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Xbox is hosting another indie showcase on Twitch: Here’s when to tune in

Back in March, Xbox and Twitch teamed up to host an indie gaming showcase. The showcase was packed with trailers of upcoming games and even some announcements of new ones, and it was apparently a good enough first showing for the pair to warrant a second go. As a result, Xbox and Twitch announced today that they’ll be hosting another indie showcase next week, and they’ve confirmed some of the games that are on tap for the show.

The next /twitchgaming Showcase, as it’s officially called, will be happening next Tuesday, August 10th, at 9 AM PDT/12 PM EDT. As with the last showcase, this one will be broadcast exclusively on Twitch, though you have two different channels to watch it on: the twitchgaming channel or the Xbox channel.

Obviously, Xbox and Twitch aren’t going to reveal the entire lineup for the showcase before it premieres, but today the companies did say there will be some “brand new game announcements” from studios like Rebellion and Chump Squad. Some of the previous-revealed games we’ll see during the show include The Artful Escape, OlliOlli World, Library of Ruina, and RPG Time.

Xbox has also confirmed that there will be news about Xbox Game Pass, so expect some of the games that are announced during the showcase to be destined for Microsoft’s subscription service. We’re also told to expect live demos, so it sounds like we’ll get to see some games in action as well.

So, there you have it: Xbox and Twitch will host another showcase packed with indie games. We’ll let you know about the major announcements to come out of the show, so be sure to check back with us on Tuesday for all you need to know.

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PS5 State of Play coming this week, and Ratchet & Clank fans will want to tune in

It’s been a couple of months since the last PlayStation State of Play, and now Sony has announced another one for later this week. Ratchet & Clank fans in particular will want to tune into this one, as Sony says the State of Play will focus most on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. While much of the State of Play will be centered on Rift Apart, there will be appearances by a couple of other games too.

The announcement of this State of Play follows the release of a new gameplay trailer for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart earlier today. That trailer introduced us to Rivet, the new female protagonist who will be joining Ratchet and Clank on their adventure. Sony today also revealed the five different suits of armor that will be available in the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game, along with confirming that Mark Mothersbaugh will be handling the soundtrack duties on Rift Apart.

That’s a lot of news, but apparently more is coming later this week. Sony plans to host a State of Play centered around Rift Apart on Thursday, April 29th at 2 PM PDT/5 PM EDT. Sony says that the State of Play will feature “more than 15 minutes of fresh gameplay,” so if you want to see Rift Apart in action, you’ll probably want to tune in for that.

You can do that by checking out the PlayStation Twitch or YouTube channels at the time stated. Sony has already published the YouTube livestream, which you can see embedded above. We don’t know how long the State of Play will last, but considering that it’ll mostly focus on Rift Apart, we’re guessing it won’t be super long.

Then again, it could be longer than anticipated, because in a separate tweet today, Sony teased that the State of Play will also include “updates on a pair of upcoming indie titles.” We’ll see what those unnamed indie games are later this week, so stay tuned for more.

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