Another Nintendo Direct Coming Thursday Afternoon Focused On Wii U, 3DS

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Another Nintendo Direct Coming Thursday Afternoon Focused On Wii U, 3DS

Hot off the heels of what might have been the shortest Direct in history, Nintendo is delivering another presentation. This one will focus on games coming through the spring and summer months.

While specific games haven’t been mentioned, Nintendo doesn’t want you to get your hopes up about NX or mobile. Those aren’t on the table for tomorrow.

However, we can probably expect some news about Star Fox, Pokken Tournament, Bravely Second, and other announced games. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for Nintendo to slip in some new game announcements for later in the year, too.

Reader Discussion: What Fictional Non-Video Game Characters Belong In A Fighting Game?

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Reader Discussion: What Fictional Non-Video Game Characters Belong In A Fighting Game?

Leatherface and the titular Alien joined Mortal Kombat today – a series which has recently looked to pop culture to populate its roster. Other games like Soul Calibur have also opted to include characters from outside its franchise to appear as playable fighters. What characters, who aren't from a video game, haven't appeared in a fighting game, but probably should?

To kick off this discussion, I've selected Indiana Jones. He could probably do some damage with that whip in a fighting game and he can throw a punch. But more importantly, he can also take a punch, so it wouldn't be too weird to see him lose a fight in a fighting game.

How about you? What fictional established non-video game character do you think belongs in a fighting game?

New Security Updates Affecting Trading Heading To Steam Next Week

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Steam has plans to implement a number of new security measures affecting item trading on March 9.

The new updates are a product of research conducted and data collected in the months following the introduction of some new tools back in December. You can read about those here.

Here are the big, forward-facing changes that will affect players:

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Gets Another, Smaller Delay

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Gets Another, Smaller Delay

Uncharted 4 won't be meeting its April 26 release date, but it won't be missing it by much.

The game is apparently on track to be competed (or go gold) later this month, according to a recent post on the PlayStation blog by Sony president and CEO Shawn Layden, but in order to "meet the considerable worldwide demand" the game has been pushed back by two weeks. Uncharted 4 is now planned for release on May 10. The new date will allow for a simultaneous worldwide release. "We have chosen to postpone the launch of the game by two weeks to allow for extra manufacturing time." Layden writes.

To see the latest story trailer for Uncharted 4, head here. To see a detailed breakdown of the trailer, head here. You can also click the banner below for all of our features from when the game appeared on our cover.

Homefront: The Revolution Has An Extensive Post-Launch Plan And A Collector's Edition With An RC Car

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Homefront: The Revolution may still be a few months off, but Deep Silver is beginning to push players to get excited with the announcement of a long-term post-launch support plan. For those particularly looking forward to the follow-up to the 2011 shooter from THQ and Kaos, Deep Silver has also announced the Goliath Edition, which features a radio-controlled drone car from the game, as well as an artbook, an exclusive steelbook, and the Homefront: The Revolution Expansion Pass, as well as other digital extras.

Homefront: The Revolution developer Dambuster Studios has also revealed the kind of post-release support it is planning. All post-release content for the cooperative Resistance mode will be free. The Resistance mode content, which is scheduled to continue for at least 12 months, will include new missions, challenges, features, and items. The studio will also have a team dedicated to working on single-player content for at least a year following release. All post-release single-player content will be included in the Expansion Pass.

Deep Silver has not yet revealed a price for the Homefront: The Revolution Goliath Edition, but Homefront: The Revolution releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC May 17.

Telltale Adds A Chunk Of Its Catalog To PlayStation Now

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Telltale Adds A Chunk Of Its Catalog To PlayStation Now

Sony's cloud gaming service, PlayStation Now, has been continually updating since its launch, and that continues with ten adventurous offerings from Telltale Games.

Starting this month, PlayStation Now users will be able to stream a chunk of Telltale's offerings ranging from Sam & Max to episodes from the critically acclaimed Tales from the Borderlands. This list of ten games joins Telltale's award-winning The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season, which is already available on the service. The full list of games coming to the service this month is listed below.

PlayStation Now is currently available to stream games on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and select Sony and Samsung smart televisions.

Former EA Vice President Frank Gibeau Named New Zynga CEO

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Frank Gibeau, a former EA vice president who spent 20 years with the publisher, has a new role. He was named today as the new CEO of Zynga, with company founder Marc Pincus stepping down from the role once more.

Prior to his appointment today, Gibeau served on Zynga’s board for seven months. Pincus will serve as executive chairman of the board. In taking over, Gibeau has a $117 million net loss from the most recent fiscal year to contend with.

The company is rededicating itself to social gaming, but refocusing on mobile gamers instead of those on Facebook. “Despite the success of mobile games, Mark and I believe that the full promise of Zynga and social gaming has yet to be fully realized,” Gibeau wrote in an email to staff. “People are spending more and more time playing games on mobile, but there’s far too much friction to find friends to play with. We believe that Zynga has an opportunity to create new social experiences to connect even more players together. Reaching that potential and fulfilling our mission to connect the world through games is what drives us.”

Report: Microsoft’s Console Strategy Shift May Include Modular Hardware Add-Ons

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Report: Microsoft’s Console Strategy Shift May Include Modular Hardware Add-Ons

Earlier today, we reported on a presentation and an interview with Phil Spencer from an Xbox showcase last week. Spencer mentioned that the company’s Universal Windows approach was going to have positive impact for gamers, and that Microsoft may be rethinking its approach to the traditional console cycle.

We also heard that Microsoft will be adjusting its platform strategy. “We’ll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation and allowing the same games to run backward and forward compatible because we have the Universal Windows Application running on top of the Universal Windows Platform that allows us to focus more on hardware innovation without invalidating the games that run on that platform,” he said.

This clearly points to the importance of backward compatibility and library longevity. However, Polygon and The Guardian are reporting that Microsoft said it is considering offering hardware upgrades along the lines of how PC owners can enhance capabilities one component at at time.

Activision Will Be At E3, But It Won’t Have A Booth

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Activision Will Be At E3, But It Won’t Have A Booth

Activision isn’t skipping E3, and it isn’t moving offsite like EA. The show floor is going to be missing another megalithic booth though, as the publisher has opted to change its approach this year.

In a blog post on the publisher’s site, the company explains that the new Infinity Ward-developed Call of Duty will premiere at the show in partnership with Sony. Additionally, the company will be celebratng the first year of the Call of Duty World League in the fall with a public event.

Activision is no stranger to big Call of Duty events. In 2011, it hosted an event called Call of Duty XP that brought the community together to sample Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer for the first time.

No Man’s Sky May Be Priced At $60, With Pre-Orders Open This Week

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A listing on the PlayStation Blog, which has already been removed, listed No Man's Sky with a $59.99 price date a very close release date.

The last we heard, No Man's Sky was slated for a June 2016 release date, but that was a specific as developer Hello Games and Sony was willing to get. The listing on the PlayStation Blog, which has been already been pulled, gives No Man's Sky a March 3 release and a $59.99 price. We've reached out to both Sony and Hello Games for confirmation on this date and price and will update this story if and when we receive a response.

Below you will find an image of the blog before Sony updated it to remove the release date and price.