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Vintage video game collectors are paying up big time

For some gamers, the latest and greatest titles aren't worth waiting for. Instead, they're hunting through garage sales, flea markets, eBay and speciality stores for games that came out 20 years ago. And they're willing to pay top dollar.

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Oooh! PlayStation's Control is the newest game from Alan Wake studio | VentureBeat

Remedy and publisher 505 Games showed off Control at the PlayStation media briefing in Los Angeles today. As part of the event, which leads into the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony revealed a trailer that shows a woman working through a bizarre labyri

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Xbox One may work with Alexa and Google Assistant

You can already use Cortana if you want to command an Xbox One with your voice, but that's not very practical now that Kinect is no longer an option for the con...

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The Best Xbox One Games You're Not Playing

From off-kilter sports fun to genre-bending action experiences, here are the best Xbox One games you probably haven't played yet.

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'Star Wars' AR, VR experiences let fans live out their fantasies - CNN

'Star Wars' AR, VR experiences let fans live out their fantasies with 'Jedi Challenges' and 'Secrets of the Empire'

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

The record-setting score that settled the Donkey Kong arcade rivalry, made famous by the documentary The King of Kong, has been invalidated by Twin Galaxies, the de facto arbiter of arcade world records. What's more, Billy Mitchell, the occasionally contr

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Quests - Field Research Guide | Pokemon GO Hub

Niantic’s recent announcement about the introduction of the new Research Feature (quests) in Pokémon GO (See our news coverage here) certainly made a huge impression on the Pokémon GO community! In light of this incredible announcement, we have creat

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Magic Leap opens up its ‘Creator Portal’ with SDK and design guidelines for devs | TechCrunch

After maintaining a quiet presence for quite a while, Magic Leap is finally feeling a bit more chatty, at least when it comes to what they’re sharing with developers. As the Game Developers Conference kicks off in San Francisco this week, Magic Leap is

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Ataribox is now Atari VCS, preorder date revealed soon | VentureBeat

Atari has renamed its upcoming Ataribox console as the Atari VCS, which is a retro-inspired entertainment platform based on PC technology.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Twitch Audience is Bigger Than HBO or Netflix

Video game livestreaming platform Twitch has more viewers than both HBO and streaming giant Netflix, according to recently revealed SuperData analysis.

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Nintendo 3DS had its best January sales since 2013 | GamesBeat

The Nintendo 3DS handheld console just had its best January since 2013 in terms of consoles sold, according to the NPD Group. For hardware dollar sales, it was the portable’s best January since 2014.

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How a love for Minecraft can blossom into a love for reading | VentureBeat

Millions of kids around the world play Minecraft, and it didn’t take long for adults to notice something: It has educational value. With Microsoft’s MinecraftEdu leading the way, more schools are using Minecraft in classrooms, having their kids experi

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Grand Theft Auto V is still Take-Two's biggest hit with 90 million copies sold | VentureBeat

One of the biggest games of the decade has hit another milestone. Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has sped past 90 million copies sold-in to retailers and sold-through digitally worldwide. The 2013 open-world crime game has had “unparalleled longevity,�

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PS4 Vs PS4 Slim Vs PS4 Pro: What Are The Differences And Which PlayStation 4 Should You Buy? - GameSpot

We break down the specs, features, and price of the PS4, PS4 Slim, and PS4 Pro and let you know which PlayStation 4 is right for you.

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Nintendo confirms Super Mario animated film and Mario Kart mobile game | GamesBeat

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima told analysts during an earnings briefing that Nintendo will work with Illumination to produce an animated Super Mario movie, confirming a report that the company is finally prepared to put the terrible 1993 live-actio

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One of the most mysterious games ever made has suddenly returned from the void

I have never beaten Yume Nikki, but that was also sort of the point. I half-suspected that upon completion a candy-colored demon girl would reach out of my monitor and pull me into it. It’s a game about dreams that plays like one, with inscrutable puzzl

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Here Are Pokémon GO's 20 New Water/Ice Gen 3 Pokémon You Can Catch Right Now

Pokémon GO has released another batch of Gen 3 Pokémon into the wild. Here's who they are and how to catch them.

