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With three kids and constant travel for work, John Hussey jumped at the chance to play an open-world adventure game like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" anywhere, anytime.

After he heard about the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid game machine that works as both a console at home and a tablet on the go, Hussey ordered one in January even though it wouldn't arrive until Friday, whenNintendo's latest game machine debuts.

by Matar Khalifa
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Nintendo is reportedly planning to return to old-school game cartridges for its next home console, codenamed the NX. This is according to The Wall Street Journal, which cites anonymous sources familiar with the matter. However, it's not the first time we've heard this rumor about the NX, which will be launching globally in March 2017, and is expected to be some sort of hybrid device that works on your TV, but also as a portable console.

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While studies emerged previously about how Pokemon GO was actually beneficial for mental health, as it forced more people to go outside and to interact with other people and get over their social anxieties, a new argument suggests that Pokemon GO is actually messing up our brains.

The touchscreen is more than enough for mobile gaming if all you play is Candy Crush Saga or similar casual games. When you start playing games with complex controls, a good controller helps a lot. Controllers are obviously not going to fit in your pocket but having dedicated physical buttons for all your controls is a big plus. You'll also appreciate the controller if your phone tends to heat up when you're playing games, as you won't have to directly hold the device.

Sony just showcased a new Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer, and it's all in space! You just have to watch the trailer to see it, since it looks almost nothing like earlier Call of Dutygames in the series (except, of course, for the moments you spend obliterating enemies with conventional guns.) The trailer begins with some really stunning starfighter-tube-launching and dogfighting action, and transitions into first-person spacewalking and shooting. We couldn't even pinpoint which game was being shown off at first — was itHawken, or an Avatar game, or something Battlestar Galactica adjacent? — until we noticed the telltale Call of Duty font.

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With Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 throwing down the gauntlet with an early announcement, EA has revealed when you can play FIFA 17. It will be available in the US from September 27 and the rest of the world  from September 29. And if you own a last generation console, you're in luck. FIFA 17 is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. , PS3, and Xbox 360. Unless of course, EA and its exclusive retail partner Amazon  on a price band similar to Battlefield 1 which is the most expensive game on pre-order in India at the moment.

The initial moments of the third instalment of this year's Hitman reminds us of 2012's Hitman: Absolution. No, not in its oddball grindhouse feel, but rather with a sprawling, densely atmospheric level design that's reminiscent of Hitman: Absolution's China Town, which was filled with a host of non-playable characters (NPCs), assassination opportunities, and a whole lot more. But does it go beyond that? Surprisingly so and here's why.

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While Activision has stated that we won't be seeing a sequel to shared world shooter Destiny anytime soon, information on the next expansion to the game has found its way onto the Internet. As per a thread posted on Reddit which shows the expansion's marketing materials, it is called Rise of Iron. The poster depicts Lord Saladin from Destiny's Iron Banner Player versus Player mode.

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One of EA's top bosses has indicated that the company may be willing to release games, including its upcoming shooter Battlefield 1, on the Nintendo NX console, but only if it "makes sense".

In an interview with the BBC's Newsbeat, Patrick Söderlund, EA's Executive Vice President said that "if [releases on the console] makes sense for us - we'll be there."

The next Call of Duty game is coming on November 4th this year, under the title of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The game's developer Infinity Ward seems to have been in a self-referential mood when picking the name, and the game itself is promised to be a "return to the roots of the franchise where large-scale war and cinematic, immersive military storytelling take center stage.