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The reason your League of Legends’ ping is high: Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T

North American League of Legends players are reporting some latency, and many are demanding that developer Riot add more servers. But that probably won’t solve the problem.<p>Gamers on the League of Legends subforum on the Internet aggregation website Reddit are reporting high pings when playing …

The Worst Video Games of 2014

Video game developers reached spectacular heights in 2014, creating games that entertained, enlightened, and elevated the medium.<p>These are not those games.<p>These are the losers, the stinkers, the games that wasted the time and money of everyone involved. These games aren’t just boring or buggy, but …

2014 in review: the year that sucked for everyone but Nintendo

If I had to throw my stones on one side of the pond, I'd be inclined to agree with some of my colleagues: 2014 was a real armpit of a year.<p>But we're not here to dwell on game failures, or studio closures, or toxic culture, or any of the other negatives — no, none of that, not again. Instead, I'd …

Kid Icarus: Uprising now out on Nintendo 3DS eShop

<i>Kid Icarus: Uprising</i> is now available on Nintendo eShop to download for your 3DS system, Nintendo of America announced through its official Twitter account.<p>Starting this week, the title can be purchased through eShop for $34.99. The game received a 9 out of 10 from Polygon when it first released …

PokeRap Updated to Include All 718 Pokemon

And it's a bloody ordeal.<p>An updated version of the PokeRap has been created that cycles through all 718 of the critters.<p>College Humor thought it was …

'First-person Pokemon' puts you in the shoes of Pikachu

A new video from Machinima imagines what a Pokemon battle looks like from the perspective of one of the inhabitants.<p>The video features a battle between two of the franchise's original 151 monsters, the Grass-type starter Bulbasaur and the electric mouse Pikachu, the series' mascot. Both Pokemon go …

Wii production ends

Wii production in Japan has come to an end, according to an update on Nintendo's Japanese website. A statement posted to the page and translated by Kotaku reads "production ended."<p>Earlier this month, Nintendo said it would cease production on the aging platform "soon."<p>It is not clear what this …

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The Visual History of The Legend of Zelda

Over 25 years of adventure.<p>Nintendo's Legend of Zelda is one of the most long-running and storied franchises in video game history.<p>And while that …

Wall decals open a window to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

In celebration of Nintendo's newly released title, <i>The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD</i>, wall graphics retailer Blik is offering decals featuring art inspired by the game.<p>Decals are on sale for $37 each and are modeled after stained glass window art. Choices include Link fighting the Helmaroc …

Nintendo 2DS targeting demographic of 'very young kids,' says Nintendo

Nintendo's recently announced Nintendo 2DS, a version of the Nintendo 3DS hardware that's playable only in 2D, will target a demographic of thrifty consumers as well as "very young kids," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told CNBC.<p>"what we did here was we focused in on a key consumer …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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The Sims 4 is a better reflection of who we are as humans today

The sims are the ultimate expression of transhumanism, their fundamental, constant transformations powered by both technology and a reflection of how real humanity is changing.<p>Like the first children of the Twitter generation, of Internet submersion, the avatars of <i>The Sims 4</i> won't just be able to …

Layton 7 for mobile, 3DS will put a new spin on the series

<i>Layton 7</i>, the next game in Level-5's Professor Layton series will put a new spin on the six-year mystery adventure series, the company announced today during its Vision 2013 conference.<p>According to a post on NeoGAF summarizing the conference, <i>Layton 7</i> will take the franchise in a "brand new …

Kinect turns your bathtub into a giant liquid touchscreen

Researchers have created a "touchscreen" for your bathtub. With only a Kinect sensor and a projector, AquaTop display facilitates interacting with virtual objects using just your hands. In order to function properly, the system requires you add some bath salts to your tub, which will turn the water …

Sakurai walks you through Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS

Eager for more Super Smaaaaaaaash Brothers after Nintendo finally unveiled the next entry in the beloved brawler series? Designer Masahiro Sakurai …

Lego Marvel Pre-E3 2013

E3 2013 preview: what to expect from the biggest gaming event of the year

This year's edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo — better known as E3 — is important for several reasons. In a world where the need for dedicated game consoles seems to be diminishing, both Sony and Microsoft will be laser-focused on showing you why you need to buy a PlayStation 4 and Xbox …

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Zelda stop-motion video pits a Hylian hero against formidable foes

John Huang, an amateur filmmaker with a fondness for stop-motion animation, released a video this week called "Zelda Stop Motion Stage 1: The Knife Lord," that pits Hyrule's hooded hero against some unusual foes.<p>Check out the video above to see Link slice, kick and employ some unique magic to …

Gameplay videos of Sonic: Lost World's Wii U and 3DS versions

Sonic: Lost World is fast, colorful, and filled with new takes on series staples. See it yourself in IGN's first look at both the Wii U and 3DS …

Sega bringing Mickey, Sonic and more to E3 2013

Sega will bring games starring Mickey Mouse, Sonic the Hedgehog and soldiers old and new to E3 2013, according to a post on the Sega Blog.<p>Games on the show floor will include <i>Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse</i> (PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, Windows PC), Relic Entertainment's <i>Company of</i> …

'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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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare leaked through E3 promotional materials

<i>Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare</i>, an apparent upcoming installment of PopCap Games' franchise packed with plants and undead, was outed today in a photo published by Gamekyo showing promotional materials from E3 2013.<p>The photo for the unannounced game shows a classic series zombie decked out in …

A Hat in Time hopes to atone for the platforming sins of Donkey Kong 64

The collect-a-thon platformer genre is dead, Danish indie developer Jonas Kaerlev explained. His studio, Gears for Breakfast, a global collective of volunteers living in Denmark, the U.K., Australia and the U.S., is trying to revive it with <i>A Hat in Time</i>, the team's first project which has …