Opinion – Why I Hope The Nintendo NX Rumors Are True

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With new consoles – or new iterations of current consoles – on the horizon, the gaming industry is an exciting place right now. Players are anxious for any details about the upcoming technology (Sony’s PlayStation 4 Neo, Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, and Nintendo’s NX), but the companies are keeping frustratingly quiet. People are hungry for information that isn’t being delivered, which is one of the reasons the recent rumors regarding the NX are so captivating. But even better than that is the fact that these rumors, if true, indicate that Nintendo is finally back on the right track.

From the design of the system to the tech powering it, the rumors surrounding the NX have stirred a dormant excitement for Nintendo’s future. I’ve been waiting for Nintendo to abandon its losing competition with Sony and Microsoft and consolidate its strength. Thanks to the Wii U, Nintendo’s current place in the console landscape is occupied by an under-powered, under-supported, and effectively dead system – but the company may finally be able to turn that around.

Super Replay – Shadow Of The Colossus Episode Three

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Super Replay – Shadow Of The Colossus Episode Three

Team Ico's latest, The Last Guardian, is finally (pending any additional surprise delays) arriving this October, which is a perfect excuse to play through Shadow of the Colossus in its entirety.

Of course, you don't really need an excuse to play Shadow of the Colossus because it is a fantastic game. Join myself and Andrew Reiner as we relive some of our Shenmue magic by keeping this a two-person show, making our way through the game's strange world and bringing down its imposing beasts. We don't have a strict schedule in mind for this series, because we want to be able to absorb everyone's feedback episode to episode, so we likely won't be recording multiple episodes in advance. We're all going on this journey together, so please sound off in the comments section below or on YouTube.

For more Super Replay, follow the links to find our full playthroughs of Shenmue and Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon. You can also see our full playthrough of Dark Souls III here, which technically isn't a Super Replay, but is pretty close. For our Replay of Shadow of the Colossus, head here.

The Hunt Is On For Ditto In Pokémon Go!

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The Hunt Is On For Ditto In Pokémon Go!

Ditto is an illusive, gelatinous Pokémon that can rearrange its cells to transform into different things. As of this writing, this strange creature is the only non-legendary Pokémon that hasn't been caught (or even seen) in Pokémon Go. The hunt is on, however, and a Reddit thread is chronicling every theory and technique people have. It's a lengthy read that shows just how clever players are, but so far, no one has come any closer to unearthing this Pokémon.

If the data mined by one player is to be believed, we know Ditto is in the game. The data shows a Pokédex listing for Ditto that reads: "Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes. However, if it tries to transform itself into something by relying on its memory, this Pokémon manages to get details wrong." it also appears to have a base stamina of 96, attack of 110, and defense of 110. Max CP is listed as 919.62.

The Hunt Is On For Ditto In Pokémon Go!

about X hours ago from
The Hunt Is On For Ditto In Pokémon Go!

Ditto is an illusive, gelatinous Pokémon that can rearrange its cells to transform into different things. As of this writing, this strange creature is the only non-legendary Pokémon that hasn't been caught (or even seen) in Pokémon Go. The hunt is on, however, and a Reddit thread is chronicling every theory and technique people have. It's a lengthy read that shows just how clever players are, but so far, no one has come any closer to unearthing this Pokémon.

If the data mined by one player is to be believed, we know Ditto is in the game. The data shows a Pokédex listing for Ditto that reads: "Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes. However, if it tries to transform itself into something by relying on its memory, this Pokémon manages to get details wrong." it also appears to have a base stamina of 96, attack of 110, and defense of 110. Max CP is listed as 919.62.

Iron Galaxy’s New Leadership Team Talks Life Beyond Killer Instinct

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Iron Galaxy’s New Leadership Team Talks Life Beyond Killer Instinct

Earlier this week, Iron Galaxy announced that Adam Boyes, the longtime head of developer relations and third-party publishing at Sony's U.S. games division, was coming on as the new CEO. Boyes had previously worked with Iron Galaxy founder Dave Lang at Midway in the early 2000s. Along with Boyes' addition, director of product development Chelsea Blasko was promoted to chief product officer. With a new-look leadership team, Iron Galaxy is hoping to expand on what the team has already done, as well as explore new areas of expansion and growth.

