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  • The original Pokemon starters are now in Super Mario Maker

    Between the Super Bowl commercial, new games like Pokken Tournament and Pokemon Go, and the re-release of the original Game Boy games, you might think you've already had enough Pokemon for one year — but you'd be wrong. Today Nintendo released a trio of new costumes for…

    The Verge31 mins ago
  • You Can Now Plant Cacti in Pokemon, Just Like You Always Wanted

    When we used to play with Pokemon cards in the '90s, our fantasy was always for the various Pokemon to come alive and be real, three-dimensional beings, so that we could put dirt in their backs and plant things....

  • The making of Rise Of The Tomb Raider: Crystal Dynamics on continuing Lara Croft's journey

    Back in 2013 Crystal Dynamics released Tomb Raider, a gritty, grounded and surprisingly compelling reimagining of the 1990s classic that convinced players and critics alike this was the version of Lara Croft we'd been waiting for. After hitting the ground running, Crystal wanted to do the same…

    International Business Times
  • PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One at U.S. retailers in January

    Sony’s home gaming console got off to a strong start in 2016. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Microsoft’s Xbox One in the first month of the year, according to data from industry-intelligence firm The NPD Group provided to GamesBeat by Sony. NPD only tracks new sales at retailers in the United…

  • Someone built a Rocket League pitch in Halo 5 for Xbox One players

    There’s finally a way to play Rocket League on Xbox One. No, the Xbox One version of the game is not out yet, but custom level designer TurbTastic has recreated the game as a multiplayer level in Halo 5: Guardians . The breakout hit of 2015, Rocket League is an odd, but compelling soccer game…

    Digital Trends
  • An Xbox One player is worth more to Ubisoft than a PlayStation 4 owner

    PlayStation 4 is a dominant sales force, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft’s console is withering and dying. For every $1 that the average PlayStation 4 owner spent on Ubisoft games in the French publisher’s fiscal third quarter, the average Xbox One gamer spent $1.25 on the same products. This…

  • Super Smash Bros’ DLC characters fight it out in Nintendo’s final trailer

    Nintendo has released a final DLC trailer showcasing all of the characters added to Super Smash Bros ‘ playable roster over the past year, giving a memorable sendoff to its landmark cross-franchise brawler. The trailer focuses on the seven new combatants introduced in the months after the launch…

    Digital Trends
  • Activision report could mean game on for Nintendo

    The video game industry, which has shifted from hard-core gamers to casual gamers, has become a mainstream form of entertainment. However, the momentum-oriented stocks in this cohort have been pummeled recently, which could pave the way for Nintendo.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Quantum Break is coming to PC the same day as Xbox One

    Several high-profile Xbox exclusives have released on PC over the past few years, including launch games like Dead Rising 3 and even  Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare . But it looks like the “Xbox-exclusive” window is about to be completely eliminated, as one of the console’s most anticipated…

    Digital Trends
  • Quantum Break is Microsoft’s latest weapon in linking Xbox One and Windows 10

    Microsoft is giving all sort of goodies to anyone who buys the digital version of Quantum Break, a third-person shooter that allows the player to manipulate time. Digitally preordering the title for Xbox One so will give you a free copy of the PC version of the game. Microsoft also revealed that…

  • Quantum Break is coming to Windows 10, PC version free with Xbox One preorder

    Quantum Break, the biggest exclusive announced at the Xbox One reveal in 2013, is no longer an Xbox One exclusive. Today developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher Microsoft Studios announced the third-person shooter and episode television show hybrid will be released on April 5th for both Xbox…

    The Verge
  • Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

    This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

    Business Wire
  • The Pokemon Company selling new 20th anniversary merchandise based on original sprites

    To celebrate the series's upcoming 20th anniversary, The Pokémon Company has started selling new merchandise in Japan based on the original sprites of the those first, mid-90s GameBoy games. There are currently no plans to sell these products around the world.

    International Business Times
  • TOMY Commemorates 20 Years of Pokémon; Debuts Exclusive Product at the 2016 International Toy Fair

    OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TOMY International, the master toy licensee and distributor for Pokémon in categories including figures, figure accessories, plush, playsets and role-play, ...

    PR Newswire
  • 'Rocket League' confirms Xbox One debut

    The breakaway cars and soccer hybrid is due to land on Xbox One on February 17, complete with a couple of extras made just for Xbox. First launching in July 2015 on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, "Rocket League" was an immediate success on both computer and console. "Rocket League" become one of…

    AFP Relax News
  • Turtle Beach’s Stealth 500P are the perfect (wireless) start for Playstation gamers

    For gamers,  it’s pretty easy to get so caught up in every major title release that you forget there are a number of ways to upgrade your overall gaming experience. After all, what good is the latest title if you aren’t enjoying it to its fullest? And one of the easiest ways to transform your…

    Digital Trends
  • Sony: ’36 million PlayStation 4 owners’ are ready for PlayStation VR

    Sony is positioning itself as one of the best ways for developers to reach a massive audience of people ready to spend money on virtual reality. PlayStation VR chief Dr. Richard Marks took to the stage at the Vision Summit today in Los Angeles to explain why Sony’s move into virtual reality is…