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Nintendo Direct event set for this Thursday

Nintendo Direct event set for this Thursday

Nintendo has announced that its next Nintendo Direct event will take place this upcoming Thursday, marking the first time it has streamed a new Direct video since the passing of former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. The stream will start at 2PM PT, and will detail upcoming updates for both the Nintendo 3DS and the less popular Wii U. The company is careful to note that neither updates on mobile nor NX will be given during this Nintendo Direct.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 releases Feb. 23

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 releases Feb. 23

We've seen the game in numerous videos, and it will take the franchise to new heights, or so the story goes. Still, Plants vs. Zombies fans couldn't get too excited, as they've still been waiting for information about when the latest installment in the series will be released. That changed today, with the launch date being officially announced. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 will be arriving for gamers on multiple consoles on February 23, 2016.

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Xbox One Backward Compat questions answered ahead of launch

Xbox One Backward Compat questions answered ahead of launch

In just a week's time, Xbox One owners will be receiving the biggest software update to the console ever. And while the update will be bringing many, many features, like Windows 10 and a revamped interface, one thing that many gamers are waiting for is the backwards compatibility feature for Xbox 360 games. Since such a feature has never before heard of in a mainstream console, it is only natural that there are many questions surrounding it. Luckily, Major Nelson has taken some time with FLitz from Smosh Games to answer some of those.

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PlayStation Now scores 105 new games

PlayStation Now scores 105 new games

Sony’s subscription service PlayStation Now has been updated with 105 new games, the company announced on Tuesday. That is a massive library update, bringing the total title count to more than 250 options at this point. This is PlayStation Now’s single biggest release so far, with Capcom contributing greatly to the mix. A total of 21 of the new additions are Capcom titles new and old, including things like Resident Evil and Street Fighter.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst delayed until May 2016

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst delayed until May 2016

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has been delayed until May 2016, project Senior Producer Sara Jansson has announced. In a statement made Thursday, Jansson said the ambitious plans they have means a lot of work, and, unfortunately, that work can’t be wrapped up in time for the original February 23rd launch date. Rather, the title will now be launched on May 24, 2016 instead, giving the team an extra three or so months to get everything in place.

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Nintendo 64 games played on Android Wear

Nintendo 64 games played on Android Wear

Gamer geeks will put their favorite video games on anything just because. Such is the case with the Nintendo 64 Emulator that is playing on Android Wear in this video. The game is being played on the LG G Watch W100. At the beginning, we see Mario 64 action.

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Street Fighter V to launch on February 16

Street Fighter V to launch on February 16

Following a report that it would be launching in February, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono has confirmed that Street Fighter V will be arriving on February 16, and in the next year after that launch, half a dozen DLC characters will also be launched. The launch date was confirmed at Sony’s Paris Games Week in recent days. This is a little earlier than the previously rumored Spring 2016 launch.

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Batman: Arkham Knight for PC now available (again)

Batman: Arkham Knight for PC now available (again)

It has been a long, frustrating waiting game, but the journey is finally over and Batman: Arkham Knight has been re-released for the PC. This new launch follows its original launch earlier this year; the game was quickly pulled after the massive number of bugs became known, and from there it was a few months before buyers got a patch to fix the problems. Now, finally, the game has been released and is, hopefully, as functional as it should have been the first time around.

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Google Play Games app gets record and share feature

Google Play Games app gets record and share feature

Recording games and sharing the footage is easy if you're on one of the newer consoles, but not so much if you're getting your gaming fix using your Android tablet or smartphone. Enter Google's newest announcement: the Google Play Games app has been updated with a record and share feature, allowing players to capture videos of their big wins and then share it with friends, family, and enthusiastic strangers.

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Mario Maker to get giant update next week

Mario Maker to get giant update next week

Nintendo is pushing out a big update for Mario Maker on November 4, and with it will come the ability to add checkpoint flags, refine power-ups, an Event Courses hub, and more. Mario Maker is the tool through which fans can create their own Mario levels; we’ve seen some pretty difficult levels surface since its launch, including one that is nearly unbeatable.

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Fallout 4 Xbox One controller arrives next month

Fallout 4 Xbox One controller arrives next month

You’ve been preparing for it — maybe you’ve even shelled out for the special beer — and now it is nearly upon us: Fallout 4 arrives next month for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Those playing it on the Xbox console will have a special controller option thanks to Bethesda, which is teasing gamers with a bright blue controller up for pre-sale in its online store. The controller is only offered for Xbox One, and it’ll arrive alongside the game.

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Rock Band 4 developer’s workers found posting Amazon reviews

Rock Band 4 developer’s workers found posting Amazon reviews

Earlier this week, Amazon filed a lawsuit against more than a thousand individuals who allegedly offered to post fake reviews on Amazon in exchange for measly sums of money. The company did this for the expected reasons: fake reviews result in jaded customers, and the value of the company’s reviews plummet. In light of that, it is especially bad timing for employees of Rock Band 4’s developer, Harmonix, to get caught posting positive reviews for its own video game.

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