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TodayFri, 23rd Jun 2017

  • News Here's Your First Taste Of Grant Kirkhope's Contribution To Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

    Former Rare man has outdone himself yet again

    Nintendo fans were excited to finally hear the confirmation that Grant Kirkhope (known for his work on Banjo Kazooie, Goldeneye, and Donkey Kong 64) would be producing music for 

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Music
    • Grant Kirkhope
  • News Soon You'll Be Able To Wear The Street Fighter II Jeans You've Wanted Since You Were 11

    "The Worlds of Raw Denim & Street Fighter 2 Collide!!"

    Jeans are pretty cool. They're fashionable - despite being invented many years ago - and hard-wearing. But you know what's really cool? Street Fighter II jeans. In a move that we're shocked hasn't happened sooner, clothing line Naked & Famous Denim is teaming up with Capcom to create a line...

    • Video
    • Street Fighter
    • Capcom
    • Merchandise
    • Clothing
  • Video Man Plays Super Mario Bros. In Augmented Reality, Puzzles Bystanders

    For science!

    People are doing some pretty amazing things with Microsoft's Hololens headset, but Abhishek Singh deserves additional praise for his efforts.  Not only has he recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros. in augmented reality, he even dressed up as the famous plumber and tested the stage out in New York's crowded Central...

    • Video
    • Super Mario
    • NES
    • Augmented Reality
  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Turns 26 Today

    Happy Birthday, Blue Blur

    Sonic the Hedgehog made his Mega Drive debut 26 years ago today. On June 23rd 1991, Sega's answer to Super Mario arrived on North American store shelves, with the Japanese and European releases following in July. With its incredible visuals and astonishing speed, the game was hailed as an instant classic, and went on to...

    • Sonic
    • SEGA
    • Anniversaries

YesterdayThu, 22nd Jun 2017

  • News Pokémon GO Cheaters Get A Nasty Surprise In The Latest Update

    Niantic wants it to be "a fun and fair experience for all Trainers"

    Pokémon GO's latest update is bringing with it some amazing new features, such as Raid Battles and revised gyms, but it also has a rather nasty surprise waiting in store for any players who have resorted to using third-party apps to track monsters. Any monsters obtained via this...

    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News The Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition Looks Fabulous

    Really, just look at it

    Earlier today Nintendo of Europe sent out a press release with details on upcoming 3DS titles, and we covered a couple of new details. One section that caught our eye that we didn't cover initially related to the Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition, which sounds like a super-charged version of the special edition...

    • 3DS
    • Metroid
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    Switch eShop

    Review Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

    Horn of plenty?

    When Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas was unveiled for mobile devices a couple of years ago, it wasn't hard to draw comparisons to a certain iconic Nintendo franchise. Since that time it's enjoyed some success and made its way to other platforms, now including the Switch eShop; the question is whether the transition to dedicated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Oceanhorn
  • Nintendo Download 22nd June (North America)

    Ever Oasis! Oceanhorn! RPG Maker Fes! Fatal Fury 2! More!

    It's that time again, fellow gamers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week has some high profile arrivals on both Switch and 3DS, varying from retail games to intriguing download-only titles. Let's get to the details, shall we? Nintendo Switch eShop: Oceanhorn:...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Sega Forever Launch Marred By Terrible Emulation

    "This feels kinda like watching a trainwreck unfold"

    Yesterday with joyous glee we reported that Sega Forever had launched on smart devices, and we touched on some comments from Sega Networks' chief marketing officer Mike Evans about the possibilities of bringing the collection of games to Switch as they are built using Unity. However, it...

    • Sega
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
    • Retro
    • Sega Forever
  • News Former Metroid Prime Designers Talk About What They Want From A New Metroid Game

    "The isolation, the wonder, and the fear"

    Metroid turns 30 this year, and the news has been marked in the best way possible by not one but two new titles in the franchise. Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid: Samus Returns are certainly worth getting excited about, but former Metroid Prime designers Kynan Pearson and Mike Wikan have more ambitious ideas for...

    • Metroid
    • Metroid Prime
  • Nintendo Download 22nd June (Europe)

    Ever Oasis! Oceanhorn! RPG Maker FES! Runbow Pocket! Demos! More!

    The official press release with all of this week's European Nintendo Download Update pricing and details was a little slow to arrive this week, but we do now have the full line-up. There are some tempting options across Switch, 3DS and Wii U, along with some Sonic-themed discounts and...

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    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • Random Ease The Pain Of Sega Forever's Botched Launch With This Official Cereal

    FREE GIFT INSIDE

    Sega Forever has finally launched after weeks of speculation, and sadly, it's not had the best of starts. Dogged by poor emulation, the games released so far may be free to download and play, but they're a long way from being the best way to experience such classic titles. While Sega clearly has some work to do in order to bring...

