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Sony confirms PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4

Sony confirms PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4

While Microsoft's Xbox One has just gotten the ability to play over 100 Xbox 360 titles, its looks like Sony is working on bringing backwards compatibility for PlayStation 2 games to the PS4. This was discovered with the release of a PS4 console bundle this week that includes the new Star Wars: Battlefront, along with four classic Star Wars games from previous console generations, including three from the PS2. In an email to Wired, Sony confirmed that they are working on making more games compatible.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided delayed until August 2016

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided delayed until August 2016

The video game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed, the studio behind it has announced. The reason is due to quality — or, more specifically, the pursuit of quality. Said developer Eidos Montreal’s head of studio David Anfossi, “I know that expectations are extremely high, and we not only want to meet those expectations, but exceed them."

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Steam Controller configured to allow disabled gamer play Skyrim with one hand

Steam Controller configured to allow disabled gamer play Skyrim with one hand

The Steam Controller, as well as the new Xbox One Elite controller from Microsoft, are truly revolutionary for disabled gamers in that they allow complete button re-mapping and customization, letting those who don't have full use of their hands reach and use the controls necessary to play a game. The Steam Controller especially allows levels of customization never seen before, and one user demonstrates this by creating a layout for playing the hit game Skyrim with one hand, fulfilling a request from another disabled player.

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Minecraft tipped to make Wii U debut

Minecraft tipped to make Wii U debut

It looks like the mega-popular game Minecraft is about to make its debut on a new platform: Nintendo's Wii U. A listing for the game has been found on the website for PEGI, the video game ratings association for Europe, complete with a release date of November 12th, which happens to be today. While it's not clear if the latest version of Minecraft really will be available in the next few hours, what is scheduled for today is a Nintendo Direct livestream announcement.

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Limited edition Dragon Quest PS Vita announced for Japan

Limited edition Dragon Quest PS Vita announced for Japan

To commemorate the release of Dragon Quest Builders, the new Minecraft-inspired entry in the famous RPG series, Sony has announced a limited edition themed PlayStation Vita for Japan. Dubbed the "PlayStation Vita Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition," the handheld system gets a new silver paint job, to match the game's iconic enemy type, as well as a few tiny detailing that Dragon Quest fans will love.

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DeNA CEO: Nintendo’s first mobile games will be free

DeNA CEO: Nintendo’s first mobile games will be free

In March, DeNA announced a partnership with Nintendo that will bring about mobile games for “smart devices.” We’ve heard bits and pieces about the planned games since then, including an anticipated “free-to-start” business model. In an earnings call today, DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu revealed more about the business plan, saying that “games currently in the pipeline are all free to play.” Five games will be released by March 2017; of those, it isn’t clear how many are “in the pipeline."

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III racks up $550M globally

Call of Duty: Black Ops III racks up $550M globally

It's never a surprise when the latest release in the Call of Duty series sells lots and lots of copies, but this year's Black Ops III has set new records. Publisher Activision has revealed that in only the first three days of the game's release, $550 million in sales has been generated worldwide. This makes the FPS the single largest entertainment release of 2015 so far, not only eclipsing the recent release of Halo 5, but even topping this summer's opening weekend of the Jurassic World movie.

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Guitar Hero Live debuts on Apple TV, but requires guitar controller

Guitar Hero Live debuts on Apple TV, but requires guitar controller

Guitar Hero Live has launched for the new Apple TV today, allowing users play the latest entry in the music game series on their television screen without the need of a dedicated game console. However, in an unexpected move, users must have the guitar controller in order to play. This is opposed to the iPhone/iPad version of the game, which lets users play a free two-song trial without requiring any kind of peripheral.

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Nintendo Direct event set for this Thursday

Nintendo Direct event set for this Thursday

Nintendo has announced that its next Nintendo Direct event will take place this upcoming Thursday, marking the first time it has streamed a new Direct video since the passing of former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. The stream will start at 2PM PT, and will detail upcoming updates for both the Nintendo 3DS and the less popular Wii U. The company is careful to note that neither updates on mobile nor NX will be given during this Nintendo Direct.

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Dark Souls III collector’s editions items revealed in leak

Dark Souls III collector’s editions items revealed in leak

Dark Souls III, the latest entry in developer From Software's punishingly difficult action-RPG series, is moving ever closer to its April 2016 release on the PS4 and Xbox One, and as with any big game at this pre-release stage, details on pre-order and collector's editions are starting trickle out. It seems one games retailer in the United Arab Emirates of all places has spilled the beans, however, and posted early listings for both of Dark Souls III's special editions.

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Japanese gamer leaves SNES turned on for 20 years to keep save data

Japanese gamer leaves SNES turned on for 20 years to keep save data

You may think you're a dedicated fan of classic video games, but know that the bar has been raised to an incredible height. Unless you've managed to keep an aging console turned on for 20 straight years, you've got nothing on this Japanese gamer who goes by Wanikun on Twitter. All in an effort to prevent his precious save data from being erased, Wanikun has managed to keep his Nintendo Super Famicom (known as the SNES in the US) powered on with the game plugged in for two decades now.

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