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Wednesday new releases: March 29, 2017 - XBLA Fans

Google game jam - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:39

XBLA Fans

Wednesday new releases: March 29, 2017
XBLA Fans
First up is Snake Pass from Sumo Digital. Snake Pass began as a game jam idea within Sumo Digital and it quickly grew into their latest release. Players take control of Noodle the Snake as he tries to reunite with his best friend Doodle the Hummingbird.

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Wars of Japanese mecha - New Straits Times Online

Google game jam - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 06:46

New Straits Times Online

Wars of Japanese mecha
New Straits Times Online
Super Robot Wars V is a wonderful strategy game jam packed with content from the get-go. However, it's not a game that will suit most people. You need to make sure you enjoy two things: Japanese mecha anime and turn-based strategy game. Fortunately ...

The Pewdiepie Fiasco, One Month Later

Kotaku - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:50

It’s been a little over a month since the blow-up surrounding Felix ‘Pewdiepie’ Kjellberg, and the Wall Street Journal report leading to the cancellation of his premium show. Since then, a lot has happened to the YouTuber and to at least one of the reporters who worked on that story.

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Zelda And Nier Are Great Despite--And Because Of--Their Technical Shortcomings

Kotaku - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:01

Nier: Automata and Breath of the Wild are amazing games with occasional technical problems. How do they manage to side step these issues and incorporate them into their structure? Heather takes a look in this critical video.

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Super Mario Run revenue fell short of expectations, says Nintendo

Gamasutra - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:21

The free-to-try mobile game Super Mario Run didn't sell quite as well as Nintendo had hoped, but the company still prefers its business model over freemium or 'gacha' games. ...

The New 'Nonary Games' Remake Makes 999 Way Better

Kotaku - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:14

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, a remaster of the first two games in the Zero Escape trilogy, were released today on PC, Playstation 4 and the Vita. If you haven’t played 999 or Virtue’s Last Reward before, this is the release to pick up. And if you have, the remaster of 999 is still worth it.

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Show Us Your Keyboard

Kotaku - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:00

While all of us at Kotaku are big fans of typing, a handful of us have started taking our love of keyboards to the next level. There’s nothing like a good mechanical keyboard, especially when you take extra steps to make it your very own. I’ll show you what I’m typing on if you show me yours.

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Run to Amazon In Under 12 Parsecs to Save on the Best Star Wars Board Game

Kotaku - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:56

Much like Chewbaca, the new Star Wars: Rebellion board game is intimidating and difficult to understand at first, but the more time you spend with it, the more you’ll love it. Amazon’s marked it down to $65 today, and yeah, that’s a lot for a board game, but it’s about $10 cheaper than usual, and each play-through…

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The Witcher's Author Says He Screwed Himself Out Of Profiting Off The Games

Kotaku - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:30

If you happen to run into Andrzej Sapkowski, creator of The Witcher, you might not want to bring up the video games. They haven’t made his life much better, in part because they’re not making him any money.

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Don't Miss: How would the Affordable Care Act repeal impact indie devs?

Gamasutra - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:01

"After all the talk about small business and creating jobs, anything that makes it scarier to strike out on your own and start a new business is a loss to our entire economy." ...

We're streaming some Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer today at 3PM EDT

Gamasutra - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:47

Join us at 3PM EDT (12 PDT) for a close look at the best ways to die in the new Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer. ...

How To Get Into Dungeons & Dragons

Kotaku - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:30

Getting into Dungeons & Dragons can be intimidating. You need maybe three or four other nerds to play with, some pricey tomes full of numbers and tables, ample free time and several dice with as many as 20 sides. It’s a lot to fathom, and even more to set up. How will you find D&D-curious friends? How will you…

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Blog: Deconstructing the music behind the dungeons in Link's Awakening

Gamasutra - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:05

The dungeon music in Link's Awakening is the subject of this deconstructing article, where we'll take a look in detail at a work of music and break it down into its disparate parts. ...

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is The Perfect Game For Non-Gamers

Kotaku - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:00

Breath of the Wild might be the hardest Zelda since the NES days, teaching players how to progress through its puzzles by killing them frequently and without remorse. Yet, paradoxically, it’s also one of the best games for people who don’t play a lot of video games.

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10,000 game projects have been funded through Kickstarter

Gamasutra - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:00

In something of a milestone moment, 10,000 games projects have now been successfully funded through Kickstarter. ...

The Hunt For The First Arcade Game Easter Egg

Kotaku - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:30

“I was torn between the irrational fear that someone else would stumble on and publish my 40 year old discovery before me, and the very real fear that when I did, no one would care.” Former Microsoft developer Ed Fries went on one heck of a journey to try and recreate one of the earliest easter eggs in video game…

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Battle.net is no more as Blizzard rolls out rebrand

Gamasutra - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:19

World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has laid the "Battle.net" brand to rest after two decades of service.  ...

Street Fighter II Wizard Discovers New Combos 26 Years After Release

Kotaku - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:00

Players have had 26 years to break down Street Fighter II to its most base components, but it turns out there’s still more to discover in the legendary video game. Using a glitch that affects how the character Vega recovers from a fall, a YouTuber has figured out how to pull off some new combos in this classic game.

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