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Super Mario Odyssey producer explains possession mechanic — Mad hatter

Mario is his usual jumping and running self. Playing as Cappy is a very different story. A US$499 (RM2,136) price for the Xbox One X encourages console fans to value premium performance, a Super Mario Odyssey hat leads fans to question the nature of Mario's existence, and Spider-Man differentiates itself from the superhero action genre's standard, the Batman: Arkham franchise. Read More »

Winners in the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

Some investors may be wondering if Amazon will disrupt grocery stores the way it upended the bookstore business. Amazon says in a statement that it has "no plans to use the technology developed for Amazon Go to automate the jobs of cashiers at Whole Foods ". Read More »

Can Microsoft's Xbox One X Take on Sony's PS4?

The E3 2017 is over, giving video games a big new push especially to the Nintendo Switch . Under the console's enclosure sits a custom 2.3GHz processor, 0.55 more than the entry-level Xbox One S , and six teraflops of graphics power - 1.8 teraflops extra compared to the product's PlayStation 4 Pro rival. Read More »

The Xbox One X Is Not For Everybody, Says Microsoft's Phil Spencer

But it's just possible the company is being insane like a fox. It's called the Xbox One X and the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, said it's the world's most powerful gaming console ever made. So when I started considering which console to get my boys, my obvious pick was something that would share games between PC and console. No, they are going to continue making games for all Xbox owners with the options to run better on the "elite" system. Read More »

Amazon to buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

They will also continue to be headquartered in Austin, Texas. The move comes at a challenging time for grocers. But it was Whole Foods that fell behind as shoppers found alternatives to the organic and natural foods it helped popularize since its founding in 1978. Read More »

Confederations Cup 2017: Russia, New Zealand primed for opener

Real Madrid forwardwants to leave the club and Spain after being accused of committing tax fraud in the country, a report in Portuguese sports daily A Bola said on Friday. The four host cities will also hold World Cup matches June next year along with seven other venues. "It is the experience and knowledge that will be of enormous value for 2018". Read More »

Nintendo Will Support 3DS "Well Into 2018 & Beyond"

At the company's recent E3 showcase it introduced a slew of new games for the system that included the return of Samus herself in Metroid: Samus Returns . I want to participate. Definitely made a decision to turn a page on the Wii U , Nintendo is filling the first year catalogue of its new Switch with a whole range of major first party titles (Zelda BotW, ARMS , Splatoon , Mario + Rabbids, Super Mario Odyssey , Xenoblade Chronicles 2 , etc) as well as great third party titles ... Read More »

Atari is indeed working on a new console, says CEO


Back when the games console market was still in its infancy, Atari was a big name on the hardware side of things. The new console it has been working out in the lab could be the so-called "Ataribox". The company is in the midst of a big revival, with Chesnais buying the company after it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013. Ever since then, he has been banking on developing mobile games as its core product while licensing its brands more extensively. Read More »

What the 'Amazon effect' could do to prices at Whole Foods

This will be at a big 27 percent premium to Thursday's closing price. He also added that "If Walmart loses the grocery battle to Amazon , they have no chance of ever dethroning Amazon as the largest e-commerce player in the world". " Amazon will take a sledgehammer to pricing strategies that Whole Foods has had in the past", said Mark Hamrick, a senior economic analyst at personal-finance site Read More »

Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 30 as recovery efforts continue

Local people have contrasted the style of Mrs May's private visit with those of London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who was seen with his arm round the shoulders of people affected by the disaster. While the deadly blaze at the Grenfell Tower in north Kensington has prompted an outpouring of generosity, it has also unleashed fury at the authorities as the charred tower was cast as a deadly symbol of a divided society. Read More »

Big names bow out at US Open

One behind first-round leader Rickie Fowler overnight, Casey birdied the 11th, his second hole, on Friday but looked to have tumbled out of contention when bogeys at 12 and 15 came either side of a dismal eight on the par-five 14th. Open to reach yet another goal in his surging career. "The USGA was saddened to learn that a spectator at Erin Hills passed away a short time ago", The United States Golf Association said in a statement. Read More »

