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Super Mario Maker Review

Super Mario Maker review: Building blocks

Super Mario Maker review: Building blocks

By on September 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

I’ve never aspired to design games.

I love to play games, write about games and talk about games, but I also know that I lack the skills necessary to build one myself. I’m in awe of the studios that do manage to ship a complete, working product, even if it doesn’t turn out exactly as they originally intended, because I know the insane amount of time and resources that are dedicated to game production.

For all of these reasons (and probably a few more), I’ve never been able to fully invest myself into a game that relies on me to provide user-generated content.

Super Mario Maker is the first.

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PS4 Charger Station

This next-gen charging station for your next-gen PS4 controllers is just $15 on Amazon

By on September 1, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

This next-gen charging station for your next-gen PS4 controllers is just $15 on Amazon

Here you are with your brand new next-generation PlayStation 4 console, and you’re still plugging your DualShock 4 controllers into a cable to charge them like it’s 2003. Wake up, gamers — it’s 2015 and there’s a better way to do things… More →

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Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Beta

Here’s how you can play ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ before it launches this fall

By on September 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Here’s how you can play ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ before it launches this fall

One of the most highly anticipated releases of the holiday season is getting a beta. PlayStation announced on Tuesday that the PS4 beta for Star Wars Battlefront will open in “early October,” over a month before the game launches. According to the blog post, the beta will be a “technical test,” featuring three distinct modes to play. More →

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Uncharted 4 Release Date

‘Uncharted 4’ finally has a release date

‘Uncharted 4’ finally has a release date

By on August 31, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

The list of PlayStation 4 exclusives for the remainder of 2015 is worryingly slim, but gamers will be pleased to know that the elusive Uncharted 4 finally has a release date. Sony announced on Monday that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will launch on March 18th, 2016, along with a variety of limited edition packages. More →

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Xbox One Elite Bundle Price Release Date

The Xbox One Elite Bundle is the perfect package for hardcore gamers

The Xbox One Elite Bundle is the perfect package for hardcore gamers

By on August 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Microsoft has been the king of aggressive bundles this console generation. Gamers have had countless opportunities to pick up an Xbox One and get a newly released game for free, but the latest bundle brings something new to the table.

If you were paying attention during E3 2015, you might remember Microsoft announcing the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. With this new bundle, not only will you get the Elite Controller, you’ll also get a matte-finished Xbox One console with a new 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive, giving you a slight performance edge over everyone who bought the first 1TB bundle. More →

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Final Fantasy XV Driving Gameplay Video

All I want to do is drive around in Final Fantasy XV’s enormous open world

All I want to do is drive around in Final Fantasy XV’s enormous open world

By on August 31, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

I haven’t stopped thinking about Final Fantasy XV ever since I played through the demo earlier this year. It has some kinks to work out, but development appears to be progressing as fast as we could hope from a Final Fantasy title. On Monday, Square Enix helped ease the pain of the long wait with a new gameplay video starring the game’s iconic car.

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Claw Machine Odds

Video reveals how claw machines are rigged to steal your money

By on August 31, 2015 at 1:50 PM.

Video reveals how claw machines are rigged to steal your money

Most people, I think it’s fair to say, have something of a love/hate relationship with claw machines. Typically overflowing with plush stuffed animals and even some nifty gadgets from time to time, mastering a claw machine seems easy but, more often than not, leads to endless frustration.

Now you might know someone who claims to be a claw machine master. Perhaps you even fancy yourself something of a claw machine sensei. Alas, skill has a lot less to do with successfully landing that stuffed animal than you think.

In short, claw machines are rigged.

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Minecraft Markus Persson

After $2.5 billion buyout, Minecraft creator has never felt more isolated

By on August 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

After $2.5 billion buyout, Minecraft creator has never felt more isolated

For many developers, the allure of creating a hit application and raking in lots of money is enough to justify long hours and months, if not years, of thankless work spent hunched over a computer and tinkering with code. And while some developers may not be interested in being bought out by a larger corporation (read: Mark Zuckerberg), for others, the money, which can be life-changing, is simply too good to pass up.

While one might easily assume that developers who cash out for untold millions are just as happy living the good life as they are coding away at a 9-5, that’s not always the case.

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LawBreakers Gameplay Video

Watch the first gameplay footage from Cliff Bleszinski’s new game LawBreakers

By on August 28, 2015 at 9:59 AM.

Watch the first gameplay footage from Cliff Bleszinski’s new game LawBreakers

After months of hints, teasers and newsletters, we finally got a first look at LawBreakers, the new game from Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski. LawBreakers is a free-to-play, multiplayer online FPS for PC with several classes to choose from as players take part in five-on-five battles in a universe where gravity isn’t much of a concern.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator

Arnold Schwarzanegger’s ‘Terminator’ character was almost in Mortal Kombat X

By on August 26, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Arnold Schwarzanegger’s ‘Terminator’ character was almost in Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X, the tenth installment of the wildly successful video game franchise, has been well-received by both critics and gamers since hitting store shelves this past April. While the game naturally features all of the gore and violence fans of the franchise have come to expect, it also has a few surprises in the form of special characters like Predator and Jason Voohries of Friday the 13th fame.

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wireless gaming headset sale

Take your gaming to the next level with a wireless Turtle Beach headset on sale for half off

By on August 26, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Take your gaming to the next level with a wireless Turtle Beach headset on sale for half off

Have you ever wanted to take your gaming to the next level? Well if you play Call of DutyGrand Theft Auto V, or any title with a large multi player game, you know that communication is key. Amazon has just kicked off an extended deal that will give you over 50% off a wireless gaming headset. That is right, you can grab a Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 for just $119.99 — and to make this deal even sweeter, you can get free two-day shipping if you are a Prime member. More →

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