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50 minutes long Nintendo Direct announced for tomorrow

  Nintendo just announced a Nintendo Direct for tomorrow, February 17th. It will last for about 50 minutes and will focus on available games such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and "other games" coming to the Switch in the first half of 2021. http://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1361676737730519042 The Direct will stream at 2 p.m. PT tomorrow from Nintendo's official YouTube channel:...

Posted on by Prans Dunn
 

'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' ported to the PS Vita

  Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is not the only GTA port that the PS Vita is getting as modders Rinnegatamante and TheFlow have announced that they brought GTA: Vice City to Sony's handheld. Titled reVC-vita, this port is based on the newly-released reVR, the full reverse engineered reimplementation of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. In order to run Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on PS Vita or PS TV via reVC-vita, you will need to provide game files from your own copy of the game. Rinnegatamante posted a full installation guide and a link to download relevant files in the...

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'Grand Theft Auto III' and 'Grand Theft Auto Vice City' have been fully reverse-engineered

  Two of the earlier entries to the Grand Theft Auto series have been fully reverse-engineered by a team of modders. Re3 and ReVC are the respective reversed source code for GTA III and GTA Vice City that have been made available to download. Those releases bring new features to those games such as widescreen support, debug menu and improved rendering. They also open doors to future modding and tinkering for those titles and the project has also been ported to the Nintendo Switch, Playstation Vita and Nintendo Wii U. A few screenshots of those mods in action have also been made...

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Remedy Entertainment and Epic Games are collaborating on a AAA game and a "smaller-scale" game

  According to yesterday's GameIndustry.biz report, the developers behind Control are working on two new games in collaboration with Epic Games. Not much is known about those titles other than one is a AAA game whose production is expected to start in Spring 2021. The title is said to be a smaller-scale game that is already in full production. Nearly 100 people are working on those game and both are being developed for console and PC release. In the report, Tero Virtala, Remedy Entertainment's CEO, notes that both games are based on Remedy's own game IP and that the studio will...

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Metro Exodus to get enhanced edition for PC, ray tracing and improved framerates on consoles

  Two years after its initial release, Metro Exodus will be getting a significant upgrade. Back in November, 4A Games announced that Metro Exodus would be getting a free upgrade for current-generation consoles. In a statement on their website today, they revealed more detailed plans for these upgrades, as well as announcing a newly enhanced edition for PC. The original version of Metro Exodus on PC made a big show of its ray tracing, which unfortunately couldn’t be delivered on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One variants. Current-generation console versions, however, will not only support ray tracing, but will apply the specific...

Posted on by Stephen Malone
 

WIP Super Mario 64 port for Nintendo DSi released

  Following its decompilation last July, people expected a slew of Super Mario 64 ports to follow, and they haven’t been disappointed. Joining its ports to the PC and Android is a new port to the Nintendo DSi, from GBAtemp user @Hydr8gon. Currently it can only run on DSi hardware and not the original DS due to the DS’s smaller RAM size, though @Hydr8gon says it may be able to run a port in the future. Currently, audio is “entirely unimplemented,” but that’s next on the list to be added. Similar to the Android and PC ports, you will need to provide...

Posted on by Stephen Malone
 

CDPR Ransomware Attack, PS5 DualSense Drifting, Sonic Movie 2 & more - Tempcast #26

  In this week's episode we are joined by Tempcast legends @iFish and @Terminator02, who return to discuss with us the CD Projekt Red ransomware attack. After a brief discussion about Dogecoin and the financial system as a whole, we move on to the other news that happened this week. This includes the recent Sonic the Hedghehog 2 movie announcement, PS5 DualSense controllers drifting after only 10 days of use, and Warner Bros patenting the critically praised nemesis system. Theme by VinsCool and AlanJohn Also available on:...

Posted on by Alan John
 

GBAtemp Recommends: Super Seducer 1 & 2

  Valentine’s Day can be hard on single people. Being surrounded by images of happy couples celebrating their love can not only make you feel lonely, but can make you feel like a failure for not finding anybody yet. It seems so easy for everybody else. What secrets do they have that you don’t? What's wrong with you that you're the only person who can't find a partner? It’s times like these that a game like Super Seducer can help, to remind you of the seedier side of the dating world. That there are calculating, manipulative people out there who only...

