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Nintendo Is Fixing The Switch's Left Joy-Con Connection Issues
Mar 22, 2017 - 12:04 PM - by Emabulator

There is an easy fix for the Nintendo Switch's left Joy-Con de-sync issues. GameSpot (via CNET) has the story.

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If your Nintendo Switch's left Joy-Con de-syncs when you're playing with it wirelessly, there's new hope for a solution. There are reports the company is fixing the hardware issue.

Even before the Switch's launch on March 3, several media outlets reported that the left Joy-Con had stopped working for them when playing in docked mode. Many players reported the same problem, but Nintendo said it was not facing any "widespread technical problems" with the Switch.

It happened to CNET writer Sean Hollister, who called Nintendo to report the connection issue (not to mention several instances of Link dying as result). To his surprise, he got right through to a support agent even though it was 6:00 PM on a Saturday.

"She spent only a few minutes verifying that yes, I did indeed have wireless issues (and not merely some gunk caught in the gap around the analog stick) and verifying my serial numbers before agreeing to repair my controller for free," he wrote.

Hollister sent his left Joy-Con to Nintendo and had it back in little over a week. It now works perfectly, and he says he's uncovered the fix. He opened up the Joy-Con and discovered Nintendo has put a little black square of foam in the lower-right corner.
3 Replies | 559 Views
Bohemia Interactive Unveils Arma 3 Jets DLC, Free Malden DLC, and More
Mar 22, 2017 - 11:25 AM - by Emabulator


Click on the Image for the Screenshots, and the Headline for more Info and the Video.

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Celebrating the major milestone of more than 3 million Arma 3 copies sold, Bohemia Interactive today published a new video to offer a special first look at the upcoming Jets DLC and to discuss their plans for Arma 3 in 2017 and beyond.

In the video, Creative Director Jay Crowe provides a quick retrospective of Arma 3’s journey so far, and scans the horizon for what is currently in development.
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Quake Champions – Burial Chamber Arena Trailer
Mar 22, 2017 - 10:16 AM - by Evil Avatar


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Step into the Burial Chamber and face judgement in the latest Quake Champions trailer. From the wicked lava pools threatening to overtake the Arena, to the treacherous open spaces, nowhere is safe in the second Arena in our profile series (you can see Blood Covenant here). Skill is required to traverse this Arena, lest you find yourself tumbling to a molten death. Get your first look at Burial Chamber in this new video.

The bones of a massive beast decorate the entry to this massive tomb. Hazardous platforms at the Perilous Outcropping dot the sea of lava, providing an ideal sniping spot for those skilled enough and brave enough to make the leap. With its winding tunnels and low ceilings, the claustrophobic grave sites of the Molten Underground offer up the opportunity for heavier Champions to do some serious splash damage, while the Lava Falls could provide an excellent chokepoint for skilled tacticians. Just be careful to avoid being pushed into the lava, which is a prevalent threat throughout the map.

Along with Blood Covenant and Ruins of Sarnath, Burial Chamber will be available to check out in the upcoming Closed Beta, which you can sign up for right now.
quake.bethesda.net
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Teaser Trailer for Netflix's Death Note
Mar 22, 2017 - 9:57 AM - by Evil Avatar

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What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies?

We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone's name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.
3 Replies | 385 Views
Xbox Live Users Experiencing Sign-In Problems
Mar 21, 2017 - 2:04 PM - by Emabulator

IGN has the story.

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Xbox Live is currently experiencing issues affecting account sign ins and purchase-related systems.

The Xbox Support website currently lists the limited availability of Xbox Live Core Services and Purchase and Content Usage, which affects Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox on Windows 10, and Xbox on other devices.

"Our engineers and developers are actively continuing to work to resolve the issue causing some members to have problems finding previously-purchased content or purchasing new content," the latest update reads.

The services affected for Xbox Live are the ability to sign in and buy downloadable items. Other services are operating normally, according to the Xbox Support site, however.

"We are aware that some users are experiencing difficulties signing in to some services. Engineers are working to fully resolve this as soon as possible," a Microsoft spokesperson told IGN in a statement.
Game Informer: Opinion – Xbox One’s Digital Game Errors Are Unacceptable

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This week, however, players have been barred from their digital games on an intermittent basis. Disc-based games continued to work during these windows, but players trying to access digital titles were greeted with an error message saying their ownership of the game could not be verified or tethered to the profile that purchased the content. While it makes sense that Xbox wants to authenticate that the correct player profile is trying to access the digital title in question, if those authentication servers go down, it should not all but brick the console as it has for digital game owners this week.

On Monday night, the support team at Xbox took to its Twitter page to confirm that issues existed with Xbox One digital games and that Xbox engineers were looking into it. Fast-forward seven hours, and the issue was finally resolved. Unfortunately, it has reared its ugly head once more at the time of this writing, showing this is not just an isolated incident. If Microsoft truly rolled back its unpopular policies from launch, then any server-side problems it has should not affect offline experiences.
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Civilization VI Spring Update Announced, Two New Civs Coming
Mar 21, 2017 - 11:48 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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Civilization VI fans have a lot to look forward to in the near future, as Firaxis and 2K have announced that two new civs are on the way, as is a Spring update.

Only one of the two civs, Persia, has been unveiled so far. As seen in the video above, it's led by Cyrus II, also known as Cyrus the Great, who has the Fall of Babylon ability. This provides all Persian units with bonus movement after declaring a surprise war. Doing so also results in less of a diplomatic penalty than it does for other civs.

Persia features the unique Immortal unit. Described as an "elite heavy foot soldier," it replaces the Soldier and features both strong defense and--more interestingly--a ranged attack.