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Pokémon GO's Gen 3 Update Arrives With A Lot More Than Just New Pokémon

Pokemon GO's Gen 3 launch is here, but there's a lot more to this update than just 50 new Pokemon to catch.

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Introducing Weather and 50 Pokémon from the Hoenn Region in Pokémon GO!

Starting later this week, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and several more Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Mario Minions: 'Despicable Me' studio is ideal fit to reboot the plumber's movie career | GamesBeat

Nintendo is partnering with Illuminations on a new Mario Bros. movie, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Here's the final numbers on Xbox One X titles as console launches | GamesBeat

Microsoft launched its Xbox One X console around the world on Tuesday morning, billing the video game machine as the world’s most powerful console.

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Pokémon GO 0.79.2 data mine: Gen III is coming for Halloween!!! | Pokemon GO Hub

Trainers, it’s happening – we now have almost all of the required Generation III files in the APK! We’ve done a quick data mine and our suspicions were confirmed: Gen III Pokémon audio clips are now in the APK, but more importantly̷

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It's Unclear What Pokémon GO's Exclusive Mewtwo Raids Are Actually Adding To The Game

Pokémon GO continues its beta test of exclusive raid passes, and now they’re coming to more countries and non-sponsored PokeStops. But what are they adding to the game, really?

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Atari’s new game console sounds so completely pointless it’s hard to believe it’s real – BGR

Atari doesn't make game consoles anymore. The last time the company produced gaming hardware was in 1993 with the Atari Jaguar — or 1995's Jaguar CD add-on, if you want to be incredibly technical — but for some reason a new Atari system is on the way.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Stardust investments: a guide to spending the game’s most valuable resource

Trainers farm many things in Pokémon Go: pocket monsters, candy, evolution items, balls, revives, potions, experience. Of all the things that trainers try to acquire, Stardust may be the most valuable of all.

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Here's Everything That Can Hatch From Pokémon GO's Special Equinox Event Eggs

Niantic previewed a few Pokémon that would be popping up in the special Pokemon GO Equinox Event eggs, but the community has banded together to grab data from all corners of the globe to try and get something close to a full roster of what’s in these e

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Celebrate the Equinox! - Pokémon GO

With cool autumn nights quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and sunny spring days arriving in the Southern Hemisphere, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate the coming equinox with an in-game event. New seasons mean new adventures!

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Can Niantic Take Back Its Biggest Mistake With Pokémon GO's Legendaries?

Pokemon GO has made a serious mistake with Legendary Pokemon from the start, but it may be too late to fix it now.

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Introducing You To the Next Generation Of Monsters Coming To Pokémon Go

The third generation of Pokémon might be coming to Pokémon Go soon. Come meet your new friends.

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Pokémon GO gets three new Legendary Pokémon that’ll move around the world each month | TechCrunch

Back in July, Niantic introduced a new concept to Pokémon GO: Legendaries. Meant to be some of the hardest to catch, Legendary Pokémon are ultra-strong,..

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To avoid copyright disaster, the future of game streaming is licensing

We continue to sit on the edge of our seats watching the contests of League of Legends, Dota 2, and others on the big screen. But there’s a different contest to watch -- online streaming platforms battling it out for the most viewers and best streamers

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Pokémon Go Gym rework - Motivation, Gym Battles, Defender Bonus and how Gyms work in the new Gym update • Eurogamer.n

Pokémon Go Gyms are towering, spinning monuments found out in the wild, which can be captured from other Teams with gym battles, and defended by adding your…

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Pokémon GO's Latest Patch Reveals Hidden Data For 135 Gen 3 Pokémon

It’s time to start laying the groundwork for the next generation of Pokémon to make their way into GO, Generation 3, which has just arrived behind the scenes in Pokemon GO.

