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Arcade fame turns to infamy as Billy Mitchell’s record-setting Donkey Kong score is invalidated

The record-setting score that settled the <i>Donkey Kong</i> arcade rivalry made famous by the documentary <i>The King of Kong</i> has been invalidated by Twin Galaxies, the <i>de facto</i> arbiter of arcade world records. What’s more, Billy Mitchell, the occasionally controversial player who set it and other record …

Retrogaming

A ‘Star Wars’ Tradition Dating Back To The Original Movie Has Been Retired

“I have a bad feeling about this” (or thereabouts).<p>Lucky number 1138.<p>“May the Force be with you.”<p>These are the phrases and easter eggs that have been in every <i>Star Wars</i> movie, catnip for the hardcore fans. That was the case for the infamous Wilhelm scream, too, until the two most recent films. And …

Star Wars

Xbox chief calls for more inclusivity and an end to toxic gamers

At DICE, Phil Spencer urges game industry to put its house in order<p>In his keynote at the game industry’s DICE convention today, Xbox chief Phil Spencer called on game companies to embrace inclusivity, and to fix toxic biases that make women and minorities feel unwelcome — both working at game …

Here's What Fortnite's Next Update Does On PC, PS4, And Xbox One

Epic Games has previewed some of what to expect from Fortnite's upcoming 3.0.0 update. Specifically, it's shared the improvements to building that it's making for Battle Royale and Save the World, including some new options that should create a more pleasant experience all around.<p>This starts with …

There are 6 major choices for streaming live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

An increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched traditional cable TV for internet-based replacements.<p>Relative newcomers like Hulu and Google's YouTube are breaking in, while old-school heavies like Sony, Dish Network, and AT&T have been …

Televisions

'The Black Panther' Is No Call for Revolution

The superhero seeks to inspire, not force the world to change.<p>I’m old enough to remember when the Black Panther was young. I first encountered the character in the late 1960s, and by the early 1970s, when he began appearing in the unfortunately named “Jungle Action” comics and learned scholars were …

Comics

Man in ‘Black Panther’ Cosplay Proposes to Girlfriend at Movie Screening

Marvel’s <i>Black Panther</i> may be a superhero movie, but if you've seen it, you know that it’s about more than action. The two-hour journey through …

5 Ways Mixer Beats Twitch

Amazon's Twitch is the undisputed king of gaming-centric broadcasting, with 15 million daily viewers and more than 2 million streamers. The platform …

“Black Panther” and the Invention of “Africa”

The Maison des Esclaves stands on the rocky shore of Gorée Island, off the coast of Senegal, like a great red tomb. During the years of its operation, the building served as a rendezvous point for slavers trafficking in a seemingly inexhaustible resource: Africans, whose very bodies became the …

Emily Aurelia's Bikini Overwatch Cosplay is a Showstopper And The Rest of Her Collection is Fire

Emily Aurelia Cosplay Feature<p>Welcome back cosplay fans. 2018 is in full swing and we haven’t missed a weekend yet. When it comes to sexy cosplay, you …

I'm Excited For 'Kingdom Come Deliverance,' Which Is Exactly Why I'm Not Going To Play It -- Yet

I haven’t played <i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance,</i> so don’t mistake this article for a review, or anything like that. For those just joining us, <i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i> is a different kind of medieval RPG, one without magic, swords that grant +7 to strength, dragons or any of the usual palette we expect …

Red Dead Redemption

One naked man failed to win a chicken dinner, but instead became a legend

This is the best of what PUBG has to offer<p><i>Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds</i> gets tense in the final moments of each round, as players are funneled into one small area and are forced to do battle in order to become the last player — or team — standing. The video above begins as a standard document of …

Nintendo Switch Adds Bayonetta 2 And More New Games On Eshop This Week

February has been a busy month for Nintendo Switch owners so far, but this week in particular is packed with great games to choose from. A total of 18 new titles arrive in the Switch Eshop this week, many of which are worth a download if you're looking for something new to play on the hybrid …

PUBG Sales Reach 30 Million, But PC Player Base Drops Off

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hit a whopping 30 million sales this week, but the game is seeing its daily active player base on PC decline.<p>Bloomberg …

Kingdom Come: Deliverance receives another massive patch during launch week

Broken quests, framerate issues will require at least another two weeks to address<p>The team at Warhorse Studios is working as fast as it can to patch its newly released role-playing game, <i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i>. That means another massive patch is rolling out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox …

Games Inbox: Death of the stealth game, Pokémon for Switch, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance

<b>The morning Inbox is confused at Microsoft’s downsized plans for E3 2018, as one reader imagines a sequel to The Last Guardian.</b><p><b>To join in with the</b> …

What is the Dead Zone setting in PUBG and how do you change it?

