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Nintendo CEO’s strategy for mobile, console, and quality-of-life is all about ‘individuality’

Nintendo chief executive officer Satoru Iwata delivered on his promise to generate a full-year profit, but achieving that goal has not made him any less vague about the future.<p>Following its earnings report, Nintendo issued a statement from Iwata that briefly highlighted some of the company’s …

Universal Parks & Resorts

No Ironsights in Star Wars: Battlefront, Playable AT-STs Confirmed

New details about DICE's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront shooter have emerged regarding the game's weapon aiming system and vehicles.<p>First, DICE executive producer Patrick Bach tells <i>OXM</i> (via GamesRadar) that Battlefront will not have ironsights, a staple of the developer's other major franchise, …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Total War: Attila Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with New Celtic Factions

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Creative Assembly announced the Celts Culture Pack containing several new Celtic factions and missions for Total War: Attila. Reflecting their historical role, Celtic units focus heavily on mobility, guerrilla warfare, and raiding.<p>Until now, Celtic factions have been …

Weekly Recap: GTA 5 PC Delayed Again, People Buy PS4 For Graphics

<b>THE BIG STUFF:</b><p><b>GTA 5 PC DELAYED AGAIN:</b> Oh, no! Rockstar Games this week announced that the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V had been delayed for a third time. The game is now scheduled to launch on April 14. "A bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible," the …

Battlefield Hardline PC -- "We're Not Just Porting It Over"

In a new post on the Battlefield Blog, Visceral Games gameplay systems producer Mike Glosecki outlines the many reasons he thinks Battlefield Hardline will shine on PC. He starts off by promising that the PC edition of the cops-and-robbers shooter is not just a simple port.<p>"We're doing what we can …

Visceral

This Bloodborne Boss Looks Terrifying

Sony and developer From Software have released a few images of a new boss from the upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive Bloodborne and it looks absolutely terrifying.<p>Darkbeast, as the boss is called, is an electric beast made up of giant skeletal remains. The lightning that courses through its body …

Sony

The World Is Nintendo's (If Only They'd Take It)

Thirty years after the debut of the NES, Nintendo still finds themselves as a leader in the video game industry. That’s an unprecedented position to be in, as all Nintendo’s rivals have fallen to their might, and stranger still, Nintendo persists in being the “model” example of many of the best …

How To Take The Best Screenshots On Xbox One and PS4

The Xbox One's latest system update introduced the ability to capture screenshots and share them online. Though the PlayStation 4 shipped with this functionality through the DualShock 4's Share button, its own screenshots are actually of inferior quality to the Xbox One's, as both consoles approach …

Call of Duty

Hyrule Warriors' Final DLC Includes an Unexpected Playable Character

<i>This story contains spoilers about a secret character in the Boss Pack DLC for Hyrule Warriors.</i><p>The fourth and final DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors is almost here. In addition to adding Ganon as a playable character, there's another secret, unlockable character awaiting players.<p>With the DLC having …

North America

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Review

Nintendo may be over-relying on 3D remakes of classic titles, but this game is still really great. Majora’s Mask was always a weird entry in the Zelda canon —weird, overcomplicated, and sometimes frustratingly hard. But a few tweaks now make quests easier to complete, and the remastered 3D graphics …

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena Mixes Twin Stick Shooters and MOBAs

Games Workshop and developer Whitebox Interactive have announced Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena, a new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.<p>Whitebox Interactive describes the game as a blend of the twin stick shooter and MOBA genres. Players will go into …

Intellectual Property

MMOs Are Finally Coming to Xbox - IGN Video

Very few of the MMOs previously announced for Xbox ever happened, until now. The Podcast Unlocked crew weighs in on this phenomenon.

Destiny - Destiny: Did The Weapon Adjustments Ruin PVP? - Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

This week Destin, Fran, and Lauren discuss whether or not the weapon adjustments have ruined PVP and need to be adjusted again.

