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DreamHack, the largest digital gaming festival in the world, is stopping in Denver this weekend

DENVER – If you can’t wait for the Super Bowl, don’t worry – something quite like it is coming to Denver this weekend, except you won’t find players running down a field, you’ll find them locked into their computers, gaming consoles or Virtual Reality headsets. That’s because DreamHack, the world’s largest digital gaming festival, is stopping at the National Western Complex on the final leg of its first U.S. tour. At this point, you must …

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Elex Xbox One review — A gorgeous RPG world hindered by performance issues

Elex is a vast open world role-playing game which is surprisingly filled with a lot of choices. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the developers—Piranha Bytes—they’re a German studio known for the Gothic and Risen franchises. Gothic and Risen are great role-playing experiences, so the studio has a high standard to meet with Elex. Does the game live up to what we expect from the studio? Let’s find out. See at Microsoft Store …

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Nintendo World Championships 2017: Gamer portraits

1 of 15 Taylor Ballantyne Emil Nickname/Handle: Myth Age: 15 First Video Game Ever Played: Mario Kart Double Dash If I Was A Nintendo Character, I’d Be: Diddy Kong Advertisement 2 of 15 Taylor Ballantyne Abe Age: 12 First Video Game Ever Played: New Super Mario Bros. Wii If I Was A Nintendo Character, I’d Be: Inkling Boy 3 of 15 Taylor Ballantyne Anthony Nickname/Handle: 8owser16 Age: 12 First Video Game Ever Played: Mario Kart …

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RAID: World War II Xbox One review – A co-op WWII shooter that feels like PayDay

Join an inglorious team and help stop Hitler! PayDay 2 is good fun, but sometimes you want to fight bad guys instead of robbing banks. RAID: World War II takes the co-op shooting gameplay of PayDay back in time to World War II, complete with a few improvements on the original formula. See on the Xbox Store See on Steam A team of heroes out to stop the war Raid: World War II comes from …

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‘I’m going to KBBQ’: The winningly weird story of Nintendo World Championships 2017

Thomas ‘Ito’ Gonda has Korean barbecue on his mind. It hasn’t even been an hour since the baby-faced 21-year-old won the Nintendo World Championships 2017, narrowly seizing victory from 2015’s returning champ John ‘John Numbers’ Goldberg. Gonda secured his very own golden Mario trophy after battling his way through a gauntlet of Nintendo games new and old. Even unreleased titles made an appearance – the final challenge in Super Mario Odyssey featured a fight against …

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The Stardew Valley creator’s next game will be in the same world but a different genre

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Stardew Valley is an absolutely wonderful take on the Harvest Moon formula. In fact, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say it did everything its inspiration did far better. That’s all the more impressive because it was developed by a single person, from the design to the programming to the art and music. Now that Stardew has been ported to numerous platforms, localized into many languages, and built into a …

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World of Warcraft’s 7.3 update broke nude mods and the community is in meltdown

World of Warcraft is a game featuring people. Human people, elf people, bull people, werewolf people, and lots more. As is internet law for grouping of humanoid creatures in a game, some players want to see them have sex. Or just naked. Or in any combination of sexually provocative situations. Here are some games with nudity – no mods required! WoW players have had that option for a very long time, running everywhere from full …

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Walking with dinosaurs in Jurassic World Evolution’s first gameplay trailer

Frontier have released the first in-game footage of Jurassic World Evolution, their management game set in the Jurassic Park universe. The footage doesn’t go super deep into the game’s mechanics but we get a good overview of its tropical world, see many dinosaurs roaming the park, and even get hints at how the creatures will interact with one another. The footage is a montage of shots of the park, showing some of its structures, but the real …

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Nintendo World Championships have a bit of everything for players and fans

New York — At the Nintendo World Championships 2017 at a packed Manhattan Center, Thomas “Ito” Gonda overcame reigning title holder KickPunchBlock’s John “John Numbers” Goldberg in a race to the finish line in the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey. Consistent with Nintendo’s against-the-grain philosophy, competitors and viewers will only know one title — “Metroid: Samus Returns” for the 3DS — for this weekend’s Nintendo World Championships, dubbed the “decathlon of gaming.” Which players have the …

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Nintendo Shutting Down Real World Mario Kart Fraud

Anyone who has ever picked up a controller and squealed around the track in Nintendo’s Mario Kart has probably thought about how amazing it would be to get to do it in real life. One company in Tokyo, Japan has been offering that experience for locals and tourists alike. MariCAR Shinagawa offers go-cart rides and tours through the streets of Tokyo. Part of the fun of the ride is that they offer full body one-sies of various that look …

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Nintendo promises unique competition for world championship

Nintendo of America chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aimé isn’t one to follow the same path as others. It’s a Nintendo philosophy: Do things differently. That trickles down from its intellectual property to its games and, yes, its events. That’s why, going into the Nintendo World Championships on Saturday in New York City, competitors and viewers will know only one of the titles — “Metroid: Samus Returns” for the 3DS — that will be played in …

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The PC builder bluffer’s guide – all the info you need to convince the world of your tech cred

Want to really impress your mates with your hardware knowledge (and who wouldn’t be impressed by that)? Then you can use our handy PC building bluffer’s guide to learn all the techie terms, acronyms and bizarre phraseology you’ll ever need to get by. Find all the hardware you need to build your own machine with our handy hardware guides. Technology develops pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you …

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One Piece Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition Review – Switch

There aren’t many licensed properties that can claim to have a game on both the Bandai Wonderswan and Nintendo’s Switch, but that’s the case with Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece — this evergreen manga megahit has had a steady stream of video game adaptations over its 20-year-plus run, with One Piece Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition on Switch as the latest. It’s an updated version of the same 3D action title that came out on …

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How Social Media Is Changing the Gaming World – Adweek

Gaming is a $99.6 billion industry, and social media is playing an increasing role in shaping it. According to research from Statista, the social gaming industry in the U.S. is worth $2.15 billion in 2017, while the social gaming industry in Asia is worth $2.5 billion. In fact, research shows that about one-half of social network users play games on social media sites at least occasionally, and 15 percent of the time users spend on …

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If they are to understand our digital world, MPs should play videogames | Rob Gallagher | Opinion

Digital technologies have transformed everyday life. They’ve profoundly altered how we interact, express ourselves and frame our identities – and that’s just for starters. While in many cases these changes have been for the better, in others, Silicon Valley’s sleek aesthetics and fancy buzzwords have turned out to mask new forms of profiteering, surveillance and control. If we want digital technologies to be a force for good, it’s crucial to understand what’s at stake – …

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