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Amazon opens Luna video game streaming to anyone in US

Amazon opens its Luna video game streaming service to all in the United States

Amazon opens its Luna video game streaming service to all in the United States

Amazon launched its Luna video game streaming service for the general public on Tuesday in the United States, aiming to expand its multi-pronged empire into the booming gaming industry.

Luna allows players to access games directly Daftar Slot Online with no need for a console as part of the cloud gaming technology that is seen as a future direction of the industry.

«Luna harnesses the power of the cloud, enabling customers to instantly play high quality, immersive games on the devices they already own,» Amazon entertainment services vice president Daniel Rausch said in a release.

Amazon had limited Luna to members of its Prime service as it fine-tuned the service, which takes on Xbox-maker Microsoft and PlayStation-maker Sony as well as Stadia fielded by Google.

Luna+ subscriptions cost $6 monthly, with that rate set to rise to $10 at the start of April.

Other game channels at Luna, including one from French video game powerhouse Ubisoft, are available at additional costs.

Amazon is making some games available free to members of its Prime service, and weaving in features from Twitch game-play and commentary broadcasting platform, according to the release.

Game software is hosted at datacenters and streamed for play on an array of devices including computers and many smartphones «without lengthy downloads or updates, expensive hardware, or complicated configuration,» according to Amazon.

Microsoft is considered the streaming video game heavyweight with its Xbox Game Pass service and large community of players using its consoles and desktop computers.

Microsoft catapulted itself into the big league in one of the world’s most lucrative markets early this year by announcing a $69 billion deal to take over video game maker Activision Blizzard — the biggest acquisition in the sector’s history.

The deal will bring some of the world’s most famous games into Microsoft’s possession, including «Call of Duty», «Candy Crush» and «Warcraft», and make it the third-largest gaming company in the world, behind only Sony and Tencent.

Pushing cloud gaming along with mobile platforms and gaining a bigger foothold in Asia are all part of Microsoft’s thinking, according to Niko Partners, which specializes in the gaming sector in Asia.

Amazon opens Luna video game streaming to anyone in US

Amazon opens its Luna video game streaming service to all in the United States

Amazon opens its Luna video game streaming service to all in the United States

Amazon launched its Luna video game streaming service for the general public on Tuesday in the United States, aiming to expand its multi-pronged empire into the booming gaming industry.

Luna allows players to access games directly online with no need for Daftar Slot Gacor a console as part of the cloud gaming technology that is seen as a future direction of the industry.

«Luna harnesses the power of the cloud, enabling customers to instantly play high quality, immersive games on the devices they already own,» Amazon entertainment services vice president Daniel Rausch said in a release.

Amazon had limited Luna to members of its Prime service as it fine-tuned the service, which takes on Xbox-maker Microsoft and PlayStation-maker Sony as well as Stadia fielded by Google.

Luna+ subscriptions cost $6 monthly, with that rate set to rise to $10 at the start of April.

Other game channels at Luna, including one from French video game powerhouse Ubisoft, are available at additional costs.

Amazon is making some games available free to members of its Prime service, and weaving in features from Twitch game-play and commentary broadcasting platform, according to the release.

Game software is hosted at datacenters and streamed for play on an array of devices including computers and many smartphones «without lengthy downloads or updates, expensive hardware, or complicated configuration,» according to Amazon.

Microsoft is considered the streaming video game heavyweight with its Xbox Game Pass service and large community of players using its consoles and desktop computers.

Microsoft catapulted itself into the big league in one of the world’s most lucrative markets early this year by announcing a $69 billion deal to take over video game maker Activision Blizzard — the biggest acquisition in the sector’s history.

The deal will bring some of the world’s most famous games into Microsoft’s possession, including «Call of Duty», «Candy Crush» and «Warcraft», and make it the third-largest gaming company in the world, behind only Sony and Tencent.

Pushing cloud gaming along with mobile platforms and gaining a bigger foothold in Asia are all part of Microsoft’s thinking, according to Niko Partners, which specializes in the gaming sector in Asia.

Best PlayStation Deals: Save $200 on a Refurb PS4 or VR Headset and More

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Considering the sky-high demand for the , you can expect it to be quite a while before we start to see any deals on Sony’s next-gen console. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some other great deals on PlayStation consoles, accessories and equipment that you can take advantage of right now. With a little digging, you can find big discounts on everything from PlayStation controllers to headsets and even consoles, as long as you can live with a refurb model.

Below, you’ll find our roundup of the best PlayStation deals that you can shop right now. And for more PlayStation offers, you can check out our guide on .

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Plenty of recent next-gen games are still available for the PlayStation 4, and if you’re looking for a good price on a console, your best bet is to shop refurbished. GameStop currently has a selection of used 1TB slim models available for $300, which is about $200 less than the limited quantity of  that are still floating around out there. While it doesn’t come bundled with any games, this refurb model does include with a DualShock Wireless controller.

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There’s a growing number of virtual reality, or VR, headsets on the market, and Sony’s PlayStation VR is one of that you can shop right now. Like with other PlayStation consoles, deals are pretty slim at the moment, but if you’re hoping to snag one of these sleek Sony headsets at a discount, you can save hundreds by opting for a refurbished model. This headset features a 1080p OLED display, support for 3D audio and is fully compatible with both the PS4 and the PS5.

