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  • News Nintendo Labo Is Rolling Out In Classrooms Across The US And Canada

    Educating with cardboard

    Since it was released, there's been much discussion about the potential educational purposes of Nintendo Labo. In June, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé explained how Nintendo intended to run entry-level coding programs over the summer for kids and would move into the educational market in fall. The...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo

YesterdayTue, 23rd Oct 2018

  • Video SpongeBob Tries To Do a Mario Kart With Nickelodeon Kart Racers

    Decent characters, lacking character

    Kart racers are undoubtedly a style of game popularised by the original Super Mario Kart, and for a while back in the 90s these things were everywhere; if you named a popular children's franchise, there was literally a chance there was a kart racer with that branding. How appropriate then that Nickelodeon Kart...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Nickelodeon
  • News Make Some Spooky Switch Savings On WayForward Games This Halloween In The US

    Up to 30% off

    If you like video games, and if you like saving money, then this current deal from WayForward Games could be right up your street. The developer has revealed that all of its games on Switch are now available to download at discounted prices as part of a special Halloween sale. These deals are only available in the US, but users from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • North America
  • News Sega AGES Devs Discuss Possibility Of Dreamcast Games On Switch Again, Emulation The Way To Go?

    Only a matter of time?

    The first entries into Sega's AGES range on Nintendo Switch have finally arrived, with plenty more games still lined up to follow suit, but there's one question still hanging in the air. That question revolves around Dreamcast games and, in particular, whether or not the Switch will receive any games from the long-discontinued...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Retro
    • Dreamcast
  • News Point-And-Click Adventure Nairi: Tower Of Shirin Secures A 29th November Release On Switch

    "We wanted to offer something a little bit special"

    Indie developer HomeBearStudio has revealed that its upcoming point-and-click adventure Nairi: Tower of Shirin has locked down a 29th November release date on Nintendo Switch. If you're not up to date with this one, Nairi: Tower Of Shirin sees the player following the titular Nairi, a young girl...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Live The Life Of A Cat In Cattails, A Simulation RPG Pouncing Onto A Switch Near You

    Sounds purrfect

    Cattails, a cat simulation game which was originally released on PC, is headed to Nintendo Switch next month, it has been confirmed. The game rather literally allows you to become a cat, taking on the usual tropes of a simulation RPG but making everything ten times more fluffy. Players (as cats) must hunt for food, fight those pesky...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News AtGames Disappoints Again With The Bandai Namco Flashback Blast

    Bait and switch

    With Christmas on the way, lots of folks will be tempted to pick up something like the AtGames' Bandai Namco Flashback Blast for their loved ones who enjoy retro gaming. At only $20 with classic Namco arcade titles packed on to a retro style 6 button joypad with an HDMI dongle, this seems like a bargain too good to be true. For the...

    • AtGames
    • Retro
    • Bandai Namco
  • Video New Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Trailer Shows Off Extensive Car Customisation Options

    Pimp your ride

    A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Switch exclusive Gear.Club Unlimited 2, introducing players to the Performance Shop’s new features and car customisation options. Your actions inside the Performance Shop can have great consequences in your on-track endeavours, with a surprisingly large number of edits and tweaks...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Snakebyte Launches The Head:Set S, A Budget Gaming Headset Specifically Designed For Switch

    One for Fortnite fans?

    Electronics hardware manufacturer snakebyte has launched a brand new gaming headset specifically designed for Nintendo Switch. Available as we speak, the new release is called the 'Head:Set S'. Offering "great audio quality and crystal clear chat" when you want to chat with your friends online, the Head:Set S plugs directly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • Anniversary Super Mario Bros. 3 Turns 30 Years Old Today

    Feel old yet?

    Thirty years ago today, on 23rd October 1988, Super Mario Bros. 3 launched in Japan. Following the traditions already put in place by previous Mario games, Super Mario Bros. 3 had players controlling either Mario or Luigi as they went on a quest to save Princess Toadstool from the dastardly claws of Bowser. There were enemies to stomp...