Hidden Codes Discovered in Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

Riddle me this.<p>A number of internet sleuths have spotted and cracked the secret codes hidden within the Batman: Arkham Knight "Gotham is Mine" …

Shadow of Mordor The Bright Lord Review

Shadow of Mordor was one of my favorite games of 2014, so I was excited to play this new DLC. But it’s a bit of a letdown. You play as Celebrimbor, and you’re armed with the One Ring, but the action is so crushingly hard that the adventure’s not much fun. Well made, but only recommended for savants …

If You Like Descent, Watch This Trailer for 6DoF Shooter Sublevel Zero

If you miss Descent's aerial first-person gameplay, you'll want to keep an eye out for Sublevel Zero, a new six-degree-of-freedom shooter.<p>If you haven't played Descent before, it's a lot like other straightforward first-person shooters from the '90s, only you're in a spaceship, so you're able to …

Puzzles

Star Trek Online game developers are building a digital memorial to Leonard Nimoy

Everyone's finding a way to honor Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at the age of 83. <i>Star Trek Online</i> developer Cryptic Studios has announced that it is building a permanent memorial to Nimoy — and Spock — in the world of the 2010 MMO. Nimoy's connection to <i>Star Trek Online</i> goes deeper …

Happy XCOM day, commander

Notice anything particularly interesting about this image? When Redditor cdos93 posted it, I didn't see why, but yep, there it is. That's today's date, the starting point in 2012's <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown.</i><p>Apparently, yesterday, alien probes landed in some city and took a bunch of humans hostage. Then, …

Latest 'Final Fantasy 15' Footage Takes You Underground

With the Episode Duscae demo set for release alongside Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, we’re now getting some more gameplay footage for Final Fantasy 15. In the latest of these we’re taken underground to look at the game’s dungeons.<p>What you can see clearly in this new footage is that this is very much an …

Valve partnering with HTC to make virtual reality headsets

Valve's virtual reality device is called the Vive, and it is being made by HTC. Today in Barcelona, the CEO of HTC revealed that the company is partnering with Valve to develop the headset. HTC says it will be available to consumers before the end of the year.<p>"We believe that virtual reality will …

How to predict Destiny's future

Over the past few weeks, Reddit user megamanexe4 has posted leaked information about <i>Destiny</i>'s upcoming <i>House of Wolves</i> expansion. Following the initial <i>House of Wolves</i> leaks, the same redditor shared accurate predictions about this week's <i>Nightfall</i> strike and Xur's inventory, as well as some …

How Sword Coast Legends is a ‘digital boxed set’ and on the ‘bleeding edge on Realms lore’

Earlier this month, <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> publisher Wizards of the Coast announced Sword Coast Legends, the first party-based role-playing game set in the beloved Forgotten Realms since 2008’s Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir. That’s nearly an entire generation in the gaming industry.<p>So, what took …

Why our brains see the black and blue dress as white and gold

Have you seen this dress ? Depending on whom you ask, it might be black and blue or white and gold .<p>Tumblr/Swiked<p>The debate, which started after a photo of the dress was posted on Tumblr , has raised some obvious scientific questions about why people are seeing the dress in different colours. …

The Brain

'No Man's Sky' Packed With Activities -- Space Combat, Trading, Mining, Even Terraforming

As a recent Elite: Dangerous fan and general space game enthusiast, I’ve been cautiously optimistic about No Man’s Sky since its admittedly stunning debut. No, it wasn’t the breathtaking procedurally generated planets that left me leery, and it certainly wasn’t the hypnotic soundtrack from …

Trading

How 'Strange Magic' kept George Lucas's touch—without George Lucas

<i>Strange Magic</i> had been percolating in George Lucas’s mind since his days working on the <i>Star Wars</i> prequels. Yet when the filmmaker sold his production …

Microsoft Announces Xbox App for Windows 10, Cross-Platform MP and Xbox Streaming on PC

During the <i>Windows 10</i> keynote Microsoft announced the <i>Xbox App</i> for <i>Windows 10</i>, which will basically bring the Xbox One social experience and more to the …

Windows 10

‘The Witcher 3’ Trailer Brings New Players Up To Date

The wait continues for <b>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</b>, as the developers at CD Projekt Red are hedging their bets – now setting release for May 19, 2015. …

BioWare Shares Inquisition Stats, Including How Many Dragons You’ve Killed

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a story of love and loss and demons. There are also dragons, and you have killed quite a few of them.<p>Earlier today, …

JUJU Review – A ‘Mario-Donkey Kong-Sonic’ Clone That’s Fun but Fails to Stand Out

I can’t help but feel as if I’ve played this before. That was the first thought I had when diving into <i>Juju</i> with my six year old son. Borrowing …