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Turtle Beach is one of the top brands out there when it comes to gaming headsets, and the second-gen Stealth 600 is one of on the market. These headphones are compatible with both PS4 and PS5 and are equipped with 50mm speakers for clear, immersive sound so you can hear every step and shot. They’re totally wireless thanks to the use of a mini-USB transmitter, and the mic arm folds up into the headset so its not in your way when you’re not using it for voice chats

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When it comes to game consoles, 500GB or even a full 1TB of storage can fill up pretty quickly. While you can certainly delete and re-download games, an external storage drive is a much more efficient solution. This 2TB WD drive is compatible with the PS4 and PS5, but it can only store PS4 games. And with optimized speeds of up to 900Mb/s, you can skip those loading screens and get right to the action.

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While consoles typically come with a controller, one of the best parts of gaming is couch co-op (or versus) with some friends. If you’re looking for a second controller for your PlayStation 4, this is the best price you’ll find out there at the moment. However, this price is only available on the Midnight Blue color variant.

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If you’re after multiplayer mayhem, a is a must-have. A membership is what allows you to play games Situs Slot Online, and as an added bonus, you’ll also get two free games every month and a free 100GB of cloud storage. A subscription is typically $10 per month, but you can save 50% by opting for a full year membership.

Sony, Nintendo halt gaming shipments to Russia

March 10 (Reuters) — Sony Group Corp’s game division and Nintendo Co Ltd said they have suspended shipments of software and hardware to Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

Sony Interactive Entertainment, which makes the PlayStation 5 console, Slot Gacor said it has suspended the launch of racing game «Gran Turismo 7» and operations of the PlayStation Store in Russia.

Sony Group also announced it made a $2 million donation to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Save the Children «to support the victims of this tragedy.»

Nintendo said it is suspending shipping all products to Russia «for the foreseeable future… due to considerable volatility surrounding the logistics of shipping and distributing physical goods.»

The Kyoto-based firm also said it has delayed the release of «Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp», which was due to launch on its Switch console on April 8, because of «recent world events.»

The turn-based strategy series has a military theme.

Nintendo last week said it put its eShop under maintenance in Russia after its payment provider suspended transactions in Russian roubles.(Reporting by Dawn Chmielewski and Sam Nussey Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

Australian police have swooped to free 51 children from the hands of more than 100 alleged paedophiles in a massive international operation to smash their evil network

Australian police have swooped to free 51 children from the hands of more than 100 alleged paedophiles in a massive international operation to smash their evil network.

Addresses across the country were raided as part of Operation Molto to arrest 117 people over child abuse-related matters and allegedly rescue 51 children from their clutches.

Police video of the arrests revealed buckets of toys and the latest high end video game consoles at the homes of some accused child molesters.

Law enforcement officers, construction workers and truckies were among those caught in the web, according to Australian Federal Police, with ages ranging from 18 to 61.

The Australian arrests were part of the global Operation H which saw a total of 153 children being removed from harm, including 79 in the United Kingdom, 12 in , six in , four in the United States and one child in Europe.

Addresses across the country were raided as part of Operation Molto to arrest 117 people and allegedly rescue 51 children from their clutches

Addresses across the country were raided as part of Operation Molto to arrest 117 people and allegedly rescue 51 children from their clutches

Police video of the arrests revealed buckets of toys at the homes of some of the accused child molesters

Police video of the arrests revealed buckets of toys at the homes of some of the accused child molesters

Law enforcement officers, construction workers and truckies were among those caught in the web, according to Australian Federal Police, with ages ranging from 18 to 61

Law enforcement officers, construction workers and truckies were among those caught in the web, according to Australian Federal Police, with ages ranging from 18 to 61

The operation started in 2019 after intelligence from New Zealand Situs Slot Online that thousands were using a cloud storage platform to distribute sick child abuse material. 

Police from every state and territory in Australia executed 158 search warrants in Australia, charging 117 men with 1248 charges and removing 51 children from harm.   

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PlayStation, Nintendo suspend shipments to Russia

Sony PlayStation has suspended operations in Russia over its invasion of Ukraine

Sony PlayStation has suspended operations in Russia over its invasion of Ukraine

PlayStation and Nintendo are suspending shipments to Russia, the Japanese gaming giants said Thursday, as international brands increasingly halt operations in the country following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Sony Group, which owns PlayStation, said in a statement that its video game unit «joins the global community in calling for peace in Ukraine».

«We have suspended all software and hardware shipments, the launch of Gran Turismo 7, and operations of the PlayStation Store in Russia,» it said.

The tech and entertainment conglomerate also said it was donating $2 million to the UN refugee agency and Save the Children «to support the victims of this tragedy».

A growing number of multinationals, from McDonald’s to Adidas and Slot Gacor Samsung, have fully or partially halted business in Russia after the invasion of its neighbour.

Some have cited supply chain disruption while others have directly linked the move to outrage over President Vladimir Putin’s decision to send troops to Ukraine.

A Nintendo spokesman told AFP that the Kyoto-based company behind the popular Switch console is suspending shipments of all goods to Russia «for the time being», without giving details on the start date or likely end of the move.

«There are two reasons. One is that our e-shop (in Russia) has been under maintenance since March 4, because the payment provider stopped ruble transactions. Another is logistics disruption,» the spokesman said.