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Mega Man X launching for Wii U Virtual Console May 30

Nintendo will release <i>Mega Man X f</i>or Wii U's Virtual Console on May 30, the company revealed via a new trailer.<p><i>Mega Man X</i> originally launched for Super Nintendo through Capcom. The game is a spin-off of the original series and features new enemies and levels. You can watch the game as played on the …

Cut the Rope: 'Not all games can be free-to-play, which people forget'

Cute characters, hundreds of millions of app downloads, a burgeoning merchandise business, and a digitally-distributed cartoon for kids. No, not …

Pizza Hut launching Xbox 360 app that lets console owners order pizza from Xbox Live

Microsoft and Pizza Hut have partnered up to launch a pioneer app for Xbox Live that will allow users to order from the chain's menu directly through their Xbox 360.<p>The Pizza Hut for Xbox app makes the chain's entire menu accessible to users, who can then build their own customized pizzas and place …

Splinter Cell: Blacklist for Wii U available for pre-order now at Amazon, GameStop

Amazon and GameStop are now taking pre-orders for Ubisoft's upcoming stealth, action shooter, Splinter Cell: Blacklistfor $59.95 on Wii U.<p>The game will utilize the system's GamePad to use Sam Fisher's gadgets such as ri-rotor drones, sticky cam; combat enemies; switch weapons; and navigate levels. …

Baseball player 'steals first,' confounding all scorekeeping software

On Friday, Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura performed an act of baserunning lunacy so unforeseeable that play-by-play software couldn’t even process it, says baseball historian David Vincent. <i>ESPN.com</i> offers a detailed account of the bewildering play, in which Segura tried unsuccessfully to …

The Legend of Nintendo: A Link to the Past

In case you haven't heard, the highlights from today's Nintendo Direct include: a 3DS sequel to 1992's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past; a 3DS …

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AFTER EARTH - First TV Spot with New Footage

IRON MAN 3 Post Credits Scene Revealed - Spoilers

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition on sale for $20 on Amazon and Best Buy

<i>Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition</i>, the expanded Wii U port of Rocksteady's open-world superhero sim, is marked down to $19.99 on Amazon and Best Buy.<p>The game, which includes the post-release DLC for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the title, has retailed for $59.99 ever since it …

'Demon's Souls' Is Free For PlayStation Plus Members

If I were asked which game I prefer, <i>Demon’s</i> or <i>Dark Souls</i>, I’d be hard-pressed to answer. There’s so much to love about both games, and each one, for all their similarities, is unique. But which is better?<p>Perhaps I’ll answer that in a longer post at a later date. For now, if you happen to have …

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Google Introduces “Gmail Blue” — It’s Completely Blue, Because Brown Was a “Disaster”

The Google April Fool’s train continues with the announcement of “Gmail Blue.” Yes, it’s a version of Google’s email service where everything is the color blue. The YouTube one from earlier was OK, and the Nose one was just so-so, but I’d actually use this product if it existed, especially since it …

Twitter Announces “Twttr” — Will Start Charging $5 A Month If You Want To Tweet Using Vowels

Vowels aren’t really necessary in today’s digital age, are they? Twitter doesn’t think so, as it announced a new “two-tiered” service including its free model called “Twttr.” You can only tweet without vowels though. Want the vowels back? Pony up $5 a month. Seems like a pretty sweet deal to …

PlayJam's GameStick joins the battle of the Android consoles (hands-on)

The portable Android gaming console GameStick proved to be a hit when it reached its $10,000 Kickstarter goal in just two days — and here at GDC 2013 PlayJam is showing off the the developer version that will be shortly shipping out to some early backers. In concept, the GameStick is similar to the …

Nintendo video shows speed improvements of April Wii U software update

Since we first got a look at the Wii U, one of our biggest complaints has been its unbelievably laggy user interface. Thankfully, a partial fix is on the way next month, and now we’re getting a look at what kind of a difference it’s going to make. In a video (below) posted to Nintendo’s YouTube …

Digitimes says Apple is working on a 4K TV for either later this year or early next year

According to <i>Digitimes</i>, Apple is planning on launching a TV set either later this year or in early 2014. The site, which has a mixed track record, says that the display is of 4K resolution. Specifically, the report calls for a 3840 x 2160 panel in the TV. While the site says Apple could be working …

SEGA to release original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Android soon

Retro gaming is going strong in 2013. Recently Namco made Pac-Man free after 33 years and now SEGA has announced at the 2013 Game Developers Conference that it will be releasing the original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Android. The game isn’t just a simple port but a complete re-work of the 90’s …

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