Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear and sister-site Android Community. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

Zelda still coming to Wii U

Zelda still coming to Wii U

Don't fret, lovers of Zelda, word from Miyamoto himself suggests that Zelda will be coming to Wii U. Just this past March, Nintendo suggested that Zelda might not be coming to Wii U after all - instead heading to their next game platform "codename NX". Today, Miyamoto suggests that while the game might not be coming inside 2015, it'll still be coming to Wii U. Nintendo's current hero console will, eventually, get the Link it's been hoping for since inception. The greatest Zelda adventure to ever grace a console, of course.

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Star Fox Zero Gameplay trailer summons fond N64 memories

Star Fox Zero Gameplay trailer summons fond N64 memories

This week the folks at Nintendo have revealed Star Fox Zero, releasing a gameplay trailer to make with the excitement. This is similar to what we saw teased in very, very early form last year at E3 making use of the Gamepad's second screen option. Here you're able to use the main screen as a 3rd-person view and the gamepad as your first-person screen. We've yet to see any other game make use of a double-screen in this way. It's radical.

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Nintendo’s Amiibo cross over to Skylanders

Nintendo’s Amiibo cross over to Skylanders

This week Nintendo crossed a barrier - they've announced Amiibo for Skylanders. These Amiibo will be cross-platform functional - cross-game, that is to say, don't cross your fingers for Amiibo working outside of the Nintendo hardware universe just yet. These characters work with Amiibo abilities as they always would, but also working in the new game Skylanders SuperChargers. The first Amiibos introduced this way are Donkey Kong and Bowzer. These new characters will take on new abilities and forms - and they'll have their own special vehicles usable in the Skylanders universe, too.

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Watch Nintendo at E3 Live here

Watch Nintendo at E3 Live here

Today Nintendo's Digital Event at E3 2015 is taking place worldwide from a single YouTube live portal. Below you'll have a peek at that event. This event's theme is "Transformation." Super Mario Brothers is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Nintendo wants to make it clear that they're going to continue transforming the gaming universe with "Super Mario Creator" - as revealed earlier this year. It's your chance to transform the environment.

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Sony’s entire E3 2015 Wrap-up : Game Trailers Galore

Sony’s entire E3 2015 Wrap-up : Game Trailers Galore

The entire Sony E3 2015 press conference and surrounding news, trailers, and everything in-between is covered right here. What you're going to want to do is sit back and chill while we give you the low-down on every game Sony revealed and every experience you're going to participate in over the next year. Sony brought heat to this year's gaming convention, and it all begins with the big - huge, gigantic, massive set-up. When you're up against what Microsoft suggests was the "greatest games lineup of all time," you need to come correct.

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Sony Xperia Z4v coming to America

Sony Xperia Z4v coming to America

Sony announces Xperia Z4v, a device destined in the United States for Verizon alone. This device is the next in line for Xperia devices after the Xpeira Z3 released in 2014. This device is the direct descendant of the Xperia Z3v, the uniquely Verizon-carried edition of the Z3 in the United States. This device has a 5.2-inch Full WQHD "Triluminos" display - that's LED with Sony's "X-Reality" technology, technology they suggest provides a "wider palette of rich, natural colors and enhanced color depth and gradation without risk of over saturation."

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Star Wars Battlefront gameplay trailer shows Hoth multiplayer

Star Wars Battlefront gameplay trailer shows Hoth multiplayer

It's time to get busy from a first-person perspective with Star Wars Battlefront. This is a game that'll be released on multiple platforms in late 2015 - near the release of the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This game will have you taking part in several classic battles from the Star Wars films as well as some never-before-seen battles - and of course you'll make it all your own with gameplay that's entirely up to you. This game will include 40-player multiplayer battles, one of which you're about to see today.

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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: everything you need to know

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: everything you need to know

Starting today Xbox One Backwards Compatibility will begin to function, giving Xbox One users the ability to play Xbox 360 games natively. This release will begin with Xbox Preview members as of June 15th - this afternoon. For everyone else, this program will launch in the Fall of 2015. That's a few months away. Before we get there, there are a few things you're going to need to know. First - it's not every single Xbox 360 game in the history of Xbox 360 games that'll get this ability. Many, but not all.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 trailer crosses the line

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 trailer crosses the line

The newest trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is also the bloodiest. It's not something you're going to want to watch if you've just eaten lunch. Here you'll see the story of being "a child when we were raided by soldiers." Behold the tape, as well. There lies the song "From the man who sold the world" - whether or not it's a song or an invitation, we'll find out soon enough. "His country, his family, his face, his identity - everything was stolen from him."

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Minecraft for Hololens demo shows big virtual potential

Minecraft for Hololens demo shows big virtual potential

While we've caught glimpses of Minecraft on the Microsoft HoloLens headset before, today is the first we've seen Microsoft pushing gaming specifically. Before, HoloLens was a far more diverse piece of equipment, showing of all manner of odd applications. Today it's a strictly gaming affair. Mojang Brand Director - aka Mojang's "Director of Fun" Lydia Winters spoke up onstage this afternoon about how Minecraft would be jointing the fun in our collective living rooms. This game wont be played on a screen, it'll be played in three dimensions.

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