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Irish video gaming industry offers major possibilities

A measure of the growth possibilities offered by the video games industry in Ireland was underlined in last week’s major acquisition by Dublin headquartered Keyword Studios of US-based VMC Consulting for $66m (€57m). It follows a number of smaller takeovers earlier this year by the Leopardstown-based company, which recently raised approximately €85m through a 10% share issuance. Founded in 1998, the company started out providing spoken-word audio services for game producers, but has expanded significantly …

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Nintendo Switch’s first portable dock offers freedom, but with new shackles

Enlarge / The author’s Nintendo Switch, inserted into the Nyko Portable Docking Kit. (Cables aren’t inserted into its backside for this product shot.) Sam Machkovech Nyko had clearly been watching my Nintendo Switch coverage. The accessory maker invited me to an E3 demo this summer with promises of all kinds of new, third-party Switch accessories, but this wasn’t about carrying cases or screen protectors. The invite frontloaded one accessory above them all: the Nyko Portable …

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Consortium: The Tower’s new playable demo offers freedom befitting an immersive sim

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The original Consortium was a flawed gem. A Deus Ex-ish immersive sim with a Quantum Leap-meets-Star Trek setting. You were invited to inhabit the body of a Bishop – a power-armored man of action – and play out a tense siege scenario aboard a massive sci-fi aircraft time and time again, poking and prodding with dialogue choices and (entirely optional) violence to find your own personal solution. The successfully fig-funded …

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RV Gaming Control Center Offers Party Fun on Wheels

Gaming Control Center. Locally in Mint Hill there is a small family owned business enterprise that offers great fun on wheels to everyone who loves to play video and virtual reality games. Affiliated with Thomas RV Rentals the Gaming Control Center is busy delivering family fun to kids of all ages ranging from 6 to 96.  The RV on wheels has been converted into a climate controlled fun machine equipped with all the latest consoles …

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Lambton College opens gaming arena, offers cutting-edge esports diploma

It started with a suggestion from the IT department. Now it is part of the curriculum. Lambton College is becoming a Canadian leader in the burgeoning world of esports. The college, whose main campus is in Sarnia, Ont., has added esports to its varsity sports lineup — alongside men’s and women’s basketball and soccer — and next year will begin offering a cutting-edge two-year diploma in esports entrepreneurship and administration. Lambton already has a dedicated …

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Forever 21 offers gaming fans a Nintendo clothing line

Nintendo has teamed up with the clothing chain Forever 21 to offer a wide variety of new and affordable Super Nintendo themed attire. The series of clothing includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and swimsuits, featuring Mario characters and symbols, as well as a few Zelda logos, in both 8-bit and illustrated forms. You’ll find art from classics like Super Mario Kart and A Link to the Past adorning the fall and summer wear. If you’re lookin’ …

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Austin’s Punch Bowl Social now offers virtual reality gaming

I shot a laser gun at space pirates and slashed my ninja sword at falling fruit. For a short time, I was even a Jedi wielding two lightsabers that smoked when they touched each other. North Austin’s Punch Bowl Social is making it possible for all of us to become virtual heroes like these with the launch of a cutting-edge virtual reality program — the first of its kind at a local bar. In the Domain, …

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GOG’s Big Deal Sale offers 20% off Tacoma, 80% off Prison Architect, and 75% off Her Story

GOG.com is having a sale, and it’s a big deal. Literally – they’ve called it the Big Deal Sale, and it’s kicking off now, with over fifty games at “historically low prices” and over 200 others with discounts of over 90%. Read on for details. For more good games at affordable prices – that is, non-existent ones – check out the best free games on PC. Offers include: Tacoma 20% off Sudden Strike 4 25% …

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Early Access release Fantasy Strike offers stylish fighting with minimal learning curve

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Thrilling and cathartic as it may be to button-mash your way through a Marvel vs Capcom match, true mastery of any fighting game is a long, painful road filled with extensive memorisation, practicing precision inputs and learning complex interlocking mechanics. Fantasy Strike from Sirlin Games – newly released on Steam Early Access – looks to teach the fundamentals of the genre in a far more direct fashion. Work on your …

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Nintendo offers new Super Mario Odyssey details and demo of Square’s intriguing ‘Project Octopath Traveler’

Nintendo announced a few items today to hold gamers over until the holiday season — and to appease would-be SNES Classic buyers. It announced a few details of its most anticipated upcoming games and even a demo (remember those?) of a throwback title from Square Enix that caught everyone’s eye way back at the Switch launch event. After a warm-up with some bones thrown to the hungry 3DS crowd (some Pokemon updates and a new …

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FTL-inspired Shortest Trip To Earth offers extensive free demo, seeking funding

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube We’ve all dreamed of being a starship captain at some point. Whether you envisioned yourself as more of a Picard, Kirk or Han Solo may be a point of fierce debate, but we can all agree that a boundless sea of stars, a loyal crew (or hairy copilot) and your fate fully in your own hands is a heady combination. Shortest Trip To Earth, by Estonian studio Interactive Fate, is …

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Xbox One’s Dashboard Update Offers An Alternate, Light Color Scheme

Yet another new design for the Xbox One dashboard is on the way, Microsoft recently announced. Today, during its Gamescom livestream, it showed off a new option for the revamped UI: Light mode. As pictured in the screens below, you’ll be able to toggle between Dark and Light modes. Dark mode is what you’ve seen before and features a grey background. Light mode swaps that out for a white background that is much brighter and …

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Asus’ new curved monitor offers smoother gaming on a budget

Asus has a new gaming monitor out, the ROG Strix XG27VQ, a name that I’m not even going to bother commenting on. In a world where most of these monitors try to be the biggest and best around, the new Strix XG27VQ takes a bit of a different approach, via AnandTech. At 27 inches, it’s smaller than most of Asus’ curved monitor lineup, which tends to be in the 32-inch and up range. It comes …

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Dropleaf subscription offers “all-you-can-play indie games” on PC

Subscription based gaming is on the up, with PS Now allowing for PC gamers to get their hands on PlayStation exclusives and the more recent Jump service that aims to be “Netflix for indie games.” Now, another platform is throwing its hat in the ring, with Dropleaf aiming for “all-you-can-play indie PC games.” Dropleaf is pioneered by Microsoft veteran Zi Guo, who worked on the Holoens and Windows itself. His aim is to address the …

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GOG offers free games with preorders of Absolver, Hello Neighbor, and more

Preorder bonuses are a common part of the videogame business, but they usually come by way of a game’s publisher, and not the platform where it’s being sold. But GOG would like you to think about buying games from its digital storefront rather than, you know, elsewhere, and so it’s offering free games to people who purchase Absolver, Hello Neighbor, The Pillars of the Earth, and/or Sudden Strike 4 through its storefront.    Preorder Absolver …

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