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Sony PlayStation’s killer feature scores another success, can Xbox One, Switch catch up? | Gaming | Entertainment

Sony PlayStation has a big features that currently only available on PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles. Other gaming machines currently can’t offer Virtual Reality, although things could changes in the future. Microsoft’s Xbox One X is supposedly getting some form of VR support in the future, although the tech giant seem focused on the PC platform at this time. The Nintendo Switch, meanwhile, has had some interested patents found connected to VR, although the chances …

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Success Involves More Than Just Xbox One Sales To Microsoft’s Phil Spencer

How soon we see the next proper generation of consoles is anyone’s guess. Sony and Microsoft have modified their approach to console hardware to resemble something like the mobile phone market, first with the PS4 Pro last year and next month with the Xbox One X. You’d expect the impending launch of a new console to be a time for executives to pump up how everyone needs to get their hands on one. And indeed, …

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Nintendo learned from two huge mistakes with the Wii U to make the Switch a runaway success

Nintendo’s last console, the Wii U, was a failure. Nintendo’s new console, the Switch, is a runaway success. These folks just bought a Switch, and they’re psyched about it. AP Photo / Koji Sasahara That simple fact is a major part of the reason that it was so, so hard to find the Nintendo Switch for much of 2017.  “When you’re coming off the launch of the Wii U system, and then your next hardware …

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PC Gaming Weekly: Early Access success for Fornite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

The big rumor last week was that Tencent, the biggest game company in the world, had bought a 5 percent stake in Bluehole Studio, the South Korean developer behind one of the most talked-about games of 2017: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It hadn’t, though the talks between the Chinese PC and mobile gaming behemoth and Bluehole are ongoing. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has become so huge that Bluehole has created a subsidiaryto manage the online multiplayer shooter. This is important, because …

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Why Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ Massive PC Sales Don’t Guarantee Xbox One X Success

Sci-fi shared world shooter Destiny 2 is out now. And while the first game was promising, it ultimately fell short of what developer Bungie was aiming for. Does the second game fare any better? We discuss. Also up for debate is Middle-earth: Shadow of War – sequel to the surprise hit of 2014 set in the Lord of the Rings universe , it’s been looking worse and worse with each subsequent announcement. Be it the …

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Pokemon boss told Nintendo the Switch wouldn’t be a success, but now admits his mistake

The Pokemon Company is very close to Nintendo, but that didn’t mean their boss pulled his punches. Prior to the Nintendo Switch launch chief executive officer of The Pokemon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara told the company that he didn’t think the console would be a success – but now, with stock shortages continuing and the system selling well, he admits his initial mistake. “I told Nintendo that Switch wouldn’t be a success before it went on …

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Pokemon CEO Doubted the Nintendo Switch’s Success Before It Even Launched

The Pokemon franchise has had a solid partnership with Nintendo over the years ever since the first two games launched back on the Game Boy. Since then, we’ve seen plenty of titles over various Nintendo consoles – specifically handhelds. In line with this, Nintendo Everything shares that Pokemon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara recently sat down for an interview with Bloomberg about the iconic franchise. During their discussion, Ishihara briefly mentioned the Switch and claimed that he initially …

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Xbox One X update – Bad new for Microsoft, despite pre-order success | Gaming | Entertainment

Xbox One X may not be as successful as Microsoft would have you believe. That’s according to analyst Michael Pachter, who believes it will sell 1 million this holiday season. While 1 million sales may sound impressive, Pachter doesn’t think that number represents a huge success. “My estimate is 1 million global units at holiday,” he told Twitter followers. “Don’t ‘want’ it to fail, think that is the right number. 1 million is not a …

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How Hearthstone’s massive success continues to hold it back

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube In a fashion we should probably be accustomed to by now, Blizzard effectively kickstarted an entire genre when they launched Hearthstone back in 2014. Three-and-a-half years later, the card game finds itself growing a legacy that mirrors the situation with World of Warcraft in its prime years – many contenders, but only one crown, and nobody even pretending they’re going to take it any time soon. Despite that dominance, Hearthstone, …

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Giants Gaming’s Andre and Jiizuke on the team’s success: “There’s something that rookie teams have that other teams don’t have — we actually have fun playing.”

Giants Gaming qualified for the spring split of next year’s European League Championship Series (EU LCS) after a difficult five-game series against their Challenger Series rivals, Schalke 04. Following the set, mid laner Daniele “Jiizuké” di Mauro and Coach André Guilhoto spoke with Slingshot’s Kelsey Moser about the stylistic clash with Schalke, the Galio pick, and leaving Challenger Series behind. Kelsey Moser: I’ve been wanting to ask you guys about the Ekko all split. It’s …

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The Kickstarter success board game Scythe is now coming to Steam

Asmodee Digital have confirmed they’re bringing board game Scythe to PC.  Click here to read more upcoming PC games that we also know are in the works. As reported by Eurogamer, Asmodee announced their plans to bring the game to Steam at Gen-Con, one of America’s biggest board game conventions. There’s no confirmation yet as to when it’ll hit our screens, but it’s expected the video game will follow the story of its strategic board game namesake and …

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The biggest obstacle to League of Legends’ ongoing success? Its fans

MOBAs are currently the biggest gaming force on the planet. More than nine million people have played Dota 2 in the last two weeks. Back in 2016, League of Legends reported 100 million monthly players. The amount of money that these players pour into the game not only keeps their studios afloat, but allows them to offer prize pools in excess of $20 million for their tournaments, or rake in $1.6 billion in microtransactions. But, …

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Wolfenstein: The New Order’s success allowed Nazis to invade America in the sequel

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Wolfenstein: The New Order may have felt a world away from Wolfenstein 3D, but it was still mostly set in the same country. Machine Games is moving away from Germany for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, however, and we got our first taste of Roswell’s surprisingly festive streets in a recent hands-on. It’s a refreshing change of scenery, certainly, but breaching the US is much more than that for the …

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Mass Effect: Andromeda was a financial success

EA have just released their latest earnings report and it seems like Mass Effect: Andromeda was a sales success, despite widespread criticism. In PCGN’s Mass Effect: Andromeda review, I noted its flaws but still had an extremely good time with it. It seems like plenty of other people enjoyed it too.  Look to the future with our list of upcoming PC games.  In EA’s financials, Mass Effect: Andromeda is held up as the title that …

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Nintendo Switch Success Is Half-Expected and Half-Surprising, Says EPD’s General Producer

Nintendo EPD’s General Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi was heavily involved in the development of the Nintendo Switch console. In an interview published on EDGE’s September issue (#309), he stated that the early success enjoyed by the hardware was half expected and half surprising for him. It’s half expected and half surprising. I always feel a certain amount of confidence in my work, and I imagine a lot of different scenarios. The one that’s come to fruition …

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