Iron Galaxy is perhaps best known for its work on fighting titles like Killer Instinct, Divekick, and Wreckateer, but the studio's catalog extends beyond those games. In addition to original development like those titles, Iron Galaxy has become one of the go-to studios for ports, working on releases including PS3/Xbox 360 ports of Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, and Darkstalkers Resurrection. The studio also worked on the Vita port of Borderlands 2 and the PC ports of the two most recent Batman: Arkham titles, Origins and Knight – the latter being widely criticized and eventually pulled from storefronts until it could be fixed.

Most recently, Iron Galaxy published Videoball, a sports game from indie developer Action Button Entertainment that has received strong pre-release reception.

The Public Tells Us Why Pokémon Go Is A Hit

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In cities across the globe, you can't walk down the street without seeing a stranger trying to track down a Pokémon. But do people actually enjoy it? And what happens when we put their Pokémon knowledge to the test? Senior Editor Ben Reeves dares to find out.

For more intense guerrilla journalism, check out our other man-on-the-street videos about the Xbox One versus the PlayStation 4 or who develops Call of Duty.

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Exploring The Best Video Game Soundtracks On Vinyl

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A great game can be made even better with a standout soundtrack, and most audiophiles agree vinyl is the best way to experience the music you love. The medium has gone through a bit of a resurgence in popularity over the past few years, and some incredible packages have been put together to bring some of the best video game soundtracks of all time to your turntable. Here are a few of our favorites.

If these releases get you thinking about starting your own video game vinyl collection, you're in luck. We have partnered with Iam8Bit to give away a number of records, including signed versions of the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, FTL, Guild Wars 2, and Dustforce soundtracks. To be eligible to win one of these records, leave a comment below telling us all about your favorite video game soundtrack!

Rocket LeagueThis recently announced release is a great collection for fans of the insanely popular sports game. The limited edition first run of 1,000 copies features records with artwork of various tires and wheels available in game. A pre-order of the triple LP package grants you a digital copy of the full soundtrack immediately, featuring a variety of artists.

Changing The Script: A List Of Hacks And Attacks In Games

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Changing The Script: A List Of Hacks And Attacks In Games

Like athletes turning to performance drugs to gain an edge, gamers have long been hacking and exploiting games to win. Today, a Pokémon Go player became the first player to reach the level cap, later revealing this feat was accomplished using a bot. Almost every Call of Duty and Battlefield game have had problems with hackers (or simply players using hacks or exploits passed around or found online) using aimbots and other methods to cheat. Overwatch is the latest victim. Sometimes hacks can be used to discover pieces of games that the developer never meant us to see. Other times people can alter the game to harm players or the services provided.

The list below is a wide exploration of the different attacks, hacks, and tweaks people have used to change or affect games. Not all of them are bad, mind you. A hack was even used in a clever way for a marriage proposal.

The Virtual Life: Why We Need Games Like Kentucky Route Zero

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The Virtual Life: Why We Need Games Like Kentucky Route Zero

Explaining Kentucky Route Zero (KRZ) to someone who hasn't played it is a surprisingly difficult task. At first glance, KRZ looks like a typical narrative-focused adventure game. There are pretty backgrounds. You click objects a lot. The characters are on a journey; sometimes they talk to each other. However, things get a bit odder and more wondrous the deeper you dig into this interactive tale.

Test Chamber – Challenging The Arena In The Elder Scrolls: Legends Beta

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Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls: Legends is still in a beta state, but we decided to hone our Khajiit senses and slink into the action before full release.

Featuring a single-player campaign, traditional player-vs-player duels, and both single and multiplayer "arena" options where players form the best deck they can with random selections of cards, the digital collectible card game is already boasting a good variety of activities.

Lane mechanics and the "prophecy" ability add some interesting foibles to the mix while players who are familiar with card games will be able to dive right in without much difficulty. There's a lot more to it, so check out some arena battling with Dan Tack, Ben Reeves, and Wade Wojcik as they explore The Elder Scrolls: Legends (Beta!) in this episode of Test Chamber!