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Former exec admonishes top Nintendo brass

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Former exec admonishes top Nintendo brass

Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman says Nintendo's current management team "do not understand modern gaming".

Adelman, a developer liaison who left Nintendo in August 2014, has been outspoken about the company since his departure. He claimed to have been issued a social media gag order after he described the "Wii U" name as "abysmal".

In a new interview with Dromble, Adelman gave his view on why Nintendo is so slow to adopt new trends in gaming.

“They’re very traditional, and very focused on hierarchy and group decision making,” said Adelman.

“Unfortunately, that creates a culture where everyone is an advisor and no one is a decision maker – but almost everyone has veto power. Even Mr. Iwata is often loathe to make a decision that will alienate one of the executives in Japan.”

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Online shooter APB Reloaded is coming to XO and PS4

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Online shooter APB Reloaded is coming to XO and PS4

Free-to-play online multiplayer shooter APB Reloaded is on its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

It is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2015, and like the PC version will contain microtransactions.

An Xbox Live Gold subscription will be required on Xbox One, but PlayStation 4 owners can play it without PlayStation Plus.

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Microsoft also exploring PC to Xbox One streaming

Microsoft also exploring PC to Xbox One streaming

Microsoft has said it is exploring the possibility of streaming PC games to the living room via Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the Xbox app for Windows 10, which will allow users to stream Xbox One exclusives to Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Microsoft demonstrated Forza Motorsport 5 being played on a Surface Pro 3 tablet.

In a session after the reveal, Xbox lead Phil Spencer said Microsoft is looking at streaming in the other direction as well.

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Game of Thrones - Episode 2 coming in February

Game of Thrones - Episode 2 coming in February

The second episode in Telltale's Game of Thrones adventure game series will be released at the start of February.

To coincide with the announcement, Telltale has released a new teaser video and a story synopsis that you'll probably want to avoid if you haven't played episode one yet.

Game of Thrones will be released on February 3 for PC, Mac, PS3 and PS4, on February 4 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and February 5 for iOS.

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More Microsoft exclusives will be coming to PC

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More Microsoft exclusives will be coming to PC

Yesterday, Microsoft announcement that Fable Legends would be compatible across PC and Xbox One. Now, the company has promised that more of the games it publishes will be cross-platform.

In a recap of yesterday's Windows 10 reveal on Xbox Wire, Mcirosoft said, “Today we announced that we are bringing Fable Legends to Windows 10 PCs, day-and-date with the Xbox One version in 2015.

“This means Fable fans running Windows 10 will be able to play against their fellow gamers on Xbox One. It’s the same game, in the same world, on the same map.

“Fable Legends is just the first of the major game franchises from Microsoft Studios coming to Windows 10 and we will have more to share in the coming months.”

Click here for more on Microsoft's Windows 10 reveal.

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Alien: Isolation has sold slower than Aliens: Colonial Marines

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Alien: Isolation has sold slower than Aliens: Colonial Marines

Sega today announced that its cult survival horror hit Alien: Isolation had passed one million sales.

“It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come in and read of the reactions of players, hidden in the bowels of Sevastopol Station, terrified to make the next move,” said creative lead Alistair Hope. “We set out to make the Alien game we had always wanted to play and from these figures it seems we also succeeded in making the Alien game another million wanted to play. We hope many more gamers enjoy Alien: Isolation in 2015.”

Nonetheless, the critically hailed Isolation sold much slower than the critically lambasted Aliens: Colonial Marines.

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All Battlefield Hardline multiplayer modes revealed

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All Battlefield Hardline multiplayer modes revealed

EA has revealed the final multiplayer mode in Battlefield Hardline, called Crosshair.

Crosshair is a new competitive mode. In it, a former criminal has turned state’s witness is on the run from his former crew. The criminals are trying to kill the rat, while the cops are trying to get him out. As in Rescue, players will only have one life per round.

A beta for Battlefield Hardline will begin soon. It will come to all platforms and will feature two modes, Conquest and Hotwire.

