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Nintendo Switch review

note: Though the review embargo is up, the actual Nintendo Switch console that users will experience on launch day isn’t live yet, pending a coming-in-hot day - one patch. Playing the Nintendo Switch for the first time is indisputably exciting. And the Switch, more than any Nintendo console since the NES, feels like an inheritor to that legacy. Don ’ t get us wrong : T here will be great - looking, great - playing software on the Nintendo Switch. GAMES AND OTHER EXPERIENCESThe Nintendo Switch se

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Pokémon Go trading won’t solve rural players’ biggest problem

Long-requested features for Pokémon Go are in the works, and chief among them is trading Pokémon. “[Trading] won’t be through the internet,” he said of the mechanic, which remains in development and heavily under wraps. Even as the core mechanics continue to change and expand, Pokémon Go is still about getting players together in person. That’s not just Niantic’s vision for the mobile game, Nomura said, it’s how the developer defines its overall purpose. Trading remains an important piece of the

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch relisted — with a big price cut

Neverland Ranch, which failed to find a buyer after the King of Pop's death, is being reintroduced to the market, with a giant price cut and a new name. The property, which has been saddled with the more homogenized moniker "Sycamore Valley Ranch," carries a $67 million price tag. That's a $33 million drop from the original asking price two years ago. So, what does one do with an estate that's nearly 4.25 miles large if he or she is not a reclusive pop star? Jackson bought Neverland Ranch in 198

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PlayStation Plus games for March 2017 include Tearaway, Severed (correction)

This month’s PlayStation Plus lineup, which Sony announced today, is led by the launch of a new game: the buzzed-about arcade sports title Disc Jam. Disc Jam will debut on PlayStation 4, along with March’s other PlayStation Plus games, on March 7. It’s the same release strategy as another indie sports game, Psyonix’s Rocket League, which was a free PlayStation Plus game when it launched on PS4 in July 2015. Tearaway Unfolded, Media Molecule and Tarsier Studios’ expanded version of the beloved Pl

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Gene Munster says Snap will be ‘more like Twitter than Facebook’

Venture capitalist Gene Munster spoke with CNBC about the upcoming Snap IPO, and whether it could be a viable investment. "I think the next year is going to be challenging because probably this is going to feel more like Twitter than Facebook," said Munster, in reference to the volatility around Twitter shares since the microblogging company went public in 2013. Munster says the hype around the stock, however, has pushed valuations to levels that may not be sustainable. Snap is valued at 30 time

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Here’s a video of Hearthstone’s game director rapping and I am sorry

But when the latest expansion, Journey to Un’Goro, was announced earlier this week, some fans noticed that its cinematic trailer did not feature a song. Reddit poster shadowthiefo was so bothered that they started a petition on the Hearthstone subreddit demanding a Journey to Un’Goro song. Hearthstone game director Ben Brode is never one to turn down the demands of the community. And so today he responded with the video above: a three minute hip-hop song seemingly recorded in his house with earb

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Pokémon Go trading won’t solve rural players’ biggest problem

Long-requested features for Pokémon Go are in the works, and chief among them is trading Pokémon. “[Trading] won’t be through the internet,” he said of the mechanic, which remains in development and heavily under wraps. Even as the core mechanics continue to change and expand, Pokémon Go is still about getting players together in person. That’s not just Niantic’s vision for the mobile game, Nomura said, it’s how the developer defines its overall purpose. Trading remains an important piece of the

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Horizon Zero Dawn guide: How to kill every machine

Modifications like extra elemental damage, adding tear damage to generic damage arrows or simply decreasing reload times with handling all become invaluable. Modifications like extra elemental damage, adding tear damage to generic damage arrows or simply decreasing reload times with handling all become invaluable. WatcherWatchers are the most common machine you’ll encounter in Horizon Zero Dawn, and you’ll find them everywhere. CorruptorCorruptors are a bit different than (most of) the rest of t

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PlayStation Plus games for March 2017 include Tearaway, Severed (correction)

This month’s PlayStation Plus lineup, which Sony announced today, is led by the launch of a new game: the buzzed-about arcade sports title Disc Jam. Disc Jam will debut on PlayStation 4, along with March’s other PlayStation Plus games, on March 7. It’s the same release strategy as another indie sports game, Psyonix’s Rocket League, which was a free PlayStation Plus game when it launched on PS4 in July 2015. Tearaway Unfolded, Media Molecule and Tarsier Studios’ expanded version of the beloved Pl

By | 2017-02-28T16:00:00+00:00 February 28th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Here’s a video of Hearthstone’s game director rapping and I am sorry

But when the latest expansion, Journey to Un’Goro, was announced earlier this week, some fans noticed that its cinematic trailer did not feature a song. Reddit poster shadowthiefo was so bothered that they started a petition on the Hearthstone subreddit demanding a Journey to Un’Goro song. Hearthstone game director Ben Brode is never one to turn down the demands of the community. And so today he responded with the video above: a three minute hip-hop song seemingly recorded in his house with earb

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