Nintendo says Switch could do VR and this GameCube hack shows what it might look like

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Nintendo says Switch could do VR and this GameCube hack shows what it might look like

If Nintendo Switch ever gets VR games and accessories, the current console will be powerful enough to support them, according to Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima.Lauded at the time for pretty frills like rendering Samus’ HUD in-game, it nearly feels like a UI designed for VR.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda director explains why loyalty missions are back after skipping ME3

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Mass Effect: Andromeda director explains why loyalty missions are back after skipping ME3

In fact, Mass Effect 2's loyalty missions will be making a return in the next chapter of BioWare's space epic, as creative director Mac Walters recently explained to Official Xbox Magazine.First, Walters explained why the loyalty missions weren't a part of Mass Effect 3: "In ME3 our goal was to bring back everybody who was a squad member ever, assuming that they were alive in your playthrough," Walters said.

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Pokemon Go's Valentine's event means more candy, more pink things, and that's about it

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Pokemon Go's Valentine's event means more candy, more pink things, and that's about it

The Pokemon Go Valentine's Event is on and it means more candy, because Valentines, and pink Pokemon and longer-lasting lures, because pink.Developer Niantic confirmed that the event will run through 11 am PST / 7 pm GMT on February 15, the day after Valentine's.

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Killer Instinct’s Shadow Lords mode is the best single-player content of any modern fighting game

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Killer Instinct’s Shadow Lords mode is the best single-player content of any modern fighting game

Yes, Mortal Kombat X is held up as the standard for single-player content in a fighting game.Once you’ve deployed them, you take part in the usual Killer Instinct scrap, and whether you win or lose dictates what happens with the Global Threat Level.

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Resident Evil 7's Bedroom DLC started life as a version of Stephen King's Misery, complete with a book to write

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Resident Evil 7's Bedroom DLC started life as a version of Stephen King's Misery, complete with a book to write

Resident Evil 7's first DLC dropped last week and the stand out star was the Bedroom mission - a two room puzzle where you had to escape Marguerite while trying not to be caught out of bed (and you can get some Resi 7 Bedroom tips here if you're stuck).If the idea of someone trapped in bed and kept prisoner by a crazy lady sounds familiar then it's because director Koshi Nakanishi had a very obvious source.

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PS4 Pro's Boost mode is good - but it should have been there from the start

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PS4 Pro's Boost mode is good - but it should have been there from the start

5 firmware beta have discovered that Pro owners will soon be able to turn on a "Boost" mode, enabling them to run all PS4 games with the benefit of the Pro's extra horsepower.When the PS4 Pro was unveiled, it was a jumbled mess of messaging.

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7 tips for succeeding at Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

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7 tips for succeeding at Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

In appreciation of this fact, we’ve decided to put together a list of tips to help you excel at the game.Instead, you need to take the time to talk to each other and divide the various tasks between yourselves.

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The PS4 doesn't need PlayStation Now, it needs PS1 games

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The PS4 doesn't need PlayStation Now, it needs PS1 games

Even if you didn't have discs, the PS3 had an extensive digital library of PS1 games and a smaller yet still substantial collection of PS2 games.The PS4 has virtually none of that, and by ignoring its line of classic games, it's leaving money on the table.

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Come and play Little Nightmares at the PC Gamer Weekender

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Come and play Little Nightmares at the PC Gamer Weekender

The upcoming PC Gamer Weekender, held from February 18-19 in London’s Olympia, is going to be big.Things like Tarsier and Bandai Namco’s Little Nightmares.

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Difficulty settings need to be more than just Easy, Normal, and Hard

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Difficulty settings need to be more than just Easy, Normal, and Hard

The problem is the whole conceptual framework of the Easy Mode in the first place.Fire up Resident Evil 7, and you’ve got two choices: Easy and Normal.

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10 problems anyone who owned a PS3 will understand

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10 problems anyone who owned a PS3 will understand

For people that love old games, the promise of the PS3 was remarkable at launch: it could run PS2 and PS1 games with improved load times and even graphical smoothing after a couple of firmware updates.Hell no, but it could run everything just right since the actual PS2 CPU and GPU were in the first version of the PS3.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda director Mac Walters explains the dialogue system replacing Paragon / Renegade

Posted 02/08 17:55 in Gaming | 0comments

Mass Effect: Andromeda director Mac Walters explains the dialogue system replacing Paragon / Renegade

Speaking with Official Xbox Magazine, Mass Effect: Andromeda creative director Mac Walters explained why: "So, Paragon and Renegade is gone.You don’t have to think about it, because you’re just going to hit Paragon every time.

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Resident Evil 7 boss fight guide

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Resident Evil 7 boss fight guide

This will soon trigger a sequence to end the boss fight, though you technically need to start climbing the ladder to fully complete it.This final boss fight takes place over three stages.

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How Resident Evil 7 uses Southern stereotypes to trick you

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How Resident Evil 7 uses Southern stereotypes to trick you

The following article contains spoilers for Resident Evil 7.It’s not difficult to see why Southerners get portrayed in such a consistently negative light, but it does get a bit tiresome, which is why I adored the way Resident Evil 7 handled the Bakers.

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Watch 1-2-Switch's SUPER weird mini game collection, including baby care, face shaving, and wand thrusting

Posted 02/08 16:13 in Gaming | 0comments

Watch 1-2-Switch's SUPER weird mini game collection, including baby care, face shaving, and wand thrusting

We've already played weird (and weirdly accurate) stuff like the cow milking game, but now I'm officially the most excited for Shaver and Runway.You can say this is a wizard battle, but my friends and I are totally going to pretend that we're trading kamehameha blasts like the strongest Dragon Ball Z fighters.

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Fallout Shelter guide - Everything you need to know for a happy vault

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Fallout Shelter guide - Everything you need to know for a happy vault

To help you keep the citizens of your vault happy and healthy, we've put together this guide of critical information, which you'll need to make your underground town thrive.Just like the inhabitants of full-sized Fallout, the dwellers of Fallout Shelter all have a SPECIAL rating, which constitutes their stats.

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Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC is like a warped greatest hits of the series

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Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC is like a warped greatest hits of the series

There's a lot riding on this particular piece of Dark Souls DLC.Hidetaka Miyazaki, president of FromSoftware and creator of the esteemed Souls games, has hinted that Dark Souls 3 could be the last sequel we see from the series, at least for a long while.

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Call of Cthulhu is all about investigation, madness, and (surprise surprise) dark secrets

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Call of Cthulhu is all about investigation, madness, and (surprise surprise) dark secrets

Just one example of how exploring and investigating will yield palpable results, in Call of Cthulhu you’re rewarded for being thorough.The main part of investigating involves encountering a scene and turning it upside down to find ‘clues’.

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This is how developers can fix stealth mechanics in games

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This is how developers can fix stealth mechanics in games

When applied properly, stealth is one of the most gratifying video game experiences.Developers call this stealth mechanic “emergent gameplay”, where, in the Deux Ex games for example, you can jump out from behind walls to kill people with your spike arms.

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The best surround sound systems for gaming in 2017

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The best surround sound systems for gaming in 2017

That’s why investing in a proper surround sound system for gaming is an increasingly smart buy.Here are the best surround sound systems for gaming.

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