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Remedy's next title will be published by 505 Games

For the first time since the release of Max Payne 2, Remedy Entertainment doesn't have the safety net of a first-party publishing deal for its next major game. The Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer spent the majority of the pa...   read

 
 
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Nintendo talks NES Classic discontinuation: 'we don't have unlimited resources'

The NES Classic has sold 2.3 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo. And now the nostalgic little device -- which was originally meant to be "a product for last holiday" -- is discontinued. Were you able to get your hands on one? I ...   read

 
 
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Atlus has a slight change of heart regarding Persona 5 streaming

Along with restricting use of the PlayStation 4's built-in share feature for Persona 5, earlier this month Atlus issued harsh guidelines for folks who still intended to stream the game or upload footage. It was the kind of thing reviewers w...   read

 
 
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Reports indicate Vivendi wants a majority takeover of Ubisoft by end of year

Vivendi's unwelcome invasion of Ubisoft is a saga that has stretched on for nearly two years now. There have been many chapters to the story, but almost every single one of them ends with Vivendi buying more control of Ubisoft against the v...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is back to its old, awful tricks again with upcoming amiibo waves

I don't know if Nintendo is trying to ensure the survival of amiibo after the figures started to decline a tad, sales-wise (seeing hundreds of Animal Crossing toys on the shelves not selling was probably not a great feeling), but they'...   read

 
 
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Ha, Konami is doing another Castlevania pachislot machine

I love how trolly the below commercial is. You open it, see the text, and hear the classic Castlevania music. It's so easy to get fired up, like maybe, just maybe Konami is coming out with a competitor for Bloodstained. But nope, it is...   read

 
 
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Atlus has strict capture and streaming guidelines for Persona 5 players

As you may have heard or discovered first-hand, Persona 5 restricts access to the PlayStation 4's share feature, a move Atlus says has to do with the "single-playthrough story" and a fear of spoilers. Today, the company elaborated on its ga...   read

 
 


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Two big names have left Square-Enix

March 31 was a quite an interesting day for the industry. It was Palmer Luckey's last day at Facebook, longtime developer Koji Ishitani's final day at Monolith Soft, and the last day at Square-Enix for Yoshinori Yamagishi and...   read

 
 
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A look at why some Nintendo Switch carts cost more than their multiplatform counterparts

So we're starting to get to the point where there are multiplatform releases on the Switch, and its prospects aren't looking good in the price department. As one of the first third-party developers to announce its physical pricepoint, Tequi...   read

 
 
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Kinda Funny co-creator quits following fallout from bad joke

Kinda Funny co-founder Colin Moriarty announced his resignation today, "effective immediately," in a Facebook post. This comes shortly after last week's controversy when he tweeted a flippant, asshole-dad-level joke on International Women's...   read

 
 
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Oculus exec warns developers about going all-in on VR right now

The annual DICE Summit is taking place in Las Vegas right now, which means that video game executives from all over the world are gathered together to talk shop. These are the industry's most influential decision-makers, and you best believ...   read

 
 
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Former Sony Online Entertainment CEO to lead a new Amazon Games studio

Amazon's intent to prove that its move into game development is a serious one. At last September's TwitchCon, the first three titles under the Amazon Games Studios banner were revealed. Now, it's adding to its pedigree by bringing on one of...   read

 
 
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(Update) Jury awards ZeniMax $500 million in lawsuit with Oculus

After almost three days of deliberation, a Dallas jury has reached a decision based on three weeks of testimony. The jury awarded ZeniMax half a billion dollars because it concluded that Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey violated a non-disclo...   read

 
 
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Playdead co-founder was paid $7.2 million to leave the company after a messy falling out

One month after the release of critically-acclaimed Inside, Playdead co-founder Dino Patti left Playdead. The departure was framed as career move, that Patti was off to seek new challenges after leaving his mark with Limbo and Inside. ...   read

 
 
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More games on Steam doesn't mean more money for Valve

Steam saw an unprecedented influx of new games in 2016. Of all the titles added to the distribution service since its 2003 launch, 38 percent of them were added last year. Many of those games are very bad, sure, but there's no questioning t...   read

