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TodayTue, 19th Jun 2018

  • News Fortnite Version 4.4 Is On The Way Bringing Limited Time Mode And A New Item

    What's that smell?

    Today sees a brand new update (and therefore some brand new content) for battle royale phenomenon Fortnite, and if you've become just as hopelessly obsessed as almost everyone else on the planet, you'll no doubt want to know exactly what to expect.  First up is the Stink Bomb. Acting as a grenade for your inventory, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
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  • News Nintendo And Disney Are Teaming Up For A Show About The Switch

    Keeping it in the family

    Entertainment juggernauts Nintendo and Disney are joining forces to create a TV show based around the Switch and its games. Dubbed "Nintendo Switch Family Showdown Contest", the show will make its debut this summer on the Disney Channel and Disney XD. Each show will feature four families competing against each other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disney
  • News 3DS OS Version 11.7.0-40 Is Now Available For Download

    Nintendo continues to surprise

    With the Nintendo Switch seemingly going from strength to strength in terms of its growth, Nintendo’s dated 3DS seems as though it’s becoming an increasingly smaller part of the company’s near future plans. Even so, Nintendo is a company that loves to surprise its fans with some left field announcements, like the...

    • 3DS
    • Stability
    • Updates
  • News Reggie On The Status Of More Nintendo 3DS Games And Mario Kart Tour

    Even more to look forward to this year

    Though there was plenty to be excited about during Nintendo’s presentation at E3 this year, the lineup focused exclusively on the Nintendo Switch, ignoring the aging 3DS and the company’s burgeoning mobile offerings. Indeed, it’s been assumed for a while now that the 3DS is on its way out, but Nintendo...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mobile
    • Mario Kart Tour
  • Random Miyamoto Greets Fans In Australia And New Zealand With Hilarious Aussie Accent

    A rare chance to hear him speak English

    Many Nintendo fans know and love Shigeru Miyamoto, and many will have watched him present various new Nintendo products during events such as E3, but hearing him address fans in English is a very rare occurrence - and especially if he's doing it in an Australian accent! In this tweet from the official...

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YesterdayMon, 18th Jun 2018

  • Hands On Turning Back Time With The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

    Be kind, rewind

    While the Virtual Console may not be making a comeback on Switch, we’ve seen plenty of publishers step up to fill the retro void, with wide-ranging efforts such as HAMSTER’s Arcade Archives Neo Geo eShop series sitting alongside curated collections including Capcom’s Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.  Not to be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2018
    • Neo Geo
    • Hardware
  • Hands On Waging War With Valkyria Chronicles 4

    Move over, Fire Emblem

    During Nintendo’s E3 Direct, the company showed off a trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the much-anticipated HD release in the company’s long-running strategy series, and the hearts of many fans soared at the sight of footage. Those hearts quickly sunk back down, however, when the trailer reached its end and the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Valkyria Chronicles 4
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    Review GRIDD: Retroenhanced

    It's all in the wrists

    If you were around in the 1980s, you might have stumbled upon a rather odd Disney movie called TRON. This much-loved sci-fi classic was one of the first examples of computer animation used in cinema and a truly memorable one thanks to the art of Jean Giraud (aka Moebius) and Syd Mead's visionary creativity. So if you happen...

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    • GRIDD Retroenhanced
  • News Release Window Between Consoles And Switch "Shrinking All The Time" Says Panic Button Boss

    "..Nintendo Switch as an equal platform..."

    Panic Button has certainly been making headlines lately. Not only is it in hot demand following its impressive ports of DOOM and the upcoming handheld version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, but it's also

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • Random This 1/2 Scale Nintendo Arcade Cabinet Made From LEGO Is Completely Playable

    We'll take five

    Sometimes fan-made creations can simply blow you away, and this 1 The design of the cabinet only took Helen around six hours, but over 27 hours were needed for the build itself. With a giant Donkey Kong figure on the top, brick-built graphics on the sides, and a mock co

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  • News Pokémon GO Will Finally Allow You To Trade Pokémon With New 'Friends' Feature

    You'll need to be level 10 or higher to trade

    Niantic has announced 'Friends' for Pokémon GO - a new feature for the game that will finally allow players to trade their prized Pokémon with one another. Scheduled to start rolling out to players later this week, Pokémon GO Friends will allow you to connect with your real-life friends and keep...

