portable gaming

Hitman 3 February content update is a calendar of bloody delights

Hitman 3 February content update is a calendar of bloody delights

Today IO Interactive delivered the first content update for Hitman 3 for the month of February, 2021. This update includes new pieces of content for the game throughout the month, including new encounters and targets, contracts and goodies. This month's events begin today, February 4, 2021, with The Baskerville Barney Escalation.

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A new Nintendo multiplayer server system, at last

A new Nintendo multiplayer server system, at last

This week Nintendo added a new multiplayer server system to their game universe. This is the first time Nintendo's had a new server in the past decade (or so). If you've played a multiplayer game on a Nintendo gaming console or portable gaming device in the past decade, you've likely used "NEX." Soon, Nintendo's games aplenty will be using NPLN.

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Google axes Stadia’s in-house dev studio – here’s what that means for gaming

Google axes Stadia’s in-house dev studio – here’s what that means for gaming

Google made a big announcement today about the future of Google Stadia, their game streaming service. Back when they first started going public with Stadia, they intended to make some exclusive content and games that'd be significant selling points for the Google Stadia service. Today they announced that they're not going to do that anymore.

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Another Monster Hunter Nintendo Switch – this one’s tricked out in black, gray, and gold

Another Monster Hunter Nintendo Switch – this one’s tricked out in black, gray, and gold

Today we're taking a peek at the newest Nintendo Switch with Monster Hunter special edition fittings. This is not the first time this console was released as a special edition for the Monster Hunter game series. The first version was released with special decorations for the game Monster Hunter XX, the first Monster Hunter game on Nintendo Switch. This new version was made for Monster Hunter Rise!

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Konami dissolving all three production divisions [UPDATE: but they’ve still got games!]

Konami dissolving all three production divisions [UPDATE: but they’ve still got games!]

Gaming company Konami announced that as of February 1, 2021, they'll be formally dissolving all three of their production divisions. After each division is dissolved, they'll be restructured. In the restructuring of their company, a whole BUNCH of major players in the company will be reassigned and instated to new positions. It's unlikely we'll see the company pushing any major title games in the very near future.*

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Blastoise just beat Charizard as the most valuable Pokemon Card ever made

Blastoise just beat Charizard as the most valuable Pokemon Card ever made

We've seen an 1st Edition Gem Mint Charizard Pokemon Card sell for over two hundred thousand dollars. That's a card that was sold to the public, available in packs of cards you could purchase at your local sports card and Magic: The Gathering card game shop. It wasn't easy to get, but it was realistically attainable (if you had the cash back then). A 1st Edition Charizard has traditionally been the most sought-after card in the entire series. As of January of 2021, a different card supplanted the dragon.

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LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure Maker Set makes bricks feel new again

LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure Maker Set makes bricks feel new again

There've been more different sorts of LEGO sets over the past several decades than I'm sure LEGO would like to admit. Lots of great success has been had, but not every concept is a winner. The latest is LEGO Super Mario - and it's a winner. In the LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure set revealed this week, the winning combination of elements is made plain.

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Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch played with DIY exercise bike

Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch played with DIY exercise bike

This week the modder known as Mechachoi delivered a robotic masterpiece, connecting Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch to an exercise bike. He worked with a variety of off-the-shelf parts and made the whole experience just as wireless as the original, pushing the exercise bike to act as the controller without ripping the original controller apart whatsoever. This is the sort of modding Nintendo must love.

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Pokemon KIBO Pikachu – how to claim this cute monster

Pokemon KIBO Pikachu – how to claim this cute monster

Here at the tail end of the year 2020, Nintendo aimed to celebrate a KIBO stream from the International Space Station. In the mix on this particular event celebration was a new Pikachu delivered via Mystery Gift in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. If you have either one of these games, this unique, rare, limited edition - whatever you want to call it - Pikachu is yours to claim.

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Forgotten Game Boy keyboard revealed, with Phone function

Forgotten Game Boy keyboard revealed, with Phone function

Today a long-lost add-on for the original Nintendo Game Boy, "Workboy", was shown in full working order. It's a keyboard - the sort of keyboard that you wouldn't expect would make ANY sense to use with a Game Boy. The device was made by Fabtek, released back in the year 1992, and never... really made its way to the public at large.

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Bob Ross Magic: The Gathering cards remind us everything will be OK

Bob Ross Magic: The Gathering cards remind us everything will be OK

Bob Ross art can now be found on Magic cards. That's Magic: The Gathering, the collectable card game, and Bob Ross, the painter. Ross' artwork is included in a new box set of land cards in limited edition box sets, foil and non-foil. What better way to celebrate the passing of the year 2020 than with 10 land cards with artwork from The Happy One?

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Nintendo Switch Pro tip puts holiday Zelda plans on hold

Nintendo Switch Pro tip puts holiday Zelda plans on hold

The last few Nintendo Switch fans holding out hope for a "Pro" model in the year 2020 may have finally given in. Tips from insider sources and leaks this week suggest that the Nintendo Switch Pro has a tentative release date schedule set around the holiday season - but a year from now. Given the monstrous continued sales of the original Nintendo Switch along with the bevy of super-successful games released in the last few months, Nintendo's schedule suggests your best bet is spending that holiday cash on games here in the next few weeks.

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