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GameFly announces new game streaming service for Amazon Fire TV

GameFly announces new game streaming service for Amazon Fire TV

GameFly, the video game rent-by-mail service, has long been compared to Netflix, at least, back when they mailed us DVDs. Now the company has made a new step towards becoming the gaming equivalent of the Netflix that focuses on streaming. Along with announcing their acquisition of Playcast, GameFly is launching a new game streaming service exclusively on Amazon's Fire TV. And they're not talking about the kind of games you'd find a smartphone, but big-name titles including the Batman Arkham series, Hitman, Darksiders, Red Faction, and games from the various LEGO franchises.

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Nintendo unveils games coming to 3DS and more

Nintendo unveils games coming to 3DS and more

Nintendo decided to drop a “Nintendo Direct Micro” video today, and it mostly revolved around the surprise announcement of some new 3DS games slated for North America. The video was hosted by a micro version of Nintendo’s Director of Product Marketing Bill Trinen, who introduced a handful of games like Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash! which is currently in development. The games will be dropping at different times in the coming months, with the first arriving in less than two weeks.

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Nintendo reportedly considering Android for ‘NX’ console

Nintendo reportedly considering Android for ‘NX’ console

Very little is known about Nintendo's next console, currently codenamed the "NX," and it seems the company plans to keep it that way for a while, as they've already said they won't be revealing anything until sometime in 2016. However, the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has reported that Nintendo is looking into using Android as the forthcoming system's operating system. This is still pure speculation at this point, and from the sounds of it Nintendo hasn't made a final decision on the matter, however it sounds like it may be part of a new effort to lure developers.

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New Need for Speed game will require constant online connection

New Need for Speed game will require constant online connection

Now that it has been revealed that a new entry in the Need for Speed game series is coming this year and will act as a "reboot" of the franchise, players have been wondering what they can expect this time around. Publisher EA has recently taken to answering some questions on Twitter, and yesterday stated in one reply that the game will require and internet connection at all time to be played. This sort of thing may sound familiar, as it was a controversial part of Microsoft's initial announcement of the Xbox One console.

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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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