Review: SNK vs. Capcom: The Match Of The Millennium – The Battle Still Rages, 20 Years On

Captured on Nintendo Switch (Docked) Once upon a time, the battle between Capcom and SNK was real. During the early ’90s, the two companies – each dedicated to the evolution of the fighting game – embarked in a tit-for-tat cold war. SNK’s Ryo, an orange gi-wearing approximation of Street Fighter’s Ryu, ended up in Capcom’s …

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A glimpse into the future of being yelled at by videogame AI

Modbox is a multiplayer game creation sandbox. OpenAI GPT-3 is a tool that generates human-like text. Replica is a tool that generates human-like voice acting. Combine these three things, as Modbox developer Lee Vermeulen did, and you get: given the brush off by shouty NPCs you can have conversations with, in VR, with your real voice.

This is the future.

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#SinucaAttack Review

I regularly use the columns of TheXboxHub to bemoan gaming naming nomenclature, but #SinucaAttack leaves me at a bit of a crossroads. On one hand, the word ‘Sinuca’ is a clever phonetic spelling of snooker, one of the core themes of the game itself. But then on the other hand, the name as a whole …

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Voyage is a hand-painted cinematic adventure

I hadn’t heard of Voyage until just a few hours ago, which seems like a waste. I could have spent months or years looking forward to this game, and instead it’s here already, available to buy and looking beautiful.

Voyage is an about two people wordlessly exploring a series of hand-painted landscapes, solving puzzles and piecing together a mystery. You can play it alone or with a pal. Watch the trailer and tell me you don’t want to.

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Hideo Kojima’s book is getting an English translation

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 20 February 2021 18:21 GMT Hideo Kojima’s book, The Gifted Gene and My Lovable Memes, is getting an English translation. Originally published in Japan back in 2019, Kojima’s book features essays written by Kojima where he discusses his inspirations. In English, the book will be titled The Creative Gene: How books, …

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Futuristic Slasher Ghostrunner Celebrates 500,000 Units Sold With Console Demo

One More Level, Slipgate Ironworks, and 505 Games have announced that their cyberpunk slasher Ghostrunner has sold 500,000 units. Accompanying the news was the game’s console demo, which is now available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The Ghostrunner demo has just hit consoles! Run it on your #NintendoSwitch, #Xbox One, and …

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The next Steam Game Festival will take place in June

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 20 February 2021 17:38 GMT The next Steam Game Festival will occur in June. The next Steam Game Festival returns June 16-22, so you will have a bit of a wait (thanks, resetera). Like previous festivals, you can expect plenty of demos, chats with developers, and live streams. Earlier this month, …

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Rare’s Dinosaur Planet for N64 near final build released for all to play

Forest of Illusion has acquired a near final build of Rare’s unreleased Dinosaur Planet for the Nintendo 64 system and released it for everyone to play. As many of you will know the project was reimagined late in development and then released as Star Fox Adventures for the GameCube on 22nd September 2002 Miyamoto and …

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id Software Co-Founder Thinks Console Makers Should Cut the Middlemen and Directly Auction Their Products

id Software co-founder, John Carmack, thinks that given global component and hardware shortages, companies should directly auction their products in the interest of transparency, and cut the middlemen (in this case, bots and scalpers). In a series of tweets spotted by Video Games Chronicle, Carmack wrote: Given shortages and speculators on things like 3090 GPUs …

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Blizzard Has Yet to Decide if Overwatch 2 Will Have a Closed or Open Beta, Expect More Dev Updates This Year

Blizzard Entertainment has been largely mum about Overwatch 2 since its official release, but the developer did hedge fans’ expectations by explicitly stating that the game will not release anytime soon and development updates will be scant. However, it looks like that’s set to change starting this year. In an interview with IGN, director Jeff …

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Fire up the Time Machine: The Blizzard Arcade Collection Arrives Today

In celebration of Blizzard Entertainment’s 30th anniversary, we’ve recharged three of the very first games we ever developed — bringing forward all the history, hard work, and love that went into making them — and added a few extras. So, fire up the time machine and dive into the Blizzard Arcade Collection, available today on …

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PlayStation Store Has Listed Turok 1 and 2 for Release Next Week

Back in 2016, Night Dive Studios suggested that it was interested in releasing the Turok games for PlayStation platforms. It looks like that’s finally happening on Thursday next week. According to PlayStation Store listings spotted by Gematsu, both Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil will release on February 25th. At the time …

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 20th)

After what has been the busiest week in the Nintendo world for some time – feel free to catch up on everything that was announced during this week’s Nintendo Direct here – it’s finally time for us to catch a breather and chat about our weekend gaming plans. Members of the Nintendo Life team have …

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Join the Crystal Gems with Steven Universe: Unleash the Light

We’ve previously had the chance to Save the Light with Steven Universe, but now it’s all about joining the Crystal Gems once more in order to battle away in the ultimate RPG to Unleash the Light! Available to purchase and download on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC through Steam …

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Video: Nintendo Minute play some Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury bingo

The Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury shenanigans continue in another brand new episode of Nintendo Minute, which had been released earlier today. This time, however, Kit and Krysta have decided to add an unusual twist to the newly-released game to make things just a little more interesting. The duo said in the video …

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Diablo 2 remaster reuses Tyrael’s wings from the original 3D model

While Diablo II: Resurrected isn’t trying to precisely duplicate the original’s look, the newly-announced remaster is making an impressive effort to match some parts. Watching a panel at BlizzCon today, I was delighted to hear about how they dug up ancient Blizzard assets to recreate and even reuse in the remaster. My favourite titbit: the new Tyrael reuses the angelic wings from the actual 3D model used to create his 2D sprite in the original game.

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Street Fighter’s Chun-Li And Ryu Coming To Fortnite Soon

Fortnite has been embracing crossover character skins for ages now, and two big names are about to join the cast! More information is dropping tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time via official Epic channels, but for now we’ve got a spiffy new reveal trailer showcasing Ryu and Chun-Li from the Street Fighter franchise. After Master Chief, Kratos, and …

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Diablo II: Resurrected Bringing a Remastered Diablo II to Consoles and PC This Year

Diablo II is getting resurrected more than 20 years after its original 2000 release. The remastered classic Blizzard title is coming to PC and consoles later this year as Diablo II: Resurrected, a definitive remastering that collects Diablo II with its expansion, Lord of Destruction. Rumors of the remaster have persisted for some time now, …

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Blizzard Arcade Collection arrives today on PS4 and PS5

In the early 90s, times were simpler. The internet was a baby. Phones were only used for phone calls. “Cutting-edge graphics” meant “256 colors.” And back then, a little company that called itself Silicon & Synapse came together around the simple idea of making the types of games that the people at the company liked …

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