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  • Hardware Review SNK Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro - Better Than The Capcom Home Arcade?

    SNK is back with new hardware, but is it any good?

    After the initial flurry of interest in micro-consoles – triggered largely due to the release of the excellent NES and SNES Classic Editions – we've seen some pretty left-field entries into this niche sector of the hardware market. SNK's Neo Geo M

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
  • News R.B.I. Baseball 20's Trailer Is Curiously Lacking In Gameplay Footage

    But hey, it's got lots of Christian Yelich!

    It's fair to say that the R.B.I. Baseball series hasn't had the best run on Switch. We gave the 2017 edition was given a scathing 3/10 review, while R.B.I. Baseball 18 did little better, chalking up 4 out of 10. Still, with last year's game improving enough to score 6/10 in our review

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • R.B.I. Baseball
  • News Don Your Spacesuit For Hilarity, Heartbreak And Point-And-Click Puzzles In Still There, Out Today On Switch

    Floating in a most peculiar way

    What do you do if you've got issues and want to escape them? Why go into outer space of course! No-one can hear you scream (or do anything at all) there! Unfortunately, as we've learned from many a science fiction film, space is filled with psychological trauma and point-and-click adventure game Still There taps into...

    • Switch eShop
    • Still There
  • News Level-5's Snack World Is Finally Making Its Way To The West

    Coming to Switch early next year

    Level-5's Snack World is finally making its western console debut in Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold, which is due to launch Nintendo Switch on 14th February 2020. A fantasy RPG with a storyline that combines humour and technology, Snack World is part of a multimedia franchise which includes toys, TV shows...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snack World
  • News The Co-Op Mechanics Of Gears 5's Robot Assistant Were Inspired By Super Mario Galaxy

    "We thought about how we would deal with this from a beginner's perspective"

    Super Mario Galaxy was a groundbreaking video game for a number of reasons, but one of the key innovations was the fact that a second player could join the fun even if they lacked the skill to control Mario's planet-hopping abilities. By connecting a second Wii Remote, the...

    • Super Mario
    • Xbox
    • Wii
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Is Japan's Fastest-Selling Switch Game

    Over 1.3 million copies sold

    While Pokémon is unquestionably a worldwide phenomenon, it's especially popular in its native Japan, as the first sales figures for Pokémon Sword And Shield can attest. The latest mainline entry in the series has sold 1,364,544 physical copies in its first three days of release. that impressive total includes boxed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Japan
    • Sales Figures
  • News Another Free Labo VR Mini-Game Has Been Released

    Explore the moon in VR

    Nintendo has done a great job of supporting its innovative Labo VR kit with free mini-games, and we've just been gifted yet another today. Dubbed 'Lunar Exploration', the game tasks you with hopping into a lunar rover and exploring the surface of the earth's only natural satellite. To download the game, head over to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
    • Labo VR
  • News Bandai Namco's Latest Switch Game Will Turn Your Joy-Con Into A Fishing Rod

    But it's only coming to Japan at the moment...

    Remember that wacky Bakuchou Bar Hunter title Bandai Namco released on the 3DS in Japan, complete with bolt-on fishing rod accessory? Well, the series is now making the leap to Nintendo Switch in the form of Bakutsuri Hunters, which launches in Japan next month. The game is a fishing RPG which comes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • Rumour Crash Bandicoot Might Be Returning In A Completely "New" Game

    Comeback king

    At the start of this year, Activision revealed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy had shifted more than 10 million units worldwide. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled followed this and managed to finish in first place on multiple occa

    • Rumour
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Activision
  • News Sonic's Movie Redesign Reportedly Cost Paramount Less Than $5 Million

    Not the rumoured $35 million

    When the Sonic movie director Jeff Fowler announced the blue blur would receive a makeover, it admittedly left us wondering how much it was going to cost Paramount Pictures, financially. There was a tweet that went viral, suggesting the redesign would cost $35 million – increasing the film's total budget to $125...

    • Sonic
    • Movie
    • Paramount
    • Sega
  • Random Smash Bros. Melee Player Invents Hand-Warming GameCube Controller

    Warm-up

    Have you ever played a game of Smash Bros. until your hands were numb? Well then, this might be the controller for you. Introducing the hand-warming GameCube pad – an invention by a competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee player known as Morne, who is located in Southern California. Morne has been working on a prototype for a year now, and...

