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Super Mario Run highlights absurdity of mobile price deflation (Opinion)

By Steve Watts, Dec 15, 2016 6:30am PST

Apparently $10 is considered a lot of money for a brand new Mario game now.


"This. I read the article. I get what they are getting at. But at it's core, it's a ..."

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Opinion: Time May Become The Last Guardian's Biggest Problem

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 15, 2016 2:00pm PDT

The Last Guardian is finally, finally coming out this year. But at this point, it may be too late for its own good. 


"(TIL?) Apparantly its not called Trico because its the 3rd game but because the creaters name ..."

- technotica see all 14 comments

OPINION: Trials on Tatooine Looks Great, But Falls Short of What VR Has to Offer Right Now

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 22, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Trials on Tatooine shows that Star Wars in VR is awesome, but who ever doubted that?


"Trials of Tatooine is a Tech Demo, you said it yourself. I don't think ILMxLAB has released a ..."

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Opinion: How Nintendo gets all the credit and none of the blame for Pokemon Go

By David Craddock, Jul 13, 2016 6:00am PDT

The unique arrangement between Nintendo, Niantic, and the Pokemon Company presents a nearly bulletproof way for Nintendo to approach mobile development.


"Who the hell can I blame when I traverse the earth for an undiscovered pokemon. I then use the ..."

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Opinion: NPD's Digital Tracking Leads to New Inaccuracies

By Steve Watts, Jul 11, 2016 1:30pm PDT

NPD is beginning a process of tracking digital data, but the methodology comes with gaps that may make it even more inaccurate.


"This is an interesting contract considering NPD never could get Walmart to report their numbers. ..."

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Mighty No. 9: From Kickstarter Success to Mega Mess

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 24, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Mighty No. 9 was poised to be the glorious return of Mega Man. So, what happened?


"I'm not as worried about Bloodstained or even Yooka-Laylee. I don't think Inafune deliberately ..."

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Opinion: Exclusivity Deals Could Virtually Kill Virtual Reality

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 21, 2016 2:30pm PDT

Virtual Reality is barely off its feet, and already many developers are being forced into exclusivity deals just to meet funding goals. What does this entail for the future of virtual reality? And how does it affect the growing user base? 


"No, legit concerns are fine, but as so often with video games concerns seem to quickly turn to ..."

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E3 2016: Star Trek: Bridge Crew - Bridging the Gap Between Media and Social VR

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2016 9:45pm PDT

Applications like Star Trek: Bridge Crew are exactly what virtual reality needs to get its feet on stable ground.


Opinion: The Biggest Change Coming to Hearthstone (Isn't the One You Think)

By Steve Watts, Apr 21, 2016 6:30am PDT

Blizzard announced several nerfs to its core Hearthstone set in preparation for Whispers of the Old Gods, but the biggest changes can come in the most unexpected places.


"Which one do you guys think it is? I thought it was probably the change to all vintage nudie cards."

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Opinion: How Facepunch failed to communicate gender assignment in Rust

By David Craddock, Apr 18, 2016 5:00pm PDT

By adopting an (unintentionally) dismissive tone and hand-waving away gender as a nonissue in Rust, the Rust developer revealed a fundamental lack of understanding toward its community.


"To their defense, they're probably not PR-trained. They'll trip on the easily offended's toes, ..."

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Rust assigns gender based on player's SteamID

By David Craddock, Apr 11, 2016 2:05pm PDT

I foresee everyone, everywhere being absolutely fine with this.


"Calling his line dumb isn't very nice. You sound like you have personal issues with David? And ..."

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Miitomo: Nintendo's Awkward Mobile Debut

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 07, 2016 11:30am PDT

Nintendo's mobile debut is a quirky social experiment, but probably not the best initial step into the mobile platform.


"Sorry to go all editor on you, but you have a typo in this. It's spelled "Mister." Oh. Oh ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 9 comments

Opinion: Star Wars, Avengers, and the Sad State of Disney Licensed Games

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 06, 2016 1:00pm PDT

For franchises with such strong attachments and money-generating capabilities, it's odd that both Marvel and Star Wars are so poorly represented in the gaming space. 


"Not talking about the crappy listicles, I'm talking about the crappy press releases framed as news. "

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Opinion: E3 is Changing, This Time for Good

By Steve Watts, Mar 04, 2016 1:00pm PST

E3 is going through its second seismic shift in less than a decade, and this time, it's probably going to stick.


"wow, it's like you read the article and repeated it's main thesis."

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Opinion: The Price of the Oculus Rift is Too Low (HTC Vive Might Be Just Right)

By Asif Khan, Feb 26, 2016 1:00pm PST

There's been a lot of debate over whether the first round of virtual reality headsets is priced too high for consumers, but Shacknews CEO Asif Khan is taking today to make the case for why the HTC Vive might be in just the right place, while Oculus Rift is slightly off.


"I'm not even concerned about exclusives; early versions of the rift have been out so long, that ..."

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