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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce July Highlights

by Grant Whiteon July 1, 2015
The first day might have smashed temperature records already, but Cartoon Network UK continues to bring the heat with their July schedule. From the 6th July viewers can look forward to brand new episodes of superhero comedy Teen Titans Go!, followed by a brand new season of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu starting 27th. The […]
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Join The Art Academy In This Week’s Nintendo Download

by Peter Paltridgeon June 25, 2015
This week in the Nintendo Download, the latest class in Nintendo’s Art Academy is open for business! Art Academy: Home Studio contains 30 new art lessons, Miiverse sharing, and the ability to upload time-lapse videos of your creation process to YouTube. If you already own the previous AA release, Art Academy: SketchPad, you’ll be able […]

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Splatoon Sells Over One Million Copies

by Peter Paltridgeon June 24, 2015
Sometimes it pays to invest in a new property, and sometimes it REALLY pays. On May 29 Nintendo debuted its first original characters since the Pikmin fourteen years ago, and the response to Splatoon has been massive. In a new press release from Nintendo, they boast that Splatoon has had over 476,000 physical and digital […]
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Sony PlayStation Touts Its New Vue

by Alex Beanon June 22, 2015
Sony PlayStation’s Vue – its new cloud-based television service was launched in March 2015 and now has expanded to Los Angeles and San Francisco markets in an announcement made at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo [E3] last week in Los Angeles…

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Sony Was Initially Wary Of Horizon Zero Dawn’s Female Lead

by Peter Paltridgeon June 18, 2015
Horizon Zero Dawn is a gorgeous new game that was announced for the PS4 during Sony’s E3 conference two days ago. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where robots have risen to dominate the earth, roaming around as gigantic saurian beasts and reducing mankind back to its original hunter-gatherer state. It also has a […]
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You May Have To Wait A Long Time For The Next True Metroid Game

by Peter Paltridgeon June 17, 2015
Nintendo did a weird thing to keep the Metroid brand alive this year. This E3 they announced Metroid Prime Federation Force, a mutliplayer co-op game on the 3DS starring four faceless Federation soldiers. It’s the first game under the Metroid brand to not have Samus in it. You might think this is just a placeholder […]

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Here’s Why Square Decided To Remake Final Fantasy 7

by Peter Paltridgeon June 17, 2015
The creative team at Square-Enix behind Final Fantasy 7, or what’s left of that team by now, has repeatedly denied requests to remake the game with better graphics than 1997 could offer, and thereby introduce a new generation of gamers to one of the series’ best cast of characters. They’ve claimed it would be too […]
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Playable Cartoon “Cuphead” Is As Beautiful As it Is Sadistic

by Peter Paltridgeon June 17, 2015
There have been many attempts throughout the years to replicate cartoons in video game form. There’s been the “just make a cartoon and then sprinkle a few choices here and there” method (Dragon’s Lair), there was then the “use as many sprites as possible in a 2D sidescroller” method (Earthworm Jim, the original Rayman), and […]

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Recap Of Microsoft’s E3 Conference

by RolandOfGileadon June 17, 2015
Now that all the major studios have run their E3 conferences, the general consensus is that Sony won the show. But Microsoft put up a decent fight and showed some cool tech in the meantime. Here’s a brief recap, garnished with photos taken during the event itself. Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s XBox division and […]
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The XBox Elite Controller Is Wilder Than Anyone Thought

by Peter Paltridgeon June 17, 2015
A couple weeks before E3 began, pictures were leaked out of a new XBox controller called the Elite controller. It had a headphone jack. That was the only discernible difference. E3 is now here, and Microsoft has revealed the Elite to the public. It’s…it’s….wow. It certainly has a headphone jack, and it also has….everything else. […]