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Nintendo sales jump as Smash Bros. 3DS sells over 3 million

Nintendo posted a profit of 24.2 billion yen ($ 224 million) in the last quarter, ending September 30, a sizable resurgence for the company following its 9.9 billion yen loss in the previous quarter. The company also reported 96.7 billion yen in net…
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Spacebase DF-9 players get Hack n’ Slash free, and vice versa

Double Fine is issuing free copies of its hacking-themed PC puzzler Hack ‘n’ Slash to players who purchased Spacebase DF-9 during its Steam Early Access phase, and Hack ‘n’ Slash owners will likewise receive Spacebase DF-9 free of charge.

The…
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg offers his long view on Oculus VR

In a recent quarterly earnings conference call (report on Gamasutra), Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg touched on his plans for the future of Oculus VR, the recently acquired virtual reality headset company that Zuckerberg describes as “a long-term bet…
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Blog: How to get diversity in game dev – without the internet arguments

One indie dev’s action plan for making a change: “I say we follow up our positive ideologies with positive actions. Things that will bring real diversity into the industry.” …


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Costume Quest 2 To Treat Xbox And Wii U Gamers Before Halloween

Double Fine is cutting this one close. Costume Quest 2 has release dates on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Wii U finally.

If you’re planning on dressing up for this charming tale on Xbox One or Xbox 360, you’ll be able to do so starting today. If Wii U is your haunt, that version arrives tomorrow, October 30.

The title is also available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more, you can read up in our review.

 

Our Take
I was starting to get concerned that Double Fine wasn’t going to make it through certification before Halloween. Thankfully, gamers on these three platforms won’t be left without their mischief.

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[Update] Users Report YouTube, Booting Errors Following PlayStation 4 Update 2.0

Update: Sony has responded to our inquiry regarding YouTube and rest mode problems following the update. As we mentioned earlier, these issues are not universal, but have been reported by a number of users.

"We’re aware of issues reported by some PS4 users following the release of PS4’s latest system software update, v 2.00," a Sony representative told us via email. "We’re investigating these issues and will provide an update once we have more information."

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Sony’s latest update, codenamed Masamune, brings with it some oft-requested aesthetic and convenience features, including themes, YouTube, suspend and resume downloads, and Share Play. Unfortunately, there seem to be some kinks that need to be worked out.

There are reports in the official PlayStation forums that connecting the system to YouTube isn’t working for all users. We have been having this issue also, and reached out to Sony yesterday for comment. The company did not respond on this matter by the time of publication.

Another issue reported by some (and replicated by us) centers on the new “rest mode.” While it would seem that this feature is just a renamed version of “standby mode” from previous firmware versions, it’s causing some problems.

The hardware will occasionally fail to boot from rest mode. Controllers and touch-sensitive buttons on the face of the console are unresponsive, with a blinking yellow light indicating a problem.

We’ve reached out to Sony again regarding these issues. We’ll update should we receive a response.

[Source: PlayStation Forums (1), (2)]

 

Our Take
While Update 2.0 is certainly a big step for usability, Sony needs to fast-track 2.01 to fix the Rest Mode problem. As someone who has been quite happy with standby mode, not being able to put the PS4 in a low power state and charge the controller is a problem. Hopefully, Sony will respond to us regarding these two problems.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition pre-loading now available on Xbox One

The Xbox One version of BioWare’s action-RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition is available for pre-ordering and pre-downloading on the Xbox One starting this week, EA and Microsoft announced.

Players who pre-purchase Inquisition on the Xbox One can download…
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Oculus-exclusive film Zero Point hits Steam today

Condition One launched its first 3D, 360-degree film, Zero Point, on Steam today. The movie requires an Oculus Rift to view, and is compatible with both the first and second development kits for the headset. It also needs a minimum of 4 GB of memory,…
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Stuck in Steam Greenlight: Dev takes matters into his own hands

Stuck in the middle with no way to move up the ranks fast enough to get added to Steam, one dev has founded a Facebook group so devs vote on each others’ games. …


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Grab OlliOlli, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Shadowrun Returns, And More Cheap With Humble Indie Bundle 13

The newest Humble Indie Bundle is online and its collection includes those titles in the headline as well as titles like Jazzpunk and Tower of Guns.

Here's the full list:

  • OlliOlli
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Tower of Guns

And of you pay more than the average price (currently at $ 6.31) you'll also get the following:

  • Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
  • Jazzpunk
  • Risk of Rain

If you pay $ 12 or more then you also get those titles, plus Shadowrun Returns. Finally, for $ 65, you get all these games plus a collection of tangible items like a a hoodie and some other goodies. Finally, as a totally free bonus, you can also get the game Teleglitch: Die More Edition by sharing your e-mail address with the Humble Bundle folks.

You can find all the details here. As has been the case with all Humble Indie Bundles to date, additional games will be added to the bundle in the coming days. This particularly bundle ends Tuesday, November 11 at 11 a.m. PT.

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[Source: Humble Indie Bundle]

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