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Nintendo 64 emulator appears for Xbox One, somehow

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Nintendo 64 emulator appears for Xbox One, somehow

A surprise addition came to the Xbox Games Store this week, in the form of a Nintendo 64 emulator.

A modified version of Mupen64Plus, Win64e10 claims to be "the most advanced N64 emulator for Windows 10," enabling play of "all Nintendo 64 games."

Comments suggest that the app does not function particularly well on the console, with gameplay marred by lag and low frame rates.

Win64e10 theoretically runs on any Windows 10 device, and may well have slipped through the Xbox approval process by mistake.

Like most emulators, it requires ROMs of Nintendo 64 games in order to function.

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League of Legends comes to console - in China only

League of Legends comes to console - in China only

Tencent Games' new console hardware will bring e-sports mainstay League of Legends to a set-top box for the first time - but only in China.

Announced in May, the controller-driven TGP Box runs the software giant's Tencent Games Platform, enabling play of its own titles like LoL, as well as other games like FIFA Online and Call of Duty.

The box operates in a "Big Picture" style mode that allows it to access Tencent's own games store, featuring downloadable and streamable games.

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Firewatch to be adapted into feature film

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Firewatch to be adapted into feature film

Firewatch studio Campo Santo today announced a deal to bring its debut game to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The studio will team with production and financing firm Good Universe on the adaptation, as part of an ongoing deal to create projects across both video games and movies.

"It's rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting," said Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman of the Good Universe partnership. "We can't wait to see what we make together."

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Philadelphia 76ers forming "dominant" e-sports franchise

Philadelphia 76ers forming "dominant" e-sports franchise

Philadelphia's 76ers basketball team this week purchased two e-sports teams, becoming the first American sports franchise to do so.

The franchise now owns controlling stakes in Team Dignitas and Team Apex, which will now unite under the Team Dignitas banner, with the two teams' former owners serving as president and vice president.

Team Dignitas will compete in e-sports events including League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Smite, and Heroes of the Storm.

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Inevitable Overwatch porn parody is a 1v1 "grudge match"

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Inevitable Overwatch porn parody is a 1v1 "grudge match"

The Overwatch porn phenomenon is set to go live-action, thanks to production company Brazzers.

Following in the footsteps of fellow video game porn parodies Tomb Raider XXX, Call of Booty, and Left 4 Head, the movie goes by the title Oversnatch: A Brazzers XXX Parody.

The title revolves around a "grudge match" between pornstars Danny D and Aletta Ocean, roughly cosplaying as Overwatch's Reaper and Widowmaker, respectively.

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Destiny children's book is an illustrated Grimoire alternative

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Destiny children's book is an illustrated Grimoire alternative

Bungie is planning a full-scale release for a children's book based on its online sci-fi shooter Destiny.

Entitled D Is For Destiny, the book assigns each letter of the alphabet a different concept from the game, presumably so that children can learn what their parents are talking about when they grumble about loot drops or Oryx.

The text's rhyming, alliterative couplets explain the game's lore in a child-friendly fashion, accompanied by illustrations, possibly telling its story more clearly than the game itself.

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Sunless Sea sequel sails to Sunless Skies

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Sunless Sea sequel sails to Sunless Skies

Failbetter Games' next project is a sequel to the popular Sunless Sea, entitled Sunless Skies, the studio announced at EGX this weekend.

Inspired by such diverse sources as HG Wells, CS Lewis, art nouveau, Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Leigh Brackett, and Event Horizon, the game will "elaborate on Sunless Sea," the studio "enhancing the stuff [it] liked, and refining the experience."

In the "smoother, more engaging sequel," an authoritarian new British Empire has expanded from the underground ocean of Sunless Sea into an outer space full of dying stars, while driving out "bohemians, revolutionaries, and outcasts - like you."

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Luckey responds to "shitposting" scandal as devs pull Oculus support

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Luckey responds to "shitposting" scandal as devs pull Oculus support

VR developers and Oculus executives alike responded this weekend to allegations that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey had funded a "shitposting" organisation supporting US presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Fez developer Polytron announced via Pastebin that it "will not be pursuing Oculus support for [its] upcoming VR release, SuperHyperCube."

"In a political climate as fragile and horrifying as this one, we cannot tacitly endorse these actions by supporting Luckey or his platform," the company wrote.

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Twitchcon to host charity decathlon of video games, cooking, speed art, and more

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Twitchcon to host charity decathlon of video games, cooking, speed art, and more

Fundraising organisation Tiltify has invited 60 broadcasters to participate in a charity decathlon at this year's Twitchcon.

Competitors will face off in rounds that will include video games, cooking challenges, speed art, and more.

The week-long fundraising event will run from October 1–3, and will be live streamed on the Tiltify Twitch channel.

Tuesday 27 September

An Iron Lord's Path: Days 4-6
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An Iron Lord's Path: Days 4-6
A Destiny: Rise of Iron journal.
Nintendo 64 emulator appears for Xbox One, somehow
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Nintendo 64 emulator appears for Xbox One, somehow
Get it while it's hot.
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League of Legends comes to console - in China only
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League of Legends comes to console - in China only
Tencent's TGP Box doesn't cost ten cents.
Firewatch to be adapted into feature film
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Firewatch to be adapted into feature film
Part of an ongoing production deal.
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Friday 23 September

AOC sponsors prolific e-sports organisation Team Liquid
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AOC sponsors prolific e-sports organisation Team Liquid
Putting the "L" in "LCD."
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