Gaming

Sega’s New ‘Sega Forever’ Emulation is a Train Wreck

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Nintendo had one serious competitor — Sega. Other game consoles from various companies existed, to be sure. But only the Sega Genesis/MegaDrive (the system was branded differently in different markets) came anywhere near to matching the SNES in total shipments. The total count was 49.1 million for Nintendo, 33.75 million for Sega, and just 10 million for the TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine. Sega games from this era are still remembered fondly, and the new Sega Forever collection available on mobile devices should be a huge ...

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Nintendo Unveils Super NES Classic Edition, Launches Sept 29 with 21 Games

Mode 7 freaks, get ready: Nintendo has unveiled the Super NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the beloved SNES in the vein of the NES Classic Edition that everyone wanted and few people were able to actually buy. The system will come with 21 games, including many of the titles that made the SNES famous. Built into the system is Zelda: A Link to the Past (widely considered the best Zelda in the 30-year-old series, at least arguably before Breath of the Wild on the Switch). It also includes some ...

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Marvel's The Inhumans Poster Released, Premiere Date Confirmed

The Inhumans is one of several new Marvel TV shows in the works, and it is set to hit screens in September. A new poster featuring the show’s main characters has been released–check it out below: A first trailer for the show is expected soon–in the meantime you can check an earlier teaser poster and this first cast shot. The Inhumans is a co-production between ABC and IMAX, and the first season will be eight episodes long. The first two episodes will get a worldwide release in IMAX theaters on ...

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Top 10 UK Sales Chart: GTA 5 Is No.1, Nearly Four Years After Launch

Grand Theft Auto V has finished top of the UK charts this week, over three-and-a-half years since its original release. According to sales monitor Chart-Track, GTA was the best-selling title in the UK for the week ending June 24, and the open-world title has now spent a total of 13 weeks at No.1–putting it in joint-third place for the most weeks at the top alongside 2010’s Zumba Fitness. In its third week on sale, Dirt 4 achieves its highest place finish yet at No.2. Below FIFA 17 in No.3 lies ...

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Nintendo Exec: Switch Could Get More Wii U Re-Releases

The Wii U was a disappointment from a sales perspective, selling 13.56 million systems by Nintendo’s latest count, compared to more than 100 million for the Wii. Matching that sales level was probably never going to happen for the Wii U, but it is understood that the Wii U underperformed. The Nintendo Switch is off to a strong start, helping Nintendo’s market cap surpass Sony’s, and with strong demand for the console and new games coming out, it seems the sales figure stands to climb higher and higher. In an ...

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World Of Warcraft Dev On Patch 7.2.5, Micro-Holidays, And Raid Timing

The content updates continue to roll out for World of Warcraft, with last week’s patch 7.2.5 unleashing flying, a new raid, and bunch of other changes into Azeroth. Just prior to the content launch, we talked with Paul Kubit, senior game designer for World of Warcraft, about how Blizzard approaches these “.5” patches, the state of micro-holidays, and keeping players engaged regardless of whether they’ve been playing since launch or they’re just starting now. While Paul does a deep dive into the WoW’s design, the game’s class designers recently held ...

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China Moves To Ban Livestreaming On Three Major Websites

The People’s Republic of China has strict censorship laws regarding media in all formats for the sole purpose of protecting national security and maintaining social stability. While it has made some strides in regards to lifting gaming bans, Reuters reports these laws are now targeting a different form of communication: livestreaming. China has reportedly contacted three major social media and news websites to take down all video and audio streaming services due to politically charged social commentary. China’s Twitter-esque social media website Sina Weibo, video-sharing and game streaming platform ACFUN, ...

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