Posted on by Stephen Malone
 

New NieR Replicant trailer offers a look at its improved graphics and remastered soundtrack

  It's not quite a remaster, nor a remake, claims Square Enix, in regards to the upcoming NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139. The game "reimagines" the PlayStation 3 title Nier in its original Japanese format, with a higher-quality soundtrack and improved graphics. A new 10-minute trailer shows off these upgraded qualities, along with some gameplay. You'll be able to play it for yourself when it launches on April 23 in the west, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC/Steam....

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

The Kingdom Hearts series is coming to PC via Epic Games

  After years of being available only on consoles, the PC platform will be seeing a port of a massive RPG franchise: Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts. Epic Games will have Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix, 2.5 Remix, 2.8, 3, and Melody of Memory all available on its storefront. All of them will be launching exclusively on the Epic Games Store on March 30th, with 1.5+2.5 Remix to retail for $49.99, while the rest are priced at $59.99....

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

‘The Last Of Us’ HBO live-action series main cast actors revealed

  Last year, TV network HBO announced that it will adapt The Last of Us video game into a TV series with Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann attached to the production. In a recent exclusive report, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Ellie will be played by Bella Ramsey, known for her role as Lyanna Mormont in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Shortly after, Deadline revealed in an exclusive piece of its own that The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal will star as Joel in the live-action adaptation. Craig Mazin, creator of HBO’s Chernobyl series, is responsible for the script and executive production along with Neil Druckmann....

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Gwent source code leaks online, along with an auction for Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk source code

  Just two days following a ransomware attack on The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red, their assets have begun to leak online. On Monday, CD Projekt Red announced that a hacker group had dumped full copies of Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3. They also claimed to have access to "documents related to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations and more." However, CD Projekt Red stated they were unwilling to give in to their demands, and the leaks have reportedly already begun. According to the Twitter page for vx-underground, a self-described "collection of malware...

Posted on by Stephen Malone
 

Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel gets official title and release date

  To the shock of just about no one, Paramount Pictures has come up with a title for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel. Revealed to be named Sonic the Hedgehog 2, it’s officially scheduled to hit theaters on April 8, 2022. An incredibly short trailer shows off the film’s logo, with the 2 represented in orange and with Tails’ namesake....

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Nintendo Switch Online NES and SNES games for February 2021 revealed

  Nintendo is bringing out some new-old games for the Switch, with this month's set of NES and SNES titles. On February 17th, you'll be able to play four new additions to Nintendo Switch Online, including the likes of fighting game DOOMSDAY WARRIOR, platformer Prehistorik Man, and side-scrolling action game Psycho Dream for the Super Nintendo. Meanwhile, the NES library gets Fire 'n Ice, a puzzle game. Super NES™ DOOMSDAY WARRIOR – It’s the Doomsday Warrior versus the Doom Squad! This action game features an evil sorcerer who has recruited seven warriors to take over Earth. But one of the Doom...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Unofficial Bloodborne 60fps patch released to the public

  Last October, Lance McDonald had a working version of Bloodborne that ran at 60fps. He planned to release the patch, but wanted to wait a little while in order to give Sony or FromSoftware time to make their own official one for the PlayStation 5’s launch. After a handful of months and zero signs of a 60fps Bloodborne update in the works for the PS4 Pro or PS5, McDonald has made his patch available to the public. His mod, which was released on his Patreon, allows hacked PS4 systems and copies of Bloodborne updated to v1.09 of the game to...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Crash Bandicoot 4 finally heads to the Nintendo Switch and PC

  It’s about time. After some patient waiting, Nintendo Switch owners will finally be able to get their hands on Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. The game was also announced to be headed to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC via Battle.net. If you own the last-gen console versions, Activision says you’ll be able to upgrade to the upgraded 4K 60fps versions for free. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch version costs $39.99 and runs at 1080p/30fps when docked, and 720p in handheld mode. Crash 4 will release on PS5, Xbox Series consoles, and the Nintendo Switch on March 12th, with...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

EZFlash Omega Definitive Edition gets open source release

  EZFlash dropped by to announce that their new GBA flash cart, the EZFlash Omega Definitive edition, has joined many of its older counterparts in seeing the source code released. The original Omega saw source code released, and with that the community was able to make various changes and tweaks to the loader to support new things, streamline it to their liking and more besides. Most would probably start with Sterophonick's Clean theme for an example of what might eventually be accomplished here. The code necessary to add rumble to homebrew and commercial games for the Omega Definitive edition was already released, and...