Persia's unique ability grants it a bonus trade route when Political Philosophy is unlocked, as well as bonuses for internal trade routes. It also has the unique Pairidaeza tile improvement, which provides culture, gold, and appeal, as well as additional bonuses for being located next to districts and city centers.
Read on.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered - Variety Map Pack Trailer
Mar 21, 2017 - 11:26 AM - by Emabulator


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The Variety Map Pack returns to Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered with four more unforgettable multiplayer maps. Battle through the neon alleyways of Chinatown, dominate your opponents in the abandoned news station of Broadcast, snipe across the grassy ravine of Creek, and go all-out close-quarters in the chaotic training grounds of Killhouse.

Get Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered's Variety Map Pack today on PS4.
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The Evil Avatar Horizon Zero Dawn Review!
Mar 21, 2017 - 10:20 AM - by Evil Avatar

Our Master Gamer Aaron is back with a review of Sony's new open-world robot-dinosaur hunting game, Horizon Zero Dawn.

Click Here for the Full Review.
4 Replies | 711 Views
Top 6 Under-Rated Metal Albums from the 80s - Hidden Gems that ROCK!
Mar 21, 2017 - 10:14 AM - by Metal Jesus
The 1980s were a GLORIOUS time for rock and metal...but you may have missed some excellent albums from that era. Have no fear: Metal Jesus & Andrew talk about some of the more under-rated metal albums!


You can listen to those songs (and more) here: 80s Metal PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...CabrUGF9thzhqV
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Video Games Turn Teenagers Into Sexists
Mar 21, 2017 - 7:12 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

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Findings, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, suggest that teenagers who spend more time playing video games are more likely to display sexist and stereotypical opinions. And this correlation was not limited to male subjects. Laurent Begue, co-author of the study, told the AFP that the correlation may be due to the representation of women in popular video games.

“Content analysis has shown that women are under-represented in popular video games. They have passive roles, they are princesses who need to be saved or secondary, sexualized objects of conquest,” he said.
Via New York Times
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Chloe Frazer And Nadine Ross Take The Lead In Next Uncharted Game, No Nathan Drake
Mar 20, 2017 - 3:32 PM - by Emabulator

Sony Interactive Entertainment America has revealed that Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross will be the main characters in Naughty Dog's upcoming PS4 action game, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

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Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross are reluctant partners who don’t always see eye-to-eye, but who must work together to obtain the priceless Tusk from a mysterious warlord named Asav. “I like to figure things out as I go,” Chloe mutters at one point in the gameplay demo. “I noticed,” Nadine snorts.

Why revisit Chloe? For Naughty Dog, it was an easy decision. She’s an interesting character with a darker moral compass compared to Drake. Writer Josh Scherr remarks: “They’re both treasure hunters. Drake has a bit of a hero complex, but Chloe looks out for number one, first and foremost.” It’s Chloe who initiates the hunt for the Tusk.

Nadine reenters the picture for different reasons, partially born out of the consequences of her actions in Uncharted 4. With Shoreline crumbling, she’s out of work and desperate.

“Chloe would need somebody with military expertise,” Escayg said. “In all of Uncharted, Nadine is probably the most rational and practical character we’ve ever introduced,” Scherr added. “She tends to take a direct approach.”

Bringing them together helps each character accentuate the other. “They’re opposites. Chloe is spontaneous and impulsive, where Nadine is by the book, structured,” Escayg explained. “That made for a good pairing.”

And you better believe that relationship is going to develop over the course of the game. “Both of them are in positions they aren’t used to being in,” Game Director Kurt Margenau said. “Chloe, in terms of taking charge. Nadine, who is used to running the show, is now the hired gun. They’re both figuring it out as they go.”

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As for fans hoping for a Nathan Drake cameo in The Lost Legacy? “We entertained a few possible ideas around including Nate as a secondary character,” Scherr explained. “But everything we did felt superfluous because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4.” Margenau was even more direct. “We’re not going to touch on Nathan Drake in this, at all.” So, uh, maybe don’t hold your breath.
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Power Rangers 'Breaks Ground' With First Queer Big-Screen Superhero
Mar 20, 2017 - 12:29 PM - by Chief Smash

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Originally Posted by Hollywood Reporter
During Power Rangers' second act, there's a scene in which the titular heroes learn that the Yellow Ranger Trini (Becky G) is coming to terms with her sexual orientation, with one character assuming she's having "boyfriend problems," and soon realizing that perhaps she's actually having "girlfriend problems." It's a small moment, but one director Dean Israelite calls "pivotal" for the entire film.
Hollywood reporter has the 'pivotal' story.
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Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews "a vision half-fulfilled" "haze of inconveniences"
Mar 20, 2017 - 11:32 AM - by Emabulator

Forbes - 8.5/10

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I have a feeling that Mass Effect fans will enjoy the game, but I don’t think anyone will claim it outclasses the original trilogy, outside of maybe the very first game. If you could combine the story and memorable quests of the originals with the combat, visuals and scope of Andromeda, you would have the perfect video game, though I think what's offered here will satisfy most. Despite its issues, Andromeda is welcome return to one of my favorite fictional universes, and I am still not ready to let Mass Effect go. I'm not sure I ever will be.
Game Informer - 8/10

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When taken as its own journey (and not in comparison to Shepard’s saga), Mass Effect: Andromeda is fun, and the important parts work. The narrative isn’t astounding, but keeps you invested and drives you forward. The combat is entertaining whether you're in single-player or multiplayer. The crew isn't my favorite, but I like them and they have some good moments. Even with its other problems, these are the largest forces shaping your experience with Mass Effect: Andromeda, and they make it worth playing. At the same time, I was often left looking through a haze of inconveniences and dreaming about the game it could have been.
IGN - 7.7/10

