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Super Mario Run finally has a release date for Android. It will be arriving on the Google Play Store on March 23rd according to Nintendo. The relatively well received running platformer will feature some new characters and stages 1 to 4 available in the free demo. Like the iOS version, you need to pay £9.99 to unlock the remaining stages. Despite concerns over how much revenue it was ...read more
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Twitch has escalated in the last several years as one of the prime places to livestream games and view gameplay from around the world, with the online platform’s latest initiative looking to establish the company as a new place to buy games from directly. In an update on its blog, the company has announced its new “Get It On Twitch” initiative, which will open up the platform as a new ...read more
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Recently, Oculus, a company Facebook acquired for $2 billion almost three years ago, has turned out to be more trouble than it’s worth. Oculus lost a major lawsuit worth half a billion dollars to video game publisher ZeniMax, owner of Fallout and Skyrim developer Bethesda Softworks, with the court ruling that Oculus had used copyrighted ZeniMax technology without permission, holding the company ...read more
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Brian “Poshybrid” Vigneault, a World of Tanks Twitch streamer, has died from unknown causes during a 24-hour charity livestream. The 35-year-old father of three was 22 hours into his stream on February 19, which was raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, when he disappeared from the stream for a cigarette break. He never returned. Vigneault had been doing marathon streams over ...read more
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Ever since Pokémon Go first hit our smart phones last year, lovers of the franchise have been eager to see the second generation of Pokémon to be introduced into the game. Today, developer Niantic finally put gamers minds at ease with the introduction of 80 of the 100 Pokémon first encountered in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. This update will allow players to evolve older Pokémon ...read more
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E3 2017 will open its doors to the public this year, the first time it has welcomed consumers on such a large scale. Tickets will go on sale February 13 at midday ET. The first 1,000 tickets will cost $149, the next 14,000 will go for $249. Tickets provide access to the showfloor, panel discussions and other events over the three days, according to GameSpot. E3 is primarily an industry ...read more
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For every new update Apple puts out, there’s a small and intrepid team of hackers out on the internet trying to break Apple’s security. Running a jailbroken version of iOS lets you take full control of the software, and consequently install every UI tweak and additional feature you can think of. Jailbreaking used to be more popular, back in the day before you could delete the Stocks app, ...read more
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There’s little doubt you noticed Razer’s rather interesting triple-monitor laptop being shared all over social media last week. Well, guess what? Two of the prototypes were stolen at CES 2017 on Sunday. According to a Facebook post from Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan (thanks, Gamespot), two of the prototypes known as Project Valerie were stolen from the firm’s booth during the Las Vegas trade ...read more
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Last week, have reported that a Windows 10 Game Mode had been discovered in build 14997, a mode that promises to bring considerable improvements for gaming. Little else is known about the matter, but some very interesting new details have emerged online today. According to a report by Windows Central, the Windows 10 Game Mode isn’t just going to improve the gaming experience on Microsoft’s ...read more
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Microsoft is currently working on a Game Mode for Windows 10 that will minimize app running resources in order to provide an enhanced gaming experience. This will be done by allocating the freed up resources to the game which will allow it to run faster and smoother than ever before. Well that’s great , but it gets to get a tad bit confusing , as many among the community have noted that it ...read more
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