Xbox language tags will make it easier to find games you understand

In a useful accessibility move, Microsoft will now let you see exactly which languages are supported in Xbox games on the Microsoft Store and Game Pass app. Even better, the company is breaking down that information so you can tell which languages a title's interface, subtitle text and audio supports. That may not mean much to English speakers playing games built for their language, but it's a major step forward for non-native speakers, who may hesitate to try new titles without knowing if they can actually understand what's going on. It also positions Xbox as a more welcoming platform for players all over the globe.

Xbox Store language tags
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According to Briana Roberts, a Senior Program Manager at Xbox, the company is currently tracking language information for "hundreds" of titles (with more to come) across 27 languages. You'll also see how your preferred language is supported at the top of the list of tags. "The world of gaming is vast and diverse, and we believe there is a perfect game or games for everyone – we’re here to make that process quicker and easier," Roberts wrote in an Xbox blog post.

‘Shredder’s Revenge’ is a throwback brawler for Ninja Turtles fans

Like a nostalgia bomb aimed squarely at '90s arcade-goers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is sure to delight anyone who remembers pumping quarters into Konami's co-op cabinets. The new game, developed by Dotemu (Streets of Rage 4) and Tribute Games (Mercenary Kings), is a four-player brawler that looks like a natural successor to Turtles in Time, Game Informer reports. And don't worry, it's not taking any cues from the modern CG Turtles remakes — it appears to be lifted almost entirely from the '80s syndicated TMNT cartoon. Just as the nostalgia gods intended.

Tribute Games co-founder Jean-Francois Major tells Game Informer that their goal, alongside Dotemu, was to bring the series back for everyone who grew up with the old cartoon and arcade titles. “Because we felt that people missed it," he said. "And including us, because, personally, I played those games a lot as a kid and I missed them a lot. So that was the idea that started it.”

Details are still being finalized for Shredder's Revenge — there's no timeframe yet, or specific console platforms named — but it's clear from the above trailer that Dotemu and Tribute Games are aiming to recreate the joy of fighting alongside your friends as your favorite Ninja Turtle. (And we all know Leonardo is the best, come on.) Thankfully, the game appears to recreate the original sprite-based aesthetic with the smoothness of modern 60FPS gameplay. And while the development teams are being coy about additional enhancements, I'm hoping we get a chance to play as Splinter and April too. 

Intel’s new consumer head dreams of building JARVIS

Intel is in the midst of its biggest business transition ever. Just a few months ago, the chip giant announced that it would be laying off 11,000 workers and taking a step away from the PC market. Instead, it'll be focusing on wearables and IoT devic...