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Mass Effect: Andromeda is an expansive action role-playing game with a few great moments that recapture the high points of the landmark trilogy that came before it, and energetic combat and fantastic sound effects contribute to a potent sci-fi atmosphere. Without consistently strong writing or a breakout star in its cast to carry it through the long hours and empty spaces, however, disappointments like a lack of new races, no companion customization, and major performance problems and bugs take their toll.
GamesRadar+ - 3.5/5

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With a little more focus, Andromeda could have been a great game. The premise of exploring a new frontier in space is exciting and original, and the cast of characters inhabiting this new world - be they the fresh races, or the people you’ve dragged with you from the Milky Way - are more interesting than not. Some of the worlds have a real beauty, and the main narrative itself is compelling enough to carry you happily to the end. But there’s too much quest padding. Too much technical jargon. Too much fighting for a game with a poor fighting system. Too many clever little animations and quest-steps in between the stuff that’s actually fun to do. Place the resulting experience next to infinitely more finessed open-world games like The Witcher 3, Horizon: Zero Dawn - or even the original trilogy - and Andromeda compares very poorly indeed. Not a disaster, but definitely not the fresh start this series needed, or the one fans have been waiting patiently for.
USgamer - 3/5

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Mass Effect Andromeda falls short of its predecessors, but it's still a competently executed open-world action RPG with an interesting world and tons of quests to complete. Its biggest shame is that it doesn't make better use of its setting, opting instead to go with more of the same. Hopefully BioWare will be more ambitious when it comes time for the inevitable sequel.
GameSpot - 6/10

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In many ways, Andromeda feels like a vision half-fulfilled. It contains a dizzying amount of content, but the quality fluctuates wildly. Its worlds and combat shine, but its writing and missions falter--and the relative strength of the former is not enough to compensate for the inescapable weakness of the latter. As a Mass Effect game, Andromeda falls well short of the nuanced politics, morality, and storytelling of its predecessors. For me, the series has always been about compelling characters and harrowing choices, so to find such weak writing here is bitterly disappointing. Yet even after 65 hours, I still plan on completing a few more quests. The game can't escape its shortcomings, but patient explorers can still find a few stars shining in the darkness.
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Injustice 2 'Introducing Cheetah!' Trailer
Mar 20, 2017 - 10:58 AM - by Emabulator


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The line between hero and villain has become blurred as the most epic battle in the DC universe rages on in Injustice 2. While Batman has emerged the victor in his battle against the Regime, a new threat arises and poses the ultimate threat to Earth.
4 Replies | 1,012 Views
Game & Movie Releases for March 19th to March 25th, 2017
Mar 20, 2017 - 10:24 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for March 19th to March 25th, 2017

Retail Games
Mass Effect: Andromeda Deluxe Edition (PS4, Xbone, PC)
Mario Sports Superstars (3DS)
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (PS4, Vita)
Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4)
Troll and I (PS4, Xbone)
Toukiden 2 (PS4, Vita)
Anima: Gate of Memories - Beyond Fantasy Edition (PS4)

Movies & TV
Assassin's Creed
Sing
Live by Night
Robocop 2 Collector's Edition
Robocop 3 Collector's Edition
Miss Sloane
A Kind of Murder
Wolf Creek: Season 1
Being There Criterion Collection
Evolution
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Julieta
Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Complete Third Season
Girls und Panzer: This is the Real Anzio Battle!
Multiple Maniacs Criterion Collection
Attack on Titan: Junior High - The Complete Series
What's the Matter with Helen?
Death Walks on High Heels

Box Office
Power Rangers
Life
CHIPS
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Beauty & the Beast Roars to the Top of the Weekend Boxoffice Chart
Mar 20, 2017 - 9:48 AM - by Evil Avatar

Disney's live-action Beauty was a Beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of March 17th to March 19th, 2017.
  1. Beauty and the Beast $170.0/$170.0
  2. Kong: Skull Island $28.8/$110.1
  3. Logan $17.5/$184.0
  4. Get Out $13.2/$133.1
  5. The Shack $6.1/$42.6
  6. The LEGO Batman Movie $4.7/$167.4
  7. The Belko Experiment $4.0/$4.0
  8. Hidden Figures $1.5/$165.5
  9. John Wick: Chapter Two $1.2/$89.7
  10. Before I Fall $1.0/$11.2
  11. Lion $.784/$50.0
  12. La La Land $.530/$149.7


We went to see Kong: Skull Island. Pretty typical monster movie with a few neat scenes. A good follow-up to Godzilla.
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Pure Evil - Iron Fist Reviews
Mar 19, 2017 - 11:52 AM - by Evil Avatar

Now that you have had a chance to binge Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix, what did you think? I see the typical progressive reviews calling it an outdated whitewashing, but those people have no soul anyway.

I'm most of the way through the series and I thought it was a great homage to 80's martial arts films and I got a chuckle out of how ridiculous Danny Rand sounds when he is in his office talking about Kung-Fu clans.

It was about 1000% better than Luke Cage, which has a great main character but was just dull heaped on top of dull the whole season.
22 Replies | 2,032 Views
Sonic Forces 'First Modern Sonic Gameplay' Teaser Trailer
Mar 19, 2017 - 9:58 AM - by Emabulator


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Sonic blasts through a city under siege by Death Egg Robot sentinels in this first look at Sonic Forces. Coming this Holiday season to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC!
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Performance Analysis: Mass Effect Andromeda
Mar 18, 2017 - 2:52 PM - by Emabulator

The Digital Foundry has tested the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Mass Effect Andromeda. Frame-rates are capped at 30fps.

