Okami HD coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One

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Okami HD coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Capcom will release an updated version of Okami, Clover Studio’s stylish action-adventure game originally released in 2006, for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. The publisher announced Okami HD today, pegging the game for a Dec. 12 release.

Okami HD will support 4K resolution on PlayStation 4 Pro, Windows PC and Xbox One X, Capcom said in an announcement. Players will have the option of widescreen 16:9 or original 4:3 aspect ratio.

PewDiePie posts apology video after using racial slur

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PewDiePie posts apology video after using racial slur

Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has posted an apology video for using a racial slur during a recent livestream almost two days after the initial video was posted.

“I’m disappointed in myself because it seems like I’ve learned nothing from all these past controversies,” Kjellberg said. “It’s not like I think I can say or do whatever I want and get away with it, that’s not it at all — I’m just an idiot. But that doesn’t make what I said or how I said it OK. I’m really sorry if I offended, hurt or disappointed anyone with all of this. Being in the position I am, I should know better.

PewDiePie posts apology video after using racial slur

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PewDiePie posts apology video after using racial slur

Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has posted an apology video for using a racial slur during a recent livestream almost two days after the initial video was posted.

“I’m disappointed in myself because it seems like I’ve learned nothing from all these past controversies,” Kjellberg said. “It’s not like I think I can say or do whatever I want and get away with it, that’s not it at all — I’m just an idiot. But that doesn’t make what I said or how I said it OK. I’m really sorry if I offended, hurt or disappointed anyone with all of this. Being in the position I am, I should know better.

Why is the NES Classic Edition coming back?

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Why is the NES Classic Edition coming back?

Not yet six months since Nintendo discontinued it, the company is bringing back the NES Classic Edition next year. This is both bizarre and totally reasonable on Nintendo’s part — the hardware sold like hotcakes, even if the company claimed surprise at its popularity.

But why would Nintendo announce this now? Why bring it back at all, if the company was comfortable with the system being a limited-time product? Here are some ideas ... with the caveat that Nintendo never seems to make decisions based on any kind of observable logic.

Nintendo bringing back NES Classic Edition in 2018

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Nintendo bringing back NES Classic Edition in 2018

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition mini console is coming back. Nintendo said in a release today that last year’s popular but hard to find miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment System will return to store shelves next summer.

New shipments of the NES Classic Edition will be welcome news for Nintendo fans, as Nintendo released the console in limited supply for a limited time. That was always the plan, Nintendo said, but clearly continued demand for the 8-bit system has changed the company’s mind.

Nintendo bringing back NES Classic Edition in 2018

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Nintendo bringing back NES Classic Edition in 2018

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition mini console is coming back. Nintendo said in a release today that last year’s popular but hard to find miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment System will return to store shelves next summer.

New shipments of the NES Classic Edition will be welcome news for fans, as Nintendo released the console in limited supply for a very short window. That was always the plan, Nintendo said, but clearly continued demand for the 8-bit system has changed the company’s mind.

Fallout 4 Creation Club complaints prompt Bethesda defense

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Fallout 4 Creation Club complaints prompt Bethesda defense

Since Bethesda launched its new Creation Club feature in Fallout 4 earlier this month, players have expressed frustration with what they see as the reintroduction of paid mods. But in a recent interview with YouTuber Tek Syndicate (around the 3:50 mark above), Bethesda vice president Pete Hines wanted to set the record straight on both the Creation Club and the future of mods for the company’s games.

The Creation Club consists of new in-game content developed that is “internally created, or internally created along with external developers,” according to Bethesda. Yet it immediately reminded many people of Bethesda’s controversial premium mods that drew ire in 2015, when The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim players revolted over the idea of paid mod content.

Super Mario 64 Online lets you play the classic with your pals

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Super Mario 64 Online lets you play the classic with your pals

A fan-made version of Super Mario 64 reinvents the Nintendo 64 classic into an online multiplayer game. Super Mario 64 Online lets up to 24 players roam around the blocky Mushroom Kingdom, with a cast of characters that extends far beyond the Mario brothers.

Among the new heroes playable in Super Mario 64 Online are Waluigi, who gets a lot of screen time in the free download’s trailer above; Princess Peach, who’s become more of a regular member of the Super Mario roster as of late, and Princess Rosalina, someone who makes a solid transition to 64-bit era graphics.

Atomega is the next game from Grow Home’s studio

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Atomega is the next game from Grow Home’s studio

Ubisoft is getting into the multiplayer arena shooter with the stylish Atomega, which will launch Sept. 19 on Steam.

Atomega is being developed by Ubisoft Reflections, which delivered Grow Home in 2015, then Grow Up in 2016.

In Splatoon 2’s McDonald’s showdown, nuggets take narrow victory

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In Splatoon 2’s McDonald’s showdown, nuggets take narrow victory

Japanese Splatoon 2 players have weighed in: When it comes to McDonald’s most iconic foods, chicken nuggets reign supreme. But the final tally shows just how divisive of a war this was, and that the nugs’ ultimate victory was a lot less certain than some of my colleagues might have thought.

In the popular vote, French fries actually swept players away. A majority voted in favor of those good, good potatoes — 71 percent joined that team, while only 29 percent went with the misshapen pieces of over-processed chicken. But when it came to the battlefield, McNuggets edged out fries very, very closely. Team McNuggets won the Splatfest with a tiny 51 percent success rate.