    • Super Mario
    • Retro
    • NES
    • Anniversary
  • News The Walking Vegetables: Radical! Edition Brings Veggie-Shooting Mayhem To Switch Next Month

    Plus zombies

    Merge Games has revealed that its upcoming twin-stick shooter The Walking Vegetables: Radical! Edition will be launching on Switch early next month. The game sees players battling mutated zombie fruit and veg in a scenario no doubt already in the minds of your pesky, vegetable-avoiding children. Armed initially with a simple pistol,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature Cat-Based Metroidvania A Purrtato Tail Is Clawing Its Way To Switch Next Year

    Potatoes + Cats = Purrtato

    We like potatoes and we like cats, so when we were told by Colorado-based Drunk Robot Games that its upcoming adventure game about cat-potatoes, A Purrtato Tail, is headed to Nintendo Switch alongside other consoles and Steam in 2019, we were understandably excited. A Purrtato Tail is an open-world puzzle adventure about a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Interview
  • News It Looks Like Piplup Could Be Your Next Build-A-Bear Pokémon Crossover

    A cuddly and bubbly companion

    It looks like The Pokémon Company and Build-A-Bear Workshop are set to announce yet another crossover plush toy, with the Generation 4 Pokémon Piplup seemingly being the next essential subject of your warmest cuddles and snuggles. While it hasn't been officially confirmed just yet, leaked images of promotional...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • Build A Bear
  • Video This Amazing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Remix Only Uses Sounds Found In The Game

    A fan-made masterpiece

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is considered by many to be a particularly beautiful game in a variety of ways, but this fan-made remix somehow manages to make the world feel even more alive than ever before. YouTube user liltommyj has taken a whole host of sounds found within the game itself, from character voices...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Video
  • News Cancelled Level 5 Horror RPG Ushiro Is Being Revived For Nintendo Switch

    Originally intended for PSP

    Level 5 will soon be bringing its originally cancelled horror RPG Ushiro to Nintendo Switch, it has been revealed. The studio has been teasing the return of a cancelled game for a few weeks now, with fans left speculating over what it could possibly be, but the latest issue of Famitsu has finally spilled the beans. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Get Ready For Some '90s-Style Vertical Shoot 'Em Up Action On Switch With AngerForce: Reloaded

    Take on a robot rebellion

    Chinese publisher indienova has revealed that it will be bringing AngerForce: Reloaded to Nintendo Switch later this year. The game is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up designed with the very best of '90s arcade hits in mind, set in a 19th-century world where humans are under threat from a robot rebellion. Visuals take...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Recreating Smash Bros. Victory Animations In Real Life Looks Incredibly Challenging

    And incredibly fun

    The Super Smash Bros. series' end-of-match screens are strangely satisfying to stare at after a hard-fought battle, likely thanks to the crazy animations performed by the winning character and the graceful, steady clapping from the slightly passive-aggressive losers. As it happens, some people enjoy these animations so much that...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Review Super Hyperactive Ninja - Even A Massive Cup Of Joe Can't Save This Middling Effort

    Far too bitter

    Back in its heyday, Super Mario Maker was notorious for the proliferation of ‘Kaizo’ stages in its community; these were hyper-difficult platforming gauntlets that required dozens if not hundreds of tries and usually had only one successful route to completion, eliminating any margin for error. Games such as Super Meat Boy and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Hyperactive Ninja
  • News Hard West - Complete Edition Will Bring Its Supernatural Wild West Action To Switch

    It really is wild

    Forever Entertainment has revealed that it will be bringing the Wild West worlds of Hard West - Complete Edition to Nintendo Switch. The main game sees players fighting their way through eight unique story-based scenarios and 40 different turn-based combat missions, with the protagonist, Warren, going on a quest to hunt down...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Rogue Legacy Arrives On Switch eShop Next Month

    Anyone can be a hero

    Earlier this year, Toronto-based developer Cellar Door Games said the chances of its rogue-lite title Rogue Legacy being released on the Switch was promising. Now, a UK eShop listing has revealed the game will be making its way to Nintendo's hybrid system next month on 6th November for £10.99. Here's the full description from...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Mario + Rabbids Nominated For Best Game At BAFTA Children's Awards

