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Bowser takes over Nintendo of America

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 29 mins ago

Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring as President of Nintendo of America, and Bowser is taking over. No...not that Bowser. Company exec Doug Bowser.

 

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Nintendo today announced that Reggie Fils-Aime, the beloved hypeman and leader who gave us the legendary phrase "My body is ready!", is stepping down as president of its American branch. Following his 15 years of strong leadership, Fils-Aime will step down shortly after Nintendo starts its new fiscal year in April.

 

"Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever," Fils-Aime said in the press release. "It's a part that is filled with gratitude - for the incredibly talented people I've worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world's most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not 'game over' for me, but instead 'leveling up' to more time with my wife, family and friends."

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Top 10 Twilight Zone episodes

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 hour, 14 mins ago

With Jordan Peele's new Twilight Zone reboot on the way, we thought it pertinent to drudge up our top 10 favorite episodes of the original 1960's series for your perusal.

 

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The Twilight Zone is my favorite anthology series. It's a show that opens new doorways in your mind, conjuring all kinds of strange ideas and possibilities that simply weren't there before. You feel like a changed person after you watch a good Twilight Zone episode, as if you can now see the world a little bit differently. The following 10 episodes of the original 1960s series should bring that sense of awe and mystery the series is known for, and you can check them out on Hulu or Netflix.

 

Our list is a bit obscure, though. It doesn't include iconic (but not necessarily great) episodes like Shatner's Nightmare at 20,000 Feet or Burgess Meredith's immortalized broken glasses of Time Enough At Last. You won't find the one about the neat little stopwatch that stops time, or the camera that can predict the future. No, we dug a bit deeper to unearth some of the really interesting and oft-unknown gems the show has to offer. There's lots of twists and turns in these ones, so be forewarned!

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New Twilight Zone trailer is full of classic throwbacks

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 hour, 56 mins ago

It'd be hard to make a Twilight Zone reboot or continuation without acknowledging Rod Serling's original parables of weirdness. I'm happy to see CBS has peppered its new Twilight Zone series with lots of little nods to the black-and-white anthology of yore.

 

 

Every 20 years or so The Twilight Zone gets brought back. Many remember the original 1960's version narrated by Rod Serling, but there's actually three different series: an 80's reboot (which is quite excellent) and 2000's series (which 80% miss and 20% hit). Now in 2019, almost 20 years after the last resurrection, a fourth is coming--and it's coming soon. CBS placed a new Twilight Zone reboot in Jordan Peele's hands to help create little slices of macabre morality. The latest in Twilight Zone's legacy will begin on April 1, 2019, CBS today announced with new footage.

 

The latest trailer has a ton of little Easter eggs that Twilight Zone fans will recognize immediately. The hilarious-now but scary-for-its-time monster that espoused Shatner's famous line "there's...something on the wing...some...thing!" in Nightmare at 20,000 Feet can be seen washed up on a beach shore. The devil bobblehead that predicted the future (another Shatner short) in Nick of Time is present, head dangling menacingly. The stopwatch that froze time in A Kind of Stopwatch is also present, presumably having something to do with the time rewind focus of an episode.

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Apex Legends wall running, Titan mechs possibly on the way

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 13 mins ago

Dataminers have scoured the new Apex Legends update for tidbits, uncovering some interesting new modes and the possible return of parkour mechanics and titan mech suits.

 

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Respawn's massively popular 60-player battle royale FPS sensation may become a lot more like its forebear Titanfall. According to info found by dataminers in Apex Legends' new update, the game is getting a new Classic mode that should unleash fresh havoc and bring back Titanfall-esque FPS action. Classic seems to include some familiar elements like double-jump thrusting via jumpkit items and Titanfall's beloved wall-running.

 

Some of the files also mention titans, hinting that mechs will return at some point. Respawn is likely testing the mechanics in a new developer-only mode and if hulking titan mechs do smash the scene, they should do so in a special gametype.

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First PC mods available on Xbox One through 'Paradox Mods'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 7 mins ago

Paradox Interactive and Microsoft have teamed up to bring the first ever PC mods to consoles, introducing 'Paradox Mods' to the Xbox One.

 

 

PC gamers now have an avenue of sharing there mods with console gamers on the Xbox One. Paradox Interactive and Microsoft have created 'Paradox Mods', a platform for PC modders to share their work with Xbox One users and the first game to support the new platform is 'Surviving Mars'. 'Surviving Mars' is a survival strategy simulator based on Mars, players will experience what life is like on the Red Planet by being required to build infrastructure to ensure the survival of your colonizers.

 

On the official Xbox website, Microsoft and Paradox Interactive have selected some mods to showcase to players. Additions such as the 'Forest Greenhouse' allows for users that download it to produce automated oxygen for your civilization. There is also the 'Martian Car Wash', which is exactly what it sounds like, a car wash for your dust covered Mars vehicles and plenty more additions. Surviving Mars is very first game to support 'Paradox Mods', I'm sure as the platform develops there will be more games added to the new service. If you would to check out the official announcement, visit this link here.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead pre-order refunded, NOT canceled

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 7 mins ago

There has been rumblings of OVERKILL's The Walking Dead being canceled on consoles, but now the publisher '505 Games' can confirm that the title is in-fact not canceled despite it users receiving refunds.

