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Sega Genesis Flashback HD: The Kotaku Review – Kotaku

Friday, October 13, 2017

Let’s get the comparison we have to make out of the way: No, the Genesis Flashback isn’t as amazing as the SNES Classic. But it’s still pretty good, if you like the games. While Nintendo is setting the world on fire with its 90s nostalgia trip, let’s say your 16-bit desires are more unconventional. Perhaps you enjoy your games with a bit more violence and/or hedgehogs. AtGames has you covered…

Heads up, Teens: Here’s a video game for you – Polygon

Friday, October 13, 2017

One of the great things about this art that we call the Theatre is that no one class of people has a claim to the stage. This week on Video Game Theatre, it’s time for the Teens to shine, with a performance of Dontnod Entertainment’s Life is Strange. This game is strange, the dialogue complex, almost incomprehensible for the older, non-Teen viewer. But as I watched the performances up there…

Xbox One X Is "Not For Everybody," Says Phil Spencer – GameSpot

Friday, October 13, 2017

In just a few weeks, Microsoft will launch a new console in the form of the Xbox One X. A more powerful version of the Xbox One, the system arrives on November 7, priced at $500 in the United States. While Microsoft of course expects it to sell well (the pre-orders are apparently strong already), Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now reiterated that the lower-cost Xbox One S model will…

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Is Not Being Ignored, Exec Says – GameSpot

Friday, October 13, 2017

One of the Xbox One‘s standout features is backwards compatibility support for Xbox 360 games. There are more than 400 titles in the catalog right now, and the library is seemingly always growing. Microsoft is committed to backwards compatibility now and in the long run, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GameSpot at the Brazil Game Show today. In June, there was a report that said Xbox One owners “largely ignore”…

Heads up, Teens: Here’s a video game for you – Polygon

Friday, October 13, 2017

One of the great things about this art that we call the Theatre is that no one class of people has a claim to the stage. This week on Video Game Theatre, it’s time for the Teens to shine, with a performance of Dontnod Entertainment’s Life is Strange. This game is strange, the dialogue complex, almost incomprehensible for the older, non-Teen viewer. But as I watched the performances up there…

Xbox One’s customizable dashboard arrives to more testers – Engadget

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is arriving early next week (October 17th), but it looks like Xbox One users will get some new software toys soon, too. Microsoft has released the Xbox One fall preview update to everyone on the Delta and Omega Insider rings, that is too say, the bulk of its beta testers. Those folks will get the much-anticipated Fluent Design for Xbox One that lets you…

Xbox chief says Sony won’t allow cross-platform Minecraft, probably never will – Ars Technica

Friday, October 13, 2017

reader comments 86 The release last month of the Better Together update for Minecraft brought together Minecraft players on most of the game’s many platforms: the Xbox One, Windows 10, mobile, and VR versions of the game now all use the same engine and can all play together without borders. Servers and content will be accessible from any Better Together platform. Microsoft has also announced that this version of the…

Friday the 13th (October 2017): Origins and mystery behind movies, video game, fears – NJ.com

Friday, October 13, 2017

A physical version of ”Friday the 13th: The Game” is slated to be released, appropriately, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 on platforms including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The single and multiplayer horror video game, developed by IllFonic and published by Gun Media, will offer a full gaming experience along with other bonus features not available in past versions that previously were only available via internet download, according to ComicBook.com….

Xbox One X’s Mini-Chief + Big Game Impressions – Unlocked 317 – IGN

Friday, October 13, 2017

By Ryan McCaffrey DOWNLOAD UNLOCKED 317 (Audio version) On this week’s Xbox show, we give our impressions of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer beta, and The Evil Within 2. Plus: four new Xbox One bundles, the hidden Master Chief inside every Xbox One X, God Eater 3, and more! Oh, and Unlocked now has its own snazzy new homepage! Bookmark this: go.ign.com/unlocked And we’ve got our…

Xbox chief says Sony won’t allow cross-platform Minecraft, probably never will – Ars Technica

Friday, October 13, 2017

reader comments 86 The release last month of the Better Together update for Minecraft brought together Minecraft players on most of the game’s many platforms: the Xbox One, Windows 10, mobile, and VR versions of the game now all use the same engine and can all play together without borders. Servers and content will be accessible from any Better Together platform. Microsoft has also announced that this version of the…

