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Blizzard testing out free World of Warcraft faction changes starting May 27

<i>World of Warcraft</i> developer Blizzard Entertainment is experimenting with making faction changes free on certain servers, the studio announced today.<p>According to Blizzard, faction interest in queuing for player-versus-player servers is the most significant contributor to long queue times. So the …

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will properly mirror certain characters

Some of the characters in <i>Super Smash Bros. for Wii U</i> will be properly mirrored as to their facing direction, said game director Masahiro Sakurai in a Miiverse post today.<p>That means that regardless of whether a fighter is facing left or right, their arms and legs will look the way they should in …

Court dismisses lawsuit against Nintendo after patents invalidated

A U.S. District Court in Texas granted a joint motion to dismiss Wall Wireless' patent lawsuit against Nintendo after the patents in question were were dismissed by the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office.<p>U.S. patent 6,640,086, "Method and apparatus for creating and distributing real-time interactive …

13 Things You Might Not Know About The Game Boy

Ah, the Game Boy. A classic handheld system that's been around for 25 years—meaning, it has a rich and fascinating history. Let's take a look back, …

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The latest Flappy Bird success story on mobile is Make It Rain — and it's doing just that for its studio

Be honest. If you had a stack of cash in front of you right now, you’d likely end up swiping it all into the air while yelling something like “making it rain.” It’s OK. You can admit it.<p>Well, for those of you who can accept that about yourself, you’re in luck. The latest mobile game sensation is …

Five Changes Nintendo Needs to Make to Pokemon

1 of 5<p><i>[Make It So takes a look at our favorite games and suggests additions, subtractions, and areas to improve upon for the sequel or next entry in</i> …

Why Can't Nintendo Stop Ruining Mario Kart?

Short version: Nintendo has come up with an exciting new way to ruin *Mario Kart'*s once-amazing Battle Mode.<p>Long version: Nintendo is pinning all …

HBO's John Oliver pokes at Nintendo over gay marriage

Many of the Mushroom Kingdom’s most prominent citizens are overjoyed about the news that Nintendo will pursue equality in its future games … according to a clip from HBO’s <i>Last Week Tonight</i>.<p>The political comedy show, which <i>The Daily Show</i> alum John Oliver hosts, took on the news that Nintendo will …

Microsoft Just Short Changed Everyone Who Has Bought An Xbox One

Millions of people around the world have bought an Xbox One so far and Microsoft has a message for you: SUCKERS!<p>Of course this wasn’t in the official announcement that Microsoft will sell a $399 version of the Xbox One without Kinect from 9 June, but it should be. It told existing owners the $100 …

Here's what Halo looks like in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Halo is coming to <i>Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition</i> soon, and you can see what Master Chief's universe looks like in the sandbox game's pixelated world in three new screenshots of the Halo Mash-Up Pack.<p>The upcoming DLC resembles previous Mash-Up Packs in what it contains, with features like a Halo-themed …