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Nintendo's Wii Shop Channel shuts down today

It's a sad day for loyal fans of the original Wii. As promised back in 2017, Nintendo is closing down the Wii Shop Channel as of January 30th. It lost much of its usefulness after March 26th of last year, when you could no longer add Wii Points and… Source: Engadget | Nintendo's Wii Shop …

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Xbox One 'black screen' issue prevents consoles from starting up

We hope you didn't take the day off for an extended Xbox game session. Microsoft has acknowledged widespread reports of Xbox One consoles suddenly failing. In many cases, the systems start up to a black screen that makes them unusable. There have… Source: Engadget | Xbox One 'black screen' issue prevents consoles from starting up

'Fallout 76' players found a secret developer room

No, Fallout 76's troubles aren't over yet. Gamers have discovered that the online RPG has a developer room where you can find virtually everything in the game, including unreleased items like special power armor. It even includes the game's lone hu… Source: Engadget | 'Fallout 76' players found a secret developer room

'Red Dead Online' gets a 32-player battle royale mode

Rockstar continues to expand the Red Dead Online beta, and its latest update will seem particularly familiar. The studio has added a Gun Rush mode that's effectively a one-for-one parallel to the battle royale modes you see in Fortnite, PUBG and nume… Source: Engadget | 'Red Dead Online' gets a 32-player battle royale mode

Overwatch League events expand beyond LA in 2019

To date, Overwatch League matches have taken place in Blizzard's own venue in Los Angeles. It's a special experience, but likely off-limits if you live on the other side of the continent or another country. For the 2019 season, though, you might not… Source: Engadget | Overwatch League events expand beyond LA in 2019

John Romero gifts 'Doom' 18 new levels for its 25th birthday

Ready to feel ancient? The original Doom is 25 years old — and co-creator John Romero wants to make sure you know it. He's preparing an add-on for the 1993 game, Sigil, that serves as a "spiritual successor" to the classic shooter's fourth episode… Source: Engadget | John Romero gifts 'Doom' 18 new levels for …

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'H1Z1' developer Daybreak lays off staff amid restructuring efforts

Unfortunately, Telltale's effective closure wasn't the end of tough times for the game industry. H1Z1 and EverQuest developer Daybreak Game Company has confirmed that it's laying off staff as it's "optimizing [its] structure" for the future. The comp… Source: Engadget | 'H1Z1' developer Daybreak lays off staff amid restructuring efforts

'Anthem' demo will be open to everyone on February 1st

No, you won't have to plunk down some cash to play the Anthem demo before the game's February 22nd debut. BioWare and EA have announced that the sneak peek on February 1st through February 3rd is an open demo that will be accessible to anyone on PC,… Source: Engadget | 'Anthem' demo will be open …

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China forms video game ethics committee as part of crackdown

China's freeze on game approvals is winding down, although gamers and developers might not like what the thaw entails. The country has revealed the existence of an Online Game Ethics Committee that will screen games to ensure they're "healthy and be… Source: Engadget | China forms video game ethics committee as part of crackdown

Steam gives successful developers a larger cut of game revenue

Valve wants to make Steam more alluring for large developers, and it's willing to give up a slice of the pie to make that happen. The company has revised Steam's Distribution Agreement to give its most successful publishers a larger cut of their reve… Source: Engadget | Steam gives successful developers a larger cut of …

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'Destiny 2' for PC is free until November 18th

Bungie and Activision aren't going to stop at handing out free copies of Destiny 2 to console gamers. Right in time for the launch of BlizzCon, they're making the base PC version of the shared-world shooter available for free from now through Novemb… Source: Engadget | 'Destiny 2' for PC is free until November 18th

'MediEvil' PS4 trailer previews a reinvented hack-and-slash story

Everything old is new again in gaming these days, including a game about resurrecting an old hero for another adventure. Sony and Other Ocean have released the first trailer for the PS4 remake of MediEvil, the PS1 classic that puts you in the boots… Source: Engadget | 'MediEvil' PS4 trailer previews a reinvented hack-and-slash story

'Battlefield V' won't have battle royale until spring 2019

You'll have to wait a while if you want to see Battlefield V's much-touted battle royale mode. EA DICE has detailed the post-launch roadmap for its WWII shooter, and the vaunted "Firestorm" battle royale experience will arrive as part of a "Trial by… Source: Engadget | 'Battlefield V' won't have battle royale until spring 2019

Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is coming with Razer's help

Yes, the rumors were true. Microsoft has confirmed that it's weeks away from adding mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One (initially for Insiders), and it's enlisting some help from none other than Razer. The gaming-oriented brand will provide… Source: Engadget | Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is coming with Razer's help

Switch Online cloud saves last six months after your subscription ends

When Nintendo launched Switch Online, it raised more than a few alarm bells over its attitude toward cloud saves. Based on the FAQ, your saved games would vanish from the internet the moment your membership expired. Not much of a safety net, is it? T… Source: Engadget | Switch Online cloud saves last six months …

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