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    • Sega
    • Sega Forever
    • Features
    • Retro
  • News Nintendo Apologizes for Switch Shortages, Promises an Increase in Production

    Miyamoto's plucking more Pikmin out back as we speak

    It’s a well-trodden discussion at this point that Nintendo Switch hardware is exceedingly difficult to come by; unless you happen to visit a store early in the morning when a new shipment comes in, it’s pretty much guaranteed you’ll be hard pressed to find one on shelves. This is something...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Looks Set for Late November Release

    Amazon makes the Link

    When Bethesda showed off the latest Switch trailer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim during E3 it focused on amiibo support and motion controls, but shied away from giving a formal date. With the official Nintendo site now listing it for 'Holiday', it seems Amazon has had a whirl at giving the exact arrival time. Amazon.com...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Skyrim
  • News Minecraft On Switch Will Also Get The Super Duper Graphics Pack

    Super!

    Minecraft is getting a big update this year thanks to the "Better Together" initiative which looks to unify all players across as many systems as possible - and that includes Switch. However, this news was just one part of Microsoft's E3 presentation - it also spent a lot of time talking about the Super Duper Graphics Pack, which drastically...

    • Minecraft
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News SwitchCase Hopes To Give Your Switch More Comfortable Grips

    The grips are replaceable too

    Do you find that the Switch is uncomfortable to hold in prolonged gameplay sessions? If so the SwitchCase Kickstarter from Skull & Co. might be an answer. Made from soft TPU material, the idea is that it's easy to slot on, with two different styles of grips to make the Switch much more comfortable to hold...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • Cases
  • News Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi on Producing New IP

    "Is it something that needs to be in a Mario game?"

    It seems like with every new generation of hardware, Nintendo fans are always hoping the company will create some fascinating new IP to bring fresh ideas to the table. Sometimes—as is the case with Splatoon—a new IP pays big and cements itself as a worthy addition to Nintendo’s collection,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Software
  • News Nintendo Aims to Keep Switch Hot With 'Drumbeat' of Games and Strength of Concept

    Will support cross-platform multiplayer when it's a good fit

    When it comes down to the Nintendo Switch and its strategy for success, the big N can point to early results and claim to have got it right so far. Of course, a strong start means little without long-term sales, which was a core focus in an interview that Nintendo of America corporate...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video This Year's AtGames Sega Genesis Flashback Console Looks Much Improved

    720p, Filters, save states and much more besides

    It's fair to say that AtGames doesn't have the best reputation in the realm of clone consoles - which is somewhat ironic when you consider the company has been doing this for years now. Its systems are typically marred by poor emulation, terrible AV output options and ropey audio, but it's trying to...

    • Video
    • Retro
    • Sega
    • AtGames
    • Hardware
  • News Monster Hunter Stories Will Roar Onto 3DS in Europe on 8th September

    The wait will finally end

    Capcom and the Monster Hunter series are touchy subjects right now for Nintendo fans, but there is now a firm release date for the next 3DS title in the IP in Europe. As part of a press release outlining 3DS titles coming this year, Nintendo of Europe confirmed a release date of 8th September for Monster Hunter Stories;...

    • 3DS
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
  • Random Switch Game Cards Are Tough Enough To Survive A Spin In The Washing Machine

    "Amazingly it booted up without issue."

    If it's not enough that those cute little Nintendo Switch cards have to endure frequent licking to see if they really do taste as bad as everyone says, to add insult to injury now one of these beloved game cards has been put through a washing machine cycle and come out of the other end almost intact. Reddit...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
    • Mario Kart
  • News Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Due This Fall in North America

    That's one puzzle solved

    It's been too long since we last had a Professor Layton game, and though that era in the series has passed we do have Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy to look forward to. The good news is that it's not too far away, with Nintendo of America confirming that it'll arrive in the region...

    • 3DS
    • Layton
  • News You Can Design a Character for Flipping Death on Nintendo Switch

    Curse that Doctor Laser!

    Flipping Death, from Zoink Games (Stick it to the Man), looks like another fun title on the way to the Switch eShop. Adopting a similar style to the aforementioned Wii U title, it'll have you solving puzzles and adventuring while flipping between two sides of reality. Zoink Games is now relaunching its 'ZEO' (Zoink...

    • Switch eShop
    • Flipping Death
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Last Resort

    It's the shooter Morrissey would play

    Given how popular "shmups" were during the late '80s and early '90s it's odd that the Neo Geo didn't have more of them, but the few it did play host to were generally amazing. Blazing Star and Pulstar instantly spring to mind when talking about the genre on SNK's system, but there are many fans who hold a candle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo

Wednesday21st Jun 2017

  • Guide How To Use A GameCube Controller With Your Nintendo Switch

    Going old-school

    Own a Nintendo Switch? Fancy using your classic GameCube controller with it? Well, thanks to Mayflash's GameCube Adapter you can now achieve this interface dream. The catch is that the adapter needs to be updated with new firmware (this only works on PC at the moment, you can't use a Mac to update it) and that you can only...

