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Report: Hideo Kojima forming new studio with Sony

Report: Hideo Kojima forming new studio with Sony

Hideo Kojima, the creator behind well-known video games and the source of speculation throughout the year, has reportedly officially left Konami and is forming a new game studio with Sony Computer Entertainment. Kojima left Konami on December 15, according to a new report; rumors that he was leaving the company surfaced back in October, though Konami had denied the speculation and claimed Kojima was still employed.

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Fable Legends beta delayed until Spring 2016

Fable Legends beta delayed until Spring 2016

Developer Lionhead Studios has announced the Fable Legends open beta, which was scheduled to launch for the holidays, has been delayed until Spring 2016. The game has already been under a closed beta, which will open to another 100,000 gamers in the coming weeks. Based on feedback and the belief that Lionhead can “make it even better,” the developer has decided to extend the length of the closed beta, pushing the open beta back a few months.

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OnePlus and AirConsole deal brings exclusive games

OnePlus and AirConsole deal brings exclusive games

OnePlus has announced a new deal with AirConsole that brings exclusive mobile games to those with a OnePlus handset. Under this new partnership, OnePlus owners will get early access to AirConsole’s new upcoming mobile games through the latter company’s gaming system. AirConsole's gaming platform works by putting the games in one's browser and using the smartphone as a game controller.

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GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals trailer teases upcoming launch

GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals trailer teases upcoming launch

Rockstar Games has a new update in the pipeline for GTA Online, and it’s called Executives and Other Criminals. Joining the release details is a trailer teasing gamers with what they can expect: opulent apartments, flashy cards, fancy clothes, and agreeable company. Sound appealing? That's good, as you'll become one of these exclusive VIP baddies with the means to build your own criminal empire.

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Project Phoenix, $1m Kickstarter game, delayed until 2018

Project Phoenix, $1m Kickstarter game, delayed until 2018

Shipping dates stated on Kickstarter campaigns are more often than not rough estimates for when a product will launch; after all, projects don't always go as planned and sometimes delays arise. Every now and again a product will ship considerably later than estimates -- take Mighty No. 9, for example. Less common, though, and far less acceptable are massive delays, including the one just announced for the game Project Phoenix.

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EA announces eSports division with focus on Madden, Battlefield, FIFA

EA announces eSports division with focus on Madden, Battlefield, FIFA

Mega-publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has announced the creation of its own Competitive Gaming Division (CGD), a new arm that will focus on professional gaming, often known as "eSports." The division will be headed by Peter Moore, who previously served as EA's chief operating officer and the president of EA Sports, and have a goal of developing eSports opportunities around its own gaming properties, including Madden NFL, Battlefield, and FIFA.

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8-player NES Super Mario Bros projects gameplay in 360 degrees

8-player NES Super Mario Bros projects gameplay in 360 degrees

A group of researchers from Swiss university ETH Zurich teamed up with none other than Disney on a project that resulted in a 8-player version of Super Mario Bros. running on a Nintendo Entertainment System and played through a 360-degree projection system. If that weren't hard enough to believe, the NES console wasn't hacked or modded in any way, and it was running a standard game cartridge, also in original condition.

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PlayStation promo brings year of gaming, WB titles

PlayStation promo brings year of gaming, WB titles

Starting December 8, PlayStation owners will be able to get a year of game streaming at a discounted rate for an entire year. In addition to the promo rate, Sony has also added nine new games from WB to PlayStation Now, expanding its library just in time for all the new subscribers it hopes to get. The new titles include Batman Arkham Asylum, Arkham Origins, F.E.A.R, a couple Harry Potter titles, and more.

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Nintendo confirms Minecraft: Wii U Edition, release date revealed

Nintendo confirms Minecraft: Wii U Edition, release date revealed

Just over a month ago it was hinted that the hit game Minecraft was finally coming Nintendo's Wii U console, one of the few platforms not to have a version of the title. A listing for the game was discovered on the website for PEGI, Europe's game ratings association, and scheduled for the next day was one of Nintendo's Direct livestream announcements, making it easy to believe an announcement was inbound. Well, Nintendo said nothing about Minecraft at the time, but now they've confirmed the game is coming to Wii U, even sharing the release date.

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Top PS2 games are arriving for PlayStation 4 tomorrow

Top PS2 games are arriving for PlayStation 4 tomorrow

The PlayStation 2 was incredibly popular during its time, and fans far and wide fell in love with titles released for it. Time moved on, of course, and many of those titles were left behind with the console. That changes starting tomorrow, at least for some games, with Sony announcing that a number of PS2 games will be available for the PlayStation 4 starting Saturday.

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Mortal Kombat X pack 2 adds Leatherface, Xenomorph

Mortal Kombat X pack 2 adds Leatherface, Xenomorph

Following a leak, the new characters coming to Mortal Kombat X in the Kombat pack 2 have been officially revealed: Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Xenomorph from Alien. In addition, the game will also get Bo Rai Cho, a classic Mortal Kombat character, and Tri-Borg, a new “Kombatant” comprising series characters Cyrax, Sektor, and Robot Smoke.

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Dark Souls 3 launches April 12: new gameplay video arrives

Dark Souls 3 launches April 12: new gameplay video arrives

Bandai Namco Entertainment has dropped a load of Dark Souls III information today, not the least of which is its precise availability date in North America and South America: April 12, 2016. On that date, the game will arrive for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on Steam. Bandai is encouraging fans to pre-order the title; those who buy the Day One Edition will be paying $59.99 USD, while the Collector’s Edition will be priced at $129.99 USD.

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