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Expert console designers making Intellivision Amico, a 2D gaming platform for everyone

Tommy Tallarico (formerly of G4TV fame, music producer behind Video Games Live concerts, Metroid Prime, and currently President of Intellivision), has teamed up with creators who worked on the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS to produce a brand new system with a totally different approach to gaming. While the console currently known as Intellivision Amico will not attempt to compete with PS4 and Xbox, it will instead forge out its own path co-existing alongside the current console market.

At first glance, this could seem like another Kickstarter project waiting to disappoint folks like Ouya or Atari VCS. The reality couldn’t be farther from the truth. There’s no Kickstarter involved. Some of Intellivision’s team members include the minds behind cloud gaming, the marketing team for Wii Sports, developers of Metal Gear Solid, and more. Real developers are putting hard work into bringing a very unique and interesting vision to life.

Amico, which means “friend” in Italian, is a new 2D console that will release in 2020 with major hardware and software development behind it, numbering in the tens of millions, by industry veterans who know what they’re doing. With a keen eye for high quality games, a unique hardware setup at an affordable price range, and a totally different approach to the industry, Amico stands a real chance at being something special.

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Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass will become available for Windows PC

In the 2019 Q1 Earnings Conference Call for Microsoft, CEO Satya Nadella announced to investors that Xbox Game Pass will come to the PC. In the past, many publications erroneously reported that the service would be available for Xbox as well as PC when it launched. There were certainly some disappointed that it wasn’t the case. However, now that dream will come true.

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What’s inside Black Ops 4 Season Pass

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched today and although the full game contains plenty of content for players, there is some question this time around as to what exactly is included in the game’s Season Pass. Taking a slightly different approach from previous COD games and their Season Pass structures, Treyarch claims to be dropping “more content with more frequency” in the new Black Ops Pass.

Some controversy existed when players realized that the Black Ops Pass was only available through purchasing special editions of the game so far, making it unclear if it would even be available at a later date or if gamers would have to pay full price for each DLC individually instead. But that turned out to be false, Black Ops Pass can be purchased on its own. So what’s exactly being offered here? And what’s in the base game?

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IndieSpotlight: This Is The Police 2 for PS4, Xbox, Switch, and PC

A couple of weeks back when our review dropped for This Is The Police 2 we had a lot of shining praise for the indie sequel to a game all about doing what it takes to enforce the law in tricky situations. Today the game is available for the public on consoles and we’d like to discuss its strong points some more. Consider this another glowing recommendation for prospective buyers. Don’t hesitate on picking this up, if you do – you’ll be missing out on some thrilling and high quality gameplay with a great story driving it all.

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Nintendo Underground: Three New RPGs, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC, and more

In this week’s eShop update for Nintendo Switch there’s a lot of new games available for gamers. In addition to the Mega Man 11 Demo which many of you have already been experiencing, there are some modern day classics, retro hits, and indie delights newly launched on the market.

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Here’s all the Fallout 76 videos plus today’s new one

Atomic energy was just one perk of splitting the atom, but more importantly – nuclear weaponry was also made possible by this grand scientific breakthrough. As with most weapons of mass destruction, nukes can achieve peace! Through the fear of being demolished many uneasy alliances have been formed. As Fallout 76 approaches release for PS4, Xbox, and PC on November 14, 2018 we have a new trailer from Bethesda Game Studios showcasing a little more of how this system will work.

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Jackbox Games throwing a major party at Humble Bundle

Jackbox Games is currently having a sale on their great party games on Humble Bundle. The list of games are great fun and a blast with a group of friends either at home or on a stream. For the following prices you can get a great range of games. As a kid I remember playing the You Don’t Know Jack series of pop up card trivia games that had their own announcer and buzzers, as well as the PC version which came for the old school Windows 95 operating system. Since then, these titles have significantly evolved and become ever more creative. You can’t go wrong with this one, and it’s even streamer-friendly as anyone with a smartphone and the code to your online game room can join in on the fun.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Now Available

This Monday Activision Blizzard has made their 7th expansion pack for world renowned MMORPG World of Warcraft. Practically defining the genre while simultaneously overshadowing all competition, WoW has been one of the most actively played video games in existence since its launch in 2004 (back when Windows XP was still the main operating system around).  Trivia aside, the various races of WoW will clash in a huge war 25 years in the making.

