Xbox Elite controller gets line of Scuf accessories, full custom option

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Xbox Elite controller gets line of Scuf accessories, full custom option

Microsoft’s popular Xbox Elite Controller is getting a new line of multi-colored mods from custom controller kings Scuf Gaming along with the ability to buy completely customized Elite controllers.

In October 2015, Scuf announced that it had signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft, both allowing the company to use its paddle design and making Scuf the exclusive third-party accessories partner for the controller.

Report: Nintendo Switch runs 40 percent slower undocked

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Report: Nintendo Switch runs 40 percent slower undocked

The Nintendo Switch may allow players to both take it on the go and hook it up to the TV, but Digital Foundry reports that those looking to get the most out of the upcoming console should consider leaving it in its dock.

Citing several unnamed sources, the the tech-focused imprint at Eurogamer suggests that the undocked Nintendo Switch hits clock speeds 40 percent lower than those the system is capable of when connected to the dock. While the available CPU and memory controller speeds remain the same regardless of configuration, Digital Foundry’s sources say that GPU speeds change drastically between the two modes.

Super Mario Run already has its first new content

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Super Mario Run already has its first new content

It’s been less than a week since Mario made his debut on smartphones with Super Mario Run on iOS, but Nintendo already released a tiny bit of new content for the game.

This morning the company released a Sparkly Christmas Tree, Sparkly Snow Globe and Poinsettia as new buildings and decorations for your kingdom in the game.

The game industry's disposable workers

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The game industry's disposable workers

In the meantime, Sarah receives few of the benefits enjoyed by the people she works with, people who she considers to be her friends and equals. She can't take paid vacations or sick days. Her medical coverage comes from her husband's employer. She can be dropped at any time, with no compensation. Even though she's a creative, she has no career progression path.

Sarah is one of thousands of game industry creatives who are finding it difficult to escape contract work. They do much the same jobs as their full-time colleagues, but they are treated very differently.

Nintendo stocks take a big hit following lukewarm reviews of Super Mario Run

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Nintendo stocks take a big hit following lukewarm reviews of Super Mario Run

Nintendo stocks have dropped more than 16 percent in five days, and analysts blame the lukewarm reception of its newest mobile game, Super Mario Run.

On Monday, the company’s shares dropped 7.1 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal, making it the fifth consecutive day Nintendo’s share price has taken a hit. Analysts told the Journal that despite the pre-release hype surrounding Super Mario Run, which in fact spiked Nintendo shares as investors went all in on the game, negative reviews post-release were a major point of concern.

League of Legends’ maker inks rich broadcast contract, with an eye on premium content

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League of Legends’ maker inks rich broadcast contract, with an eye on premium content

Riot Games will rake in $50 million a year — at minimum — under an arrangement with Major League Baseball's online streaming operation to monetize and commercialize League of Legends competitions.

The deal between Riot and BAMTech, which is a subsidiary of MLB Advanced Media, runs through 2023. MLBAM handles MLB.tv, the online streaming network showing the leagues' games throughout the season. Clients such as Disney, HBO, the WWE and the PGA Tour also use BAMTech for their premium content offerings.

Dragon Quest 11 shown off at Jump Festa

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Dragon Quest 11 shown off at Jump Festa

Dragon Quest 11, currently in development for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, was showcased this weekend at Jump Festa, the annual expo of anime and manga in Tokyo. Square Enix revealed this opening cinematic (above) and gameplay (below).

Dragon Quest 11 is confirmed for a 2017 launch date, albeit in Japan, so that time and place is of little help to western fans.

Street Fighter 5 rage-quitters get named and shamed in next update

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Street Fighter 5 rage-quitters get named and shamed in next update

Street Fighter 5 rage-quitters are due for a public shaming in the game's next update, according to observant fans who mined the newest version for information.

As noticed by NeoGAF, a new test branch for the PC version of Street Fighter 5 went up on Steam and fans plundered it for information before it could be pulled back. Among the discoveries: Players who quit in-progress matches too often are going to get a badge noting that.

Tecmo Super Bowl’s world championship returns — with Tecmo and Bo Jackson aboard

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Tecmo Super Bowl’s world championship returns — with Tecmo and Bo Jackson aboard

Both Koei Tecmo, makers of the original Tecmo Super Bowl, and the charity foundation of Bo Jackson — sports video gaming’s greatest superstar — are aboard for the 13th edition of Tecmo Madison, the world championship of the classic NES cart, in Madison, Wis. next spring.

Tecmo Madison, originally planned to sunset after a 12-year run, has changed ownership and appears to be coming back bigger than ever. Billed as “Tecmo Madison XIII: Return of the Mack in association with Koei Tecmo,” the tournament will take place later than usual — April 8, 2017. In the past it was staged in late February or early March.

Pokémon Go adds more Pokémon to rural areas

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Pokémon Go adds more Pokémon to rural areas

Pokémon Go players may start finding more Pokémon around than usual, according to the game’s official Twitter account. An update hints that rural and urban areas are seeing an increase in their Pokémon populations, effective immediately.

Trainers, we've observed increased numbers of Pokémon sightings in parks and other outdoor locations in urban and rural areas.