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Halo: The Master Chief Collection developer 343 Industries has released a trailer for Remaking the Legend – Halo 2 Anniversary, a documentary about the game and 343’s efforts to remake it.

The trailer description says the documentary will give viewers “unprecedented access to the development process as 343 and their team of partners from around the world bring Halo 2 to the Xbox One, while maintaining and honoring its fabled past.”

Much like Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary is an updated version of the original Xbox game first released in 2004. The campaign will feature a Classic Mode to instantly switch between the remastered next-gen graphics and original game, updated sound effects, and completely new cut-scenes.

The Master Chief Collection includes remastered versions of Halo 1-4, as well as beta access to 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians. It launches for Xbox One on November 11. The game is now available to pre-download, though you should be prepared to download a 20 GB day-one patch.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.

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The Wii U version of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, the remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee first released on PlayStation in 1997, is having some trouble, but it’s not canceled.

Speaking on the Fragments of Silicon podcast, the series’ creator Lorne Lanning said that publisher Oddworld Inhabitants is facing challenges, but is committed to bringing the game to new platforms, especially the Wii U.

“If you’re going to make a game for the Wii U it better run on the 8 GB unit, otherwise it’s not really a Wii U game. I’m desperate to get on Nintendo, I believe it will resonate with that audience.”

The Wii U comes with either 8 or 32 GB of storage, and Lanning said that the limited space is posing a problem.

The Oddworld Inhabitants Twitter account later clarified the situation: “New ‘n’ Tasty is not cancelled on Wii U,” it said. “We are currently having challenges with the platform that we are striving to overcome. Regarding Wii U, while supporting the 8GB model is a consideration, it is neither a deal-breaker nor the only challenge.”

New ‘n’ Tasty is currently only available as a downloadable title on PlayStation 4, but PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions will follow with Cross-Buy support. PC and Xbox One versions are in the works as well.

GameSpot’s review of New ‘n’ Tasty on PS4 gave the game an 8/10 for its gorgeous graphics and deep and engaging puzzle platforming.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.

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Last year, HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel aired a segment about the rising popularity of eSports, and debated whether or not games like League of Legends qualify as a real sport. The show and co-host Soledad O’Brien will revisit the subject in its next episode, with a segment about Robert Morris University in Chicago, where eSports has become the school’s newest varsity sport and the first scholarship eSports team in the country.

The episode will debut on October 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Real Sports is returning to the subject of eSports just as the Samsung White team won a million dollars in the League of Legends 2014 World Championship. The event was held in the World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, which sold out its 40,000 seats, and was also broadcasted in select theaters around North America.

“I believe in my lifetime eSports will be part of the Olympic Games,” CEO and Co-Founder of League of Legends developer Riot Games Brandon Beck said in a press conference at the event, though he clarified that this is his prediction, not a goal.

In September, ESPN’s president John Skipper said games like League of Legends and Dota 2 aren’t a sport, but ESPN 3, the cable television network’s online branch, continues broadcasting eSports events, including this latest League of Legends World Championship.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.

For all of GameSpot’s news coverage, check out our hub. Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

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