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Trump announces the sale of F-52 planes, which only exist in Call of Duty

Fighter jets so ahead of their time they aren’t real<p>Good news! The first F-52 fighter aircrafts have made it safely to Norway, President Trump announced today. Bad news! F-52s aren’t... real. They’re advanced fighter aircrafts that exist only in the game <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>.<p><i>The Washington</i> …

Aerospace

This video game will make you think differently about death.

The best hour you’ll likely ever spend in a funeral home.<p><i>It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our new biweekly column</i><i>,</i> <i>Short Play</i><i>,</i> <i>we suggest video games that can</i> <i>be</i> <i>started and finished in a weekend.</i><p><i>A Mortician’s Tale</i> is …

Game Development

Mobile Games Auslese: Die Spiele des Jahres für Smartphone und Tablet

Königinnen, Kartendiebe, nostalgische Wanderungen: Das Jahr 2017 hat haufenweise Mobile Games gebracht. Hier sind zehn, die Geld und Zeit wert sind. …

The best games for your new Xbox One

Play on<p>Whether its an original Xbox One, the slimmed down Xbox One S, or the ultra-powerful Xbox One X, Microsoft has tons of great options out there new and old for you to enjoy on your new console. To help out, here’s some of our favorite picks.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and</i> …

Sonic Mania

The best games for your new PS4

It’s never been a better time to buy into the PlayStation platform<p>So you’ve just unboxed that sleek new PlayStation 4 Slim, or perhaps you’ve now got your hands on a souped-up PS4 Pro ready to be plugged into an all-new 4K and HDR-equipped TV. But now is the slightly harder part: figuring out what …

Horizon Zero Dawn

These are the best games for your new Android phone, iPhone, or iPad of 2017

New games for your new phone<p>Alright, you’ve gotten your new Android phone or iPhone set up. Now it’s time for the important part: games. You’ll want something good to play on your new pocket supercomputer, especially if you’re stuck somewhere for the holidays away from your console or gaming PC. …

Animal Crossing

Why the Nintendo Switch is the most innovative game console in years

Thanks to bold gambles carrying big risk, the Japanese game maker is back better than ever<p>For video game fans, the holidays can involve some compromise. They’re an opportunity to check in with friends, reunite with family, and take a much-needed break from the onslaught of work and the unrelenting …

Nintendo Switch

The GPD Win is a miraculous gaming laptop that fits in your pocket

And a more powerful one is coming<p>Gaming laptops are getting better by the year, but they still have some pretty fundamental problems. They’ll always be bulkier and heavier than regular laptops, battery life is never going to be that great, and you still have to carry around a controller and mouse …

Laptops

One of gaming’s musical maestros just released his first solo album

Hirokazu Tanaka combines retro and reggae on his new collection<p>Hirokazu Tanaka has a history most game composers can only dream of. As a young sound designer working at Nintendo in the 1980s, he crafted the soundtracks to classics like <i>Metroid</i>, <i>Earthbound</i>, <i>Dr. Mario</i>, and <i>Tetris</i>. Later on, he would …

Mega Man

The composer behind the original Mega Man just released an incredible solo album

An audio tour through video game history<p>Manami Matsumae is most closely associated with a tiny blue robot. The Tokyo-based composer is best known for her work on the <i>Mega Man</i> series, having crafted the sound of the Blue Bomber’s original outing, and later contributing tracks to games like <i>Mega Man 10</i> …

Mega Man

Spiel des Jahres: App Store-Story

Sony has sold over 70 million PS4 consoles, 2 million VR headsets

Sony released some new stats today detailing the progression of sales for its PS4 console and PS VR headset systems. The numbers that matter: 70.6M PS4 consoles, 617.8M PS4 titles, 2M PS VR headsets, 12.2M PS VR titles.<p>Things appear to moving along rather well in console land, where Sony is almost …

Korg teases music making app for Nintendo Switch

Coming spring 2018<p>Korg, the music company known for making professional keytars and other music gadgets and software, has teased a new music production game for the Nintendo Switch. Little is known about the upcoming release, though a microsite has just gone live and the game looks to be produced …

Nintendo Switch

Monster Hunter World makes huge changes but keeps the series’ soul

This time, Capcom is hunting the whole world<p>I leapt from the precipice and landed on the monster, plunging my blade into its neck repeatedly before building up an electric charge strong enough to slam it to the ground. My other three party members took the opportunity to unleash a volley of attacks …

