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Pokemon GO field test goes live in Japan, screens and video leak

Pokemon GO field test goes live in Japan, screens and video leak

For Pokemon fans, Pokemon GO might yet be the most exciting incarnation of the title yet. Although it will hardly match up to imagination or even the anime series, it will be the closest you'll be able to get to the real thing until the day technology catches up with fantasy. The field test in Japan has gone live, meaning invites and APKs have rolled out to the selected few. And, braving the threat of the banhammer, some of those have leaked out screenshots of the app's interface as well as a video of the game's first few moments.

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Final Fantasy XV gets an anime spinoff, movie, new trailer

Final Fantasy XV gets an anime spinoff, movie, new trailer

Final Fantasy XV is a big, nay a huge, thing for Square Enix. It is the biggest non-MMORPG installment of the game since "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII" in 2013 (which, to be precise, is simply a sequel to the 2009 Final Fantasy XIII). It will also be a major departure from previous titles in terms of gameplay and combat. You know that it's really a big deal for the company when, in addition to announcing the launch date and a new trailer with a poignant cover, Square Enix is revealing a whole "universe" around it, including a prequel anime series, a full-length CG film, and even a mobile game spinoff.

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Phil Spencer tries to shut down Sweeny’s Open Windows comments

Phil Spencer tries to shut down Sweeny’s Open Windows comments

Both Microsoft's Phil Spencer and Terry Myerson have taken to the stage this week at BUILT 2016 to assure the public: they're open. Not just open for more developers - not just open for development - but an open ecosystem. Their comments ring particularly important after a recent comment by Epic Games' Tim Sweeney about how the Universal Windows Platform must die. Obviously Microsoft does not want that to happen. At BUILD 2016 this week, Microsoft representatives on stage have made that clear.

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Acer Predator Gaming Projector is Five Thousand Dollars

Acer Predator Gaming Projector is Five Thousand Dollars

What can a projector do that makes it worth a cool five thousand dollars? Acer aims to answer that question with the Predator Z850. This is a Gaming Projector, a device that works with "ultra-wide HD laser projection" and a design that landed it as an official CES 2016 Innovation Award Honoree. It can throw images that are super high quality an extremely short distance (that's something you want if you have a small room, which you do), and it's very, very bright. Is it all enough?

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Where is VR’s killer, must-play game?

Where is VR’s killer, must-play game?

In the last few months I've spent a fair amount of time in virtual reality. I've played a bunch of games which are really fun, used several interesting apps, and experienced other forms of non-interactive entertainment. Personally, I'm sold on the technology, and I'm excited to see where it goes in the future. However, I'm in the minority of people.

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Nintendo 64’s Rogue Squadron lands on Steam

Nintendo 64’s Rogue Squadron lands on Steam

The release of the Nintendo 64 was probably one of my favorite periods of console gaming. I was never bored with the console, as there were just so many different titles to play, that kept my interest. One such classic was Rogue Squadron. Sure, it was no X-Wing or TIE Fighter, like I had for my PC, but it was so much more advanced than either of those games. And now it's finally made its way to Steam.

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World of Warcraft gets its first children’s book series later this year

World of Warcraft gets its first children’s book series later this year

World of Warcraft might be the biggest MMO in history, but it's trying to capture new audiences this year. In the summer we'll have our fist chance to see heroes from the Warcraft franchise on the big screen. And by the end of the year, we'll see a line of...children's books?

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More details reveal that Call of Duty 2016 will feature space, sci-fi theme

More details reveal that Call of Duty 2016 will feature space, sci-fi theme

Back in February we reported that the release of Activision's latest quarterly financial report teased "a new innovative Call of Duty title" for release later this year from developer Infinity Ward, along with the speculation that it may feature a space setting — a bit of a departure for the military-themed FPS game. That theory seems to be gaining traction, as new details have emerged that this year's Call of Duty will take place in a far future space setting, complete with sci-fi elements.

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Minecraft on mobile will soon get command blocks, mods

Minecraft on mobile will soon get command blocks, mods

Minecraft is popular, perhaps even notorious, for all the expressions of creativity and man hours lost in its open-ended, blocky, digital world. It is, however, perhaps a little known secret that that isn't the case for all versions of Minecraft. The original PC, not Windows 10, version of the game holds all those promises, but the mobile "Pocket Edition" and Windows 10 edition, which is a lot like the mobile edition, are a lot less capable. The wheels of change are turning, however, and soon those two versions will also be just as powerful.

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‘Left 4 Dead 2’ is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

‘Left 4 Dead 2’ is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

The game Left 4 Dead 2 is now backwards compatible on the Xbox One, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb announced today. The game can be picked up from the Microsoft Store online, where it resides at about 5GB and costs $19.99 USD. This is the latest Xbox One Backward Compatibility addition, allowing Xbox One owners to play select Xbox 360 games on the newer console. A large roster of games are already backwards compatible on Xbox One, and the number continues to grow regularly.

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Razer Ripsaw is a game capture card for ALL your devices

Razer Ripsaw is a game capture card for ALL your devices

Well, MOST of your devices, that is to say, will be able to stream content through the Razer Ripsaw. This is a game capture device - a box with ports - that is made to work with your PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Nintendo Wii U. You can also use the box to stream content from a Razer Forge TV or an older console - like the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. Razer Ripsaw has component cables for the whole lot in the box.

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Nintendo’s Miitomo app is coming to the US this week

Nintendo’s Miitomo app is coming to the US this week

Nintendo is one of the few companies that has been absent on our mobile phones. The most obvious reason for that is fact that they absolutely dominate the handheld gaming market with the 3DS. That's why it was so surprising when the company announced their first smartphone app, Miitomo. And now we finally have a release date for the US, and it's coming up quick.

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