• 21 Years Later, Someone Is Making a New Nintendo 64 Controller

    The Nintendo 64 launched in June 1996 along with its unusual controller design. The Retro Fighters controller is a modern take on the original.

  • Fire Pro Wrestling World Renewed My Faith in Online Gaming

    Many online gaming communities are snake pits, but Fire Pro Wrestling World's fan base has proven friendly and helpful.

  • eSports Will Be Considered for 2024 Paris Olympics

    Within a decade, pro gamers could be winning gold medals for gaming while the world watches.

  • Spotify Finally Arrives on Xbox One

    The app works with the free and premium versions of Spotify.

  • Wii U GamePad Converted Into Windows 10 Handheld

    The modified GamePad has enough performance available to run the Cemu emulator. making this a handheld Wii U as well as a touchscreen Windows PC.

  • Supa RetroN HD Revealed as SNES Classic Competitor

    Why settle for a SNES Classic with limited games when you could have a Supa RetroN HD and access to all SNES games?

  • Blizzard Creates 'Incubation Teams' to Develop New IP

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    Switch firmware update 3.0.1 fixes the problem, but the process involves repeatedly charging and draining your battery for a day... or two (no, I'm not kidding).

  • Nintendo Launching New $80 2DS Bundle August 25

    You'll get a red-and-white 2DS complete with New Super Mario Bros. 2 for $79.99.

  • Unlocking Everything in Metroid: Samus Returns Requires 4 Amiibos

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    The auction started at just $0.01, but 43 bids later it reached $30,100.44.

  • August PlayStation Plus Free Games Lineup Revealed

    On PlayStation 4, you'll receive the action-adventure title Just Cause 3 and Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, a standalone adventure set after Black Flag.

  • Diablo III Free to Play on Xbox Live Gold All Weekend

    Play the Ultimate Evil Edition from today until Monday for free as part of Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days.

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  • Walmart Cancels All SNES Classic Pre-orders

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  • Blizzard Shuts Down Private WoW Server 5 Hours After Launch

    The fan-run legacy server was emulating World of Warcraft's Burning Crusade Expansion, but Blizzard sent in the lawyers very quickly.

  • Nintendo 64 Controller Trademark Hints at N64 Classic

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  • Sony Using Copyright Law to Stop Spread of Leaked PS4 Dev Kit

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  • Blizzard Ending Support for Windows XP and Vista

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  • Sign Up for Sony's Next PS4 Update Beta

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  • Xbox One Owners Are Seeing a My Little Pony Error

    Microsoft confirmed it's a test error page nobody should be seeing, but it confirms there is a Brony working at Team Xbox.

  • Activision Confirms Crash Bandicoot Remasters Are Harder

    Developer Vicarious Visions decided to tweak Crash's jump and in so doing made the games harder than the originals, especially the first one.

  • Atari Reveals 2 Versions of the Ataribox

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  • Chinese Mall Introduces Husband Storage Pods

    Why drag someone around a mall when you can leave them happily playing games while you buy stuff?

  • Mario Kart Arcade Game Gets VR Upgrade

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  • 7 Frequently Overlooked Super NES Classics

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  • Nintendo Ends New 3DS Production in Japan

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  • Almost Perfect NES Classic Edition Clones Are Being Sold

    It looks almost as good as the original and is sure to fool quite a few people desperate to get their hands on Nintendo's now discontinued mini console.

  • 'Nintendo Check-In' Trademark Filed

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  • Sony Unveils Destiny 2 Bundle With White PS4 Pro

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  • Xbox One Store Adding Game Gifting

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    Nintendo is ditching the ability to completely fail at playing a Mario game.

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    Twitch's Facebook-like social feed is coming to the mobile app, along with the ability to broadcast live video directly from your phone's camera.

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    Sega launches five games on mobile: Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, Kid Chameleon, and Comix Zone. Best of all: they're all free.

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    The deal sees Twitch gain exclusive streaming rights to more than 20 Blizzard eSports events over the next two years. Twitch Prime members get special loot and deals.

  • Jaguar Land Rover Uses Gorillaz App to Recruit Coders

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  • The Best Android Games of 2017

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  • Polymega Retro Gaming Console Promises Disc System Support

    Polymega's modular approach to system support includes PlayStation, Sega CD, TurboGrafx-CD, and Neo-Geo CD thanks to an optical drive.

