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Miyamoto: Nintendo Working on Ideas for Next Console —

In an interview with the Associated Press, Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto briefly discussed the company’s future hardware plans.

When asked if he’ll continue to design Wii U games after the release of Star Fox next year, Miyamoto said the focus is on the Wii U “for the time being,” but that Nintendo is working on new hardware ideas too.

“…For the time being, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems. While we’re busy working on software for the Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be.”

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Elite: Dangerous Review —

Even after a couple weeks with Elite: Dangerous, I’m still balanced on a knife’s edge between profound boredom and rapture. More than a few times, I have reached a space station and immediately exited to desktop, then pushed away from my desk to go do something — anything — else. Then I find myself back at my computer five minutes later, mug of coffee in hand, and launching back into the game.

Because there is nothing else like Elite. I don’t think I can remember another game that let me feel like I really was out exploring the stars. After dozens of jumps, my heart still lurches toward my throat when my ship emerges from hyperspace and brings me face to face with a burning star, mottled by solar flares and wreathed in solar filaments. It’s a mix of fear and awe that, even after growing used to the workaday business of flying spaceships in Elite, still impresses me every time.

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Hannibal: Mason Verger Recast for Season 3 —

Here’s some Hannibal news that may come as a bit of a surprise. Michael Pitt, who played Season 2’s sicko one-percenter Mason Verger, has opted not to return to the series.

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The Verger character is still a part of Season 3, as always intended, but the role has been recast. TVLine is reporting that The River’s Joe Anderson will be playing the Verger role now.

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Sony Acquires Robert Rodriguez's Live-Action Fire and Ice —

In some Sony news that doesn’t involve The Interview or North Korean hacker threats, the studio has picked up Robert Rodriguez’s live-action remake of Fire and Ice – the 1983 animated film collaboration between painter Frank Frazetta and animator Ralph Bakshi.

Rodriguez has had this film in the works since the deal was closed in 2010, shortly after his friend Frazetta’s death. As reported by Deadline, this acquisition reunites Rodriguez with Sony for the first time since Columbia Pictures acquired El Mariachi.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO® SSD Giveaway —

Want to super-charge your PC? GameSpot’s giving away a SanDisk Extreme PRO® SSD just in time for the holidays. The Extreme PRO SSD is ideal for upgrading your video game console’s storage or building a high performance PC and is compatible with any PC, laptop or game console that can handle a 2.5-inch SATA drive.

Featuring nearly 1TB of space and read/write speeds over 520MB/s, the drive includes SanDisk nCacheTM Pro technology, which delivers sustainable high performance with super-fast sequential, read and write speeds and long drive life.

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Xbox One Gets New Apps —

A new set of entertainment apps have arrived on Xbox One, including Pandora, Vevo, Bravo Now, Telemundo Now, and Popcornflix. Several of these apps are region specific.

This marks one of the last batches of entertainment apps to come to Xbox One in 2014, preceded by Twitch, ReddX, Starz Play, HBO GO, and the several others brought onto the platform throughout the year. It won’t, however, be the last.

“We look forward to bringing you more great experiences in the future,” says the team at Xbox Wire. “Here’s to 2015!”

The Pandora app is a version of the popular internet radio for Xbox One, available to Xbox Live members only in the U.S. With Pandora, you can browse musicians, songs, genres, and create your own personalized stations. Bravo Now is a television streaming app that requires a login for your TV service provider, granting access to full episodes of Bravo shows. It’s available only on Xbox One in the U.S.

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NASA Emails Wrench to Space —

When astronauts aboard the International Space Station need a new tool, they sometimes wait months for the next mission from Earth. But with the surge in 3D printing, the astronauts can acquire equipment much faster.

ISS Commander Barry Wilmore needed a ratcheting socket wrench recently, and after hearing his request, California-based 3D printing company Made in Space sent him the design for the tool via email, according to Wired UK. This marks the first time an object was designed on Earth and manufactured in space. In total, 21 parts have been printed in space to date.

“We will use them to characterise the effects of long-term microgravity on our 3D-printing process, so that we can model and predict the performance of objects that we manufacture in space in the future,” Mike Chen from Made in Space said.

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Steam Winter Sale 2014 Pick of the Day —

It’s that time of the year when any leftover money you’ve got after buying gifts, arranging holiday travel, and donating to worthwhile causes is going to go PC games. The Steam Winter sale is live, and we’ll be updating this story every day with what we think is the best of the best as well as all of the other day’s deals. Things are structured little different this year:

  • New featured deals pop up every 24 hours, but will last for 48 hours
  • Flash Sales will update every 12 hours, but those deals will be available for 24 hours
  • Community’s choice deals will update every 24 hours

What are you picking up (or hoping to buy) during Valve’s quarterly sales event? Let us know in the comments below.

Day 2: December 19, 2014

Our pick: Castle Crashers — $1.49 (-90%)

At 90% off, there’s no reason not to buy developer The Behemoth’s colorful beat-em-up. It makes a good gift as well; after all, the game is a lot more fun with friends. Read our Castle Crashers review and check it out on Steam here.

Other Day 2 Deals:

Community’s Choice:

Flash sale round 1:

Flash sale round 2

  • Coming Soon

Day 1: December 18, 2014

Our pick: Dark Souls 2 — $14.70 (63%)

The follow-up to the crazy-hard Demon’s Souls and the crazy-hard Dark Souls is… still crazy-hard. The game might not be to everyone’s tastes, but it’s a series that you have to respect for sticking to its punishing formula. Read our Dark Souls 2 review and check it out on Steam.

Other 48-hour deals:

Community’s Choice hasn’t kicked off yet, but here are the first six flash sale games:

Flash sale round 2

And an additional six flash games (note that the deals below didn’t expire 24 hours after posting.

Flash sale round 1:

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