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Microsoft On Xbox One X — "It’s Not For Everybody" – GameSpot

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In just a few weeks, Microsoft will launch a new console in the form of the Xbox One X. A more powerful version of the Xbox One, the system arrives on November 7, priced at $500 in the United States. While Microsoft of course expects it to sell well (the pre-orders are apparently strong already), Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now reiterated that the lower-cost Xbox One S model will…

Xbox One’s Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility Still Coming This Year – GameSpot

Thursday, October 12, 2017

One of the pleasant surprises Microsoft had in store for E3 this year was the announcement of Xbox One backwards compatibility support for original Xbox games. At the Brazil Game Show, we caught up with Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who provided some insight into where things stand with the upcoming feature. “We’re close, we’re really close,” Spencer said when asked for the status of Xbox backwards compatibility. “I have a…

NASA’s visitor center offers a video game filled with bad facts and grammar errors – The Verge

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A video game at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is designed to teach young people about space exploration, but it’s riddled with factual and typographical errors. Cosmic Quest, developed by a gaming company called Creative Kingdoms, officially opened at the visitor complex in March 2016. The game costs $19.95, and allows players to “launch a rocket, redirect an asteroid, build a Martian habitat, and perform scientific experiments aboard the…

Electronic Arts: SunTrust Says Buy, But Needham Urges Caution – Barron’s

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shares of Electronic Arts (EA) are down $2.14, or almost 2%, at $115.68, amidst some diverging views today: SunTrust’s Matthew Thornton started the stock at a Buy, with a $133 target, writing that “annuity” revenue from sports games is a big draw, while Needham & Co.’s Laura Martin, although also bullish, warns that the stock tends to trade down from October to as late as the following February. I his initiation, Thornton…

Is the Game Boy coming back? New Nintendo trademark suggests plan to resurrect handheld device – Daily Mail

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Nintendo has filed a trademark for what appears to be the original Game Boy. The trademark covers a host of applications, from home video game machines and decorative items to smartphone cases – and, the filing has sparked speculation that Nintendo could have new plans for the retro console. As similar moves preceded the release of Nintendo’s NES Classic and Super NES Classic, many are wondering if the firm could…

Electronic Arts: SunTrust Says Buy, But Needham Urges Caution – Barron’s

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shares of Electronic Arts (EA) are down $2.14, or almost 2%, at $115.68, amidst some diverging views today: SunTrust’s Matthew Thornton started the stock at a Buy, with a $133 target, writing that “annuity” revenue from sports games is a big draw, while Needham & Co.’s Laura Martin, although also bullish, warns that the stock tends to trade down from October to as late as the following February. I his initiation, Thornton…

Electronic Arts: SunTrust Says Buy, But Needham Urges Caution – Barron’s

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shares of Electronic Arts (EA) are down $2.14, or almost 2%, at $115.68, amidst some diverging views today: SunTrust’s Matthew Thornton started the stock at a Buy, with a $133 target, writing that “annuity” revenue from sports games is a big draw, while Needham & Co.’s Laura Martin, although also bullish, warns that the stock tends to trade down from October to as late as the following February. I his initiation, Thornton…

Electronic Arts: SunTrust Says Buy, But Needham Urges Caution – Barron’s

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shares of Electronic Arts (EA) are down $2.14, or almost 2%, at $115.68, amidst some diverging views today: SunTrust’s Matthew Thornton started the stock at a Buy, with a $133 target, writing that “annuity” revenue from sports games is a big draw, while Needham & Co.’s Laura Martin, although also bullish, warns that the stock tends to trade down from October to as late as the following February. I his initiation, Thornton…

Humble’s Female Protagonist Sale Going On Now For PC Games – GameSpot

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Humble Bundle has kicked off its latest weekly sale, this one discounting games with female protagonists. Discounts are as good as 80 percent off, and some of the titles marked down include Bayonetta ($15), Rise of the Tomb Raider ($24), Tacoma ($16), Life Is Strange ($5), Alien: Isolation ($8), and Her Story ($1.50). Other games marked down in the Female Protagonists Sale include SteamWorld Heist ($5), Haydee ($7.50), and Gone…

NASA’s visitor center offers a video game filled with bad facts and grammar errors – The Verge

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A video game at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is designed to teach young people about space exploration, but it’s riddled with factual and typographical errors. Cosmic Quest, developed by a gaming company called Creative Kingdoms, officially opened at the visitor complex in March 2016. The game costs $19.95, and allows players to “launch a rocket, redirect an asteroid, build a Martian habitat, and perform scientific experiments aboard the…