    Up against three PlayStation titles

    Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has done tremendously well on the Nintendo Switch, with the game becoming the highest selling third-party title on the system. The two million sales of this game eventually led to the Star Fox crew making an appearance in Ubisoft's new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Ubisoft
  • Video Even Menu Controls Are Challenging In The Switch Version Of Dark Souls

    Prepare to press B

    Our very own Alex Olney has been enjoying Dark Souls: Remastered since it was released on the Nintendo Switch, but one aspect of the game has seriously got on his nerves. It's to do with how two buttons in the menus don't match default settings found in other games. The 'B' button is essentially used to confirm decisions in the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco

Monday22nd Oct 2018

  • Guide The Best Micro SD Cards For Nintendo Switch

    Get a great deal on a Nintendo Switch micro SD card

    Nintendo's Switch is a gaming phenomenon, freeing you to play literally anywhere. There is a problem though, and that's the Switch's serious lack of dedicated storage space. Technically, the Switch provides 32GB of internal memory, but only 25.9GB is available for use. In a world where many games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • News These Nintendo Piranha Plant Slippers Release This December And We May Have Fallen In Love

    Incredibly satisfying

    Nintendo's surprisingly wide range of merchandise options often has us drooling over the latest and greatest thing, and this is usually amplified when we see the sorts of goodies available in Japan. Joining that list in style are these lovely Piranha Plant slippers and we can't wait to get multiple sets for ourselves. The...

    • Nintendo
    • Merchandise
    • Japan
  • Random Wish Your Switch Was More Like A 3DS? Then 3D Print Your Own Folding Flip Case

    Get back in the fold

    One of the 3DS' most useful features - and one that had been a part of Nintendo's handheld lineup since the Game Boy Advance SP released back in 2003 - is its foldable design, keeping both screens and all buttons safe from damage when being carried around. Of course, the Switch has demolished this trend in recent times, but if...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Accessories
  • Guide Best Switch Accessories - Top Deals On Controllers, Cases, And Headsets

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Whether you’ve just bought a new Nintendo Switch or you’ve had one since launch, sooner or later you’re going to want to grab some accessories. The Switch is a true hybrid device that’s capable of being any type of video game console under the sun, and you can enhance this functionality with a variety of solid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News There's A New Intellivision Coming, And A Trio Of Former Nintendo Staffers Are Helping Launch It

    Along with David Perry and Tommy Tallarico

    Gamers from the '80s will recognise the name Intellivision. This unique system offered a serious challenge to the Atari VCS, but the video game crash of 1983 sank the home console sector in North America, taking the Intellivision down with it. Still, the brand has endured, and in 2020 it will see something...

    • Intellivision
    • Hardware
    • Perrin Kaplan
  • News FUZE4 Nintendo Switch Will Let You Code Your Own Games On Switch From April Next Year

    Learn to code directly on Switch

    FUZE Technologies Ltd has revealed that its upcoming FUZE4 Nintendo Switch platform will be officially launching on the console in April next year. It's been quite a while since we last heard about FUZE4 Nintendo Switch - we actually received our last batch of information in January - but the team behind the tool...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review LEGO DC Super-Villains - Proof That It's Good To Be Bad

    Embrace your darker side

    For the last 23 years, TT Games has been making all manner of games full of studs, bricks and other Danish building blocks. The LEGO series, in its many forms, has hardly been a bastion of consistent innovation but has always offered a fun and safe place for some light platforming and basic combat. LEGO DC Super-Villains...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO DC Super Villains
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Hardware Bundle Deals

    Which Switch?

    In the market for a new Nintendo Switch? Well, you have a wide variety of options, from default consoles to special bundles packed with free games and extras. At this point in the Switch's lifespan, we'd strongly encourage you to opt for the latter, as that's where the best value for money lies. The Fortnite bundle, for example, is...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
  • News Nintendo Shares Gorgeous Concept Art For Kirby Star Allies On Switch

    "Various directions were considered"

    We've seen numerous pieces of concept art for a wide variety of games over the past few months - including a darker take on Zelda: Breath of the Wild, early King K. Rool designs, and even Nintendo's very

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kirby
    • Art
  • Soapbox I'm Causing The Slow Death Of Gaming Magazines, And It Hurts

    Paper pathos

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, editor Damien sadly reflects on the death of gaming magazines and the fact that he's actively contributing to the sorry situation... Last week, we reported on the rather...