Cladding on Grenfell Tower not fire-resistant

The Sun newspaper said 65 people were now feared dead or missing in the fire. "We will continue to look at what more needs to be done", May said in a statement issued by her office. And sorrow is quickly turning to anger over whether the building met fire and safety regulations. Witnesses have said exterior cladding on the tower block created a chimney effect, drawing flames up the building. Read More »

London fire: Tower victims 'may never be identified'

At least 30 people were killed in Wednesday's (NZT) fire and the death toll is expected to rise. Prime Minister Theresa May faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you" as she returned to the site of the devastating fire in west London on Friday after being criticised for not meeting victims in the wake of the tragedy. Read More »

Rocket League on Nintendo Switch makes graphics sacrifice for framerate


I found, not only from a Microsoft but from a game industry perspective, I don't know why that has to become the dialogue. Like, that doesn't seem healthy for anyone. They're a lot more regulated. It was immediately pointed out that Nintendo, an incredibly family friendly company, are on board with cross-platform play, which potentially makes Ryan and Sony's explanation a little harsh on those other companies. Read More »

The wrong kind of US Open history: Top 3 all miss cut

The top of the leaderboard is bunched up, with four players tied for the lead at 7 under, and three more a stroke behind, including Lovemark. I'm looking forward to it very much. "I thought it was about 30, 40 percent progress compared to exactly where I want to be, which is a hundred percent on". Holmes join Fowler a shot back and five other players are within two shots of the lead. Read More »

Rocket League Developers Reveal Nintendo Approached Them Regarding Switch Port

Jim Ryan: It's certainly not a profound philosophical stance we have against this. "Exposing what in many cases are children to external influences we have no ability to manage or look after". It is there of course, but the communication options are very limited. "[Nintendo responded with] "We'll support cross-network play, no problem", Dunham said. Read More »

Deputy AG: 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'

No such conclusion has been reached. His comments follow a report that former FBI Director Robert Mueller is examining whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey . Apparently, none of the officials complied with these requests. Even Trump's voters aren't entirely convinced of the benefit of his missives: While 34 percent say Trump's tweets help his cause, 26 percent say they hurt, and 27 percent say they neither help nor hurt. Read More »

Four tied for lead in US Open

Champ, a qualifier from Texas A&M, is leading the 156-player field in average driving distance over the first two rounds at 339 yards, and is tied for eighth on the leaderboard, two shots off the pace at five-under-par after Friday's three-under 69. Read More »

Vivo might embed home button into display before Samsung or Apple


To talk about it, an alleged Vivo smartphone has made its appearance in a video showing an on-screen fingerprint sensor. We'll be sure to keep you posted. However, the guy in the video seems to be unlocking the phone by just touching the display. As per the reports that are floating around, the phone sports a design that's similar to the Vivo X9 Plus . Read More »

President Trump Reveals He Is Being Investigated

Special Counsel Mueller was reportedly planning to interview intelligence officials on whether Mr Trump got rid of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey , in May to hamper an inquiry into his sacked national security adviser, Michael Flynn . Read More »

Most Americans think Trump tried to interfere with Russian Federation investigation

When The Washington Post reported this week that Mueller was investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, a spokesman for the President's private attorney called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal ". At a hearing last week of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Coats and Rogers refused to say whether they were asked by Trump to help impede an FBI investigation and suggested any response in a closed hearing would require consultations with White House lawyers on whether ... Read More »

US Open: Defending champion Dustin Johnson makes early exit


Kind of jam packed and within a few shots of the lead there. And they plenty of company. "But when you're visually looking down the fairway, I think when you're trying to aim at a target at a normal golf course, with normal width fairways, there's some pressure into hitting the fairway because it is a lot narrower than we have out here". Read More »

Rocket League Cross Play On Switch, Developers Frustrated At PlayStation

I am glad that they did, and that he did- Rocket League is a great game, and it is absurdly well suited to the Nintendo Switch. Both don't work cross-platform with PlayStation. As things stand, there won't be any cross-play for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite which will be playable on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC. Read More »

South Park: Phone Destroyer announced, will arrive later this year


I'm still waiting for there to be another South Park movie but unfortunately I don't think that Trey Parker or Matt Stone have any intentions of doing one anytime soon. South Park Studios/Viacom/Comedy PartnersA promo image of Ubisoft's " South Park Phone Destroyer " on the show's official Blog by South Park Studios. Read More »