Setting fire to teenage souls in 'Life is Strange: Before the Storm'

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Setting fire to teenage souls in 'Life is Strange: Before the Storm'

There are plenty of reasons to be wary of Life is Strange: Before the Storm -- it's the prequel to a highly successful, influential series, but it isn't being handled by the same development team. This time around, Deck Nine is in charge of a three-episode arc featuring two of the most mysterious characters from the full series. Even the voice actor for Chloe, the game's main foil, has been swapped out for someone new. The circumstances are ripe for Before the Storm to become a flimsy parody of Life is Strange, full of shallow awkwardness and referential quasi-humor.

‘Super Mario 64’ is an online multiplayer thanks to hero modders

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‘Super Mario 64’ is an online multiplayer thanks to hero modders

Super Mario 64 turned 21 years old back in June, but the classic title lives on in the hearts and minds of players. A new fan project has taken that collective nostalgia to another level with a downloadable version of the game allowing up to 24 friends to play through the (formerly) single-player adventure. But given Nintendo's extremely low tolerance for unauthorized versions of its games, play it now before the company DMCA's it off the internet.

YouTubers avoid fine over Valve 'CS:GO' gambling scam

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YouTubers avoid fine over Valve 'CS:GO' gambling scam

A pair of YouTubers have avoided fines after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged them with steering viewers to a CS:GO gambling site without disclosing that they owned it. Despite misleading viewers (including teenagers) and paying other YouTube personalities to do the same, Trevor "TmarTN" Martin and Thomas "Syndicate" Cassell don't even need to admit guilt, the commission ruled. "The goal of the FTC isn't to be a punitive or draconian agency," the FTC's Mitchell J. Katz told Rolling Stone. "We are here to educate consumers about new markets."

‘Arms’ update adds user-customizable controls

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‘Arms’ update adds user-customizable controls

Nintendo announced today on Twitter that the Switch fighting game Arms is getting an update that will probably make a lot of players pretty happy. With version 3, Arms will let users map the controls to the buttons they prefer, which is good since a number of Arms players have found the set configurations to be a bit unintuitive. You can see how the control customization feature will work in the tweet below.