Posted on by Tom White
 

Nintendo Switch gets unofficial Android 10 support from SwitchRoot

  The SwitchRoot team has successfully ported Android 10 to the Nintendo Switch. This build is based on the LineageOS 17.1 for NVIDIA Shield TV which, compared to previous releases, is faster, more responsive and includes new features such as deep sleep and an Android TV build. This release is also available in two versions where the 'Tablet' build works best in portable mode and supports the full Android app library, and the 'Android TV' build supports both docked and portable modes for media but may not support all apps and games. An official changelog for this release can be found below: Android...

Posted on by Prans Dunn
 

Ransomware attack targets CD Projekt Red

  The developers of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher video games is the latest company in the gaming industry to have been hit by a ransomware attack. CD Projekt Red made the announcement via a recent tweet, which also contains a copy of the ransom note. In it, the crybercriminals claim that they have dumped full copies of Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3. Additionally, they dumped “documents related to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations and more.” However, in its public statement, CD Projekt Red mentions that they will not cave in to...

Posted on by Prans Dunn
 

E3 is happening this year, but will be digital-only, according to a report

  Last year was the first instance of E3 not taking place during its usual week of early June, where it was instead replaced by a months-long event called Summer Game Fest. It looks like COVID-19 will still impact the conference this year as well, but according to a report, the show must go on. VGC has reported that they've seen insider documents from the ESA, which include plans to take E3 2021 digital. This online event would supposedly last three days and would feature major keynote livestreams from publishers, an awards show, and a game preview night, with smaller conferences...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Microsoft's Forza Horizon 4 is headed to Steam

  Microsoft is continuing its trend of playing nice with Steam's storefront, as they will be bringing yet another one of their titles to the platform. On March 9th, Forza Horizon 4 will be available for purchase on Steam, and will feature cross-play with those on Xbox or Windows. The game's two expansions--Fortune Island and LEGO Speed Champions--and car packs will also be buyable as well....

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Sony will release the PlayStation 5 in China in Q2 2021

  Sony's Chinese branch has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will indeed be making its way to China. The console will be launching in the country sometime in the second quarter of this year, and it will have its online services region locked. Previously, it took China around 2 years to approve the sale of the PlayStation 4 in the country, making for a big improvement, and meaning those in China who haven't already imported a PS5 won't have much longer to wait. http://twitter.com/ZhugeEX/status/1358644519370121216...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Warner Bros secures patent for Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system

  After several years of trying, Warner Bros has finally secured a patent for the Nemesis system featured in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and its sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The Nemesis system, essentially, procedurally generates a name, rank and personality traits for powerful enemies, and if any enemy managed to kill the player, that enemy would be promoted and given those characteristics. It was widely praised upon Shadow of Mordor's release for being an innovative system that allowed players to form a connection with relatively minor characters. Now, Warner Bros may be able to stop other developers from implementing a...

Posted on by Stephen Malone
 

GBAtemp Recommends: 'Pixel Ripped 1995'

  Pixel Ripped 1995 is, as the name suggests, a game that takes place in 1995. But rather than getting released back then, it launched last year on VR platforms (which I played on the Oculus Quest) and is best described as games within a game. Yes, games in plural as you’ll get to play different genres of alternating mini-games across this title’s 6 levels. To make sense of it all, let’s start from the beginning. We are first introduced to Dot, a pixelated video game protagonist, tasked to stop the evil Cyblin Lord from stealing the Pixel Stone. Otherwise, the Game...

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Google Shuts Down Internal Studio, Shiny Selling in Japan, Zelda on Netflix & more - Tempcast #25

  In this week's episode we start with a follow-up to the GameStop stock situation by our resident lawyer and financial enthusiast Ericzander, who gives a definite and final answer whether or not to invest in GME. We also talk about how a Japanese hacker might be facing criminal charges for selling shiny Pokemon, Google shutting down its internal game development team, and PlayStation Studios unveiling their first multi-platform title - MLB The Show 21. Finally, we discuss Netflix's cancelled live-action Legend of Zelda series that first rumored in 2015. Theme by VinsCool and AlanJohn Also available on:...

Posted on by Alan John
 

hekate - CTCaer mod v5.5.4 and Nyx v1.0.0 released

  Developed by GBAtemp community member @CTCaer , Hekate is a homebrew Nintendo Switch bootloader and multi-tool that allows firmware patching, recovery tools and more. A couple of hours ago, the modder released the latest version of Hekate, version 5.5.4, that supports booting all current CFWs, Android/Linux booting and payload tools, without the need to remove the SD card. Additionally, v5.5.4 is compatible with the latest 11.0.1 firmware as well as all Switch models (Mariko and Erista). This new version brings a couple of bug fixes as you can see in the official changelog below: Better user reporting for Mariko Warmboot Storage...

