Xbox One X, S Vudu App Now Supports 4K HDR10

The Vudu app now supports 4K HDR10 streaming on Xbox One X and Xbox One S. According to Vudu’s official blog, those with compatible devices, which also include Nvidia Shield, Roku Ultra, and select smart TVs, can begin streaming HDR content immediately. At launch, the service will offer “over 36 movies” with HDR10 support. With the addition of HDR10, Vudu looks to bring HDR content to “millions more devices.” The video streaming app previously implemented support for Dolby Vision HDR, though that’s widely considered to be the less popular of the two HDR formats. For more on Xbox One X’s HDR capabilities, check out IGN’s review of Microsoft’s latest console. Read the full article…

Pokemon Snapchat Lens Celebrates Ultra Sun/Moon Launch

For a limited time, a custom Pokemon Snapchat Lens, as well as special Pokemon filters for Facebook and Line, are available in celebration of the launch of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. The new Pokemon Lens on Snapchat will let you decorate your selfies with Pichu’s nose, ears, and cheeks, and opening your mouth will activate Pichu’s voice. After activating the Lens seven times, Pikachu will appear on the screen, and after an additional seven uses, Alolan Raichu will be unlocked. Meanwhile, Facebook’s new camera filter will display Pikachu in the corner of the screen, and opening your mouth with activate its Gigavolt Havoc Z-Move. Additionally, the camera function on Line features two Pokemon filters. One includes Pikachu and Alolan Raichu, while the other features Pikachu, Rowlet, Popplio, and Litten. Read the full article…

Biomutant Developer Acquired by THQ Nordic

THQ Nordic has acquired Biomutant developer Experiment 101, as well as the Biomutant IP. According to THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors, the publisher saw “significant potential” in the Swedish studio during the early stages of Biomutant’s development, and was especially excited about the IP following “the strong reception Biomutant received at its announcement at Gamescom 2017.” Wingefors said THQ Nordic hopes to build Biomutant into one of its “major franchises.” Experiment 101 was founded by former Avalanche Studios developers who worked on Just Cause and Mad Max. Prior to the acquisition, THQ Nordic partnered with the studio to publish Biomutant. The action-RPG is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018. Read the full article…

They turned ‘Rampage’ into a movie (and here’s the first trailer)

 Remember Rampage? It was a classic Midway arcade game (perhaps the greatest arcade game) where you got to bash cities to rubble while playing as a giant gorilla, lizard or wolf. (Let’s be real though: no one wanted to play as the wolf.) Well, Warner Bros. is turning it into a movie starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, directed by Brad Peyton. Read the full article…

Closure of Runic Games puts another dent in Seattle’s video game scene

The closure of Runic Games, the Seattle-based video-game studio that created the popular dungeon crawlers Torchlight and Torchlight II, is the latest example of a popular game developer falling victim to the changing whims of a corporate parent. Runic, founded in 2008 by Fate creator Travis Baldree and video-game veterans, was quietly shut down last week by its parent Perfect World International. The announcement came just six weeks after the long-awaited release of Runic’s puzzle-platformer game Hob. It’s true, Runic Games has been closed. Our statement is on the website: https://t.co/uSWZ4X0XlW Thank you for being part of our story. Read the full article…

Geared Up Podcast: Playing the powerful but pricey Xbox One X — is it worth upgrading?

Microsoft made a risky bet Tuesday when it launched the brand new Xbox One X — a $500, superpowered gaming console that far outpaces its competitors on specs. But is the flashy new offering enough to make casual Xbox users upgrade? We try to answer that question on this episode, and for our reviewers at least, the answer is ‘no.’ Our testers are two longtime Xbox users: GeekWire editor Todd Bishop, still on an Xbox 360 that his daughter loves, and GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper, a more regular gamer who loves playing FIFA on his original Xbox One. They’ve been testing the One X for more than a week, both on a 1080p TV and a brand new 4K TV, which allows for higher quality video. They found one great thing about the Xbox One X: Playing games optimized for the console on the 4K TV (with another fancy visual feature, HDR, Read the full article…

Xbox One X launch: Microsoft’s new high-powered $500 console brings out lines and celebs

The Xbox One X. (GeekWire photo / Todd Bishop) The Xbox One X has arrived. Microsoft’s new high-powered $500 console hit store shelves Tuesday, as gamers in 35 markets around the world got their hands on the company’s latest gaming device. Microsoft’s marketing engine was at full throttle, as the tech giant hosted launch parties with celebrities at its retail stores. And yes, there were lines, though some stores only sold consoles for customers who pre-ordered. The weather is mild. The store is green and the line is long. It’s almost # XboxOneX time. pic.twitter.com/J0E51gCREN — Larry Hryb #XboxOneX (@majornelson) November 7, 2017 These people in Taiwan are in line for the #XboxOneX launch!One dude has a tent and is playing PS4 inside it ??? pic.twitter.com/buDchgEYHV — Xbudz™ (@Xbudz) November 6, 2017 Things just got kicked up a notch here in New York. @ConanOBrien & @SHAQ dropped to congratulate @XboxP3 Read the full article…

Microsoft unveils big Xbox One game discounts for Black Friday

Microsoft revealed earlier this week that it’s cutting the Xbox One S price to its lowest point of $189 for Black Friday, and now it’s discounting games to match. Xbox Live Gold members can get early access to the deals, with a range of games seeing discounts up to 65 percent. New games like Call of Duty: WW2, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are all on offer, alongside recent titles like Destiny 2 and Fifa 18. The discounts are ideal if you’ve just purchased a new Xbox One X, or if you’re planning to gift games to friends over the holidays. You can find the full list of deals over at Major Nelson’s site. Read the full article…

EA reverses course on Star Wars Battlefront II loot box controversy

In an unprecedented last-minute reversal, EA has drastically altered Star Wars Battlefront II‘s controversial loot box system by temporarily removing the ability to purchase “crystals.” The game was previously designed so that players could spend real money on crystals to buy randomized bundles of in-game items, the acquisition of which was tied to earning credits — another virtual currency that could be used to unlock characters. Fans revolted, however, after widely circulated posts on Reddit and elsewhere that suggested the game was balanced in a way that it could take dozens of hours to unlock iconic characters like Luke Skywalker without paying. There were also concerns that the gameplay-influencing items inside loot crates would… Read the full article…

The rise of D&D liveplay is changing how fans approach roleplaying

One of the great era-appropriate quirks of Netflix’s ‘80s-nostalgic fantasy adventure Stranger Things — which recently returned for a feverishly anticipated second season — is that the preteen geeks of Hawkins, Indiana, are obsessed with Dungeons & Dragons. The first and last times we see them in season 1, they’re playing D&D. They don’t return to their on-screen game in season 2, but they still talk about their real-life adventure as if they’re an adventuring party, right down to assigning themselves character classes. It’s part of the text of Stranger Things, but also the metatext: threading elements from D&D into the show’s narrative helped creators Matt and Ross Duffer create an addictively familiar world for fans of Steven… Read the full article…

Bad babies playing at Magic Planet!!

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MekaMon is an AR robot that you control using your smartphone

When it comes to gaming competition with friends, most of us grew up playing games like Pokémon, battling with friends through Game Boys and old link cables, and mostly using our imagination when the gameplay animation was still pretty basic. Fast-forward a few decades, and you can still battle friends, but the modes have expanded incredibly. The latest form is a gaming robot from Reach Robotics. Called MekaMon, the four-legged robots have AR capabilities that can be controlled by your smartphone. The robots are upgradable and customizable with detachable legs, shields, and weapons. They feature four IR sensors, so the robot can measure distance and location and also accurately track and attack opponents. The robot can also flip on its… Read the full article…

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Review

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s rustic setting is the perfect metaphor for what it’s like to play Nintendo’s latest mobile game. It’s a relaxing getaway that delivers a smart distillation of the traditional Animal Crossing gameplay in a format that’s ideal for the franchise. Only somewhat being held back by the limitations of the device it’s on, this trip is made all the more fun with new, engaging mechanics the series would be smart to hold onto for the future. Pocket Camp, which soft launched in territories outside of North America, has all the activities you’d expect from an Animal Crossing adventure. You’re still befriending neighborly animals, collecting fruit, hunting bugs, and customizing your living space. They work brilliantly as quick, daily diversions while waiting for a movie to start or riding the train to work. And every activity is made manageable by the world’s clever compartmentalized design. Powered Read the full article…