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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Videos Reveal Battle Modes
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    Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has received some short new videos that highlight its Battle Modes. These modes include Balloon Battle, Bob-omb Blast, Coin Runners, Piranha Plants vs Spies mode and Shine Thief respectively. Check them out below.


    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is essentially the Nintendo Switch version of the Wii U kart racer. It includes all previously released DLC, encompassing every single track and kart.

    However, five new characters will also be added along...
    Yesterday, 02:15 PM
  • Fast RMX Review – Gotta Go Fast!
    Bald Bouncer
    With the fate of Sony’s Wipeout series up in the air and Nintendo in seemingly no rush to bring Captain Falcon out of retirement, futuristic racing games are an endangered breed. Not content to leave this niche dead, Shin’en Multimedia provides their own take on the genre with Fast RMX, bringing a strong core from the Wii U and updating it for the new hardware.

    If you’ve never tried a game like this, it truly is an experience unlike any other racing game. Vehicles hover inches...
    20-03-2017, 09:44 AM
  • The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild Boss Guide
    Bald Bouncer
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now out- and it is a sumptuous game, unlike truly anything that we have ever seen before. It is also a hard game- harder than any Zelda game in recent memory, harder than most AAA games, in fact. Taking a leaf out of Dark Souls and survival games, Breath of the Wild presents you with multiple scenarios where you can die.


    One of these scenarios is in combat- when even regular enemies can take you out, bosses and the dreaded Guardians...
    09-03-2017, 04:34 PM
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Wii U, Switch Versions Compared
    Bald Bouncer
    Comparison videos are starting to emerge between The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Wii U and Switch. IGN and Arekkz Gaming already have their videos up which you can see below.


    Though YouTube compression is responsible for hiding the differences in resolution, both versions look remarkably close to each other. There are some differences though and the Switch version does manage to come out on top visually, if only slightly.

    A NeoGAF user also...
    04-03-2017, 02:39 PM
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Currently This Gen’s Highest Rated Game
    Bald Bouncer
    There is little doubt that game critics have grown a bit stricter this generation. Higher scores aren’t handed out as frequently and freely as they used to- until today, the highest rated games of this generation were all tied at 93. Critics have, like critics in other media, started to use the whole 10 point scale, leading to a tendency of grade deflation.


    This is largely a great thing- it means the games that do manage to, for instance, cross the 90 barrier on Metacritic, are...
    02-03-2017, 06:54 PM
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 Launches On Switch In May Worldwide
    Bald Bouncer
    Capcom has announced that its umpteenth re-release of Street Fighter 2, the classic fighting game that basically ended up spawning an entire genre in its wake, will be hitting the Nintendo Switch this May. Ultra Street Fighter 2 had been announced for Nintendo Switch beforehand, but we didn’t have a release date or price- now we have both.


    Ultra Street Fighter 2 will cost $40, and will release on May 26. Capcom promises HD and Classic Graphics Modes, Arcade, Versus and Training...
    02-03-2017, 06:43 PM
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  • Nintendo of America President Discusses Metroid, Mother 3 on Switch

    A new Metroid? The long-awaited sequel to Mother aka Earthbound finally releasing in the West? There’s nothing to announce currently but Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is more than aware about “key IP” that fans want to see.


    Speaking to GameSpot, Fils-Aime said, “Oh, so earlier today I got asked about Mother 3; maybe you can ask me about Metroid. Look, again, I am proud as an executive with Nintendo to say that we look at all of the boards and all of the comments...
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  • Nintendo Switch’s Snazzy Minimalistic UI Revealed

    Nintendo Switch’s Snazzy Minimalistic UI Revealed

    You might have missed it during the official presentation for Nintendo Switch but the user interface is quite something. Thanks to the most recent Treehouse Live stream though, some more glimpses of the Switch’s UI were seen. You can see it above (image courtesy of PowerUpGaming).


