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Feb
15
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PlayStation Now Service Update

Sony shared today on their PlayStation Blog an very important update on compatible devices for their PlayStation Now service.
Some devices have had PlayStation NOW for only year, and already Sony is wiping them off the 'net, with no longer offering their 'game-streaming' rental service to devices like the PlayStation 3 Console, and the Vita, forcing you to use your PS4 if you wish to have NOW. :)
Feb
15
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Now Available in Digital

Whoa. An orchestra is already epic enough, but then you add a black metal vocalist to it and ... what did I just watch? Awesome. Read all the official press details below and catch a snippet of the full show by watching the embedded Youtube preview below!
CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the digital release of the Video Game Show — The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt concert from the 9th Film Music Festival in Kraków. The video is now available for purchase on YouTube.
Feb
15
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MOTHERGUNSHIP is coming to PC, PS4, and XB1

My excitement is pretty high right now. Not gonna lie.
MOTHERGUNSHIP is the next project from Joe Mirabello, honing the core of his previous work into an insanely fast-paced, expansive genre blend that will test your bullet dancing skills and FPS proficiency. Get yourself some DOOM gameplay vibes and fight your way to the heart of the fleet to destroy the MOTHERGUNSHIP!
Feb
15
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Now Available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer, today welcomes two new races on its pitch: The Chaos Dwarfs and Khemri teams.
These teams, recognizable by their monumental Centaurs and ancient arcane armors, will join the merry bloodbath that is Blood Bowl 2.
Feb
15
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World’s Premier Track Bike Criterium Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary

RockStar Games are very happy to announce the return of the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series 2017. Please see their full press release below for the complete race schedule and all other details.
Rockstar Games is proud to announce the return of the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series in 2017, now enjoying its 10th consecutive year as the world’s premier track bike criterium.
Feb
14
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Mail sacked.

A Nintendo fan's project to digitally preserve every SNES game has ended in defeat after the US Postal Service (USPS) lost a package containing 100 cartridges.
One of the major problems with the golden era of Super Nintendo Gaming, is that a good percentage of 'cartridge dumps' from the gaming days gone-by, are not perfect, but Byuu was trying to change all that, by correctly dumping all the original cartridges all over again, but the right way with no bad sprites and other raw data, but sadly the project has ended since the most recent shipment has disappeared with no hope in sight of it ever appearing again, so we will be stuck with playing 'bad dumps' let again on our SNES emulators.
Feb
14
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The older GTA IV Xbox 360 Version is now playable on the newer Xbox One, and its been proven to be runaway success!

There may not be much that can be done about certain technical issues with backwards compatible games on Xbox One, but Microsoft will continue to look into solutions.
When news hit last week, that GTA 4 was finally 'backwards compatible', sales of the older 360 game (used discs), hit the floor with Amazon listing over 350% increase within the first 24 hours, but afterwards the bubble has busted, and its not all rosy, with alot of users complaining about 'frame-pacing' issues, and Microsoft is looking at possible solutions to the problem and its not that easy.
Feb
14
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Expand your farm with the latest DLC for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac

Today, Farming Simulator 17 expands and adds equipment from KUHN to its long list of faithfully reproduced vehicles and tools. Established in 1828, KUHN is a leading manufacturer of farm machinery.
The KUHN Equipment Pack provides 18 innovative, high quality tools for field work, giving you more options for working with square and round bales.
Feb
14
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New Till Death Do Us Part Maps, Double Cash ‘Couples’ Modes & More

Today, Rockstar Games are happy to announce that this Valentine's week, players can look forward to new updates for Till Death Do Us Part plus enjoy Double GTA$ & RP across various couples-only game modes through Monday, February 27th.
Discounts are also available for everything from Valentine’s Day themed clothing to Benny's Upgrades. Check below for the full details!
Feb
14
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Gaming has gone through quite the transformation over the past couple of decades.

Where once upon a time you’d be organizing LAN parties or all-night Mario marathons, now it just takes donning a headset to be transported to a virtual world.
Many areas of gaming have seen a rise in this trend, as mingling in person becomes usurped by instantly accessible online media. Even games that traditionally take place in social environments have traversed into an online realm – just look at the rise of casino games such as online blackjack and roulette.

With the Switch console, Nintendo seems to want to tap into the ‘golden era’ of gaming. It wants to replicate a time where multiplayer meant playing split-screen, and gaming with friends meant gaming in person.

The...
Feb
14
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All thanks to Richard Spencer for spawning a new era of 'video game' craziness!

Remember that video of white nationalist Richard Spencer getting punched in the face on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration? Of course you do!
These days, thanks to the ease of developing for mobile phones, and producing 'flash/unity' games for web browsers, when something crazy happens in the real world, it quickly spawns an whole new era of stupid games to enjoy playing for a while on our devices! :)
Feb
14
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To hospital after news spreads of PlayStation 4 theft from their Children's Cancer Ward. - There's still good in the world!

