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Official Mario Kart VR will crush your dreams: here’s why

Official Mario Kart VR will crush your dreams: here’s why

Nintendo has certainly flirted with the idea of VR in the past, but once the Switch arrived on the scene, hopes of Nintendo pursuing console-based virtual reality were dashed. Unlike the PlayStation 4, the Switch doesn't really lend itself well to virtual reality. That doesn't mean that Nintendo is opposed to VR, it just needs to find the right platform for it first.

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This is how PlayerUnknowns’s Battlegrounds next update gets a lot more hardcore

This is how PlayerUnknowns’s Battlegrounds next update gets a lot more hardcore

The next update for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is going to be a big one. We don't know everything that's going to be included in it, but earlier today, PUBG visionary Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene tweeted out that it will at last deliver the oft-requested first-person only mode. Servers hosting this mode will appropriately be referred to as "hardcore servers" in-game.

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5 things you should know before the Destiny 2 Beta release

5 things you should know before the Destiny 2 Beta release

After months of talk and teases, the Destiny 2 beta is nearly upon us. In just a few short days, gamers playing on PS4 and Xbox One will be able to get an early look at the game. With a game as big as Destiny 2, there are quite few things about this beta to cover, so here are five things you need to know before you dive in.

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New Nintendo 3DS production ends in Japan

New Nintendo 3DS production ends in Japan

Well this is interesting: it appears that Nintendo has decided to stop New 3DS production in Japan. This is the second time this year that we've received such an announcement pertaining to Nintendo's hardware. Back in January, shortly before the launch of the Switch, Nintendo stopped production on the Wii U as well.

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Mysterious new Pokemon trailer hints at strange things

Mysterious new Pokemon trailer hints at strange things

It would seem that something big is being planned in the world of Pokemon. Earlier today, a mysterious new trailer appeared on Pokemon's Japanese Youtube channel. This new trailer is clearly teasing something, and it's doing so in a very creepy - almost unsettling - way.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon get special edition steelbook release

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon get special edition steelbook release

A lot of Pokemon fans are probably looking forward to the mainline Pokemon title Nintendo announced for the Switch during E3 2017, but before that arrives, we've got Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon to look forward to. Serving as enhanced editions for Pokemon Sun and Moon, players will once again venture through the Alola region, presumably playing through a different story. Like Sun and Moon before them, it turns out that Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon will be getting a special edition steelbook release.

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Pokemon GO Safari Zone Update: events around the world!

Pokemon GO Safari Zone Update: events around the world!

This morning Niantic revealed the Safari Zone global events that'll take place at the same time as Pokemon GO Fest on the 22nd. This is the 22nd of July, 2017 - at the same time as the 1-year anniversary of the game Pokemon GO's first full release. The game was originally released on the 5th of July, 2016, and events around the world - both in real life with real humans and without - will be taking place imminently.

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Nintendo Switch’s first streaming app inbound, others coming soon

Nintendo Switch’s first streaming app inbound, others coming soon

The Nintendo Switch would make a great portable multimedia device if not for the fact that it isn’t exactly a multimedia device. Or rather, it currently lacks one of the most popular entertainment pastimes of the modern age: video streaming. Nintendo did promise that video streaming apps would come in time. And apparently that time is this week with the first streaming app that you can’t have. Not unless you’re in Japan.

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Take your PC games with you anywhere with LiquidSky for Android

Take your PC games with you anywhere with LiquidSky for Android

Almost everything is in the cloud these days. We store our files on the cloud and we stream our videos and music from the cloud. We can even play games from the cloud too. Well, sort of. Game streaming has been around for quite some time, but it never really fully took off. LiquidSky wants to change all that by making cloud-based PC game streaming more accessible everywhere, especially with its shiny new Android app available now in public beta.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be enhanced for the Xbox One X

Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be enhanced for the Xbox One X

Star Wars fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Star Wars Battlefront 2, the sequel to 2015's fun-but-disappointing Battlefront game. We learned more about the game in recent months, and it was just last month that we also got details on the 'Xbox One X' console. A natural question, then, is this: will Battlefront 2 be optimized for the newer console? The answer has surfaced on Microsoft's own website.

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Legendary Pokemon GO Gym Raid Event [Update: app store leak!]

Legendary Pokemon GO Gym Raid Event [Update: app store leak!]

Tipped is the first Legendary Pokemon GO Gym Raid Event which will be coming very, very soon. We've got the clues that lead right up to its doorstep! On the docket since the first promotional Pokemon GO video was released, a Legendary Raid Battle Event will be the biggest global event yet delivered by Niantic. Tests are being run, and trainers can see them in the game already - if they know where to look!

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Valve’s banhammer hits 40,000 accounts after Steam Summer Sale

Valve’s banhammer hits 40,000 accounts after Steam Summer Sale

The annual Steam sales in winter and summer are events that a lot of PC gamers look forward to, but what if you woke up the day after the sale to discover that your Steam account has been VAC banned? That was the reality for more than 40,000 Steam users on July 6 - just one day after the Summer Sale ended. That, in case you were wondering, is a lot of VAC bans for a single day.

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