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Fun Stuff: Ryu Turns 50, Takes Newest Doll To Kickstarter

July 21, 2014, 7:51 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

It's a strange day in Street Fighter land for sure. As part of Capcom USA's odd lore choices for Street Fighter in the 90s, Ryu is technically 50. Of course, back then, Capcom had to give

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Areal dev West Games crosses a line, doxxes trolls on their KS comments

July 21, 2014, 7:23 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

West Games has not received the best publicity for their Kickstarter game Areal, and objectively speaking, they also have not taken to the criticism either. Today, however, they have crossed a line that no one

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MMO figures show continued dropoff, WOW dominance

July 21, 2014, 6:39 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

Superdata collated facts and figures for the world's top MMOs this year, and the results are generally not good. The marketshare for the genre has

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Microsoft looking for new Business Development Manager for gaming

July 21, 2014, 6:06 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

An interesting new job posting popped up today for Microsoft, that could be a boon for gaming on their products.... or not. The job description is heavily overwritten, but basically the open position is for a

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Review

July 21, 2014, 4:09 pm | review | 0 comment(s)

Ducking behind the nearest concrete embankment just in time to hear the punctuated rat-a-tat-tat of machine gun fire whizzing over my head, I take a quick moment to catch my breath.

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The Elder Scrolls VI: 10 ways to blow Skyrim out of the water

July 21, 2014, 1:41 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

Although there have been no official announcements regarding The Elder Scrolls VI, given that Bethesda work the Elder Scrolls series on 5 year development cycles, it is reasonable to assume that The Elder Scrolls VI

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Assassins, Avatars, and Atypical Mages: The Quest for Diversity

July 20, 2014, 5:50 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

[caption id="attachment_998" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Want to join our sausage fest?[/caption] Reading through the most recent headlines regarding video games, there is

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TESO launches on Steam half-off, Whiterun Wolfhound free with Imperial Edition

July 19, 2014, 12:23 am | post | 0 comment(s)

Were you holding back on getting The Elder Scrolls Online for the eventual Steam release? Well, now's the time to buy. Bethesda and Zenimax have finally released The Elder Scrolls Online for Steam, and to celebrate

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Watch twenty minutes of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer here

July 18, 2014, 11:59 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

We found twenty minutes of actual multiplayer for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. The two three peroson teams playing are comprised of Ubisoft's devs themselves, so you can find no better demo with expert commentary on

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Doom not ready for worldwide reveal quite yet

July 18, 2014, 11:36 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

id software themselves admitted Doom isn't quite ready for a worldwide reveal just yet. This is the statement from Bethesda's Pete Hines, who's been relentlessly fielding questions about Fallout 4 right until now: I try

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Valve responds to public concerns about their security practices, opens new security page

July 18, 2014, 11:24 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

Members of Valve's fanbase, across their different games, have written an open letter regarding their security program. Valve has responded in kind, but not really in a way that addresses all these concerns. The letter is

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PS2 classics we would like to play HD remastered on PS4

July 18, 2014, 12:47 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

HD remastering can be a tricky subject nowadays. A lot of recent PS3 titles are being remastered and re-released on PS4 which some believe is a bit cheap of Sony. However, PS2 HD remakes are

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Fun Stuff: ex-Superman 64 dev insists game is 'not that bad'

July 18, 2014, 2:11 am | post | 0 comment(s)

I'm almost sorry to put folks on blast in here, but this was too good to pass up. OK, first off, if you have never heard of Superman 64, let's cut straight to the chase and

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Doom reboots again for 2014

July 18, 2014, 1:51 am | post | 0 comment(s)

Doom is back! id Software have unveiled a reboot of the game coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows, running on the new idTech engine. Doom, originally released in 1993 for MS-DOS, has had more

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DOTA 2 International 2014 will broadcast by ESPN

July 18, 2014, 1:33 am | post | 0 comment(s)

Valve has revealed that the entire four day event, the International 2014, will be broadcast on ESPN's channels. The competition itself will be shown on ESPN3, with an exclusive preview of the final match

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Microsoft is closing down Xbox Entertainment Studios

July 18, 2014, 12:33 am | post | 0 comment(s)

In a way, this is the best possible outcome Xbox fans could hope for, knowing job cuts were on the way. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft will be closing down Xbox Entertainment Studios.

