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Interview: Playtonic Games brings Yooka-Laylee to Nintendo Switch

“It’s like coming home!” Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Nintendo eShop sale: Festive Offers 2017

More than 240 titles on sale across Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS family systems and Wii U! Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Weekly download news

This week’s new downloadable content available for Nintendo systems, including Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U download software, Virtual Console and special offers! Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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New Mixer App Is Now Available

Jerome Holman, Senior Program Manager on Mixer Mobile Apps, discusses the new Mixer App, available today. Just months ago, we announced we were rebuilding the Mixer app for Android and iOS. Since then and with the help of our community, we’ve built the best version of the app to-date, and are excited to announce it’s available…

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Interview: Playtonic Games brings Yooka-Laylee to Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo eShop sale: Festive Offers 2017

More than 240 titles on sale across Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS family systems and Wii U! Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Weekly download news

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New Mixer App Is Now Available

Jerome Holman, Senior Program Manager on Mixer Mobile Apps, discusses the new Mixer App, available today. Just months ago, we announced we were rebuilding the Mixer app for Android and iOS. Since then and with the help of our community, we’ve built the best version of the app to-date, and are excited to announce it’s available for download today on Android and in the coming days on iOS. Complete with a…

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The Aquatic Adventure Of The Last Human Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One

Content: The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (01/18/2018 – 9:00 PM). As resources began to dwindle in the year 2971, sub-aquatic spaceships were sent to a nearby wormhole to look for habitable planets. Things did not go as planned. And now the ship Argo9 has…

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ACA NEOGEO REAL BOUT FATAL FURY SPECIAL Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: ACA NEOGEO REAL BOUT FATAL FURY SPECIALCheck price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: REAL BOUT FATAL FURY SPECIAL is a fighting game released by SNK in 1997. Introducing a brand-new 2-line battle system, a refinement of the Power Gauge system, and the abolishment of the ring-out system, the battle tactics of this system have been further improved. Along with Wolfgang Krauser, a total of 19 combatants…

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Night In The Woods Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Night In The Woods Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: NIGHT IN THE WOODS is an adventure game focused on exploration, story, and character, featuring dozens of characters to meet and lots to do across a lush, vibrant world. Break stuff, play bass, hang out, walk on powerlines, jump between roofs, and discover strange and amazing and terrible things you never asked for. Come home and…

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Future War: Reborn Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One

Content: Future War: Reborn Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (12/19/2017 – 9:00 PM). Future War: Reborn is the latest 3D TPS game about a post-apocalyptic war. You will control the full-fledged Genome Fighter to strafe enemies and sweep through battlefields with cutting-edge weapons, to defend human beings from hordes of dead…

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Xbox Celebrates Player’s Unique Achievements with Xbox Year in Review

Another year coming to an end means another year’s worth of achievements to celebrate. That’s why we made the Xbox Year in Review, a personalized view of how you spent 2017 with Xbox. Now every Xbox gamer can celebrate the achievements and adventures that make their individual story so unique. Xbox players who log in to xbox.com/YearinReview can see how this unique experience highlights individual achievements, top games played, hours spent…

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Beholder is Coming to Xbox One in Early 2018

Hi, Xbox Wire readers! I’m here to tell you all about our new title Beholder Complete Edition, which lands on the Microsoft Store on January 19, 2018! Beholder Complete Edition is a tactical strategy game set in a dystopian future, where you’ll play as a landlord in a totalitarian state. There are rules for everything, and any violation can see you put into prison, or beaten up by the police.…

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343 Industries and Major League Gaming Announce New Partnership for Halo Esports

Following one of the biggest years in Halo esports history with record viewership and participation, we’re excited to announce a new partnership between 343 Industries and Major League Gaming (MLG) to take the Halo Championship Series (HCS) to the next level. The HCS league and brand were born out of the desire to create a platform for the best Halo players in the world – to tell their stories and…

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Sky Force Reloaded Lifts off on Xbox One

