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Is the Xbox One Kinect still worth buying in 2017? Let’s look at the pros and cons.

Alas, Kinect, we hardly knew ye. Microsoft’s misunderstood audio-visual peripheral was, at one point, the fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time, believe it or not, with over 10 million units in sales in the first six months. Of course, that was the Xbox 360 version, which was vastly, vastly inferior to the “V2” version we have on the Xbox One and Windows PC. Despite the superior power of Kinect V2, a combination of …

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Robot learns to beat gaming pros

For decades, the world’s smartest game-playing humans have been racking up losses to increasingly sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence. The defeats began in the 1990s when Deep Blue conquered chess master Garry Kasparov. In May, Ke Jie — until then the world’s best player of the ancient Chinese board game “Go” — was defeated by a Google computer program. Now the AI supergamers have moved into the world of e-sports. Earlier this month, an artificial …

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Nintendo Defended Their Hands Off Policy Over Super Smash Pros

One of the more popular figures in the Super Smash Bros. Pro community, Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, recently criticized Nintendo for not supporting the Smash Pro community well enough. Nintendo heard about the comments through Kotaku’s Compete site at E3, and Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime, has responded. According to the report by Compete: Nintendo just doesn’t want to do a league. Fils-Aime said as much to me when describing the company’s philosophy about competitive gaming: “It’s community-oriented. It’s …

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Nintendo Responds To Smash Bros. Pro’s Callout, Wants To Keep Scene Grassroots

One of the world’s top Super Smash Bros. players recently knocked Nintendo for not sufficiently supporting the scene and said he hoped that Nintendo heard him. This week in Los Angeles, they did—after we played a clip of his speech to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, a top-three-ranked Super Smash Bros. Melee pro, called Nintendo out a couple of weeks ago in his victory speech at Wisconsin tournament Smash ‘N’ Splash …

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Smash Pro’s Tournament Victory Speech Calls Out Nintendo

Image credit: Smash ‘N’ Splash 3, Twitch Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma had just come off a long tournament run of beating some of the best in Super Smash Bros. Melee when he took to the stage for a winner’s interview. Debiedma used the opportunity to hold an impassioned rally for the grassroots that makes Smash happen, with choice words for a “certain company.” Coming off a strenuous grand finals at Smash ‘N’ Splash 3, his opponent …

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What Street Fighter Pros Think Of Ultra Street Fighter II For The Switch

From left to right: James Chen, Justin Wong, and Du “NuckleDu” Dang check out Ultra Street Fighter II on the Nintendo Switch This past weekend, Compete hosted several Street Fighter pros and commentators at our offices for a public event where fans could sign up to battle against top SFV players. Since we had this all-star roster of Street Fighter aficionados hanging out at our offices, the Compete staff pulled them aside to preview the …

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League of Legends banned in snooker pro’s house after it ballsed up his career

Former snooker world champion Neil Robertson has spoken out about his videogame addiction, which he says negatively impacted his career. He got sucked into some of PC’s biggest online games, such as League of Legend, World of Warcraft, and FIFA.  Play our list of the best multiplayer games responsibly.  In an interview with Eurosport, the Australian player was candid about how videogames had adversely affected his career since his UK Championship wins in 2013 and …

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Gaming on a projector: the pros and cons of big-screen gaming

There was a time when a projector was the only possible way of gaming on a decently-sized screen in your living room, but nowadays it’s not uncommon to find televisions themselves sized in excess of 77 inches. Projectors still might have the edge in terms of maximum possible screen size, but for most reasonably sized living rooms you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a television big enough for your needs. However, the humble projector is …

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