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The PS5 Is Real, But Is Not Coming Soon - Report

<b>[Update]</b> This story has been updated to address a mistake in wording which resulted in misleading information. The story previously stated PS5 may not run PS4 games, when the source stated that reports indicated PS5 games would not work on previous generation hardware. The original report does not …

Six more Xbox 360 games get Xbox One X enhanced updates

Red Dead Redemption, Sonic Generations, Gears 2 and more<p>Six more Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible on Xbox One are getting enhanced updates — like improved pixel count and enhanced color depth — on Xbox One X, Microsoft announced during a livestream today. Those new Xbox One X-enhanced …

Xbox One X Has Power, But Lacks The Games To Be A Worthwhile Purchase

Four years after its current-gen console first launched, Microsoft has released the upgraded Xbox One X. The software giant heralds its latest device in the Xbox One family as "the most powerful console ever"--and its 4K capabilities make Xbox games look better than before. But, with the new …

Massive PlayStation 4 Video Games That Mysteriously Faded Away

After 4 Years, PlayStation 4 is still selling like hotcakes and that is really impressive considering how old now the console is and getting …

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The Nintendo Switch is the hottest game system right now — here are its 18 best games

The Nintendo Switch is barely a year old<i>,</i> yet there's already a killer line-up of games available.<p>Whether you're looking for Nintendo staples like "Mario" and "Zelda," fast-paced first-person shooters like "DOOM", or narrative-driven indie RPGs like "Golf Story," there's something for everyone on …

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The Nintendo Switch is winning because it’s ‘good enough’

Graphics aren’t the most important thing<p>Nintendo doesn’t release sales information for non-Nintendo games on the Nintendo Switch, but chatter among indie devs about strong sales has been common since the system launched.<p>According to the sales charts on the system itself on Nov. 22, <i>Rocket League</i> is …

Belgium pushes to ban loot boxes in Europe

Belgium’s Gaming Commission is still determining whether loot boxes in gaming are gambling, but the country’s minister of justice Koen Geens is already saying that he will try to ban the process of blind, randomized loot boxes completely, according to a report from the news website VTM (first …

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon give Nurse Joy a well-deserved break

Sometimes even Nurse Joy just wants a drink<p>Nurse Joy is the hardest-working person in the entire Pokémon universe. We’re so used to seeing her behind the desk at the Pokémon Center that when she does get up and take a break — like in a special cutscene found in <i>Pokémon Ultra Sun</i> and <i>Ultra Moon</i> — it’s …

Steam has a new roadblock to combat so-called ‘review bombs’

Surely this will solve the problem. Surely.<p>Steam, the leading online marketplace for PC games, has a problem with so-called “review bombs,” where groups of users band together to diminish the ratings of certain games. To help combat the practice, owner Valve is implementing a new system to track …

Super Mario Odyssey glitch lets players break jump-rope minigame

How high can you go?<p>One of <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i>’s most notorious Power Moons, “Jump-Rope Genius,” has driven people to madness — and cheap workarounds — in their efforts to obtain it. But now, <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> players have figured out a glitch with the Jump-Rope Challenge that completely breaks the …

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Is Star Wars Battlefront 2’s campaign a distraction, or the best part of the game?

We gush about Janina Gavankar in the latest episode of Quality Control<p>In each episode of Quality Control, a Polygon editor talks to a critic after they review a new game, movie or piece of gear and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? …

Xbox One's Netflix-Style Game Pass Service Adding These 7 Games In December

Microsoft has announced the next wave of Xbox Game Pass titles. Coming on December 1 to the Xbox One service are seven games, including some big names like Gears of War 4 and the original Mass Effect. When Gears of War 4 is added, it will mean that every Gears of War game is now in the Xbox Game …

PC vendors scramble as Intel announces vulnerability in firmware [Updated]

Millions of computers could be remotely hijacked through bug in firmware code.<p>Intel has issued a security alert that management firmware on a number …

Nov. 21 is one of the best days in Nintendo history

And all of gaming history, for that matter<p>A couple weeks back, we asked: Is Oct. 27, 2017 — when <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i>, <i>Assassin’s Creed Origins</i> and <i>Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus</i> all launched — the biggest release date in history? The answer was an emphatic “no,” it turns out. Instead, it seems like …

The best Black Friday Nintendo deals 2017

Save on Nintendo Switch and 3DS games<p>Nintendo is selling hardware like hotcakes this year, thanks to three very popular platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and the Super NES Classic Edition. Finding deals on Nintendo hardware is therefore going to be a little tough, considering how well those …

Why didn’t anyone tell me Warframe is now the perfect game?

