Winston likes peanut butter with his bananas.  Photo: Blizzard Winston likes peanut butter with his bananas. Photo: Blizzard

Blizzard drops a brand-new Overwatch video on YouTube, Xbox One

Winston likes peanut butter with his bananas.  Photo: Blizzard

Winston likes peanut butter with his bananas. Photo: Blizzard

“Recall,” the first of four Overwatch animated shorts by Blizzard, is ostensibly only on Xbox One, but it’s also on YouTube, and embedded below.

But I can’t help but ask myself, does any of this of any matter to the FPS crowd? Do we really need the backstory — however adorable — of any of the characters in Overwatch, when all we’ll be doing is shooting each other, capturing territory and flags, and the like?

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SNES games will ‘run on the system with quality results,’ says Nintendo

Super Metroid needs a faster CPU than the original 3DS?  Photo: Nintendo

Super Metroid needs a faster CPU than the original 3DS? Photo: Nintendo

When we realized that only the New 3DS hardware would run these older-than-many-gamers games from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, we were hard pressed not to think of it as yet another cash grab by Japan’s venerable gaming company. I mean, how many portable Nintendo gaming systems do we really need?

Today, however, Nintendo tells Game Informer that the reason you need new hardware is because the new hardware has a better CPU in it. To run games from 25 years ago. Ok.

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Thimbleweed Park is more of what you like in adventure games, less of what you don’t

I dunno -- still looks kind of "adventure gamey" to me. Photo: Thimbleweed Park

I dunno — still looks kind of “adventure gamey” to me. Photo: Thimbleweed Park

Adventure games: lots of humorous storytelling, delightful art, and a lot of annoying mechanics that should all just die in a fire. Am I right?

Thimbleweed Park, the upcoming adventure game from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick of Maniac Mansion fame, hopes to close the book on those crappy outdated old mechanics and get us back into adventure games.

Here’s a little trailer to show you what they’re hoping to do.

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Why are upcoming Super Nintendo games limited to New 3DS models?

The one game i'm excited to play on my New 3DS XL. Image shamelessly stolen from TechnoBuffalo

The one game i’m excited to play on my New 3DS XL. Image shamelessly stolen from TechnoBuffalo

Looks like SNES classics Pilotwings, Super Mario World, and F-Zero will be available today in the Nintendo eShop.

Super Mario Kart, Earthbound, and Donkey Kong Country will be available on March 24.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest will make it to your handheld on April 14th.

Why, though, will these older video games require Nintendo’s latest handheld hardware, the New 3DS and the New 3DS XL?

During today’s Nintendo Direct announcement, Nintendo said that the games will feature a “Pixel Perfect Mode,” which will let the games to be played in their original resolution. I’m unsure why “older” hardware, like the 3DS, 3DS XL and even newer 2DS won’t be able to run these games.

Is it Nintendo trying to push us to all get a New 3DS? Is there some technical reason?

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Via: The Verge

Still creepy AF.

Photo: YouTube Still creepy AF. Photo: YouTube

Happy 20th, Resident Evil! Now where are our presents?

Oh, hey! They’re right here!

You can save up to 75 percent over at the Playstation Store, with RE titles available for both PS4 and the PS3, which really is still a very capable machine.

Check out the sale if you have a mind to, and remember to carry lots of herb with you.

Remember, though, that new RE games are coming to PS4 soon, and you should have (still might be ale to) picked up Resident Evil 2 Revelations on PS Plus for FREE.

Enjoy!

Via: The handsome folks at TechnoBuffalo