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Best Video Game Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals 2015

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have begun! While we have plenty of comprehensive lists broken down by both retailers and indvidual consoles, if you want a quick look at some of the best deals we've been able to find on games and consoles, check out our lists below.<p>We expect more discounts to …

Toys "R" Us

A sequel to Mother 3 is 'impossible'

Earthbound creator wanted to go out on a high note<p>A <i>Mother 4</i> is not in the cards, <i>EarthBound</i> and Motherseries creator Shigesato Itoi has confirmed. In an interview with Japanese gaming site Game Watch and translated by Kotaku, Itoi explains why he has no plans to work on another game based on the …

9 Tips to Make Better Super Mario Maker Levels

If there's one thing we've all learned since the release of Super Mario Maker in September this year, it's that making dumb levels is pretty easy, but making fun, honest-to-goodness great levels is really, really hard. Sure, you can make irredeemably insane courses filled with obstacles, obtuse …

Super Mario

Street Fighter 5 Steelbook Edition Revealed

Publisher Capcom has revealed a collector's edition of Street Fighter V that will be available in limited quantities on PlayStation 4.<p>The Steelbook Case edition, featuring Ryu on the cover, is said will come with "all content from the game," though to what extent this means access to future DLC is …

Wii U Gamepads Will Finally Be Sold Standalone, But Only in Japan

Nintendo has started selling Wii U Gamepads outside of the console package. Kotaku reports that the controllers are available to buy directly from Nintendo today for ¥12,800 ($104), but only in Japan.<p>There is no word as of yet if the standalone controllers will be put on sale in other regions. …

This mod makes Star Wars: Battlefront look impressive … most impressive

Star Wars: Battlefront is already an amazing-looking game, but if you strike it down with a mod, it’ll become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.<p>Martin Bergman, who has helped improve the visuals for games like Grand Theft Auto V, is working on a new build of his ToddyHancer mod that will …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Unofficial app makes PlayStation 4 to PC streaming a reality

Sony's had its Remote Play tech in one form or another since the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, but it didn't truly take off until its implementation on PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita handheld. But that's kind of wasted when nobody is buying the Vita and it's getting zero love from its …

10 "World Premieres" Slated for 2015 Game Awards

Next week's 2015 Game Awards will feature 10 "world premieres," show organizer Geoff Keighley has announced. Writing on Twitter, he also says there will be 10 awards handed out on stage.<p>The 10 world premieres aren't necessarily all game announcements, as something like a new trailer or other …

Awards

Master Chief Finally Takes Off His Helmet in This Funny Halo 5 Video

Microsoft's Halo 5: Guardians may already be out the door and selling well, but the company is not putting an end to its promotional efforts for the sci-fi shooter just yet. The latest example is a funny new advertisement that brings Halo 5 into the world of <i>Robot Chicken</i>-style stop-motion …

Halo

This Week's PS4, PS3, PS Vita Deals Revealed

Running alongside the PlayStation Network's ongoing sale themed around co-op games is this week's regular lineup of weekly deals, which Sony announced today in a post on the PlayStation Blog. There's quite a bit of overlap from the co-op deals, though there are some new ones here, too.<p>Check out a …

Rocket League

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is better as a co-op affair than a solo act

Do you think that three friends are one too many? Does having just one companion make you feel lonely? Nintendo has got the game for you.<p>The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, out on October 22 for the Nintendo 3DS, serves the niche three-player co-op market. It has familiar Zelda action, but …

Star Wars Episode 7 - The Force Awakens Smashes IMAX Pre-Sales Record

There's still just under two months to go until it is finally released, but <i>Star Wars Episode 7 - The Force Awakens</i> is already breaking records. Pre-sales to IMAX performances of the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster have gone through the roof, shattering every previous figure by some distance.<p>According …

Watch YouTube Videos With No Ads for $10/Month Starting Next Week

Tired of ads on YouTube? The Google-owned video giant on Wednesday announced a new subscription offering where you can pay $10/month to avoid commercials altogether. It's called YouTube Red, and other benefits include the ability to watch videos offline or in the background as other apps run on …

YouTube Red

‘Scare PewDiePie’ is YouTube Red’s exclusive reality show

SAN FRANCISCO — Fans of PewDiePie enjoy watching the Let’s Play YouTube star crapping his pants playing horror games, but what about when he is thrown into a real-life horror environment?<p>During the YouTube Red announcement this morning, YouTube global head of operations Susanne Daniels announced, …

