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There’s a crucially important mode in the new ‘Smash Bros’ for unlocking characters that’s really easy to miss — here’s how to find it

Nintendo just launched the latest entry in its long-running, beloved “Super Smash Bros.” franchise. The Nintendo Switch game has an astonishing 74 playable characters – the vast majority of which must be unlocked, one by one. Unlocking characters requires beating them in a fight, and they’re surprisingly tough. There’s a […]
There’s a crucially important mode in the new ‘Smash Bros’ for unlocking characters that’s really easy to miss — here’s how to find it
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A ton of new games were announced this week at The Game Awards, including a brand new ‘Mortal Kombat’ — here are the 8 biggest ones

A bunch of new games were unveiled on Thursday night during the annual video game industry awards show, The Game Awards. Some of the biggest games unveiled were from major franchises: “Mortal Kombat 11” and “Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fuelled” are among the most recognisable. EA’s long-rumoured new “Dragon Age” game […]
A ton of new games were announced this week at The Game Awards, including a brand new ‘Mortal Kombat’ — here are the 8 biggest ones
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Early reviews of ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ are in — Here’s what the critics are saying about the biggest Nintendo Switch game of the year

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” arrives on the Nintendo Switch Friday, December 7. The game will feature more than 70 playable characters and 100 stages, making it the biggest “Smash” game ever. Early reviews are praising “Smash Bros. Ultimate” for its huge amount of customisable content and its mix of casual […]
Early reviews of ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ are in — Here’s what the critics are saying about the biggest Nintendo Switch game of the year
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‘Pokémon Go’ is finally getting the key feature that players have wanted for years — the ability to battle each other

Developer Niantic revealed on Friday that trainer battles are coming to “Pokémon Go.” Despite player-versus-player (PvP) battles being a major part of the traditional Pokémon games, “Pokémon Go” has always focused more on exploration and catching wild monsters. Niantic has yet to offer specific details on how battles between players […]
‘Pokémon Go’ is finally getting the key feature that players have wanted for years — the ability to battle each other
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An American couple will have to pay Nintendo over $12 million for running websites that offered free downloads of classic video games

Nintendo of America was recently awarded a $US12.23 million dollar judgement in federal court against a married Arizona couple accused of copyright infringement. Jacob and Cristian Mathias allegedly acknowledged they operated websites that distributed free, unofficial copies of Nintendo video games along with software that emulates Nintendo consoles. The websites […]
An American couple will have to pay Nintendo over $12 million for running websites that offered free downloads of classic video games
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The Nintendo Switch’s first full Pokémon games, ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!’ and ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!’ will introduce a new generation of players to the joys of ‘Pokémon: Red and Blue’

Since the release of “Pokémon: Red and Blue” on the Game Boy in 1996, the Pokémon franchise has become iconic around the world, spawning countless spin-off games, an animated series and movies, a trading card craze, an on-stage musical, and most recently, a live action film. And as Pokémon has […]
The Nintendo Switch’s first full Pokémon games, ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!’ and ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!’ will introduce a new generation of players to the joys of ‘Pokémon: Red and Blue’
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The best-selling video game of every year, from 1995 to 2019

From the early days of arcades, video games have grown into a multibillion-dollar industry. The most popular video games, like “Tetris” and “Minecraft,” have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Looking at the changes in game sales over time reflects the rise and fall of popular genres and major […]
The best-selling video game of every year, from 1995 to 2019
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‘Pokémon Go’ raked in $73 million during October, a whopping 67% increase over the previous year, proving people are still obsessed with the game

Pokémon Go players spent more than $US70 million on the free-to-play game during October 2018, an increase of 67% per cent from October 2017. Pokemon Go was the seventh highest earning mobile video game during the month, earning more than the mobile version of “Fortnite: Battle Royale.” Japanese players spent […]
‘Pokémon Go’ raked in $73 million during October, a whopping 67% increase over the previous year, proving people are still obsessed with the game
Tech

The major improvements to online play in ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ might be worth the price of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the most anticipated Nintendo Switch game of the year, and comes with a bunch of online multiplayer features. Earlier this year, Nintendo started charging players to play online with the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service. While past Smash games have struggled with making online play […]
The major improvements to online play in ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ might be worth the price of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription
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Here’s the reason most new console video games cost $60

