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Nintendo NX could support local emulation of Wii, GameCube games

Nintendo’s next console, codenamed NX, is expected to utilize a cartridge-based design which physically rules out the possibility of native backward compatibility with disc-based games. In theory, older games could still find their way to the NX via emulation courtesy…

'The Oregon Trail' card game is a thing

Hands down, the absolute best part about computer class in elementary school was getting to play The Oregon Trail. If we finished our work early, we’d get to try our luck at surviving the grueling Oregon Trail… aw heck, who…

Valve launches first-ever Steam VR Weekend Sale

Virtual reality gamers, listen up! If you’ve been waiting for prices to come down to build out your VR game collection, now is the time to act as Valve has launched the first-ever VR Weekend Sale over on Steam. …

How Humble Bundle combats fraud

Digital gaming marketplace G2A was at the center of a public dispute last month regarding grey-market game code reselling which for years has been associated with credit card theft and fraudulent chargebacks.

Microsoft slashes additional $50 off the Xbox One

Microsoft last month launched a program in which it offered students a pretty great deal on a new Xbox One when purchased with a Surface Pro 4. The promotion allowed Microsoft to clear out inventory of its traditional Xbox One…

Should you quit your job to make video games?

Your boss just pulled you into another surprise meeting. You’ve got a case of the Mondays. And your raise got rejected. Why not leave it all behind and roll the dice on a new career in video games? There are endless reasons to take the risk of quitting your job, and just as many reasons to tough it out and stay the safe course. The tricky part is figuring out which apply to you.

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