To all Sky Force units. Military alert by Infinite Dreams Studio! Pilots! Soldiers! Our land is in danger, and it’s time for the legendary Sky Force to defeat enemies again! We’ve been called to battle against hordes of invaders, fight powerful bosses, dodge bullets, and missiles. Join us to face the evil, save civilians and explore an adventure with the old-school feeling where the visually stunning experience mixes with everything…

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Pinball FX Celebrates 10 Years with Free Pinball Pack

Zen Studios is happy to say that Pinball FX has turned 10 years old, and it feels like the party is just getting started. We invite everyone on Xbox Live, both on Xbox One and Windows 10, to download the brand-new Carnivals & Legends pack for free from December 12 to 19. This is our way of saying thank you to the millions of Pinball FX players who have supported…

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New Games From Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Fallout Developers Coming To GTA Company’s New Indie Label

Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead parent publisher Take-Two Interactive has opened an indie game label and it has some big names lined up for it already. The unit is called Private Division, and it is described as a “developer-focused publisher that empowers independent studios to develop the games that they are passionate about.” The company will also work with studios to help them make their games “critically and commercially…

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Last Chance To Get These Free Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games

It’s the middle of the month, and that means now is your last chance to grab some of December’s free Games With Gold titles before they return to their normal prices. You have through the end of today, December 15, to pick up point-and-click game Tales From The Borderlands on Xbox One and the backwards-compatible rhythm game Child of Eden for Xbox 360. On Xbox One, co-op action game Warhammer:…

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Free Destiny 2 Webcomic Coming Soon From Marvel Writer

Bungie has announced Destiny 2‘s first-ever webcomic–and it’s coming soon. The comic is titled “Fall of Osiris,” and it’s written by Ryan North, who wrote Marvel’s The Unbreakable Squirrel Girl. Collaborating with North is Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris narrative lead Christine Thompson. The interior art was drawn by community member Ze Carlos, while the cover, which you can see below, was done by Marcio Takara (All-New Wolverine). The comic…

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The great challenge of contemporary video game production

Streamline discusses the thinking behind its Streamframe management tool Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Call of Duty: WWII drives November US game sales to $2.7bn – NPD

ATVI hit generated more launch month spending than any Call of Duty debut since Black Ops II in November 2012 Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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FCC votes to dismantle net neutrality

ESA “disappointed” as US governing body votes 3-2 to abandon rule preventing service providers from blocking traffic Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, An Open World Pirate Game, Announced For Spring

Outright Games, a developer known for licensed games, has announced an open world Adventure Time game for all the major consoles next spring. The game starts of in the Land of Ooo, where rising tides are risking every kingdom with flooding. Player characters Finn, Jake, Marceline, and BMO decide to go check out the problem in the various kingdoms by crossing the newly created sea. Finn captains the ship and…

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November U.S. Sales Show Call Of Duty Rocketing Past All Competition

November is generally the biggest month of the year for the gaming industry and this year’s sales grew over last, with Call of Duty: WWII leading the charge in a commanding way. The PlayStation 4 sold the most units last month, likely due to the $199 Black Friday pricing. Microsoft took the lead in terms of revenue of consoles sold due to the more expensive Xbox One selling quite well…

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IO Interactive Giving Away Paris Hitman Level In Holiday Pack

It’s been a year of ups and downs for Hitman developer IO Interactive, having split from owner Square-Enix but retaining the rights to the Hitman license. The developer is ending the year by giving away arguably the game’s best level, Paris, for free alongside a holiday pack. The timed pack is only available from December 15 through January 9 as the Hitman Holiday Pack on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation…

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Video: Capy Games’ Super Time Force and the paradox of time travel

In this 2014 GDC session Capy Games’ technical director Kenneth Yeung discusses the game design difficulties of time manipulation in Super Time Force. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Ubisoft tech UX director David Lightbown explores the history of Unreal Engine