    From the outset, the Switch seems like a decent leap forward from previous systems, presenting a more minimalist presentation that’s sleeker but easier to understand. Icons for the Nintendo Store,...
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  • The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild Not Running at 1080p on Nintendo Switch

    A report by IGN earlier this weekend indicated that Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be running at 1080p resolution on the Nintendo Switch and 720p resolution on the Wii U. The news was apparently confirmed by producer Eiji Aonuma who also apparently noted faster loading times would be a thing.


    However, IGN has since published an update which stated that Breath of the Wild was not confirmed at 1080p resolution on Switch.

    Differences between...
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  • Shin Megami Tensei Announced For Nintendo Switch, Powered By Unreal Engine 4

    Atlus are one of the companies partnering with Nintendo on the Nintendo Switch. Today at the Switch conference, in one of the most exciting announcements at the event, they announced a bombshell- a brand new Shin Megami Tensei game, coming to the Switch, developed in Unreal Engine 4.


    The game has only just started development- Nintendo were pretty clear on that. The trailer we saw was just a concept trailer for the game. But what we saw looked gorgeous, and the chance to play...
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  • ARMS Brings Wacky Boxing to Nintendo Switch

    ARMS Brings Wacky Boxing to Nintendo Switch

    The rumoured ARMS, apparently in development by Platinum Games, turned out to be real. It’s another party game for the Nintendo Switch, making use of the Joy-Con controllers to simulate boxing. Except this boxing makes for extendable gloves that can be twisted, used for blocking and much more.


    Check out the trailer below to see exactly what we mean. ARMS essentially uses the Joy-Con’s motion controller functionality to simulate the boxing and offers both local and online multiplayer....
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  • Nintendo Switch New Video Shows Off How The Console ‘Switches’

    The most appealing part of the Nintendo Switch from a hardware perspective is its switching capability- the way it can seamlessly turn from being a home console to a portable to a standalone gaming unit, without having to fiddle with wires or connectors.


    We’ve seen the Switching in motion a lot- but we’ve never actually seen it in real time so far. And there’s always some skepticism about whether or not something will actually work in real life as it has been advertised,...
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  • Pokemon For Nintendo Switch Mentioned On Retailer Website

    Pokemon for Nintendo Switch is a widely held expectation at this point- when Pokemon Sun/Moon had only just launched for the 3DS, reports of an enhanced version for the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Stars, broke out. Since then, more and more evidence has pointed to Pokemon Stars for Nintendo Switch existing.


    Now, there’s more fuel to add to the fire. Leading retailer of video games GameStop has added a product page for the Nintendo Switch, specifically referencing that Pokemon...
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  • Nintendo Switch Set To Launch March 17 For £245, Claims Rumor

    Let’s start with the context, first - apparently, print publications with long lead times already have all the information and details on the Nintendo Switch’s launch, including its pricing, and exact launch date. Nintendo insider Laura Kate Dale has recently noted that the information may even be leaked ahead of next week’s January 12/13 event by one of these publications.


    And that, apparently, is exactly what has happened. A Nintendo fan on Twitter is pointing out that Metro,...
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  • Beyond Good and Evil 2 Will Be Timed Exclusive For Nintendo Switch

    We have long known, thanks to a spate of rumors, that Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil 2 will have some manner of Nintendo exclusivity. Now, the exact nature of that exclusivity has been revealed. According to well known Nintendo insider Laura Kate Dale, who simply won’t stop leaking stuff before the Switch event later this month, Beyond Good and Evil 2 will indeed be a Switch exclusive- for a year. After a year, it seems like Ubisoft will be releasing the game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC digitally....
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  • The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Launching With Switch – Insider

    Of the many things we’ve wanted to know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a firm release date arguably tops the list. Originally stated to be launching with the Nintendo Switch in March, it’s since been speculated to arrive in Summer or at least within the second half of the year.