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'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' remake delayed "to a later date"

  Back in September 2020, Ubisoft announced that it was bringing back its 2003 classic title, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, as a remake for current-gen platforms. This full-scale remake is said to feature new enemy character models, new cinematic sequences and enhanced audio. Gameplay and camera controls have also been modernized with players still having the ability to switch to the original mapping. A reveal trailer showed players what to expect out of the remake: The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake was first set to release in January then pushed back to March. However, in a...

Posted on by Prans Dunn
 

What video game maps do you know by heart?

  One of the funnest parts of adventure games is getting to explore the world, getting to see all the fun visuals and details unique to that game's universe. Some of them, especially open-world games will have you trek across locations for a majority of your adventure, and you'll wind up familiarizing yourself with landmarks, being able to orient yourself within the game's world, just by looking at a single building. Especially if you've played that specific game over and over. If I were to name an example, it would have to be the Kanto region. After pouring hundreds of hours replaying...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury dump leaked online a week prior to release

  Those sailing the high seas may have noticed a new upload of a Nintendo Switch title. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has leaked online a week exactly prior to its scheduled release date. A private dump of the game is circulating illegally online, allowing those with hacked systems to play the game before the official launch on February 12th. Please remember that GBAtemp's rules specifically state that warez and ROMs are not allowed to be uploaded or shared. Please be mindful of our ToS. Please do not ask for illegal files Please do not post illegal files Please do not...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Valve loses lawsuit involving Steam Controller patent infringement, forced to pay $4 million

  Scuf Gaming, owned by peripheral manufacturer Corsair, has just won a battle against Valve. A court has just found Valve guilty of patent infringement, and has ordered them to pay Scuf $4 million dollars in damages following a lawsuit. According to Scuf, Valve knowingly infringed on the former's patent regarding controller paddles on the back of the Steam Controller, and released it, despite being previously warned of said infringement. In a comment to the jury, a lawyer representing Scuf stated, "Valve did know that its conduct involved an unreasonable risk of infringement, but it simply proceeded to infringe anyway —...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Activision claims that they have more remasters to announce this year

  Although Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV are skipping 2021, that doesn't mean Activision doesn't have plans to release plenty of new games this year. Also stated during their recent fiscal report was the fact that more remasters are on the way. Throughout the past few years, Activision has released remasters of older game series such as Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and Tony Hawk, and 2021 will continue that trend, with "more remastered content" to be announced before the end of the new fiscal year. Supposedly, following a merger with Vicarious Visions, which has handled multiple remaster projects for the company, a...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

New Blizzard conference call reveals both Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV will not release this year

  With both Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 having been officially announced as being in development, some may have been hoping to be able to experience them sometime in 2021. However, that won't be the case, as Activision has no plans to release either game this year. Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 were revealed back at BlizzCon 2019 on November 1st, and while the sequel to Overwatch hasn't seen much in terms of news or additional information since its announcement, Diablo IV has been receiving quarterly updates from Blizzard, with the team taking input from fans as how to best improve...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Man arrested in Japan for selling hacked Shiny Pokemon

  While it's common to hear about the police or Nintendo itself going after hackers selling modified consoles, it's a bit more out of the ordinary for them to target someone hacking game files. In Japan, and as of a fairly recent law passing in 2019, editing video game save files is an illegal act, which is why a 23-year-old was arrested for doing so. The man had been "illegally" modifying his save data in order to obtain rare Shiny Pokemon, and then selling them. He managed to make over 1.15 million yen, or around $10,000 dollars by selling shinies to...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Capcom claims that last year's major leak did not have a "significant impact" on the company

  When Capcom faced a ransomware attack last year, tons of company files and internal information was illegally revealed to the public, showing off what Capcom had in store for the future, such as a Dai Gyakuten Saiban compilation, Monster Hunter Hunter: Rise exclusivity details, personal worker information, and more. Despite that, Capcom claims that those leaks had "no significant impact", and that things have largely returned to normal for the company. The statement was made in their most recent fiscal quarterly report, explaining that development on working projects hasn't been affected, and that their existing games performed well, with sales...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Endless Space 2 headline Humble Choice's bundle for Feb. 2021

