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Best Nintendo Gifts of 2015

Merch, accessories, and games!<p>Do you know someone who loves the world of Nintendo? Chances are you do. It's a magical world filled with plumbers …

Can 'The Force Awakens' become the biggest movie ever?

Riding galaxy-sized expectations, the new "Star Wars" movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales, with still a month to go. But does that mean the movie's destined to be the biggest of all time?<p>Though several signs point in that direction, the outcome isn't guaranteed.<p>The movie …

10. The Best Exclusives Already Available

It's that time again, the Xmas cheer is slowly bubbling up amidst a swathe of tinsel-covered window displays and festive TV adverts setting the scene …

Tomb Raider

This New Microsoft Tool Can Determine Your Emotion

"Humans have traditionally been very good at recognizing emotions on people's faces, but computers? Not so much; that is, until now," Microsoft says in a blog post announcing the latest developments to its emotion-detection software.<p>Microsoft's Project Oxford team has released a new tool that …

Press Start with Fallout 4, Mario Maker and women in gaming

<i>Fallout 4</i> fell in on Tuesday, and we could easily recap this week with nothing but stories about the wasteland role-playing game. (For my money, the unlimited-adhesive strategy is probably the most valuable spoiler-free tip yet. Check it out.)<p>All was not rads and mods and perks and specs, though. …

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Uncharted 4 Dev Says It Has "At Least One More Game, Maybe More" For PS4

The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog has outlined its release plans beyond the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, saying it has "at least one" more game for the current generation of consoles.<p>In an interview with Finder, community strategist Arne Meyer was asked whether …

Prometheus Sequel May Have Changed Title Again

While it wasn't a surprise that Ridley Scott was directing a sequel to his 2012 sci-fi horror hit <i>Prometheus</i>, the title for the film was. In September, it was reported that the film would in fact be called <i>Alien: Paradise Lost</i>, suggesting it would have a lot of more in common with the <i>Alien</i> movies …

Star Wars: Battlefront’s $50 season pass features 16 multiplayer maps — four more than the base game

If you want the full Star Wars: Battlefront experience, you’ll need to spend $110.<p>Electronic Arts’ new shooter launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this Tuesday, November 17, and it’ll feature 12 multiplayer maps from the start (with a further two to follow as free downloadable content). But …

Microsoft and Code.org launch Minecraft tutorial to teach kids how to code

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Code.org that will bring Minecraft into the education curriculum.<p>Mojang, the Sweden-based game development studio that shot to prominence due to its work on Minecraft, was acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion last year.<p>Founded in 2013, Code.org is a …

Super Nintendo classic Super Star Wars is coming to PS4 and Vita this week

Battlefront isn’t your only source for interactive Star Wars entertainment this week.<p>The official PlayStation Blog revealed that the Super Nintendo classic side-scroller Super Star Wars will become available digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Vita (with cross-buy support) on November 17, the same …

Gravity Rush Remastered confirmed for a physical release

Although <i>Gravity Rush Remastered</i> was first announced as a PlayStation Store digital exclusive, the PlayStation 4 port of the PlayStation Vita game will receive a physical release, Sony confirms.<p>An October blog post explicitly stated that the remaster of <i>Gravity Rush</i> would be only available as a …

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Captain America: Civil War Star Discusses "Interesting Question" Marvel Movie Asks

The spring of 2016 is shaping up to be the season of superhero showdowns. First up we have Zack Snyder's DC adventure <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> in March, followed a month later by Marvel's <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>. The third Captain America movie will see rival hero teams on opposing sides …

Star Wars: Battlefront designer on the ‘daunting’ challenge of Star Wars combat

Designing any game, such as a first-person shooter, flight combat, or vehicular assault game, is a tough job. It calls for a gentle and calculative hand, which has to carefully nurture a fragile ecosystem of design elements that can break the entire experience at the slightest tweak.<p>Now, imagine …

Nintendo Victory Against Piracy Mod Doesn't Set Precedent, Says Lawyer

Nintendo has successfully won a court battle against PC Box, an Italian retailer of devices it argued were designed to circumvent copyright measures. The victory may not, however, have the concrete and far-reaching implications it initially seems it could.<p>The Court of Justice of the European Union …