Is Nintendo Secretly Working on the Game Boy Classic? – Nerdist

Friday, October 13, 2017

Between the NES Classic and the SNES Classic, Nintendo has apparently realized that there’s still a lot of interest in its original console systems. Assuming fans can find them, of course! Speculation has already led many fans to naturally assume that a Nintendo 64 Classic would be the next logical step. But today’s Nerdist News is following a report out of Japan that may mean the original Game Boy is going…

Nintendo Is Putting The Kibosh On This Real-Life Mario Kart Attraction – Geek

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mario Kart would be an amazing event in real life. Just think about how fast you could go zipping around little tracks with Mario-themed karts and even “power-ups” to use. It would attract so many people it’d be ridiculous. It seems one company in Tokyo has done its best to provide this kind of experience to tourists. MariCAR Shinagawa has been serving up lookalike Mario Kart cars for anyone who…

Xbox One’s customizable dashboard arrives to more testers – Engadget

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is arriving early next week (October 17th), but it looks like Xbox One users will get some new software toys soon, too. Microsoft has released the Xbox One fall preview update to everyone on the Delta and Omega Insider rings, that is too say, the bulk of its beta testers. Those folks will get the much-anticipated Fluent Design for Xbox One that lets you…

Electronic Arts: SunTrust Says Buy, But Needham Urges Caution – Barron’s

Friday, October 13, 2017

Shares of Electronic Arts (EA) are down $2.14, or almost 2%, at $115.68, amidst some diverging views today: SunTrust’s Matthew Thornton started the stock at a Buy, with a $133 target, writing that “annuity” revenue from sports games is a big draw, while Needham & Co.’s Laura Martin, although also bullish, warns that the stock tends to trade down from October to as late as the following February. I his initiation, Thornton…

Humble’s Female Protagonist Sale Going On Now For PC Games … – GameSpot

Friday, October 13, 2017

Humble Bundle has kicked off its latest weekly sale, this one discounting games with female protagonists. Discounts are as good as 80 percent off, and some of the titles marked down include Bayonetta ($15), Rise of the Tomb Raider ($24), Tacoma ($16), Life Is Strange ($5), Alien: Isolation ($8), and Her Story ($1.50). Other games marked down in the Female Protagonists Sale include SteamWorld Heist ($5), Haydee ($7.50), and Gone…

PC Gaming Weekly: Independents day – VentureBeat

Friday, October 13, 2017

We love PC gaming for high-end experiences such as Diablo III (read how Blizzard designed around thousands of corpses) and Middle-earth: Shadow of War (what I’m cheekily referring to as “the orc-collecting sim”). But this weekend, indie games took the spotlight. We sent Stephanie Chan to the 10th annual IndieCade festival, and she’s so far filed a bevy of stories on interesting games coming from independent developers: Fear Sphere, Where the Water Tastes Like…

Heads up, Teens: Here’s a video game for you – Polygon

Friday, October 13, 2017

One of the great things about this art that we call the Theatre is that no one class of people has a claim to the stage. This week on Video Game Theatre, it’s time for the Teens to shine, with a performance of Dontnod Entertainment’s Life is Strange. This game is strange, the dialogue complex, almost incomprehensible for the older, non-Teen viewer. But as I watched the performances up there…

Xbox One’s customizable dashboard arrives to more testers – Engadget

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is arriving early next week (October 17th), but it looks like Xbox One users will get some new software toys soon, too. Microsoft has released the Xbox One fall preview update to everyone on the Delta and Omega Insider rings, that is too say, the bulk of its beta testers. Those folks will get the much-anticipated Fluent Design for Xbox One that lets you…

Xbox chief says Sony won’t allow cross-platform Minecraft, probably never will – Ars Technica

Friday, October 13, 2017

reader comments 82 The release last month of the Better Together update for Minecraft brought together Minecraft players on most of the game’s many platforms: the Xbox One, Windows 10, mobile, and VR versions of the game now all use the same engine and can all play together without borders. Servers and content will be accessible from any Better Together platform. Microsoft has also announced that this version of the…

State’s gaming chief said Vegas shooting push casino security here – The Salem News

Friday, October 13, 2017

BOSTON – In the wake of the mass shooting that left 58 dead in Las Vegas last week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission began talking to regulators in other states about what casinos can do to prevent or respond to shootings and terrorist attacks. At least three of the state’s top gaming regulators were in Las Vegas for an industry conference that began the morning after the…