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Going into technical specifics, first impressions suggest a similar roll-out of the Frostbite tech on PS4 and Xbox One, but predictably, resolution counts differ. We can't rule out an implementation of DICE's dynamic scaling technology, but the pixel counts early on suggest two different profiles for each version of the game. Actual gameplay follows a set pattern of operating at full HD on PlayStation 4, while Xbox One runs at 900p - similar to what we saw in BioWare's Dragon Age Inquisition. The Microsoft platform presents a little more softly in higher contrast areas, but in common with many 1080p/900p divides, there's little to distract in terms of overall image quality.
Click on the Headline for the Video.
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'Venom' Movie May Have No Director, But It's Now Set For Release in 2018
Mar 18, 2017 - 2:44 PM - by VenomUSMC

Digital Trends: Sony's Movie May Have No Director, But It's Now Set For Release in 2018

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Sony Pictures has tried to get a movie about Spider-Man’s popular nemesis Venom off the ground for almost 10 years now, but apparently the studio is feeling pretty confident these days about the project, as the film was just given an October 2018 release date.

Just after Warner Bros. Pictures announced that it was moving the premiere date for Aquaman from October 5 to December 21, Sony claimed the October date for Venom — a project that most industry experts didn’t even realize was still being developed. The announcement also revealed the movie’s writing team.
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Light on details, but I'm hopeful it's good -- I really was a Venom fan as a kid. The YouTube channel 'Emergency Awesome' has some interesting theories in regard to the Venom movie (spoiler alert: If you're interested in the Life movie, the YouTube video linked may spoil it for you).

Click on the Headline for the Video.
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Aquaman Movie Delayed Until December 2018
Mar 18, 2017 - 2:20 PM - by Emabulator

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

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Aquaman will be swimming into theaters a little later than originally planned.

The DC/Warner Bros. film is moving from Oct. 5, 2018, to the middle of holiday season, Dec. 21, 2018. It will open in 3D.

Aquaman is moving into a slot that is currently still occupied by an untitled Fox film from James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment that was presumably being held for Avatar 2; however, that pic has not yet been given an official release date. Last week, Cameron said Avatar 2 would no longer be released in 2018 as expected.

Dec. 21, 2018, could now be the site of a DC vs. Marvel showdown. Sony Animation's Spider-Man movie, starring the character Miles Morales, is also set for that date. The closest the two comic book companies have come to a head-on box-office collision came when, for a time, the films that would become Captain America: Civil War and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice were both set for May 6, 2016. Marvel had initially staked out the date with an untitled film, and Warner Bros. moved their Batman-Superman showdown to the same date. Eventually, Warners moved BvS earlier to March.
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Gets a New Map, Better Looking Phoenix Terrorist
Mar 18, 2017 - 11:46 AM - by Emabulator

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has received a new map in the latest update. Shacknews has the story.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive may be five years old, but it lives on through a huge multiplayer and eSports audience. Valve has continued to religiously update the game, with the latest patch adding a new map based on the Italian city of Venice.

Canals has two tourist areas under attack by Phoenix terrorists and Seal Team 6 is responding. "The map is based on real-world environments that give each area its own architectural style as well as gameplay, and produce an unconventional layout," developer Valve said in the update notes. "The CT side is composed of a large, wide open area while the T-controlled territory forms a crescent of smaller spaces around it and provides multiple approaches to each bomb site."

The posts discusses how players should approach the map and the two objectives. "Site A is set in the open CT territory and rewards the use of smoke grenades as well as rifle skills, while site B is located in the interior where submachine guns and shotguns will prove most useful."

In addition to the new map, the Phoenix terrorist model is getting a visual upgrade "focused on preserving character legibility and improving overall visual fidelity."
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No Plans For Conan Exiles On Nintendo Switch
Mar 18, 2017 - 9:55 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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Conan Exiles, the new sandbox action game from Funcom, is unlikely to get a Nintendo Switch version, it seems. Game director Joel Bylos told DualShockers that the studio currently has no plans to bring Conan Exiles to Nintendo Switch and has had no conversations with Nintendo.

Also in the interview, Bylos confirmed that Conan Exiles is already running on Xbox One internally. The game "looks pretty good," DualShockers reported, though Bylos apparently said the control system still needs work.

An in-development version of Conan Exiles is due out for Xbox One through the console's Game Preview system later this year. The game is already available on PC through Steam Early Access; it sold 320,000 copies in just one week after it was released earlier this year.

Conan Exiles is also coming to PlayStation 4, but a release date for Sony's system has not been announced.
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Report: Nintendo Set to Double Switch Production
Mar 17, 2017 - 12:53 PM - by Emabulator

Gamesindustry.biz has the story.

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Nintendo will double planned production of the Switch console in the next financial year, according to internal sources briefed on the company's plans.

A new report from The Wall Street Journal states that Nintendo will alter its manufacturing plans for the Switch in the fiscal year ending March 2018. The Japanese company had initially planned to make 8 million Switch units, but that has been raised to 16 million.

The change is due to better than expected demand for the hardware, which launched on March 3. According to the WSJ's sources, the company believes it can sell more than 10 million units in the next fiscal year, following a launch month in which it expects to ship 2.5 million units.
Read on.
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Top 10 SUPER CHEAP PS4 Games - Get 'em for $20 or Less!!
Mar 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM - by Metal Jesus
The Top 10 Super Cheap Playstation 4 (PS4) games that cost around $20. Perfect for building up your collection with great games you will love playing!

7 Replies | 1,668 Views
The Surge 'Stronger, Faster, Tougher' Trailer
Mar 17, 2017 - 9:52 AM - by Emabulator


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Deck13's upcoming hardcore Action-RPG The Surge today unveils a new CGI trailer, showcasing intense, visceral combat between man and machine.
4 Replies | 1,390 Views
Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Mar 17, 2017 - 8:41 AM - by Jetherik

Emabulator has the right idea to listen to some AC/DC Back in Black and play games this weekend. What are you playing?
20 Replies | 1,317 Views
Horizon Zero Dawn Beats PlayStation 4 Record
Mar 16, 2017 - 6:38 PM - by Emabulator

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Horizon Zero Dawn sells big, our interactive Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hyrule map is here, and our interview with Mass Effect: Andromeda producer Mike Gamble.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #ACDC
Mar 16, 2017 - 4:10 PM - by Emabulator

I have been cranking AC/DC while getting some stuff done around the house.

