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Oculus Rift Xbox One streaming arrives next week

Xbox One owners will very shortly be able to play their games in a virtual environment via the Oculus Rift. On December 12th a free Oculus app will be released that will allow owners to access their entire Xbox One library. Note that this does not make the games VR …

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Deep Silver: We released Homefront: The Revolution too early

The publisher of Homefront: The Revolution, Deep Silver, has said that it should have waited to release the shooter. Speaking to MCV, the firm admitted that the title was ‘less of a success’ than it had hoped, and said that it had learnt a lot from Homefront’s release. The shooter …

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LEGO City Undercover to receive a multiplatform re-release

Former Wii U exclusive LEGO City Undercover is to be freed from its shackles for a remastered re-release on a number of new consoles. Not only is it coming to Nintendo Switch, but it’s also due out on PS4, Xbox One and Steam. The current release date is spring 2017. …

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Mario and Skyrim will be launch Switch games, reports claim

Both the new 3D Mario adventure and Bethesda’s RPG Skyrim will launch alongside the Nintendo Switch in March. That’s according to Lets Play Video Games, which says that the Mario title will feature a 3D open world hub and a structure similar to Mario 64. Online co-op multiplayer will also …

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Nvidia: Switch is unlike anything you’ve played before

Components manufacturer Nvidia has spoken in revolutionary terms about Nintendo’s in-development Switch console. Nvidia is supplying the innards for the machine, which currently has a global release date of March. We’ve worked with them now for almost two years. Several hundred engineering years have gone into the development of this …

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Capcom uncertain about multiplatform Nintendo Switch ports

Leading Japanese publisher Capcom has questioned the viability of companies bringing their PS4 and Xbox One releases to Nintendo’s new platform. The Switch’s reveal trailer made a point of showing popular games such as Skyrim and NBA 2K17 running on the new console. However, Videogamer reports that Capcom has said …

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New Mirai botnet could make PSN and Xbox Live "sitting ducks" at Christmas

Security experts say that gaming networks, such as Xbox Live and PSN, will be high on the list of potential targets for the new generation of botnet attacks. That could spell disaster for the industry during one of its key gaming seasons, again. Igal Zeifman, security evangelist at Imperva said: …

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Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal reception beat Take-Two’s already high expectations

The reaction to Red Dead Redemption 2’s announcement surprised even publisher Take-Two. Speaking to MCV ahead of the company’s financial report, CEO Strauss Zelnick said that the number of views the title’s initial trailer received were higher than the firm’s own high expectations. The game was teased via a logo …

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Report: Nintendo to end production of Wii U this week

Platform holder Nintendo will reportedly cease production of its Wii U console by the end of this week. That’s according to Eurogamer, who cites multiple sources saying that Japanese production of the hardware will end this Friday (November 4th) after the final deadline for orders has passed. To date, the …

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Pokemon Go sends Super Mario Run expectations sky high

The unimaginable success of Pokemon Go seems like an almost impossible target to aim for, but that’s exactly what Nintendo is doing with the release of Super Mario Run in December. In terms of expectations, we all saw what happened when we delivered Pokemon Go. And honestly I was quite …

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