A Minecraft player is recreating the Super Nintendo World theme park

Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios in Japan may not be opening for a while due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped Minecraft player Dippy22 from creating the theme park in Mojang’s popular sandbox game. It’s around 45% complete and Dippy22 is asking fellow players and creators for help to finish the virtual …

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3D Action Shooter Little Witch Nobeta Confirmed for PlayStation

Pupuya Games has announced that its 3D action shooter, Little Witch Nobeta, will release on unspecified PlayStation platform(s) and Nintendo Switch alongside PC. The game, which is currently in early access on Steam, is expected to fully launch by April 2022. As Nobeta, players are tasked with solving the mystery of their own lives. In …

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Feature: “You Have To Rewire Your Brain To Accept The Absurdities I’m Going To Lay Out”

© MDickie While Wrestling Empire is no critical darling, sole developer Mat Dickie is used to that reception, having been making his own professional wrestling games since 2000. Despite unusual visuals and unpredictable gameplay, these titles have achieved a cult following – it’s not a huge leap from the suspension of disbelief required to enjoy …

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 Devs Want to Surprise Those Who’ve Played the Original and Surpass Expectations

Drawing on the success of Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 1, Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Co-Director Naoki Hamaguchi want to surpass players’ expectations with Part 2, and surprise those who’ve played the original and already know what comes next. A translation of the duo’s talk at the CEDEC Conference was provided by Twitter user aitaikimochi. Hamaguchi added that …

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Yakuza director Toshihiro Nagoshi is Sega’s next creative director

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 31 January 2021 16:30 GMT Yakuza series director Toshihiro Nagoshi is due to step down as chief creative officer (CCO) of Sega, and will become creative director instead. Nagoshi – who worked as executive director on Yakuza: Like a Dragon – has been a key part of the Yakuza franchise since …

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You can play as the Bernie Sanders inauguration meme in Soulcalibur 6

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 31 January 2021 15:15 GMT Ever wanted to play as Bernie Sanders in Bandai Namco‘s Soulcalibur 6? Of course you have, and now a new mod brings the mitten-wearing politician onto the stage of history. The image of Sanders sitting on his fold-out chair, arms crossed, mask on, and sporting his infamous …

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Tokyo Retailer Calls Police as PS5 Restock Ends in Chaos

Staff at the popular Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo’s Akihabara district had to call the police on Friday after a first-come-first-serve PlayStation 5 sale descended into chaos. Dave Gibson, a lead developer at Creatures Inc, was at the store and published videos of the scene on Twitter. A number of other users also shared photos and videos of …

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Capcom Reports ‘Solid’ Resident Evil 3 Sales and Record Profit

Capcom has published its financial report for the nine-month period ended December 31, 2020, reporting the “highest” end-of-third-quarter profit levels in company history. Net sales amounted to 64,867 million yen, up 22.6 percent year-over-year. Operating income was 24,382 million yen – an increase of 32.2 percent year-over-year. Capcom attributed its financial success to “solid sales” of Resident Evil …

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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury frame rate and resolution revealed

The big new release next month from Nintendo is the excellent Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury for the Nintendo Switch platform. If you haven’t already done so then you can read our preview of the upcoming game which is due for release on 12th February. For now we have confirmation of the 3D …

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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Frame Rate And Resolution Detailed

© Nintendo Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is the first major Nintendo Switch release of the year and it’s arriving on 12th February. While we’ve already heard how 3D World will run much faster compared to the original Wii U release, it seems a number of outlets have now shared information about the …

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Up Next: The 9 games you should be playing on your Xbox in February 2021

[embedded content] Whew, not going to lie, February was looking a whole lot better before delays started hitting it. At one point, we were due to see Square Enix’s new looter-shooter Outsiders and Ubisoft’s Riders Republic, but everyone took a look at the Cyberpunk 2077 farrago, did a Brave Sir Robin and ran away. What …

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What’s the most underrated PC game ever?

It used to be fairly easy to split PC games into three categories. There were the good games that everyone had played, the bad games that were rightfully forgotten, and a small pool in the middle of good games that never got their due.

This middle category were the games destined to be cult classics. They’re the kind of games people like me love to write about: good enough that you might care about them, but not the mega-hits you’re already sick of hearing about.

