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Call of Duty will struggle to survive if eSports becomes its primary focus

Call of Duty will struggle to survive if eSports becomes its primary focus To say that Activision’s favourite son is now a sport rather than a shooter is effectively a cliché.Plus, audiences are responding to it, with a combined 20 million views for this summer’s World Championship matches.

Overwatch is planning an event for Chinese New Year. Gōng xǐ fā cái

Overwatch is planning an event for Chinese New Year. Gōng xǐ fā cái You'll be ringing in the Chinese New Year in style according to two tweets from Overwatch showing off seasonal outfits for Mei and D.That last tweet is currently from Overwatch's Korean account but has been retweeted by the main Twitter page.

Fire Emblem Heroes brings the tactical RPG series to Android on February 2

Fire Emblem Heroes brings the tactical RPG series to Android on February 2 On February 2, Fire Emblem will arrive on Android devices in the form of Fire Emblem Heroes, a small-scale take on the tactical RPG series.You'll play as a summoner, bringing heroes of previous games into your army with the use of orbs.

One of the strangest Fire Emblem games being remade as Fire Emblem Echoes, coming to 3DS on May 19

One of the strangest Fire Emblem games being remade as Fire Emblem Echoes, coming to 3DS on May 19 Today's Fire Emblem-themed Nintendo Direct was actually full of quite a few surprises.In addition to revealing Fire Emblem Heroes for smart devices, Nintendo also announced a whole bevy of new, proper, fully-fledged Fire Emblem games coming to both 3DS and Nintendo Switch - and the first of which is coming in four months.

Injustice 2 special editions' 'premier skins' change more than just your look

Injustice 2 special editions' 'premier skins' change more than just your look A standard edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and Ultimate Edition will all be available for the choosing, and which one you purchase will probably depend on just on how invested you are in DC mythology.The $100 Ultimate Edition adds yet another shader, six more DLC characters, and premier skins for Flash and Green Lantern Hal Jordan.

Nintendo won't say if Virtual Console purchases will transfer to Switch, but its new account system could help

Nintendo won't say if Virtual Console purchases will transfer to Switch, but its new account system could help Instead of going through a convoluted transfer process or calling the customer support line, your digital Nintendo Switch purchases can be automatically linked to your Nintendo Account for easy retrieval down the line (y'know, like every other modern video game console).The question was initially about whether owners of Virtual Console games on current systems will be able to transfer over their Virtual Console purchases to Switch.

6 Nintendo classics perfect for Switch’s Joy-Con controller

6 Nintendo classics perfect for Switch’s Joy-Con controller The Nintendo Switch has the most unusual boast of any console: the Joy-Con controller is so sensitive it can make you believe tiny, invisible ball bearings are rolling around in the palm of your hand.But there’s one, sadly-familiar problem: it’s pointless without great games.

This fan hack of 1994's NBA Jam lets you play with modern teams, Hillary Clinton, or Harambe

This fan hack of 1994's NBA Jam lets you play with modern teams, Hillary Clinton, or Harambe Love the pixelated arcade action of the original NBA Jam but tired of playing the same teams from back in '94?I have some very good news pertaining to your very specific desire: one fan has painstakingly remade the entire SNES version of the game to feature all 30 modern-day NBA teams complete with players pulled from their current rosters.

'The number 3 must not be said' - the best responses from Gabe Newell's AMA

'The number 3 must not be said' - the best responses from Gabe Newell's AMA Questions ranged from niceties to obvious spots like what the hell is going on with Half-Life 3 to broader questions about the company's future.I've pulled out the most telling bits of Newell's AMA responses for your perusal.

It’s time to stop comparing the Switch to the Wii and Wii U. This feels like a very different Nintendo

It’s time to stop comparing the Switch to the Wii and Wii U. This feels like a very
different Nintendo I, like many, worried that the smartly creative, insightfully fun Nintendo was lost when the Wii U crash-landed.And, the Wii U’s life conspicuously curtailed, what we’re seeing now in the Switch absolutely feels like the product of a sobering learning process.

New Watch Dogs 2 demo lets you play the full game for 3 hours

New Watch Dogs 2 demo lets you play the full game for 3 hours Haven't picked up Watch Dogs 2 yet?Ubisoft's giving you three hours to explore its smart-phone dystopic vision of San Francisco via a free demo, available now on PS4 and coming on January 24 to Xbox One.

The 15 scariest Xbox moments

The 15 scariest Xbox moments In the first game, the nameless Point Man goes to climb down a ladder.This frantic battle, combined with Lisa’s pitiful back story, becomes one of the game’s most disturbing moments.

Here’s 14 gifs that prove Agony is already the most horrific game of 2017

Here’s 14 gifs that prove Agony is already the most horrific game of 2017 If you have a thing about blood, ripped up bodies, babies, or teeth, stop reading right now.You play a happy fairy who rides unicorns on her way to the Candy Palace and… no, not really.

Here's the differences between the Switch and Wii U versions of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Here's the differences between the Switch and Wii U versions of Zelda: Breath of the Wild We knew there was going to be differences between The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch and Wii U and now Nintendo has explained exactly what those are.So whether you buy on Switch or Wii U, Breath of the Wild is out on March 3 and both games run at 30fps.

Ben Affleck talks about 'Sad Affleck' and he’s not quite over it (hello darkness, my old friend...)

Ben Affleck talks about 'Sad Affleck' and he’s not quite over it (hello darkness, my old friend...) Speaking to BBC’s Radio 1, Affleck was asked about what he had learned during his short stint at Batman.No, it turns out Affleck learned “not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don’t say anything so they can play Simon and Garfunkel tracks over it.

Guest Column: Creative Block

Guest Column: Creative Block How much time, would you say, is too much time trying to perfectly place a fence in Fallout 4?I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and in Fallout 4, I found myself getting strangely invested in the state of the settlements.

SWERY Returning to Game Development with New Independent Studio

SWERY Returning to Game Development with New Independent Studio Following a lengthy, health-related absence, D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die and Deadly Premonition designer Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro is returning to game development.Yesterday, SWERY announced his newest gaming venture, an independent studio called White Owls Inc.

Super Mario Odyssey brings Mario to the real world, but this GTA mash-up brings him to the *real* world

Super Mario Odyssey brings Mario to the real world, but this GTA mash-up brings him to the *real* world I think we all had a feeling of shock and surprise when the trailer for Super Mario Odyssey showed the cartoon plumber entering the real world-- well, if you count "New Donk City" as the real world anyway.As strange as it was though, it's got nothing on a new video from YouTube user CrowbCat.

Little Nightmares gets a release date and a creepy af trailer

Little Nightmares gets a release date and a creepy af trailer This is going to sound like an oxymoron considering it's full of horrible death, but do enjoy a new trailer confirming the release date: Little Nightmares is available for pre-order now, both in digital and physical formats, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.If you're a really big fan of the game already, you can also nab a collector's edition with a 10cm tall statue, soundtrack, poster, and stickers.

PC Gamer Weekender lets you play Darksiders director's next game, Battle Chasers: Nightwar

PC Gamer Weekender lets you play Darksiders director's next game, Battle Chasers: Nightwar Fans of '90s comics and classic JRPGs alike have a big new reason to go to the PC Gamer Weekender: THQ Nordic has confirmed that its pre-release playable lineup will include Battle Chasers: Nightwar.If you didn't hear about the game during its 2015 Kickstarter campaign, here's a quick primer: old-school Final Fantasy combat with the art style of Darksiders and a pinch of Diablo-style isometric action.