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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night completed in less than 19 minutes

The newest speedrun world record for <i>Castlevania: Symphony of the Night</i> clocks in at 18 minutes and 20 seconds.<p>YouTube user and Speed Demos archive member romscout posted a video of the run. According to romscout, the record was set Aug. 22 with the Xbox Live Arcade edition of the game. Romscout …

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Pocket Monsters: The Origin anime inspired by Game Boy titles

The upcoming Pokemon TV special, <i>Pocket Monsters: The Origin</i>, will take place in the Kanto region from the series' first generation of Game Boy games, Siliconera reports.<p><i>The Origin</i> was revealed during the Pokemon Game Show taking place in Tokyo. Instead of Ash and Gary, the hero and rival cartoon …

Transform your router into a StreetPass Relay station

Following Nintendo's latest 3DS software update introducing new StreetPass relay functionality to Nintendo Zone locations, users can turn their home routers into a StreetPass Relay station, according to unofficial instructions posted on the GBA Temp forums, allowing them to draw in StreetPass tags …

GameStop uses market power to charge $90 for year-old Wii game

Is GameStop using its position as the sole US distributor of a critically acclaimed Japanese RPG to bilk customers for an extra $40 per copy, selling newly printed copies as used? <i>Kotaku</i> writes that numerous players are seeing a glut of the once hard-to-find <i>Xenoblade Chronicles</i> for the Wii at …

The New Features Of Pokémon X & Y

As the first mainline Pokemon game for the Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon X & Y is a good place to jump into the series. Game Informer interns Liz Lanier and …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Why did the Dreamcast fail? Sega's marketing veteran looks back

Tadashi Takezaki, these days, works at Sega in the position of "head of project implementation department, president's office," which doesn't describe very well the things he's been involved with since joining up in 1993. A veteran of Sega's marketing and PR department in Japan, Takezaki was …

Tales of Xillia trailer teases two heroes, one destiny

A brief trailer for Namco Bandai's upcoming role-playing game, <i>Tales of Xillia</i>, teases the game's dual protagonists and overarching conflict.<p>Milla is a mysterious woman who wields the power of four spirits, while Jude is a medical student. The two team up to stop enemy forces from draining the world …

'Legends Of Gaming': Jovenshire And More Are In A New Gaming Show, And It Looks Awesome

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Pokémon Go<p>Sure, the game has quickly eaten society. But it's helping us see the world …

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Watch this 2007 pitch for The Legend of Zelda as a CGI movie

An animated film pitch from 2007 offers a look at characters of The Legend of Zelda in a very Pixar-esque light.<p>The pitch reel was part of a proposal made by Imagi Animation Studios for a film version of the popular video game franchise. The studio is best known for its recent work on the CGI …

Ouya Review

The mediocre beginning to a promising idea.<p>When it launched on Kickstarter and went on to raise over $8.5 million in crowdsourced funding, the Ouya …

What Games Are: Self-Publishing On Console Will Not Create The Next SuperCell. But Microconsoles Might.

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>To the joy of many, Microsoft announced another Xbox One pivot: Rather than try to maintain a fortress of solitude, the …

Deadpool 2 finds its Cable in Josh Brolin - yup, Cable and Thanos are now the same person

Look, I know you're getting tired of the Deadpool 2 Cable casting rumors. Everyone from Keira Knightley to Stephen Lang to Brad Pitt has had their …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

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Sony explains why PS Plus is required for PS4 online play

Sony has explained why a PlayStation Plus subscription will be required to play PlayStation 4 titles online. In the latest issue of <i>Famitsu</i> (translated by Kotaku), Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said that it would have been "absurd" to keep the service free, considering the "large investment …

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Final Fantasy XV -- E3 2013 Announcement Trailer

Will Smith Kisses Jaden on the Lips on Thai TV

If you saw their recent appearances on <i>The Graham Norton Show</i> or <i>Ellen</i>, you’ll know Will Smith likes to embarrass his too-cool-for-school son Jaden by …

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PlayStation 4 hardware revealed

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, unveiled the design of the PlayStation 4 at Sony’s pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference today in Los Angeles.<p>The design is sleek. It sports hard edges that are similar to …

Apple shows off major design overhaul for iOS 7

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Apple(s appl) has announced a major overhaul of iOS 7 on Monday at the company’s WWDC event, totally refreshing the design …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

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Why Sony might join Microsoft and ban used games

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>It’s no secret that upon Microsoft’s announcement of the Xbox One earlier this month, the majority of console gamers were beyond disappointed and rather …

5 privacy questions Microsoft should answer before the Xbox One releases

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><b>HAL</b>: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. <b><br>Dave</b>: What are you talking about, HAL? <b><br>HAL</b>: This mission is too important for me to allow you to …