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Microsoft Xbox Series X Refrigerator
Photo credit: iJustine
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is set to be released on November 10, 2020, but what better way to get the word out than by sending a few influencers a giant refrigerator shaped like the next-gen console? That’s exactly what happened to Justine Ezarik, better known as iJustine online and Snoop Dogg. They spared no expensive, as the fridge came in a box that resembled what the retail version is going to look like, complete with the 1TB SSD marking.

Grand Theft Auto V Remastered Rockstar Games
Grand Theft Auto V was released back in 2013 by Rockstar Games and fans have been waiting for a sequel ever since. The company officially announced both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions this past summer for a release in the second half of 2021. They will feature additional technical enhancements and performance upgrades, but just how good can it look? One modder decided to find out by giving the entire game an unbelievable makeover, complete with ray tracing.

Amazon Luna Cloud Gaming
Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service has just launched early access, and currently, the library consists of 50 titles. You won’t need a high-powered PC to use this service, just a high-speed internet connection, or to be more specific, at least 10Mbps for 1080p gaming and 35Mbps for 4K gaming. It’s currently compatible with Windows 10 PCs, macOS 10.13+ devices, as well as FireTV (Fire TV Stick – 2nd gen, Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Cube – 2nd gen). Sign up here.

Electronic Arts Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered
EA’s Criterion Games partnered with Stellar Entertainment to bring you Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered. It’s set to launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 6, while Nintendo Switch owners get to enjoy the game on November 13. This followup to the original features enhanced visuals and cross-platform asynchronous multiplayer competition powered by Autolog, a new technology that allows players to seamlessly connect, compare and compete with their friends.

Oculus Quest 2 VR Facebook
The virtual Facebook Connect livestream is set to air live on Wednesday, September 16th, but the company’s upcoming Oculus Quest 2 VR headset has leaked ahead of that event. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 platform, an almost 4K display that offers 50 percent more pixels than its predecessor, 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, 3D positional audio, and controller-free hand tracking.