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Bowser will replace Reggie Fils-Aimé as Nintendo of America president

Bowser will replace Reggie Fils-Aimé as Nintendo of America president

Reggie Fils-Aimé will retire after 16 years as Nintendo of America's spokesperson.
Follow-up to Haunting of Hill House will reimagine The Turn of the Screw

Follow-up to Haunting of Hill House will reimagine The Turn of the Screw

Showrunner Mike Flanagan will adapt Henry James' gothic novella for anthology series.
Playtime to the max: Snapshots from the 2019 New York Toy Fair

Playtime to the max: Snapshots from the 2019 New York Toy Fair

This year's NYTF saw many old toys learn new, high-tech tricks.
Dreams will finally launch this Spring on PS4 for $30—in “limited early access” [Updated]

Dreams will finally launch this Spring on PS4 for $30—in “limited early access” [Updated]

And now we know what "limited" means: only a certain number of keys.
How did Yoshi’s Island music end up in an official US gov’t Web game?

How did Yoshi’s Island music end up in an official US gov’t Web game?

And is the government liable for copyright infringement for using it?
Microsoft, Paradox allow open game modding on Xbox One for the first time

Microsoft, Paradox allow open game modding on Xbox One for the first time

No pre-approval needed for player-made content on Microsoft's console.
Happy Death Day 2 U,  Russian Doll give us time loops with a multiverse twist

Happy Death Day 2 U, Russian Doll give us time loops with a multiverse twist

Horror-comedy slasher film and Netflix sitcom have more in common than you think.
EA opts Origin users out of “real-name sharing” after complaints

EA opts Origin users out of “real-name sharing” after complaints

Players report having their real names displayed without their consent.
Anthem review: BioWare’s sky-high gaming ambition crashes back to Earth
Retina resolution headset puts the “reality” into “virtual reality”

Retina resolution headset puts the “reality” into “virtual reality”

Clever dual-display tech means you really can't see the pixels.
Niantic poised to settle Pokémon Go trespassing complaints

Niantic poised to settle Pokémon Go trespassing complaints

Agreement would let homeowners block in-game attractions near their homes.
Netflix makes it official, canceling Punisher and Jessica Jones

Netflix makes it official, canceling Punisher and Jessica Jones

Color us not surprised, but we're still gonna miss all our favorite Defenders.
The mythos and meaning behind Pokémon’s most famous glitch

The mythos and meaning behind Pokémon’s most famous glitch

What started as a programming error is now a fascinating part of fan culture.
Dance Your PhD’s 2018 winner mixes superconductivity and swing dancing

Dance Your PhD’s 2018 winner mixes superconductivity and swing dancing

Canadian grad student Pramodh Yapa wrote, choreographed, and shot video in 6 weeks.
Quirky sci-fi farce Mega Time Squad sends up all those time-travel tropes

Quirky sci-fi farce Mega Time Squad sends up all those time-travel tropes

New Zealand writer-director Tim van Dammen says his film "celebrates Kiwi-ness."
Welcome to the cyber world: The real-world tech behind Alita: Battle Angel

Welcome to the cyber world: The real-world tech behind Alita: Battle Angel

Producer James Cameron wanted his fictional tech to be grounded in the real world.
Starz’ Counterpart has been canceled—which is bad, because the show is good

Starz’ Counterpart has been canceled—which is bad, because the show is good

JK Simmons' spy skills haven't saved Counterpart yet, but the second half of Season 2 should.
A natural selection: Evolution evolves from board game to digital app

A natural selection: Evolution evolves from board game to digital app

Years in development, this is a terrific app adaption of the board game.
Aquaman, Khal Drogo actor may play Duncan Idaho in new Dune film

Aquaman, Khal Drogo actor may play Duncan Idaho in new Dune film

Director Denis Villeneuve will direct the reboot for Legendary Pictures.
Why is this copy of Super Mario Bros. worth $100,000? We asked a buyer

Why is this copy of Super Mario Bros. worth $100,000? We asked a buyer

Collectors say sealed test-market box is gaming's Action Comics No. 1.