Five Nights at Freddy's in talks to make the jump to consoles

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Five Nights at Freddy's in talks to make the jump to consoles

But don't count on a Wii U port

Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is in talks to port the original games to consoles, according to a post on Steam. Cawthon told fans on the series' Steam community that the popular indie survival horror franchise, currently exclusive to PC and mobile, could be heading to current-gen systems.

"I'm talking with a few companies who are interested in doing console remakes of the original games," he said in response to a thread about potential console ports.

Dead Island: Retro Revenge stars the angriest cat owner ever in new trailer

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Dead Island: Retro Revenge stars the angriest cat owner ever in new trailer

Save the cat, save the world

Dead Island: Retro Revenge comes as a free bonus for those who pre-order Dead Island: Definitive Collection. In case you haven't made your mind up yet on whether it's a game worth putting money down on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One collection early, the trailer above boils it down for you.

In short: Retro Revenge is all about saving your cat from, as per usual, the undead. Unlike the Dead Island affairs it comes packed in with, the game is a 16-bit endless runner. While Retro Revenge shares a universe with the original Dead Island (from 2011) and Riptide (2013), expect this game to be more about the humor than the survival horror

Free update brings Super Mario to Minecraft: Wii U Edition

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Free update brings Super Mario to Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Everyone gets it May 17; physical release coming in June

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is getting a free update on May 17 that brings various Super Mario-themed features into the game, Nintendo announced today.

The update precedes the on-disc release for the game, which will be June 17 for $29.99. The Super Mario Mash-Up Pack will be included on that version of the game, too. Minecraft: Wii U Edition has been a downloadable title only since its launch in December.

Heroes of the Storm ranked-play overhaul kicks off in June with first season

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Heroes of the Storm ranked-play overhaul kicks off in June with first season

Tiers and divisions among a set of sweeping changes to top-level play

Heroes of the Storm's ranked play is getting a complete overhaul in mid-June, Blizzard said on Friday, introducing the game's first ranked season with new tiers and divisions and other features.

The tier-and-division system, broadly speaking will separate players according to skill level and then, within that, note how close those players are to being promoted or demoted to a different tier, ranging from Bronze to Diamond.

Donkey Kong's all-time record broken again, with a 'perfect' game

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Donkey Kong's all-time record broken again, with a 'perfect' game

Wes Copeland loses no lives in setting new mark at 1,218,000

Wes Copeland retook arcade gaming's most coveted high score with what may be the most perfect game of Donkey Kong ever played.

Copeland, who reclaimed the mark in January only to lose it again in April, set a new all-time, all-platforms (MAME and arcade cabinet) mark for Donkey Kong with a jaw-dropping 1,218,000 on May 5. (The game's score, pictured above, rolls over at 1 million). The mark is 28,200 better than Robbie Lakeman's previous arcade record, set April 11, and is 11,200 better than Dean Saglio's MAME record set Oct. 4, 2013. Copeland was playing on a cabinet.

Report: Big-time German soccer club acquires spot in League of Legends championship series

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Report: Big-time German soccer club acquires spot in League of Legends championship series

FC Schalke 04 bought out the space held by Elements

Here's a twist: an esports league has a new team: a soccer team. A German soccer club, that is, one of the nation's largest.

Esports Observer reports that FC Schalke 04 has acquired a place European League of Legends Championship Series, replacing Elements. The deal has not been formally announced but Esports Observer cited multiple sources saying the deal had gone through.

Overwatch open beta extended by a day

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Overwatch open beta extended by a day

It now runs to May 10 on all platforms

Overwatch's open beta, which got underway for everyone on Thursday, has been extended by a day and will now conclude Tuesday, May 10 at 10 am PT.

The extension is good for all platforms.

Paul Meegan on the evolution of Epic: Newsworthy

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Paul Meegan on the evolution of Epic: Newsworthy

Newsworthy is an interview show that aims to talk about the intersection of news and games with newsmakers and thought leaders both inside and outside the game industry.

Today with sit down with Paul Meegan, president of Epic Games and former president of LucasArts.

Meegan joined Epic in 2012 and became the company's president in 2014. He arrived just in time to see the latest metamorphosis of the company into something that employees there call Epic 4.0.

A Madden designer makes a big bet on the Kentucky Derby with his latest game

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A Madden designer makes a big bet on the Kentucky Derby with his latest game

The tradition, the pageantry ... the studs ....

In the 142nd Kentucky Derby, post time in three-and-a-half hours, the favorite is Nyquist at 2-to-1. Next best is Exaggerator at 5-to-1, and the darkhorse is Mohaymen, 12-to-1. Ian Cummings' big bet is that a bunch of people will wonder, "Hey, isn't there a video game for this?"

There is. It's called Photo Finish Horse Racing, and Cummings, the former creative director of the Madden NFL franchise, makes it. He and two colleagues busted their asses to get an all-new version of the game, for iOS and Android, ready by this weekend, when interest in thoroughbred horse racing in the United States peaks.