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Street Fighter V CG trailer teases June’s story mode

Street Fighter V CG trailer teases June’s story mode

Street Fighter V’s launch is nearly upon us — it’ll be launching February 16, in case you didn’t hear — and ahead of that launch comes a fully CG trailer giving us our best yet look at the game. This trailer is particularly exciting in light of the DLC news in recent days; let your imagination run, because this summer the game will score a load of storyline content that fleshes it out in a way no other Street Fighter has experienced. Video after the jump!

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Researchers add AI to ‘Super Mario’, bring characters to life

Researchers add AI to ‘Super Mario’, bring characters to life

Researchers with Tübingen University’s Cognitive Modeling group added artificial intelligence to Super Mario, bringing the characters to life, at least to a degree, adding social skills and a level of intelligence. The project was led by Professor Martin Butz, and it aims to demonstrate what video games may be like with “socially intelligent game characters.”

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Nintendo nixes its ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker project

Nintendo nixes its ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker project

Think back to the fall of 2014, and you might remember mention of a sleep tracker Nintendo had in the works. The company had announced plans to develop a device that would track someone’s sleep data and how fatigued they are, something that would perhaps rest on a bed stand rather being on your wrist. Not much has been said about it since, and almost as quietly as it had announced it, Nintendo has shelved the project.

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Take-Two sued for including tattoos in NBA video game

Take-Two sued for including tattoos in NBA video game

On the more absurd end of the copyright infringement spectrum lies a new lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive Software, the distributor of video game NBA 2K16. According to the lawsuit, Take-Two has infringed on the copyright of eight tattoo designs by depicting them on LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, both of whom, you know, have the designs tattooed on their bodies. The complaint was filed by Solid Oak Sketches LLC.

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Fallout 4 update 1.3 detailed, available for PCs now

Fallout 4 update 1.3 detailed, available for PCs now

Bethesda has announced Fallout 4 update 1.3 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The update brings with it several updates, some of which are enhancements designed specifically for the PC. The update is available now for PC gamers through Steam, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One updates will be available some time later on this week.

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‘American Truck Simulator’ puts you behind the wheel of a big rig

‘American Truck Simulator’ puts you behind the wheel of a big rig

Tired of bringing destruction in Goat Simulator? Satisfied your inner farmer with Farming Simulator? Next week you'll have yet another simulated world to experience, this one courtesy of 'American Truck Simulator.' Unlike the other two games, this one will have you hitting the road...behind the wheel of a big rig, letting you pretend you're driving cargo across the nation.

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Google invents AlphaGo to dominate the game of Go

Google invents AlphaGo to dominate the game of Go

Go is a game that has been around for more than 2500 years and originated in China. It’s still commonly played today and involves people taking turns placing black or white stones on a board to capture the opponent's stones or surround an empty space capturing territory.

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Street Fighter V: story mode DLC and Fight Money detailed

Street Fighter V: story mode DLC and Fight Money detailed

Street Fighter V will, in due time, give players a much more thorough and extensive story mode than past games, though it won’t be available at launch. Instead, Capcom plans to release a bunch of cutscenes as a free update scheduled for this upcoming June, a solid few months after the game’s released on February 16. The company also recently dropped some details on what gamers can expect regarding Fight Money.

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‘The Arcade’ gaming hotel opens in Amsterdam

‘The Arcade’ gaming hotel opens in Amsterdam

Just when you thought Amsterdam couldn’t get any better, it is now the home of what is being called the first gamer-centric hotel in Europe: The Arcade Hotel. As its name suggests, this hotel is designed specifically for gamers of all sorts, and that includes both modern and classic gaming consoles. The hotel opened its doors to the public this past weekend.

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‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ arrives on PS4 soon

‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ arrives on PS4 soon

The trippy game Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 early next month, giving gamers on Sony’s console a chance to voyage into psychedelic battle. The game involves a round kind of strange-but-fun spaceship in which the gamer and either a second player or an “AI pet” dash about firing all manner of weapons at “the evil forces of Anti-Love.”

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Xbox One ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ bundle up for preorder

Xbox One ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ bundle up for preorder

Microsoft has launched the new Xbox One ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ bundle for preorder, giving gamers an early chance at reserving one of the units for themselves. The bundle includes an Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive and, of course, the “The Division” game itself. As an extra perk, those who preorder will be given guaranteed early access to the beta starting on January 28.

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Minecraft: Story Mode for Wii U arrives Thursday

Minecraft: Story Mode for Wii U arrives Thursday

This upcoming Thursday, Minecraft: Story Mode from Telltale Games will be available on the Wii U. The Thursday release will be for the “The Order of the Stone,” the first episode in the Minecraft: Story Mode series. Other episodes will be added for Wii U gamers “in the coming weeks,” though specific release dates for those haven’t been revealed yet.

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