Despite competition from Fortnite, PUBG remains a popular option for people looking to enjoy battle royale gameplay.<p>The more competitive players in …

Nintendo Teases Their Next Paid Online Service Announcement, Says It'll Be 'Worth the Wait'

Fun for everyone.<p>Nintendo's managing executive officer, Shinya Takahashi says that there are some aspects of the company's upcoming paid online …

Gaming

Here Is A Good Xbox One X Deal

Are you in the market for a new Xbox One X? A store page on eBay is currently offering a pretty excellent deal on the super-powered console that you may want to consider.<p>Right now, the AntOnline store on eBay (via Wario64) is selling the Xbox One X with an extra controller for only $460 USD. That's …

PS4 Pro Update Will Make Big Graphical Improvements For 1080p / Non-4K Users, Here's How

Along with Sony's upcoming version 5.5 firmware update for the PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro owners that aren't on 4K televisions will be getting a significant graphical enhancement: supersample anti-aliasing (SSAA). PS4 Pro consoles will soon be able to leverage its extra power for non-4K displays and …

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is getting a massive day-one patch (update)

PS4 version is more than 23 GB<p><i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i>, a role-playing game set in 15th century Bohemia that began life as a successful Kickstarter Campaign, is getting a massive, 23 GB day-one patch that makes changes to many aspects of the game. It launches tomorrow on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox …

Guy discovers cheeky easter egg on a PS2 disc 14 years after it was released

We doubt anyone pays attention to what's on a gaming disc, unless the thing is scratched.<p>But if you have a copy of 2004's <i>The Bard's Tale</i>, the rather …

Call of Duty Player Hits Max Rank Without Firing A Shot

Here’s a <i>Call of Duty</i> player who just loves bringing knives to a gunfight.<p>Grinding levels is a pretty common objective in <i>Call of Duty</i> multiplayer, but …

Knives

PlayStation 5 Out Now, Trailer Takes Over Facebook

The PlayStation 5 is out now for $500–that is, according to this very convincing fan-made PS5 trailer that had many of us fooled.<p>Gaming technology is …

'Star Wars' And 'Star Trek's JJ Abrams Says He's Sick Of Hollywood Reboots

He's very keen to do something new<p>JJ Abrams is pretty much the king of classy reboots, having worked his magic on <i>Star Trek</i>, <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Mission: Impossible</i> films.<p>But it seems he's all rebooted out now, as he's told <i>Digital Spy</i> that he's keen to try something new next.<p>"I've written some things in the …

J.J. Abrams

Monster Hunter World: How to increase your hunter rank

Monster Hunter World remains one of the most popular new releases so far this year with the game topping the gaming charts once again this week.<p>One …

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition will support Breath of the Wild Amiibo

<i>Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition</i> is set to come out soon in Japan, and as such, Nintendo has revealed the Japanese website for the game. With an …

Legend of Zelda

Monster Hunter World: How to get elder dragon bone and what is it used for?

A big part of Monster Hunters World is collecting new items from capturing the various monsters in the game.<p>There are many items that hunters can …

Learning the Level Design Secrets of 'BioShock'

The game was originally going to have more resources, fuses, and interactive flooding.<p>This afternoon, NYU Game Center Professor and game designer Robert Yang streamed another episode of his "Level With Me" series, where he takes a look at level design and art assets in popular games. Today, that …

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‘Shadow of the Colossus’ remake is missing something vital

<b>Warning: This article contains major spoilers for Shadow of the Colossus.</b><p><i>Shadow of Colossus</i> on the PlayStation 4 has everything you'd expect in a modern game. Its sharp graphics are are a huge step above the original PlayStation 2 title, which was released in 2005. There's support for HDR and, if …