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Korean Slang For PlayStation, Xbox, And Nintendo Fans 

[Photoshop: Luke Plunkett | Kotaku] A few years ago, Kotaku introduced online nicknames for Japanese fans of the three gaming platforms. Now, let’s take a look at monikers given to Korean fans of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Via tipster Sang, here areinternet nicknames for gaming’s three corporate platform holders. Keep in mind, these are online nicknames and are most likely to be found in gaming forums’ comments. Sony Naenyun Station (내년스테이션): Literally, “Next Year Station.” The reason for this is that in South Korea many of the announcements are for the following year, hence the deprecating “Next Year Station” nickname. Recently, the term seems less common. Plbba (플빠): A portmanteau of “PlayStation” and “bba,” which is short for “bbasoonyi” (obsessive fan) or “bbadori” (brainless dude). This is used for rabid PlayStation fans. Similarily, “Ekbba” is a combination of “Xbox” and “bbasoonyi” or “bbadori.” Xbox Bbak One (빡원): “Bbak” is slang for something that ticks you off, and “One” refers to “Xbox One.” The reason why “Bbak One” is sometimes used online in Korea is that the console has fewer exclusives than the PS4 and fewer localized games in South Korea. Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Sea of Thieves Preview — An Extravagant Voyage with The World’s Worst Pirates

Setting out into the open seas for a pirate voyage, the DualShockers staff tell their tales of seafaring mischief in Sea of Thieves. …Read More The post Sea of Thieves Preview — An Extravagant Voyage with The World’s Worst Pirates by DualShockers Staff appeared first on DualShockers.

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The Xbox Has Brand New Avatars

GIF Remember Microsoft’s Avatars, those wobbly caricatures that danced around the Xbox 360’s dashboard? They’ve been sidelined ever since the release of the Xbox One, but that doesn’t mean the company has given up on them. The Untold Story Of The Xbox 360 Avatars When it launched in 2005, the Xbox 360 was, certain issues aside, a successful product. But it was… Read more They’re being overhauled in the Fall, given not just a new look, but loads of new features as well, from the ability to ride vehicles to colour wheels that let you customise your hair and wardrobe. Advertisement It’s weird, but I miss these guys. Mine looked more like me than my Mii ever did, and their presence helped make the Xbox 360 a little less serious. I know they’re technically still around and accessible, hence the update, but I’d love it if they could be brought more to the forefront of the Xbox One’s UI. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Xbox Boss Sees PS4 Pro “As More of a Competitor” to Xbox One S Than Xbox One X

When the Xbox One X launches in November, it will cost $499.99 USD – $100 more than the PlayStation 4 Pro. Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, was asked by Eurogamer if he’s worried about being more expensive than PS4 Pro, and responded by saying: I look at Pro as more of a competitor to S than I do to Xbox One X. This is a true 4K console. If you just look at the specs of what this box is, it’s in a different league than any other console that’s out there. When I think about techniques to somehow manufacture a 4K screen like what some other consoles try to do, this is different than that. This is 40% more GPU. Despite the big push by Microsoft for Xbox One X, Spencer noted that “the majority of our consoles that are sold next year will be [Xbox One S]. That has always been the plan.” Spencer also touched on the lack of PlayStation 4 cross-platform support with Minecraft, saying, “We want Minecraft to be playable on all platforms with cross-play. I’m committed to that. Our relationship with Nintendo has been great. But you’ll have to ask them.” When READ FULL STORY…

The Six Biggest Announcements Of E3 2017

The major E3 press conferences are over, and the rain of game announcements has abated. EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo all did their thing. It’s up to us to sort through the rubble. Among the dozens of hype reels, hardware breakdowns, marketing buzzwords and game announcements, a few things stood out. If you don’t have a lot of time and just want to know about the absolute biggest stuff from E3, this post is for you. In no particular order, here are the six biggest announcements from E3 2017: 1. Nintendo Is Making Two Metroid Games. It’s been ages since Nintendo made a proper Metroid game, so of course they turned up with not one but two of them. We got an announcement of Metroid Prime 4 that was pretty much just that: a title placard with no release date or additional info. Still pretty cool. We also learned about Metroid: Samus Returns, a side-scrolling 3DS game that will be out in September. That one sounds great, and best of all, we’ll be able to play it in a few months. Advertisement Read about everything else Nintendo showed here. 2. The Xbox One X Costs $500. We already…

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Sony Could Learn a Lot From Microsoft About Backwards Compatibility

