Nintendo Pitched The NX To Third Parties During E3

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Still bummed out that Nintendo never spoke a word about their mysterious next-gen console, codenamed the NX, at E3 2015? If you are, someone really should’ve told you beforehand that they specifically said they wouldn’t be talking about it. In a way, though, they did break that promise. Somebody at E3 got to hear all […]

Computer Uses YouTube To Design Its Own Mario Levels

Mario

Super Mario Maker doesn’t come out until September, but it’s already been rendered obsolete (as have humans). Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have engineered a computer program that watches YouTube Let’s Plays of simple two-dimensional video games, then creates its own level sections based on the knowledge it’s gained. The program studies sprite […]

New Video Shows Nintendo’s Mario Running In Unreal Engine 4

A Video Of Mario Running In Unreal Engine 4

Awhile back last March, Epic Games made their video game physics engine Unreal Engine 4 free for the public to use, which was an awesomely generous gesture and should help a lot of indie game designers. The caveat is that if you make over $3,000 with the product you created from it, Epic Games must receive a […]

Tips On Super Mario Kart From The Nation’s Top Player

Super Mario Kart

By day, 31-year-old Drew Blumfeld repairs and sells used iPhones. By night, he’s one of the best Super Mario Kart players in the world and the best in the country, coming in ninth in the latest Super Mario Kart Championships and representing #1 for America. Vox asked him what the best strategy is to finish […]

There Will Be More Super Smash Bros DLC Characters

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros.

Source Gaming translated an interview in the latest Weekly Famitsu with Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai where he spoke about the recent additions to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, and his plans for the future of those games, which isn’t over yet…. “There is a fighter ballot on the official Smash for Wii U/3DS website. We’ve received an extremely large number of votes, but of course, Lucas, Roy, and Ryu were in development even before the ballot was created. I had a grasp on their popularity and demand, though. From now until the end, it is going to be fan service, but I can’t keep the development team together forever, so there’s only going to be several more characters. I also ask for your patience, as we need time to develop more content.” The latest update to the Smash […]

Star Fox Zero E3 2015 Preview

Star Fox Zero

One of the biggest attractions at this year’s E3 was the playable demo of Star Fox Zero for Nintendo’s Wii U console. This season there was a dearth of new, quality games that were actually available to play on the floor. So, the fact that an actual demo was available to play for Star Fox […]

Bethesda Accepts 2,000 Bottle Caps as Payment for Fallout 4

Fallout 4

Last week, we brought you the news that a user of Imgur had sent his lifetime savings of bottle caps to developer Bethesda in an attempt to pre-order the upcoming Fallout 4. Altogether the user sent a letter explaining his request and a collection of 2,240 caps that he had accumulated from several years of […]

Warner Bros. Pulls Batman: Arkham Knight from Sale on PC

Batman Arkham Knight Screenshot

Although PC gamers often get the very best experiences in terms of games thank to the better hardware and optimization, they can also get a pretty raw deal when multiplatform games get poor ports. Since its release on Tuesday 23 June, Batman: Arkham Knight has been plagued with problems on the PC. While the console […]

Skylanders: SuperChargers E3 2015 Preview

Skylanders

The Skylanders franchise was really the franchise that made the Toys-to-Life video game genre accessible, efficient and profitable. Without Skylanders, I doubt that Disney Interactive would have followed suit with Disney Infinity. Even Nintendo has joined in with the current Amiibo craze. However, Toys-to-Life really was perfected by the Skylanders franchise. The franchise receives its […]

Destiny: The Taken King E3 2015 Preview

Destiny: The Taken King

Later this fall, Activision will release The Taken King expansion for Bungie’s hit new online, first-person shooter franchise, Destiny. Despite some hefty criticism, Destiny has been an unprecedented success for Activision and the industry. With a 10-year plan in place for the franchise, The Taken King will mark the beginning of “Year 2″ for the […]

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