• Fri, Jun 22, 2018
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  • Nintendo teams up with Microsoft to enable cross-play

    Updated: Jun, 22, 201802:29 PM

    Japanese video gaming giant Nintendo has partnered with Microsoft to promote this functionality of their two systems in Minecraft , a game that Microsoft publishes itself.
    Nintendo teams up with Microsoft to enable cross-play
    Taking a swipe at Sony for its refusal to enable cross-play between consoles, Japanese video gaming giant Nintendo has partnered with Microsoft to promote this functionality of their two systems in Minecraft , a game that Microsoft publishes itself, the media reported.The Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft now enables cross-play with PC, Xbox One, and smartphones -- but notably not the PlayStation 4, The Verge reported on Thursday.This was made possible after Nintendo decided to bring the Bedrock Engine to its portable console.According to a report in the Irish News on Thursday, Sony faced criticism last week after it blocked cross-play between the console and other devices when playing Fortnite , which was launched on the Switch during the E3 gaming convention.Players were vocal about their dissatisfaction when they found that it was...
  • London tube station evacuated after bomb threat London tube station evacuated after bomb threat
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201801:37 PM

    A London tube station was evacuated on Friday following reports of a man claiming to have a bomb.

  • Nearly 100 Indians held at 2 detention centres in US, India establishes contact Nearly 100 Indians held at 2 detention centres in US, India establishes contact
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201812:52 PM

    The Indian mission in the US has established contact with two immigration detention centres where nearly 100 Indians are detained.

  • North, South Korea begin talks on reunion of separated families North, South Korea begin talks on reunion of separated families
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201809:00 AM

    North and South Korea on Friday launched Red Cross talks to discuss humanitarian issues, including reunion of families separated across their borders, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.

  • White House unveils major plan to reform government White House unveils major plan to reform government
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201808:30 AM

    The White House has announced a comprehensive plan to reorganise the US federal government, including reforming the food stamp programme and merging the departments of education and labour so as to...

  • US military asked to house migrant minors US military asked to house migrant minors
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201808:00 AM

    The Pentagon has been asked to supply up to 20,000 beds at old military bases for migrant children held after illegally entering the US.

  • EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201807:44 AM

    The list also hits clothing along with bed linen and men's leather footwear, eye make-up and lipsticks, plus a host of steel products.

  • US mayors go to Mexican border to denounce immigration policy US mayors go to Mexican border to denounce immigration policy
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201807:30 AM

    A bipartisan group of 16 US mayors protested on the Mexican border in front of the Port of Entry in Tornillo in the US state Texas against the government's immigration policies.

  • Merkel voices support for Lebanon's reforms Merkel voices support for Lebanon's reforms
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201807:00 AM

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated her country's support for Lebanon's reforms during her visit to Beirut.

  • China's Xi denounces 'protectionism, isolationism and populism' China's Xi denounces 'protectionism, isolationism and populism'
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201812:04 AM

    In a survey released yesterday by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, nearly half of European firms said it had become more difficult to do business in the past 12 months.