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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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Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Bespin’ expansion coming this June

Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Bespin’ expansion coming this June

Star Wars: Battlefront will be getting a new expansion called ‘Bespin’ this upcoming June. This will be the second digital expansion pack since the game’s release, following the ‘Outer Rim’ DLC, and it’ll include four new maps that’ll be available for all of the “most popular” game modes. What awaits gamers in the expansion pack? Among other things, says game producer Craig McLeod, you’ll get to “spend time in a carbonite chamber.”

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New Mike Tyson Punch-Out secret discovered after nearly 30 years

New Mike Tyson Punch-Out secret discovered after nearly 30 years

29 years is a long time for a video game Easter egg to remain hidden, but that's exactly what's happened with one of the titles almost every Nintendo NES owner spent time playing at some point: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! It's been known that there's a point when players can strike to knock out the opponents Piston Honda and Bald Bull with one hit, but the exacting timing has always been a guess. As Reddit user "midwesternhousewives" has discovered, the tell comes from a bearded guy in the crowd.

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Nintendo explains why Super Mario Maker levels are deleted without notice

Nintendo explains why Super Mario Maker levels are deleted without notice

Nintendo's Super Mario Maker is a bona-fide hit for the Wii U, allowing players to let their imagine go wild to create game levels, then upload them online for others to play. Unfortunately, since the game's release last fall, Nintendo has been constantly observed deleting player-created levels from the online hub where they can be discovered, offering no explanations or detailed criteria about why they were unacceptable. The company has finally tried to address players' frustrations, posting course guidelines on a new support page.

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Upgraded PS4, Xbox One consoles ‘a pain,’ says BioWare co-founder

Upgraded PS4, Xbox One consoles ‘a pain,’ says BioWare co-founder

While the rumors about an updated PlayStation 4 console — tentatively referred to as PlayStation 4.5 or PlayStation 4K — have been quiet for the last week, or completely dispelled when it comes to a new Xbox One model, retired BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has spoken out against the idea, stating that it would make life very hard for game developers.

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Metal Gear hero Solid Snake stars in goofy new Ford ads

Metal Gear hero Solid Snake stars in goofy new Ford ads

Long-time fans of Metal Gear Solid, Konami's stealth-action video game series, know that the original voice actor for hero Solid Snake was unceremoniously replaced in the recent MGS V titles. While none other than TV star Kiefer Sutherland was brought in as the new voice, to many players, David Hayter — who played the character for roughly 10 years — and his distinctive growl will always be synonymous with Snake. Out of the blue, however, Hayter is reprising the role, not for a new MGS game, but for a Ford commercial.

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