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Modding a Porsche 911 to serve as the controller while playing the original Doom game on the car's infotainment system sounds like a really bad idea. The same is true of modding any vehicle to be the controller for game, but it sounds especially dangerous for a sporty vehicle. That might be one reason why nobody's ever made such a mod, though if it were to exist at any point, YouTube user vexal shows what the experience might be like. By all means, vexal (real name Matt Swarthout, according to his YouTube profile) is a smart dude who writes software, enjoys gaming, and plays piano. He is also a... Read more...
Nintendo refuses to engage in a spec war with Microsoft or Sony in the console arena. Otherwise, we would expect the company's upcoming hybrid Switch console to deliver more than just 32GB of internal storage. That's not much, though the good news for gamers is that the Switch's storage is expandable via microSD. A good thing too, because fans of digital media will find themselves short on space after installing a handful of games. Each Switch console has a total of 32GB of storage. After accounting for the OS, users are left with less than 26GB for local content, such as downloadable games. For... Read more...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the greatest of all time (GOAT) at his position and it's not up for debate. Haters will hate and I'm fine with that. Deflategate was nothing more than a smear campaign by media outlets desperate for hits (I'm looking at you, ESPN), and a blatant power grab by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, otherwise known as Satan in New England. Pats nation will have an opportunity for revenge this Sunday and if EA's Madden NFL 17 simulation is any indication, there's going to be a lot of celebrating and partying throughout the Northeast US. After trailing 17-10 at... Read more...
Since the beginning of time (or somewhere thereabouts) mankind has been divided by two groups at war with one another, PC gamers and console gamers. Calls for peace between the two have largely gone ignored, and though it has mostly been a war of words and snarky memes, every so often a compatible battlefield emerges for an actual skirmish. Now is one of those times—Microsoft just added cross-platform multiplayer to Gears of War 4 in Social Quickplay. Let the brawling begin. The addition of cross-play allows gamers on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs to face off with another in Gear of War 4's Versus... Read more...
Nintendo's first mobile game featuring its iconic plumber is headed to Android devices very soon. In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Nintendo of America confirmed that Super Mario Run would sprint over to Google Play in March and that users anticipating the launch can go there now to pre-register in order to be notified when it becomes available (Nintendo did not give a specific date). Not only is Super Mario Run the first mobile title from Nintendo featuring Mario, it is also the company's first-ever smartphone game. It arrived to iOS devices on December 15, 2016, and quickly raced to more than 40... Read more...
Time is of the essence here, but depending on when you're reading this and how fast you can manipulate your mouse, DiRT Showdown for PC can be added to your games collection for free, courtesy of the Humble Store. The freebie title is part the Humble Store's winter sale going on now, though if you want to grab the game at no cost, you have to act fast—the offer is valid only until 1:00 PM Eastern (10:00 AM Pacific) today. In addition to getting the racing game for free, the giveaway comes with a 10 percent off coupon for new subscribers to Humble Monthly. That one you have a little more time to... Read more...
At long last, Nintendo provided some nitty-gritty details on its forthcoming hybrid console, giving fans a precise release date and price point. The Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017, with pricing in the United States set at $299.99. It will come with the main console, two Joy-Con controllers, a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a dock for connecting the Switch to a TV, an HDMI cable, and an AC power adapter. As seen in the picture of the retail packaging above, there will be second color option to the gray set that has already been showcased. Gamers who want a splash of color will... Read more...
Nintendo is planning to livestream the launch of its hybrid game console tonight, the Nintendo Switch, which will get underway at 11:00 PM Easter (8:00 PM Eastern). That is when we will presumably learn some key details about the console, such as exactly what kind of hardware is underneath the hood, if the battery will be removable or a permanent fixture, and so forth. Nintendo will then start taking pre-orders on January 13 at 9:00 AM Eastern, though good luck getting one. Assuming you'll even be in the New York area, Nintendo made clear that there will be a "limited quantity" of units made available... Read more...
Gamers will have a new console to choose from in a couple of months. It is the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid gaming system that is built both for playing games on a big screen TV and for portable gameplay. Nintendo has not yet announced a price for its forthcoming system (along with a lot of other details), though according to Japanese-language news report, consumers should expect to pay around 25,000 yen (around $215 in U.S. currency). That is a roundabout estimation by Nikkei, the same Japanese-language paper that revealed key details about several of Nintendo's previous game consoles ahead of their... Read more...
Do you need something to fill your time as you wait for Bioware to wrap up work on Mass Effect: Andromeda? You could revisit Mass Effect 2 or play through it for the first time. Either way, it will not cost you a dime as Electronic Arts is currently giving away the Standard Edition for free through its Origin digital distribution platform. All you need is an Origin account and you're golden.Mass Effect 2 is this month's "On the House" promotion in which EA gives away a new title monthly basis. The timing of this one is appropriate because the much anticipated followup, Mass Effect: Andromeda, is... Read more...
The long and arduous wait for Bioware's space epic Mass Effect: Andromeda is nearly at an end. That is because the game finally has a release date—Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of Bioware announced today that Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch in North America on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. It will then release a couple of days later in Europe on Thursday, March 23. "We appreciate your patience (and in fact, even your lack of patience in some instances) as we’ve been focused on completing the game," Flynn stated in a blog announcing the release date. It has not always been easy for eager fans anxiously... Read more...
You have to hand it to Valve, it created an ecosystem that virtually solved the tug-of-war over digital rights management (DRM) between publishers and consumers, making everyone happy in the process (mostly, anyway). As the largest digital distribution platform for games, Steam puts Valve in a unique position to pulse the industry at large and share interesting stats. Now is one of those times, as Steam's homepage currently lists the top 100 best selling games of 2016. The list is a reflection of the top games as measured by gross revenue, not user ratings (though they often align). This is the... Read more...
Certain moments in gaming sure can make a person feel old. The 20th anniversary of Blizzard's original Diablo game released on December 31, 1996, is one of them. To celebrate two decades of hellish hack and slash gameplay, Blizzard will place special in-game events and goodies into Diablo III and some of its other popular gaming franchises, including Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Overwatch, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft. "These events and items will only be available for a limited time, so be sure to check them all out before they’re gone," Blizzard announced in a blog post. Here is a... Read more...
Back in the 1990s, PC gamers first experienced the thrill of hopping into an X-Wing and engaging Imperial pilots in intense space combat. Now more than two decades later, a group of modders is giving the original Star Wars: X-Wing game a fresh coat of paint by remaking the simulation using Unity engine. A longer than 14-minute video showing actual gameplay footage of their progress has us itching to see the final product. The project is being put together by the XWVM community and is meant to replace the old DOS or Windows executable. To avoid any legal hassles, the mod requires that players own... Read more...
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