YouTube Red

YouTube Red gives Game Theorists star MatPat a science-meets-video games show

SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube just announced a load of new, exclusive, content for its subscription service YouTube Red — and this, of course, includes some gaming-related shows.<p>Following the Scare PewDiePie reality show announcement, YouTube also mentioned the <i>360 Project</i>, a new show starring MatPat from …

YouTube Red

Kingdom Hearts 2.8's Strange Name, Explained

When Square Enix announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue earlier this month, some fans might have wondered what exactly the number "2.8" meant in the title. Now, director Tetsuya Nomura has explained the reasoning behind the bizarre name--and his answer itself is tough to …

Gaming

No On-Disc DLC for Street Fighter 5

Upcoming fighting game Street Fighter V <i>will not</i> feature DLC already loaded onto the disc when the game launches, Capcom has confirmed.<p>"There will not be on-disc DLC, for sure," Capcom producer Matt Dahlgren told Game Revolution during a recent interview at the Tokyo Game Show.<p>On-disc DLC has been a …

Gaming

'No Man's Sky' will get a Stephen Colbert 'Late Show' demo

With Apple CEO Tim Cook and other guests, Stephen Colbert has shown that tech will be a big part of his <i>Late Show</i> appeal. That includes gaming, judging by two segments scheduled for next week. On Friday, Colbert will welcome Hello Games founder Sean Murray, who will do an interview and demonstration …

Next Street Fighter 5 Beta Supports Cross-Platform Play

The next beta for Street Fighter V will unlock cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4 and PC editions of the fighting game, Capcom has announced. The exact dates for the game's second beta have not been revealed, but Capcom made it clear the next trial period "will allow for PS4 and PC …

Independence Day Director Discusses Forthcoming Sequel

It's rare for the follow-up to a massive summer blockbuster to take as along as twenty years to appear, but next summer will finally see the release of the <i>Independence Day</i> sequel. <i>Independence Day: Resurgence</i> reunites director Roland Emmerich with several members of the original 1996 cast, and …

Film Industry

Watch the Angry Birds Movie’s first trailer — at least it doesn’t have any Minions

Forgot about pigs — Angry Birds need to worry about over 20 years of video game-based movie bombs<p>Sony released the first trailer for <i>The Angry Birds Movie</i> today, which you can watch below. The film, which comes out next summer, is an adaptation of the popular mobile game series. The original Angry …

Film Industry

Mobcrush launches mobile game streaming on Android to take on Twitch and Kamcord

Mobcrush is announcing today it has enabled livestreaming of gameplay on Android devices.<p>The move shows that Mobcrush continues to push forward with its plan to enable livestreaming for the $30 billion mobile game market. Its hope is that game livestreaming on mobile will take off in the same way …

Livestreaming

Kids prefer to play games on mobile devices over consoles

You may have fond memories of playing games on the family TV as a kid, but the next generation might not feel the same way. The NPD Group has published a report showing that more 2- to 17-year-olds in the US are playing games on phones and tablets (63 percent) than on consoles (60 percent). That …

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's Kakariko Village Recreated in Unreal 4

Gorgeous.<p>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's iconic village has been reimagined using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4.<p>See Kakariko Village rendered in …

Retrogaming

Fighting game inspired by 'My Little Pony' needs cash to become reality

<i>Them's Fightin' Herds</i> started life as <i>My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic</i>, a fighting game created by <i>My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic</i> fans and starring characters directly from the show. That project was shut down when Hasbro sent the developer, Mane6, a cease-and-desist order in February 2013 -- …

Major League Gaming announces Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U tournaments for its October event

Nintendo’s frenetic fighting game has established itself as one of the top competitive games in the world.<p>Major League Gaming announced today that it will host events for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at its World Finals 2015 event in October. Both games will have $10,000 …

Gaming

Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode releases first episode on October 13

Minecraft fans need to get ready for story time.<p>Developer Telltale Games revealed today that the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode comes out digitally October 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. It will also hit iOS and Android October 15. Retail versions for the …

Minecraft

Telltale's 'Minecraft' adventure game arrives on October 13

<i>Minecraft</i>, but as a point-and-click adventure game? When Telltale's <i>Story Mode</i> title was first announced, it left many of us scratching our heads. Minecraft is hardly known for its rich narrative, and its open-ended gameplay couldn't be further from the tightly woven, decision-driven moments found …

All Rainbow Six Siege DLC Maps Will Be Free

In what is becoming a trend, Ubisoft on Wednesday announced that all post-launch DLC maps for Rainbow Six Siege will be offered for free. The developer also cleared up some confusion regarding the total number of maps available on day one and teased that it has even more expansion plans to announce …