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Retro Review: A Second Look at Donkey Kong – Ultimate NES Remix Edition

Recently Nintendo, Atari, Sega, and many other game companies’ classic libraries are making their comeback with a vengeance. They have made these consoles with hundreds of titles all preloaded. Fans have been able to play classics, and a whole new generation have come to enjoy the games we know and love. Considering this, we have decided to play these games and give them a second look. Whether it’s remixes, remastered, or classics on a new system, like Pokémon we want to catch ‘em all!

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Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PS Vita) Revisited

Developed by French Bread and Ecole, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is a 2D fighting crossover title between SEGA and ASCII Media Works made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Dengeki Bunko imprint. The roster features 12 playable characters and 18 assist characters from 22 light novels.

The game features a variety of different modes to play in, such as network mode, score attack, survival, and the brand new Dream Duel mode exclusive to the console versions. The game’s playable characters come from various Dengeki Bunko-published light novels, such as Shakugan no Shana, Sword Art Online, Oreimo, and Strike the Blood, while stages come from various SEGA games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Valkyria Chronicles, and Phantasy Star Online 2.

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Rumor: Nintendo working on 3DS successor, but what is it?

Nintendo Switch could have a brand new baby sister (or brother) soon, in the form of a brand new style of Nintendo Game Boy for classic titles and brand new indie games. This surprising turn of events is made possible by Nintendo’s announcement that they’ll be creating a 3DS successor.

Many had assumed that Nintendo Switch would be the only Nintendo hardware going forward, following its huge success after a big gamble was taken on developing it. It appears that Nintendo is confident enough to launch something else as well, and we might already have an idea what it would be like conceptually.

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Google Chrome is now VR-Ready, here’s our impressions

A leap forward has been achieved in that now websites do not require any sort of special programming to be compatible with Virtual Reality headsets. Google Daydream and GearVR (Samsung’s current model of Mobile VR for their Galaxy smartphones) will now bring whatever you browse under your face and launch in the Google Chrome app, in Full VR.

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Demon’s Souls re-created in Dreams (PS4) at Gothic Novel Game Jam

The team behind LittleBigPlanet has done it again. Dreams is a PS4 exclusive project that’s been in the works for many years. With this title you’ll be able to craft experiences as abstract as a spirit journey or as defined as an interactive story book, then share it with the world who discover your content while ‘Dream Surfing’. It’s been indescribable compared to LBP which was marketed simply as “make your own games”, but today we learned more about it’s true potential.

As part of a Gothic Novel Game Jam presented by Media Molecule, an hour long broadcast which included assets made in-game being assembled into a Demon’s Souls re-creation, all within Dreams itself. The press has jokingly named it ‘Dreamon’s Souls’ and it has impressed the gaming community while reigniting discussion around this project.

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Pre-Gamescom 2018: THQ Nordic teases Biomutant, Darksiders III, and more

THQ Nordic has revealed what they intend to focus on during Gamescom 2018 which takes place in just 27 days in Cologne, Germany on August 21, 2018 and is one of the biggest gaming events in the world for 8 years running. Many European and American game companies showcase their titles at the event with Japanese studios also using Gamescom as an additional pillar to spread their promotions among.

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SDCC & Anime Expo 2018: New trailers for Tales of Vesperia, Spider-Man, and more

The San Diego Comic Con and Los Angeles Anime Expo events of 2018 played host to a few important updates on games that many fans are waiting for. Lego DC Super-Villains, Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, and Marvel’s Spider-Man were among the titles showcased at this year’s west coast events aimed towards comic book fans and the anime community.

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