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    Confirmed: Mario can wear Peach’s wedding dress in Super Mario Odyssey

    Adventure in style in the new Super Mario Odyssey, a 3D platformer that takes the player far away from the Mushroom Kingdom to explore new places and save Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans! Released October 27th for the Nintendo Switch, the game allows the player to change Mario’s costumes and that, of course, includes […] More

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    Seven spooky or silly games for Halloween

    The nights are growing long. There’s an unholy chill in the air. The leaves are turning auburn (well, not here in Southern California). That must mean one thing: All Hallow’s Eve is coming around the bend. There’s nothing quite like strolling up to fully-ornamented haunted houses, decked out as some clever yet obscure reference, and […] More

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    CD Projekt Red addresses concerns regarding staff morale

    On October 16th, co-founder Marcin Iwinski and studio head Adam Badowski of CD Projekt Red have released an open letter on their official Twitter account regarding the negative reviews they have received on Glassdoor, a website where employees can rate companies and employers. Most of the reviews are concerned with long hours at the workplace, […] More

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    Why I don’t regret buying the Oculus Rift

    I am sure that many people had a childhood memory where they imagined themselves being a giant robot or a superhero, fighting against waves of imaginary monsters to save the world. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take a long time for individuals to realize that this dream is impossible to achieve in real life. However, in the […] More

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    Late Shift: The Video Game/Film Singularity is Coming

    Video games and films may be coming closer together. On Oct. 11, Paramount Studio executives hosted a screening of the experimental “interactive” film, Late Shift, for an audience of around one hundred film executives and students on the Paramount lot. While Late Shift is not the first interactive film, it is one of the most […] More

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    Players can catch MewTwo in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

    Producer Shigeru Ohmori and director Kazumasa Iwao announced that the players can catch mewtwo in the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and  Ultra Moon. If one reads between the lines presumably there will be other legendary Pokémon that the player will be able to catch in this world, though that information is just being hinted at. […] More

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    Activision patents a matchmaking system that encourages microtransactions

    Activision has recently received approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office on a patent for a matchmaking “system and method for driving microtransactions in multiplayer video games.”  The gist of the program seems to be to match players depending on their use of microtransaction weapons or items. For example, if a player has purchased […] More

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