Nintendo Adding Eight To Under $20 Selects Line

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Nintendo is dropping the price on a number of great Wii U and 3DS games. There are eight new entries in the “Selects” line, which is priced at $19.99.

The new prices go into effect on August 26. The titles included are:

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Lego City Undercover Nintendo Land

[Update] No Man’s Sky PC Arriving Friday August 12

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[Update] No Man’s Sky PC Arriving Friday August 12

Update: In a recent Reddit AMA, Hello Games' Sean Murray offered an exact timeframe for No Man's Sky PC release.

In response to the question "Is the PC getting a midnight release?", Murray wrote, "The reality is that we're still here working on it right now. There's no conspiracy, we're just racing to get all the extra options and stuff we want. PS4 comes out tomorrow and we'll just try to pretend it's a normal work day! Best guess right now is 6pm GMT on Friday, but we'll keep you up to date as we get closer."

[Source: Reddit]

Superhot To Receive Card Game Adaptation

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Superhot To Receive Card Game Adaptation

Ready for weird news? Slow-mo first-person shooter/puzzler SuperHot is getting a card game adaptation, according to developer SUPERHOT Team.

Details are scant for now but the site for the card game notes that it's being designed by Manuel Correia, the author of the deck-building game Agent Decker, and that there will be a Kickstarter campaign for the card game in December. You can find out more by visiting the official website.

Editor Ben Reeves reviewed Superhot back in February and said that "Superhot is a short-but-sweet experience. Its basic mechanics don’t evolve much after the first few levels, but the unique brand of bullet-time proves that games don’t have to be fast to feel action-packed."

Nearby Gets Tweaked And Battery Saver Mode Returns To Pokémon Go

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Nearby Gets Tweaked And Battery Saver Mode Returns To Pokémon Go

A new update, available now on Android and iPhone, tackles a number of bugs, changes features, and adds a new safety measure.[excerpt]

You can check out the full patch notes below.

It's mostly bug fixes, but the three big changes are the return of battery saver mode, the inclusion of a new safety measure that prevents players from playing while driving, and changes to the Nearby radar. Now, if you're going a certain speed and you try to play, you will see the below prompt.

Reader Discussion: Do You Mind The Day One Patch?

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In the modern age of gaming, the day one patch is becoming a near-required step to play a new game. How do you feel about it?

On the one hand, it gets that game you've been very excited about into your hands a little bit earlier. On the other hand, it requires you be connected to the Internet to play, and means the disc on your shelf is not truly representative of the final game.

This topic comes up as a result of No Man's Sky day one patch, which adds substantial content to the game and even changes mechanics. You can read all about the patch here.

[Update] The Internet Archives' Nintendo Power Collection Is No Longer Online

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[Update] The Internet Archives' Nintendo Power Collection Is No Longer Online

Update: Last week, a huge collection of Nintendo Power issues were posted online by the Internet Archive. That collection is no longer available.

The collection's landing page still exists, and you can find it here, but the issues are no longer present. We've reached out to the archivist and are trying to find out more information. We will update this story as we learn more.

Original story posted August 3 2016:

Hello Games Shares No Man's Sky Development Progress With Series Of Images

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No Man's Sky has changed a lot since Hello Games began development, and in a new blog post the game's director Sean Murray tracks a bit of its visual changes, and tempers expectations for tomorrow's release.

The image above shows the game after a few weeks of development, while the three images below show the game's changes six months later.

Along with tracking the game's visual evolution, Murray also uses the blog to talk about what exactly the game is, which is something the still isn't totally clear for many even with the game's release being only hours away. Murray outlines specific mechanics that will be in the game, like exploration, trading with NPCs, combat and survival, and writes, "For one small moment, you might feel like you’ve stepped into a sci-fi book cover." He follows up later in the blog writing, "It’s a weird game, it’s a niche game, and it’s a very very chill game [...] This game might not be for everyone, I expect it to be super divisive, but I’m sat here watching playtesters right now who weren’t supposed to be in, but just wanted to play and chill out. I can’t wait for you to experience that for yourselves."

Limited Edition Black And White Superman Figurine Pre-Orders Now Available

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Limited Edition Black And White Superman Figurine Pre-Orders Now Available

While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice might not have lived up to our expectations, a new figure might help make up for it. An exclusive black and white Superman figure is available for pre-order starting today on the Square Enix online store.

Only 1000 have been made, and this detailed greyscale figurine is a New York Comic Con 2016 exclusive. It will be available for purchase both online and at the Square Enix booth at New York Comic Con.  

The figurine stands at approximately 10" tall and comes with a display stand, interchangeable hands, and an alternate face piece that features Superman using his heat vision. Other figurines in this Play Art Kai line include armored Batman, Batman, Batman black and white version, Superman, and Wonder Woman.   

The Transformers: The Movie Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

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The Transformers: The Movie Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

We didn’t want to let August 8, 2016 pass without a mention of today’s big 30-year movie anniversary. The Transformers animated movie released in theaters on this day back in 1986. While its original release met middling reviews, it has garnered increased recognition and praise as the years have passed, largely in thanks to a generation of moviegoers who saw the movie as children, and now look back with great fondness on the animated film.

The enthusiasm isn’t just about nostalgia. With its frequent and often shocking character deaths, melodramatic but memorable lines, and grand science fiction scope, the original Transformers movie has earned much of the fervor that has helped to transform it into a cult classic for both animation fans and 80s enthusiasts. And it doesn’t hurt that the movie is accompanied by a rocking 80s soundtrack. 

The Dota 2 International Main Event Starts Today

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The Dota 2 International Main Event Starts Today

Update: The tournament's main event begins today. Four teams from the upper bracket will face off today, while eight teams in the lower bracket will play a best-of-one series to determine who proceeds to the best-of-three rounds. The full schedule is as follows (times vary depending on the total number and length of matches):

Upper BracketOG (Europe) vs. MVP Phoneix (Korea) (best of three)Digital Chaos (Americas) vs. Wings Gaming (China) (best of three)

Lower Bracket
TNC Pro Team (Phillipines) vs. Vici Gaming Reborn (China) (best of one)
Team Secret (Europe) vs. LGD-Gaming (China) (best of one)
Fnatic (Malyasia) vs. Escape Gaming (Europe) (best of one)
Navi (Europe) vs. Team Liquid (Europe) (best of one)