    • Feature
    • Soapbox
  • News 82% Of Starlink: Battle For Atlas Sales Were On Switch In UK, Only Managed 14th In Charts Debut

    A slow start

    UK chart figures are now in for the week ending 20th October, revealing that Starlink: Battle for Atlas has had a relatively slow start to life on the market. Ubisoft's toys-to-life project enters the charts this week in 14th spot, despite having a potentially higher chance of securing physical sales over digital thanks to its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Video Dark Souls On Switch Has More In Common With Last Gen's Original Than This Year's Remaster

    But does have an improved resolution and frame rate

    Last Friday finally saw the release of Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch, arriving on the system after a somewhat lengthy delay which had many fans worried about its eventual quality. Of course, now we've had the chance to play it, it's clear to see that the wait was more than worth it, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dark Souls
    • Video
  • News 16-Year-Old Joseph Saelee Beats Seven-Time Tetris World Champion For The Ultimate Crown

    The hard work pays off

    Joseph Saelee, a 16-year-old Tetris prodigy, has just emerged victorious at the Classic Tetris World Championship, defeating a seven-time world champion in the process. The event took place at Portland, Oregon this weekend, ending yesterday on 21st October, with Joseph taking on Jonas Neubauer in the grand final. The...

    • Tetris
    • NES
    • Retro
  • News Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix Brings More Tactical RPG Goodness To Switch This November

    New artwork and screenshots revealed

    CIRCLE Entertainment has announced that Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix will be arriving on Nintendo Switch this November. Despite offering familiar gameplay to the Mercenaries Saga trilogy already available on Switch, CIRCLE Entertainment tells us that this game offers "a separate story and worldview", not...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Slack App Engineer Discovers Way To Load Conversations Into A 1995 SNES Game

    Using the Satellaview

    Back in 1995, Nintendo released a satellite modem peripheral for the Super Famicom in Japan called the Satellaview, allowing the console to receive data transmissions at any given time. Bundled with this peripheral was a game called BS-X: The Story of The Town Whose Name Was Stolen, and sure enough, Nintendo sent magical waves...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Retro
    • SNES
  • Review Zarvot - A Mixed-Up Box Of Tricks In More Ways Than One

    What's in the box?

    It used to be that describing a game's aesthetic as 'boxy' would be a negative. Zarvot developer Snowhydra, however, would likely see it as a boast. Zarvot's story mode stars two sentient cubes named Charcoal and Mustard, who set out on a journey to assemble a birthday present for their friend Red. It's a quest that's equal parts...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Zarvot
  • News Japan's Getting A Fancy Stardew Valley Collector's Edition With Guide Book, Soundtrack And More

    Seriously, when are we all moving?

    On today's episode of 'Japan gets all the cool stuff and we're growing increasingly jealous by the day', we introduce to you the upcoming Collector's Edition of Stardew Valley. Yes, the hugely addictive farming simulator is getting the physical treatment in the land of the rising sun, with a fancy bundle set to be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition Is Heading To Switch In The West

    With bonuses for Warriors Orochi 4 owners

    Koei Tecmo has announced that Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition is headed to Nintendo Switch in the west this December. Originally confirmed for Japanese players just last week, this game is - perhaps unsurprisingly - a 'definitive edition' of the 2014 release, Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Splatoon 2's Worldwide Halloween Splatfest Saw Team Treat Pull The Victory Out Of The Bag

    A spooktacular event

    If you're a keen Splatoon 2 player, you probably found yourself getting involved in the weekend's Splatfest activities, joining up with fellow teammates around the world to reign supreme on the world's most colourful battlefield. The results from the event are now in, and it was Team Treat who grabbed the win this time around...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatfest

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