Trademark Suggests A Nintendo 64 Classic Is On The Way

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Trademark Suggests A Nintendo 64 Classic Is On The Way

Mini-consoles are hot-ticket items this year, as people get nostalgic seeing the consoles of their childhoods sitting beneath their TV with preloaded games. Sony announced their own just the other day, while the NES Classic and SNES Classic have both been selling well for Nintendo even this year. It makes sense, then, that Nintendo would keep the train rolling with a Nintendo 64 Classic before long and a new trademark in Europe indicates it might be sooner rather than later.

Caught by Business Insider, Nintendo has trademarked a silhouetted image of the Nintendo 64 controller, identical in theming to the NES and SNES controllers on their respect controller boxes. While this isn't a slam dunk that a N64 Classic is coming, as Nintendo has also trademarked a similar image for the Switch, it is a pretty good sign that something is on the way.

A N64 Classic would, presumably, come preloaded with around 20 games. What games do you think need to be in to represent the N64 library? It is possible that licensing might prevent games like Goldeneye from getting added, or issues with Rare stopping their games from appearing, but it's all guesswork right now.

Trademark Suggests A Nintendo 64 Classic Is On The Way

about X hours ago from
Trademark Suggests A Nintendo 64 Classic Is On The Way

Mini-consoles are hot-ticket items this year, as people get nostalgic seeing the consoles of their childhoods sitting beneath their TV with preloaded games. Sony announced their own just the other day, while the NES Classic and SNES Classic have both been selling well for Nintendo even this year. It makes sense, then, that Nintendo would keep the train rolling with a Nintendo 64 Classic before long and a new trademark in Europe indicates it might be sooner rather than later.

Caught by Business Insider, Nintendo has trademarked a silhouetted image of the Nintendo 64 controller, identical in theming to the NES and SNES controllers on their respect controller boxes. While this isn't a slam dunk that a N64 Classic is coming, as Nintendo has also trademarked a similar image for the Switch, it is a pretty good sign that something is on the way.

A N64 Classic would, presumably, come preloaded with around 20 games. What games do you think need to be in to represent the N64 library? It is possible that licensing might prevent games like Goldeneye from getting added, or issues with Rare stopping their games from appearing, but it's all guesswork right now.

Become The Dragon With Blizzard’s New Ultimate Genji Sword

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Become The Dragon With Blizzard’s New Ultimate Genji Sword

Calling all pro Genjis. Today, Blizzard revealed its latest collectible and it’s got all the cyborg ninjas celebrating.

Available on the online store, Overwatch fans can now pre-order a 46-inch replica of Genji’s ultimate dragonblade, which, for the record, probably won’t cut anyone in half. Complete with an LED illuminated blade that can be switched on and off, and motion sound effects that include Genji’s iconic “Ryūjin no ken wo kurae!,” the replica also includes a sheathe and a decorative stand.

If pre-ordered now for $200, fans can expect the weapon to be shipped by December 15, just in time for the holidays.

PlayStation Now Adds The Ability To Locally Download PlayStation 4 And PlayStation 2 Games

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PlayStation Now Adds The Ability To Locally Download PlayStation 4 And PlayStation 2 Games

Sony has announced that their PlayStation Now streaming service, which allows streaming of games from various PlayStation consoles, will now allow users to download games and play them from the harddrive on the PlayStation 4. This means players no longer need a strong and consistent internet connection to play games using the service.

"Almost" all PlayStation 4 games will be downloadable, as well as the list of PlayStation 2 games that are already remastered for PS4. Sony declined to give a full list, so it is unclear what the exceptions are. Based on PlayStation Plus, it is doubtful a constant internet connection is required and more likely will only check if using a non-primary PS4. Sony did not suggest that PlayStation 3 titles are or will be downloadable in the future.

When Sony bought streaming service Gaikai in 2012, the platform holder announced that they planned to leverage the company's streaming technology for upcoming services. That service launched two years later in 2014 as PlayStation Now, a streaming service for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 games that, to Sony, solved the backwards compatibility argument by decentralizing the hardware. Sony doesn't have to try and make PlayStation 3 games compatible with the PS4 hardware when they could stream it.

Celebrate Outbreak Day With Naughty Dog

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Celebrate Outbreak Day With Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog wants to celebrate Outbreak Day with you next Wednesday! Don’t worry, it's better news than it sounds. Every year on September 26, Naughty Dog holds a community event that coincides with the day the infection hit critical mass in In The Last of Us.

For Ellie, that date may be inauspicious, but you can look forward to swag and perks as part of the fourth annual Outbreak Day. Past events have featured a special Last of Us-inspired poster, PlayStation 4 theme, T-shirt, and limited-time deals on the game itself.

We don’t know exactly what to expect this year, but Naughty Dog’s official tweet suggests checking in on Friday to get the scoop.

