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Fortnite's latest Switch patch brings gyroscope aiming

Fortnite Season Five has just started and with it comes a new update for the game. While the list of changes is fairly extensive, one notable addition to the Switch version is gyroscope aiming. While I don't personally care for such an incl...

 
 
 
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Review: Star Trek: Bridge Crew

If there's any quintessential Star Trek fantasy, it's probably of being on the bridge of one of the series' iconic starships. Be it the Enterprise, Defiant, or Voyager, Star Trek has long defined itself through command decks and t...

 
 
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1-2-Switch revealed to have 28 games including 'Baby'

Ever since 1-2-Switch has been announced it's been met with lots of criticism. The more we saw and the more we played, the more skeptical we have all become of this $50 party game. One thing that was not completely disclosed until toda...

 
 
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Arms is beautiful and fun, but not the next big eSport

There are times when I feel like I'm not playing a game to its max potential, that there is some high skill ceiling I'm not quite reaching. That often comes when playing fighting games, but not just fighting games. Games like Crysis an...

 
 
 
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Star Fox Zero's motion controls can't be fully disabled

IGN reports that, despite earlier claims, motion controls can't be fully disabled for Star Fox Zero. Nintendo issued a statement explaining that "motion controls cannot be entirely disabled in Star Fox Zero, although players will have some ...

 
 
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Sony patents new Power Glove for PlayStation VR

One challenge facing virtual reality designers is what they should do with the player's hands. Some games, like flight simulators, have it relatively easy. A joystick and throttle can easily mirror what's going on in a cockpit. But for most...

 
 
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Scalebound originally starred a young, female protagonist

Scalebound is one of those games I've just been excited about since it was shown off at E3 last year. A new game from Platinum, the master of character action, about riding dragons into ancient combat while modern music blares in your Beats...

 
 
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Review: Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey

"A game that captures pictures of you when you pose to build levels for your character to platform on? This is gonna be a blast," I thought naively as I excitedly volunteered to review Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey, "Finally something ...

 
 
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Has Microsoft killed Kinect?

Talking of backwards compatibility... did you notice what wasn't on that list of playable titles? Kinect games. There are no Kinect games. No Kinectimals, no Kinect Sport, no Dance Central. It seems that Xbox's all-singing, all-dancing moti...

 
 
 
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Think a game has bad controls? Maybe it's your fault

Number 56 on the master list of 235 "Things that I say that sometimes annoy people who play videogames" is that it's very rare for a game to have "bad" controls. Most of the time when people say that, they are focusing too much their idea ...

 
 
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There's going to be a Fruit Ninja Kinect 2

A ratings board listing has outed the existence of Fruit Ninja Kinect 2. You cool with that? Fruit Ninja was one of the rare titles for Xbox 360 that made decent use of the motion-sensing device, so it makes sense that the newer console wou...

 
 
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Myo is a hands-free alternative for the Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is a great piece of equipment, and up until now you needed to use motion--based controllers to simulate your own arms in some Rift games. Myo looks to take things one step further by freeing up your hands, thus creating a m...

 
 
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Apple definitely bought the original Kinect company

Apple confirmed that they bought PrimeSense, the company behind the original Kinect, for $360 million dollars. A spokesmen told the BBC that "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our pur...

 
 
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Kinect 2.0 tech demos showcase a more responsive system

Ever dedicated to evangelizing the usefulness of Kinect 2.0, Microsoft has released two tech demos showcasing the camera's improvements over its predecessor. The first video focuses on how the Kinect 2.0 interacts with your body: reading y...

 
 
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Xbox One's Kinect won't work anywhere but on Xbox One

When Kinect launched for Xbox 360, it was immediately compatible with Windows PCs. When Xbox One's Kinect launches, that won't be the case. Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One's Kinect sensor was built specifically with the new console in...

 
 
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This is what Double Fine's Leap Motion game looks like

Following the release schedule for the Leap Motion Controller and tease that Double Fine would have a game of its own for the device, more details have come out. This new title, "a music driven score challenge game" designed by folks who wo...

 
 
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Microsoft is interested in using Kinect tech for tablets

Some of us aren't so keen on using Kinect for playing most types of games, but that's not to say the technology doesn't have its applications elsewhere. Can you imagine Microsoft integrating Kinect with laptops or tablets? Chief research an...

 
 
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Witcher 3 gets horses and fire, Beyond gets Willem Dafoe

As we do every Friday (except for sometimes) we did a live Destructoid Show. CD Projekt Red announced some stuff about The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, and then dropped some new screens. Some stuff is being released in May, including Met...

 
 
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Study shows videogames can help create better surgeons

This isn't the first time that a scientific study has come up demonstrating the benefits that videogames can have on budding surgeons, and it surely won't be the last. It makes sense: spend time developing hand-eye coordination and fine-mot...

 
 
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Play videogames with a gesture control armband

Controllers and keyboards are standard tools in every gamer's repertoire, but what if I told you that a high-tech armband could be the next step in control interface evolution? Built by Canadian start-up firm Thalmic Labs, the Myo allows th...

 
 
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Finger-tracking Leap Motion all set for a May release

The Leap Motion Controller is one of those devices that looks cool enough to buy even if it ends getting used, at best, infrequently. Thankfully, in this case, the device is $79.99 which is reasonable enough for promising yet unproven tech ...

 
 
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Sony reveals DualShock 4

Sony has just officially revealed the DualShock 4 controller, which is pretty close to the photo we published last week. Mark Cerny, PS4 Lead System Architect, showed the controller during today's live stream event and provided ad...

 
 




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Mankind has so many When will we cure cancer? When will we colonise space? When will we cheat the very concept the death? But for me, there is only one When is Despacito 2?

 
Rasori

Ok so Im watching Doctor Who Season 10 finally, enjoying it so far, but I feel like Im missing Was there a special episode between Season 9s Christmas special and Episode 1 of Season 10? Ill leave why Im asking in the

 
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Finished Hollow Knight for the third I honestly believe it might be the best metroidvania ever made, even beating out prior favourites Super Metroid, Aria of Sorrow, and

 
Dennis Carden

Yay, this showed up in the mail today

 
4kmariomagic

Crash bleeping bandicoot is the hardesst but funest thing Got to the Without even cheating on road to no where or highroad havnt skiped one level been playing it on ps1 so proud of my

 
dephoenix

Fuck me, I may have to go to a concert in the nearish Ludo is coming back from the dead for one night, so this is most likely the last chance I will ever get to see them perform

 
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Im on a music Which means Im on a Pink Floyd Its just so hard for me to get past how good they are to really enjoy other music beyond just casual Enjoy some crazy instrumental

 
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Happy my-birth-year-in-posts to me!

 
CaimDark Reloaded

I just read an article in which a lunatic compares Russias hacking to Pearl Harbor, and exhorts the country to respond I wonder if these people really are that crazy or if they just like to look tough because they know it wont

 
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Guess who became 1 month old today? Well, technically yesterday because it is past midnight

 
 

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