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The Elder Scrolls Online to drop mandatory subscriptions

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The Elder Scrolls Online to drop mandatory subscriptions

Not quite a year after it launched on PC, Zenimax is dropping the subscription requirement from The Elder Scrolls Online.

To reflect the change, the game's name will be changed to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

Zenimax expects subscription-free play to be available on PC and Mac from March 17, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 when the game launches on June 9.

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US government cracks down on 'brain game' claims

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US Federal Trade Commission cracks down on 'brain game' claims

The booming 'edutainment' software industry has been accused of preying on our desire for mental health and well-being with false claims. The problem has become so widespread that the the US Federal Trade Commission has stepped in, reports VentureBeat.

Americans spent approximately US$1.3 billion on brain games in 2013.

Focus Education has settled a complaint made to the FTC about claims made about its Jungle Rangers game. Focus Education claimed that the game would help improve children's school performance, behaviour, and attention, and even claimed that the game could alleviate the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The company aired infomercials that included testimonials from children claiming that their schoolwork had improved. Jungle Rangers sells for around US$215. As a part of the settlement, Focus Education agreed to no longer suggest that its claims are scientifically proven.

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Remember Me dev working on vampire-themed RPG

Remember Me dev working on vampire-themed RPG

Dontnod entertainment has announced that it's working on a second title, a vampire-themed RPG called Vampyr.

The news was broken by the Parisian studio's PR agency, Dead Good Media.

According to TheSixthAxis, Vampyr is set during the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918, at the end of World War I. You play a doctor who has been bitten by a vampire, and who must struggle with his urge to kill and his desire to help and heal patients. According to TheSixthAxis, the game's strapline is “Take blood. Save a life.”

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Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel are coming to new-gen

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Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel are coming to new-gen

2K has announced that Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be bundled together and released on new-gen consoles as Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.

The two games recount the rise and fall of Handsome Jack. The bundle will include all DLC for both games.

In a first for the series, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will also include four-player split-screen cooperative play.

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Xbox One exclusives can be streamed to Windows 10 PCs, tablets

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Xbox One exclusives can be streamed to Windows 10 PCs, tablets

Microsoft has announced that Xbox One exclusives can be streamed to Windows 10 PCs and tablets via a new app. The tech giant also announced new augmented reality technology in the pipeline.

The Xbox One app displays friends' gamertags, allows you to comment and message friends and allows for voice chat across devices. The app lists your Steam games alongside your Xbox One games. Xbox One games can be streamed over a local network. It includes DVR technology that enables users to capture gameplay footage, edit and share it online.

In addition, the app will allow for cross-platform play between select titles. Lionhead's Lauran Carter demonstrated this with the studio's upcoming title Fable Legends, now also confirmed for PC.

To demonstrate the app's ability to stream Xbox One exclusives to any Windows 10 PC or tablet demonstration Microsoft showed Forza Motorsport 5 being played on a Surface Pro 3. Xbox head Phil Spencer said the Microsoft plans to “treat Xbox gaming on Windows 10 with a passion and energy” equal to that which it shows gaming on Xbox One.

