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'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime' lands on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch has made couch co-op gaming more fun by giving you a way to play with friends outside the house. That's why Lovers in A Dangerous Spacetime, which will be available for the Switch on October 3rd, seems like a perfect fit for the hybrid. Show More Summary

'Super Mario Odyssey' reminds us why we love Mario

Super Mario Odyssey is the most exciting Mario game in years. Sure, the two Galaxy entries on the Wii were inventive, but Nintendo's first Switch game in the series goes a step further and completely changes the way you've come to know Mario. Show More Summary

The Morning After: Wednesday, September 20th 2017

Hey, good morning! Welcome to your Wednesday. We've got our full verdict on Apple's iPhone 8. You'll have to wait to see how the iPhone X fares, but now Google is the latest company angling for our new smartphone-buying dollars. And, oops, the phones have leaked (again) ahead of anything official. We also have a portable(ish) fire pit, because the outdoors needs gadgets, too.

Twitch Prime brings ad-free streaming to Mexico

Amazon Prime debuted in Mexico earlier this year, and now the subscription service for the retailer's $970 million livestreaming platform is available as well. In case you forgot, Twitch Prime doles out free games, in-game items and other goodies via the platform in addition to offering an ad-free watching experience. Show More Summary

Microsoft opens pre-orders for standard Xbox One X

Microsoft's Xbox One X is now available to pre-order. The console, touted as the most powerful ever (that claim excludes PCs, of course), will be out on November 7th worldwide. The company opened pre-orders for a special 'Project Scorpio' edition last month, but those ran out fast. Show More Summary

‘Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier’ multiplayer will test friendships

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is an entirely choice-based game. There are no real heroes or villains among the humans and apes you play as, and no right or wrong paths to take towards the conclusion of this choose your own adventure. Show More Summary

Get a glimpse of the music behind ultra-hard platformer ‘Cuphead’

Cuphead will probably be equally remembered for two things: Its already-infamous punishing difficulty and its gorgeous hand-drawn look. But folks shouldn't count out its delightful big band/swing soundtrack, which pairs perfectly with the game's 1930s-esque animated style. Show More Summary

‘NBA 2K18’ gets emergency patch to fix data-wiping Xbox One bug

2K Sports' latest basketball title, NBA 2K18, had a serious zero day bug that wiped away user progress, items and in-game currency in the online MyCareer mode. While it reportedly only affects players on Xbox One, both console versions are got a patch that supposedly fixed this issue. Via: Polygon Source: NBA 2K18 subreddit

PS4 and Xbox owners were able to play 'Fortnite' together

You know how Sony is adamant about not allowing cross-platform play between PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One? Well, something interesting happened in Epic Games' Fortnite over the weekend: Xbox players were found in a handful PlayStation Battle Royale matches. Show More Summary

'Minecraft' adds 'Oregon Trail' to teach kids about frontier life

If you went to school in the US in the early 1990s, chances are you have fond memories of playing the computer game The Oregon Trail. Now, schoolchildren around the world will be able to replicate that experience thanks to a new Minecraft: Education Edition integration. Via: The Verge Source: Minecraft

'Half-Life 2' mod puts the sequel inside of the original

The chances of us getting Half-Life 3 or, hell, even Half-Life 2: Episode 3 seem about as likely as the Detroit Lions winning the Super Bowl at this point. To help take some of that sting off, a group of enterprising fans crafted Half-Life 2: Classic, a mod that essentially runs the game in its prequel's "Goldsrc" engine. Show More Summary

The Morning After: Monday, September 18th 2017

Monday is back, with a vengeance. Over the weekend, people have unearthed NES games inside the Switch, and MIT researchers are cramming a bunch of vaccines into a single jab. So, this morning it's a little bit of the past and a wee bit of the future, all tied up in a bow.

Nintendo's Switch is secretly hiding a copy of NES 'Golf'

Much to the joy of its acolytes, Nintendo recently promised to revive the NES Classic Edition in 2018. But, the nostalgia trip doesn't end there. As it turns out, the company's latest console may carry a NES emulator. Hackers have found the system wrapped around an existing game hidden inside the Switch. Show More Summary

'Battleborn' is winding down months after going free-to-play

Battleborn's move to a free-to-play model doesn't appear to have helped its chances. Gearbox has revealed that it's winding down work on the hero-based team shooter as the studio shifts its focus to a "highly anticipated" (but unnamed) project. Show More Summary

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. Apple's big hardware event dominated the week's news, but it wasn't the only thing going down. We're still dealing with the aftermath of Equifax's leak, and now NBA jerseys come with NFC tags.

‘PUBG’ has banned over 150,000 cheaters since March

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has become incredibly popular in the few months it has been available on Steam Early Access. In August, it overtook Dota 2 as the game with the most simultaneous players and by the start of this month it had sold over 10 million units. Show More Summary

'Destiny 2' studio explains how a hate symbol made it into the game

Earlier this week, Destiny 2 developer Bungie announced that it had become aware of some armor in the game that looked a lot like a symbol used by white supremacists. The company apologized, noted that the symbols didn't represent its values and said the offending armor would be removed. Via: Waypoint Source: Bungie

'Travis Strikes Again' puts 15 indie titles in one Suda51 game

Nintendo went all out this week showcasing a slew of high-profile games heading to the Switch, 3DS and 2DS -- titles like Doom, Wolfenstein II and Pokemon Gold. But, just last month, Nintendo was all about indie love. That's when the...Show More Summary

The Morning After: Friday, September 15th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Did you get your iThing pre-order in? The Apple Store is open and selling most of the items just announced -- but not the iPhone X. Of course, there's at least one other good reason to wait, and we'll find out more about it in a couple of weeks.

‘Assassin’s Creed’ trailer reveals mysterious Egyptian enemies

We got our first look at Assassin's Creed: Origins at E3 this past summer. The latest installment of the big-budget title from Ubisoft is set to release on all major platforms October 27th, and will feature ancient Roman and Egyptian settings brought to life in 4K (provided you have a console or PC and TV to handle that many pixels). Show More Summary

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