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 …

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 …

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 …

Watch Nintendo’s Bizarre Ad for First Smartphone Game

Nintendo’s first smartphone game has arrived worldwide, and with it comes a new commercial that is certainly….unique. It might be pretty bizarre, but it gets the game’s concept across quite well and certainly grabs your attention. Check it out: Miitomo is more of an app than a game per se. Developed in partnership with DeNA, the app allows users to …

Pokemon Snap Hitting Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Acclaimed Pokemon spinoff Pokemon Snap, originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999, is coming to the Wii U virtual console in Japan, Nintendo has announced. It will be released in the island nation on April 4, priced at ¥1,028 yen, which is roughly $9. There is no word yet on if Pokemon Snap will come to the Wii U …

These 15 Games Nominated for 2016 Gaming Hall of Fame

The Strong National Museum of Play today announced the 15 finalists for this year’s World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees. The nominees include some of the best-known and most influential games in history, including Grand Theft Auto III, John Madden Football, The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and The Sims. All of the nominees (full list below) have had …

Link’s Awakening Character Marin Coming to Hyrule Warriors as DLC

Last week, we learned a lot about the DLC coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS) and Hyrule Warriors (Wii U), but Nintendo didn’t give everything away. This weekend, the company announced that Marin from 1993’s Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is coming to Hyrule Warriors for 3DS and Wii U. She’ll be available in the Link’s Awakening Pack, which comes …

Watch Palmer Luckey Hand-Deliver First Consumer Rift Headset

Here’s something cool. Earlier today, Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey hand-delivered the first Oculus Rift consumer model to the person to placed the world’s first preorder. Ross Martin, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska, was the first person on the planet to preorder the Rift. Martin, a VR enthusiast and indie game developer, is also now the first person in the …

Rumored NX Controller Images Confirmed Fake

Over the past week, images of what was rumored to be a controller for Nintendo’s NX console emerged online, inspiring much discussion and debate. Now, the creators of the images have come forward to admit that the controller shots, though inspired by a real Nintendo patent, are indeed fake. This all started, as things often do, on Reddit. Someone named …

Look at This 30-Foot Pokemon Card Mosaic

The Pokemon Company continues to celebrate the Pokemon franchise’s 20th anniversary, today unveiling an epic Pokemon Trading Card mosaic. Revealed in Paris, the mosaic of a Pokemon card is made up of 12,987 individual cards and is 10 meters tall and 7 meters wide. It measures 71.54 square meters overall. The mosaic forms the image of the iconic Pokemon Pikachu, …

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One Casts Simon Pegg – Report

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi movie Ready Player One, based on the Ernest Cline book about virtual reality and video games, has added Simon Pegg to its cast. This is according to a report today from Variety, which also revealed the character Pegg will play. Pegg will reportedly play Orgen Morrow, the co-creator of Oasis, which is the virtual reality that Ready …

AMD Announces “Absolutely Most Powerful Graphics Card in the World”

Today during the Game Developers Conference, AMD announced the Radeon Pro Duo, which it’s calling “the world’s first content creation platform aimed squarely at the VR developer.” This takes the form of a dual-GPU featuring two Fury X-class graphics cards running side by side, making it “absolutely the most powerful graphics card in the world by far.” That’s the description …

Sega Games Discounted on Steam This Weekend

Steam’s latest weekend publisher sale is now available and this time around, it’s Sega PC games that are discounted. Now through Sunday, March 13, you can pick up more than a dozen Sega games for cheap. Scroll down to see some of the offers. Titles marked down in the sale include Total War: Attila ($11.24), Company of Heroes 2 ($8.74), …

Legend of Zelda Picross Revealed As “My Nintendo” Bonus – Report

A new Picross game is coming, this one based on Nintendo’s iconic Legend of Zelda series. That’s according to Twitter user Cellenseners, who discovered the game–My Nintendo Picross – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess–on the Nintendo US and UK servers. As GoNintendo points out, this is how Twilight Princess HD itself was originally spotted last year. Image credit: GoNintendo …

E3 2016: Two More Big Companies Won’t Have Floor Space This year

Electronic Arts and Activision have already confirmed they won’t have booths on the E3 2016 show floor, and now two more major companies have also said they won’t either.GamesBeat reports that Disney Interactive (Disney Infinity) and Wargaming (World of Tanks) will not have floor space this year. Disney Interactive did not say why it won’t have floor space at the …

RollerCoaster Tycoon World’s User-Generated Content Features Shown Off

Atari today released some new footage of its upcoming PC game RollerCoaster Tycoon World, this latest video showcasing its user-generated content functionality. This video is actually the first public demonstration of the feature and serves as a high-level overview for how it will work. Check it out: As Atari explains, players can create whatever they want using any 3D program …

Original Pokemon Virtual Console Re-Releases Support Pokemon Bank

Today during the Pokemon Nintendo Direct, The Pokemon Company confirmed one further detail about the new versions of classic Pokemon games Red, Blue, and Yellow. It was revealed that all three will support the paid Pokemon Bank service, allowing you to bring your Pokemon from those games to the just-announced Pokemon Sun/Moon when it is released later this year. Due …