story according to Spencer.

“We talk to Sony all the time. With Minecraft on PlayStation, we have to be one of the biggest games on their platform in terms of sales and gameplay,” Spencer said in an interview with GameSpot at the Brazil Game Show today .

“Same with Nintendo. The relationship with Nintendo on this front has been strong. They’ve been great supporters and we continue to collaborate with them. But I think Sony’s view is different. They should talk about what their view is…”

Spencer was careful not to talk badly of Sony but did say that they were resistant to the idea and said he was unsure if they would ever come around.

“I have a real struggle making comments about their motivation or timelines. I know there is a certain view that says if my friends have this console, they can’t play with people who buy another console. That’s a reason they go buy my console,” he said. “That reason is not going to go away. So we’re putting Minecraft out there as one of the biggest games on any platform and allowing people to play together regardless of what device they bought. I don’t think everybody is taking that same approach to the ecosystem. So I’m never going to call anything a lost cause but I think some of the fundamental reasons and certain scenarios, they’re not really going away. So I don’t know what would change.”

“I think people look at [cross-play] and say is it better for gamers. If it’s better for gamers, I have a hard time thinking why we shouldn’t go do this, especially when you’re trying to make the gaming business a bigger business; grow it, get more games, create more opportunity,” he said. “Especially in the indie space, actually. If you’re creating an online indie game and you’re going to create five [shards] of your game–the Steam version, Xbox Live on PC, Xbox version, the PlayStation version, the Switch version creates hard matchmaking scenarios. We should help developers, not make their lives more difficult.”

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Apple Arcade Officially Launches

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Apple Arcade has officially launched, and with it comes over 50 game titles and one free month of service.

For $4.99 a month you can play over 100 titles completely ad-free.

The service is now up and running on iPhones that run iOS 13, and will soon be heading to iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Apple Arcade Tiles Now Available

  • Agent Intercept
  • Assemble with Care
  • Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree
  • Ballistic Baseball
  • Battlesky Brigade: Harpooner
  • Big Time Sports
  • Bleak Sword
  • Cat Quest 2
  • ChuChu Rocket Universe
  • Cricket Through the Ages
  • Dead End Job
  • Dear Reader
  • Decoherence
  • Dodo Peak
  • Don’t Bug Me!
  • Dread Nautical
  • Exit the Gungeon
  • Explottens
  • Hot Lava
  • Frogger in Toy Town
  • Grindstone
  • Jenny LeClue – Detectivu
  • King’s League 2
  • Kings of the Castle
  • LEGO Brawls
  • Lifeslide
  • Manifold Garden
  • Mini Roadways
  • Mutazione
  • Neo Cab
  • Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
  • Operator 41
  • Over the Alps
  • Overland
  • Pac-Man Party Royale
  • Patterned
  • Possessions
  • Projection: First Light
  • Punch Planet
  • Rayman Mini
  • Red Reign
  • Rosie’s Reality
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens (formerly known as Shantae 5)
  • Shinsekai Into the Depths
  • Skate City
  • Sneaky Sasquatch
  • Sociable Soccer
  • Sonic Racing
  • Spaceland
  • Speed Demons
  • Spek
  • Spelldrifter
  • Stellar Commanders
  • Super Impossible Road
  • Tangle Tower
  • The Enchanted World
  • The Pinball Wizard
  • Things that Go Bump
  • Tint
  • Towaga: Among Shadows
  • Various Daylife
  • Way of the Turtle
  • What the Golf?
  • Where Cards Fall
  • Word Laces
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Minecraft Gets New Character Creator

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Minecraft is getting a brand new character creator, according to a recent developer stream announcement.

Minecraft’s latest beta build (1.13.0.15), available now on Windows 10, Xbox One and Android has the creator up and running and it works as many players would expect it to.

Mojang stated that there are about 100 customization items, free and paid, for players to choose from.

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PornHub Says Over 1 Million People Have Searched for Borderlands This Week

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When it comes to the popularity of Borderlands 3, which was releases last week, it goes far beyond video games, streaming, and cosplay.

It goes to porn, too.

According to PornHub, as of September 18th statisticians found that over 1 million people have searched for Borderlands in the last 5 days, representing a 12,905% increase over it’s daily average, five times the popularity of Fortnite and three times that of Overwatch, which makes Borderlands the most searched for game and a top trending term on Pornhub.

Check out the inforgraphic provided showing the boost in popularity since launch:

And here is an infographic showing which Borderlands related terms are being searched on Pornhub:

Lastly, but not least, here is an infographic essentially breaking down the demographics behind the searches.

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