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    • Pokemon
    • Smartphones
  • Feature Meet The Man Who's Turning Video Games Into 3D Works Of Art

    "I had to follow my heart and find what makes me happy"

    Of the many ways in which video game fans can pay tribute to their favourite titles, Steven Charles Gauntley's 3D "shadow box" pictures are one of the most visually appealing we've yet seen. Gauntley creates these unique, limited edition pictures via his company 8-Bit Boutique, and also...

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  • News Blades At The Ready As Warriors Orochi 4 Lands An 18th October Release On Switch

    Samurai, assemble

    With Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate seemingly never getting a western release (it arrived in Japan Switch in late 2017), Omega Force and Koei Tecmo will fill that Dynasty Warriors-style gap with its much-anticipated sequel - Warriors Orochi 4. The sandbox battles will include 170 playable characters from the Dynasty and Samurai...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Runbow Sprints Towards A New Release Date On Switch, Now Available 3rd July

    Retail deluxe version coming later this year

    Headup Games has announced that Runbow's delay woes are now over, with a 3rd July release date finally secured for the title on Switch. If you missed the game when it first arrived on Wii U, Runbow is all about multiplayer madness, with changes in the background resulting in more chaos than you'll...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
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    Review Fallout Shelter

    Up and atom

    Unlikely as it seemed just 18 months ago, Bethesda has become a major third-party supporter for Nintendo. When Skyrim was first glimpsed in the Switch reveal trailer, many assumed that a quick rejig of a six-year-old game was something of a polite gesture on Bethesda’s part, yet they followed it with the brilliant DOOM, and we’ll...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Fallout Shelter
  • News Naughty Dog's Vice President Met Up With Shigeru Miyamoto At E3 This Year

    A future collaboration?

    The vice president of Naughty Dog - the studio behind franchises such as Crash Bandicoot, Uncharted, and The Last Of Us - has shared a tweet revealing that he got to "sit down and chat" with Nintendo's very own Shigeru Miyamoto at this year's E3. In his tweet, Neil Druckmann expressed his gratitude for Miyamoto's work,...

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  • News "The Virtual Console successor is Nintendo Switch Online" Says Reggie

    Nintendo finally confirms what we're all thinking

    Since it was first introduced on Wii in 2006, Virtual Console as helped reaffirm our love of Nintendo's back catalogue, but with Nintendo itself confirming VC won't be making the leap onto Nintendo Switch, many fans have been left wondering what comes next. Since its reveal, Nintendo Switch Online -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • News Hackers Create A Way To Replace Models And Text In Switch Games

    Already modded Skyrim and Super Mario Odyssey

    The Switch hacking community has had another major success this week thanks to a brand new program called LayeredFS, allowing them to replace in-game models and text with pretty much whatever they like. LayeredFS is a tool that works in a similar fashion to those more commonly found on PC, giving...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
    • Mods
  • News FIFA 18 Is 66% Off On The Nintendo Switch eShop As World Cup Fever Grips The Planet

    Support your nation in Switch form

    The World Cup is underway in Russia and it's already seen some suitably shocking results as some of the planet's best players and teams do battle on the pitch. So what better way to celebrate the tournament than finally picking up a copy of FIFA 18 on Switch via the comfort of the eShop? Nintendo and EA are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
  • News Rise Of Insanity Is Set To Bring First-Person Psychological Horror To Switch

    Inspired by The Shining, The Exorcist and Silent Hill

    Red Limb Studio has announced that its first-person psychological horror game Rise of Insanity is headed to Switch in Q3 2018. The game, which was released just last week on Xbox One, centres around Dr Stephen Dowell, a renowned psychologist faced with a particularly difficult...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Cross-Platform Play For FIFA Is A Possibility, Lots Of First-Party "Issues" To Work Through

    "It would be a net benefit to the users"

    After the recent Fortnite cross-platform play debacle - in which Sony has blocked players from using their accounts on Nintendo Switch - the idea of playing with friends regardless of system preference has been a hot topic just lately. One of the most talked about games for which players hope to see...

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    Review Arcade Archives Donkey Kong

    The true Original Edition

    Released in 1981, Donkey Kong was Nintendo’s first big arcade hit, featuring the debuts of the titular ape, Mario and future mayor of New Donk City, Pauline. Despite its popularity, Nintendo has favoured re-releasing the cutdown (with one stage missing) NES port of this classic platformer over the...

