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Nintendo delivery truck heist leaves pre-orders up in air

Nintendo delivery truck heist leaves pre-orders up in air

Nintendo pre-orders -- particularly of the amiibo sort -- are a hot thing right now, and trying to get an item before it is sold out is hard enough. What makes it harder are heists -- robberies, that is -- that snatch already-ordered gear. Such a reality has unfolded, however, with a delivery truck full of Splatoon amiibo and games being robbed in the United Kingdom. This is bad news for those in the region who pre-ordered the gear, as it is now likely stored in an illicit warehouse right now.

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Capcom removes Ultra Street Fighter 4 from tournament, blames Sony for bugs

Capcom removes Ultra Street Fighter 4 from tournament, blames Sony for bugs

Following the recent news that the release of Ultra Street Fighter IV for the PlayStation 4 has a large number of bugs and glitches, the game's developer Capcom has said that it will be pulled from the official Street Fighter tournaments, taking place this summer. Among the problems with USF4 reported, including audio issues and animation problems, the most damaging has been input lag, or delays between button presses and in-game movements/actions. As Street Fighter is built on some of the most precise timing mechanisms, lag of this sort would be devastating during a tournament.

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Twitch no longer allows streaming of Adults Only-rated games

Twitch no longer allows streaming of Adults Only-rated games

The popular video game streaming service Twitch has announced that it will no longer permit users to stream games that have received the AO, or 'Adults Only,' rating from the US's Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). This change was revealed on Twitch's official blog, and is part of an update to the service's rules of conduct. The company says it has a goal of creating "a safe, welcoming, inclusive community platform where everyone can feel comfortable and have fun."

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Xbox One controllers to be updated with headphone jack

Xbox One controllers to be updated with headphone jack

The Xbox One's controller has been praised since its debut for an ergonomic shape and great button layout. However, there is one issue that has been annoying many players: the lack of a standard headphone jack. Fortunately, a year and a half after launch, Microsoft is going to address the complaint, but it's going to require purchasing a new controller. At next month's E3 event, the company will announce a refreshed Xbox One controller with a 3.5mm headphone port.

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The Witcher 3 DLCs drop, more coming this week

The Witcher 3 DLCs drop, more coming this week

The Witcher 3 is getting a total of 16 DLCs, two of which dropped last week and more that will be arriving in the next couple of days. Parts 1 and 2 of the DLCs arrived on May 19 (last week), and this week sees the arrival of Parts 2 and 3. All 16, as they arrive over coming weeks, are/will be free to download no matter if you pre-ordered the game or grabbed it after it launched. If you've the game and you want to enjoy the DLCs, you can grab the ones that are available now from GOG.

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Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster game confirmed

Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster game confirmed

There have been some rumbles in the past, and some hints here and there that got fans excited, but until this past Memorial Day weekend nothing was set in stone: there is going to be a Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster video game launching early next year, and Capcom has confirmed it. Maybe the last time around you played the game on the good ol' GameCube, but this time around you will be able to get it on the latest consoles.

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Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for 3DS arrives this winter

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for 3DS arrives this winter

Nintendo made a wee announcement today, revealing that the new Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon game for the 3DS will be launching some time this winter. This follows 2013’s Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity game, and will be launching in North America for those using Nintendo’s portable console. The news was jointly revealed by the Pokemon Company International and by Nintendo. More details after the jump!

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BBC’s Grand Theft Auto movie earns it a lawsuit

BBC’s Grand Theft Auto movie earns it a lawsuit

In case you hadn't heard, the BBC is working on a Grand Theft Auto movie and it, by all accounts, is progressing nicely. Or was up until the moment Rockstar Games slapped the BBC with a lawsuit. The lawsuit was recently filed against the BBC by Take-Two Interactive, which is Rockstar Games’ parent company. The reasons revolve around trademark infringement, and according to a statement Take-Two tried to work things out with the BBC before resorting to the legal route. Apparently the talks did not go well.

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YouTube now supports 60fps live gameplay streaming

YouTube now supports 60fps live gameplay streaming

Gamers who enjoy viewing high quality gameplay footage on YouTube will be pleased to hear the video site is now supporting 60 frames-per-second for live streaming. It was only last October when YouTube began offing 60fps playback of videos that had been uploaded, allowing Call of Duty fans to watch buttery smooth footage. To make the jump to including gameplay being live streamed in only seven months is quite impressive.

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Nintendo’s 8GB Wii U Basic set to be discontinued in Japan

Nintendo’s 8GB Wii U Basic set to be discontinued in Japan

Things have been somewhat quiet for Nintendo in the Wii U market lately, what with several of the system's big games delayed until later this fall, and it being unclear what the company might show off at E3 this year. Now, that doesn't mean the console is in dire straits at this point, but Nintendo has revealed that it's killing off one of the Wii U models in Japan, which may be a sign of what's to come for other regions.

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