Category: Round Up

Everyone is rightfully mad at Nintendo today

The Super NES Classic went up for pre-order today in North America. It was a disaster. It all started at about 1 a.m. ET when pre-orders for the SNES Classic went live on Amazon and Best Buy. While most of North America was asleep, lucky night owls nabbed SNES Classics before they sold out. It took 30 minutes. "#SNESClassic in Cart" Yes!"Turn on app location?" No!"Set up Best Buy TouchID?" NO!"Sign up for.." CHECKOUT!"Item no longer available" pic.twitter.com/VP49mV4J9B — Andre Meadows (@BlackNerd) August 22, 2017 As the sun came up and people rubbed their eyes and squinted at Twitter while rolling out of bed, they realized what they had missed. And they were pissed. Read more...More about Tech, Business, Gaming, Nintendo, and Preorder

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‘Splatoon 2’ players drown out haters with a flood of LGBT pride

Over the weekend, Splatoon 2's Inkopolis started looking like the video game equivalent of an LGBT pride parade, and it's absolutely glorious. In the central virtual square for the game, the love was apparent to anyone who launched Splatoon 2 and looked around at other players' posts. SEE ALSO: Flight or invisibility? The next 'Splatoon 2' match-up has a cool history Sparked by an original post declaring that LGBT squids are "fresh as hell," others voices joining in in agreement and support spread like wildfire. The new trend overtook the fad of dank Splatoon memes from several weeks ago, and we hope it continues until the end of time. Read more...More about Lgbt, Nintendo, Social Good, Transgender, and Lgbt Rights

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Angela Merkel fits right in at German gaming expo, tries ‘Farming Simulator’

Apparently German chancellor Angela Merkel loves video games. Merkel opened this year's Gamescom — a consumer video game trade show that has been held in Cologne, Germany every year since 2009 — and stuck around to see some cosplayers and even get her hands on some games. Of course, people on Twitter captured some of her best moments. SEE ALSO: It's amazing we waited this long for the perfect 'Jurassic Park' video game Here is the leader of Germany surrounded by cosplayers from Overwatch, Final Fantasy, Horizon Zero Dawn, Super Mario, and more. Angela Merkel confirmed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switchpic.twitter.com/maB7Q5MoYF — C. Benoit-Gonin (@Kocobe) August 22, 2017 Read more... More about Politics, Gaming, Germany, Angela Merkel, and Minecraft

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‘Final Fantasy XV’ mobile game looks like an adorable version of the console game

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xjkypaxnUw?enablejsapi=1&] What... is this? Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition looks like — and seemingly is — a cutesy re-skin of the hit 2016 game from Square Enix. It's a re-telling of the console game's story for your Android, iOS, and Windows 10 mobile devices. To make the sprawling game more digestible for smaller screens, Square has broken up the original game's extensive story across 10 episodes, with the first of those to be released for free later this year. The trailer above shows the game in action and, surprisingly, it does look faithful to the 2016 game. The graphics are obviously toned way down, but everything else — from dialogue to exploration and combat to Ignis' fine-looking meals — looks to be intact. Read more...More about Entertainment, Gaming, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy Xv, and Final Fantasy Xv Pocket Edition

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New game ‘Biomutant’ is basically Rocket Raccoon adventuring in a beautiful open world

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-brwSj6B4g?enablejsapi=1&] We don't know much about the upcoming game Biomutant, but our first look at gameplay shows a beautiful, promising, and weird-in-an-awesome-way game. Biomutant was revealed with a cinematic trailer at Gamescom earlier this week, starring a raccoon-ish rodent wearing a badass eye patch and taking on large enemies with top-of-the-line sword skills. Today's look at gameplay shows that Rocket Racoon-esque protagonist exploring a beautiful world, battling monsters, and tooling around in bizarre steampunk vehicles. Biomutant looks like a cross between The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Redwall novels, and Beyond Good and Evil, and that's amazing. Read more...More about Gaming, Trailer, Thq Nordic, Biomutant, and Gamescom

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‘Lost Legacy’ proves the best thing ‘Uncharted’ did was ditch Nathan Drake

The newest chapter of the Uncharted series, The Lost Legacy, should make you want to throw out every game in the franchise before it. Calling Lost Legacy a promising next step for the series in a post-Nathan Drake world doesn't do it justice. In fact, it’s practically an insult. The comparison diminishes what the game uniquely accomplishes, which is far more than anything Nathan Drake ever did. While undoubtedly popular and beloved, until now the Uncharted series did little to innovate beyond perfecting the wall-scaling, linear action-adventure game formula. Each new game in the franchise came across as essentially a prettier version of “more of the same.”  Read more...More about Entertainment, Sony, Review, Diversity, and Playstation 4

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SNES Classic gets a trailer and a new feature even though like 10 people will actually get one

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN8ZnDghWAY?enablejsapi=1&] Amazon and Best Buy kicked off pre-orders for the Super NES Classic in the wee morning hours of Tuesday. You probably missed it. You'll always miss it. These things weren't meant to be owned by the mainstream. And yet. Here we have not just a new trailer for the SNES Classic, but word of a new feature as well: game rewind. The amount of time you can spin things back varies, from a few minutes for role-playing games to around 40 seconds for action games.  Cool cool. Cooooooooooooool. SNES Classic is technically out on Sept. 29. I'd wager that, for every 100 of you reading these words right now, only one of you will actually get one. Fix this, Nintendo. Read more...More about Entertainment, Gaming, Nintendo, Snes Classic, and Entertainment

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‘Age of Empires IV’ is coming to PC and the trailer looks sick

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYwZ6GZXWhA?enablejsapi=1&] "Empires will rise, kingdoms will fall."  This ominous, gnomic phrase seems the best commentary for the new Age of Empires game, Age of Empires IV, which is in development for Windows 10 PC.  The first real-time strategy game of the series, developed by the now-dead Ensemble Studios, came out in 1997, followed by Age of Empires II in 1999 and Age of Empires III in 2005.  SEE ALSO: 'Cuphead' is like no video game I have ever seen Each one was focused on a different era — Stone and Classical period; Middle Ages and colonial period — but from the trailer it looks that the fourth instalment will have a variety of armies. Read more...More about Gaming, Microsoft, Pc, Age Of Empires Iv, and Tech

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‘Cuphead’ is like no video game I have ever seen

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10 mobile games that will put the fun in family road trips

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Niwocve_U?enablejsapi=1&] Any parent who has had to endure constant whines of "Are we there yet?" from their precious darlings in the backseat knows the value of on-the-road entertainment during a family road trip. And today, in addition to tried-and-true analog classics (the "Alphabet Game," "Count the Cows," etc. etc.), mobile tech mercifully provides hours of amusement for the whole family during long trips in the car. Below, we've outlined a few mobile games that will keep the kids (and mum and dad) entertained during the more monotonous stretches of the journey. 1Road Trip Travel Games  This handy app includes instructions for a variety of go-to games like iSpy, 21 Questions, and the ABC game, giving some of the world's most classic road games a 21st century twist. The games have been designed for all ages (and yes, that includes moody teenagers). The app also features a gas calculator, timers, and easy scorekeeping tools. Dad jokes not included. Read more...More about Supported, Road Trip, Mobile Games, Sponsored, and Mobile Apps

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