  • Nintendo Releases Big Switch System Update

    Version 3.0.0 fixes a couple of annoying stability problems while introducing some genuinely useful new features.

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    The game's developer Niantic on Monday announced it has temporarily disabled all Gyms to start rolling out the update. Once the update reaches all players around the world, Gyms will return.

  • Startup Looks to Boost VR Resolution by 70 Percent

    You won't be able to buy a Varjo headset any time soon, but it promises resolutions 70 times greater than what current virtual reality headsets offer.

  • Atari Teases New Gaming Console

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    A senior software engineer is required by Blizzard to help "restoring them to glory."

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  • Nintendo Will Support 3DS 'Into 2018 and Beyond'

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    Why have two consoles taking up space when you can have both in one?

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    The company is making it difficult for former staff to get new jobs and even health insurance.

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    The Razer Blade Stealth, a sleek ultraportable equally at home in the board room and in your gaming den, is updated with a larger display and gunmetal gray makeover.

  • Original Xbox Games Might Be Coming to PCs...Eventually

    Imagine having Halo or Splinter Cell available to play again on your PC or Xbox One. Xbox chief Phil Spencer wants to make it happen.

  • Humble Bundle $12 Subscription Adds Humble Trove Games

    As well as receiving $100 worth of curated games every month, Humble Trove unlocks access to a full catalog of Humble Originals and other DRM-free games.

  • The Best Gaming Monitors of 2017

    Take your game to the next level with a monitor that's as powerful as your PC. Here's what to look for in a gaming display, along with our top-rated models at various sizes and price levels.

  • Seagate Launches 2TB External Game Drive for PS4

    If you've maxed out the internal drive (and upgraded it), then Seagate's got your back with a 2TB external Game Drive for 40+ additional game installs.

  • Sony: Over 60M PS4 Consoles and 487M Games Sold

    Over 70 million active users are spending over 600 million hours per week entertaining themselves on PlayStation.

  • Minecraft Update to Add Cross-Platform Play

    The Better Together Update means you can play Minecraft with people on other platforms.

  • Logitech Powerplay Means No More Wireless Mouse Charging

    By allowing a mouse mat to act as a wireless charger, Logitech removes the need to ever stop and charge your wireless mouse.

  • Sony Kicks Off Days of Play Sale

    For the next week, access online multiplayer modes in any PS4 game you own without a PS Plus subscription.

  • Samsung Goes Wide With Intense 49-Inch Gaming Monitor

    The new CHG90 is the widest gaming monitor you can buy, with a resolution equivalent to two full HD monitors placed side by side.

  • What to Expect at E3 2017

    The Electronic Entertainment Expo is next week, and that means lots of announcements about video games and gaming hardware. Here are some of the possibilities.

  • Microsoft Unlocks Extra Memory for Scorpio Games

    Initially Microsoft reserved 4GB of RAM for the interface, but they've now got that down to 3GB meaning more RAM for games.

  • Seagate Offers 4TB Game Drive for Xbox Game Pass

    With over 100 games to download and play with Xbox Games Pass, a large external hard drive could come in very handy. Seagate hopes you choose its Xbox-branded storage solution.

  • Don't Miss These Pokémon Go Anniversary Events

    Niantic has some special in-game and real-world events planned; the fun kicks off with Pokémon Go Fest, which will take place in Chicago on July 22.

  • Xbox Backwards Compatibility Might Not Be Super Popular

    A report from Ars Technica suggests that a tiny fraction of overall Xbox One usage is dedicated to older games. Microsoft defended their popularity.

  • Acer Unveils Midrange Aspire GX-281 Gaming Tower

    It's one of the most affordably-priced desktops capable of powering virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

  • Oculus Rift Heads to California Public Libraries

    Don't expect to check one out for free, though. They're intended to generate interest in VR through educational experiences.

  • Twitch Gives Affiliates a Cut of Game Sales

    Streamers in Twitch's invite-only Affiliate program will now get 5 percent of the revenue from sales made via the purchase buttons on their channels.

  • Pokken Tournament DX Brings Pokemon to Nintendo Switch

    The arena battle game arrives on the Switch console in September, while the Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon RPG will come to the 3DS.

  • Sony: 1M PSVR Sold, Every Fifth PS4 Sale Is a Pro

    The installed user base for PS4 is about to reach 60 million, with PS4 selling 2-to-1 against Xbox in North America, 3-to-1 across Europe.