One of the biggest advantages Xbox One has over the PlayStation 4 is backward compatibility. During the Xbox E3 briefing, Microsoft sweetened the feature by including compatibility with original Xbox games. Though there haven’t been many games announced as part of the program, the simple fact that users will eventually get to play old-school Xbox games is exciting. Playing old Xbox games on Xbox One (and the upcoming Xbox One S) is as easy as playing Xbox 360 titles. Games will be automatically downloaded to one’s Xbox after the disk is inserted into the system. Digital licences to original Xbox games will transfer over as well. And like Xbox 360 games, it’s safe to assume users will be able to buy Xbox titles from the Xbox store if they do not own the originals. One thing that wasn’t talked about during the conference is how folks will be able to play local multiplayer for original Xbox games through system link. This makes it possible to have LAN parties where you can play supported games by plugging in an Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. That’s support across three Xbox generations. Very impressive indeed. Right now the only READ FULL STORY…


Re-Watch the Devolver Digital, Bethesda & Xbox E3 2017 Press Conference Right Here

[embedded content] The first ever Devolver Digital E3 press conference took place last night and, as the publisher says, it’s “where nothing important happened.” Aside from a couple of short trailers for PC games, that statement holds true, though you will see someone throw money at a screen, learn about Earliest Access (where Devolver can sell you a game the day it’s conceptualized), hear from Suda51 for a few seconds (10:35), and see a woman’s head blow up. In the comments section of the video, Devolver adds, “No regrets.” If you want to see press conferences where important things actually happened, check out the replays of the Bethesda and Xbox press conferences below: [embedded content] [embedded content] [embedded content] Some of the big announcements yesterday include The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Doom VFR, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Anthem gameplay. As a reminder, today sees the Ubisoft conference at 1pm PT/4pm ET and the Sony press conference at 6pm PT/9pm ET (pre-show will include Gran Turismo Sport release window announcement). [Source: Devolver] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

IMGN.PRO’s storytelling FPP game “Kholat” is finally out on Xbox One

Solve the secrets hidden in the darkness. Kholat is available on PC, PS4, and now also on Xbox One – IMGN.PRO unveils the brand-new trailer! Press release: June 9th, Bielsko-Biała, Poland – Global publisher and developer IMGN.PRO is releasing the game on Microsoft’s console! Begin your journey through the unsettling Ural Mountains, this time on Xbox One. Discover the secrets… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


The Xbox One X Looks Nice, But Twice as Nice as the Xbox One?

The Xbox One X, formerly (and absurdly) known as Project Scorpio, costs $500. The original price of the failed Xbox One with Kinect. Geoff Keighley was right. Thanks to a recent price cut to $250, that means the upgraded console launching this November costs twice as much as its more modest sibling the Xbox One S. At Microsoft’s extra-long live E3 press conference we saw an upcoming suite of promising games scheduled to hit the platform. Some were even exclusives, and not just “Xbox… and Windows 10 exclusives.” However, for all of its improved hardware specs, the Xbox One X is still an Xbox One. Any games it runs will still, in some form, run on an original Xbox One. Microsoft hopes that the power of X can help it regain momentum in a console war it’s losing to Sony (and perhaps eventually Nintendo as well). Fans wore hilarious shirts reading, “I Witnessed The Most Powerful Console Ever.” But for as nice as the Xbox One X looks, I’m not convinced it’s twice as nice as previous, cheaper, Xbox Ones. I’m no Digital Foundry analyst. The Xbox One X’s technical specs to me are just “it’s better.” On a math…

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Raiders of the Broken Planet has been confirmed to launch on Xbox One X in 2017

Playable at ID@Xbox Showcase on the Microsoft Booth at E3 2017 Press release: San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain – June 12th, 2017 – MercurySteam, the award winning independent development studio behind the multi-million selling Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, today announced that its 4 divided by 1 asymmetric shooter Raider of the Broken Planet, will launch on Microsoft’s new… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Xbox One X’s Price is “Too Much for the Wallet” According to Michael Pachter; Talks PS4 and Switch

Michael Pachter pulls out his crystal ball, and gives his opinion on the Xbox One X, on whether Sony should be worried, and on the performance of the Nintendo Switch. …Read More The post Xbox One X’s Price is “Too Much for the Wallet” According to Michael Pachter; Talks PS4 and Switch by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

E3 Day One Podcast: Microsoft, EA, Xbox One X

Jason and I kick off our Kotaku Splitscreen E3 coverage with reactions to EA and Microsoft’s press conferences. Is Xbox One X a good name? Was Janina Gavankar enough to carry EA’s disappointing show? Are we more stoked about BioWare’s Anthem than Destiny 2? (The answers: No, no, hard to say.) Listen here: As always, you can find Splitscreen on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. Reach us at with any and all questions, requests, and suggestions. Advertisement We’ll be back all week with new episodes every day, though sometimes that’ll mean the episode goes up at night. Thanks for listening! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!