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Nintendo plans to invest in movie business

Nintendo plans to invest in movie business

Gaming company Nintendo has announced what it plans to do with the loot it makes from selling its stake in MLB team the Seattle Mariners once the sale is finalized. According to company spokesman Makoto Wakae the final details of how the proceeds from exiting the MLB owners club could be used for a theater release or a DVD release. This wouldn't be the first time that Nintendo has licensed its game creations for a flick.

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Hitman GO’s newest targets: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR

Hitman GO’s newest targets: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR

Hitman GO is an unusual game. Although it traces its roots back to Square Enix's popular stealth and assassination game, it has taken a slightly different turn on mobile and later on consoles as well. Now it is scouting new ground and will be taking down targets right in front of your eyes. Yes, Hitman GO has finally landed on VR, making it the publisher's first commercial VR game. Now available for the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR, practically both using Oculus' VR platform, Hitman GO: VR Edition puts a new spin on an already unique gameplay.

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Final Fantasy X, X-2 land on Steam in Remastered HD glory

Final Fantasy X, X-2 land on Steam in Remastered HD glory

A couple of years ago, it was near inconceivable that Square Enix would bring its PlayStation exclusive Final Fantasy titles to the PC. Save for Final Fantasy VII and VII, which were practically cult classics. Today, all but one of those single-player JRPGs are available on the Windows platform via Steam. Square Enix has finally launched both Final Fantasy X and its direct sequel X-2 on Steam as a Remastered version. That leaves the relatively less popular Final Fantasy XII out of the Steam party.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI launches for PC on October 21

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI launches for PC on October 21

Civilization VI is being developed for PC, 2K and Firaxis Games have announced. The news marks the series’ 25th anniversary, and gives fans something to look forward to. 2K says the sixth installment will give players new ways to grow their empire and dabble in their world, not to mention battling against some of the greatest leaders the world has known. The game won't be released until October, but can be pre-ordered for Windows now.

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Bejeweled Stars tries to bring franchise back to glory

Bejeweled Stars tries to bring franchise back to glory

Before there were shiny sweets, there were shiny gems. Before King stumbled upon the winning formula that would eventually become Candy Crush Saga. PopCap Games was already crushing it with Bejeweled, flushing so many hours, some of them at work, down the drain. Now PopCap Games is trying to once again be the king (pun totally intended) of the "match-3" genre of games. This time, however, it is starting with mobile from the get go, releasing Bejeweled Stars on both iOS and Android, and on the same day even.

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‘Resident Evil 7’ launch teased for late 2016

‘Resident Evil 7’ launch teased for late 2016

Capcom has previously teased fans over Resident Evil 7, but until today, there was no word on when the game might launch. That (possibly) changed with Capcom’s newly made financial statement — the company hinted that a “full-scale offensive” concerning the Resident Evil series is planned to start later on this year. No clarification was offered, but all signs point to Resident Evil 7 arriving in our near future.

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Respawn teams with Lucasfilm and EA to make new Star Wars game

Respawn teams with Lucasfilm and EA to make new Star Wars game

Respawn Entertainment’s Stig Asmussen has announced a new company partnership with Lucasfilm and Electronic Arts to create a new Star Wars video game. “For me, just typing these words is surreal,” says Asmussen, adding, “The entire company erupted in cheers when it was announced that this would be our next endeavor.” The video game will be of the third-person action/adventure variety set in the Star Wars universe.

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Fallout 4 ‘Far Harbor’ DLC arrives on May 19

Fallout 4 ‘Far Harbor’ DLC arrives on May 19

The next Fallout 4 DLC will be ‘Far Harbor,’ and it’ll be available starting on May 19, Bethesda has announced. This will be the biggest DLC for Fallout 4 so far, following the previous ‘Automatron’ and ‘Wasteland Workshop’ downloads. Unlike the other two DLCs, though, this one will cost a fair bit at $24.99 USD — a substantial jump over the last DLC’s $4.99 price tag.

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‘Dishonored 2’ arrives on PS4, Xbox One, PC on November 11

‘Dishonored 2’ arrives on PS4, Xbox One, PC on November 11

Dishonored 2 will be arriving on the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on November 11, Bethesda has announced. The game will launch worldwide on that day, but before then we’ll get some additional looks at the game, as well as more information that’ll be arriving starting May 7 with an exclusive story in ‘Game Informer.’ The game was first revealed at least year’s E3 event.

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Mighty No. 9 launches June 21 in North America and Asia

Mighty No. 9 launches June 21 in North America and Asia

Mighty No. 9, the game that has been chronically delayed, will be launching in North America and Asia on June 21, the game’s creator has announced. In a statement today, Keiji Inafune said everyone outside of North America and Asia will get access to the title soon after starting on June 24. He describes the game as having “gone gold,” and says the team is in its final stages before it hits digital and retail shelves.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer modes, maps will be free

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer modes, maps will be free

Details have been dropped on the multiplayer for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, with the first and foremost tidbit being that future multiplayer modes and maps will be arriving in the game for free. As well, all of the gameplay and vanity items available in the in-game store will also be obtainable through ordinary (read: free) gameplay. The idea, says the game's creator, is to have a game that "won’t be fragmented by different types of DLC."

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‘The Division’ cheaters face new detection methods, exploit sanctions

‘The Division’ cheaters face new detection methods, exploit sanctions

Ubisoft is cracking down on “The Division” cheaters, saying in a statement today that it is strengthening its anti-cheaters efforts to deal with the issue. Gamers have been vocal in their outcry about the issue; to satisfy them, Ubisoft has new cheat detection methods for hunting down a greater number of unfair gamers. As well, Ubisoft says those who are caught cheating will also face a longer first-offense suspension and won’t be given a second chance.

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