    However, according to Nintendo insider Laura Kate Dale, it could in fact launch with the Switch after all. On Twitter, Dale said that, “Contrary to my past report on BOTW release date...
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  • Assassin’s Creed 2017 Planned For Switch Release

    Assassin’s Creed 2017 Planned For Switch Release

    It looks like the reimagining of Assassin’s Creed by Ubisoft, currently slated for a launch next year, is going to be launching on the Nintendo Switch, too. Speaking on Twitter, well known Nintendo insider Laura Dale confirmed that she has heard that Assassin’s Creed is being lined up for a Nintendo Switch launch- it won’t be a late port, either, as apparently, Ubisoft want release date parity.


    The new Assassin’s Creed game will be the first one since 2015′ Assassin’s Creed...
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  • Nintendo Switch FCC Filing Reveals More Details About The Hardware

    With the Nintendo Switch just three months away from launch, and barely over two weeks from a full reveal, Nintendo have decided to file an FCC filing for the new device (via NeoGAF). This filing reveals some small, but important, details about the upcoming new system from Nintendo.


    The most important thing here is that the Switch apparently supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wifi- 2.4GHz is an older standard, that allows connectivity over longer distances, but is relatively slower. It...
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  • Pokemon Sun and Moon’s Next Global Event Focuses on Island Scan

    A new Global Event has gone live for Pokemon Sun and Moon, involving players all across the world while guaranteeing some great rewards if successfully completed. The Global Event tasks players with catching or defeating one million Pokemon. Sounds easy enough but these Pokemon must be found using the Island Scan feature, which can only be used after 100 points are earned from scanning in-game QR codes.


    The event will began at 8 PM PST/11 PM EST on December 26th and will be running...
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  • Dragon Quest 11 Officially Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

    Dragon Quest 11 was actually the very first game that was ever announced for Nintendo’s upcoming Switch, back when it was still known as the NX. However, since then, due to loads of vague and ambiguous wording in official statements and the like, the exact status of a Switch version for the game was unknown- especially since, when Square Enix showed the game off a few days ago, they focused only on the 3DS and PS4 versions, and not the Switch one.


    However, Nintendo have updated...
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  • Nintendo Switch Being Less Powerful Than PS4 And Xbox One Doesn’t Matter

    At this point, we are still unclear on just how powerful the Nintendo Switch really will be – recent rumors indicate it will be less powerful than the PS4, and about as powerful as the Xbox One – but they’re just that, rumors, and rumors about this system is all over the place.


    However, even if the Switch does end up being not as powerful as the Xbox One and PS4, that won’t matter or hurt its prospects in the long run, according to Dave Mervik of Tarsier Studios, the folks...
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  • Nintendo’s New Commercial For Super Mario Run Will Tug At Your Nostalgic Heartstrings

    Mario is the essence of gaming. He is the face, the flavor, the mascot of gaming as a whole. At some point or another, almost everyone who plays games has played a Mario game, and has fond memories of playing a Mario game.


    So, with the launch of Super Mario Run, which brings Nintendo’s ambassador of gaming to non Nintendo hardware for the very first time, potentially exposing him to his widest audience yet in the process, Nintendo have released an excellent new commercial for...
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  • Super Mario Run Requires Constant Internet Connection

    Super Mario Run will be one of the bigger releases this month since it marks Nintendo’s first real mobile Mario title. However, it’s worth noting that for all its single-player features, you’ll need a stable internet connection play it.


    This was confirmed by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Amie when speaking to Mashable. “We view our software as being a very important asset for us. And also for consumers who are purchasing the game, we want to make sure that we’re...
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  • Nintendo Switch Virtual Console Support Leaked, May Get Gamecube Support - Rumour

    It looks like Nintendo are planning on going all in on the Virtual Console on the Nintendo Switch, their new upcoming system- according to a report by Eurogamer, Nintendo will be putting Gamecube games on the Virtual Console for the very first time on the Switch, with three games – Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi’s Mansion, and the perennially successful Super Smash Bros. Melee – already apparently running on Switch.