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Mewtwo Coming to Exclusive Raid Battles Soon! - Pokémon GO

In the coming weeks, you, too, will have the opportunity to battle and catch Mewtwo with the new Exclusive Raid Battle feature.

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Mewtwo released as a Pokemon GO Stadium Raid boss! | Pokemon GO Hub

Trainers, as we’re writing this article, an epic battle is taking place in Yokohama, at the Pokemon GO Stadium event. Mewtwo has been released as an exclusive Raid Boss for Stadium attendees, with a Boss Max CP of 49430. This release follows a stat

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It's Time For 'Pokémon GO' To Free Region-Locked Pokémon Permanently

What’s starting to grind my gears is what Niantic is doing with localized Pokémon GO events, official sponsored events in the US, Europe and Asia mainly that are giving out specific spawn rewards for simply existing and playing in the area.

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Pokémon Go Legendary Pokémon - How to catch Lugia, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres

Pokémon Go Legendary Pokémon have been hotly anticipated for some time, and are finally here. Fans of the classic games will remember them fondly - fro…

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Pokemon Go's Next Legendary Pokemon Zapdos, Moltres Will Be Available for Limited Time - IGN

Niantic details when players can expect the next two Legendary Pokemon to catch, as well as what caused some of Pokemon Go Fest's technical problems.

Music | Music

Radiohead album hides a 1980’s computer app with secret messages [Video]

Vinyl releases have become all the rage the last few years with a plethora of new turntables hitting the market and a seemingly endless stream of special edition album/soundtrack releases. Whether …

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I played Nintendo Switch with a stranger on a plane

I never thought it could happen to me, but it did ... I somehow ended up in a Nintendo commercial in real life. On my flight home from E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo game event in Los Angeles), I ended up talking with the person sitting next to me

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Sega will start releasing its classic games as free mobile apps

Sega is launching a new mobile gaming initiative called Sega Forever, the long-lived publisher announced today. Under that banner, the company plans to bring loads of games from all eras of its 30-year history to Android and iOS devices as free-to-play ap

Gaming | Pokemon Go

What’s changing in Pokémon GO?

Note: The features discussed in this article are gradually being rolled out and might not be available just yet. Some big changes are...

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The 30 best Spider-Man moments from the movies, games, and more | GamesRadar

Spider-Man might be a young chap in most comics, movies, and video games, but the character is in fact 55-years-old. Having first appeared in the anthology comic Amazing Fantasy #15, he's been slinging webs for decades and has made a fair few memories mak

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E3 2017: Everything We Know About Xbox One X - GameSpot

While most of Project Scorpio's tech specs were unveiled earlier this year, we now have a full picture of everything it offers.

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There's a huge PlayStation 4 game sale going on right now — here's all the best stuff

Interested in grabbing some great PlayStation 4 games with massive discounts? Now's your chance!

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Make Time for a Pokémon GO Adventure | Pokemon.com

Pokémon GO rocks with extra Rock-type Pokémon during a week of adventuring fun.

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Latest Pokemon GO update helps Unown catch process [and how!]

Before today, catching Unown in Pokemon GO was one of the most impossible tasks in the game - not least of all because of the scale of the breed. This Pokemon

Entertainment | Entertain Me

The Nintendo PlayStation is real, and now it’s fully operational

Two years ago, one of gaming’s greatest myths became a reality when a man named Terry Diebold unearthed the world’s only known prototype of the “Nintendo-PlayStation.” A Sony-created and branded machine, it was a hybrid Super NES that came with a

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New Nintendo 2DS XL hands-on: this is the 3DS that always should have been

The New Nintendo 2DS XL came as a surprise to the tech world. In the lead-up to the release of the Switch, Nintendo said its new portable hardware and its old handhelds would coexist. But as the...

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PC Gaming Weekly: Why we think PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is special | VentureBeat

One of the hottest games on Steam right now shows why the PC platform is so ideal for experimenting with different forms of gameplay.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Nintendo-themed Happy Meal toys are back at McDonald's, like it's the '90s again

Finally: a reason to buy a McDonald's Happy Meal as an adult.  McDonald's and Nintendo are...