ASX Request Forces Public Gaming Firm to Spin Out New ICO Startup – CoinDesk

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Game maker iCandy Interactive has altered its plans to launch a cryptocurrency following talks with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). According to an ASX announcement, iCandy had planned to develop the token – called “NOX” – itself, as a means to add functionality to a new gaming content marketplace. However, after a discussion with the ASX, during which iCandy’s securities were suspended from quotation on the exchange, the firm said it…

People May Not Behave So Terribly When the World Is Ending, Video Game Shows – HowStuffWorks

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The end of the world is near, and you’ve been given more than a fair warning. What will you do? Over 81,000 players in the medieval fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) “ArcheAge” were faced with that question as they explored the fictional world of Erenor. Well, sort of. In a recent study, “I Would Not Plant Apple Trees if the World Will Be Wiped…,” “ArcheAge” players were placed…

Need an Upgrade? Deals on LG OLED 4K TV, Nintendo Switch, and More – WIRED

Thursday, October 12, 2017

It’s easy to put off buying new tech. Money is tight, and it’s hard to sort through the barrage of discounts online. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably always waiting for that one gorgeous tech deal to sweep you off your feet and straight toward the check out line. Well, consider yourself the prettiest patron at the dance. With a little help from our friends at TechBargains, we compiled…

Humble’s Female Protagonist Sale Going On Now For PC Games – GameSpot

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Humble Bundle has kicked off its latest weekly sale, this one discounting games with female protagonists. Discounts are as good as 80 percent off, and some of the titles marked down include Bayonetta ($15), Rise of the Tomb Raider ($24), Tacoma ($16), Life Is Strange ($5), Alien: Isolation ($8), and Her Story ($1.50). Other games marked down in the Female Protagonists Sale include SteamWorld Heist ($5), Haydee ($7.50), and Gone…

NASA’s visitor center offers a video game filled with bad facts and grammar errors – The Verge

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A video game at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is designed to teach young people about space exploration, but it’s riddled with factual and typographical errors. Cosmic Quest, developed by a gaming company called Creative Kingdoms, officially opened at the visitor complex in March 2016. The game costs $19.95, and allows players to “launch a rocket, redirect an asteroid, build a Martian habitat, and perform scientific experiments aboard the…

Xbox One S Gets Four New Bundles, But the Best Isn’t Coming to the US – RollingStone.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Four new Xbox One S bundles, including one not coming to the U.S. which features a copy of Rocket League, hits stories this fall, Microsoft announced today. The bundles, which each include a 500GB Xbox One S, start at $279. Here’s the rundown straight from Microsoft: Xbox One S Minecraft Complete Adventure Bundle This $279 bundle is available in all markets except Russia, China, India, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, Denmark,…

Humble’s Female Protagonist Sale Going On Now For PC Games – GameSpot

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Humble Bundle has kicked off its latest weekly sale, this one discounting games with female protagonists. Discounts are as good as 80 percent off, and some of the titles marked down include Bayonetta ($15), Rise of the Tomb Raider ($24), Tacoma ($16), Life Is Strange ($5), Alien: Isolation ($8), and Her Story ($1.50). Other games marked down in the Female Protagonists Sale include SteamWorld Heist ($5), Haydee ($7.50), and Gone…

NASA’s visitor center offers a video game filled with bad facts and grammar errors – The Verge

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A video game at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is designed to teach young people about space exploration, but it’s riddled with factual and typographical errors. Cosmic Quest, developed by a gaming company called Creative Kingdoms, officially opened at the visitor complex in March 2016. The game costs $19.95, and allows players to “launch a rocket, redirect an asteroid, build a Martian habitat, and perform scientific experiments aboard the…

Xbox One S Gets Four New Bundles, But the Best Isn’t Coming to the US – RollingStone.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Four new Xbox One S bundles, including one not coming to the U.S. which features a copy of Rocket League, hits stories this fall, Microsoft announced today. The bundles, which each include a 500GB Xbox One S, start at $279. Here’s the rundown straight from Microsoft: Xbox One S Minecraft Complete Adventure Bundle This $279 bundle is available in all markets except Russia, China, India, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, Denmark,…

Nintendo gave us a baffling answer when asked about the future of its mini game consoles – Business Insider

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Super NES Classic Edition is a miniature version of the original Super Nintendo, with 21 built-in games. It costs $80, and became available on September 29. Nintendo If you can’t figure out what Nintendo’s doing with its outrageously popular Classic Edition game consoles, you’re not alone. I’m as baffled as you are. To try to clear things up, I asked Nintendo officials recently about the company’s line of miniature retro game machines, which…