What have you been listening to?
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Injustice 2 "Introducing Firestorm" Trailer
Mar 16, 2017 - 3:42 PM - by Emabulator


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The line between hero and villain has become blurred as the most epic battle in the DC universe rages on in Injustice 2. While Batman has emerged the victor in his battle against the Regime, a new threat arises and poses the ultimate threat to Earth.

Injustice 2 - Coming May 16th, 2017.
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Shenmue III Development Report Vol. 2 Video
Mar 16, 2017 - 3:20 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Dev Room Progress Report Vol. 2

Greetings Everyone,

It has been a long time since our last update, and we are painfully aware you all have been eagerly awaiting the monthly report. All of us here have been so wrapped up in the development process that time seems to have flown by...

But no excuses! We apologize for the lapse and will do our best to bring you updates every month. It is beholden on us to keep you informed (without giving too much away of course!) and will do so as promised.

So here we go with vol. 2 of our dev room reports! (Watch it above)

Thank you very much, see you next month!
shenmue.link
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Prey - Typhon Research Trailer
Mar 16, 2017 - 3:15 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Gamer's Shopping Guide, March 16th - 22nd: #PS4 #Nintendo #XboxOne #Nvidia #Zelda
Mar 16, 2017 - 1:44 PM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoTV and VideoBooks
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Quake Champions Scalebearer Champion Trailer
Mar 16, 2017 - 11:41 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Quake Champions: Scalebearer' Champion

Having conquered countless worlds outside of the Arena, Scalebearer is a relentless Champion determined to lead you to victory. The galactic warlord’s active ability, Bull Rush, will let him charge head on against foes in Quake Champions. Take a look at the heavyweight in action in our latest Champion spotlight trailer. We’ve got more Champion and Arena videos on the way in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

Be sure to sign up for the Quake Champions Closed Beta now! quake.bethesda.net/signup.

For more on Quake Champions, visit quake.com.
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4205 Cast - The Zelda Machine
Mar 15, 2017 - 4:36 PM - by 4205 Cast

The Switch has been released, we're not ashamed of the reasons (reason?) we bought it! We get our first hands on experience with Nintendo's new hardware. This episode, Andre duels on the mountaintop, Theo takes his consoles to go, Anthoney gazes over the horizon and Joe takes a dive off several cliffs. We're coming at you live, though you'll hear us on tape delay, The Kings are back on EvilAvatar with the fifty-sixth episode of the 4205 Cast podcast and this week The Kings discuss initial impressions of the Nintendo Switch.

This week on the 4205 Cast - The Zelda Machine

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We've been blessed with the Nintendo Switch, aka The New Face of Zelda Playing Methods. Take a listen to find out our thoughts on Nintendo's newest hardware and the forced purchase newest software for it.
And congratulations to our contest winners! Evil Avatar's contest will be happening before months end, so stay tuned for more giveaway information!

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Gamer's Death Pushes Risks of Live Streaming Into View
Mar 15, 2017 - 3:37 PM - by Emabulator

The New York Times has the story.

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Early on Feb. 19, Brian C. Vigneault was nearing the end of a 24-hour marathon of live streaming himself playing the tank warfare video game World of Tanks when he left his computer to buy a pack of cigarettes. He never returned.

During the break, Mr. Vigneault died in his Virginia Beach, Va., home. The medical examiner’s office in Norfolk, Va., said that Mr. Vigneault’s cause of death had not yet been determined. There was no indication of foul play, according to the police in Virginia Beach.

But Mr. Vigneault’s friends wonder if the lengthy live streaming on Twitch, a website owned by Amazon that lets people broadcast themselves playing games, may not have helped. At the time of his death, Mr. Vigneault, 35, had streamed for 22 hours straight to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Two of his friends said that he often broadcast his game playing for long periods.

“He was looking really tired on the stream,” said Jessica Gebauer, a live streamer and a friend of Mr. Vigneault’s. “We were telling him, ‘Just to go to bed. It’s not a big deal. Nobody’s going to worry about it.’”
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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 "Brothers" Story Trailer
Mar 15, 2017 - 2:11 PM - by Emabulator


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CI Games is proud to share a sneak peek into the deep relationship Jon and Robert North have in the Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Brothers Trailer.

The question that remains is who captured Jon’s brother, Robert, and did he want to be captured?

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 launches on the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC on April 25, 2017.
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The Matrix Reboot Happening at Warner Bros.
Mar 15, 2017 - 10:31 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Hollywood Reporter has the news that Warner Bros. is considering a Matrix reboot, without the Wachowski sisters and with upcoming star Michael B. Jordan (Creed).

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It’s still not clear what shape the project will take, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a relaunch of The Matrix, the iconic 1999 sci-fi movie that is considered one of the most original films in cinematic history, with Zak Penn in talks to write a treatment.

Sources say there is potential interest in Michael B. Jordan to star, but much must be done before the project is ready to go.

At this point, the Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original and its two sequels, are not involved and the nature of their potential engagement with a new version has not been determined. Certainly, Warners would want the two filmmakers to give at minimum a blessing to the nascent project. The studio had no comment.