 

 

Back in 2018 we saw the epic failure of OVERKILL's The Walking Dead, with a complete financial loss due to the games lackluster quality in terms of numerous bugs, clunkiness and just an overall disappointing experience. Since the title has only been released on the PC, many console fans are still waiting to receive their pre-orders. Some users have reported that Sony are re-funding users the pre-order amount which has led to users believing that the title has been canceled, yet that is not true.

 

505 Games, the other publisher to the OVERKILL's The Walking Dead has come out on their official Twitter to announce that the console version of the game is NOT canceled despite the rampant rumors and has instead just been delayed. The post reads; "We just wanted to clear the position on the OVERKILL's The Walking Dead on console and confirm that the game has not been canceled, purely postponed whilst development is on-going. We will share further news as soon as possible."

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Age of Empires will have a segment Inside Xbox in March

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 7 mins ago

To celebrate the anniversary of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Microsoft are debuting a brand new update to the Definitive Edition and have also teased future announcements.

 

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Microsoft has taken to their official Age of Empires website to announce a brand new massive update for the Definitive Edition. The update will add some brand new features such as; Automatic farm reseeding, mixed unit queues, mixed tech queues, resolution option for full screen mode and fallen units now decay over time.

 

There was also updates to unit behavior in the way of navigation for unit pathing, improvements to targeting behavior and much more. Microsoft also have done some work to the AI features of the game with units now picking their targets better, ability to hunt elephants and just general improvements all round. Most interestingly though, Microsoft teases that there will be some "very exciting announcements!" on the Inside Xbox livestream in March. Check that out here.

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Valve abandon ALL non-gaming related video content on Steam

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 7 mins ago

Valve have realized the grim truth of their video content service on Steam and now the company has now made an official statement saying their are planning to "refocus" what content is seen on their service.

 

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In a brand new statement onto the Steam blog, Valve have addressed the video content side of their service. While the original thought behind the Video section was to expand Steams horizons into movies, documentaries etc, the idea wasn't well-received by the community. According to the blog post by Valve, after reviewing the traffic for what users were watching in the video section it became clear to them that they needed to "refocus" their efforts into what content is seen.

 

The decision that was finalized by Valve was that "over the coming weeks a number of non-gaming videos will be retired and will no longer be available for purchase." The content that will be seen in the video section will now be "directly related to gaming or, is accessory content for games or software sold on Steam." Ultimately Valve have "retired the Video section of the Steam Store menu with an expectation that video content is discovered via the associated game or software store page, or through search, user tags, recommendations, etc." It should be noted that all previously purchased video content will still be available to watch through Steam after the discontinuing.

Battlerite Royale hits free-to-play on Steam, now available

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 7 mins ago

In celebration of Stunlock Studios' MOBA and battle royale combination, Battlerite Royale moving out of Steam Early Access the developer is also releasing a massive patch for the game.

 

 

Stunlock Studios have issued out an official press release to detail the changes that will be coming within the patch. The press release says that three brand new champions will be added to the game; Oldur, Taya and Pearl. Each of the champions mentioned will be completely unique from on another, Older will be able to bend time and space around him, Taya will have the ability to summon wind and create tornados, Pearl will be able to use the power of the ocean and currents.

 

Stunlock Studios will also be adding what is called a "Battle Pass" system which can offer potential players a Free Pass and then if they are interested, a Premium Pass for some juicy cosmetic upgrades. Johan Ilves, Marketing Director at Stunlock Studios gave a statement regarding the announcement; "We know that our community has been looking forward to the free-to-play launch of Battlerite Royale for months and we are thrilled that this day has finally arrived. Today we are also releasing the BIG PATCH so both Arena and Royale players can expect lots of new features, taking the Battlerite universe to the next level."

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Daikatana developer delays SIGIL, aims for April release

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 37 mins ago

If you haven't heard of SIGIL or John Romero or even Daikatana, then you are missing out. John Romero is one of the original developers behind DOOM at id Software, breaking away from the developer to work on Daikatana (and that worked out so well) but is now working on something new: SIGIL.

 

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Romero announced SIGIL last year which acts as a follow-up to DOOM, arriving as a free mod that will pack some paid options for diehard fans of the franchise. Romero has just announced that SIGIL is being delayed slightly, needing more time to work on it which means it has been delayed until April.

 

Romero said on his own blog: "I just wanted to update you on SIGIL. There were a few snags in production trying to make sure everything is top-notch for fans! I just wanted to let everyone who purchased either the Big Box or the Beast Box know that it is now looking like it will ship sometime in April. Thank you for your patience, and I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. This also means the free version of SIGIL will have to wait until after the boxes are in the hands of customers".

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