  • Microsoft Offers Closer Look at Project Scorpio Dev Kit

    Developer feedback helped create a stackable development kit with 24GB of RAM, a front-mounted display, and five programmable buttons.

  • Augmented, Virtual Reality Headed to Macs, iPhones

    Apple is giving Google's Tango AR platform a run for its money, and also plans to bring support for VR headsets to future Macs.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Named the Face of FIFA 18

    Ronaldo, the all-time top scorer of Real Madrid C.F., will be the cover star of its next FIFA game, which is set to launch worldwide on Sept. 29.

  • Gigabyte Launches BRIX Gaming VR Mini PC

    Promises gaming performance from a Kaby Lake Core i7 complemented by a GTX 1060 GPU in a tiny footprint.

  • Valve Sets Steam Direct Fee at $100 Per Game

    Steam Greenlight will become Steam Direct, and Valve will charge developers $100 per game.

  • RiME Drops Denuvo DRM a Week After Launch

    So much for Denuvo DRM being uncrackable, it took just five days to render it useless.

  • Windows 7 Use Increases Among Steam Gamers

    Windows 10 remains the clear favorite operating system, but its use declined slightly while Windows 7 use grew.

  • Nintendo Switch Online Service Will Cost $20 a Year

    That's a lot cheaper than Sony and Microsoft's online services while retaining access to free games and offering digital discounts.

  • Gold PS4 Slim Leaks Ahead of June 9 Launch

    Target employee posts a photo of PS4 Slim Gold box and confirms release date.

  • The Pitfalls of Virtual Reality, According to the Experts

    Hardware and software problems are keeping virtual reality from reaching the limits of human perception, but the industry hopes to catch up.

  • Hands On: Intel's Project Alloy Headset

    Project Alloy aims to join the physical and the virtual worlds. Here's what you can expect when the first Alloy-based headsets go on sale later this year.

  • SoundCloud Launches on Xbox One

    The app lets you play and skip tracks with just your voice using Cortana, and you can pin your favorite playlists to easily find what you're looking for.

  • June PlayStation Plus Free Games Lineup Revealed

    On PlayStation 4, you'll receive the first-person co-op zombie shooter Killing Floor 2 and 5-part episodic adventure title Life Is Strange.

  • Pokeland Is the Next Pokemon Game for iOS and Android

    It may be called Pokeland, but anyone looking at screenshots will realize this is Pokemon Rumble with a new name.

  • Get a Ticket for Sony's E3 Movie Theater Broadcast Now

    Sony will broadcast its E3 press conference live on Monday, June 12 in more than 85 theaters.

  • EVGA's 1080 Ti KINGPIN Card Guarantees 2,025MHz Overclock

    iCX Technology, an efficient heatpipe layout, and highly efficient digital VRM are what make this very fast graphics card possible.

  • Nintendo Clamps Down on 3DS Mods, Hackers

    Nintendo is countering 'unauthorized system modification' by banning access to online services.

  • Nvidia Max-Q Laptops Offer 3x Performance, Are 3x Thinner

    Gaming laptops as thin as a MacBook Air, but with 70 percent more performance under the hood thanks to a GeForce GTX 10-series GPU.

  • Video Gaming for Fun and Profit

    Our writer takes a deep dive into the profitable world of eSports.

  • Pokemon Go Cheaters Will be 'Shadowbanned'

    Cheaters will be 'shadowbanned,' meaning they can only see the most common Pokémon.

  • Zotac Develops World's Smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Cards

    One card is fan-cooled, the other water-cooled, but both are only 21cm long and promise no compromise on performance.

  • Microsoft's Beam Gets a New Name, More Streaming Options

    Beam has been reincarnated as Mixer, and it comes with a new mobile app, co-streaming, and other features to lure you away from Twitch.

  • Acer Teases New Nitro 5 and Spin 1 Laptops, Iconia Tablets

    The Nitro 5 is for casual gamers; the Iconia Tab 10 tablet has four speakers and its own subwoofer.

  • Xbox Game Pass Launches June 1

    Microsoft's new $10 subscription service is finally ready to roll out with over 100 games to play.

  • The Overwatch World Cup is back for 2017

    Every country will need help from its top players just to qualify.

  • PS4, Overwatch absolutely dominated games media coverage in 2016

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