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7 Forgotten Nintendo Entertainment System Classics

Explore underrated gems from a legendary catalog<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this …

Black Friday 2016: The best Xbox deals from Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop and more

If you're an Xbox owner (or expect you'll soon be one after the holidays), then you'll want to take notice of the Black Friday savings options being …

How to get a NES Classic without spending $300

I'm not sure if you've heard, but Nintendo released this tiny new version of the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES Classic costs $60, comes pre-loaded with 30 of Nintendo's best games, and as you'd expect, it's been a massive flop.<p>Yeah, no. It's sold out everywhere online, and units …

'Minecraft' Is Getting a Massive Update On PlayStation and Xbox

With all this talk about updates to <i>Minecraft</i>‘s Java, Windows and Pocket Edition versions, what about the consoles, currently missing a slew of …

Analyst: New Call of Duty experiencing ‘softer-than-expected sell-through’

Titanfall 2 struggled during its debut in October, and now Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is also seeing a slide of its own.<p>The Activision-published Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare isn’t selling as well at physical retailers in the United States as R.W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian was expecting. …

PlayStation 4 Pro: How to install a SATA III SSD

The PlayStation 4 Pro is fast, but let’s see if we can make it faster.<p>One of the many improvements the PS4 Pro has over the original 2013 console is the capability to support the high-bandwidth SATA 3 data interface for storage drives. That means, theoretically, that the new system should have the …

The first No Man’s Sky rivals are here

Check out the games for those who want to boldly go to unknown times and places.<p>No matter what you think of No Man's Sky and creator Sean Murray's …

No Man's Sky

Ubisoft Addresses Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection Visuals Controversy

Requiescat in pace, weird-looking guy.<p>Following the release of graphics comparisons that appeared to show several unfavourable changes to Assassin's …

This Week's Xbox One and Xbox 360 Deals With Gold Revealed

It's a new week, which means Microsoft has rolled out more deals on Xbox Live. This week's lineup of Xbox One and Xbox 360 deals is not very extensive, though that may have something to do with the fact that it overlaps with the ongoing, massive Xbox Live Black Friday sale.<p>This week's lineup of …

Hearthstone: Every card from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

With the <i>Mean Streets of Gadgetzan</i> having been recently announced at BlizzCon, we’ll be compiling the full list of cards as they are revealed and …

A new video game smartly skewers Silicon Valley's diversity problem

Video games aren't exactly known for smart send-ups of social issues. The "Grand Theft Auto" series is the most well-known example of cultural criticism as a video game — and its level of "criticism" veers toward the snotty teenager end of the scale.<p>A new game named "Watch Dogs 2" takes video games …

Everything You Need to Prep for the 'Final Fantasy XV' Launch

It's been a long time coming, so take some time to ease your way into this journey.<p>To many, <i>Final Fantasy</i> is a series of nostalgia. Long-time fans …

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10 Hugely Influential Games That Turned 10 in 2016

2006 was a landmark year for games – it saw the Xbox 360 flourish, the shooter genre evolve beyond the usual first-person tropes and <i>The Elder Scrolls</i> …

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Kindergartner's School Answers Call of Duty When Young Student's Mommy Goes Off to War

Atticus Stauffer just started kindergarten in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. But at the end of every day, when his classmates go home to their moms …

Call of Duty

How to survive in indie game dev for 10+ years without shipping a hit

"You're not special, nor is your game, and you'll never ship a hit."<p>With those words -- "the uncomfortable reality for most of us" -- longtime indie …

Microsoft brings its classic Solitaire PC game from Windows to iPhone and iPad

Microsoft has a new iOS app out today: Microsoft Solitaire Collection. The new mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android as a free download. PC users will recognize Solitaire as one of the classic Windows games pre-installed on Microsoft’s operating system…<p>Microsoft’s new …

This Could Be a Good Reason to Revisit 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate' This Holiday

<i>Assassin’s Creed Unity</i> was a surprise misfire for Ubisoft’s alt-history sneaker series in which various factions vie for control of the world. Its …

Here’s how much it would cost to buy everything in the NES Classic Edition separately

The NES Classic Edition is one of the most sought-after tech toys of the year, not to mention a hot item on holiday wish lists, and its $60 MSRP is …

The Next ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Wants To Dump Main Quests Altogether

<i>Assassin’s Creed</i>, Ubisoft’s attempt to teach millions of gamers about history and weird conspiracy theories at the same time, has skippped a year with no entry in 2016, provided you don’t count this year’s remaster of the Ezio games. But that doesn’t mean they’re not hard at work on more sneaking …

7 NES Classic Edition Alternatives You Can Buy Today

Nintendo holiday deals offer even better game discounts beyond Black Friday

If you don’t mind digital copies, these deals are as good as it gets<p>Nintendo has launched its holiday cyber deals, unveiling a number of discounts on popular Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games just ahead of Black Friday. Although this sale will overlap with the major shopping holiday, Nintendo’s …

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Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Indoor climbing and bouldering are part of a tough, effective workout that costs about the same as a gym membership.<p>8:06 a.m. Today8:06 a.m. April 2, …

Pokemon Sun and Moon’s Launch has Been… Interesting

via GameFreak<p><i>Pokémon Sun</i> and <i>Moon</i> were released last week. And… they’re pretty damned great. They switch up the aging <i>Pokemon</i> formula in some snazzy …

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Black Friday 2016 Gaming Deals

Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Edition<p><b>Sale Price</b>: $100<b><br>Original Price</b>: $100<b><br>Store</b>: Best Buy, Target, Walmart<p>All you <i>Super Mario</i> fans rejoice. Just before …

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'Super Mario 64' has been recreated in 2D using 'Super Mario Maker'

Nintendo earlier this year celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Nintendo 64 console. In honor of the occasion, Dave Pickett from the YouTube …

Retro-Bit Generations

<b>Pros</b><p>Lots of games. HDMI output. Includes two controllers with long cables.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Mostly mediocre-to-bad games. Video uses a smoothing filter that makes …

Military veteran says video games fueling violent culture

National and local news cycles seem to be dominated by horrific stories of violence and murder. In fact, according to the FBI there were nearly 15,000 murders in 2015 alone, leaving many wondering what’s behind the rise in violent crimes and what can be done to stop it.<p>Lt. Col. Dave Grossman spent …

Want to make games? These are your top 4 Black Friday deals

<i>The AA Picks team is on the prowl for things we think our readers will value. If we make an affiliate partnership to reduce the costs of purchases, then we may see a share of revenue.</i><p><b>Does this sound like you?</b><p>You’ve had that killer game idea rattling around in the back of your skull for years. Every …

Black Friday Deals: Roku, HTC Vive, Amazon Echo, PlayStation, Xbox One – Variety

Black Friday is almost here, and even if you’re not one of those folks to stand in line for hours on Thursday night, it’s hard to escape the deal …

Virtual Reality

A clever creator has remade all of Super Mario 64 in 2-D

Back in September, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of <i>Super Mario 64</i>’s North American release, Dave Pickett, the proprietor of the Lego-themed …