Game Boy Classic Edition Soon? + Activision Downgraded Over Overwatch + New Oculus GO for $200

News Roundups: Game Boy Classic Edition Soon? + Activision Downgraded Over Overwatch + New Oculus GO for $200

Nintendo's working on something related to the Gameboy, sparking speculation it could be the next Classic Edition console. The first review for Super Mario Odyssey is in and it's a dime. Facebook announces a new standalone VR headset for $200. Plus, Guest Play returns to FIFA 18, SNES Classic sales numbers, Activision stock downgraded, poor localization, when Game of Thrones starts shooting, studios sign on to Disney's new movie service, DOW Jones publishes a hoax claiming Google bought Apple, Porsche's subscription service, and RIP Windows Phone.

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  • PureMatty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    of course fifa took something out of the game that wasnt microtrans, they do it every year 

  • ktpage337 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    So apparently Nintendo's new business strategy is to keep releasing the same consoles they've already stopped making for 20 years, and people will still buy them. Wow..

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold http://bit.ly/2xQCPgy

    1 week ago

    I still hold the opinion that people who wanted VR likely have VR and that further sales will be minor. ...excepting those of us who want VR but are apparently medically disinclined to use VR. (Still want to know if Elite Dangerous' nausea-reducing measures work or not.)


    The last season of GoT that we watched had the death of Joffrey, the Inbred. We were satisfied and decided we didn't want to see anyone else die after Jon Snow was killed.


    I have some coworkers who shocked me by saying they just watch the latest movies (still in theaters) online... bootlegged for free. They act like it's just the thing to do. I can't fathom that kind of thinking, but they're all younger than me. Perhaps, this is what they've been taught growing up. I was taught that you support the people who provide entertainment for you, and that you take the risk that something might not be worth the price if you pay to acquire something early after release - not to get something for free to see if you like it and keep it because you already got it. It's taking something that someone sells without paying for it, and my brain cannot get past that point. I was taught that it is wrong. It would seem that this has not translated to digital media for so many people. (I suspect it's not a generational thing. I expect that there are a lot my generation or older who do it, too, but I just never thought about it. It seemed like a no-brainer.)


    I don't know what hoops they have to jump through to get those bootlegged movies, but if the new Disney vault service thing whatever provider is more convenient, enough people will pay for using it over downloading bootlegged videos. I wholly agree with that developer (wish I remembered which one and where it was stated) who stated that people will pay for convenience. (It is during a statement as to why developers and distributors should and often do expect piracy even with DRM.)


    I like my WinPhone. I don't care about all those apps. The most I use is Grin - Imgur clone - and Skype (which includes Skype and SMS). I don't use twitter on my phone. I barely use facebook on a desktop. The phone integrates with all of my desktops so I can operate my phone through my desktops (and this tablet included). The only work that I do on my phone is Remote Desktop. I actually like going into out-of-service areas for vacay (or holiday).


    That makes me a very small minority. The market favors those who live and die by their phone and cannot live without data service.


    As one who has to deal with Android and iOS devices at work. I'm not a fan, but you work with what you got instead of wishing to have what you don't.

  • DiJaDi

    1 week ago

    To be fair, the Instagram app did eventually make it over. But Snapchat never did, and most companies, when asked about a Windows Mobile app, responded to the .3% with a "maybe later." Kinda appreciate Belfiore making it official, so that I can finally switch (*snap*) without worrying about missing out on a Surface phone or some amazing update. Especially with the MS battery curse that seems to plague all mobile hardware they release.


    On a sidenote, DMA (Disney Movies Anywhere) has been around for awhile, but it's kinda surprising to see other companies join the program. Since DMA and Microsoft Movies & TV are partnered (where any Disney movie purchased on one appears on both), I wonder if that link will extend to the newcomers as well. 

  • devilito666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I might have to buy that Gameboy if/when it comes out