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US Amazon users can now buy Nintendo titles like Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U through a digital download space on Amazon. According to the page, you can purchase one of the 61 titles listed, including Mario Kart 8, Splatoon and Yoshi's Island, then just click the Nintendo Network link on th...

September 1st 2015 at 7:51am 0 Comments
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Did you know that Amazon UK accepts book and video game trade-ins? Nope, me neither. It seems plenty of other customers were oblivious, or at least haven't been using it, because the company has announced that the option is soon disappearing. The section of Amazon's site which lets you specify you...

August 19th 2015 at 11:05am 0 Comments
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You've probably heard that self-driving cars are safer than their human-guided equivalents (as a general rule, at least). But what if you have a hard time wrapping your head around how that concept works in practice? Never fear: developers Mark Backler and Peter Cardwell-Gardner have posted a web...

August 4th 2015 at 11:53pm 0 Comments
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Sure, PlayStation Plus subscribers are used to getting "free" games every month, but they haven't had any say about what the gratis titles would be. Until now. With Vote to Play, you'll have a chance to make your voice heard. PlayStation VP of platforms marketing John Koller writes on the PlayStat...

August 1st 2015 at 7:08am 0 Comments
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Amazon is now offering game discounts in yet another effort to call seduce you to a $99 Prime membership. If you're thinking "what game discounts?", that's because the company rolled them out with little fanfare and is offering them in a rather sneaky fashion. When searching, all titles still show...

July 2nd 2015 at 10:49am 0 Comments
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Following the lead of other major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Etsy and eBay in removing products featuring the Confederate flag, Apple has reportedly begun removing apps that feature the Stars and Bars from its online store. The apps most affected are, unsurprisingly, Civil War games like Ulti...

June 25th 2015 at 2:01pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft's E3 blitz is a curious mix of triple-A titles, like Assassins Creed, as well as, er, Raving Rabbits and Just Dance iterations. It's also typically had a spadeful of spectacle thrown into the mix. And that's probably a very good reason to liveblog it -- so we're going to. Expect more infor...

June 15th 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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It's time once again for Valve to kick off its annual Steam summer sale -- and as is the custom, there are some huge bargains to be had, even on day one. The sale (which runs from June 11th through June 21st) is starting by knocking 25 to 75 percent off the Grand Theft Auto games, 50 to 83 percent...

June 11th 2015 at 11:56pm 0 Comments
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Facebook recently revealed that it would open up its Messenger platform to third-party apps, and we're now seeing how you'll be gaming on it. Facebook told TechCrunch that Doodle Draw is the first "true game," for Messenger -- until now, it's only permitted GIFs, audio and the like. I gave it a wh...

June 10th 2015 at 8:24am 0 Comments
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Contrary to previous reports, it appears Facebook is still toying with the idea of featuring games in Messenger. According to The Information, the social network plans to strengthen its instant messaging platform by adding games, as it looks to find a fresh, more lucrative source of revenue. Faceb...

May 18th 2015 at 3:04pm 0 Comments
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If the combined might of Batman and Gandalf wasn't enough to intrigue you, how about throwing in a Timelord (with a Scottish accent)? More details of the Skylanders-baiting Lego Dimensions game have been gleaned from a building instruction sheet for its Back To The Future set, with a catalog of le...

May 10th 2015 at 10:57pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo has revealed some new details about its plan to develop mobile games. Most notably, its first smartphone title will come out later this year, and it's hoping to release four more before March 2017. That might sound fairly conservative -- five apps in just under two years isn't a particula...

May 8th 2015 at 8:22am 0 Comments