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Report: Destiny bug leaks expansion mission names, descriptions early

Missions, strikes and raids, oh my! A bug in Destiny has reportedly leaked the names and locations of several pieces of content set to arrive with the expansions for Bungie’s sci-fi shooter, the first of which is due in December. According to a…
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Report: America favors gaming consoles for media streaming

Game consoles aren’t really game consoles anymore. Sure they play games, but they’re also capable of plenty of non-gaming activities. In today’s age, we have an abundance of apps and features installed on our consoles that make watching our favorite…
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Report: Lords of the Fallen PS4 is 1080p, Xbox One is 900p

The only difference between the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Lords of the Fallen is in the resolution: Xbox One is 900p, while PS4 is 1080p, City Interactive Executive Producer Tomasz Gop tells VideoGamer.

“Probably the resolution [on Xbox One] is…
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Report: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U releases November 21

A photo of a pre-order card for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., supposedly from retail store Fred Meyer, has allegedly pegged the date that Nintendo’s brawler will arrive in North America as November 21. Twitter user BluesDriveBuster shared…
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Report: Microsoft to announce Mojang acquisition on Monday

Fans of alliteration, try this tongue-twister on for size: “Minecraft maker Mojang to merge with Microsoft.” Better hurry though, because according to reports from Reuters, the rumored acquisition will be announced Monday, September 15, giving you…
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Report: Oculus Rift consumer version due by summer 2015

The virtual reality future is now! … is what you’ll be able to say next summer, according to TechRadar. The site reports that VR start-up Oculus will launch the first consumer version of the Rift VR headset sometime in mid-2015.

We say “first”…
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Report: 3DS Can Be Used As Wii Controller In Smash Bros.

A gamer in Japan has posted a picture which indicates that the 3DS can be used as Wii U controller for Smash Bros.

Kyle McLain posted the image below, along with the tweet: "Am I crazy, or does this say that if you connect your 3DS with your Wii U, that you can use your 3DS as a controller?"

Several users confirmed this translation of the Japanese onscreen text, as did IGN.

We'll have to wait for official confirmation from Nintendo to see if this is real, but it looks convincing.

Source: Twitter via IGN

 

Our Take
This would be a very useful feature for Super Smash Bros. I want to note that this is published as a report and not a definitive news story because I do not read Japanese and am relying on the translation of others.

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Report: Microsoft buying Mojang — for more than $2 billion

The Wall Street Journal says that the Washington-based tech giant has the massively successful Swedish indie in its sights. …


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Report: NHL 15′s EA Access version missing options

With the absence of EA Sports Hockey League and other modes from the PS4 and Xbox One versions of NHL 15, fans have spent a fair amount of time hearing about what they won’t be doing on the ice. If you recall EA Access’ reveal, one of the service’s…
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Report: The Sims 4 Has A Hilarious Anti-Piracy Measure

Those unscrupulous souls who are playing pirated copies of The Sims 4 may find it difficult to get very far into the experience…or at least appreciate their surroundings.

PC Gamer reports that what began as a supposed bug is actually a form of copy protection. Playing an illegitimate version of The Sims 4 causes the mosaic that blocks nudity to expand after it initially appears, covering the entire screen and making most of the action indecipherable. It recently came to light that users who were experiencing the problem were playing pirated copies; the connection couldn't be ignored. 

We've reached out to EA for comment and will update this story if we get a response.  

Note: The image above was altered in Photoshop, not taken from a pirated copy of The Sims 4. 

[Source: PC Gamer]

 

Our Take
I love it when developers stick it to pirates with innovative and aggravating ways of making illegitimate copies of their games unplayable. I'd love to see this in every game; it's more entertaining than traditional always-online draconian DRM.

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