Spider-Man Is Now Sony’s Fastest-Selling PlayStation Title Ever

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Spider-Man Is Now Sony’s Fastest-Selling PlayStation Title Ever

2018 has been a very good year for Sony. Earlier this spring, Santa Monica Studio’s stellar God of War released to rave reviews and quickly became the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive, with 3.1 million copies sold in just three days. To Kratos’ dismay (and Sony’s delight), however, his reign at the top didn’t last long.

Today, Sony announced that its newest hit – Insomniac’s open-world Spider-Man – is now the company’s fastest-selling first-party title period, having sold more than 3.3 million copies in the first three days. That’s a pair of mighty nice weekends for the publisher!

Spider-Man will also be following in God of War’s footsteps by adding a New Game Plus mode after launch, though the exact release date for it hasn’t been announced yet. For more on Spider-Man, check out Reiner’s review and beginner’s guide, or our wonderfully stupid episode of Spider-Man Sick Stunts.

Update: Devil May Cry 5 Music Video Pulled Amid Stories About Vocalist's Sexual Harassment History

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Update: Devil May Cry 5 Music Video Pulled Amid Stories About Vocalist's Sexual Harassment History

Update (10:52 a.m. CT): Capcom has responded to our earlier inquiry with the following statement, confirming that their reason for pulling the trailer:

"The music was recorded for the game before the incident came to light and we were unaware of the incident until now. However, as we are now aware of the current situation, Capcom has decided that moving forward, we will not further highlight the Dante battle theme for promotional purposes at this time. We are also currently evaluating what options are possible for the full game at this point, which is dependent on various factors such as resources."

Update (9:05 p.m. CT): Instead of a Dante trailer, Capcom released the same trailer as Gamescom with an extra few lines of dialogue. The Dante portion has been edited to simply loop Nero's "Devil Trigger" again, which features vocalist Ali Edwards.

Update: Devil May Cry 5 Music Video Pulled Amid Stories About Vocalist's Sexual Harassment History

about X hours ago from
Update: Devil May Cry 5 Music Video Pulled Amid Stories About Vocalist's Sexual Harassment History

Update (10:52 a.m. CT): Capcom has responded to our earlier inquiry with the following statement, confirming that their reason for pulling the trailer:

"The music was recorded for the game before the incident came to light and we were unaware of the incident until now. However, as we are now aware of the current situation, Capcom has decided that moving forward, we will not further highlight the Dante battle theme for promotional purposes at this time. We are also currently evaluating what options are possible for the full game at this point, which is dependent on various factors such as resources."

Update (9:05 p.m. CT): Instead of a Dante trailer, Capcom released the same trailer as Gamescom with an extra few lines of dialogue. The Dante portion has been edited to simply loop Nero's "Devil Trigger" again, which features vocalist Ali Edwards.

NIS President Talks Disgaea 6, Switch's Appeal, And Being Early On PS5

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NIS President Talks Disgaea 6, Switch's Appeal, And Being Early On PS5

We're out at Tokyo Game Show and taking the time to visit with various Japanese developers. Today, we sat down with NIS President Sohei Niikawa and he dished about the company's future plans. NIS has earned its claim to fame with the Disgaea series, which recently brought its fifth entry to Switch and is set to launch Disgaea 1 Complete (a remaster of the first game) in just a few weeks on PS4 and Switch. Niikawa was candid about NIS' effort to stay in the game by not only developing more Disgaea games, but also creating new IP like the recent Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. Here's what he had to say about NIS's past, present, and future.

With Disgaea 5 Complete already hitting Switch, and another release in a few weeks with Disgaea 1 Complete, we couldn't help but ask if NIS has seen success on the platform and would like to continue developing on it. Niikawa seemed very open to making the Switch a part of NIS' future.

NIS President Talks Disgaea 6, Switch's Appeal, And Being Early On PS5

about X hours ago from
NIS President Talks Disgaea 6, Switch's Appeal, And Being Early On PS5

We're out at Tokyo Game Show and taking the time to visit with various Japanese developers. Today, we sat down with NIS President Sohei Niikawa and he dished about the company's future plans. NIS has earned its claim to fame with the Disgaea series, which recently brought its fifth entry to Switch and is set to launch Disgaea 1 Complete (a remaster of the first game) in just a few weeks on PS4 and Switch. Niikawa was candid about NIS' effort to stay in the game by not only developing more Disgaea games, but also creating new IP like the recent Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. Here's what he had to say about NIS's past, present, and future.

With Disgaea 5 Complete already hitting Switch, and another release in a few weeks with Disgaea 1 Complete, we couldn't help but ask if NIS has seen success on the platform and would like to continue developing on it. Niikawa seemed very open to making the Switch a part of NIS' future.