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The Gardens Between is a magical journey that’s well worth your time

The Gardens Between is a pretty, bittersweet puzzle game that takes a single, simple idea and spins out a half-day’s solid entertainment. The Gardens Between explores memory and timeI play as two young friends who set out on a journey together to climb to the top of each island, carrying a sacred light. Just about every puzzle in The Gardens Between works this way, though they are presented with various innovations. This is a sign of a puzzle game that has largely served its purpose. The Gardens

By | 2018-09-18T17:00:00+00:00 September 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Xbox and Make-A-Wish partner up to auction off custom consoles

Microsoft is partnering up with the Make-A-Wish foundation and offering some celebrity-endorsed custom Xbox One consoles for this year’s Consoles for Kids charity auction. Celebrities such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ninja and Wiz Khalifa — as well as development teams behind games like Minecraft and Fallout 76 — signed 19 custom Xbox One X consoles (and one Xbox One S), ranging from sleek signatures and game-themed patterns to a close-up of Jack Black playing the saxophone. Microsoft will don

By | 2018-09-18T17:00:00+00:00 September 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Capcom Vancouver, studio behind Dead Rising, has shut down

Capcom Vancouver, the developer best known for the Dead Rising franchise, has closed its doors. “We’re sad to announce that effective today, Capcom Vancouver has suspended operations,” a tweet from the official Capcom Vancouver account reads. Over the years, Capcom Vancouver struggled to maintain its footing. Prior to that, it launched Dead Rising 4 in 2016 to lukewarm reviews. What this all means for Dead Rising is one of the biggest remaining questions — a sequel was reportedly in the works.

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Magic: The Gathering Arena beta opens to all later this month

Magic: The Gathering Arena, a new digital version of the classic collectible card game, was announced just last year. Currently in its 25th year, Magic: The Gathering pits two spellcasters against one another in a battle to the death. We’ve played the beta ourselves, and found it intuitive for both veterans of the franchise and newcomers alike. Those who enter the open beta will experience new music, art and battlefields. You can sign up for the open beta for Magic: The Gathering Arena at the ga

By | 2018-09-18T17:00:00+00:00 September 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to get Switch-compatible NES controllers without Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online is now live. In addition to the exclusive games, Nintendo announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation that it would be releasing NES-style wireless controllers. The NES controllers will only be compatible with the NES games included with Switch Online membership, and will only be available to Switch Online members (which presumably means you’ll have to order them directly from Nintendo). Even if you do sign up for Switch Online, only one pair of controlle

By | 2018-09-18T17:00:00+00:00 September 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sony announces PlayStation Classic, a $100 mini PS1

Like Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic, the PlayStation Classic will come packed with a list of beloved hits from the system’s original library. Sony plans to launch the PlayStation Classic worldwide on Dec. 3 — the 24th anniversary of the PlayStation’s release. You can’t pop PS1 memory cards into the PlayStation Classic — save files are stored on a virtual memory card. There’s no word on whether the PlayStation Classic will include visual filters or display settings like the options avail

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Sega delays its Mega Drive Mini to 2019 for an overhaul

Sega has delayed the release of its Mega Drive Mini console, which the company announced back in April, to next year. Sega is now aiming for a global worldwide release of the Mega Drive Mini in Japan and Europe, as well as a Sega Genesis Mini in North America, according to a pair of tweets from Sega’s official Japanese Twitter account. In better news, Sega also said it is now working with a domestic Japanese software developer with a proven track record. Previously, Sega had announced it was wor

By | 2018-09-18T17:00:00+00:00 September 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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