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      Weekly Dose of Gaming News - From Below released on the Nintendo Vs.

      Weekly Dose of Gaming News - From Below released on the Nintendo Vs.

      There will always be a special place in our hearts for Tetris. It brings back such wonderful memories and it's still legitimately fun to play to this day.

      So we were pretty excited to hear from Indieretronews.com about a brand new Tetris-like game, that will be the first game to be released on the Nintendo Vs. In 30 years. This game is called From Below and was first announced in May of last year,. It was originally released for the NES. In the game you get to take on the legendary Kraken and it's ever present tentacles pushing more and more blocks on the screen as you quickly try to clear them.

      Indieretronews.com gives us a great breakdown of the game, saying that it's "A hybrid Tetris-style games that doesn't just feature great animation, but top quality detail and classic gameplay we've loved since the era of the original." We can't wait to give this game a whirl, whether it's on the NES, or the Nintendo Vs.

      Is this game something that you would be interested in playing?

      Weekly Dose of Gaming News - Mom Throws Out Valuable Retro Collection

      Weekly Dose of Gaming News - Mom Throws Out Valuable Retro Collection

      Leaving stuff stored at your parents house may seem like a good idea. But if there's any value to it, you better let them know.

      That's the lesson that one Twitter user found out the hard way.

      The user in question goes by the name J&L Game, and he shared a tweet that's especially terrifying to retro game fans everywhere, saying "Well, by my estimate I lost well over $500,000 of games. I left my old stuff in storage (my mom's home). Today I found out she threw out my Ataris, Famicom, S Famicom, TGfx, PCE, NG AES, MegaDrive, Master System, basically every system and game I never took with me."

      Our heart hurts after reading that, and if it wasn't bad enough, she also threw out a comic book collection along with some music gear and skateboards. Apparently, this mom was quite literally sick of his crap.

      Has anything like this ever happened to you?

      Weekly Dose of Gaming News - Using the Xbox to Play PS2 Games

      Weekly Dose of Gaming News - Using the Xbox to Play PS2 Games

      The PS5 doesn't have backwards compatibility, but that's not a problem for retro fans like Modern Vintage Gamer on YouTube.

      Apparently some people are using the Xbox to play PS2 games with an emulation software called RetroArch, and the developer mode available with the Xbox series S. It runs incredibly well aside from the occasional bug, and we can't help but find it pretty funny that the PS5 can't run any of the classic PlayStation games, but the Xbox can.

      Regardless of how they got there it was neat to see games like God of War being played while holding up its frame rate and showing only some minor texture issues according to Modern Vintage Gamer.

      Would you be interested in emulating some classic PS2 games?

      To hear more about it and to see more gameplay, click the link below!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psTunlgKOMM

      Weekly Dose of Gaming News - Playing Video Games May Be Good For Our Mental Health

      Weekly Dose of Gaming News - Playing Video Games May Be Good For Our Mental Health

      Since quarantine started earlier this year, we know we've been playing a ton more video games. And luckily for us, this may actually be good for our mental health.

      According to a study from Oxford University, people who played a lot of video games were happier and had a greater well being. The study only used two games: Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville, so it doesn't exactly give us conclusive evidence across all genres, but it's a great start.

      The lead developer of the study shared the findings saying "The study shows that if you played four hours a day of Animal Crossing, you're a much happier human being, and that's only interesting, because all of the other research before this is done so badly. I'm very confident that if the research goes on, we will learn about the things that we think of as toxic in games, and we will have evidence for those things as well."

      Have you been playing for video games lately? How do you feel after you play for a few hours?

      Weekly Dose of Gaming News - Scientists Have a Way to Stop Cheaters

      Weekly Dose of Gaming News - Scientists Have a Way to Stop Cheaters

      No one likes a cheater. And thanks to some dedicated computer scientists at the University of Dallas at Texas, we may have a new way to stop cheaters in their tracks.

      Dr. Latifur Khan, one of the authors of the study, shares how it works saying "Players who cheat send traffic in a different way. We're trying to capture those characteristics. After detection, we can give a warning and gracefully kick the player out if they continue with the cheating during a fixed time interval." He goes on to say, "Our aim is to ensure that games like counter strikes remain fun for all players".

      They use Counter Strike to create the software, but it will work on any MMO that sends data to one server. The great news for anyone who's been frustrated with blatant, and some not so blatant cheating while playing games online.

      Is this software something that you would be interested in trying out?