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What’s old is new again: Nintendo may ditch discs and return to cartridges

Nintendo has already said that we won't get any information on its next game console, codenamed the NX, until next year, but recent patent filings suggest that it may do away with optical discs entirely.


Cops foil possible gun attack at Pokemon World Championship after Facebook ‘threat’

After cops in Boston were alerted to apparent threats made on social media against an international Pokemon contest -- which included talk of "killing the competition" alongside a photo of guns -- they decided to move in on the two men responsible.


Get pumped for football and explosions with Madden: The Movie

Madden NFL 16 is just a few days away, and EA has released a new movie trailer to celebrate, featuring James Franco and Superbad's Christopher Mintz-Plasse. If that sounds like it doesn't make any sense, that's because it doesn't.


Xeodrifter hits PS4 and Vita this September

Renegade Kid's Xeodrifter was originally released on Steam and Nintendo's eShop last year, but the game is about to make the move to PlayStation. Xeodrifter launches on PS4 and Vita September 1.


Scientists develop imaging tech to help 3D cameras see in bright light

Depth-sensing 3D cameras like the Microsoft Kinect have issues seeing in bright light. A new technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Toronto helps cameras make out the 3D contours in any lighting condition.


Sony shows off Metal Gear Solid hi-res Walkmen in Japan

Sony is partnering with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to release video game-branded hi-res Walkmen in Japan. Local buyers will be able to show off their love for hi-res audio and Metal Gear Solid, but it’ll be costly.


ChatRoulette is much better as a first-person zombie shooter — just watch for yourself

ChatRoulett'es unique uses often seem few and far between, but Realm Pictures has certainly created one of them. Combining the trappings of an FPS with live video and zombies, it's created a winning formula that's in a league of its own.


Batman: Arkham Knight interim PC patch is finally coming in a ‘few weeks’

The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight still hasn't returned to store shelves months after being pulled, but at least for those who already own the game, another patch is coming in a "few weeks."


There is a Duck Hunt minigame hidden in Heroes of the Storm’s main menu

With each new hero added to Heroes of the Storm comes a new menu screen. This latest is a little special since it's got an entire Duck Hunt-style shooting minigame hidden inside of it. You just need to know where to click.


GameFly Streaming to make Samsung Smart TVs a whole lot more fun

If you want to play a few games on your new TV but don't own a console or find PlayStation Now too expensive, there is now another option, as GameFly Streaming is now coming to Samsung Smart TVs.


Cities: Skylines gets its first expansion on September 24

Announced at Gamescom earlier this month, publisher Paradox Interactive has revealed an official release date for Cities: Skylines After Dark. A console version is also currently in development, with the game set to hit Xbox One first.


Buying Metal Gear Solid V via Steam? Don’t expect it to preload before launch day

Console gamers buying Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be able to preload the game so it's available to play immediately on launch day. Unfortunately, those buying the game on Steam won't have the same option.


Smite for Xbox One is out of beta, and it’s still completely free to play

Popular third-person MOBA Smite has been available for Xbox One gamers to play since July, but it was technically an open beta. Now developer HiRez Studios has officially taken the game out of beta.


Play any game at 1080p with GeForce's budget bulldozer, the GTX 950

Despite a long history of success in the $200 price range, Nvidia has had trouble tackling AMD in the entry-level market. Does the new GTX 950 flip the script, or does the green…

  • Pros: Solid 1080p performance , Low power draw , Silent at idle…
  • Cons: Card is physically large

Sony takes a cue from Microsoft, offers an early look at PlayStation 4 updates

Sony is preparing the next major update to the PlayStation 4's system software, but first it wants a little help from the players. For the first time, Sony is looking for volunteers to take an early look at the next update.