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    Minecraft: Education Edition is Now Available to Teachers

    Remember when Microsoft bought up an educational Minecraft mod to release it as a fully-fledged educational platform? They’ve been hard at work on it since January’s deal, and now it sounds like the work has paid off. Microsoft is releasing Minecraft: Education Edition for free as an early access version to educators around the globe. It’s like putting virtual […]

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    Pokémon Fans Rally to Protest Pikachu’s Name Change

    Nintendo just can’t stop getting blowback when it comes to translation and localization. They riled up some United States gamers earlier this year by omitting controversial content in a handful of 3DS games published in the west, and now they’re facing a protest in Hong Kong over the the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon releases. There’s […]

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    Nintendo is Planning on Making Anime Films

    It’s a very good day for Nintendo fans. Nintendo Co Ltd is in talks with several global production companies about expanding its video content business, into movie production, said Tatsumi Kimishima, president of the Japanese videogame maker. He said this was part of a strategical move to expand the brand’s character business and global gaming population. This […]

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    Nintendo 2DS is About to Drop in Price to Just $80

    The cheaper, non-3D version of the Nintendo 3DS is getting its second price cut since its 2013 release. Nintendo has confirmed that next week, the Nintendo 2DS will go down to $80 from $100. As before, the 2DS will come with a free download of Mario Kart 7, making the 2DS a pretty great value buy. […]

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    Pokémon Sun and Moon Introduces Three Adorable New Characters

    After Nintendo announced the seventh generation of Pokémon back in February in the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon titles for the 3DS, we’ve been waiting patiently to see what decision we’re going to be faced with this time. In a Nintendo Direct yesterday, we had our questions answered — meet Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio. As usual, we’ll have […]

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    Disney Unexpectedly Discontinues Disney Infinity, Will Get Out of Console Game Development

    When we talked about toys-to-life video games in the last few years, the conversation pretty much started and ended with Skylanders, Lego Dimensions, and Disney Infinity. It’s going to be a shorter conversation from now on, with Disney announcing yesterday that development on Disney Infinity has been canceled, with the 300-person development team being disbanded. The game, which had seen yearly […]

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    Super Mario is Coming to Minecraft Wii U

    Wii U owners have been hard up for good gaming news, and while getting Minecraft was nice, it’s hard to get to excited knowing you can play that game on any other platform (including smartphones). Exclusive content is always a nice consolation prize, though — on May 17, Minecraft on the Wii U is getting a Mario-themed […]

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    This Minecraft Server Was Hacked Months Ago and No One Told Players

    Bad news for Minecraft Pocket players today — Motherboard is reporting that Lifeboat, which runs several multiplayer servers for the smartphone edition of the game, was hacked in January with emails and passwords compromised. Problem is, no one is hearing about it until now. The Motherboard report reveals that the attack was made worse because of a weak […]

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    Quantum Break Review (PC)

    When the Xbox One was unveiled, Microsoft talked up the power of their cloud servers — instead of games being confined to an install or a disc, supplemental features could be streamed. We heard a lot about how this could lead to bigger multiplayer arenas accommodating more players, or extra social features accessible in-game. Microsoft got […]