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New Chinese law governs video game loot boxes

China has just passed a new regulation pertaining to video games with microtransactions (specifically, loot boxes), and it's a pretty interesting law that could eventually find its way overseas. As translated by NeoGAF user chillybright, th...   read

 
 
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Deal: GameStop has used and refurb Wii systems starting at only $39.99

Rather than leaping forward into the future of gaming for the holidays, why not take on a blast from the past with the original Nintendo Wii on sale for $40? That's what GameStop is signaling today at least with an online-only drop to $39.9...   read

 
 
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Hey uh, Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash actually looks pretty fun

Think of the perfect steak, one from your favorite restaurant. Perhaps it's momma's homecookin' or even your own hand-crafted meaty heaven. Then think how tasty that juicy, warm, medium-well steak made just the way you like it tastes. Woul...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run will have no microtransactions, only a buyout option

Nintendo got into the smartphone game hella late, but not too late, it seems, as there's already a lot of buzz for their upcoming first real mobile title (Miitomo doesn't really count), Super Mario Run. Based on Eurogamer's findings, i...   read

 
 
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Bully gets a 10th anniversary re-release on mobile

Rockstar is continuing its trend of mobile re-releases by announcing that Bully: Anniversary Edition is now available on Android and iOS. This release contains all of the extra features from the Wii, Xbox 360, and PC release of the game, so...   read

 
 
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Review: Werewolves Within

Odds are you've played a game called "werewolf" or "mafia" once in your life. The rules are simple -- one or more people are an "imposter" of sorts, among a group of normal players who are attempting to figure out said imposter. At the end ...   read

 
 
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First third-party Nintendo Switch exclusive stars boy with Asperger's syndrome

The Nintendo Switch has its first third-party exclusive: Seasons of Heaven by France-based AnyArt Productions, who is known for indie titles such as Seasons of Heaven. I started to write Story of Seasons three different times befo...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II coming to the West next April

Although this was accidentally leaked by Best Buy a few days back, it's good to get a solid confirmation of Dragon Quest Heroes II's Western release...with a caveat. Releasing on PlayStation 4, the sequel with hit North American shores Apri...   read

 
 
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Act fast: upcoming Sea of Thieves technical alpha has limited spots

Rare has announced that it will be running an alpha for Sea of Thieves over the course of three days from December 16 through December 18, 2016. There be a rub, however: only 1,000 'insiders' will be given a time-slot during that period in ...   read

 
 
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Watch (a very much alive) Sean Bean's soothing voicework for Civilization VI

As if Sean Bean doesn't already joke about dying in nearly every one of his films, he makes a crack about being "replaced" in the next Civilization, creating a canon death for his character, the narrator. It's heartbreaking! More triumphant...   read

 
 


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Review: Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality

Playing the PC version of Surgeon Simulator, Bossa Studios' gory slapstick operation game, was like being in charge of a mechanized shell of a human whose arm, hand, and individual fingers were each run by tiny mech pilots. The controls wer...   read

 
 
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Dress up time! Give Aqua cute outfits in Kingdom Hearts 2.8

Sometimes I feel stressed with all the things I have going on in my life and clearing games from my backlog can occasionally feel like self-imposed work, especially when I don't particularly enjoy a game but am playing it to completion out...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Metroid: Other M

The Wii U actually has several additions today, one new, one port, several Virtual Console games -- but hey, it's something. In addition to the shooter Teslapunk, you can also download Bridge Constructor Playground, Fire Emblem: Shadow...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go shinies, sponsored avatar items datamined

The latest update for Pokemon Go has been datamined, and although it isn't concrete proof of all 100 Silver and Gold era creatures heading into the game on December 12, it's something. Sounds files for the upcoming 100 Pokemo...   read

 
 
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Resogun is back...in 4K form

Resogun graced the PS4 back in 2013, and was one of the console's first PlayStation Plus games. But Housemarque (a wonderful developer that knows its niche) isn't done with it yet, as it has announced a 4K/HDR update alongside of its new ga...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run demos are in Apple stores today

When Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aimé visited The Tonight Show last night, their first objective was to let Jimmy Fallon show off the imminent Super Mario Run. One piece of new information came out of the interview; starting tod...   read

 
 
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Shigeru Miyamoto sat in with The Roots to play the Super Mario Bros. theme

Say what you will about Jimmy Fallon (and trust me, my joyless co-workers have), but with this year being so terrible, I feel like we need his brand of entertainment now more than ever. You may look at Fallon and see somebody feigning excit...   read

 
 
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You'll be able to download a demo for NieR: Automata from PSN later this month

[Update: The NieR: Automata demo will also be available for download in North America and Europe on December 22, 2016, according to Square Enix.] Well, NieR: Automata will be on store shelves come March (or February if you're in Japan)...   read

 
 
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Should you play Final Fantasy XV now, or wait? Let's unpack these upcoming story updates

As you may have heard, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has plans for expanding the game. No, not just the paid DLC or PS4 Pro performance updates! Phrases like "gameplay satisfaction" and "story changes" were used, which freake...   read

 
 
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First live look at the new Nintendo Switch

Nintendo revealed its new home (and portable!) video game console, the Switch, two months back with a commercial. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime brought the new console with him for an appearance on The Tonight Show, for ou...   read

 
 
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Shigeru Miyamoto has really let himself go

Not sure what the Legend of Zelda and Mario creator is doing court-side. I guess he's hanging in New York with Reggie.   read

 
 
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Rumour: Dark Souls III may be heading to the Nintendo Switch

When it was first revealed that From Software would be working on producing titles for Nintendo's upcoming console -- the Nintendo Switch -- my mind raced. Immediately, I thought of the possibility of playing games like Dark Souls whil...   read

 
 
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Just listening to this data-mined P.T. audio is unnerving

On the opposite end of the spectrum from that absurdly funny fan-made Metal Gear Solid V animation that swapped in Norman Reedus' character and Lisa from P.T., here we have another great find dug up by data miners: all the spooky scary voi...   read

 
 
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Grasshopper Manufacture's The Silver Case is heading to PS4 in April

Back in October, Grasshopper Manufacture's The Silver Case was rereleased for PC on Steam, GOG and The Humble Store. This also marked its debut in Western territories, as its original 1999 PlayStation release was only released in ...   read

 
 
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NES Classic edition restocking soon

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition has been THE must-have toy for the holidays this year, and it's been sold out pretty much everywhere since it released on November 11. Much like the early days of the Wii, the consoles are going for up to five...   read

 
 
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