Joel Silver, who produced the original trilogy, is said to have approached Warners about the idea of mining The Matrix for a potential new film. However, Silver sold his interest in all his movies to the studio in 2012 for about $30 million, according to sources. Warners is said to be leery of including him in any meaningful role, as he not only has a reputation for budget-control issues, but apparently has a strained relationship with the Wachowskis. The siblings hold much more meaning for fans than the producer. Silver's reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
I think Warner Bros. needs to take the blue pill, go home, and believe whatever they want to believe.
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Starbreeze to publish System Shock 3
Mar 15, 2017 - 10:21 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Starbreeze Publishing signs OtherSide Entertainment’s System Shock 3

Starbreeze, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, has signed a publishing agreement with Otherside Entertainment regarding the game System Shock 3. Starbreeze will invest $12 million to bring the game to PC and other platforms.

System Shock 3 – The latest in the series of landmark, award-winning games from Otherside Entertainment is in development under the direction of industry legend Warren Spector and a dream team behind such ground breaking games including the original System Shock & System Shock 2, as well as Thief: The Dark Project and Deus Ex.

“System Shock is one of those iconic franchises in the history of games that still gets my blood going and Mr. Spector is one of the founding fathers of the modern action RPG” said Bo Andersson-Klint, Starbreeze CEO. “We’re greatly looking forward to bringing System Shock 3 to players world wide in our collaboration with Otherside Entertainment and Warren Spector’s team. I’ll be first in line to play”.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Starbreeze for System Shock 3,” said OtherSide’s CEO Paul Neurath. They truly get games and gamers, and have been able to translate that understanding into a robust publishing business, and build thriving gaming communities around their franchises.”

Starbreeze will be able to recoup 120% of its full investment including marketing costs. Starbreeze share of revenues will become 50% after the investment is recouped. Otherside Entertainement will retain 100% of the intellectual property relating to System Shock 3.

System Shock 3 is currently in the early concept stages of development. Fans can go to the game site to receive updates as they become available.
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Capcom Announces The Disney Afternoon Collection for PS4, Xbox One and PC
Mar 15, 2017 - 10:08 AM - by Evil Avatar


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Capcom Goes Retro With the Announcement of the Disney Afternnon Collection

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced The Disney Afternoon Collection, a compilation of six games that feature beloved Disney TV characters from the 80s and 90s in fun-filled adventures. The beautifully restored classic games feature crisp 1080p HD support and include all-new modes that can be enjoyed by first-time players and long-time fans. The Disney Afternoon Collection will be available as a digital download across Europe and North America for £15.99/ €19.99/ $19.99 starting on 18th April, 2017 on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

Players will be able to relive their childhood afternoons with Disney and explore these pieces of gaming history with classics including:

• Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers – This classic lets players team up with a friend in co-op play as they assume the roles of the mischievous Chip and Dale as they take on memorable villain Fat Cat and attempt to solve the mystery of a missing kitten.

• Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 – Fat Cat has escaped and his plans are even more dastardly this time. The titular heroes and supporting cast Monterey Jack, Gadget, and Zipper must stop Fat Cat from his evil dream of world domination!

• Darkwing Duck – Play as the original caped crusader and fight a city full of criminals from the infamous F.O.W.L. organization in this action-packed platforming epic.

• DuckTales – In this iconic platforming adventure, players help Scrooge McDuck fill his feathery pockets with vast riches from across the world.

• DuckTales 2 – The sequel to the original game comes jam-packed with more action and an even bigger caper set in new locations like the Bermuda Triangle and Niagara Falls!

• TaleSpin – Take to the skies as Baloo the bear navigates his plane through exotic and dangerous locations in this side-scrolling shoot-em-up.

All six games are new and improved HD versions of the originals and feature a number of filtering options that replicate a classic retro look and feel. This collection also offers new ways to play with Boss Rush and Time Attack modes for each game. In Boss Rush mode, players battle through challenging boss encounters consecutively, while Time Attack mode encourages time-based gameplay and provides online leaderboards that track the fastest times for each game. A new “Rewind” feature makes these challenging titles more accessible for newcomers, with the option to rewind time and enjoy a swift recovery from blunders. Additionally, the in-game Disney Museum will provide history buffs with a wealth of content to celebrate the era of the original releases, such as concept art, advertisements, character art, and music – all preserved in their original glory.
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Nintendo Switch Is 10 Times More Powerful Than an iPad
Mar 14, 2017 - 12:11 PM - by Chimpbot

Engineering and product development consultancy Mindtribe has disassembled the Nintendo Switch and released their findings today.

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When first opening the device, we are instantly drawn to the injection molding marks left on the plastic back piece of the Switch. A stamped-in date shows a production date of Nov 15, 2016 – showing they had the production line up and running for a while now.

It takes time to manufacture millions of units!

The NVIDIA Tegra produces some serious heat, which is why it’s important to activate a cooling system — you wouldn’t want to burn the hands of millions of gamers. Many commentators might call the Switch a glorified tablet but, in reality, it’s around 10x more powerful than your average iPad, thanks to the Tegra. The cooling system uses an amazingly thin heat pipe (a squashed copper tube filled with coolant) with a small radiator and fan, including vibration damping rubber mount, at the end.

A very high tech solution crammed into an impressively small package.
Mindtribe also noted the robust USB-C connector, which acts as the point for both charging and data transfer. As an obvious potential failure point, the connector is soldered in multiple locations and the cover is both "spot-welded" and screwed into place.

The full teardown report can be found here.

Sources: Fortune, Mindtribe

Although the statement, "...10 times more powerful than an average iPad" is difficult to qualify (and is a tad dubious), there's a lot more going on under the Switch's hood than most anticipated.
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New Doctor Who Trailer Teases Peter Capaldi’s Final Season
Mar 14, 2017 - 10:27 AM - by Evil Avatar


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Meet Gru’s twin brother in the new Despicable Me 3 trailer!
Mar 14, 2017 - 10:18 AM - by Evil Avatar


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New Life Red Band Trailer features the Creature
Mar 14, 2017 - 10:10 AM - by Evil Avatar


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PS4 Games Coming to PlayStation Now in 2017
Mar 14, 2017 - 10:04 AM - by Evil Avatar

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PlayStation Now: Stream PS4 Games in 2017

As many of you know, PlayStation Now lets you stream hundreds of PS3 games — currently 483 to be exact — to your PS4 and Windows PC.

