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Nintendo shows off some highly nerdy features of the NES Mini

Nintendo has further taken the wraps off the must-have gaming gadget of the holidays — which is to say, the one we’re all buying ourselves as soon as it’s available. An aggressively retro-themed video released today visually demonstrates three of the NES Mini’s features. Brace yourselves, it’s about to get ...

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Twitch announces Twitch Prime, Loyalty Badges and video uploads

Twitch, the video game live-streaming service acquired by Amazon for nearly a billion dollars back in 2014, kicked off its annual TwitchCon conference this afternoon with a keynote. With keynotes generally come a bit of news… and sure enough, here’s what’s new: Twitch Prime: As we scooped right before the ...

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SGN becomes Jam City and announces a new Peanuts game

Mobile gaming company SGN announced today that it has a new name, Jam City. This isn’t the first time the company has rebranded — it was called MindJolt before acquiring SGN and then taking on the name in 2012. The change may be an inevitable reflection of the company’s — ...

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Blizzard kills the classic Battle.net brand after 20 years

Blizzard is killing Battle.net just a few months shy of the online gaming service’s 20th birthday — killing the name, anyway. No, Overwatch and Hearthstone aren’t going permanently offline or anything, you’ll just be calling the service that hosts and updates your Blizzard games something else from now on. In ...

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Catching Pokémon with the new Pokémon Go Plus

The new Pokémon Go Plus has finally arrived, giving Pokémon Go players a way to catch critters and collect items without ever taking their phones out of their pockets. I walked into a store and bought two today (there were plenty more around) so chances are you won’t have to ...

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