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Nintendo Wii U production may end by March 2018, says Kimishima

Nintendo Wii U production may end by March 2018, says Kimishima

Nintendo may end production for the Wii U by March 2018, says Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima. The news comes on the heels of Nintendo’s next-generation NX announcement, as well as the company’s financial estimates. Nintendo anticipates its operating profits will rise over the coming year, increasing 36.9-percent by March 2017, banking on both a new console and smartphone games to help with the financial push.

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2016 Call of Duty is called Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered also leaked

2016 Call of Duty is called Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered also leaked

With E3 2016 quickly approaching in June, it's that time of year when Activision confirms the title and release date for the upcoming Call of Duty game. It's expected that this info will come sometime next week, but it appears the details have leaked a bit early. It looks like this year we'll be playing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, a fitting title considering the game has been rumored to feature a futuristic/sci-fi theme set in space.

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Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem as next smartphone apps

Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem as next smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app, Miitomo, has become certified hit for the company, but remember that it's only the first of five mobile releases the Japanese gaming giant has promised through 2017. Shortly before Miitomo's debut, Nintendo stated that the next app wouldn't be another original chat/messaging-based release, but something based on one of their popular gaming series. Now we know that will be true for the next two apps, as Nintendo has revealed they will be from the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem series.

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Mojang releases new, non-Minecraft game on Steam for free

Mojang releases new, non-Minecraft game on Steam for free

You most likely know Mojang as the small, Swedish developer behind the mega-popular Minecraft, as well as now being owned Microsoft. However, that doesn't mean Minecraft is the only thing its employees work on. The latest side project, so to speak, has just been announced, and it's already available to play now! It's called Crown and Council, and has been described as a "fast-paced strategy game."

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AI’s next big challenge is a Doom deathmatch

AI’s next big challenge is a Doom deathmatch

Computer AI has long been defeating humans in the game of chess, and earlier this year Google's AlphaGo became the first to beat a world champion in the ancient Chinese board game Go, but now it's time to settle the score in a game that really matters: a classic FPS. That's what a group of AI researchers hope to see, with a new challenge inviting computers to face-off in Doom, but playing as humans would.

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Modded Sega Genesis games getting official support, distribution on Steam

Modded Sega Genesis games getting official support, distribution on Steam

Fans of Sega's Genesis console (also known as the Mega Drive in Europe and Japan) have long been able to dive back into their library of classic 16-bit games on Steam, but starting next week, it's going to be even better. Complete with Sega's support, Steam is launching the Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub, which will include the ability to play modded versions of the games.

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Nintendo’s official Star Fox anime comes to YouTube

Nintendo’s official Star Fox anime comes to YouTube

Star Fox Zero, the long-awaited return of Nintendo's fighter jet-piloting space shooter series, is finally being released on the Wii U this week. To mark the occasion, Nintendo produced an anime short that serves as an introduction to the story told in Zero. The best part is that the 15-minute movie, titled Star Fox: The Battle Begins, is available to watch for free on YouTube.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Eclipse’ expansion pack arrives for PS4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Eclipse’ expansion pack arrives for PS4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 players on the PlayStation 4 can grab the “Eclipse” expansion pack of as of today, while gamers on the Xbox One and PC will have to wait another month or so for their turns. This DLC map pack brings with it four new multiplayer maps that, in one case, bring back a map classic. As well, Eclipse also ushers in the arrival of “Zetsubou No Shima,” the latest installment for Black Ops 3 Zombies.

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Street Fighter V will get character ‘Guile’ this month

Street Fighter V will get character ‘Guile’ this month

Capcom has dropped a bunch of new details for Street Fighter V’s April update, and chief among it is that the character Guile is coming back. Guile was featured as one of the original eight in World Warriors in the second Street Fighter game, going on to have a notable presence in the franchise. With April’s update, the character will be made available to gamers for free (until the Zenny shop finally launches, that is).

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Street Fighter V’s next patch will permanently address rage quitters

Street Fighter V’s next patch will permanently address rage quitters

Capcom released Street Fighter V back in February, and almost immediately a problem developed with rage quitters, or players who quit matches early — often because they're losing — instead of seeing things through to the end. A partial fix was detailed in March, which has seen the developer manually punish players who are detected to have high disconnection rates, but they also promised a more permanent solution in the future.

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First Dark Souls 3 DLC won’t see release until this fall

First Dark Souls 3 DLC won’t see release until this fall

Dark Souls 3, the latest in the challenging action-RPG series by developer From Software, was released earlier this week, and it's been well received thus far. With a gamut of difficult bosses that push players' frustration to their limits, along with gear, weapons, and magic spells to earn, there's plenty to keep them busy. However, Dark Souls fans would be wise not to rush through all the game's content, as publisher Bandai Namco has just revealed that the first DLC won't be out until this fall.

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New Ghostbusters game revealed by Activision to coincide with movie’s release

New Ghostbusters game revealed by Activision to coincide with movie’s release

In case you haven't heard yet, there's a new Ghostbusters movie coming out this summer. It's a new story with new characters, and lots of fans of the franchise are excited about it. But out of nowhere today, mega-publisher Activision has announced a new Ghostbusters video game, which will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on July 15th, the same day that the movie hits theaters.

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