Wii Version Of Pikmin 2 Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

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Wii Version Of Pikmin 2 Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

Originally released on the GameCube, Pikmin 2 was later ported to the Wii console as one of the New Play Control titles that introduced motion controls to previously released games. This Wii version of the game is now available on the Wii U's Virtual Console for $19.99.

Pikmin 2 saw Captain Olimar return to the strange Pikmin planet to collect bottle caps and other treasures in order to pay off his space-faring company's debt. This sequel to the first management sim starring the adorably weird creatures included new Pikmin types, a two-player capture the flag mode, and enhanced graphics.

You can find out out about other recent additions to the Wii U Virtual Console, such as Ogre Battle 64 and Picross 3D, by following the links.

Report: Oculus Co-Founder Palmer Luckey Leaving Facebook

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Report: Oculus Co-Founder Palmer Luckey Leaving Facebook

Palmer Luckey (left) with Oculus co-founder, Brendan Iribe

Palmer Luckey, Oculus co-founder and credited inventor of the Rift virtual reality headset, is leaving Facebook.

According to a report from UploadVR.com, Luckey's last day with Facebook, which purchased Oculus in 2014, is tomorrow. Facebook has offered no details regarding whether Luckey's departure is voluntary or otherwise.

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Promotional Trailer Shows Off A Trio Of Long Walks

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Game Of Thrones Season 7 Promotional Trailer Shows Off A Trio Of Long Walks

Jon Snow, Khaleesi, and Cersei Lannister all have difficult trials ahead of them, and the seventh season's first promo pushes that idea pretty hard.

The footage presumably won't actually appear in the show, but it functions as a confirmation that these actors are in fact wearing appropriate costumes while camera are pointed that them. The seventh season is definitely, currently being shot.

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Destiny 2 Confirmed For PC, Beta Coming This Summer, And More

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Destiny 2 Confirmed For PC, Beta Coming This Summer, And More

Bungie released a lot of new Destiny 2 details today, including a full CG trailer, details about its beta, a confirmation that the series is finally coming to PC, and details about its assorted special editions.

The big news is that the game is finally coming to PC. How it will be available on PC is currently unconfirmed, but it's pretty safe to assume you will be able to buy it on a disc. Availability on Steam, or maybe even Battle.net (which is not outside of the realm of possibility considering Activision's partnership with Blizzard) is currently unknown.

The game will also have a beta, which Bungie CEO Pete Parsons says will be happening this Summer. It's currently unclear how to take part in the beta.

Destiny 2's Reveal Trailer Is Online

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Destiny 2's Reveal Trailer Is Online

As promised, Destiny 2's full reveal trailer is online. It shows what happened to your guns, teases story elements, and promises lots of loot. There's more to talk about, too, and we will have that ready in a follow-up post soon. For now though, here's the trailer.

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For more on Destiny 2, head here for its teaser trailer and here for its logo reveal.

Far Cry 3 Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

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Far Cry 3 Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

When Far Cry 3 protagonist Jason Brody took off on a sky-diving trip with his friends, he had no idea the violent adventure that awaited him in the Rook Islands. Larry Hryb announced on Twitter today that players can now relive Jason's journey on Xbox One as Ubisoft Montreal's open world FPS comes to the console's backward compatibility list.

Far Cry 3 is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNs2ZLo pic.twitter.com/uHB2QJ768J

The game joins the growing collection of digital and disc-based Xbox 360 titles that can be played on Xbox One. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, a standalone expansion of the game, was also added to the list last year.

Quake Champions Closed Beta Coming In April

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Quake Champions Closed Beta Coming In April

Bethesda has announced that the closed beta for the hero shooter Quake Champions commences on April 6, starting with an initial batch of testers.

The beta features, among other combatants, hoverboard-bound punk Anarki, who you can see in action in the new trailer below. Anarki benefits from a health injection that adds to your max health, and a passive hoverboard ability that gives him both speed and maneuverability. 

The company says that more testing slots will be open over time after the initial period on April 6. You can sign up here.

Don't Bother Pressing The PS4 Share Button In Persona 5

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Don't Bother Pressing The PS4 Share Button In Persona 5

One of the things that this hardware generation brought was the ability for console players to easily capture and share screens and video clips from their favorite games. Publishers can turn off the feature, to prevent people from posting cutscenes or other sensitive game elements that might spoil the experience for other players. Atlus has decided to go that route with Persona 5, though they're blocking the functionality wholesale.

According to Polygon, Atlus has decided to block sharing because of sensitivity around spoiling the story, and that it won't be reactivated once the game is on sale here on April 4. 

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Play Gwent: The Witcher Card Game This Weekend On PS4

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Play Gwent: The Witcher Card Game This Weekend On PS4

The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red is starting a technical beta for its digital card game Gwent on the PS4 this weekend, and you're invited to play along.

The beta (which does not require a PlayStation Plus membership to join) starts on Friday, March 31 at noon central time and ends on Monday, April 3rd at 2 a.m. central time.

Any progress in the beta will not be saved once it's over, and the game does not have an official release date at this time.

BioWare Promises To Share More Of Its Immediate Plans For Mass Effect: Andromeda Soon

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BioWare Promises To Share More Of Its Immediate Plans For Mass Effect: Andromeda Soon

BioWare tweeted a statement today offering some optimistic promise for those underwhelmed by Mass Effect: Andromeda.

You can find the full statement below, but the highlight version is that BioWare is taking in all of the feedback on the game – positive and negative – and will be offering an update about its immediate plans for it on Tuesday, April 4.

A message from the @masseffect Andromeda team: pic.twitter.com/PRyeZFBzmT