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Biggest surprise of E3 2014? Nintendo may not be dead after all

Biggest surprise of E3 2014? Nintendo may not be dead after all

It would appear that Nintendo has returned to glory. Speaking up with a wide variety of unexpected announcements this year at E3 2014, Nintendo brought packed heat. If the company’s goal was to prove Family-friendly Nay-sayers wrong with titles and updates focused on all-ages in the face of their opponents, they’ve done so with flying colors. Nintendo presented nothing less than a full win.

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Behind the Scenes with gaming’s most important 90 minutes

Behind the Scenes with gaming’s most important 90 minutes

This year at E3 2014, Xbox head Phil Spencer started the show with the following: "today we are dedicating our entire briefing to games." This presentation was to be a big change of attention for Microsoft, showing not only that the Xbox One was dedicated to games, but that Microsoft was dedicated to Xbox, not least of all with the singular vision of Phil Spencer.

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Destiny Alpha gameplay first impressions: it’s just beautiful

Destiny Alpha gameplay first impressions: it’s just beautiful

The first thing I wrote about Destiny after I’d first began to play it was "Destiny is nothing if not gorgeous." This game immediately reminds one of Killzone: Shadow Fall once inside a map, but before you there, you’re given the impression that you’ve dropped into the wrong game. I thought this was supposed to be a first-person shooter - why am I picking facial features and hair color?

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No Twitch for Wii U as Nintendo says it’s not fun

No Twitch for Wii U as Nintendo says it’s not fun

It’s not fun to watch video games with Twitch, apparently - so says Nintendo this week after lighting up E3 2014 with a load of games that’d otherwise give great confidence to its audience. This comes immediately after Sony let loose a new update for their PlayStation camera made specifically for streaming in the same fashion Twitch does, and right after E3 2014 was streamed in its entirety by Twitch.

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PS4 Set Maker turns console camera into DIY TV show

PS4 Set Maker turns console camera into DIY TV show

After the PlayStation 4’s camera saw heavy usage with networks like Twitch for gaming broadcasts near the end of last year, Sony appears to have seen the light. The next update for Playroom will bring "Playroom Set Maker", an environment in which all manner of do-it-yourself video programs are encouraged. Of course now that Playroom is banned from Twitch, things may get a bit awkward.

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Mortal Kombat X gameplay shared at E3 2014

Mortal Kombat X gameplay shared at E3 2014

This afternoon we’re being treated to an early look at Mortal Kombat X via the games creators at NetherRealm at E3 2014. This game will be released well into the future, but today we’re seeing a version that looks entirely ready for release.

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Oculus may sell at cost when released to the public

Oculus may sell at cost when released to the public

Through the backlash of fans and being sued by a former employer of their CTO, Oculus rages on. The device is still not ready for prime time, but edges toward our homes at a slow clip. Oculus’ expectations for the first wave of units on sale to the public? “North of one million”.

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PDP multicolored Smash Bros GameCube controllers get cute

PDP multicolored Smash Bros GameCube controllers get cute

Nintendo has had a major impact on E3 this year, coming to the gaming scene with Super Smash Bros updates that’ve inspired companies such as PDP to make high-quality 3rd-party products. PDP have created a set of "Replica GameCube Controllers" officially licensed by Nintendo in a variety of colors. Each of these Wii U-ready controllers is made with a theme from Super Smash Bros Wii U, a game coming to the market this holiday season.

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Nintendo E3 2014 game trailers rundown

Nintendo E3 2014 game trailers rundown

This year’s Nintendo presentation at E3 2014 took a real crack at not only standing up to the competition in Sony and Microsoft, but out-hyping them at several points as well. What you’re about to see is an extended look at what Nintendo brought to the table with trailers - more trailers than you could possibly handle in one sitting!

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Here’s how Nintendo amiibo work with NFC and Smash Bros

Here’s how Nintendo amiibo work with NFC and Smash Bros

Later this year, Nintendo will be bringing their own version of the Skylanders toy-to-game concept to life with amiibo. These tiny figurines are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and contain NFC connectivity to interact with your Wii U GamePad. These amiibo figures will also be able to interact with the Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS later this year with a new NFC reader/writer accessory.

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Shigeru Miyamoto goes hands-on with Wii U future projects

Shigeru Miyamoto goes hands-on with Wii U future projects

This week the creator of some of the biggest names in video games has shown off some of Nintendo’s next big projects. What you’ll see here is Shigeru Miyamoto showing off two titles for Wii U for the near future: Project Giant Robot and Project Guard. At this time it’s not clear if these will be the final names for the games, but they’re ready to play on the E3 2014 show floor, so they must be close to release!

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Star Fox 64 official for Wii U

Star Fox 64 official for Wii U

This week the folks at Nintendo responsible for bringing the Virtual Console forward into the future have done their job miraculously with Star Fox 64. This game will be released later this year on the Wii U with full functionality from the original game - and perhaps a few surprises.

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