  A new month means a new Humble Choice bundle of games to choose from. This month, the selection of titles features Valkyria Chronicles 4, Endless Space 2, and Outward. The collection of games for February 2021 is valued at $351, but you can grab all of them for $12. The full list of games is detailed below: Outward + The Soroboreans Valkyria Chronicles 4 Complete Edition Endless Space 2: Digital Deluxe Edition Moving Out Trine 4 The Wild Eight Train Station Renovation Valfaris Werewolf: The Apocalypse Lovecraft's Untold Stories Iris and the Giant Boomerang Fu...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

The World Ends With You anime to premiere this April, gets new teaser trailer

  After having been announced last year and teased for a 2021 release, Square Enix's The World Ends With You's anime adaptation has locked in its initial air date. A new trailer, which features the show's opening, reveals that The World Ends With You: The Animation will premiere on April 9th in Japan, with a special broadcast airing a week before in order to generate hype leading up to the premiere. For Western fans, Funimation will be officially hosting the anime and providing subtitles on its platform....

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Cancelled Xbox 360 'GoldenEye 007' remaster leaks online

  Initially developed as a title for the Xbox 360’s Live Arcade service, the remaster of the N64's classic GoldenEye 007 got canned in 2008 and never saw the light of day. “The main reason it didn’t happen was because there were too many stakeholders,” GoldenEye composer Grant Kirkhope, who was at Rare during the remaster’s development, told Video Games Chronicle. “Microsoft, Nintendo and EON [owners of the Bond license] could never agree on terms, and that’s before you even start to consider getting all the original movie actors to agree to have their likenesses used again. It would’ve cost a...

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LEGO approves fan-submitted idea of Sonic Mania LEGO set, will be officially released

  A new LEGO set featuring Sonic the Hedgehog is on the way. After a fan created a mock-up of a potential Sonic set and sent it to the LEGO Ideas website, the concept became popular, getting the needed 10,000 votes from other fans for LEGO themselves to take notice. They then approached the creator--Viv Grannell--and now Sonic Mania's Green Hill Zone is going to become an official LEGO set. A release timeframe wasn't given, but the product is currently entering development. The Sonic Mania Green Hill Zone LEGO Ideas® design is the ultimate embodiment of Sonic the Hedgehog's ™ past...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Zelda live-action Netflix series reportedly cancelled by Nintendo in 2015 following leaks

  Back in 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported that Netflix was working with Nintendo on a live-action series adaptation of The Legend of Zelda. The Journal said that their source is "a person familiar with the matter" who also said that "Netflix is describing it as “Game of Thrones” for a family audience". The project was apparently still in its early stages as the report noted that Netflix was seeking writers to work on the show at the time. However, even if other outlets shared this news, nothing was officially announced and the report was dismissed as rumor. Now, nearly six...

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition remaster releases this May

  If you’ve been wanting to replay the Mass Effect series, you won’t have to wait that much longer. EA has revealed that the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which remasters the first three games, is set for release this May. Available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, the game will also support current-gen systems through backwards compatibility, and will come with all of their respective DLCs, better graphics, and certain modernizations and balances. Mass Effect Legendary Edition will launch on May 14....

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Ducktales NES beta build discovered with unused prototype song in it

  Even if you've never played Ducktales on the NES, or its remake, there's still a good chance you've heard one of the game's biggest legacies: the Moon Theme. And thanks to a new prototype build that was discovered and written about on The Cutting Room Floor, fans will be able to listen to a brand new-old track that never made it to the final build of the game. Dated February 5, 1989, the Ducktales beta cart dump predates the final release on the NES by around seven months, with quite a few changes and missing features, as they hadn't been...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Yakuza spinoff 'Judgement' headed to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia later this spring

  Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio's Yakuza spinoff game Judgement will soon be available on the latest generation of consoles. Originally released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in 2019, Judgement's scheduled re-release features upgraded visuals, 60FPS, and all DLC included, for a $39.99 price point. SEGA announced that the game will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Google Stadia on April 23rd. However, while Judgement will be on Google Stadia, it is not planned for a regular PC launch "at this time", despite the Yakuza Remastered Collection having recently been released on the platform through Steam....