We’re excited to announce that PS Now’s catalog is set to grow even further, as we’ll be expanding to include a new platform: PlayStation 4 games. All of the games in the service, including PS4 games, will be included with a single PS Now subscription. We’ll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned.

In the next few weeks we’ll kick off a private test with PS4 games on PS Now. If you’re an active PS Now subscriber, keep an eye on your email in case you get an invitation.

If you’re new to PS Now, the subscription service offers access to a large and ever-expanding library of games. Since PS Now utilizes our cloud streaming technology, you can access the entire catalog of games, select one, and start playing quickly without needing to wait for downloads.

Also, PS Now uses cloud saves, letting you start a game on PS4 and continue playing on another PS4 or even a Windows PC (or vice versa).

If you haven’t given the service a try yet, now’s the perfect time to give it a spin with the seven-day free trial.
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The Making of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Series
Mar 14, 2017 - 10:01 AM - by Evil Avatar


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New Overwatch hero Orisa will arrive on March 21st
Mar 14, 2017 - 9:56 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Overwatch's newest hero, Orisa!

Orisa activates on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 21, 2017. Learn more about Orisa : http://blizz.ly/Orisa
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Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Gameplay Video
Mar 14, 2017 - 9:22 AM - by Emabulator


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Welcome to the Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay series. In this video, learn all about cooperative multiplayer. Join forces with up to 4 players, battle through hordes of enemies, and win using high-tech armaments and deep customization. The fight for humanity's new home continues.

Available in North America March 21 and worldwide March 23 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Xbox One
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Let's Play Persona 5 With Ann Takamaki's Voice Actor Erika Harlacher
Mar 14, 2017 - 8:37 AM - by Emabulator


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It's not every day you hear your own voice emanating from a game, but we invited professional voice actor Erika Harlacher to the ATLUS office to do just that! Well, not JUST to hear her own voice, but to play an important segment of Persona 5 that involves her character Ann Takamaki. Watch Erika as she attends class at Shujin Academy, venture into the Metaverse, battle evil Shadows, face down the sleazy King Kamoshida, and forge a contract with a special Persona...
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Nintendo Switch Dock Scratching Screen
Mar 14, 2017 - 1:17 AM - by Rommel
The Nintendo Switch's dock is being accused of scratching the screen. Nintendo doubts the veracity of this claim.


Image floating around the internet, originated at Glixel.

Looking at the two units, it is possible: The dock is constructed of ABS, which has a durometer of 100, the top of the Durometer scale. There are no pads, foam or otherwise, on the majority of the internal bumpers. I saw a forum talking about how that would be included prior to launch but what ultimately was included is rather paltry protection, bordering on none. Likely a cost savings step, plastic commodities are through the roof right now and "Foam Rubber" is actually polyurethane.


Close up image of the dock. Note the majority of the internal bumpers' surface area is naked plastic.

The screen, meanwhile, is not glass but plastic. It will not shatter if you drop it but scratches are a common problem. Most plastic screens are constructed of PET, which has a durometer of 85 to 95. That means the screen has just a low enough hardness to get scratched by ABS--especially while the unit is on, as Shore Hardness reduces as temperature rises. If the screen is TPU, a nicer material for clarity, it is more likely scratches will occur as it has a maximum durometer of 75.

Buy a screen protector for your new toys and consider some felt pads for inside the death dock.
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Cosplay Mega Montage from PAX East 2017
Mar 13, 2017 - 8:51 PM - by Emabulator


"The show's over, but the cosplay remains! Here's a bunch of the coolest cosplay we saw while on the floor."
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Nintendo Outlines Mario Kart 8 Improvements And Content Additions Coming To Switch
Mar 13, 2017 - 8:39 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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Right off the bat, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comes packaged with all of the Wii U version's DLC, from Link and his home stage of Hyrule Circuit, to the endearingly wacky Mercedes-Benz kart bodies. On top of the baked-in DLC, Deluxe will also include a wealth of new content, including five new racers, bringing the grand total of playable characters to a series-high of 42 (but still no Birdo, who has been sadly missing in action since Mario Kart Wii). The new challengers are Dry Bones, King Boo, Bowser Jr., and Splatoon characters Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl. In addition, Splatoon-themed amiibos can now be used to unlock outfits for Mii racers.

No new courses are being developed for the traditional races, but the original release's oft-derided take on Battle Mode is getting a complete overhaul. Mario Kart 8 tried to shake up the classic Battle Mode formula by removing the traditional enclosed arenas and having the action take place on the normal circuits. Ultimately, the fandom unanimously rejected this approach, and Nintendo noticed. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe completely replaces the Wii U's Battle Mode, setting the action on eight arenas (five new, three from classic Mario Kart titles) and bringing back fan-favorite modes like Bob-Omb Blast, Shine Thief, and Coin Runners. A brand new mode, Renegade Roundup, has players attempting to capture one another with potted Piranha Plants.

Rounding out the package are a series of small, but significant, improvements: a new Smart Steering control setting will keep less experienced players from constantly falling out of bounds and falling hopelessly behind the pack; characters will be able to carry two items instead of just one, allowing for more action-packed races; when played in the Switch's Docked Mode, the game runs at 1080p, a marked boost from the Wii U's 720p mode.
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Digital Foundry: I Am Setsuna Switch vs PS4 Comparison
Mar 13, 2017 - 8:21 PM - by Emabulator

The Digital Foundry reports that I am Setsuna on Switch is a visual match for the PS4 version. The game is "1080p on both, with frame-rate the only tangible difference."