PSA: New Free Xbox One/360 Games With Gold Games Now Available

We're now in the second half of November, and that means new Games With Gold games are now available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.<p>With two games having gone away yesterday, there are now two new ones to take their place: one for Xbox One, and one for Xbox 360.<p>On Xbox One, the new freebie is …

You Can Now Remap Any Xbox One Controller's Button Configuration

Among the selling points of the $150 Xbox One Elite controller is the ability to remap its buttons to your liking. Microsoft revealed in October that similar functionality was also on the way for standard controllers, but didn't provide a timeline for its availability. With the recent launch of the …

Gaming Deals: $50 Call of Duty Black Ops 3, $27 Bloodborne, Xbox One + Free Game

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is $50 on PS4 and Xbox One at eBay.<p>Buy an Xbox One at Best Buy and receive a free game of your choice. Buying the system also lets you save $10 off a controller.<p>Amazon is also offering a free game of your choice when you buy an Xbox One, as is Target.<p>Get a free Star Wars …

Will PlayStation VR Kill Xbox?

<i>Samuel Brace on whether PlayStation VR will kill Xbox…</i><p>Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have been on the market for almost two years now and they are …

Get a closer look at Kylo Ren's lightsaber in new Star Wars: The Force Awakens spot

Lucasfilm and Disney have released a fifth Star Wars television promo leading up to the release of <i>The Force Awakens</i>. If you're feeling a little fatigued at this point, no one would blame you.<p>For those that can't get enough footage, however, you're in luck. There's quite a bit of interesting …

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People in Japan spend way more money on mobile games than Americans

That's up from was $2.72/month average spending per month last year.<p>So while it seems like North Americans are indulging a tiny bit more on mobile games than we used to, we are still pretty thrifty compared to parts of Asia.<p>Koreans spend more than $5.91/month for their gaming habit, but amazingly, …

Review: Onda's 'V820W' is a budget 8" Windows 10 tablet priced at $100

Onda's 'V820W' is a budget 8" Windows 10 tablet priced at $100. But, what corners did Onda have to cut in order to provide the market with a budget …

Nintendo's original 'Pokemon' games are returning in a huge way after 20 years

Nintendo released two versions for Game Boy in the 1990s, so my brother and I split the pair: He got "Pokemon Red Version," and I got "Pokemon Blue Version."<p>Those games were incredibly addictive. We'd play them constantly in the car, at night, and on family vacations. I was so eager to capture and …

Console, PC, or Steam Machine, Which Offers the Best Value?

Save now, or save later?<p>Gaming is an expensive hobby, there's no doubt about it. After sinking in the initial investment, the cost of games, …

Fallout 4 player loses head to a deathclaw and survives

Fallout 4 being a big, ambitious Bethesda game, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing bugs, and I'm not talking about irradiated …

PC Gaming

Report: SteamOS is killing the frame rate in games

If frame rate is king, maybe stick with Windows<p>SteamOS is a strange beast. Valve is trying to make sure they own and control the gaming ecosystem on your gaming PC, but for now it's a good way to make sure you can't play all the games you'd like to; developers need to port their games specifically …

Gaming

How to install NDS4iOS Nintendo Emulator on iOS 9 without jailbreaking

Avid fans of console games are in for some good news as it is now possible to install emulators for PlayStation, N64 and Nintendo DS based games on …

Fallout 4 Secret Room Has Every Item, Here's How to Get In

A secret room inside of Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4 has been discovered. The room, accessible in the game's PC version, apparently features every item in the game, including all weapons, armor, and more. YouTube channel Tyrannicon (via <i>Game Informer</i>) has an overview of what you'll find.<p>…

First trailer for superhero comedy American Hero starring Stephen Dorff

The first trailer has arrived online for Nick Love’s upcoming superhero comedy <b>American Hero</b> starring Stephen Dorff and Eddie Griffin. You can check …

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Celebrity Sightings of the Week: Pictures

Kendall Jenner

'Skinny Mario' Is An Abomination

Nintendo has gone too far. They must be stopped. This cannot stand.<p>Those of you who have been following developments around <i>Mario Maker</i> probably …

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