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September 2020 top product alerts: Hot new graphics cards, smoking-fast Intel CPUs, and more

This month’s round-up of the products we can’t wait to get our hands on, plus the best of those newly available.

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Ouch! Xbox Series X expansion SSDs will cost $220, Seagate says

Seagate will charge $220 for an external Storage Expansion Card for the Xbox Series X and Series S, a necessary add-on if your Series X-optimized games exceed the capacity of the console's internal SSD.

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Amazon rockets into cloud gaming with Amazon Luna

Amazon launches its Luna cloud gaming service in early access for $5.99 per month and $49.99 for a dedicated Luna Controller that Amazon says will connect directly to its cloud servers.

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Microsoft adds remote Xbox streaming to its free Android app

Microsoft said Monday that you can now stream your own games, from your own Xbox console, to your Android phone or tablet via the new, updated Xbox app.

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Microsoft buys Bethesda, creator of Doom, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and Quake

After Microsoft's Bethesda acquisition, you won't be able to say the Xbox Series X doesn't have any blockbuster games.

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How to use Microsoft Rewards to get Xbox Game Pass for PC (and more!) for free

Our Microsoft Rewards tutorial shows you how to use Microsoft Rewards to earn Amazon gift cards, Xbox games, and more , all for browsing the web and playing games.

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Microsoft's Xbox Series S (code name Lockhart): What we know, what we expect

Microsoft announces a second, cheaper console to complement its Xbox Series X: the Xbox Series S. Here's what we know about it so far.

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Oculus plans to kill off PC-only VR in 2021

Facebook and Oculus revealed plans to move away from PC-powered VR like the Oculus Rift S, focusing on the Oculus Quest 2 and other standalone, untethered devices.

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Sony's $499 PlayStation 5 launches November 12

Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X cost the same and launch within mere days of each other, but both have very different philosophies toward games.

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Oculus Quest 2 VR headset launches for $299, with 2K/90Hz performance

Facebook launched the second iteration of its Oculus Quest standalone VR headset, the Quest 2, at Facebook Connect. It features more powerful, high-resolution displays at at lower $299 price point.

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Nvidia will buy Arm for up to $40 billion, combining smartphone, GPU powerhouses

Nvidia is set to buy Arm for as much as $40 billion, the largest semiconductor deal ever. Nvidia says that it will use Arm's CPUs to bolster its AI technology.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC set to double in price next week

Microsoft has announced that the price of Xbox Game pass for PC will double to $10 a month on September 17 when the service comes out of beta.

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Microsoft's $499 Xbox Series X and $299 Xbox Series S launch November 10

Microsoft finally revealed pricing and release date info for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

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Microsoft confirms $299 Xbox Series S as leaks reveal Series X price, too

Leaks claim the new Microsoft Xbox Series X and new Xbox Series S will launch on Nov. 10, for the same retail prices as the current consoles. Microsoft itself confirmed the Series S price.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 isn't on the Play Store: How to get it on your Android phone

Fortnite might be gone from the Play Store, but you're just a few steps away from making sure you get the next update.

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Oculus VR headsets will soon require a Facebook account

Facebook-owned Oculus will require new users to log into their VR headsets with Facebook accounts starting in October.

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We ran ray tracing on a $259 Chromebook with GeForce Now

We tried Nvidia's GeForce Now, which puts real gaming into Chromebooks. Will your Chromebook run GeForce Now? Probably.

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Apple’s excuse for denying Xbox cloud gaming is patently absurd

The company is trying to weaponize concern for its users to protect its business interests.

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Microsoft's Xbox Series X reveals: Halo: Infinite, Fable, Psychonauts 2, Obsidian's next RPG, more

Microsoft's Xbox games showcase brought the hits with looks at Halo: Infinite, Forza Motorsport, Psychonauts 2, and Obsidian's next RPG, Avowed.

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The Asus ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion feel like the end of the Android gaming niche

The Asus ROG 3 and Lenovo Legion are loaded with every bell and whistle you could possibly cram into an Android phone, but who are they really for?

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