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‘Super Mario 64 Online’ is a wild fan project that Nintendo could learn from

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I bet it can back up your save files, too. Super Mario 64 Online is a most epic fan creation. Using the beloved Nintendo 64 launch title as a foundation, this homemade project connects up to 24 players in their own online version of the Mushroom Kingdom. SEE ALSO: Nintendo reveals 20-plus indie games coming to Switch It uses a ROM version of the N64 game, not the actual console and cartridge. That puts it in the same murky legal territory as other fan projects that modify old, pre-online games. But it also means Nintendo can’t shut it down as […]

PewDiePie makes yet another racial slur during videogame live stream

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PewDiePie is in deep water, again.Image: WireImage PewDiePie is at the centre of a controversy, once again.  SEE ALSO: PewDiePie after Charlottesville: ‘Nazi memes are not even that funny anymore’ YouTube’s highest paid and most prominent personality, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, used a racial slur during a livestream video playing Battle Royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.  In the video, PewDiePie can be seen getting frustrated with another player and shouting to him: “What a fucking n-,” before immediately correcting himself: “Sorry, but what the fuck. What a fucking asshole.” Image: pewdiepie/youtube The YouTuber, whose channel has over 57 million […]

Disney is bringing esports to TV this weekend

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Image: Khin Maung Win/AP/REX/Shutterstock Entertainment behemoth Disney made two big moves this week in the world of competitive gaming. Disney announced their investment in one of the most prominent esports team organizations in North America, and that they will air a portion of a Super Smash Bros. tournament and a Street Fighter tournament this weekend on its TV channel Disney XD. SEE ALSO: NBC breaks into esports, starting with ‘Rocket League’ Disney revealed a series of investments Tuesday, Variety reported, including an investment in aXiomatic, an ownership group with a majority stake in the esports team organization Team Liquid. Team […]