This isn’t OK. How did this happen.<p>Playing <i>Warframe</i> in the year of our Steve 2017 is quite the experience.<p>The game began its life as a mediocre third-person free-to-play shooter on the PlayStation Whichever and was promptly forgotten. But the developers continued to work on it. And update it. And …

Don’t plug the Xbox One into a surge protector says Microsoft

Having power issues with your Xbox One console? The reason may be how it is getting power, or more specifically, how <i>you’ve</i> set it up to get power. …

25 years ago, Mortal Kombat redefined American video games

Midway’s fighter helped the US game market find its own identity.<p>In October 1992, arcade powerhouse Midway unleashed its answer to Capcom’s <i>Street Fighter 2</i> upon American arcades. Called <i>Mortal Kombat</i>, Midway’s fighter didn’t do much that was particularly <i>new</i>, but it managed to pull together several …

Update: Plants vs. Zombies Creator's EA Departure Clarified

Several years ago.<p><b>Update:</b> Following reports yesterday that Plants vs. Zombies creator George Fan had reportedly been fired by EA because of his …

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6 Most Universally Hated Video Games Of All Time

Some games are so buggy, so dishonest, so fucking stupid that we can’t help but to hate them. So Bad that we cannot even describe them. We play video …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can backflip now

Boston Dynamics released a video of its humanoid robot Atlas hopping and doing backflips. It's the second time this week the company has teased an updated robot.

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PUBG Desert Map Shown off in New Screenshots

Five stunning shots of the upcoming map.<p>A new batch of screenshots have been released for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds that provide a glimpse at the …

iPhone X Named One of the '25 Best Inventions of 2017' by TIME

Apple's new flagship iPhone X is one of the best inventions of 2017, according to a new list of the top 25 inventions of the year published this morning by <i>TIME</i> magazine.<p>The smartphone, which launched on November 3, features some of the most radical design changes Apple has introduced in an iPhone …

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Nvidia Shield TV Review

The best streaming media player for PC gamers.<p><i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note</i> …

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Destiny 2 players get double XP this weekend (update)

Team up with clanmates!<p>If you’ve fallen off the <i>Destiny 2</i> train somewhat, this weekend will be a great time to get back on: You’ll earn double the experience points for everything you do.<p>Destiny developer Bungie calls this limited-time event a Clarion Call, and this particular one — the first for</i> …

The new Star Wars video game is under attack

The new Star Wars video game is getting some serious flack from angry fans and worried regulators.<p>Gamers have complained in recent days that it takes huge amounts of time -- or money -- to unlock features in Star Wars Battlefront II. Regulators in Belgium, meanwhile, are looking at whether the game …

PUBG players adapt to the invention of climbing, the results are brutal

‘Playerunknown’ said it would change the game ‘severely’ and he was right<p>This morning, shortly after breakfast, I was shot in the face by Spider-Man.<p>Or, at least, that’s what it felt like. I was playing the latest test version of <i>Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds</i>, moving through Pochinki near the middle …

EA concedes to Star Wars Battlefront 2 changes after fan meltdown

What should have been a happy week for video game publisher Electronic Arts quickly turned sour when EA Access and Origin Access members got their …

Report: GameStop halts used-games subscription service

Put on hold five days before full launch<p>GameStop’s all-you-can-eat subscription to used games has been suspended, apparently over concerns with how the aging computer systems in the company’s 7,000 stores can handle and track checkouts.<p>Kotaku first reported the suspension of GameStop’s PowerPass …

Xbox One vs Xbox One X Graphics Compared

If you are considering purchasing the new Xbox One X console which has been created by Microsoft and is currently being marketed as the “most …