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Nintendo might be releasing a mini-Super NES in time for Christmas

Last week, Nintendo broke the news that it had officially discontinued the NES Classic Edition, its super popular, super hard-to-find miniature NES with built-in games. Now, Eurogamer has reported that the Japanese gamemaker is getting ready to take the n

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Gran Turismo's Plan to Turn Even More Gamers into Real-Life Racers

The team behind the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport wants to take what the Nissan GT Academy started and go even bigger.

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NES Classic Edition has been discontinued

Last shipments hit stores this month

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After 30 years Nintendo finally fixed a typo in The Legend of Zelda

For nearly three whole decades grammar purists playing the English-language version of Nintendo's seminal NES adventure The Legend of Zelda have been bugged by a glaring typo in the largely text-free game. In the latest version of the acclaimed classic h

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A 'Pokémon GO' Shiny Magikarp/Gyarados Water Festival FAQ

Shiny Magikarp and Gyarados are finally a reality in Pokemon GO, but fans have a million questions about the pair. Here are some answers.

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Shiny Pokemon GO: all the details

As of mid-day yesterday, Shiny Pokemon GO monster are live - they're out there, released, in the wild! Today we're getting down to brass tacks on all the

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Game academy opens submissions for video game scholarships | VentureBeat | PC Gaming | by Dean Takahashi

The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), has opened submissions for all three of its annual scholarship programs benefiting students pursuing a dream career in the video games industry.

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GameStop will have more Nintendo Switch systems for sale starting March 22 | TechCrunch

Nintendo Switch is in short supply – which is good news for Nintendo, but not so great news for customers looking to get their hands on one of the new..

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‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ is a masterpiece: EW review

Since its debut on the NES, The Legend of Zelda has defined (and then redefined) action-adventure games for more than 30 years. Each Nintendo console has gotten its own magical installment, and the series has continually evolved and innovated, producing

Gaming | Pokemon Go

'Pokémon Go' Nest Migration? Niantic CEO Hanke hints at regional migration in the future

Could we be seeing a global nest migration for region specific Pokémon in 'Pokémon Go' soon?

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Next Major Pokemon GO Update Will Be A Complete Gym Overhaul

According to Niantic CEO John Hanke, the next major Pokemon GO update will be a complete gym overhaul with a huge focus on teamwork!

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Nintendo Switch review: pure potential - The Verge

Nintendo's best hardware ever, but many questions remain unanswered

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Niantic announces three major updates coming to Pokemon Go in 2017

Earlier this month, Niantic CEO John Hanke confirmed to Waypoint in an interview that trading and a player vs. player battle system would be coming to Pokemon Go "soon," but didn't provide any specific release dates.

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Pokemon Go egg chart: Every Pokemon you can hatch from Generation 2

Can't find that one Johto-region Pokemon you've been looking for in Pokemon Go running around in the wild? Maybe you can hatch it instead. As soon as the update rolled, Pokemon Go Hub began asking its visitors to submit their findings for Generation 2 e

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Pikachu Parties in Pokémon GO! | Pokemon.com

Keep your eye out for a special Pikachu wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day!

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Pokemon GO: How to Use (And Find!) Evolution Stones

On iOS & Android: Old favorites get new evolution methods in the Gen 2 update for Pokemon GO. Learn all about evolution items and how they work here.

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Pokemon Go Generation 2: List of Rare, Legendary, Regional

Now that there are more than 80 new Pokemon, which should you catch first? Here is a list of rare, regional, and legendary Pokemon from Generation II.

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How To Easily Evolve Eevee Into Umbreon Or Espeon In Pokémon Go

A naming trick will help you turn your eevee into one of its generation two incarnations.

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Hackers tweak NES Classic Edition to play games from other consoles

Hackers have been able to modify the NES Classic Edition to run RetroArch, giving the system the ability to run games originally released for the Game Boy, Sega Genesis, and Super Nintendo.