Ubisoft’s David Lightbown joined us to analyze the history of Unreal Engine and explain what existing coding tools informed its development. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Minecraft was the reason the Mirai botnet was created

Wired recently published a piece interviewing several people who were involved in analyzing and investigating the Mirai botnet malware, which had roots in Minecraft server hacking. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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The FCC votes to overturn net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission voted today on the decision to overturn net neutrality. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Lead VFX Artist

Insomniac Games is searching for a Lead VFX Artist to maintain established quality and artistic consistency, by high visual standards and project style. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Google Play kicks off ‘Change the Game’ to promote gender diversity in mobile games

The new initiative aims to promote diversity, celebrate female experiences, and empower women that create and play video games. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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New games join the PlayStation Now library today, including Dishonored

Arkane Studios was rightly commended upon the release of its sublime stealth adventure Dishonored. Offering a unique spin on the first person stealth genre with its steampunk leanings and generous lashings of mystical power moves, the game proved a hit on release. Now you can reacquaint yourself with Corvo and his quest or get your first taste of the sights and sounds of Dunwall as Dishonored sneaks its way onto…

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Best of 2017: ‘Make me think, make me move’: Doom’s deceptively simple design

Doom’s apparent simplicity belies a core design that is difficult to achieve. Gamasutra caught up with Id Software’s Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin to talk demon-slaying game design. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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GDC Speaker Q& A: Ubisoft devs discuss the development of For Honor

Ubisoft’s Damien Kieken and Roman Campos will be at GDC 2018 to present the talk ‘For Honor’: From a Great Launch to a Challenging Live Period. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Disney acquires the bulk of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

The agreement gives Disney 21st Century Fox’s film and television businesses, as well as its 30 percent stake in Hulu. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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The struggle to make sci-fi space colonies feel grounded in Aven Colony

Mothership’s Paul Tozour opens up a bit about how, through specific design and writing choices, the studio tried to make its sci-fi space colony management sim feel human and grounded. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Blog: How I made a Game Boy game in 2017

What does it take to release a new game cartridge for the Game Boy in 2017? Here’s my experience, with a lot of details on the tools I used and the challenges I faced. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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At GDC 2018, see how a diverse writers’ room created the Life Is Strange prequel

At GDC 2018 Deck Nine Games narrative director Zak Garriss will be delivering a talk on how the team adapted a TV writers’ room approach to create Life Is Strange: Before the Storm. … Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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A week on the wrist with the Alpina Startimer

 It’s refreshing to wear a mechanical watch. The soft sweep of the seconds hand reminds us of the fleeting nature of time while the endless ticking in a dark room is a comfort and a spur to action. Add in a little limited edition provenance with big face and crown and you’ve got a stew going. This particular stew is called the Alpina Startimer. It is a pilot’s watch, a…

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Google Assistant is coming to older Android phones and tablets

 The Google Assistant has long been available on most modern phones and tablets. But given the fragmentation of the Android ecosystem, many older devices will never get the newer versions of Android that feature built-in support for the Assistant. Google is now bringing support for its voice-activated helper to phones running Android 5.0 and tablets running Android 6.0 and 7.0. Read More Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Mario Bear has come to save 2017

 It’s been a long year – it feels like it actually spanned about 50, in fact. But now, at the end, some relief: Mario Bear. Yes, it’s just a bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop. And a ‘brand collaboration,’ that horrific thing that usually just means some executives get a larger Christmas bonus and more people are convinced to part with their hard-earned money for… Read More Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Monolith Soft’s Tetsuya Takahashi on upcoming updates for Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Map improvements and more coming, plus see what’s next in the Expansion Pass Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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Update from the Squid Research Lab – dive into the new Clam Blitz mode, available now in Splatoon 2!

There’s no shortage of shellfish in this frantic Ranked Battle mode! Source / Read More Author: Powered by WPeMatico Advertisements

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