The Warriors, Rockstar's classic adaptation of the cult film, available now for PS4

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The Warriors, Rockstar's classic adaptation of the cult film, available now for PS4

Magic. Whole lotta magic.

The Warriors, Rockstar Games' 2005 adaptation of the 1979 cult film, is now available on PlayStation 4 through the PlayStation Store.

This is not a remaster, but the game — originally launched in 2005 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox — has full 1080p upscaling, and support for trophies, Remote Play and Share Play. The game was made available for PlayStation 3 over PSN back in 2013.

Nintendo explores possible smartphone peripherals as it enters next stage

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Nintendo explores possible smartphone peripherals as it enters next stage

Big plans for mobile

Nintendo has major plans to focus on smart device development, including possibly designing its own controller for mobile gaming, according to general manager of entertainment planning and developement, Shinya Takahashi.

One of the biggest takeaways from Nintendo's annual general shareholders meeting was its decision to dedicate a large portion of its efforts on developing new software for smart devices, like smartphones and tablets. Takahashi is leading the smart device development team at the company, and said Nintendo is looking into both hardware and software development for different types of games and experiences.

Nintendo's 'hard time' with Wii U sales began before launch

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Nintendo's 'hard time' with Wii U sales began before launch

The NX could face its own challenges

Nintendo struggled to sell consumers on the appeal of its Wii U console even before the system launched in 2012, president Tatsumi Kimishima said during the company's recent shareholders meeting. That's a challenge Nintendo could again face with its next system, codenamed NX, which is expected to introduce its own unique features.

Kimishima explained that, while he didn't intend to sound pessimistic about the Wii U ahead of launch, a variety of factors led him to come across that way to certain investors, including one who questioned him on it during the meeting.

Xbox bosses drop hints that wheelchairs are coming to Xbox Live avatar update

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Xbox bosses drop hints that wheelchairs are coming to Xbox Live avatar update

Avatar models appear to be getting a makeover, too

An avatar item for those who use wheelchairs is coming to Xbox Live, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, and a teaser image suggests everything in the avatar program will be getting a new look, too.

Mike Ybarra, the director of program management for Xbox, posted the image of the wheelchair avatar option (above) very early this morning. Seamus Blackley, the co-creator of the Xbox, had suggested on Twitter on Sunday that Xbox Live should support the item.

Destiny was a guess, The Taken King was a refinement, Rise of Iron is a statement

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Destiny was a guess, The Taken King was a refinement, Rise of Iron is a statement

How Bungie's most confident expansion is a product of experience

In early June, as the video game industry assembled in Los Angeles for E3, app makers from around the world gathered a few hundred miles north in San Francisco for WWDC, Apple's annual developer event. There, Apple unveiled watchOS 3, software that, from a certain point of view, all but says "Let's try that again."

This is the ebb and flow of software development, where bits and bytes evolve beyond their creators' initial conceptions. Developers make educated guesses and pitch their product to the public. After it's released and potentially millions of people use it, they learn if they guessed correctly. In some ways, Apple guessed wrong about the fundamentals of the software that powers its popular wearable. It is far from the only company to have done so. Set for release this fall, watchOS 3's big changes are the result of observation, reassessment and refinement.

Sega announces acquisition of Endless Space developer Amplitude Studios

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Sega announces acquisition of Endless Space developer Amplitude Studios

The French developer focuses on turn-based games

Sega Games announced today it has acquired Paris-based Amplitude Studios, saying the move will strengthen its roster of PC games and development in Europe.

Amplitude Studios, which has worked on the turn-based science fiction game series, Endless Space, was founded in 2011 by former Ubisoft employees. Over the last five years, the studio has released a variety of Windows PC games including Endless Space, Endless Legend and Dungeon of the Endless. The studio is currently working on a followup to Endless Space, called Endless Space 2.

Blizzard suing popular Overwatch cheat makers for copyright infringement

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Blizzard suing popular Overwatch cheat makers for copyright infringement

All over the "Watchover Tyrant"

Blizzard Entertainment is once again suing German company Bossland GMBH, best known for creating the "Watchover Tyrant" cheat tool being used in Overwatch, for copyright infringement and unfair competition.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in a federal court in California, Blizzard said that the different cheating tools Bossland has released, including the Watchover Tyrant, has caused "irreparable damage" for the company. The video game publisher said its games survive and thrive on "being enjoyable and fair for players of all skill levels, and Blizzard expends an enormous amount of time and money to ensure that this is the case."

Popular YouTuber reveals Counter-Strike betting videos were rigged

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Popular YouTuber reveals Counter-Strike betting videos were rigged

The mess just gets messier

PsiSyndicate is the latest YouTube star to admit that some of his popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive betting videos were the result of undisclosed paid sponsorship. He reveals his guilt in the video above, in which he says outright that he thinks now is the time to "expose" himself.

Four separate videos, including one with more than a million views, were "rigged," he said. Steamloto, a CS:GO betting site, offered to sponsor the YouTuber by offering him expensive, rare weapon skins to unbox on camera. In the videos, PsiSyndicate acts as though he happened to come upon the skins as a result of the random lottery, an idea he says was proposed by Steamloto.

Counter-Strike YouTubers revealed as owners of gambling site they promoted

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Counter-Strike YouTubers revealed as owners of gambling site they promoted

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive steeped in more controversy

Two major players in YouTube's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community, Trevor "Tmartn" Martin and Tom "Syndicate" Cassel, have been caught in a firestorm of controversy following the revelation that they had not been forthright about owning a CS:GO gambling website in their promotional videos. Now, Valve is warning Steam users before they attempt to log in to the website, amidst the YouTubers' apologies and other attempts to assuage fans' legal and ethical concerns — like turning all of the videos in question private.

Steam users who try to log in to CS:GO Lotto, one of several sites that allow 13-plus-year-old fans to trade weapon skins for actual, big money, will now be met with a warning. "The URL you are attempting to log in to has been blocked by our moderators and staff," it reads. Players can continue on to the site if they so choose, however.

Player recreates working Pokémon on virtual Game Boy Advance in Minecraft

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Player recreates working Pokémon on virtual Game Boy Advance in Minecraft

They're the hero we don't deserve

Redditor Requag has created a nearly fully functional replica of Pokémon FireRed on a virtual Game Boy Advance in Minecraft, making it one of the most elaborate and interactive creations every built in the game.

The replica isn't 100 percent complete yet. The game is still missing basic functions of the game, including combat and dialogue, but on their YouTube page, Requag said they're still working on it and they have plans to incorporate those abilities later on. The goal, they said, is to make it a fully functional version of the game that people in Minecraft can play, but they wanted to get out a version of it as quickly as possible. The video, which can be seen above, demonstrates how structure blocks within Minecraft can be used to create something as intricate and elaborate as this. Requag used structure blocks, which are designed for map makers, to keep the design of Pokémon FireRed identical to the original game.