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You need to try these 5 free iPhone games that just launched on the App Store this week

One of our most popular features over the past couple of years has been our paid apps gone free posts , in which we find a bunch of apps that normally cost money, but are temporarily on sale for free. Today, we're introducing a new feature where we round

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Here are the Pokémon you should stockpile in 'Pokémon Go' before the 80 new ones are released into the wild

You'll want to save candies for certain Pokémon that are currently in the game, like Eevee and Seadra, that can evolve into unreleased second-gen creatures.

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Our World Is Expanding—Over 80 More Pokémon and New Features Are Coming! - Pokémon GO

Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here! Starting later this week, you’ll have the opportunity to catch more than 80 Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. We’ve also implemented some new features to enhance your Pokémon GO experience.

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Pokémon GO's Egg Hatching Got A Stealth Buff With The Valentine's Event

While Niantic will put something as small as “minor text fixes” in a Pokémon GO patch notes update, sometimes they can totally change something fundamental about the game and not say a word. That's exactly what's happened with a new change to egg hat

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Call of Duty will "return to its roots" after Infinite Warfare sales disappoint • Eurogamer.net

Don't expect another space-set Call of Duty for a long time - Activision has at last admitted what was clear all along - fans did not like last year's Call…

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Here Are All The Pink Pokémon You May Catch In Pokémon GO's Valentine's Event

Just a few hours ago, Niantic announced its Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day event which has just gone live as of 11 AM PST. Now, players are scrambling to figure out what exactly is going on, and what they’re about to be able to capture. Here's a comprehe

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Performance enhancers: Madden NFL 18 will run on Battlefield's Frostbite graphics engine | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff G

Electronic Arts has some of the best visual engineers in the gaming industry, and the publisher is now bringing that graphical firepower to its football sim.

Science & Technology | Computers

How To Buy The Right Gaming Computer - Best Gaming Laptop, Best Gaming Computer

Finding the right gaming computer can be a daunting challenge, especially for hard-core gamers. There’s a number of different things to consider when buying a gaming computer. Today, we’re exploring what you need to know before you purchase yo

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Every Game Release Date in 2017 - GameSpot

Here's a game release date schedule of all the upcoming PS4, Xbox One, and PC games coming in 2017 so far.

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Nintendo Switch specs: less powerful than PlayStation 4 | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

The Nintendo Switch game console coming next year won’t be more powerful than Sony’s three-year-old PlayStation 4, according to sources who talked to GamesBeat about the upcoming Nintendo console’s specifications.

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Nintendo’s mini NES is here to take you on a much-needed nostalgia trip

Howdy, Gameologerinos, and welcome to our weekly thread for the discussion of weekend gaming plans and recent gaming glories. It’s been a tough week around these parts. I know it was hard for me to find the wherewithal to cobble my mind back together an

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BlizzCon: Everything Blizzard announced today | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb

BlizzCon is underway in Anaheim, California, and publisher Blizzard Entertainment used its annual massive fan event to make several big announcements. But don’t go back and sit through the video just to get the news because you were busy when it was liv

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

PlayStation games coming to Android and iOS | WIRED UK

Sony is planning to revive earlier PlayStation classic for a new life as apps and games on your mobile

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Ed Smith And The Imagination Machine: The Untold Story Of A Black Video Game Pioneer | Fast Company | Business Innovat

At APF in the 1970s, as the second-known African-American video game engineer, he helped create an industry.

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Sony Is Launching a Cheaper PS4

It goes on sale in September. September will be déjà vu all over again for Sony and the PlayStation 4.

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No Man’s Sky: everything you need to know before playing

No Man’s Sky is a game that lets you live out your wildest science fiction exploration fantasies, and it does so without falling into traditional gaming categories. It doesn’t have realistic guns,...

