Overwatch's latest patch brings Ana to PS4 and more (update)

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Overwatch's latest patch brings Ana to PS4 and more (update)

We're all moms now

Overwatch players on PlayStation 4 can now play support sniper Ana Amari through a patch released today. If you've done your homework, you'll know that Ana is one of the original members of the Overwatch strike team and also Pharah's mother.

A number of hero balancing updates have also been rolled out; self-healing abilities now charge ultimate attacks. This, however, means that the cost for ultimates has been adjusted accordingly per character. Mercy's Resurrect ability, for example, will need to charge 30 percent more than before. The long-awaited D.Va update is also included. This adds an invulnerability to her own Self-Destruct and a one-second cooldown for her Defense Matrix.

Beta testers welcome for PS4’s next system update

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Beta testers welcome for PS4’s next system update

New system features are on the way

Sony is accepting beta testers for an upcoming PlayStation 4 software update, with registration open now. The beta period will begin sometime in early August, according to the PlayStation Blog, although new features have yet to be disclosed.

The preview program will allow PS4 owners to take several new features and fixes for a test drive before the update rolls out to everyone. Registration will remain open until the beta launches, and testers must be at least 18 to participate.

Ex-PlayStation VP Adam Boyes moves to Iron Galaxy Studios

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Ex-PlayStation VP Adam Boyes moves to Iron Galaxy Studios

A new start in his old field

Adam Boyes, formerly the vice president of PlayStation’s publisher and developer relations division, has joined Iron Galaxy Studios as its new CEO. He’ll start his tenure at the Chicago-based developer in early August, one month after he announced he was leaving PlayStation.

Boyes previously teased he’d be moving on from Sony, where he was a well known face at press conferences, to work with an independent company as he re-entered game development. As CEO, he’ll help to oversee Iron Galaxy projects like Killer Instinct, the fighting game reboot developed alongside Microsoft Studios.

Report: Nintendo NX will be portable, cartridge-based console

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Report: Nintendo NX will be portable, cartridge-based console

With its own display and detachable controllers

Nintendo's next console will be handheld, come with its own display and use cartridges, according to Eurogamer. Several sources gave these and other new details to the website about the still-unnamed system, currently known by the codename NX.

The NX will include detachable controllers, according to the report, which sit on either side of its screen. It also comes with a docking station to connect the system to a television to use as a more traditional home console.

BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Tickets go on sale

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BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Tickets go on sale

Includes some virtual swag and the opportunity to buy the con's swag bag again

"Virtual Tickets" are again on sale to help would-be BlizzCon goers see everything at the expo from their homes.

The tickets went on sale yesterday and cost $39.99. They provide streaming video coverage of BlizzCon's 2016 panels, interviews with developers and the con's gala closing ceremony. All the video of main-stage and panel-stage events will be available on-demand for three weeks after the show.

Xbox Games With Gold for August includes Spelunky, WWE 2K16

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Xbox Games With Gold for August includes Spelunky, WWE 2K16

Slash, slam and spelunk this summer

Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get an eclectic mix of free games next month as part of their subscription, thanks to Xbox Games with Gold.

Xbox One owners will get access to Koei Tecmo slash ‘em up Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, the latest entry in Omega Force’s Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors crossover series. That game will be included as part of Games with Gold from Aug. 1-31. WWE 2K16 for Xbox One will also be part of August’s Games with Gold lineup, and will be available to download from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15.

Use a PS4 controller with your Super NES with this Bluetooth adapter

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Use a PS4 controller with your Super NES with this Bluetooth adapter

Another kind of Nintendo PlayStation

Following up on its collaboration with 8bitdo in April for a wireless NES receiver, Analogue — the company behind the perennially sold out and expensive Analogue NT console — has just announced a Super Nintendo variant.

Priced at $24.99, the same as the NES version, the Retro Receiver for SNES is a Bluetooth receiver thatworks with your original SNES, Super Famicom and even aftermarket systems that share the same controller port. Here’s what it looks like:

Oregon Trail card game and an adult version of Codenames found at Target

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Oregon Trail card game and an adult version of Codenames found at Target

Reddit posts hint at a raft of new tabletop games headed to a retailer near you

A Target shopper found a batch of new, exclusive tabletop games and posted pictures straight to Reddit. Among the new titles is an adults-only version of the popular party game Codenames. Another shopper also found an Oregon Trail-themed card game.

Polygon first encountered Codenames at last year’s Gen Con in Indianapolis, where we included it in our roundup of the convention’s best board games. Players take the role of spymasters, trying to give their teammates clues to find other agents in the field. The simple mechanics and opportunities for improvisation quickly put in the number one slot of the Board Game Geek community’s best party games.