    The Virtual Console on Switch will support a host of different...
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  • Pokemon Sun/Moon’s First Global Event Tasks Players With Catching 100 Million Pokemon

    The very first Global Mission for Pokemon Sun/Moon is now live, and it tasks the players with the at first seemingly impossible task of catching 100 million Pokemon. You’d probably do a double take at that number and think it is massive, but it’s actually coming down to just 10 Pokemon per player of the game, given that Sun/Moon have apparently already shipped 10 million copies worldwide.


    Players will have until December 12 to meet this goal. If they manage to accomplish this,...
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  • Nintendo Switch Preorder Price Will Be £198.50, Guarantees UK Retailer – Report

    Though Nintendo hasn’t officially priced its upcoming hybrid Switch platform, that hasn’t stopped rumours and retailers from revealing the purported price. The latest is UK retailer GameSeek which is taking pre-orders and guaranteeing that the platform will cost GBP £198.50 (roughly $246.79).


    It should be noted that under this policy if the price increases, then consumers who pre-order from GameSeek will get to pay less. Then again, if the price is less, you’ll have to pay...
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Release Date Leaked By Retailer - Report

    At this point, I think most people have resigned themselves to the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the new open world instalment in Nintendo’s classic action adventure series, won’t be coming as a Switch launch title. Rather, it will be coming at some point later in 2017. But when will that later point be? Are Nintendo going to hold off on Zelda to have a big game for the Holidays?


    Thankfully, it seems that nothing quite so dire will happen- at least, if one...
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  • Nintendo Switch Lineup Detailed By Insider - Rumor

    Nintendo Switch Lineup Detailed By Insider - Rumor

    Nintendo insider Laura Dale is basically unimpeachable when it comes to any leaks or rumors about the Nintendo Switch - she literally has a 100% track record when it comes to Nintendo’s new machine. She has, over the last few days, been leaking details on games that may be coming to the system, and today, she has consolidated all of her leaks into one single list.


    You can check out the list, reformatted, but otherwise left untouched, below. Do note that these are very obviously...
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  • Nintendo Switch Apparently Launching Alongside Splatoon, Skyrim, and New Mario

    Laura Dale of Let’s Play Video Games has been among the most consistent reliable and accurate sources of Switch news and rumors so far- just about everything that she has said has turned out to be true. So when she decides to chime in on the news and speculation that has been floating around about the launch lineup for the Nintendo Switch, we decide to sit up and take notice.


    Dale has confirmed that Zelda will indeed be delayed, for Wii U and the Switch- in spite of the fact...
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  • Pokemon Sun And Moon Reviews: Check Out All The Scores Here

    Pokemon Sun/Moon, the seventh entry in the long running Pokemon series, are almost here- the games represent the biggest leap forward and the biggest breath of fresh air the series has had in a while. A change this dramatic for an established franchise would either have gone down well, or gone down very poorly indeed.


    But if early reviews are any indication, it seems like Nintendo have a winner on their hands here. Reviews are universally positive, calling the 30 hour adventure...
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  • Super Mario Run Launches December 15, Full Access To Cost $10

    Nintendo have confirmed that Super Mario Run will be launching on December 10 for iOS devices. The game is Nintendo’s first title appearing for mobile devices (Miitomo wasn’t really a game, while Pokemon GO, while based on a Nintendo franchise, was developed by Niantic), and expectations are high.


    Super Mario Run is a sidescrolling platformer that seems to be more about timing jumps to complete courses than controlling Mario’s entire movement, which is par for the course for...
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  • Pokemon Sun/Moon New Trailer Shows Off New Z Moves, Alola Forms, and Ultra Beasts

    Another new trailer for Pokemon Sun/Moon is out – presumably this will be the final one we get before the game’s launch, which is four days from now – and this one shows off a whole host of new stuff for the game, right ahead of the release.


    The trailer shows off new Z Moves, exclusive to each of the three starters, as well as new Alolan forms of older Pokemon, and new Ultra Beasts, too. It also shows off a couple of in game gifts that you can get in Pokemon Sun/Moon, albeit...
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