First Episode of Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode Is Now Free

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First Episode of Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode Is Now Free

Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode came to a close last month, and now the first episode, 'The Order of the Stone,' is available for free. The season pass is going to be discounted to reflect this across a majority of the platforms it released on, including Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, mobile, and PC.

Outside of the standard Season Pass, The Adventure Pass, Season Pass Deluxe, and Complete Adventure packages are also receiving discounts now that the first episode is free.

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Report: Nintendo Switch Reveal Announcement Raised Nintendo's Market Value By $1 Billion

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Report: Nintendo Switch Reveal Announcement Raised Nintendo's Market Value By $1 Billion

Yesterday evening, Nintendo teased that it would finally reveal the elusive NX console. Today, we found out that its official name is the Nintendo Switch, along with several of its features including a play-and-go functionality and that it uses cartridge-based games. The anticipation for this reveal was huge, and the announcement that a teaser was on its way made Nintendo's stock rise by more than $1 billion overnight.

According to Bloomberg, who spoke to analyst David Gibson from Macquarie Securities, he believes that the Nintendo Switch will cost around $250, along with a prediction of selling 2.5 million units in its first month and 10.6 million by March 2018. Keep in mind that these are estimates, which will likely fluctuate and change going forward.

You can watch the reveal trailer for the Nintendo Switch by heading here.

Orange Box, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, And Galaga Legions Now Backwards Compatible On Xbox One

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Orange Box, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, And Galaga Legions Now Backwards Compatible On Xbox One

Three more games just got added to the growing list of backward compatible Xbox 360 titles available on the Xbox One.

Major Nelson announced that Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Galaga Legions, and The Orange Box are available to play on the current-gen Xbox system as of this morning.

The Orange Box, Joe Danger 2: The Movie & Galaga Legions are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/8nTaqGE9NG

Select Content For Red Dead Redemption 2 Comes First To PlayStation 4

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Select Content For Red Dead Redemption 2 Comes First To PlayStation 4

Earlier today, we got the first glimpse of what awaits us in Red Dead Redemption 2, which is set to launch next year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Now, Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog that it has established a partnership with Rockstar Games so that select online content will arrive first for PlayStation 4 players, along with the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption coming to PlayStation Now.

"The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience," writes Sony.

You can watch the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 by heading here, and read about what we hope will be coming to the new entry here.

First Trailer For Logan Film Shows An Old Wolverine, Young X-23

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First Trailer For Logan Film Shows An Old Wolverine, Young X-23

For the last few weeks, we've been getting teased with concept art and other stills of the upcoming X-Men film Logan, based on the comic Old Man Logan in which Wolverine's healing factor is weakening and most other mutants are gone.

Today, the first trailer for the Logan dropped, showing the last remaining mutants as they struggle to survive; we get a glimpse of an older Wolverine, a slightly older Professor Xavier, and a look at Laura Kinney (A.K.A. X-23), Wolverine's clone (played Dafne Keen).

We also get to what looks to be the film's primary villain, Donald Pierce (played by Narcos' Boyd Holbrook), who leads the Reavers, a group of cyborgs dedicated to the eradication of all mutants. You can watch the trialer for the film below.

Nintendo Switch Uses Cartridge-Based Games

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Nintendo Switch Uses Cartridge-Based Games

During today's Nintendo Switch reveal, the preview trailer showed a quick look at players inserting games into the portable component of the system. The glimpse shown demonstrates that Nintendo's new system relies on small cartridges like the 3DS rather than discs like the Wii U. 

We don't know much else about the system, but we do know the third-parties confirmed to develop for the Switch, as well as some of the games shown. We also have a decent idea of how Nintendo Switch works

Nintendo Switch releases in March 2017.

Nintendo Switch Built Around NVIDIA Tech

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Nintendo Switch Built Around NVIDIA Tech

This morning, Nintendo officially unveiled its new hardware, the Nintendo Switch. The hybrid handheld and console was previously known by its codename, the NX. The news was accompanied by blog post from NVIDIA, which, while not outlining hardware specs, talks a bit about its partnership with Nintendo in developing the tech behind the new device.

According to NVIDIA, the Switch is based on a custom version of its Tegra processor, which is a CPU designed with performance and low power consumption in mind. The GPU is based on the current crop of its GeForce graphics cards. Additionally, NVIDIA says that it's all running custom software to account for its mobile and docked states.

We'll learn more about the hardware, including actual specs, as we approach the Switch's March 2017 release date.

How The Nintendo Switch Works

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How The Nintendo Switch Works

Today Nintendo revealed the Nintendo Switch, via a preview video that showed how the system combines at-home and on-the-go functionality.

The switch consists of a home cradle unit, a touchscreen, and a Joy-Con controller. When you're playing at home on your TV, it works like a normal system.

When you want to take it out of the house (initiating portable mode), you slide out two components of the controller (which can be unified with a grip accessory) and attach them to either side of the touchscreen. Each part of the controller has a bank of four buttons and an analog stick. It appears that each section has its own shoulder button. There is also an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

Slate Of Third-Party Publishers Announced For Nintendo Switch

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Slate Of Third-Party Publishers Announced For Nintendo Switch

One of the key struggles for Nintendo with the Wii U has been the lack of third-party support. Nintendo has always been great at developing and publishing its own properties, but sometimes it has struggled to maintain strong partnerships with outside publishers. With the newly announced Switch, Nintendo hopes that will change. Today, alongside the reveal of its new system, Nintendo announced a huge list of third-party publishers and developers that will be supporting the Switch through software.

The list features a mix of the heaviest hitters in the industry, as well as some smaller names. During the preview trailer, we caught glimpses of third-party games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (possibly the remastered Special Edition) and an NBA game (presumably NBA 2K17) running on Switch, but the list of confirmed publishers released by Nintendo is much more robust than that.

You can check out the full list of third-party publishers and developers confirmed to support Nintendo Switch below.

The Games Shown On Nintendo Switch

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The Games Shown On Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's short reveal video for the forthcoming Nintendo Switch didn't give us lengthy looks or names of games destined for the hardware, but we did see a number of first- and third-party games rteased for a few seconds each. The first game shown is the one we all knew was coming: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The few seconds of footage didn't reveal much about the system or the controller, but we did see that play can quickly be transitioned from the TV screen to mobile. The Zelda tease was followed up by another open-world RPG: Bethesda Game Studios' The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (presumably the upcoming remastered version). We then see that a Mario Kart game (perhaps Mario Kart 8's Yoshi's Circuit DLC) can be played split-screen on the Switch's screen, even when it's in mobile mode.