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

The Nintendo Switch has overtaken the 3DS in terms of sales

  This time last year, the Nintendo Switch had just surpassed the sales numbers of both the Super Nintendo and the Xbox One, having secured itself 52 million total units sold. Now, as of the latest fiscal update, the Switch has just barely beaten out the Nintendo 3DS. The latter attained 75.94 million sales throughout its lifespan, with 385.85 million software sales. By comparison, the Switch has reached 79.87 million hardware sales, and 532.34 million games sold. Game sales for the platform increased year-over-year, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons managing 31.18 million sales in less than a year since its launch,...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

Google is shutting down its internal Stadia game development studios as it switches focus

  Google Stadia has had its ups and downs since its launch in late 2019, as it edged its way into the cloud-based game streaming market, as well as game development. Yet, it seems like the latter half will soon be shuttered, as a press release from Google has revealed Stadia Games & Entertainment--SG&E, its game studio brand--will slowly wind down by the end of 2021. Rather than create games, Google appears to now want to shift focus to "building the proven technology of Stadia as well as deepening business partnerships". Jade Raymond, former producer of the first two Assassin's Creed...

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

PlayStation Studios to publish their first Xbox game in the form of MLB The Show 21

  Once exclusive to only Sony consoles, PlayStation Studios is set to bring the MLB The Show franchise to Microsoft's platform as the first PlayStation-published game for Xbox systems. Retailing at $69.99 for Xbox Series and PlayStation 5, MLB The Show 21 will release on April 20th, with San Diego Padres player Fernando Tatis Jr. featured on the box. Cross-platform play will be available as well, allowing players on Xbox systems to play online against PlayStation users....

Posted on by Krista Noren
 

[UPDATE] 3D animated 'Sonic The Hedgehog' series coming to Netflix

  Neflix has officially announced that a new 3D animated series starring Sonic The Hedgehog is coming to the streaming platform. The news come from an official tweet, with an image that suggests the name of this series being Sonic Prime. It also mentions that SEGA, WildBrain Studio and Man of Action Entertainment (Ben10) will be involved in the production. http://twitter.com/NXOnNetflix/status/1356240896870797315 While the tweet does not reveal much more details, it does give the series a launch window for 2022. [UPDATE] Additional details about the series was revealed by WildBrain Studio. According to the latter, Sonic Prime will consist of 24 episodes that "draws upon...

Posted on by Prans Dunn
 

SQFMI launches campaign for Watchy, a fully open source e-ink smartwatch

  SQFMI, short for Squarofumi, is a group that calls itself as made of "art and technology enthusiasts, bringing transformative ideas to life". Their latest project, Watchy, is a $50 open-source e-ink smartwatch with a distinctive look. It was recently available on Tindie but after selling out, SQFMI launched a CrowdSupply campaign to help get it to others. When SQFMI claims that their smartwatch is fully open source, they mean it as both the hardware and software are open source, with the related documentation made freely available. This Arduino-powered smartwatch was designed with tinkerers in mind so that they can make a...

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GameStop Stock Situation EXPLAINED, Xbox Live Gold Price, Joy-Con Drift VS EU & More - Tempcast #24

  In this week's episode it's all about money. Xbox Live Gold went up in price, then went back down, proving once again that Microsoft are truly gamer oriented by keeping a service that should be free at the same price. We also discuss the merging of Vicarious Visions into Blizzard, as a form of punishment by Activision for daring to create a good game for once. Joy-Con drift is back in the news due to a major lawsuit in the EU, which is something we dissect in this episode. We discuss the Keanu Reeves sex mod controversy as well, and...

Posted on by Alan John
 

Stonks! GBAtemp opens new 'Cryptocurrencies & Investment' subforum

  Whether you believe it or not, GBAtemp's population is mostly adult. Did you know the average age of our users is approximately 32 years? No wonder news like WallStreetBet's GameStop takeover is blowing up our own forums, with over 340 posts in a few days. We've noticed a growing trend in talks of cryptocurrencies and stock market investment in recent months and we believe it would be great to have a dedicated place to pursue these discussions. After we opened the World News & Politics subforum a few years back (love it or hate it - it has one of...

Posted on by John Costello
 

EZFlash Omega Definitive Edition (GBA flash cart) in house at GBAtemp

  EZFlash sent GBAtemp a sample of their new EZFlash Omega Definitive edition to test. A full review is coming later but for now a first impressions. For those unfamiliar then the EZFlash Omega Definitive edition is EZFlash's latest GBA flash cart. EZFlash were among the top makers of GBA flash carts during the GBA era and have been making them (as well as flash carts for the DS and more recently original gameboy) ever since. They came back with a brand new design the other year in the EZFlash Omega (GBAtemp review), aiming to be the be and end all of GBA...

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