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The RetroBeat: Nintendo 64 Classic could tout 20 great games without Rare

The RetroBeat: Nintendo 64 Classic could tout 20 great games without Rare

It’s January, but I’m already thinking about Fall. Last September, Nintendo released the SNES Classic Edition. The November before that, we got the NES Classic Edition. It makes sense to expect a
Paladins chases PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with a battle royal mode

Paladins chases PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with a battle royal mode

Paladins is looking for some of that battle royal magic. Hi-Rez Studios announced today that its free-to-play shooter is getting a new mode, Battlegrounds. That’s a pretty on-the-nose name for the
Nintendo’s Switch becomes the fastest-selling system ever in the U.S.

Nintendo’s Switch becomes the fastest-selling system ever in the U.S.

Nintendo revealed today that its Switch hybrid home-portable console is now the fastest-selling system in the U.S. ever after 10 months on the market. The Japanese company has sold more than 4.8
The Elder Scrolls Online’s next update adds outfit options and undead dragons

The Elder Scrolls Online’s next update adds outfit options and undead dragons

Don’t you hate it when your strongest outfit in a role-playing game also looks hideous? The Elder Scrolls Online players won’t be having that problem for long. The massively multiplayer online
Overwatch is testing much needed nerfs to Mercy and Junkrat

Overwatch is testing much needed nerfs to Mercy and Junkrat

Blizzard released a new patch late yesterday for Overwatch’s Public Test Realm, which is where the studio tries out changes to the team-based shooter before making them official. The update weakens
Mutant Football League launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 19

Mutant Football League launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 19

Digital Dreams Entertainment LLC announced today that Mutant Football League is launching for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 19. The unique take on digital football came out for PC via Steam in
GamesBeat Decides 66: In 2018, it’s all about us now

GamesBeat Decides 66: In 2018, it’s all about us now

My friendship ended with 2017. Now, 2018 is my best friend, and it’s time to look at its games. On this week’s GamesBeat Decides podcast, we pick out the five biggest upcoming releases that you should
Batman and Job Simulator top PSVR’s 2017 best-seller lists

Batman and Job Simulator top PSVR’s 2017 best-seller lists

Sony’s flagship VR headset, the PSVR, really came into its own in 2017. Attending PSX down in Anaheim felt like a victory lap for the device as it comfortably sits in first place head of the Rift and
This imitation Kojima Metal Gear Survive meat tastes just like the real thing* (*it doesn’t)

This imitation Kojima Metal Gear Survive meat tastes just like the real thing* (*it doesn’t)

Hideo Kojima doesn’t work at Konami anymore, but the publisher is still making Metal Gear games. And that unprecedented dynamic has led to a new video for the upcoming Metal Gear Survive that reveals
IGDA survey: Diversity, job security weigh on game developers

IGDA survey: Diversity, job security weigh on game developers

As more developers consider diversity as an important factor in hiring, the more of these game makers believe that publishers aren’t doing enough to facilitate diverse hiring practices, according to
Darkest Dungeon breaks Switch players with gothic stress on January 18

Darkest Dungeon breaks Switch players with gothic stress on January 18

One of the best and most atmospheric role-playing games is making the leap from PC to Nintendo’s hybrid Switch handled/home console. Red Hook Studios made the announcement today and confirmed it will
Nintendo Switch’s 2018 lineup looks just like 2007, 2011, and 2014

Nintendo Switch’s 2018 lineup looks just like 2007, 2011, and 2014

Nintendo just gave Switch owners a preview of what they can expect in the followup to one of the company’s strongest years ever. The publisher held a “mini” version of one of its Direct video events
Nintendo got to show off Dark Souls: Remastered first for a reason

Nintendo got to show off Dark Souls: Remastered first for a reason

I haven’t looked at the reactions to the latest Nintendo Direct from fans, but I can imagine that a lot of people are dropping snarky comments about how the system gets so many older games. Nintendo’s
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox has sold 3 million copies in a month

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox has sold 3 million copies in a month

Xbox One didn’t have a traditional blockbuster exclusive at the end of last year, but I’m having a difficult time seeing how that matters when the one game it did publish just surpassed 3 million
Overwatch League’s opening day peaked at 425,000 concurrent Twitch viewers

Overwatch League’s opening day peaked at 425,000 concurrent Twitch viewers

The Overwatch League had its opening day on January 10, hosting the new esports endeavor’s first three matches. At its peak, the Twitch stream topped out at 425,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch,
Sega teases news from Two Point Studios, part of Lionhead’s sim legacy

Sega teases news from Two Point Studios, part of Lionhead’s sim legacy

Sega‘s Twitter is having a little bit of fun. On January 12, the account tweeted out a simple picture of a light bulb with the date January 16 on it. Today, a new tweet features the same light buld,
Ex-Motorstorm, DriveClub leads found Wushu Studios to make indie sci-fi game

Ex-Motorstorm, DriveClub leads found Wushu Studios to make indie sci-fi game

More senior development leads are leaving behind big publishers and triple-A blockbuster gaming to start something smaller and independent, and Wushu Studios is the latest example of this trend.
FoxNext Games acquires Cold Iron Studios for an Alien online shooter

FoxNext Games acquires Cold Iron Studios for an Alien online shooter

FoxNext Games has acquired game developer Cold Iron Studios, which is making a science fiction shooter set in the universe of the Alien films. The PC and console game will help FoxNext, which has had
Fortnite: Battle Royale’s map is getting a big update for its 40 million players

Fortnite: Battle Royale’s map is getting a big update for its 40 million players

Epic Games announced today that an updated map for its hit shooter Fortnite: Battle Royale is coming on January 18. Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play game available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One,
December 2017’s top 10 Minecraft Marketplace creations: Blockception repeats at No. 1

December 2017’s top 10 Minecraft Marketplace creations: Blockception repeats at No. 1

EXCLUSIVE: Minecraft is the best example of Microsoft’s modern approach to gaming platforms. The publisher acquired the block-building phenomenon and developer Mojang in 2014 for $2.5 billion, and it