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The genius of Red Dead Redemption

July 17, 2014, 1:23 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

Arguably the biggest (and best) game of 2010 was Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption. A spiritual sequel to 2004's Red Dead Revolver, Redemption followed the story of the former outlaw John Marston as he tries to

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Fun Stuff: Epona USA is the Sega-Nintendo crossover you didn't know you wanted

July 17, 2014, 4:04 am | post | 0 comment(s)

Hey guys, did you know that Daytona USA on the Sega Saturn has a code to let you play as a horse? No? Well, we found something that ramps that up a notch. A brilliant fan

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Microsoft CEO says Xbox not a core business, but not far from it

July 17, 2014, 2:55 am | post | 0 comment(s)

Xbox is not in danger of being phased out in Microsoft today, but we feel this statement from CEO Satya Nadella is a red flag to current fans. Explaining Microsoft's new direction under his leadership, Nadella

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Former Panama dictator Noriega suing over Black Ops 2 (for money, not libel)

July 17, 2014, 2:21 am | post | 0 comment(s)

Considering how realistic and cutting edge video game narratives have been moving towards, it was only a matter of time before something like this was going to happen. Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama and

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Activision's Bobby Kotick could have been fired prior to Vivendi buyout

July 17, 2014, 1:59 am | post | 0 comment(s)

Time for some new boardroom intrigues. Remember that deal Bobby Kotick finagled to take majority control over Activision? The one which dropped Vivendi's stake from more than half down to 5 %? It turns out Kotick

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Pre-Sequel Skins Coming to Borderlands 2

July 16, 2014, 9:43 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

One more batch of content is coming to Borderlands 2. Gearbox has announced that players can now search for new Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel-themed skins for their characters in the game.  These are

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20 most powerful gaming images of all time

July 16, 2014, 4:01 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

In some ways video games are capable of giving us an emotional sucker punch in wayd that books, TV, and films just can't. The fact you get to control the protagonist adds a sense of

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The Witcher 3 Set to Hunt San Diego Comic-Con

July 15, 2014, 7:08 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

Today, CD Projekt Red announced that its highly anticipated title has a line up specifically for Comic-Con San Diego 2014. If you have been living under a rather large rock formation, The Witcher 3: Wild

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Should Uncharted 4 be the last Uncharted game?

July 15, 2014, 3:21 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

In the span of just a few years, the uncharted franchise has become one of the most recognized and well reviewed games series of all time. It started with the beautiful Uncharted: Drake's Fortune being

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Fun Stuff: With these 8-bit ghost cops, the heat are also the spooks

July 15, 2014, 1:41 am | post | 0 comment(s)

Cops, how do you like them? Do you get parking tickets from them all the time, or are you friends with one? Here's another way of looking at them. Artist Andy Pitts has reinterpreted the classic

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Jagex brings back Runescape's old combat system

July 15, 2014, 1:32 am | post | 0 comment(s)

It's been two years since Jagex changed Runescape's combat system, perhaps to its detriment. Today, they have revealed they are bringing back that old combat system, under a new Legacy Mode. For those uninitiated, Jagex released

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Overkill's David Goldfarb leaving to make new studio

July 15, 2014, 1:15 am | post | 0 comment(s)

Overkill, the developers of Payday 2, is losing David Goldfarb, who is leaving to make his own studio. He and Overkill are splitting on good terms, as David says he wants to buck industry

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Consoles can't handle Star Citizen

July 15, 2014, 1:03 am | post | 0 comment(s)

Yeah, you read that right, up front. Cloud Imperium Games has stated matter-of-factly that gaming consoles, even Xbox One and Playstation 4, aren't powerful enough for Star Citizen. Here's the full statement from Cloud

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15 Amazing Graphical Effects That Were Possible Only Due To PS4 And Xbox One

July 14, 2014, 2:16 pm | post | 0 comment(s)

No one can deny that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were capable of some pretty sexy graphics. However, with the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, graphics have become even better and

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Menashe

Menashe is the Owner of Gaming Enthusiast and Nintendo Enthusiast. He currently teaches in university, develops games, and writes about the video game industry. To read more of his articles, visit Gaming Enthusiast and Nintendo Enthusiast regularly. You can contact him at ninten.enthusiast@gmail.com.