Football coaches react to Tecmo Super Bowl — and they get it immediately

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Football coaches react to Tecmo Super Bowl — and they get it immediately

College football media days got underway this week, and while they're not as bizarre and decadent as the Super Bowl's — yet — the reporters attending are coming up with some novel ways to get coaches and players to open up. Here's the best I've seen so far.

Joe Ovies, of Raleigh, N.C.'s WRAL-FM, brought his Nintendo Entertainment System and a Sony Trinitron to the Atlantic Coast Conference Kickoff in Charlotte. He wanted to see how the coaches shuttling from table to table would respond to the deep playbook inside the landmark Tecmo Super Bowl, which launched in December 1991.

Best game deals of the week: Nintendo 3DS, Oculus Rift bundle and more

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Best game deals of the week: Nintendo 3DS, Oculus Rift bundle and more

If you haven't had enough deals after the wild ride of Amazon Prime Day, we’ve rounded up our 11 favorites of the week, including a $25 discount on the Nintendo 3DS console—a Prime Day deal that’s still available!

We’re also excited about the Oculus Rift and Touch bundle for $399, and a bundle Groupon is selling in which you can score Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition and an Xbox One wireless controller for 38 percent off.

Destiny 2’s beta sounds like an actual beta

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Destiny 2’s beta sounds like an actual beta

If you’re one of the many people who are excited to try Destiny 2’s beta, you should know that — as a slice of a game that’s still in development — it may not run as smoothly as you’d expect the final game to run.

The beta arrives next week, less than two months before Destiny 2 launches on consoles on Sept. 6. (A beta for the Windows PC version is coming in “late August,” so there will be a similar gap between it and the PC version’s Oct. 24 debut.) Major publishers have made something of a mockery of the word “beta” in recent years. We’ve often seen the term used to describe an experience going live so soon before a game’s release date that it’s hard to believe it’s anything more than a glorified demo, or a stress test of servers.

Her Story creator details next game, Telling Lies

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Her Story creator details next game, Telling Lies

The developer of Her Story, the breakthrough interactive murder mystery adventure, is teaming up with Annapurna Interactive for his next game, Variety reports. Titled Telling Lies, the successor to Her Story will draw inspiration from Steve McQueen’s erotic drama Shame and Francis Ford Coppola’s thriller The Conversation, according to creator Sam Barlow.

Barlow told Variety that the spiritual follow-up to Her Story will be both bigger in scope and have a higher budget than that game. Barlow said that he and Annapurna Interactive, the game’s publisher, are trying to secure Hollywood talent for the live-action game.

Overwatch World Cup schedule, stream and time

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Overwatch World Cup schedule, stream and time

The Overwatch World Cup is kicking off this weekend with the Group Stage qualifier in Shanghai, China. Eight teams are squaring off to make their way toward the Overwatch World Cup finals in November.

For this weekend’s qualifiers, the tournament will be broken up into two groups of four with the top team from both groups advancing.

Evo 2017: A guide to the year's biggest fighting game tournaments

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Evo 2017: A guide to the year's biggest fighting game tournaments

The massive Evo fighting game tournament takes place at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas this weekend. If you’re there, congratulations! It will be really easy to watch because you’ll be able to walk on over to the game you want to watch. (And try Tacos El Gordo.) If, like the vast majority of us, you are not, things are a little more complicated.

You could stick to the main official Evo stream, or just the Street Fighter 5 stream, but there is so much being broadcasted from Evo that it’s a waste not to see more! There are no less than nine official Evo streams, and even more unofficial streams for side tournaments set up by fans of other games.

What Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets so right, explained in 20 minutes

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What Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets so right, explained in 20 minutes

It’s lovely when a game feels so good to play, and then someone comes along to explain exactly how and why that game is so successful at what it’s trying to do. The video above, from the Cool Ghosts YouTube channel, does a very impressive job of explaining what The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild does well in terms of open-world design.

That’s a topic that has been done to death, admittedly, but this video breaks down where games actually exist within themselves — which is an argument that makes more sense after you’ve watched the explanation — and goes into detail about how Breath of the Wild exists in the right places.

A beloved Minecraft Pokémon mod shuts down for good

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A beloved Minecraft Pokémon mod shuts down for good

Pixelmon, a popular mod for Minecraft that recreates the Pokémon series in-game, is going offline. The development team announced on its forum that it would cease work on the long-running download, after The Pokémon Company came knocking.

“With much sadness, but keeping all our fond memories, we must announce that Pixelmon is ending its development,” wrote MrMasochism, an administrator on the Pixelmon forum and member of the production team. “We have had a great time making this mod and creating such a wonderful community but after a request from the Pokémon company we will be shutting our doors.”

A speedrunner is getting every Undertale ending — for 34 hours straight

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A speedrunner is getting every Undertale ending — for 34 hours straight

An impressive Undertale speedrun is currently underway, but some community members are concerned that its goal might be too lofty. Streamer Cookiepocalypse is determined to truly 100-percent the game, getting all 93 (!!!) endings without stopping to sleep.

Only die-hard Undertale fans may know that the game has that many endings. Typically, players just follow one of three paths: pacifist, where they don’t kill any enemies; genocide, where they kill everyone; and neutral, which involves killing characters as needed.

Watch Evo 2017 live this weekend

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Watch Evo 2017 live this weekend

The biggest fighting game tournament of the year, Evo 2017, takes place in Las Vegas this weekend, July 14-16, bringing together some of the best fighting game players from around the globe. If you have even a passing interest in fighting games, or just want to see what the fuss is about, this is the esports event to watch.

Evo 2017 will feature nine games as part of its main tournament: Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Injustice 2, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, The King of Fighters 14 and — possibly for the final time — fan favorite Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.