Console video games have stayed about the same price of $US60 for over ten years. The price establishes a consumer expectation that the latest blockbuster game is going to cost you as much as you paid last year and the year before that. But video games have only gotten more […]
Here’s the reason most new console video games cost $60
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The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’

“Diablo 3” is the latest major game to arrive on Nintendo’s Switch that’s nearly identical to versions of the game on competing platforms, like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Diablo 3” is known for being a multiplayer game, and would benefit greatly from bringing in players on competing platforms. […]
The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’
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The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’

“Diablo 3” is the latest major game to arrive on Nintendo’s Switch that’s nearly identical to versions of the game on competing platforms, like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Diablo 3” is known for being a multiplayer game, and would benefit greatly from bringing in players on competing platforms. […]
The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’
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Nintendo just snuck out a new version of the original ‘Legend of Zelda’ — and it’s available now on the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s Switch console recently added a paid online service that offers access to a growing library of classic games from the Nintendo Entertainment System. The service gets new games every month. In October, “Super Dodge Ball,” “Solomon’s Key,” and “NES Open Tournament Golf” were the three additions. In an unannounced […]
Nintendo just snuck out a new version of the original ‘Legend of Zelda’ — and it’s available now on the Nintendo Switch
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Sony gives in: After months of criticism, Sony is finally allowing ‘Fortnite’ players on PlayStation 4 to play with people on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

“Fortnite” is the first game to allow players across competing video game consoles – the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch – to all play together. The announcement of support for cross-console play with “Fortnite” comes after months of Sony refusing to allow it. Both video game fans and […]
Sony gives in: After months of criticism, Sony is finally allowing ‘Fortnite’ players on PlayStation 4 to play with people on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
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How Sony created the perfect video game controller

In 1997 Sony’s Teiyu Goto designed what became the standard for video game controllers. The DualShock controller used a curved design that fits more comfortably in player’s hands and the inclusion of two analogue sticks allowed for a greater range of controller input. Sony’s DualShock controller ushered in a new […]
How Sony created the perfect video game controller
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The wait is finally over: Nintendo is making a Pokémon-themed Nintendo Switch console, and it’s just as adorable as you want it to be

Nintendo has a new Pokémon game headed to the Nintendo Switch this November. The game comes in two forms: “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!” and “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!” It’s an updated re-master of “Pokémon Yellow” that comes in two slightly different versions. Alongside the new game this November, Nintendo is […]
The wait is finally over: Nintendo is making a Pokémon-themed Nintendo Switch console, and it’s just as adorable as you want it to be
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Sony refuses to allow ‘Fortnite’ players on PS4 to play with other platforms: ‘Our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play’

Microsoft and Sony directly compete in the video-game market, where the PlayStation 4 has a commanding lead over the Xbox One in hardware sales numbers. Since last year, Microsoft has been pushing the concept of “cross-platform” play: the ability to play games like “Minecraft,” “Fortnite,” and more with friends on […]
Sony refuses to allow ‘Fortnite’ players on PS4 to play with other platforms: ‘Our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play’
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Nintendo has one key advantage over Xbox and PlayStation

First-party Nintendo titles give the Japanese video-game maker a key advantage over its global competitors such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Switch demand is going to be heavily skewed towards the October to December holiday season. Morgan Stanley argued that Switch sales will lift Nintendo’s share price from a […]
Nintendo has one key advantage over Xbox and PlayStation
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For the first time in over 30 years, Nintendo’s original NES console was the top-selling game system, beating out the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Nintendo’s miniaturized version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was the top-selling game console in June. The tiny console outsold heavyweights like the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and even Nintendo’s own Switch. The NES Classic Edition was re-released on June 29, yet it still beat out the competition with […]
For the first time in over 30 years, Nintendo’s original NES console was the top-selling game system, beating out the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
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The 13 hottest games to help you stay cool all summer long

The sun is trying to kill us all. Let’s just be honest. Instead of spending your summer dashing between shaded spots, why not play some great new video games? Here are the 13 best games coming out this summer: 1. “OnRush” If “Overwatch” were a car-based game, it would be […]
The 13 hottest games to help you stay cool all summer long
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This is how Pokémon trading works in Pokémon Go

