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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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PlayStation 4 E3 2014 game trailers rundown

PlayStation 4 E3 2014 game trailers rundown

The war between Sony and Microsoft continues this year at E3 2014 with a battle of the games. While last year became a war with hardware, waves of games - not just apps - have come in with impressive presentations to spare. Faced with exclusive releases and the new Kinect-less Xbox One release this season, Sony’s PlayStation 4 came out DualShock’s blazing.

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Halo Master Chief Collection HD gameplay brings HD 2

Halo Master Chief Collection HD gameplay brings HD 2

To demonstrate the high-definition revamp Halo 2 multiplayer has gotten in the Halo Master Chief Collection this week, E3 2014 delivered action onstage. What you’ll see is a basic match - the same as you’d be playing back with the original version of Halo 2, only here it’s far, far prettier. If you like big flat slabs of color, you’ll want to pull out the older console - this version is being played on Xbox One.

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Xbox One Screenshot feature coming soon

Xbox One Screenshot feature coming soon

This week the folks responsible for upgrading the Xbox One’s features have let it be known that there will soon be a real-deal screenshot ability. Where "Xbox, Capture That" already allows you to capture video from the device, soon you’ll be finding the ability to capture the display as a single, still shot as well.

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The Order 1886 Twitch gameplay promises real next-gen graphics

The Order 1886 Twitch gameplay promises real next-gen graphics

The Order 1886 is a game made to take part in the second wave of "next-generation" consoles: Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - exclusive to the latter, in this case. Today we’ve been treated to a PlayStation 4-specific bit of gameplay courtesy of Sony and the creators of the game Ready at Dawn. Straight from the PlayStation 4 version of The Order 1886, gameplay shows us a sort of steampunk-inspired landscape in which the player is invited to team up with users aiming to take on enemies from a 3rd-person perspective.

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Hitman 2014 tipped for reveal in May, demo at E3

Hitman 2014 tipped for reveal in May, demo at E3

Earlier this year it was suggested by IO Interactive that they’d be delivering a new Hitman game - likely within the year. This is a new "AAA Hitman game for PC and next-gen consoles," not the game "Hitman GO" released for mobile devices. It’s been tipped by an anonymous "insider" that this new game will be revealed - at least in part - by the end of May.

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