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‘Carmen Sandiego Returns’ launches on iOS

‘Carmen Sandiego Returns’ launches on iOS

Carmen Sandiego returns for a new generation of children, launching on the platform kids most prefer for gaming. The new title is Carmen Sandiego Returns, and it is now available for iOS. The game brings Carmen Sandiego with a slightly updated appearance, as well as those dastardly Villains’ International League of Evil (VILE) baddies. As with the classic games, which arrived a trio of decades ago, the newest game will teach kids history, geography, and more.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided delayed until August 2016

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided delayed until August 2016

The video game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed, the studio behind it has announced. The reason is due to quality — or, more specifically, the pursuit of quality. Said developer Eidos Montreal’s head of studio David Anfossi, “I know that expectations are extremely high, and we not only want to meet those expectations, but exceed them."

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Minecraft coming to hour of code to get students into computer science

Minecraft coming to hour of code to get students into computer science

Certainly one of the most popular and successful games out there for consoles, mobile devices, and PCs is Minecraft. Microsoft, Mojang AB, and Code.org have now announced that a Minecraft coding tutorial for students and educators will be created for the third annual Hour of Code campaign. The goal of the Hour of Code campaign is to introduce players to basic coding using the Minecraft environment.

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Nintendo reveals lots of Zelda, Pokemon, and a Fox coming up

Nintendo reveals lots of Zelda, Pokemon, and a Fox coming up

In its latest Nintendo Direct presentation, its first since the passing of the late Satoru Iwata , the gaming company giant laid out its future in the next few months all the way to 2016. At least as far as its games are concerned. There is sadly no hint or even foreshadowing of its long rumored and speculated NX console. But with the extensive lost of games coming our way, some gamers might be distracted for a while, with a variety of games that contain surprise appearances of old school pocket monsters, a gender bender green clad elf hero, and the long awaited return of a space fox.

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DeNA CEO: Nintendo’s first mobile games will be free

DeNA CEO: Nintendo’s first mobile games will be free

In March, DeNA announced a partnership with Nintendo that will bring about mobile games for “smart devices.” We’ve heard bits and pieces about the planned games since then, including an anticipated “free-to-start” business model. In an earnings call today, DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu revealed more about the business plan, saying that “games currently in the pipeline are all free to play.” Five games will be released by March 2017; of those, it isn’t clear how many are “in the pipeline."

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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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