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Why Nintendo chose 'Animal Crossing' over 'Mario' for mobile

Why Nintendo chose 'Animal Crossing' over 'Mario' for mobile

It's trying to please both mainstream and hardcore gaming audiences.

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The 'Star Wars' holographic chess game is nearly a reality
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The 'Star Wars' holographic chess game is nearly a reality

Phil Tippett, designer of Holochess in the original 'Star Wars,' has a familiar-looking game on Kickstarter today.

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Why Nintendo chose 'Animal Crossing' over 'Mario' for mobile
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Why Nintendo chose 'Animal Crossing' over 'Mario' for mobile

It's trying to please both mainstream and hardcore gaming audiences.

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05.02.16
'Dark Souls' developer eyes possible PlayStation VR release
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'Dark Souls' developer eyes possible PlayStation VR release

Director Hidetaka Miyazaki has already alluded to a possible "sci-fi" project in the works.

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'No Man's Sky' lore comes from classic sci-fi and comics

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The 'Star Wars' holographic chess game is nearly a reality

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