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Nintendo $925 million net loss, faith placed in 3DS

Nintendo $925 million net loss, faith placed in 3DS

It's time for Nintendo to announce another loss, and we weep for the falling giant, as this Thursday the gaming group reports a net loss of $925 million net loss for six months through September of this year. Nintendo reports that it's slashed its full year through March forecast to a $263 million net loss - though just this July they'd predicted an annual net profit of essentially that same size. Is this the mobile age of gaming coming to crush the group that essentially started the trend with the original GameBoy? Or is Nintendo just losing touch with the market that they've held strong for the vast majority of your humble narrator's lifetime?

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Grand Theft Auto 3 set for NVIDIA Kal-El quad-core optimized play

Grand Theft Auto 3 set for NVIDIA Kal-El quad-core optimized play

You may remember back in the middle of October when it was announced that Grand Theft Auto 3 would be coming back for a 10th anniversary edition that'd work with both Android and iOS - now it appears that NVIDIA is getting in on the action with Rockstar, providing their next-gen Kal-El (aka Tegra 3) quad-core processor-toting Android tablet to the group so that they can optimize the game for ultimate supremacy. Word comes this week from Adam Rosenberg who this week had the opportunity to check the soon to be released game out on the unnamed Kal-El NVIDIA tablet, an iPad 2, and an iPhone 4S. With the Kal-El tablet came the biggest surprises, both in that the game was running not on the tablet itself but through its TV-out connection, and secondly that Android's ability to work with USB controllers is programmed into the game so that an Xbox 360 controller works perfectly well!

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Shadowgun released for Android and Hands-on

Shadowgun released for Android and Hands-on

In one fell swoop, it appears the the folks at Madfinger and NVIDIA have crushed the rest of Android with a game that takes the platform to a whole new level of gaming intensity. We got to check this game out earlier this month in its pre-release state, and today's the day the full version is released on the Android Market and through the official NVIDIA Tegra Zone. Is your Android rough and tough enough to bust a cap in a bunch of mutants, robots, and mutant robot hybrids? It all depends on if your processor is a Tegra! Ours is, right here on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and we're going hands-on again now with the final build.

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Gran Turismo wants to add your car to the game

Gran Turismo wants to add your car to the game

So your car would like to be part of one the most famous auto-racing games in the history of the home arcade, yes? Sony today announces that opportunity. What the fine folks at Sony have done today is to announce that the ninth annual Gran Turismo Awards will be held right alongside the SEMA show (Specialty Equipment Market Association.) In this show, awards will be handed out to a variety of vehicles, the best of which will be chosen to be replicated for the next Gran Turismo video game.

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Battlefield 3 out now: are you buying in?

Battlefield 3 out now: are you buying in?

It's time for the long-awaited next step in the evolution of modern combat in the Battlefield series, this time set along the border of Iraq and Iran as well as several remote locations in the direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2, here simply called Battlefield 3. The game was released today, or this morning, rather, depending on how ravenous you were or are in anticipation of playing the game, and is able to run on Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and EA Mobile has even confirmed that there's an iOS port out there somewhere in space. Though we've heard that the game works exceptionally well on the PlayStation 3, you've got to know in your heart that the desktop version will bring you the highest amount of action.

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Grand Theft Auto V and the five things we’re hoping for

Grand Theft Auto V and the five things we’re hoping for

Just this morning it was confirmed that Rockstar games would be producing the fifth in one of the most notorious game series of all time, Grand Theft Auto - now it's time to let our hopes run wild. There are quite a few features in previous games that are what we'd call nearly unexplored avenues. Small bits of gameplay that would, if allowed to expand, would create a whole new playground for the future of GTA. Below are just five of these items that we're hoping Rockstar will explore further for GTA:V.

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World of Warcraft introduces playable panda race – for real, this time

World of Warcraft introduces playable panda race – for real, this time

It's been several years now since Blizzard Entertainment played an April Fool's prank on its World of Warcraft base by saying the fifth race in the game would be panda-humanoid in flavor - today we find that in their newest WoW expansion, it's no joke. There's a whole new expansion for World of Warcraft coming out soon by the name of "Mists of Pandaria." This race of fuzzy lovable killers has since the first "JK" announcement made several appearances in both WoW and StarCraft II, and both story characters and a playable Monk class will be coming with this next expansion pack.

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Shadowgun set for release on Android via Tegra Zone October 26th

Shadowgun set for release on Android via Tegra Zone October 26th

It's time for all you mobile gamers out there to have a brand new heart attack because Shadowgun is newly optimized and ready for release on NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor-toting Android devices. October 26th is the time and $4.99 is about to be the price - and let me tell you right now, it's worth every penny. Madfinger Games tells us that the game will eventually be released on all Android devices (provided they're powerful enough), but we're in it for the Tegra - optimization for the win!

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NVIDIA shows off dazzling enhancements in Batman: Arkham City [Video]

NVIDIA shows off dazzling enhancements in Batman: Arkham City [Video]

It's time to check out Batman: Arkham City for the first OFFICIAL time running with NVIDIA's DirectX 11 Graphics and GPU Physics, certainly a sight to behold and set to be released on November 15th! In short, this game Arkham City builds on the ground-breaking 2009 game by the name of Batman: Arkham Asylum, one of the first games on the market to make use of Hardware-Accelerated PhysX effects which enhanced not only background details but incidental items as well, plus whole levels such as, as NVIDIA notes, the Scarecrow's nightmare world* (*included at the end of this post, for those of you that've never been there.) Now behold, footage from Arkham City, a game running with the graphics card it was made to run with, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, with PhysX enabled for the greatest amount of detail you can imagine!

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Angry Birds Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween 2011 expansion teased

Angry Birds Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween 2011 expansion teased

It's time, ladies and gentlemen, the first full year of Angry Birds having a whole separate game dedicated to seasons is done, and your question has been answered: yes, Rovio will make a new Halloween expansion each year, not just the first! For those of you out there not having followed Angry Birds since the beginning, there was originally an Angry Birds standalone game and an Angry Birds Halloween standalone game. Once the Halloween game became nearly as popular as the original, Rovio got wise and continued the holiday theme, eventually combining them all into one single collection called Angry Birds Seasons - that tradition continues here with the expansion that started the whole thing: Halloween.

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