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    Microsoft and Sony Want to Make More PC-Like Consoles

    It’s a strange time in the video game industry — consoles are still selling well, but more and more, we still can’t help wondering if they have a future. With both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One becoming more PC-like (the latter even runs Windows 10!), it’s hard to see the point in making PC-like […]

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    Gears of War 4 Trailer is Equal Parts Bummer and Hype

    Gears of War is one of those video game series that doesn’t seem that old until you look it up and realize the original came out in 2006 and that the last main entry, Gears of War 3, came out five years ago. So, it’s been a while! But, the series is restarting this year after […]

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    Cooking Mama Gets Her Own Delicious Line of Apparel

    The Nintendo DS/3DS has given us many heroes and heroines over the years, possibly none greater than master chef and noted PETA rival Cooking Mama. She’s cooked up five DS games, two Wii games, and now she’s getting her very own (very belated) clothing line! Zoo Clothing, a Canadian retailer, has been carrying a Cooking […]

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    It Only Took Almost 30 Years To Discover This Secret Animation in Super Mario Bros 3

    There’s just something about the Mario series — and we’re not talking about its lasting video game legacy. We’re talking about a fascination that may have started with speed running, but has become something far more expansive — a dogged desire to plumb the depths of game programming to find absolutely every glitch, hidden animation, and exploit, […]

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    A Female Link Might Be an Option in the Next Legend of Zelda Game

    Nintendo’s always been a tight-lipped company, but even for them, the silence around the next Legend of Zelda game has been on par with Link’s — the company has offered next to no details about the upcoming game since first showing it off at E3 2014. After delays, the thinking goes that we’ll see more at this year’s E3, […]

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    Designing a Real Pistol to Look Like a Duck Hunt Gun is a Really Bad Idea

    It’s a good thing for the Duck Hunt Dog that this wasn’t made back in the ’80s. Precision Syndicate LLC, which from their Facebook page appears to be some sort of firearm customization company (“Machine Services and Manufacturing, Cad/Cam and Prototyping,” says the description), recently shared a bit of their handiwork — a customized (real) pistol […]

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    PS4 Update Lets You Remotely Play Games On Your PC or Mac

    Ever since the heyday of AOL Instant Messenger, the ability to avoid people online by going invisible has been essential to staying sane on the internet. Well, PlayStation fans rejoice — as of today, you too can now ghost on your friends and/or random person you added to your instant regret. No stopping there, though […]

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    Sony Caves In, Says They’re Going To Make Games for iPhone

    Looks like 2016 will be the year the traditional giants of gaming stop ignoring the allure of the mobile market. After the launch of Nintendo’s long-talked about foray into smartphone games last week, Sony is following suit with the brief announcement of a new in-house studio that will be dedicated to smartphones. Sony Corporate Entertainment […]

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    Infinite Arms Is the Toys-to-Life Game We’ve Been Waiting For

    Since the 2011 release of Skylanders, the toys-to-life genre has been merging physical toys with virtual gameplay. The success of that game inspired competitors like Disney Infinity and Lego Dimensions, and once you start talking about building and rebuilding Lego sets so you can teleport them into a game, you pretty much have us hooked. […]

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    Looks Like 2016 Could Be the End for the Wii U

    2016 looks to be a big year for Nintendo — they finally launched their smartphone initiative and their next console, codenamed the NX, is rumored to go on sale later this year. This week, reports came out that suggest the latter is true — according to Nikkei, a Japanese newspaper, Nintendo will halt production of […]

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    Nintendo Releases Their Very First Smartphone App

    A move a couple years in the making has finally happened — Nintendo has moved into mobile, and we’re not talking about the 3DS. The video game company’s first app has been released in Japan, and it should come as no surprise that it’s meant to set the foundation for years of Nintendo apps to […]

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    PlayStation VR Will Be the Cheapest VR Headset at $400

    A new kind of console war is about to break out this year, with the big three virtual reality headsets — PlayStation VR, the HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift — all scheduled for release sometime this year. With the Oculus Rift shipping out on March 28 and the Vive just a week later on April […]

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    Nintendo 3DS Gets Redesigned To Look Like Retro SNES

    It’s bad enough that sometimes, awesome Japanese games never make it to the West. But, the worst of it might be that Japan always snags the most awesome Nintendo merch, and that’s definitely true this week. In one of their semi-regular Nintendo Direct news announcements, Nintendo showed off one of the best 3DS case designs […]

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    Xbox One Is Going To Become More PC-Like

    Shortly after Microsoft first introduced Windows 10, they revealed that the new operating system was going to be something more than just a PC platform. Microsoft detailed plans for a unified Windows experience — Windows 10 running on all Microsoft hardware, including phones, tablets, PCs, and even the Xbox and the experimental HoloLens. That raised […]

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    HTC’s Vive Virtual Reality System Will Retail for $800

    High-powered virtual reality — not the smartphone headsets — is coming this year, with the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive all having 2016 release dates. At MWC 2016, HTC didn’t say exactly when their Vive will ship, but they did announce the price. It’s rough — $800. That’s $200 more than the Oculus […]