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A native 1080p presentation is delivered on PS4 and in Switch's docked mode, with both featuring clean imagery due to the game's simplistic style and lack of complex geometry. It's a match down to the pixel level and both versions feature the same level of image quality when displayed on a 1080p screen.

As expected, resolution drops to 720p on Switch's portable mode, perfectly matching the machine's LCD screen pixel-by-pixel. The resulting image is naturally sharp and in other areas graphical quality is a match for the game running in docked mode. There are no downgrades when running on the go, so the visual experience is very similar to docked mode. It's also worth noting that menus and on-screen text appears clear and easy to read, with the HUD elements displayed at a reasonable size on the machine's 6.2-inch screen.

I am Setsuna is almost a complete visual match across both platforms, but there is a noticeable difference with both versions in motion - the PS4 game runs at a significantly higher frame-rate. The action moves at a slick 60fps on Sony's console, in line with performance seen on most 16-bit sprite-based titles of the era. This results in a very fluid gameplay experience where the environments scroll across the screen smoothly, with both combat and exploration having a polished feel throughout.

It's a clear upgrade over the Switch version, which targets a more common 30fps update instead. However, the reduction in frame-rate does have obvious benefits for Nintendo's weaker console. Halving the frame-rate allows the developers to keep the level of graphical quality high when running in both docked and portable modes, resulting in a virtually identical looking game in most areas.
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Destiny Age of Triumph Weekly Rituals Teaser
Mar 13, 2017 - 7:54 PM - by Emabulator


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Wednesday, March 15, 10AM Pacific. Join Bungie to learn how a week in the life of your Guardian is about to become more rewarding in Age of Triumph. Learn more at www.twitch.tv/bungie.
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Game & Movie Releases for March 12th to March 18th, 2017
Mar 13, 2017 - 10:35 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for March 12th to March 18th, 2017

Retail Games
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (Switch)
Styx: Shards of Darkness (PS4, Xbone, PC)
Danganronpa 1-2 Reload (PS4)

Movies & TV
Passengers
Fences
Solace
Collateral Beauty
Ghost in the Shell
Z Nation: Season 3
Elle
The Love Witch
American Violence
The Valley of Gwangi
Firestarter Collector's Edition
Demon Seed
Red Dawn Collector's Edition
The Man Who Could Cheat Death
Marco Polo
Shaka Zulu
They're Playing With Fire
Appleseed XIII: The Complete Series
Drive-In Massacre
Certain Fury
The Skull
Wolf Children: The Hosoda Collection
Ben-To: The Complete Series
Canoa: A Shameful Memory Criterion Collection

Box Office
Beauty and the Beast
T2 Trainspotting
The Belko Experiment

The Valley of Gwangi! I've been waiting to see this one in a good quality version. Cowboys vs Dinosaurs!
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Kong Climbs to the Top of the Weekend Boxoffice Chart
Mar 13, 2017 - 9:52 AM - by Evil Avatar

It was a battle of the beasts at the box office this weekend, and King Kong emerged as the definitive victor over Wolverine. Kong: Skull Island amassed $61 million in its first weekend in theaters, surpassing expectations and easily beating out Logan, which is now in its second weekend.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of March 10th to March 12th, 2017.
  1. Kong: Skull Island $61.0/$61.0
  2. Logan $37.8/$152.6
  3. Get Out $21.0/$111.0
  4. The Shack $10.0/$32.2
  5. The LEGO Batman Movie $7.8/$159.0
  6. Before I Fall $3.1/$9.0
  7. Hidden Figures $2.7/$162.8
  8. John Wick: Chapter Two $2.7/$87.4
  9. La La Land $1.7/$148.4
  10. Fifty Shades Darker $1.6/$112.9
  11. Lion $1.3/$48.6
  12. Fist Fight $1.3/$30.5
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Why Nintendo Switch games are ending up more expensive
Mar 13, 2017 - 6:29 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

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Well, we've heard that the cost of manufacturing a Nintendo Switch game is higher than the cost of making a PS4, PC or Xbox One game, because the cartridges the Switch uses cost more to make than Blu-ray discs.

We've also heard that the cost of the cart depends on the size of the cart. Switch game card carts come in a variety of capacities: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. At a high level, the bigger the cart the more expensive it is, although the price may vary according to print run (lower the volume, higher the price, for example - an issue that may affect indie developers who don't expect to shift a huge number of copies of their game).

Developers working on Switch have to be mindful of the size of the game, because that will determine the cart it'll ship on. (As an aside, we asked Tequila Works how big Rime is on Switch. It replied: "as the Switch version is still being developed by Tantalus Media, we cannot estimate the final size yet.")

But why would a Nintendo Switch game cost more on the Nintendo eShop? Digital games, after all, are just a download. There's no need to factor in costly cart manufacture with an eShop game. Well, we've heard that Nintendo's policy is that Switch eShop games should cost the same as their physical versions, in a bid to keep bricks and mortar shops on-side. A shop such as GAME, for example, is unlikely to go all in on a Switch game if you can download it for half the price instead.

So, we end up in a situation such as Rime, where the game costs £39.99 on Nintendo Switch physical and digital, when the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions cost just £29.99 physical and digital.

Rime isn't the only game to suffer from this problem, by the way. Puyo Puyo Tetris, from publisher Koch, costs £34.99 on Nintendo Switch both physically and digitally. It costs £24.99 on PS4.
Read on.
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The new trailer for Wonder Woman is Here!
Mar 11, 2017 - 8:20 PM - by Evil Avatar


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