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See the first trailer for Obduction, the spiritual successor to Myst

See the first trailer for Obduction, the spiritual successor to Myst

Some of the older gamers among us may remember Myst, the classic puzzle/exploration game for PC that was first released way back in 1993, along with its 1997 sequel, Riven. If you're one of these people, get ready for another trip to an isolated land with a mysterious environment, where you'll struggle to figure out what's going on. Cyan, the developer of those two titles, has just released the first trailer for Obduction, which it calls the "spiritual successor" to the game that started it all.

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Wii U exclusive Star Fox Zero release date confirmed, additional game included

Wii U exclusive Star Fox Zero release date confirmed, additional game included

As part of the latest Nintendo Direct stream, the Japanese gaming giant's live announcement on upcoming games, the house of Mario revealed that Star Fox Zero now has a solid release date. The Wii U exclusive title was eagerly anticipated for release back in November, but Nintendo decided to give it a little more time in development, with producer Shigeru Miyamoto explaining that they needed to address some issues with gameplay mechanics in order for the game to meet the expectations of quality.

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New Nintendo 3DS is getting Super NES games

New Nintendo 3DS is getting Super NES games

During its Nintendo Direct presentation today, the company announced plans to bring SNES games to the New Nintendo 3DS console. Starting today, Super Mario World, Pilotwings, and F-Zero are available to download from the Nintendo E-Shop. While good news for New Nintendo 3DS owners with a taste for nostalgia, owners of the non-'New' 3DS are being left high and dry.

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Eagerly awaited No Man’s Sky finally gets PS4, PC release date

Eagerly awaited No Man’s Sky finally gets PS4, PC release date

Gamers keeping track of low-key/indie titles are likely to have known about No Man's Sky for some time. First revealed in late 2013 by developer Hello Games, it's quite simply the most ambitious game we've seen in a very long time. Players are basically dropped into an open-world space exploration game that's procedurally-generated, meaning no two planets will ever be the same, and there's almost no limited to how many worlds there are. Well, actually there is: over 18 quintillion, to be exact.

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Xbox One software update introduces 16-player chat, Xbox 360 game purchases

Xbox One software update introduces 16-player chat, Xbox 360 game purchases

Much like how Sony has just released a new preview version of the PS4's system software to limited beta testers, Microsoft has also outlined the new features coming to the Xbox One in its next system update. Those who are a part of Microsoft's preview program can download it starting today, while a general release is expected in the next few weeks. Some of the main features to note include increased players in chat parties and easier access to purchase backwards compatible Xbox 360 games.

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Lamborghini Centenario to make its digital debut in new Forza game

Lamborghini Centenario to make its digital debut in new Forza game

If you're into cars, you've likely already been following the Geneva Motor Show, which kicked off this week. And that means you've seen the new Lamborghini Centenario, one of the biggest highlights of the event so far. You probably didn't expect a video game announcement to come from the show, however, but that's what Microsoft has done, revealing that a new title in its flagship racing series Forza is on the way, with Lamborghini's Centenario to be the cover car.

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Uncharted 4 gets open multiplayer beta this weekend, yet another release delay

Uncharted 4 gets open multiplayer beta this weekend, yet another release delay

While much of hype surrounding the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End lately has been around the title's story, the game is also set to include an in-depth multiplayer mode. While a closed beta for the competitive modes was held back in December, Sony has revealed players around the world are invited to take part in another test period this weekend. Unfortunately, the bad news is that Uncharted 4's release date has been pushed back a few weeks, making it the latest in a number of delays for the game.

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PS4 3.5 update brings Remote Play for Mac, PC (but not in beta)

PS4 3.5 update brings Remote Play for Mac, PC (but not in beta)

The PlayStaton 4 beta 3.5 update arrives tomorrow, giving those who signed up (and were granted access) several new features including the oft-requested Remote Play feature supporting Mac and PC. Those in the beta will get first-hand access to the features soon, but Sony has detailed what the update includes for all PS4 users to get excited about. Other notable additions include going incognito and direct streaming to Dailymotion.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex unveiled for Windows 10

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex unveiled for Windows 10

PC gamers running Windows 10 will soon have an exclusive racing game to enjoy: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, a not-quite-direct port of Forza 6 specifically for gamers eschewing consoles. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will be free to play and comes from developer Turn 10, which is offering (optional) microtransactions in the game to give it that ‘free’ designation. The game will be launching this upcoming Spring season.

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Sony patent reveals PowerGlove-like VR gaming controller

Sony patent reveals PowerGlove-like VR gaming controller

You're not going to believe this, but the Power Glove — Nintendo's awful, wearable game controller released in 1989 — could be coming back, at least in spirit, and from Sony. Several patents have been discovered by a NeoGAF user that reveal the PlayStation maker is looking into a glove-based controller to be used with virtual reality gaming experiences. Not only would it allow hand movement tracking, but the ability to physically interact with items in a VR world.

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Capcom looks to punish Street Fighter V players that quit matches early

Capcom looks to punish Street Fighter V players that quit matches early

If you've ever played any kind of competitive game online, like a FPS or fighting game, you're probably familiar with the "rage quit." It's when someone is so frustrated at being beaten by their opponent (usually by a wide margin), or they've been on a losing streak and just can't take another loss, so they quit the match instead of see it to the end. Turns out the newly launched Street Fighter V has a problem with players rage-quitting, and developer Capcom is asking for help in handling the situation.

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Here are the first new Shenmue 3 screenshots

Here are the first new Shenmue 3 screenshots

Remember Shenmue 3? The game that was seemingly announced out of nowhere at E3 last year and went on to smash a number of Kickstarter records with its crowdfunding campaign? Well, creator Yu Suzuki has taken a break to step out and prove that work is still progressing on the $6.3 million-funded project with a handful of new screenshots. Suzuki and his team were present at the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) event in, well, Monaco, today to give a presentation.

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