Science & Technology | Technology

How Pokémon GO Is Helping With My Autism and Depression | I'm Not a Robot

So I've been playing a lot of Pokémon GO lately. Along with almost everybody else. I'm thinking this game is a unifying cultural phenomenon second only to

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Xbox One S review – a beautiful upgrade, but only for 4K fanatics | Technology | The Guardian

Microsoft’s first major upgrade to console offers a sleek new chassis and 4K Ultra HD features – but do you need them?

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Important Study: L.A. Has More Rare Pokemon Than Any Other U.S. City: LAist

A travel site claims to have narrowed down the top six cities with the rarest catches for Pokemon Go.

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How to play 'Pokémon Go' if you live in the suburbs

When it comes to 'Pokémon Go,' not all locations are create equal.

Business & Finance | Business

Nintendo can't count on Pokémon Go to pull itself out of the red | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

Nintendo reported net losses for the quarter that ended June 30, and it forecasted no change in its previous revenue projections, a clear sign as any that Pokémon Go isn’t a savior for its bottom line.

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I Have Finally Figured Out 'Nearby' Tracking In 'Pokémon GO' - Forbes

Tracking nearby Pokémon is one of the most difficult and confusing aspects of Pokémon GO, but there is actual logic to the system, and it can work for you if you follow just a few relatively simple steps.

Science & Technology | Technology

Breaking: It’s Now Officially Cool to Hate Pokémon Go | WIRED

As the tide of public opinion turns on Pokemon Go , people call for nerds to get off their lawns. Literally.

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'Pokémon Go' is actually bringing families together

Family bonding time has become an unexpected and welcome side effect of 'Pokémon Go'.

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Here's How Many Wii U Units Nintendo Hoped to Sell - Fortune

Nintendo had hoped to sell far more Wii U units than it actually did, the company acknowledged recently on an investors call.

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8 best games of 2016 (so far)

It's the halfway point of 2016, a perfect time to take stock of the best entertainment offerings of the half-year. Check out our picks for the best games of the year below — and since "The top 16 of 2016" is exactly 50% premature, we chose the Top 8.

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Our 15 Most Anticipated Video Games This Summer | TIME

From No Man's Sky to Destiny, here's a look at the video games we're most looking forward to playing this summer.

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AMD Brings More Console Features To PC Gaming With New 'Shader Intrinsic Functions' For GPUOpen - Forbes

Advanced Micro Devices made a big press splash when they won all three major game console platforms. Their presence inside the Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PS4 and Nintendo Wii U has benefited the company financially at the operating income level and has gove

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III drives strong sales for Activision Blizzard | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

Call of Duty: Black Ops III sales helped drive a strong first quarter for Activision Blizzard, with monthly active users up both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year, setting an all-time record for the franchise, Activision Blizzard announced today.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Growing up in arcades: 1979-1989

  Goddamn, do these photos bring back memories! I mean, this is exactly what it looked like in the ‘70s and ‘80s hanging out at arcades. I never really played the games back then as I wasn’t very good at them, but I did hang out wit

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Microsoft to finally unveil its universal Xbox apps later this month | The Verge

Microsoft is planning to unveil its universal Xbox apps later this month. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the software giant will detail a number of apps and...

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The NES arrived in America 30 years ago | Plugged In - Yahoo Games

From Yahoo Games: On October 18, 1985, Nintendo renamed the Famicom and released it in North America as the NES.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook wants you to play games in Messenger - Here's Why

Facebook has confirmed it is in talks with several developers to make games for Messenger. It's currently unclear how exactly these games will work with the messaging app and when the first games might arrive.

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The future of gaming? Think 'Star Trek' and 'Matrix,' experts say - Dallas Business Journal

In the next five to 10 years, the gaming industry will have a whole new set of markets in which it will play and add a new set of developers to cater to it.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

After 32 years, town lifts arcade game ban

A Massachusetts town has decided it's time to finally lift a ban on arcade games it established when Ms. Pac-Man was new.

Science & Technology | TECH

Atari U.S. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The iconic video game company Atari U.S. has filed for bankruptcy. The move is aimed at breaking the American branch away from its unprofitable French parent.