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Paraplegic gamer gets to skydive, courtesy of NVIDIA SHIELD

Paraplegic gamer gets to skydive, courtesy of NVIDIA SHIELD

As part of its marketing campaign for its SHIELD Android TV console, NVIDIA partnered with Loot Crate to send out a special "Mega Crate" to some lucky random Loot Crate subscriber. That crate naturally contained a host of NVIDIA goodies, like a SHIELD console, a year's subscription to GeForce Now game streaming, Netflix, and, wait for it, a skydiving experience. Georgia resident Tim Schultz happened to be that lucky subscriber, but his luck seemed to be even greater than hoped for. Little did NVIDIA know (or maybe it did) that Tim is a paraplegic.

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Coleco Chameleon, now just Chameleon, vanishes

Coleco Chameleon, now just Chameleon, vanishes

Almost true to its namesake, what was once looked upon as a hero in the retro and indie gaming scene has seemingly faded into the background. But unlike the lizard, this Chameleon has truly vanished, at least as far as the Internet goes. Coleco Chameleon, or should we just say Chameleon now, and its parent group RetroVGS, have disappeared without a trace, after a barrage of accusations and controversy. Though no formal statement has been given yet, it is probably safe to presume that the Chameleon is dead.

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Nintendo made a limited SNES-themed 3DS but only for Japan

Nintendo made a limited SNES-themed 3DS but only for Japan

Nintendo fans, you've likely already heard the news from yesterday's Direct livestream that some of the best games from the Super Nintendo console are coming to the New 3DS handheld. But Japanese version of the announcement also had something extra: a limited edition New 3DS XL featuring a Super Famicom-themed design, complete with the colored buttons for A, B, X, and Y. The Super Famicom was Japan's domestic name for the SNES, which looked a tad different from the one on our shores.

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Xbox’s Phil Spencer assuages fears of console, PC merger

Xbox’s Phil Spencer assuages fears of console, PC merger

Microsoft's announcement of Quantum Break's PC availability, and the eventual pull out of the game from the Windows Store, has been something of a mess. While it is great news (though not completely) for PC gamers, those on the Xbox side of the fence have started murmuring and questioning. Is Microsoft's stronger PC gaming push and its equally strong Windows 10 push on the Xbox a sign of troubling times for the console? Is Microsoft unifying the console and the PC? Phil Spencer says "no", though a bit ambiguously.

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Coleco Chameleon “retro” console Kickstarter launch delayed

Coleco Chameleon “retro” console Kickstarter launch delayed

We've usually heard of Kickstarter projects getting delayed or even canceled after getting funded. We've even seen a few that got their plugs pulled right in the middle of the campaing. But a delay even before Kickstarter starts? Not that common. And yet that is the strange situation that Retro Video Game Systems, the group behind the equally strange Coleco Chameleon gaming console, has found themselves in. They are delaying the "pre-sell" campaign supposedly to finalize the already existing prototype and to "make it even better."

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Nintendo NX tip: beefy handheld with wireless TV connection

Nintendo NX tip: beefy handheld with wireless TV connection

Given how Nintendo's performance in the hardware area has been rather disappointing these past years, it is understandable that a lot of attention, which includes speculation and anonymous insider tips, is being lavished on the promised Nintendo NX. Sometimes, however, those also turn more into wish lists rather than plausible features. This latest tidbit almost seems like an example. According to the supposedly reliable source, the Nintendo NX will veritably be a handheld device with the processing might of an Xbox One and connects to at TV wirelessly with an HDMI dongle.

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Xbox One to get Universal Windows 10 apps, confirms Nadella

Xbox One to get Universal Windows 10 apps, confirms Nadella

Microsoft's vision of Windows 10 everywhere seems to be really taking shape. Windows 10 Mobile brought the promise of Continuum to smartphones. Just recently we even saw the (un)popular Tile-based Start Menu running on the HoloLens AR headset. Now we're hearing about something expected but still good to hear confirmed. At a .NET conference in Madrid, CEO Satya Nadella publicly confirmed that Windows 10 Universal apps are indeed coming to the Xbox One console, turning the already powerful gaming device into more than just a gaming and entertainment device.

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Xbox One gets Quantum Break special edition console bundle

Xbox One gets Quantum Break special edition console bundle

Microsoft has just announced the latest bundle for the Xbox One console, this time featuring the latest exclusive title, Quantum Break. The console and controller come in a limited Cirrus White color, although Microsoft says the Quantum Break bundle will be available with black hardware as well. Inside the box players will find a 500GB model Xbox One, a downloadable copy of Quantum Break, as well as code to download developer Remedy Entertainment's previous title, Alan Wake.

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PS4 gets limited edition Uncharted 4 bundle in April

PS4 gets limited edition Uncharted 4 bundle in April

As the final installment in the popular PlayStation game series, Uncharted 4 is set to become the latest PS4 flagship title when it finally releases on April 26th. To celebrate the occasion, Sony will be releasing a limited edition PS4 console that not only comes bundled with the game, but features a custom color and image of Uncharted hero Nathan Drake on top. Pre-orders are set to begin later today, with a release on the same day as the game, April 26th.

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Nintendo NX handheld expected to launch in 2016

Nintendo NX handheld expected to launch in 2016

After many months of rumors and speculation about Nintendo's next video game system, codenamed NX, and its possible combination of both home console and portable hardware components, it is now expected that the handheld device will debut sometime this year, with official details to be revealed this summer. This news comes from the latest Wall Street Journal report, which sources an analyst from IHS Technology who mentions shipments of "flat-panel displays for game devices" for Nintendo.

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Nintendo NX leaked to support 900p/60fps native, 4K streaming

Nintendo NX leaked to support 900p/60fps native, 4K streaming

It's going to take a while before Nintendo finally reveals its new NX gaming console, which could make or break its place in the gaming industry once and for all. That means, of course, that there is plenty of time to hear about both good things and disappointing speculation. For the former, a leaked survey seems to hint that the NX would be at least comparable with its current gen rivals from Sony and Microsoft. But like any platform, it will be the content that takes advantage of the hardware that will be the key to the Nintendo NX's success.

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Here comes Xbox One’s first big update for 2016

Here comes Xbox One’s first big update for 2016

Microsoft's first Xbox One update of 2016 will ramp up the console's social cred, but one of the most hotly-anticipated features will have to wait. The new update, which some gamers will see appearing on their consoles from today, will give a preview of who is in a Party game before it's actually joined, while the Gamerscore Leaderboard will show a comparison of how you're doing compared to everyone else, along with who has improved the most.

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