Last week, it was reported that thieves broke into a hospital's child cancer ward in Wellington, New Zealand and stole a bolted down PlayStation 4. The device had been used to help children through their chemotherapy sessions and was used by around 15 patients.
To think some horrible low-life robber, would walk into a 'children's cancer ward', and unbolt a PS4 console and remove it is just so horrible to imagine it could happen, but sadly it did, and as the news spread across the social networks, gamers open up their hearts!
Feb
14
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Blackjack and the video game industry have a long relationship.

The classic pastime was one of nine launch titles for the Atari 2600 way back in 1977, a development that owes a great deal to the card game’s accessibility. Since then, blackjack or “21” has made the transition to the ZX Spectrum (Casino), Game Boy (Las Vegas Cool Hand), and, most recently, to mobile phones.
Going forward, and pending the creation of a convincing virtual reality (VR) experience for blackjack (it’s not beyond the realms of possibility; a reported 300 companies in Europe have thrown their lot in with VR), the game is likely to remain the concern of casino brands focusing on the mobile space and on purely online experiences, like website play.

Millennials

The rationale is simple: the appeal...
Feb
14
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Scalpers are going to be soooo happy if this is true.

Nintendo has reported they sold-thru 1.5 Million units, and had increased production to supply demand, but now there is rumors they are stopping all production in April and retailers will be getting only a few more shipments and then its no more NES Classic Mini.
Seems strange Nintendo would stop 'production', but maybe they were not happy it was 'hacked' and now can play many hundreds of ROMs and different systems also like Sega and SNES and Gameboy, or Nintendo needs production space for the upcoming Switch, or maybe they are going to release NES Classic 2 for Holiday 2017, and it was never in the plans to keep making the current Mini model.
Feb
14
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New Adventures Built on the Game’s Huge World Coming Later in 2017

Starting when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on March 3, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for $19.99, granting access to two new sets of downloadable content for the game when they become available later this year.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles is one of the largest, most engaging video games Nintendo has ever created. While the main game offers players an engrossing quest that will keep them entertained for hours, as well as the freedom to explore the vast Hyrule at their own pace, the game world provides a rich canvas that offers the opportunity for additional adventures. As a result, the first-ever downloadable content for the main-line Legend of Zelda series is in development.
Feb
14
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Actual Nintendo Switch System Specs. plus developer setup with actual DevKit photos leak onto the Underground 'Net!

It seems an unknown Nintendo developer has broken their NDA and three different guides have recently appeared on the 'net which gives more details on what the whole Nintendo Switch is about, including actual system specs. and photos of the devkit hardware!
We knew it would not take long before it happen when we first saw the files for ourselves, that someone would risk leaking them, but now that 'cat is out of the bag', more details of the Nintendo Switch system is finally out there for all to enjoy browsing thru and reading.
Feb
14
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The Top Eight Teams Collectively took home $200,000, After A Weekend of Intense CWL Competition from more than 175 of the Best Call of Duty Teams in the World

The CWL Atlanta Open has wrapped, and after the action-packed competition ended, a relatively new team, eUnited, came out on top.
The talented Call of Duty teams who took part continue their journey toward the 2017 Call of Duty World League (CWL) Championship Presented by PlayStation®4. Teams OpTiC Gaming, Team EnVyUs and Luminosity Gaming rounded out the top four spots at the end of the three-day tournament, hosted by MLG at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, GA.
Feb
14
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The Nintendo Wii U Scene Is Getting Much Better!

Finally now, those with a modded Wii U console running 'custom firmware', you can enjoy loading games from your USB HDD!
This is still a WORK-IN-PROGRESS as such its mainly only useful for developers, but hey why not try it out anyway and enjoy some Mario!
For more info, check out all the links below:

GITHUB: -->...
Feb
14
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As Promised Earlier This Month, Its Now Here Finally For All To Enjoy!

Team Sky3DS has released Sky3DS+ firmware V130 with AP check fixed for Pokemon Sun and Moon.
They also have added exFAT support for games (firmware.bin dumps still needs to be loaded from FAT32) on MicroSD card, and you can watch a video of in action below.

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Feb
14
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13/02 – 11.3 Emunand

It's been just over a week since Nintendo sadly updated their Nintendo 3DS firmware to v11.3, but now Gateway 3DS developers have released an 'status update' on their progress towards a big new update for their flashcarts with lots of amazing new features!
People were worried Gateway 3DS had not updated their website, but no longer, and in their 'status update', they have stated that alot more goodies are in store, so the wait will be well worth it, all tho sadly it might still be a few more weeks away, but its coming SOON!