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Nostalgia still marks the way forward for Nintendo

Nostalgia sells. No one knows that better than Nintendo. Much of the company’s intellectual property is well past the 30 year mark at this point, and yet it manages to find new scenarios for its most popular franchises year in and year out, reinventing its stable of characters for each ...

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What do E3 attendees think of mobile gaming?

The smartphone has changed the gaming industry landscape dramatically. As our pocket computers advance, so too does the possibility of fully satisfying mobilegaming experiences. Companies like Nintendo are blurring the lines between portable and console/PC gaming with the Switch. At the same time, big studios have largely moved away from ...

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Mobile gaming company Scopely raises $60M

Scopely just announced that it has raised $60 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Revolution Growth, a firm led by former AOL executives Steve Case and Ted Leonsis (AOL owns TechCrunch), which targets startups outside Silicon Valley and New York. (Scopely is headquartered in Los Angeles.) ...

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The Xbox One X: Initial Impressions

It’s hard to believe that Microsoft was able to make the latest generation Xbox so compact, and yet still so much more powerful. We had the chance to check out the console ourselves, and we were rather impressed. The no-nonsense black box of gaming power is about as simple as ...

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Watch Sony’s E3 press conference right here

Whether or not it has new hardware, Sony always finds a way to surprise us at E3. Expect loads of new games, and then there’s always the gold Playstation 4, which is on sale for $249 at the event. There’s a slight chance that Playstation will make a few price ...

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Watch Electronic Arts kick off E3 live right here

Today, Electronic Arts will kick off E3 2017 with a live press conference, which you can watch right here. EA makes some of the most popular games in the world, like The Sims, Battlefield, Madden, FIFA, Titan Fall, and the studio is sure to deliver even more goodness today. We ...

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Twitch expands game sales to more streamers

In March, video game streaming site Twitch introduced a new way for its streamers to make money: by selling games directly to their fans. Initially, however, that feature was only available to Twitch’s Partners – that is, the site’s top-tier streamers with large audiences. Today, Twitch is adding game sales ...

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