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‘Super Mario 64 Online’ is a wild fan project that Nintendo could learn from

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I bet it can back up your save files, too. Super Mario 64 Online is a most epic fan creation. Using the beloved Nintendo 64 launch title as a foundation, this homemade project connects up to 24 players in their own online version of the Mushroom Kingdom. SEE ALSO: Nintendo reveals 20-plus indie games coming to Switch It uses a ROM version of the N64 game, not the actual console and cartridge. That puts it in the same murky legal territory as other fan projects that modify old, pre-online games. But it also means Nintendo can’t shut it down as […]

‘Age of Empires’ is being brought back from the dead

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When Age of Empires came out in 1997, it marked the dawn of a dynasty, weaving 20 years of real-time strategy sequels and spin-offs. Now, 20 years later, it’s being rereleased for the first time. Age of Empires Definitive Edition is coming out Oct. 19, bringing the original Age of Empires out from the unplayable depths of archaic computer requirements with a fresh coat of paint and a handful of modern improvements. SEE ALSO: ‘Age of Empires IV’ is coming to PC and the trailer looks sick The idea to bring Age of Empires back from the dead came from […]

PewDiePie makes yet another racial slur during videogame live stream

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PewDiePie is in deep water, again.Image: WireImage PewDiePie is at the centre of a controversy, once again.  SEE ALSO: PewDiePie after Charlottesville: ‘Nazi memes are not even that funny anymore’ YouTube’s highest paid and most prominent personality, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, used a racial slur during a livestream video playing Battle Royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.  In the video, PewDiePie can be seen getting frustrated with another player and shouting to him: “What a fucking n-,” before immediately correcting himself: “Sorry, but what the fuck. What a fucking asshole.” Image: pewdiepie/youtube The YouTuber, whose channel has over 57 million […]

GameStop is open on Thanksgiving and it looks like the same, old story: Online is winning

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Image: muzklover / flickr For the first time in several years, GameStop will be open on Thanksgiving. The company kept stores closed for the holiday starting in 2014, and that policy has been in place ever since. The change which was first reported by Kotaku is motivated, according to GameStop, by “many of our store associates and guests [who] asked for this.” SEE ALSO: Show off your love for Star Wars with this business casual line for women Like many retail-focused companies, fourth-quarter business during the holiday season accounts for an outsized portion of GameStop’s earnings. The company claims the […]

Disney is bringing esports to TV this weekend

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Image: Khin Maung Win/AP/REX/Shutterstock Entertainment behemoth Disney made two big moves this week in the world of competitive gaming. Disney announced their investment in one of the most prominent esports team organizations in North America, and that they will air a portion of a Super Smash Bros. tournament and a Street Fighter tournament this weekend on its TV channel Disney XD. SEE ALSO: NBC breaks into esports, starting with ‘Rocket League’ Disney revealed a series of investments Tuesday, Variety reported, including an investment in aXiomatic, an ownership group with a majority stake in the esports team organization Team Liquid. Team […]