Want to catch ’em all in No Man’s Sky? Start shooting

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Want to catch ’em all in No Man’s Sky? Start shooting

Wanted, dead or alive: Every last species

If you’re exploring the universe of No Man’s Sky and scanning all the flora and fauna you see, there’s a chance you’ll eventually come close to tagging all the animal species on a particular world. You may not actively be playing the game with an eye toward a so-called completion percentage, but it’s only natural to try to fill out your planetary Pokédex if you’re almost there.

Thing is, it’s often maddeningly difficult to find the last one or two animals on that list. You may spend an hour scouring a toxic, irradiated wasteland and never see a creature that isn’t already in your database.

Nintendo patents for accessories, gesture controls hint at NX features

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Nintendo patents for accessories, gesture controls hint at NX features

Could those NX rumors be true?

Several patent applications filed by Nintendo this past January were published online today, and their contents are reminiscent of recent reports about the company’s next game console, known only as the NX. As spotted by users on NeoGAF, one of the documents details a detachable accessory for a handheld device — much like the NX is rumored to have.

One patent application is for a controller-like accessory that plugs into "an information processing device." That device is most commonly shown to be a portable, tablet-like system in images included in the document. The accessory has four buttons, enabling its use as a controller, with other images showing how the buttons can be pressed to become operational.

Day three of The 2016 International Dota 2 Championships

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Day three of The 2016 International Dota 2 Championships

Another day at the International, another former champion sent home.

Day three of the 2016 International Dota 2 Championships, or TI6, began as 2013 champs Alliance scrambled to avoid elimination in the lower bracket opposite Southeast Asian team Fnatic. Alliance dominated just a few years ago — some say too much, as their "rat" strategies and constant objective pressure was considered so effective that Valve and secretive Dota 2 head developer "icefrog" made major changes to the game in response. But since then, the Swedish team has had difficulty finding its groove. Despite some occasional tournament successes, Alliance have never found the same kind of win since TI3. Meanwhile, Fnatic has outperformed expectations, a part of a potentially burgeoning SEA renaissance in Dota 2’s competitive scene.

Unfortunately for European Dota 2 fans, Alliance couldn’t seem to find an effective strategy to overcome Fnatic, as the SEA team took the match in straight sets. Alliance is now eliminated from the competition as Fnatic advances in the lower bracket.

Remedy Entertainment’s new CEO is a veteran of Trials developer RedLynx

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Remedy Entertainment’s new CEO is a veteran of Trials developer RedLynx

Tero Virtala has taken the reigns of the studio behind Quantum Break

Tero Virtala, former CEO of Trials developer RedLynx, has been appointed as the new CEO of Remedy Entertainment, creators of Max Payne and Quantum Break.

Virtala replaces Remedy co-founder Markus Mäki, who served as the company’s chief executive for Quantum Break’s final year in development. According to Remedy, Mäki will now return to overseeing studio productions.

Titanfall 2: First single-player campaign details

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Titanfall 2: First single-player campaign details

Respawn's "more thoughtful" and sometimes surprising take on single-player story

When Titanfall 2 arrives this October, it will include something not found in Respawn's debut game: a robust, narrative-driven, single-player campaign.

The goal of that story, Respawn says, is to give players a "more thoughtful," roughly eight-hour campaign that takes what was "core and fundamental" to the Titanfall gameplay experience and build a single-player experience around it.

Try Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice before September launch

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Try Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice before September launch

Court is about to be in trial session

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice arrives on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on Sept. 8, Capcom announced today, but fans of the courtroom drama series can demo the game shortly before release. A free trial version will launch on Aug. 25, also exclusively on the eShop.

What to expect from Phoenix Wright’s latest legal adventure can be seen in the new trailer above. There are plenty of supernatural happenings afoot, providing for just another average day at the courthouse. Each of the characters has their own unique abilities to aid and abet the lawyer’s quest to find the "spirit of justice"; some of the people called to the stand can uncover witnesses’ true emotions, while other helping hands are forensic specialists.

These are Pokémon Sun and Moon’s seven new Pokémon and the villainous Team Skull

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These are Pokémon Sun and Moon’s seven new Pokémon and the villainous Team Skull

Meet some of the weirdest Pokémon yet — and the people who are trying to poach them

The surprises promised by Pokémon Sun and Moon’s new trailer may have been spoiled yesterday by some extensive leaks, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are several new characters to meet, both Pokémon and human. Below, we’ll introduce to you to the latest additions to the Pokédex, as well as the heads of Team Skull, the jerks who are trying to ruin everyone else’s fun in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS games.

Team Skull revels in its malevolence, according to the group’s official descriptions; they’re bad for the sake of being bad. Their day-to-day includes, among other things, committing grand theft and destroying sites, all in the name of having fun at others’ expense.

No Man’s Sky exploit gives you unlimited items, ruins game

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No Man’s Sky exploit gives you unlimited items, ruins game

Why rob yourself of the fun?

No Man’s Sky players have found a way to duplicate items in the game, including some of the rarest and most essential cargo needed to finish. This isn’t a smart use of the economy, like farming Bypass Chips, this is an exploit that will likely be patched out of the game in short order.

"Upon death in your ship, No Man's Sky allows you to claim back your ship's inventory from your grave marker," Eurogamer reported. "But by reloading a previous save you can get your inventory back plus access to the grave as well, doubling whatever you had at the time."