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Get a job: DeNA is hiring a Senior Build and Release Engineer

The Tokyo-based mobile game powerhouse is looking for an engineer in its San Francisco office to “maintain open dialogue with all product groups to bring up and maintain build and release pipelines.” …


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Analysis: GameStop agrees with Nintendo – Game devaluation must stop

GameStop estimates $ 100 million of digital content given away in 2014; president Tony Bartel says, “the industry will need to work together to continue to price goods in a way that sustains profitability.” …


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GameStop: Players expect to pay just $35 for triple-A game downloads

What players expect to pay for digital downloads of triple-A games is a much lower price than publishers would most likely want them to, according to GameStop. …


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What Do Amiibos Do In What Games?

Nintendo still hasn't fully revealed exactly how amiibos will function across its many games, but we plan on keeping track of their compatibility in this feature.

Nintendo’s amiibos differ from comparable toys like Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures in they will work across a collection of games – even some third-party games. This is where you will find a continually updated compendium detailing what amiibos do and unlock in the games in which they are compatible.

Wii U

Taking advantage of amiibo functionality for Wii U games often involves finding the option in the menus and then touching the amiibo to the bottom left corner of the GamePad when prompted.

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Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. is currently amiibo’s main source of compatibility. The designs are modeled after the characters’ appearance in Super Smash Bros., and the base even features a Super Smash Bros. logo.

With an amiibo, you can train and level up an A.I. version of a character in Smash Bros. to fight and train with you, fight your friend’s amiibos, or battle with A.I. fighters. Data can be transferred to your amiibo figure  after each fight, which means you can take your figure to a friend’s house to show off your amiibo’s sill and level.

Every amiibo is compatible in this way.

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Hyrule Warriors
Using a Link or Toon Link amiibo will allow players to unlock the spinner weapon from Twilight Princess. Using a Zelda amiibo will unlock a weapon rated three or more stars and can be done at least once a day.

All other amiibos are compatible, but will unlock weaker weapons that will only be rated at three or fewer stars.

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Mario Kart 8
Touching an amiibo figure to your Wii U GamePad will unlock a special costume themed after that character.

Only Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby, Captain Falcon, Samus, and Fox McCloud amiibos are currently compatible.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Nintendo has not yet revealed how Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will take advantage of amiibos, but it has confirmed intentions for compatibility.

Mario Party 10
Nintendo has not yet revealed how Mario Party 10 will take advantage of amiibos, but it has confirmed intentions for compatibility.

Yoshi's Woolly World
Nintendo has not yet revealed how Yoshi's Woolly World will take advantage of amiibos, but it has confirmed intentions for compatibility.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Nintendo has not yet revealed how Kirby and the Rainbow Curse will take advantage of amiibos, but it has confirmed intentions for compatibility.

Nintendo 3DS

Using amiibos with 3DS games will require the purchase of a special compatible base. The New 3DS will have amiibo functionality built in.

Super Smash Bros.
Amiibo functionality on the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. will work identically to the Wii U version. Players will be able to train and level up an A.I. fighter.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus
Though full compatibility has not yet been revealed, we do know using an amiibo will unlock a special design for your jet based on the amiibo character.

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Amazon tells Tales From Deep Space on Fire tablets

Tales From Deep Space, from Amazon Game Studios and co-partner Frontier Developments, has achieved lift-off and can now enter the orbit of 2013 Kindle Fire and later tablets, according to a press release from Amazon.

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Meta Knight Amiibo exclusive to Best Buy, Lucario to Toys R Us

Where’s the fun in collecting something if you can just place a one-and-done order for the entire set with an online retailer? Amiibo fans are in for some legwork (or a few extra clicks), as two more retailer-exclusive deals have been announced…
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Report: Steam Fall Sale begins November 26

The Steam Fall Sale will commence on November 26, the day before Thanksgiving, and run until December 1, according to VG247. The site reports that an email sent by PayPal, encouraging account holders to stock up on Steam Wallet codes, has beaten…
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Sony denies hacker group’s infiltration into PSN

There has been no intrusion into the PlayStation Network, Sony has told Joystiq in the wake of a hacker group reportedly leaking 2,131 PSN logins.

“We have investigated the claims that our network was breached and have found no evidence that there…
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Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker, Arena Master apps now in the wild

Far Cry 4 has a pair of companion apps awaiting iOS and Android users, provided they’re up for a round of poker or controlling deadly arenas on the go. A press release from developer Ubisoft notes that both the Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker and Far Cry 4…
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Blog: Thoughts on Practice, the NYU game conference

Designer Keith Burgun attended this year’s conference: “While each Practice conference has evolved somewhat from the last, I feel that the one thing that it’s always had in common was this element of risk-taking.” …


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