Watch the Star Fox Animated Short Debut Right Here [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] The livestream is now over. We’ve posted a video of the Star Fox animated short below. You can watch the Nintendo Treehouse presentation of Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard at the bottom of this article. The original story follows: If you’re interested in watching the Star Fox Zero animated short, you can do so in the video …

Here’s Why the Dirty Harry Video Game Was Never Released

Although Dirty Harry had a popular run of Hollywood movies, the iconic hardboiled cop portrayed by Clint Eastwood never quite got his video game career off the ground. Over the years Warner Bros. and Eastwood’s own company, Malpaso Productions, made numerous attempts to reinvigorate interest in the character through video games, but each one fell flat. For years the full …

Atari Responds to Negative RollerCoaster Tycoon Reaction, Pledges Continued Support

RollerCoaster Tycoon World, the first new entry in the series for PC in a decade, launched in late March through Steam Early Access behind a wave of negative feedback. Now, publisher Atari has responded, acknowledging the game’s shortcomings and pledging to continue to support it in the future. Atari won’t “walk away” from RollerCoaster Tycoon World in part because the …

The New Valkyrie Profile Gets First Trailer, Is Indeed a Mobile Game

Square Enix recently revealed that a new game in the Valkyrie Profile RPG series is in the works. It didn’t, however, specify what platform it would be coming to, but evidence pointed toward it being a smartphone release–something we now know is the case. The teaser website for Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin has been updated to reveal it’s coming to …

Crash Bandicoot Is a Vietnam War Vet With PTSD, According to The Onion

Satirical website The Onion’s ClickHole has published its latest video, this one offering a silly take on the “true” nature of Crash Bandicoot. The video posits that Crash is actually a Vietnam War veteran with PTSD. “Skittish and paranoid, Crash must do his best to navigate a world that doesn’t understand him,” the video’s narrator says. He struggles with substance …

Sonic Gets Heavy With This Awesome “Green Hill Zone” Drum Cover

The drummer behind last year’s awesome Destiny drum cover is back with another gaming video. This one is themed around the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and it’s quite impressive. Watch as drummer Andrew Fleming pounds on his kit for a great, heavier cover of the famous “Green Hill Zone” song. The production values …

Square Enix Announces New Valkyrie Profile RPG, Valykrie Anatomia: The Origin

While details are light, Square Enix has revealed a new game in the Valkyrie Profile series is on the way and will be out in Japan sometime in the next few months. Little is known about the new RPG, which is called Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin. A newly launched teaser website (translated by Gematsu) offers almost no information beyond the …

29 Years Later, Someone Found a New Punch-Out!! Secret

Nintendo’s NES classic Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! was released 29 years ago, so you might have thought all of the game’s secrets had been discovered already. Not so, apparently. Reddit user midwesternhousewives (via Polygon) recently discovered an Easter egg involving a bearded character in the stands who gives you a visual cue for when to fire a punch at Piston …

US Senator Writes Letter to Oculus Over Rift Privacy Concerns

The Oculus Rift’s privacy policy caused some concern in regards to the data it collects. The virtual reality company responded to the concerns this week, and now, a US senator wants to find out how exactly Oculus uses the collected data (via Engadget). US Senator Al Franken sent a letter to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, asking him for more information …

HTC Addresses Vive Shipping Issues

Virtual reality headsets have not had the smoothest of launches lately. The Oculus Rift’s issues prompted them to cover the shipping costs on all preorders, and some HTC Vive preorders were automatically cancelled last week. Now, HTC has responded to recent issues in regards to the shipping of the company’s virtual reality headset. HTC posted the update on its blog, …

Capcom Responds to Street Fighter 5’s Lack of Content Concerns

Street Fighter V launched in February, but it was met with criticism because of its lack of tutorials and content. In an interview with Game Informer, executive producer Yoshinori Ono responded to the concerns of players and talked about some of the ways the developer intends to address them. “I think it’s safe to say that we underestimated the popularity …

HTC Vive Review

Hot on the heels of Oculus Rift–the first major virtual reality headset to arrive in 2016–HTC and Valve have just upped the ante with Vive. It’s more expensive at $800 compared to Rift’s $600, but for good reason: Vive comes with a pair of custom-designed SteamVR controllers and two base stations that allow software to track your movement over a …

You Can Buy This 24k Gold NES for $5,000

If you’re the kind of person willing to spend $5,000 on a gold-plated NES, then oh, do I have some news for you. Hardware manufacturer Analogue has created a new version of its NES, and this one is plated with 24-karat gold. The Analogue Nt 24k Gold was created to celebrate the Legend of Zelda’s 30th anniversary–the first two Zelda …