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TodaySun, 24th Feb 2019

  • News Doug Bowser Thanks Nintendo Fans For The Warm Messages

    A notice from the real Bowser

    Just days ago, Reggie Fils-Aimé shocked the video game community, when he announced he would be stepping down from his role as Nintendo of America President after nearly 13 years to spend more time with his family. Replacing him is the appropriately-named Doug Bowser. While the majority of the spotlight is still on the...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Doug Bowser
    • Bowser
  • News Splatoon 2's #GearForAll Social Media Movement Fights Exclusive Japanese Content

    Stand up for your in-game rights

    Earlier this week, Splatoon 2 players found out the Japanese manga magazine CoroCoro would be offering exclusive in-game gear to readers via a special download code in an upcoming issue. The 'Mecha Gear' as it is known (see above), is tied to a competition to design new accessories for the online multiplayer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Splatoon 2
    • Japan

YesterdaySat, 23rd Feb 2019

  • News Splatoon 2 News Channel Giving Out Free Drink Tickets Next Week

    Quench your thirst

    Remember when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would occasionally hand out free items and food if you read the survival tips on the Switch news feed? Well, Splatoon 2 will be running a similar promotion very soon. According to the Nintendo Versus Twitter account, as of “late next week”, the Splatoon channel will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Splatoon 2
  • Random Nintendo DIY Expert Notices Her Custom amiibo In Reggie's Retirement Video

    Heartwarming stuff

    As soon as it was revealed Reggie Fils-Aimé was stepping down as the Nintendo of America President, the man himself reached out to fans with a special recording via social media, thanking everyone for their never-ending support, passionate love of Nintendo and for putting a smile on his face every day. If his words alone weren't...

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    • Nintendo
    • Reggie
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 23rd)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Ah, Saturday. Quite possibly the best day of the week; certainly in the top five. It's been a busy week despite the post-Direct lull. News that Reggie Fils-Aimé will be stepping down in April had us rewatching classic clips with a tear in the eye. Enough of that nonsense, though. Reggie wouldn't want us...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • What Are You Playing
  • Video Nintendo Minute Compares Original Link's Awakening To The Switch Version

    Travelling back to the past

    Since Nintendo revealed the trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch, there have been a number of videos uploaded to the internet comparing this remake to its original Game Boy counterpart. If you haven't already watched enough of these, here's one more. It's about as close as we'll get to an official...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
  • Reminder The First DLC Pack For Travis Strikes Again Arrives Next Week

    Shinobu enters the game

    Nintendo has issued a reminder about the first DLC pack for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes via its Twitter account. As previously revealed, volume one will arrive next week on 28th February. It includes the new playable character Shinobu Jacobs, who is played by Kimberly Brooks, and also the new Badman Strikes Back...

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    • DLC
  • News Ori And The Blind Forest For Switch Spotted In UK Wholesale Database

    More than a rumour?

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you will have no doubt heard about the ongoing rumours regarding a possible partnership between Microsoft and Nintendo. According to multiple sources, Microsoft has plans to bring an Xbox App, Game Pass, cloud technology and even some Xbox exclusives to the Nintendo...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • THQ Nordic

Friday22nd Feb 2019

  • Rumour Microsoft Plans To Bring Xbox App And Game Pass To Nintendo Switch

    Ori and Project xCloud also expected

    At the start of this month, it was discovered Microsoft would be discussing its plans to make Xbox Live compatible with mobile platforms and the Nintendo Switch at this year's Game Developers Conference. Now, in today's update, Direct-Feed Games – known for its strong track record when it comes to rumours –...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
    • Nintendo
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Fixes King K. Rool Challenge Bug

    Minor but important

    Earlier this week, the Switch received a firmware update resolving an issue linked to Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and now Nintendo has turned its attention to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Although this is an incredibly

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Sony And Microsoft's Gaming Bosses React To Reggie's Retirement

    "Great leader, industry partner and friend"

    It's fair to say that the news that Reggie Fils-Aime – who has been Nintendo of America president since 2006 and joined the company itself in 2003 – would be retiring in April caught plenty of people off-guard. He's certainly one of the industry's most recognisable characters and his willingness to...

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    • Sony
    • Microsoft
  • News Ed Boon Teases Mortal Kombat 11 Character With Obscene Hand Gesture

    Don't say we didn't warn you

    Fighting games nowadays seem to be all about the character reveals. In the case of the upcoming release Mortal Kombat 11, it's no different. Series co-creator Ed Boon has been busy on social media confirming and denying fighters for several weeks now and in his latest communication with the fanbase, he's decided to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ed Boon
  • Rumour French Gaming Website Suggests Cuphead Could Come To Switch

    Nintendo and Microsoft collaboration rumours persist

    Further to last night's rumours suggesting that Microsoft is planning to bring an Xbox app, Project X Cloud and its Game Pass service to Switch, more details have come to light regarding the possible cross-pollination. French gaming website Jeuxvideo has extra details regarding the potential...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Microsoft
    • Industry
    • Cuphead
  • Random Nintendo Stock Rises By 4% An Hour Before Reggie Announces Retirement

    Weird

    In case you somehow missed the original announcement, it's been revealed Reggie Fils-Aimé is stepping down from his role at Nintendo of America as President and COO after almost 13 years, with the appropriately named Doug Bowser taking his place. Despite it being an end of an era, it's still technically business as usual for company. Shack...

