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Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime On Switch Voice Chat, Lack Of Back-Ups Saves And 'Virtual Console'

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, is at E3 in Los Angeles this week to promote Nintendo’s latest resurgence and hype people up on …

Gaming

Nintendo Switch’s Classic Game Collection is different from Virtual Console (update)

Retro game program arrives alongside online service<p>Although Nintendo Switch will receive revamped retro games as part of its online service, don’t consider that program a Virtual Console replacement, according to an interview in Famitsu.<p>“Classic Games Selection (tentative name) is different from …

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Valve is not your friend, and Steam is not healthy for gaming

The illusion behind the “Good Guy Valve” reputation<p>The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, Polygon as an organization. More on how Polygon writes opinion pieces.<p>The drive to be on the bleeding edge …

Why 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Reminds Me of a 27-Year-Old Game

I’ve been thinking about the way <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>, one of the best thing’s Nintendo’s yet made, reminds me of another game I …

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What the game industry thinks of Nintendo’s Switch

Developers and executives discuss the hybrid system.<p>Four days from today, Nintendo's latest console will go on sale.<p>A little over four years since the launch of Wii U, a little over four months since Nintendo announced Switch, and to many, the system seems like a breath of fresh air — a game …

10 Things Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto Told Us About Switch and More

Nintendo Creative Fellow and game design luminary Shigeru Miyamoto is renowned for his work on foundational franchises like <i>Donkey Kong</i>, <i>Super Mario</i> …

Retrogaming

Netflix Has Announced a Castlevania TV Show for 2017

There aren’t <i>any</i> dang details about it but, at some point this year, we’ll get the chance to watch somebody from <i>Castlevania</i>’s Belmont family fighting …

E3 Opens To The Public For The First Time Ever

For the first time ever, E3 is opening its doors to the public. The Entertainment Software Association, which organizes the event every year, announced today that an allotment of 15,000 tickets will be made available for anyone to buy this coming Monday, February 13.<p>Priced at $250 (or $150 as part …

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'Star Trek' cast and crew, including J.J. Abrams and George Takei, sign an open letter against Trump

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein poked fun at Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson's struggle to name his favorite world leader by listing a few of her favorites in a series of tweets Thursday.<p>When a few news outlets pointed out that no one she listed had been elected to lead a country, …

Microsoft says this might be the last console generation

Earlier today I sat down with Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft's head of Xbox games marketing, to talk about Xbox One, Project Scorpio and the future of console gaming. Here are Greenberg's thoughts on three key topics.<p>On Project Scorpio–exclusive titles<p>At E3, Xbox head Phil Spencer said that all games …

TV Titans Roundtable: 5 Chiefs Spar Over the Future (and Netflix's Role as Arch-Frenemy)

"More is not better. Only better is better," says HBO's Richard Plepler as he joins Netflix's Ted Sarandos, A+E's Nancy Dubuc, AMC's Josh Sapan and …

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