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‘Pacapong’ game cobbles together Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pong

‘Pacapong’ game cobbles together Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pong

Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Pong...all games that have been entertaining gamers for a long while, and are now the source of a new game that has cobbled them all together in a masterful way. The game is called "Pacapong", and largely revolves around a modern Pac-Man board with Pong paddles on both sides, Space Invaders dropping down around them, and Pac-Man being flung through the board -- between the ghosts -- into the paddles. It's a wonderful way to put your skills to the test, and a refreshing twist on the long-standing classics.

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Hyperkin SmartBoy concept turns iPhone 6 Plus into Game Boy

Hyperkin SmartBoy concept turns iPhone 6 Plus into Game Boy

There's no shortage of mobile game pads, and likewise there's an emulator to meet every nostalgic gaming need. Form is as important as function, however, and Hyperkin's latest concept -- the SmartBoy -- is an exciting prospect, one that the maker is teasing plans to actually produce. The SmartBoy is a device that houses one's smartphone, providing Game Boy-like controls with a similar design, while providing compatibility with existing Game Boy cartridges -- meaning you'll be able to play classic games sans ROMs and hassle, and with a pleasantly retro twist.

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Mario Maker delayed, will drop for Wii U in September

Mario Maker delayed, will drop for Wii U in September

During the Nintendo Direct broadcast today, Nintendo announced its Mario Maker software has been delayed, and will be coming in September of this year. With the software, gamers are able to create their own Mario levels by placing bricks and other items into the game -- making for all the fun of Mario alongside completely new and customized levels. It's not that crushing of news, considering that many people were unaware of when it was originally going to release, and so this comes across more like a launch announcement than anything else.

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Legend of Zelda for Wii U delayed, won’t be at E3

Legend of Zelda for Wii U delayed, won’t be at E3

At The Game Awards this past December, The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma said that the game would be arriving this year for the Wii U gaming console. Fans have been eagerly awaiting, but unfortunately that hope will need to sustain gamers for a while longer. Today on Nintendo's Miiverse gaming website, Aonuma gave a status update -- the game has been delayed, and won't be arriving this year as originally planned. As a result, the game also won't be showcased at E3 this year, as there's little point given the delay.

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Google tipped to bring ‘Ingress’ game to TV

Google tipped to bring ‘Ingress’ game to TV

Google's Ingress, the brainchild of its Niantic Labs game studio that was launched a handful of years ago, is a game that mixes the digital world with the real one involving people all over the world, and it has proven widely successful. Many people play the game daily, and that popularity is spurring Google take Ingress further, at least according to some sources that have cropped up. If the word going around is correct, Niantic Labs will be turning the game into a television show.

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Grand Theft Auto V update will fix graphics quality issue

Grand Theft Auto V update will fix graphics quality issue

If you're an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 owner and you've recently updated Grand Theft Auto V with Title Update 1.08, you've likely noticed a problem that has managed to catch Rockstar Games' attention: the graphics quality took a nose dive, and the enjoyability of gameplay went with it. Gamers have been complaining about this issue, and today Rockstar announced that it has set its sights on the problem. There's no fix yet, but one is being looked into, and as you'd expect, gamers will be given an update about when it is available.

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Halo 5 teasers hint at traitorous Master Chief

Halo 5 teasers hint at traitorous Master Chief

Halo 5: Guardians is being hyped with an alternate reality game that -- based on the teases dropped so far -- is hinting at something big: Master Chief might be a traitor. Such information has been gleaned by rabid fans from across the Internet as they pick apart teaser videos, websites, audio, and more. The word "traitor" has made an appearance more than once, and one teaser video in particular seems to tell a story using a series of individual words flashed at a nearly imperceptible rate on the side of a bullet.

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Open Source Virtual Reality gets massive with Unity and Unreal Engine

Open Source Virtual Reality gets massive with Unity and Unreal Engine

Plugins for both Unity 5 and Unreal Engine 4 have been released to the public for OSVR, the Open Source Virtual Reality program. This system was first initiated by the folks at Razer, appearing at CES 2015 with a brand new OSVR Dev Kit virtual reality headset. In the very short time between then and now, they've racked up quite a few heavy-hitting partners. This system also works with Vuzix technology and has racked up partners like Ubisoft, Seven Hill Games, Homido, and castAR.

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Destiny update 1.1.2 will include colorblind mode

Destiny update 1.1.2 will include colorblind mode

Bungie has detailed its upcoming 1.1.2 update for Destiny, and among the planned changes is the addition of a Colorblind Mode which, as it suggests, is a mode the changes the color profile so that the game is more playable for those with colorblindness. It's not the first game to add such a mode, of course, but it is an important addition given how often color is used to indicate things about weapons or players that is lost in translation for those who can't see it. Joining the colorblind mode will be some changes to the audio options, as well.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s DLC ‘Ascendance’ hits Xbox on March 31

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s DLC ‘Ascendance’ hits Xbox on March 31

The second Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC -- titled "Ascendance" -- will be arriving on March 31 for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360, it has been announced. PlayStation gamers will be forced to wait an extra month before it drops, but it looks to be worth the wait. Activision and Sledgehammer Games have detailed what the latest expansion will bring with it, and that includes the second chapter for the Exo Zombies mode and new weapons, among other things.

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