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  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Holds Strong In The UK Charts Top Ten

    But Switch titles are outnumbered in the UK charts

    The latest UK charts are in for the week ending 16th June, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the only first-party Nintendo title standing firm in the 'All formats' top ten. Super Mario Odyssey went up two places from 16th to 14th, while it fell to FIFA 18 and DOOM to represent on the third-party front at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Tsk, Sonic's Become A "Juvenile Delinquent" In His Upcoming Hollywood Movie

    "In a pretty straight rural environment"

    At the start of this month, it was revealed James Marsden had signed on to the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie.  Now, there's another recent update about Sonic's silver screen debut, courtesy of Paramount chairman and CEO, Jim Gianopulos, with a brief description of the blue blur's person

    • Sonic
    • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • News Team That Localised Fire Emblem: Awakening And Echoes Isn't Working On Three Houses

    Could Nintendo Treehouse be handling it?

    When it comes to Japanese RPGs, sometimes the company handling the localisation is one of the most important facts for prospective players. A good localisation can enrich the game, while a bad one can impact the depth of the storyline and create a barrier between the game and the player. 8-4 is one of the...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Switch Arrives In Japan On 27th September With Some New Additions

    Simplified inputs with 'Extreme Type'

    While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate held the lion's share of last week's Nintendo Direct at E3 2018, the confirmation that Bandai Namco's over-the-top 3v3 brawler Dragon Ball FighterZ is also Switch bound got fighting game fans more than a little excited. The publisher has confirmed the port will arrive in Japan...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Sit Back And Enjoy The Complete History Of F-Zero

    A deep look back through the series

    F-Zero is one of those poor franchises that can sometimes feel forgotten about; alongside the likes of Star Fox, Wave Race, and Earthbound, fans are left desperately screaming for a return to the series every time a new console is announced. Sometimes dreams are answered - her

    • Videos
    • Retro
    • F-Zero
  • News Nintendo Is Open To Dropping The 'Direct' Approach At Future E3 Events

    A return to traditional conferences?

    Nintendo has been putting its own twist on E3 over recent years; the last few shows have seen the likes of 'Nintendo Directs' and 'Digital Events' being presented online, replacing the traditional live conference setup that we still see today from other publishers with a video of pre-recorded footage. It seems...

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  • News A Mysterious Countdown Has Appeared In Fortnite On Switch

    But what does it mean?

    A countdown is being broadcast to in-game TV sets across the Switch version of Fortnite, and nobody is totally sure what it means. Epic Games has used such tactics in the past to drop hints at forthcoming changes to the game, so it could be related to new content, skins or even a map change. Players of the game on other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Switch eShop

Sunday17th Jun 2018

  • News Super Smash Bros. Fan Sends Threatening Email To Nintendo New York Store After Removal Of Game Kiosks

    Investigated by local police

    According to the latest reports, in April of this year, the Nintendo store located in New York received a bomb threat via email. The alarming news is the threat was only discovered yesterday when the store was cleaning out its infrequently used email address.  The message allegedly came from a disgruntled...

    • Nintendo
  • News One Guy Got Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Up And Running On Switch

    A round of applause

    It’s hard to believe a long-time dream will finally become a reality when Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy arrives on the Nintendo Switch at the end of this month. For many years now, owners of Nintendo systems have been deprived of this classic trilogy. Beyond the initial licensing concerns, it might have stayed this way as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Octopath Traveler Won't Receive DLC According To The Game's Producer

    Because he said so

    For anyone who recently downloaded Square Enix's Octopath Traveler Prologue Demo and is planning on extending their stay in the wide world of Orsterra upon the game's release, you might be interested to hear the following:   During an interview with Dengeki Online this week, Masashi Takahashi - the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Arc System Works Reveals Kill La Kill The Game Is In Development, Due Out 2019

    Will it make the Switch?

    Arc System Works in partnership with APLUS Games have revealed Kill la Kill the Game will be released next year. Described as a "battle action" title for up to two players, the exact platforms the game will be available on have not yet been announced.  More details about the title based on Studio...

    • Arc System Works
    • Anime
  • Video Watch 18 Minutes Of Nintendo Minute At This Year's E3

    A look behind the scenes

    To close the door on this year's E3, Nintendo Minute's Kit and Krysta have put together a video showing viewers what the annual video game conference looked like from their perspective. The series of clips mainly focuses on Nintendo's events, highlighting its tournaments and the games it announced during the week. At the 12...

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    • Nintendo
    • E3 2018

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