'Stardew Valley' comes to Nintendo Switch on October 5th

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'Stardew Valley' comes to Nintendo Switch on October 5th

While we've known that indie farm simulator Stardew Valley is coming to the Nintendo Switch since 2016, its exact release date remained a mystery for almost a year. Now, its creator has finally revealed when it'll be available... a few days before it comes out for the hybrid console. You can start planting crops, fish, cook and form relationships with the game's pixel residents starting on October 5th.

Toys 'R' Us hopes AR will bring you back to its stores

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Toys 'R' Us hopes AR will bring you back to its stores

Let's say you're Toys 'R' Us: you've just declared bankruptcy, and you're looking for something, anything that might convince customers to visit your stores instead of buying all their toys through Amazon. What would you do? If you ask Toys 'R' Us, the answer is simple: make a game out of store visits. The retailer has unveiled Play Chaser, a free augmented reality app for Android and iOS that turns stores into virtual playgrounds. Point the app at star icons in the store and your kids can play basketball (including with others) or take home a digital doll. The brand's mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, will even introduce the app and get players started.

'Nioh' will bring 4K graphics and punishing difficulty to PC

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'Nioh' will bring 4K graphics and punishing difficulty to PC

Developer Team Ninja's comeback story Nioh will make its way from PlayStation 4 to PC next month. It'll take the form of Nioh: The Complete Edition and feature the punishing game's trio of add-on packs, a "stable" 60FPS frame rate, or, what Tecmo calls "Movie Mode." That (probably) doesn't drop the frame rate to 24 frames per-second and add letterbox bars, but it does bump the resolution as high as 4K. As a nod to where the digital-only game almost positively will appear, it also features a special helmet with a valve-like design. So, Steam sounds like a likely place to find the game when it's released on November 7th.

PlayStation credit card gives extra money back for gaming purchases

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PlayStation credit card gives extra money back for gaming purchases

If you're a PlayStation fan, you probably use your credit card for a lot: games, add-ons, the virtually obligatory Plus subscription and the occasional accessory. Wouldn't it be good if you could at least get some compensation for pouring so much money into Sony's coffers? If you live in the US, you can. Sony has launched a Visa-based PlayStation credit card from Capital One that gives you discounts and redeemable points if you shop for Sony gear or PlayStation services.

Sony’s updated PlayStation VR won’t block HDR

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Sony’s updated PlayStation VR won’t block HDR

It's been almost a year since Sony formally entered the virtual reality arena with the launch of the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. In that time, the unit has remained unchanged, but its pricing has slipped slightly, allowing gamers to enjoy popular titles like Superhot VR, Robinson: The Journey and Farpoint. Seemingly out of nowhere, Sony announced today that it's working on an updated version of the headset and that it will come with integrated headphones and HDR passthrough support.