 
 
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Fan project Pokemon Prism is dead, long live Pokemon Prism

This year hasn't been kind to Nintendo fan games. Project AM2R was killed, as was Uranium, which were both high profile re-imaginings of the Metroid and Pokemon universe respectively. Due to the latter's popularity there's a lot of pro...   read

 
 
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The new president of Kojima Productions is a former Konami president

Shinji Hirano, who once headed Konami Europe, has accepted an executive position at Kojima Productions, according to his LinkedIn profile. Hirano was previously employed  as president of Konami Digital Entertainment for Konami's Europe...   read

 
 
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Super stats for Super Mario Run but no one has any actual specifics

Mario's running to the right and Nintendo's running to the bank. After one day on the market, Super Mario Run is being crowned an unequivocal success. However, nobody's really sure exactly how successful it is. The one fact about Super...   read

 
 
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For Honor, a game that was said to be playable offline, now requires a constant connection

For Honor will require a consistent internet connection to play. This isn't all that unique; plenty of games have this restriction. What is unique about it is the way Ubisoft has backpedaled on previous statements. A few months ago, Fo...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft executives fined a combined $1.2 million for insider trading :(((

When news broke last month that five Ubisoft executives were accused of insider trading by a French stock market regulation committee, things didn't look bright for those men. They offloaded some of their shares of Ubisoft in the weeks befo...   read

 
 
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The Ubisoft and Vivendi drama heats up a little more

The fears of many people who follow the games industry might become a reality as Vivendi Entertainment now owns 25 percent of Ubisoft. As we reported a few months ago, once Vivendi acquires 30 percent of the company, it will be required by ...   read

 
 
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Five Ubisoft executives have been accused of insider trading

Some Ubisoft executives have found themselves in a precarious position after a French stock market regulation committee has accused them of insider trading. Now they're left to prove that they didn't offload company shares with knowledge th...   read

 
 
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RIP Vine, died sucking its own dick

Twitter is shutting down Vine, the video-sharing app it paid $30 million for in October of 2012, just four months after Vine was founded. It was a good app, sometimes.   read

 
 
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Bethesda's 'everyone experiences [our games] at the same time' policy is wildly inconsistent

So as you may have heard, Bethesda recently went public with their "we won't send out early copies" policy. This is something that many of us writers have been expecting since they took that route with Doom, so it doesn't come as a big surp...   read

 
 
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Bethesda 'values media reviews' by making sure you won't see them before release

Earlier today, Bethesda's Global Content Lead Gary Steinman issued a statement through their website about a change in how the company will handle media reviews moving forward. Bethesda will no longer provide copies of its games to rev...   read

 
 


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TheBlondeBass

Yay, faced my first hacked opponent in fire emblem heroes No matter what I did to his hector, even if his special wasnt charged, the game refused to deal damage to The skills that appeared on screen were just his basic

 
Roxas1359

The thing that sucks about always working the closing shift: I miss out on the Global T^T

 
BigDoniel

Thankfully Ive 5 nights off so I can check out the testpunch later today, all this talks got me

 
TheBlondeBass

huh, turns out nearly everybody here has a switch and an interest in ARMS

 
Fuzunga

The only problem I had with how Arms played is that I felt like it registered blocks constantly when I was just trying to move

 
Nathan D

With all the talk of Vanquish, I finally booted up my PS3 copy (which I forgot I Strangely enough, with the bad guys being space Russians, it is more relevant than it ever has

 
the navi is a lie

Arms seems better and better the more I hear about Might try the next testfire, if they have I wouldve today but I wasnt home

 
Shinta

Did you guys get the charging system down in Arms? Jump then punch when you land to Blocking charges both Or hold dash or jump to The longer you hold, the longer the charge Charging turns on the element in your gloves

 
Parismio

Gotta day thay testpunch was really I plan to get this game asap!

 
Jonathan Holmes

As someone who played Wii Sports Boxing every night for months, I can say that Arms good! I plan to play a lot of single player then maybe go back online everyone once in a

 

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