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    • NIntendo
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  • News The English Translation of Super Mario RPG Cut Many Japanese Pop References

    Explains some of the oddness

    That's Mallow Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was a grand departure from the Mario template when it launched back on Super Nintendo in 1996. Nowadays there's nary a genre the precocious plumber hasn't dipped his toe into, but his first foray with role-playing turned out to be a classic that still stands up...

    • SNES
    • Super Mario RPG
    • Japan
  • Feature Reggie's Video Highlights From 15 Years At The Top Of Nintendo

    Our bodies aren't ready, Reggie!

    Yesterday, the world of Nintendo was rocked by the news that Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is set to retire in April after more than 15 years with the company. In that time, Reggie has overseen the launch of systems like the DS, Wii, 3DS and Switch, had himself turned into a puppet, become a meme...

    • Features
    • Reggie
    • Video
  • Feature What Reggie-Fils-Aimé Meant To Nintendo, The Games Industry, And All Of Us

    "I believe the best way to lead is through example"

    “My name is Reggie. I'm about kickin' ass, I'm about takin' names, and we're about makin' games.” These were the words uttered by then industry newcomer Reggie Fils-Aimé while standing on Nintendo’s stage during the Electronic Gaming Expo (E3) in 2004. Fils-a-what? “Ass”? Who the heck...

    • Features
    • Reggie
  • Deals Retro-Bit's Official Sega Saturn And Genesis Controllers Are Up For Pre-Order Now

    It's official

    If you are something of a retro gamer and like to dabble on the dark side with classic Sega consoles, then you might be interested to learn that Retro-bit is releasing a series of officially endorsed controllers which are compatible with the Sega Genesis and Sega Saturn. The Genesis / Mega Drive edition is a replica of the iconic 6...

    • Deals
    • Sega
    • Accessories
    • Controllers
    • Retro-Bit
  • News Square Enix Trademarks Collection Of Mana In Japan

    Is this a sign?

    Square Enix has now trademarked "Collection of Mana" in Japan, after recently filing a series of trademarks for Final Fantasy and Secret of Mana in the United States, Canada and Europe earlier this month. According to Gematsu, the odd thing about this is how it sounds like a title for a potential western release of the Seiken...

    • Square Enix
    • Japan
  • News Gunman Clive Creator Brings Mechstermination Force To The Switch This Spring

    Take down mechs and save the world

    Bertil Hörberg recently released the Gunman Clive HD collection on the Switch eShop, so what's the Swedish-based developer up to now? It turns out he's actually been working on a new game for the past one and a half years, with two others. Mechsternmination Force is a platform action title where you take on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Analogue Mega Sg To Feature Unreleased Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Game

    Source code for Hardcore recovered from a single ailing harddrive

    When Analogue released its modern reimagining of the NES, the Analogue Nt, it was a thing of beauty. The premium $500 price, though, meant it was destined for the serious enthusiast market only. Its follow up, the Analogue Nt Mini, trimmed a couple of features but came in at a far...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Retro
    • Analogue
  • News 12 Is Better Than 6 Brings Wild West Action To Switch In March

    "I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6"

    If you ever wanted a Western take on Hotline Miami, then upcoming Switch game 12 Is Better Than 6 might be just the ticket. This hand-drawn pen-and-ink shooter with stealth elements takes place in the Wild West and looks pretty cool (and bloody!). Here's what the game has to offer according to...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Prepare To Go Big In Downtown Rantou Koushinkyoku Mach!! For Switch

    A super-charged River City Melee: Battle Royal Special

    Fans of the Kunio-kun series will no doubt be delighted to hear that a new entry in franchise is headed to Switch. Downtown Rantou Koushinkyoku Mach!! is an enhanced version of River City Melee: Battle Royal Special which throws in some new elements which make for even more heated battles...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Kunio-kun
  • News Unleash Your Custom Card Creations In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission

    Endless possiblities

    Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is the latest entry in a long-running digital card game series developed by Dimps Corporation and published by Bandai Namco. The newest game includes 1,160 cards, 350 characters and covers Dragon Ball Z, GT and Super. It will also include local and online multiplayer. If all of this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Ball
  • News New 'Team Medallion' Lets You Switch Pokémon GO Teams Once A Year

    Team Turncoat - I choose you!

    For many people, the choice of team in Pokémon GO was somewhat arbitrary. While some players no doubt researched Teams Instinct, Mystic and Valor - or joined the same team as their friends - many others selected at random or simply by their favourite primary colour. If you've been on your lonesome because all your...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Go
  • News Super Kickers League Trailer Shows Off Outlandish Team Abilities

    Playing fast and loose with the offside rule

    The above trailer for Xaloc Studios' upcoming soccer game, Super Kickers League gives us a far better look at the previously announced title, including special team abilities, plus a 'spring' 2019 release window. The team acknowledges Super Mario Strikers (or Mario S

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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