    • Guide
    • Nintendo Switch
    • GameCube
    • Retro
    • Mayflash
  • News The Big Pokémon GO Update is Being Rolled Out Now

    Time to reinstall

    Just a few days ago, Niantic revealed what is arguably the biggest update to Pokémon GO yet, completely revamping gyms, adding in new items and gym badges, and adding Raid Battles. It was known that this update would be done in stages which would be dripped out over the “next few weeks”, but it seems that the update process...

    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News Sega Forever Aims To Revive The Company's Past On Mobile, But Could Come To Switch

    From Master System to Dreamcast

    Sega's been teasing its Sega Forever service for a while now, and has recently indulged in a satfisyingly old-school promotional campaign which includes mailing out cassette tapes with classic Sega tunes o

    • Sega
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
    • Retro
    • Sega Forever
  • Watch The Dragon Quest XI Nintendo Direct - Live!

    Time for the series to finally Switch it up?

    Dragon Quest XI is only a month or so from release in Japan on the 3DS along with the PS4, with the portable iteration adopting a different style. That'll no doubt be a feature of this Japanese broadcast, though we hope to see the somewhat mysterious Nintendo Switch version, too. <liveblog...

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  • Video Unboxing and Testing the New Nintendo 2DS XL

    An XL in a tiny box

    The 3DS 'family' of systems has life in it yet, which is perhaps best typified by the upcoming release of the New Nintendo 2DS XL, a system designed to fit into the market between the low-priced 2DS and the more 'premium' New 3DS XL. We've been looking at the orange and white version once again, so below our video man Alex does...

    • 3DS
    • New 2DS XL
    • Videos
  • Editorial Nintendo Switch is About Colour, Fun and Sharing Games, For Those Unsure of Its Purpose

    More than the sum of its parts

    Nintendo's home console hardware, for the third successive generation, is betting the farm on a concept rather than raw graphical power. After the blend of power and concept (if a cube with a handle counts as a concept) saw the GameCube struggle (compared to its predecessors), Nintendo shifted focus with its home...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Say Hello To Allan Alvarez, Perhaps The Greatest Mario 64 Player Ever

    And he was only a baby when it was first released

    For many players, speedrunning is the ultimate way to show off your skill. While certain games require talent to remember movies or perfect strategies, the art of speedrunning arguably calls for even greater concentration and focus, with the smallest mistake costing valuable seconds and potentially...

    • Retro
    • Super Mario 64
    • Speedrunning
    • N64
  • News EA is Focused on Nintendo Switch Portability and "Exploring Other Products"

    "We love the mobility of the Switch"

    The nature of the Switch hardware means it'll be approached in different ways by various developers; as far as EA is concerned, the system is primarily a portable. That's been the pitch for FIFA 18 on the system, a bespoke iteration that'll supposedly be the most 'advanced' portable entry in the series. To a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EA
    • FIFA 18
  • News Hori Unveils Another Nintendo Switch Headset for July, With Plenty of Wires

    Keeping you wired for fun

    With Splatoon 2 getting ever closer we're expecting more information about the game in the coming days and weeks; alongside that, many are assuming the first version of the smart device voice chat / lobbies app will come out alongside the game. A 'limited' version of the app is still due in 'Summer', which is any time over...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hori
  • News ARMS and Nintendo Switch Lead the Way in Japanese Charts

    Switch titles lock out software top 3

    The Media Create Japanese chart results are out, and this week has some interest for Nintendo fans courtesy of the debut of ARMS. Nintendo's new IP claimed number one spot and passed 100,000 sales, though that's well below the figures we saw for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe when it arrived in late April (it hit over...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • News Snake Pass Update For Switch Adds Time Trial Mode And Lots More

    Noodletastic

    Sumo Digital's slithery physics platformer Snake Pass was a unexpected delight when we reviewed it back in March with solid visuals, unconventional gameplay, a memorable soundtrack and a decent amount of replay value. While Sumo quickly rolled out a patch after launch to improve the rumble effect in the game, the UK developer will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snake Pass
    • Updates
  • News The Legend of Bum-bo Will Likely Be Making its Way to Switch

    From the maker of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac

    It seems that Edmund McMillen—developer of The Binding of Isaac, Super Meat Boy, and many others—has a certain affinity for the Nintendo Switch. After bringing The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ to the platform early in the console’s life, it was recently announced that his upcoming...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • The Legend of Bum-bo
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Sengoku

    Hacked off

    Hamster Corp's dedication to mining the back catalogue of the Neo Geo on Switch is commendable, but it does throw up some issues - namely that as time goes on the company is going to have to dig deeper and deeper into the library of the system, and that means having to endure some less-than-classic titles. While we wouldn't say that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Neo Geo
    • Sengoku
  • News The LeSportsac X Nintendo Collection Introduces Some Neat Bags and Accessories

    Sure, why not

    In recent times Nintendo has been stepping up its efforts with merchandise and tie-ins, including Vans shoes and UNIQLO t-shirts. The latest collaboration is with LeSportsac, a company that makes fashionable bags and cases (or so we're told). LeSportsac and Nintendo have confirmed a new collection that's hitting Japan in July and...

    • Nintendo
    • LeSportsac
    • Super Mario
    • Game Boy

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