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Spirit Fan-Paket – Exklusive Nintendo Switch Lite Konsole ersteigern

Abenteuer, Freundschaft und eine ganz besondere Beziehung zwischen einem Mädchen und ihrem Pferd – es gibt wohl keinen Pferde-Fan, der nicht davon träumt, einmal wie Lucky Prescott auf dem Mustang Spirit durch Miradero zu reiten!

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Mit DREAMWORKS SPIRIT LUCKYS GROẞES ABENTEUER bringt BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment zusammen mit Outright Games die Welt des aufgeweckten Mädchens nun in die Videospielform. Spieler können als Lucky aufregende Abenteuer erleben: Gemeinsam …

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Das teuerste Spiel der Welt – „Super Mario 64“ für 1,3 Mio. Euro verkauft

Da werden Kindheitserinnerungen wach … Ein ungeöffnetes „Super Mario 64“-Spiel für den Nintendo 64 hat auf einer Auktionen in Dallas (US-Bundesstaat Texas) einen unglaublichen Rekord-Erlös erzielt. Der Auktionsgewinner zahlte 1,56 Millionen US-Dollar (rund 1,3 Mio. Euro) für das mittlerweile 25 Jahre alte Spiel. Das am Sonntag im US-Bundesstaat Texas verkaufte Videospiel ist das erste, das für mehr als eine Million Dollar den Besitzer wechselte. Wer die ungeöffnete Box mit nach Hause nehmen durfte, ist bisher nicht bekannt. Valarie McLeckie, eine Videospiele-Expertin des Auktionshauses, sagte nach der Versteigerung, dass sie schockiert sei, dass ein Spiel für mehr als eine Million Dollar verkauft worden …

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E3 2021 catch up

If you’re like me, you spent the weekend longing for the mixed bag that is downtown Los Angeles during E3. I’ve got fond memories of fish tacos, The Last Bookstore, watching playoff basketball in garishly lit hotel lobbies and, of course, video game press conference after video game press conference.
For a second year in a row, the show’s gone all virtual, owing to…well, you know, that pesky virus that has defined the past year and a half of our lives. Last year’s show was canceled altogether (though a handful of companies still kept to …

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Leveling the playing field

Williesha Morris
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Williesha Morris has been a journalist and freelancer off-and-on for over a decade. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, playing video games or chatting about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In 2011, a product developer named Fred Davison read an article about inventor Ken Yankelevitz and his QuadControl video game controller for quadriplegics. At the time, Yankelevitz was on the verge of retirement. Davison wasn’t a gamer, but he said his mother, who had the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, inspired him to pick up where Yankelevitz was about to leave off.
Launched in 2014, Davison’s QuadStick …

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Niantic announces partnership with Nintendo on new augmented reality ‘Pikmin’ title

Nearly five years after the launch of Pokémon Go, Niantic announced Monday that they are partnering with Nintendo to co-develop a new title based on the company’s Pikmin franchise.
Niantic says the app is being developed in their Tokyo office and will launch later this year.
“The app will include gameplay activities to encourage walking and make walking more delightful,” a press release from Niantic reads. The company notably specifies that the title will make use of their augmented reality platform to integrate the real world into the app’s experiences.
Pokémon Go has fallen out of headlines but …

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*** BILDplus Inhalt *** Gründer von KoRo  – „Dank Pokémon mache ich Millionen!“

Reich mit Sammlerstücken! Für Piran Asci (27) aus Berlin ist der Traum wahr geworden. Er verdient  heute Millionen dank Pokémon.Foto: Frank Senftleben

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Who is underpricing Roblox?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back on this lovely Saturday with a bonus episode!
The normal crew assembled, including Alex, Natasha, Danny, and Chris, to chatter about a chunk of creator and gamer news. And some big numbers, the sorts that we always find fun to chat about.
A sneak peek at what we discussed during this second-ever Equity Leftovers:

Roblox’s epic pre-IPO raise, and its decision to go public through direct listing instead of the IPO that it had previously planned.
Niantic buying …

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Nintendo’s Mario Game & Watch is a choice gaming stocking stuffer of 2020

Nintendo will never stop mining its past for new nostalgia-based products, but at least it tends to do so with aplomb and occasionally even generosity. The former at least is on display with the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch, a standalone handheld that plays the first Mario game, its unbelievably hard “Lost Levels” sequel, and acts as a totally impractical timepiece.

This tiny gaming system isn’t the most practical thing in the world, but it is a charming piece of hardware that does exactly what it says on the tin.

Turn on the Game & Watch with a button on the side and you can select between, naturally, the Game and Watch modes. In game mode, you can select between playing the original Super Mario Bros. for NES, the sequel we never got in the U.S., but was eventually released as “The Lost Levels,” and a recreation of an old-school LCD game where Mario juggles balls at ever-increasing speeds.

Image Credits: Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch

The screen, while certainly small, is bright and sharp, apparently displaying the exact pixel dimensions of the original Nintendo game. It plays well, too — the controls are responsive, though it feels strange to play the game on anything other than an original NES controller. The buttons of the Game & Watch are a bit softer than I’d like — but they were good enough that I cleared the first set of levels without any real frustration other than my own lack of skill.

While there is no support for saving or rewinding the game — pretty much essential for the 99 percent of us who can’t beat it honestly — at least you don’t have to to try to beat it in one sitting. The game freezes its state when you turn if off or switch to any other game or mode, meaning you can play a couple levels between subway stops and not worry about losing progress.

Image Credits: Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch

You can hand it back and forth with a friend (after sanitizing it, of course) too, since player 2 uses the same controls.

The juggling game is a fun little diversion but, like most of those old LCD games, goes from really boring to nearly impossible in the course of about 60 seconds.

Image Credits: Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch

The “Watch” mode has a charming little landscape with the current time made out of bricks, and Mario running across the screen below stomping goombas and avoiding bullet bills. If you watch for a while he’ll moonwalk, mount a pipe, and perform other hijinks. You can switch the background from normal to hills to mushroom platforms. I wouldn’t use it as a watch but if you don’t want to pull your phone out while you’re playing, there you go.

For $50 it may seem a little steep, and perhaps it is. If this had Marios 1 through 3 on it I would consider it a bargain, especially considering the ability to come back to the game time after time — I’d work my way through the epic-length third game with pleasure.

As it is, however, it’s hard to justify the price — except, of course, as a gift to a Nintendo-loving friend or loved one. That’s why I suspect these will sell like hotcakes this holiday season. With no new Switch hardware, no N64 mini, and no must-have games on Nintendo’s platforms, it’s looking a bit dry, but a Game & Watch is just silly enough — and decent enough — a device to sate the hunger of a retro-minded gamer for a few days.

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