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Capcom creates mobile division, has four games in pipeline

Capcom creates mobile division, has four games in pipeline

Capcom has announced a reorganization within the company, establishing a new dedicated mobile business division tasked with bringing some of Capcom’s biggest properties to mobile. According to the company’s announcement, Capcom plans to “aggressively release titles utilizing its IP,” citing three brands in particular: Mega Man, Monster Hunter, and Sengoku BASARA.

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Pokemon GO field test goes live in Japan, screens and video leak

Pokemon GO field test goes live in Japan, screens and video leak

For Pokemon fans, Pokemon GO might yet be the most exciting incarnation of the title yet. Although it will hardly match up to imagination or even the anime series, it will be the closest you'll be able to get to the real thing until the day technology catches up with fantasy. The field test in Japan has gone live, meaning invites and APKs have rolled out to the selected few. And, braving the threat of the banhammer, some of those have leaked out screenshots of the app's interface as well as a video of the game's first few moments.

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Final Fantasy XV gets an anime spinoff, movie, new trailer

Final Fantasy XV gets an anime spinoff, movie, new trailer

Final Fantasy XV is a big, nay a huge, thing for Square Enix. It is the biggest non-MMORPG installment of the game since "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII" in 2013 (which, to be precise, is simply a sequel to the 2009 Final Fantasy XIII). It will also be a major departure from previous titles in terms of gameplay and combat. You know that it's really a big deal for the company when, in addition to announcing the launch date and a new trailer with a poignant cover, Square Enix is revealing a whole "universe" around it, including a prequel anime series, a full-length CG film, and even a mobile game spinoff.

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‘Left 4 Dead 2’ is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

‘Left 4 Dead 2’ is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

The game Left 4 Dead 2 is now backwards compatible on the Xbox One, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb announced today. The game can be picked up from the Microsoft Store online, where it resides at about 5GB and costs $19.99 USD. This is the latest Xbox One Backward Compatibility addition, allowing Xbox One owners to play select Xbox 360 games on the newer console. A large roster of games are already backwards compatible on Xbox One, and the number continues to grow regularly.

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Super Mario World turned into Flappy Bird, all done by hand

Super Mario World turned into Flappy Bird, all done by hand

The one-hit wonder and addictive mobile game Flappy Bird was noted to have a few art assets quite similar to those of a Super Mario game. It was only a matter of time, then, that things come full circle. Popular for being one of the most hackable games, Super Mario World, the SNES version, has been modded through code injection to run a totally new level that plays like Flappy Bird, with the eponymous hero as the bird. While that might sound unexciting at first, the whole process was actually done manually through a series of carefully calculated moves, using nothing but a controller.

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Sources: PlayStation 4.5 will be announced before October

Sources: PlayStation 4.5 will be announced before October

Earlier this month, reports began surfacing about a “PlayStation 4.5” model that, among other things, would bring support for 4k-resolution games. Sony didn't confirm any of the rumors, but developers began cropping up saying they'd been briefed about the rumored console during GDC. Now a new group of sources have cropped up with additional details, among them being word that Sony will officially announce the PS4.5 before October.

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Rock Band 4 for PC offers every DLC song ever for $2.5k

Rock Band 4 for PC offers every DLC song ever for $2.5k

It's a really big discount that doesn't readily appear that way due to its massive size: those who want all the DLC songs for Rock Band 4 on PC can get them (if the crowdfunding campaign is successful) for a cool $2,500 USD. That reward tier was recently added to the game’s crowdfunding campaign, where maker Harmonix aims to raise enough funds to bring the title to PC.

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Street Fighter V updates add challenge mode, 8-player lobbies, more

Street Fighter V updates add challenge mode, 8-player lobbies, more

Capcom has a new video detailing this month’s pair of updates, with community manager Matt Edwards walking gamers through what they can expect. The two updates will bring, in total, new online functionality and new offline features, as well as the in-game shop. Players will get access to a variety of tutorials spanning all skill levels, as well, helping them master the new combat system and get a grip on the game’s roster of combat moves.

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Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Outer Rim’ update now available

Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Outer Rim’ update now available

Yesterday brought a big Star Wars: Battlefront update, and with that updates gamers get access to a bunch of new stuff: Hutt Contracts, new firearms, and so much more. It’s 8GB to download and is available to game owners now, and brings a bunch of hero changes, a whole slew of bug fixes, several mission changes, nearly a dozen multiplayer mode changes, a couple handfuls of vehicle changes, and more. The Outer Rim expansion is now also available to all Season Pass owners.

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Arcade cabinet pits Tesla, Edison, your hands in mortal combat

Arcade cabinet pits Tesla, Edison, your hands in mortal combat

It seems to be the trend these days to pit famous dead people against each other. And now, we're not talking about disgusting, decomposing zombies. Last month saw the beginnings of what would be a "Science Kombat" game that pit pixelated embodiments of famous scientists, both dead and alive, imbuing them superpowers to inflict fatality on other scientists. At SxSW, someone cooked up a more limited yet more elaborate version of that concept, involving Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. The catch? The players themselves will also be in a shock. Literally.

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Nintendo’s Miitomo unbelievably hits 1 million in 3 days

Nintendo’s Miitomo unbelievably hits 1 million in 3 days

It will unlikely be ranked among Nintendo's top grossing games, especially since it's available for free, but Miitomo might have just landed a place in the gaming company's hall of fame. Not only is it Nintendo's first mobile game, if you could really call it that, it also managed to grab 1 million registered users in the first three days since it launched. Considering that's just in Japan, that is an impressive number which could bode well for its future and give pundits and naysayers food for thought.

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Nintendo Wii U production tipped to end this year

Nintendo Wii U production tipped to end this year

Nintendo will stop production of the Wii U by the end of this year, sources say. Such a business move will mark the end of Nintendo's lackluster console, and will reportedly be joined by the announcement of a new game console, though details are sparse at this time. Poor sales are cited as the cause, and the Nintendo NX is most likely the rumored replacement.

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