This week, Pokémon Go finally gave players the ability to trade Pokémon with each other, fulfilling a promise made back when the game launched in 2016. The feature started rolling out on Thursday afternoon – at first, only to players at the maximum level of 40, to the consternation of […]
This is how Pokémon trading works in Pokémon Go
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‘Fortnite’ players are furious at Sony for locking accounts to the PlayStation 4 — an exclusionary tactic that’s burning years of goodwill with fans

PlayStation owners are furious at Sony, and they have started a hashtag to air their grievances: #BlameSony. The reason? Sony is locking “Fortnite” accounts on PlayStation 4 to its service, PlayStation Network. If you tie your “Fortnite” account to PSN, you’re unable to use it – and anything you’ve earned […]
‘Fortnite’ players are furious at Sony for locking accounts to the PlayStation 4  —  an exclusionary tactic that’s burning years of goodwill with fans
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There’s a ‘dumb reason’ why PlayStation and Xbox gamers can’t play online together, according to a former Sony insider

Sony’s decision to restrict PlayStation 4 owners from playing “Fortnite” with gamers on the Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Xbox sparked an uproar in recent weeks. According to one former Sony executive, the company’s decision wasn’t all that surprising. John Smedley, the former president of Sony Online Entertainment and the general […]
There’s a ‘dumb reason’ why PlayStation and Xbox gamers can’t play online together, according to a former Sony insider
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Nintendo and Disney are teaming up on a contest dedicated to the Nintendo Switch

Disney and Nintendo are collaborating on a televisised contest dedicated to the wildly popular Nintendo Switch console. The contest is named “Nintendo Switch Family Showdown,” and it’s set to debut this summer. “Nintendo Switch Family Showdown” has four families competing against each other in a variety of Nintendo Switch games. […]
Nintendo and Disney are teaming up on a contest dedicated to the Nintendo Switch
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The Nintendo Switch is having a surprisingly weak second year

In March 2017, Nintendo launched its new Switch console alongside a huge new “Legend of Zelda” game. A month later, Nintendo followed up with a “Mario Kart” game. A few months after that, a new “Splatoon” game arrived. Then, just before the big holiday shopping season, Nintendo dropped “Super Mario […]
The Nintendo Switch is having a surprisingly weak second year
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The winners and losers of E3 2018, the biggest video game event of the year

E3 2018 is finally coming to an end. The biggest video game event of the year featured plenty of major game announcements throughout the week, from the world’s top game makers including Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Bethesda, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and others. But some came out of the event looking better […]
The winners and losers of E3 2018, the biggest video game event of the year
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The 13 biggest announcements from E3 2018

E3 2018 is wrapping up. All the press conferences are over, and all the big announcements have been made. Overall, it was quite an impressive showing this year. The industry’s top game makers, including Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, as well as top publishers like Bethesda, Ubisoft, and EA introduced plenty […]
The 13 biggest announcements from E3 2018
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The 3 biggest announcements Nintendo made at E3 2018

It’s E3 2018, the biggest week for the video game industry, and Nintendo’s presentation on Tuesday did not disappoint. Big players like Microsoft, Sony, and publishers like Ubisoft and Bethesda had already debuted their new titles coming to game consoles over the past several days, but all eyes were on […]
The 3 biggest announcements Nintendo made at E3 2018
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Microsoft has a problem with Xbox that it can’t buy its way out of

Microsoft’s Xbox group is in a weird place. It has sold an estimated 30 to 50 million Xbox One consoles, putting Microsoft in a distant second place in the console race behind Sony’s PlayStation 4 with more than 75 million. And Nintendo’s Switch console? It’s a runaway success. In just […]
Microsoft has a problem with Xbox that it can’t buy its way out of
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‘Fortnite’ is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch

The world’s most popular game, “Fortnite,” looks to be headed to Nintendo’s Switch console. The game showed up as rated by the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee – one of the final steps before launch. Epic Games, the maker of “Fortnite,” has yet to officially confirm the Switch version […]
‘Fortnite’ is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch