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Super Mario Run

Nintendo's bringing Super Mario Run to Android in March, but Fire Emblem's coming first

While the side-scrolling hit Super Mario Run finally gets a release date, Fire Emblem Heroes will launch first alongside the iOS version on Feb. 2.

Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite 4 preview: More sniping, less shooting

The fourth entry in everyone's favorite Nazi-sniping series moves to much larger maps, and becomes a smarter stealth game in the process.

Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 campaign preview: Polished, pretty, but not as exciting as Blitz mode

If you're hoping Halo Wars 2 manages to make a real-time strategy campaign feel fresh, you'd better hope harder. Our first hands-on? A good ol' "attack-these-three-points" mission.

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Microsoft halts Minecraft updates for Windows 10 phones, as W10M consumer apps slowly die

Microsoft's decision to stop development of Minecraft: Pocket Edition means there is no Minecraft game for Windows phones under active development.

Windows 10 VR

Microsoft buys Simplygon to simplify rendering VR and AR models

Microsoft is betting that less is more in 3D design, with the acquisition of the Swedish developer of a 3D data optimization system, Simplygon.

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Gabe Newell's Reddit Q&A: The most interesting answers on Half-Life 3, Steam support, and more

A Reddit Q&A with Gabe Newell teases the existence of unannounced projects, particularly in virtual reality, and Valve continues to acknowledge it needs to work on Steam's support system. That and more inside.

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Nvidia's new Shield TV launches with HDR support, and connected home smarts on deck

After making a splash at CES, Nvidia's new $200 Shield TV is now on sale.

Nintendo Switch console

The Switch is a mix of Nintendo's past consoles

Nintendo's Switch console can be hooked up to a TV, played as a handheld device, or used without even looking at a screen.

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Performance-boosting Game Mode discovered in new Windows 10 preview build, confirmed by Microsoft

An early version of Windows 10's expected Game Mode has made an appearance in Build 15007, and Microsoft executives have confirmed it will formally roll out soon.

Torment: Tides of Numenera

This week in games: Half-Life 3 un-confirmed, Oculus braces for a fight with Bethesda

Plus: New trailers for Torment: Tides of Numenera and Resident Evil 7, Halo Wars 2 announces a Blitz mode open beta, Dishonored 2's finally adding mission select, and more. This is gaming news for January 9 through 13.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch console details revealed: launch date, price, games, paid multiplayer, and more

The Nintendo Switch will launch in March for a reasonable price, but it basically looks like a Nintendo console with Nintendo games.

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Here's how silly you look when you're trying VR

Virtual reality was all over CES, providing attendees with a glimpse into the computer animated future. But while show-goers were deep in their virtual worlds, photographers Ann Singer and Alexandra Wimley of BU News Service were outside looking on. Here's what they captured.

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CyberPowerPC's all-AMD gaming PC is Oculus-ready for just $500—if you buy a Rift

CyberPowerPC's $499.99 Gamer Ultra VR is the first desktop ready for the Oculus Rift headset that is priced under $500, but there's a caveat. You'll need to buy it with the Oculus Rift headset, which costs more than the PC at $599.99.

Razer Project Valerie

Thieves swipe two of Razer's mind-blowing PC hardware prototypes from the CES floor

Razer had a great CES until the company realized two of its prototypes had disappeared from the show floor.

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This week in games: Elite Dangerous encounters aliens, The Long War comes to XCOM 2, and more

Plus Mass Effect Andromeda snags a release date, EverQuest Next spinoff Landmark shutting down, and more. This is gaming news for January 2 through 6.