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Reggie Fils-Aimé talks about poor Wii U sales, says the Switch was a “make or break product”

Although Reggie Fils-Aimé isn’t with Nintendo anymore, he’s still very much highly regarded as being one of the most memorable figures in the gaming industry from the last few years. Whether it’s due to his presence on stage at E3 conferences or his warm persona on and offline, Reggie still takes part in gaming podcasts …

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Playthrough of canceled GoldenEye HD remaster for XBLA pops up online

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 30 January 2021 21:03 GMT A port of GoldenEye 007 was in development for Xbox Live Arcade at one point before it was canned. Footage of the XBLA version of GoldenEye 007 has been posted online by Graslu00, and you can see for yourself what might have been in the video …

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Report shares more tales of disfunction at Amazon Game Studios

I do love a long read about how things went wrong on a videogame, and Amazon Game Studios have gone wrong on several now. The latest report of disfunction at the makers (and cancellers) of Breakaway and Crucible is over at Bloomberg, and it mirrors a lot of what had been reported previously, including that the executives in charge don’t understand games, and the games designed to meet corporate objectives without much heed paid to what people want to play.

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Reggie: Switch was a “make or break product” for Nintendo that “luckily was a hit”

Former Nintendo of American president Reggie Fils-Aime has said after lackluster sales of Wii U, the company needed a hit, and luckily it was Nintendo Switch. Speaking during a New York Gaming Awards Twitch stream, Reggie Fils-Aime said after the “poor performance” of Wii U, one of his lasting memories of being with Nintendo was …

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Story-Driven Action RPG Batora: Lost Haven Announced for Consoles and PC

Stormind Games, the studio behind Remothered, have announced Batora: Lost Haven for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Batora: Lost Haven tells the story of a 16-year old Avril, who lost everything when a mysterious calamity destroyed the earth. Avril was somehow gifted special powers in the …

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8 Tips to Help you Cheer, Cooperate, and Construct in Bonkies

Summary Check out the new launch trailer for Bonkies, available today for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One Find out more about the wholesome, jolly couch co-op party game with a pinch of construction building Discover tips that will help you squeeze out even more fun out of the game Greetings, aspiring space cadets! Bonkies, …

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Sony Files Patent for Technology That Allows Spectators to Partake in VR Content

Folks over at IGN have discovered a patent recently filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment that allows audience members to participate in virtual reality content. The technology is explained in the illustration above, which shows a VR user receiving messages informing him that spectators are “now voting” and “have given you a soup ladle.” The audience …

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PlatinumGames Doesn’t Think Sony’s PlayStation Division Is Shunning the Japanese Market

Numerous reports surfaced over the last year claiming that Sony was shifting its focus from Japan to the West when it comes to the PlayStation. The company denied those claims, but given the PS5’s lackluster launch sales in the region, analysts continue to suggest that Sony’s sidelining its home turf. At least one major Japanese developer …

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Review: Shadow Gangs – A Tough-As-Nails Shinobi Tribute That’s Worth Your Time

Captured on Nintendo Switch (Handheld/Undocked) We’ve played a lot of tough games here at Nintendo Life. We’re no strangers to the Game Over screen, but equally, we never gave up. You could say we’ve been around the block. We’ve knocked out Mr Dream. We’ve cleared Smash Bros. Ultimate at 9.9 intensity. There’s very little we …

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People Are Just Discovering That Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis System Was Patented by WB and They’re Unhappy

Folks on the internet have just found out that the Nemesis system used in Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was patented by publisher WB Games back in 2016. An article published by PlayStation Universe was picked up by ResetEra, leading to an intense debate about the patent. While some folks claimed …

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Balan Wonderworld: The return of Yuji Naka to the limelight

When we think about the pioneer designers of gaming who are instantly recognisable just by their name alone, there are very few which come to mind. Irrespective of how loyal you are to the Xbox brand, the name Shigeru Miyamoto commands attention and respect, no doubt a true visionary with huge franchises like The Legend …

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Sonic The Hedgehog Voice Actor Thanks Fans For Reaching Out

As you’ve likely heard by now, Sonic the Hedgehog‘s voice actor, Roger Craig Smith, has announced his departure from the role. He’s voiced the blue blur across video games, television series and even movies, and has been an integral part of the Sega family for more than 10 years. Although Smith had already thanked fans …

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