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Super Mario 64 player sets new speedrun world record

Super Mario 64 player sets new speedrun world record

It's not often that a new world number one speedrun record is set for a game almost 20 years old, but it's just happened. For those who don't know, a speedrun is completing a game from start to finish in fastest possible time, often still collecting all items or meeting all objectives. The previous world record for Super Mario 64, the first 3D entry in the series released alongside the Nintendo 64 console in 1996, was 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 32 seconds. But a challenger beat that 17 seconds, and by mere accident.

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Mad Catz S.U.R.F.r, L.Y.N.X.3 gamepads to debut at MWC

Mad Catz S.U.R.F.r, L.Y.N.X.3 gamepads to debut at MWC

In mid-December 2014, Mad Catz introduced a couple of new gamepads for mobile devices, the C.T.L.R.i. If you found the devices to be a worthy addition to your gaming trove but the name to be entirely insufferable, we've both good and bad news: Mad Catz is back with some new devices, and it has decided to retain that oddball naming structure. There's the L.Y.N.X.3 gaming pad for mobiles, and the S.U.R.F.r keyboard gaming pad.

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The Evil Within DLC pack drops in March

The Evil Within DLC pack drops in March

Bethesda's horror game The Evil Within will be receiving its first DLC next month, and it is dubbed "The Assignment". Bethesda Softworks released the DLC's trailer on Wednesday, and during it we get a look at Juli Kidman, partner to Sebastian. Those who have played the game and found her mysteries to be enticing should be excited, then, because Bethesda and Tango have decided to give gamers exactly what they want: answers. Gamers will be playing as Kidman, and they'll need to be extra stealthy.

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Lost Sonic X-Treme game is playable after 20 years

Lost Sonic X-Treme game is playable after 20 years

Nothing goes better with 1990's video game nostalgia than Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog. Some die-hard fans have found a Sonic game that has been lost to the world for the past twenty years. They found a way to play Sonic X-Treme, a game abandoned by Sega that was never released on any platform to the videogame market.

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Microsoft and Triple-O’s brings Xbox One burger to Hong Kong

Microsoft and Triple-O’s brings Xbox One burger to Hong Kong

Themed or otherwise odd burgers aren't anything new, but they're not so common as to be dismissable. Enter Microsoft's new marketing attempt for the Xbox One taking place in Hong Kong: the Triple-O's Xbox One burger, which is joined by related Xbox One decor and is, in typical fashion, scoring a fair bit of attention. The meal is only around for a limited while, and can also be had with a chicken filet instead of that tasty, tasty beef patty.

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GTA V for PC delayed until April 10, Rockstar offers in-game cash

GTA V for PC delayed until April 10, Rockstar offers in-game cash

For those of you eagerly counting down to the release date of Grand Theft Auto V on PC, you may have to wait a bit longer. Although console players have been playing the game since its release on PS4 and Xbox One late last year, the PC version is taking its sweet time. Rockstar Games has announced that GTA V for PC will be launched on April 14th, 2015. For pre-order customers this may be excruciating, but Rockstar has conceded and is giving its pre-order customers an extra $200,000 in-game cash.

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Fan-made Super Mario level so insane it takes 3 years to beat

Fan-made Super Mario level so insane it takes 3 years to beat

People have been hacking Super Mario World for years. When I first played it, it was all about the secret pipes and magic whistles. I hate to admit, but that was a long time ago. There is a lot more to the game now than just tanuki suits and turning into stone. Now, there are entire online communities dedicated to hacking the game, building your own levels, and playing other people's custom built levels. Ones of these levels is so insane, that user PangeaPanga spent three years trying to beat it!

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Gold Mario amiibo tipped by Walmart banner

Gold Mario amiibo tipped by Walmart banner

Rumors of their demise have been greatly exaggerated, apparently. Nintendo's amiibo figures have proven wildly successful even if a few among them did fail to strike the fancy of gamers' hearts. We recently got a look at the sales numbers, which show that Link was the most popular (Mario was #2) and that Nintendo has sold about 5.7 million of the figurines. Not content with letting demand wane, and in light of recent rumors about spruced up amiibos, a new Mario figurine has surfaced.

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Kanye West says he’s making a video game

Kanye West says he’s making a video game

Kanye West, whether you love him or hate him, is nearly everywhere these days. The places one can escape West's ever-growing presence are shrinking, and now it's time to cross video games off the list of safe zones. During a radio interview with Power 105.1 on Saturday, the hip-hop star snuck in a mention about making his own video game, and get this, it's based on one of his own songs. The untitled game is said to be inspired by Only One, the recent single West wrote about his daughter with Kim Kardashian.

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PS4 to top Xbox One in sales through 2018, analysts predict

PS4 to top Xbox One in sales through 2018, analysts predict

It's no secret that thus far the PlayStation 4 is winning the current game console war against the Xbox One. The muddled announcements of the latest Xbox with restrictive features and the previous requirement of the always listening camera meant from launch the system was playing catch-up to Sony's PS4. However, some analysts are predicting Microsoft's system to continue to sell fewer numbers all the way into 2018, and by a margin of over 20 million units.

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