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November 2020 – GamingHub
Xbox update brings preloading to Game Pass
Other / 30. 11. 2020

The Coming Soon tab for Xbox Game Pass will let subscribers download a game before its launch date. | Image: Microsoft Download the game before its launch date Continue reading…

The Vtuber takeover of 2020
Other / 30. 11. 2020

Graphic: James Bareham/Polygon | Source images: VShojo/Silvervale and Vshojo/Projekt Melody 3D anime girls are everywhere now — and they’re making big bucks Continue reading…

This Electronic Poké Ball Replica May Be The Very Best, Like No Other Ever Was
Other / 30. 11. 2020

If you’re a Pokémon fan, I bet you’ve always dreamed of owning and/or throwing a real-life Poké Ball. Now you can live out that fantasy in style with these premium Poké Ball replicas coming next year. You probably don’t want to actually toss these at your collection of Bulbasaur plushies, though; they’re very nice collectibles.  The Pokémon Company has teamed up with high-end replica manufacturer The Wand Company to produce a line of die-cast metal Poké Ball replicas set to launch throughout 2021. That would be Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, in case you haven’t been keeping count. In addition to recreating the classic red and white ball, expect to see replicas of the Great Ball, Ultra Ball, and Premier Ball in the coming months. Click here to watch embedded media Not only do these models resemble the genuine article, but they also have glowing buttons that light up via motion and touch sensing. Pressing the button changes the color of the lights or plays what the Pokémon Company describes as a “Pokémon-catching illumination sequence”. If that’s not swanky enough, the Poké Balls come in a presentation case that also lights up upon opening (with a touch-sensitive plaque to control the lights)….

November 2020 Xbox Console Update Begins Rolling Out on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
Other / 30. 11. 2020

Summary The November 2020 Xbox Console Update is beginning to roll out for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One family of devices. Xbox Series X|S owners get more dynamic background options and an Auto HDR indicator in the guide. “Optimized for X|S” badges make it easy to know which games are ready for Xbox Series X|S. Xbox Game Pass members can browse and pre-load games with a new Coming Soon section. This month marked the start of the next generation of console gaming on Xbox with the release of Xbox Series X|S, and Team Xbox is excited to continue bringing new ways to make your experience on Xbox even better. Just like we’ve done on Xbox One, we will continue to periodically release software updates designed to improve your Xbox gaming experience based on your feedback, including both delivering you new features and fixing bugs. This month’s release includes new options for dynamic backgrounds, new “Optimized for Xbox Series X|S” badges that make it easier to know which games are optimized for the next generation, a new way to discover games in Xbox Game Pass, the ability to add existing Xbox family members to a new console, and the usual…

Amazon cuts prices on gorgeous ‘Art of the Game’ books including Death Stranding & Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Other / 30. 11. 2020

Long live the artbook! What a fantastic invention. Artbooks allow us to relish – along with the artists themselves – the depth and texture of a video game world, the love and care that goes into every character, every object. Happily, Amazon is running a Cyber Monday sale on artbooks, with glossy hardbacks discounted by up to 39%. Among the books on offer is The Art of Death Stranding, featuring sketches by beloved Metal Gear alumni Yoji Shinkawa giving his own take on Kojima’s eerie world. Also on sale is The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The Northumbrian coast is arguably one of the most breathtaking stretches of land in the entire world. Seeing it rendered in lush detail by the hardworking digital artists at Ubisoft is a real treat.  This deal is in the US only, and  there is no indication of how long it’ll run for. Some discounts can be increased with the use of an Amazon coupon included in the product listing (checkbox below the price).  Discounted Video Game Artbooks The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – $28.46 (29% off) The Art of Marvel’s Avengers – $28.27 (29% off) or $23.49 with coupon The Art of Marvel’s…