News Index


Former exec admonishes top Nintendo brass
Former exec admonishes top Nintendo brass
NEWS They "do not really understand modern gaming".
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Online shooter APB Reloaded is coming to XO and PS4
Online shooter APB Reloaded is coming to XO and PS4
NEWS An improved version, hopefully.
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Microsoft also exploring PC to Xbox One streaming
Microsoft also exploring PC to Xbox One streaming
NEWS XO as Steam Box.
Game of Thrones - Episode 2 coming in February
Game of Thrones - Episode 2 coming in February
NEWS Video inside.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android
More Microsoft exclusives will be coming to PC
More Microsoft exclusives will be coming to PC
NEWS Fable Legends "just the first".
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Alien: Isolation has sold slower than Aliens: Colonial Marines
Alien: Isolation has sold slower than Aliens: Colonial Marines
NEWS C'mon guys...
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
15
All Battlefield Hardline multiplayer modes revealed
All Battlefield Hardline multiplayer modes revealed
NEWS Crosshair announced.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Xbox One exclusives can be streamed to Windows 10 PCs, tablets
Xbox One exclusives can be streamed to Windows 10 PCs, tablets
NEWS Windows 10 a free upgrade.
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The Elder Scrolls Online to drop mandatory subscriptions
The Elder Scrolls Online to drop mandatory subscriptions
NEWS Console versions dated.
PC, XO, PS4
RPG: MMO
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Remember Me dev working on vampire-themed RPG
Remember Me dev working on vampire-themed RPG
NEWS Called Vampyr.
US Federal Trade Commission cracks down on 'brain game' claims
US Federal Trade Commission cracks down on 'brain game' claims
NEWS Edutainment under scrutiny.
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Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel are coming to new-gen
Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel are coming to new-gen
NEWS The "Handsome Collection".
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US Counter-Strike pro teams accused of match fixing
US Counter-Strike pro teams accused of match fixing
NEWS Suspicious betting patterns emerge.
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Riot announces League of Legends Ocean Week on its ANZ server
Riot announces League of Legends Ocean Week on its ANZ server
NEWS Be immortalised on a sunken statue.
PC
Action
Microsoft's parity policy means Broforce will not come to Xbox One
Microsoft's parity policy means Broforce will not come to Xbox One
NEWS MS says it wasn't contacted.
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H1Z1 hit with technical launch difficulties
H1Z1 hit with technical launch difficulties
NEWS Sony's zombie game a shambles.
PC, PS4
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PS4 users watch more porn than Xbox One users
PS4 users watch more porn than Xbox One users
NEWS Somebody order an infographic?
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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada will be the next Warhammer 40K game to be digitised
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada will be the next Warhammer 40K game to be digitised
NEWS Coming to PC.
Starships is the next Civilization-style title from Sid Meier
Starships is the next Civilization-style title from Sid Meier
NEWS Ties in with Beyond Earth.
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One month free XBL Gold now rolling out to Halo MCC owners
One month free XBL Gold now rolling out to Halo MCC owners
NEWS 343 Guilty Spark.
XO
Action: First-Person
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Rock Band survey sparks new hope for reboot
Rock Band survey sparks new hope for reboot
NEWS For Those About To Rock.
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SteamLeft tells you how long it will take to complete your library
SteamLeft tells you how long it will take to complete your library
NEWS The average is 1,944 hours.
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Hatred the second ever game to be rated AO for violence from ESRB
Hatred the second ever game to be rated AO for violence from ESRB
NEWS No surprises there.
PC
Action: Third-Person
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Sony offers refunds after pay-to-win complaints in H1Z1
Sony offers refunds after pay-to-win complaints in H1Z1
NEWS "If you think it's P2W don't buy it."
PC, PS4
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Arrest in the UK over Christmas PSN, XBL attacks
Arrest in the UK over Christmas PSN, XBL attacks
NEWS 18 year-old in custody.
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Friday Briefing: Minecraft doco, XO wins an Emmy, hate-buying Amiibos, and more
Friday Briefing: Minecraft doco, XO wins an Emmy, hate-buying Amiibos, and more
NEWS A dose of bite-size news.
Voice-controlled RTS There Came An Echo has a PC release date
Voice-controlled RTS There Came An Echo has a PC release date
NEWS "Steam, commence download!"
DayZ producer vents frustrations with Steam Early Access
DayZ producer vents frustrations with Steam Early Access
NEWS There needs to be "a f**king loading bar".
PC
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Legacy of Kain spin-off Nosgoth hits open beta next week
Legacy of Kain spin-off Nosgoth hits open beta next week
NEWS Get your fangs out.
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Naughty Dog going for "experience" over frame-rate with Uncharted 4
Naughty Dog going for "experience" over frame-rate with Uncharted 4
NEWS Locked at 30 FPS.
PS4
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