RPGs

The Analogue Super Nt is a gorgeous machine for playing your old SNES cartridges

Same beautiful hardware, new cheaper price<p>If you didn’t manage to get your hands on an SNES Classic Edition, soon there will be another way to play 16-bit games on your HD TV. Analogue, the company best known for its high-end NES hardware crafted from a block of aluminum, has just announced that …

SNES

Blasts from the past: Japan's gaming classics get a retro revival

Nothing sells like nostalgia.<p>Renewed interest in vintage Japanese video games is drawing buyers to the country’s online markets and retro gaming …

Japan

Star Fox 2 Manual

Official Nintendo Website<p>Manual for Star Fox 2 for Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment …

Capcom re-releases Street Fighter II on $100 cartridge that might set your SNES on fire

Capcom and Iam8bit have teamed up to re-release <i>Street Fighter II</i> on an actual SNES cartridge to mark the series' 30th anniversary. The cartridges cost $100 and are limited to a run of 5,500; 1,000 of those are “Glow-in-the-dark Blanka green” and the rest are “Opaque Ryu Headband Red,” though which …

Street Fighter (Video Game)

28 games to play this holiday season

Destiny, Super Mario, Assassin’s Creed, and a lot more<p>Tomorrow is the start of a brand-new month, a time to swap sandals for sweaters and bask in the fun of heading back to school. For video game fans, though, September is the start of a wild holiday season, during which big games are released at a …

Fast & Furious

Nintendo: Onlinedienst Miiverse wird abgestellt

Im November 2017 will Nintendo seinen vor allem für die Wii U gedachten Onlinedienst Miiverse einstellen. Spieler können dann in erster Linie über …

'BioShock Remastered' arrives on macOS with graphical updates for its 10th anniversary

Feral Interactive has released its macOS port of "BioShock Remastered," landing on Tuesday on Steam followed by the Mac App Store to follow, with the …

Mac App Store

Xbox One X leak suggests limited ‘Project Scorpio Edition’

The Project Scorpio name could live on<p>Information about where and when you’ll be able to preorder Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One X console is expected to arrive this weekend at Gamescom, but it seems that some details are leaking out early in the form of listings for a surprise version of the …

Gaming Consoles

Undertale’s release on PlayStation 4 and Vita today is a perfect reason to revisit it

One of the best games of 2015 gets a fresh start<p>If you missed <i>Undertale</i> when it was released on PC in 2015, now is a great time to fix that. The critically acclaimed game is out today on PlayStation 4 and Vita for $14.99.<p>The fanfare around <i>Undertale</i> reached an undeniable frenzy after its release, and …

PlayStation 4

How Lost Sphear continues the surprise revival of classic Japanese RPGs

Tokyo RPG Factory’s sophomore release is a return to an old-school way of thinking<p>When Atsushi Hashimoto was a kid, he loved role-playing games. He’d settle in front of the television for hours, controller in hand, lost in quests full of magical spells and powerful evils. He was particularly …

Chrono Trigger

Nintendo’s excellent shooter Splatoon is even better on the Switch

The inklings get a second chance<p>For nearly half a decade, Nintendo developed some of its most creative and exciting games for one of its biggest hardware failures. Graphically underpowered and aesthetically confused, the Wii U was such a flop that some analysts speculated it would mark the …

Nintendo Switch

8bitdo’s NES30 Pro controller is an almost perfect Nintendo Switch companion

Just don’t play Splatoon with it<p>The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is my go-to for lengthy bouts of <i>Zelda</i> or <i>Splatoon</i>. It’s solid and comfortable, and among the best traditional controllers I’ve ever used. It’s also $70, so I’m definitely not buying more than one. Same goes for the Joy-Con …

Mario Kart

Atari’s new Ataribox console will be like an NES Classic

Atari started teasing its Ataribox at E3 this year, promising a “brand new Atari product.” While we saw a 20-second YouTube teaser that hinted the Ataribox would be housed in wood like the 2600, the video game maker has not provided many details about the console until today. Atari is now teasing …

Gaming Consoles

Creoqode 2048 im Test: Wir programmieren die größte portable Spielkonsole der Welt

Nicht nur wegen ihrer Größe ist die Creoqode keine Spielekonsole für den Zeitvertreib im Bus oder einer Billigfluglinie. Denn die Spiele sind nur ein …

Radiohead hides 8-bit secret message in the remastered version of OK Computer

Easter egg inside an Easter egg<p>Radiohead recently included a special Easter egg in the remastered 20th anniversary edition of their album <i>OK Computer,</i> but you can only uncover it with the help of a British 8-bit ZX Spectrum computer, or at least an emulator of one.<p>The just-released $130 edition …

Jonny Greenwood