    • Random
    • GameCube
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Brand New Pokémon Sword And Shield Spirits Are Being Added To Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Gotta catch 'em all

    Following on from last week's generic Pokémon event, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now hosting a special Pokémon Sword and Shield event. The best news is it adds brand new spirits to the game! The event itself starts this Friday on 22nd November and will run for a total of five days, so you have plenty of time to catch 'em...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Pokemon
  • News Pikachu Brings Miles Of Smiles To This Year's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Bigger than its Gigantamax form?

    This year, for the 19th consecutive year in a row – no, we can't believe it either – Pikachu will be taking part in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Perhaps this gigantic Pikachu is more appropriate than ever, now that Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokémon exist. Here's the announcement via...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
    • North America
  • News Fantasy Strike Brings The Fight To All Platforms Next Month With Full Cross-Play Support

    "Sony has finally allowed us to convert to full crossplay"

    Cross-play is a great way of uniting and sustaining video game communities for prolonged periods. We've seen it in big-name titles like Fortnite and Rocket League, and as of next month, the indie fighting game Fantasy Strike will include full cross-play support. While cross-play was already...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Dungeon-Crawling RPG Moero Chronicle Hyper Is Receiving A Limited Run Physical Release On Switch

    Pre-orders open on 26th November

    Idea Factory International has teamed up with Limited Run Games to release its dungeon-crawling RPG Moero Chronicle Hyper on the Nintendo Switch in physical form. Pre-orders for the standard version of this game will start on 26th November alongside a physical pre-order of Mary Skelter 2 on the Switch and will set...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games

YesterdayTue, 19th Nov 2019

  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Galar Pokédex - Full Gen 8 List Including Returning Pokémon

    The full Galar Pokédex from Pokémon Sword and Shield

    Pokémon Sword and Shield has arrived! To celebrate, our sparkling new database below features the full Galar Pokédex, including the 81 new Gen 8 Pokémon and all the returning Pocket Monsters from previous generations - that's 400 in total! Use the tool below to find out about the new Pokémon...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Pokedex
  • Random Now People Are Blaming Pokémon Sword And Shield For Bricked Consoles

    The drama never stops

    Despite lighting up the sales charts and earning decent reviews, Pokémon Sword and Shield has been the subject of some pretty negative press recently. Some of its appears justified – such as reports that the digital version of the game is

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Random Pokémon Sword And Shield Players Are Reportedly Experiencing Issues With Their Roku Devices

    Update: A fix has arrived

    Update 2 - Tue 19th Nov, 2019 03:25 GMT: Roku has now released a fix (via The Verge): We are aware of an issue when using Nintendo Switch and the latest Pokémon game impacting a limited number of Roku devices. We are rolling out a software update to resolve it and impacted users can check for the update by going into...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Random Pokémon Sword And Shield's Ending Has A Pretty Embarrassing Mistake

    How soon before Nintendo fixes it?

    We're firmly of the opinion that Pokémon Sword And Shield – while not perfect – is a fine video game that has clearly had a lot of blood, sweat and tears invested in it. However, it would seem that in the effort to get the title to market, developer Game Freak slipped up a little when it came to creating the...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Grab A Bargain In The Switch eShop Cyber Deals Sale Starting This Friday (Europe)

    Over 150 digital discounts

    With Black Friday looming upon us, Nintendo has announced its Cyber Deals sale for 2019 and it looks to feature some choice cuts from the Switch's considerable library. We've already seen Nintendo's North American Black Friday sales plans and now Europe is getting in on the action. Over 150 games, large and small, from...

    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • Sales
  • News You'll Need Hi-tech Earbuds To Adjust The Volume In Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Find this item or go without volume sliders

    If you've been playing Pokémon Sword and Shield since it was released, you've probably already got the Hi-Tech Earbuds. If you haven't found them or heard about what they do though, you might want to keep reading. In order to adjust the volume in Sword or Shield, you'll need to first locate this in-game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield's Pokédex Contains A Dire Warning About Climate Change

    Take heed...

    Pokémon Sword And Shield may be set in a fantasy world that, in many ways, is quite different from our own, but it would seem that even the realm of Pocket Monsters has the same worries and concerns as ours – and that includes the thorny issue of global warming. The game's Pokédex is being used to illustrate the dangers of climate...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Mario Kart Tour Celebrates The Festive Season In Its Latest Update

    And updates the controls

    Lakitu's latest video for Mario Kart Tour has revealed the next big update (out today) is the Winter Tour. This update adds in the Mario Kart DS track DK Pass, three new drivers, new karts and gliders, and updates the control system. Here's a bit about the control update at the 1:30 mark: Now you can steer and drift...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
  • Review Bee Simulator - An Interesting Idea That Never Really Takes Flight

    To Bee or not to Bee? That is the question

    For many years, simulator games were previously the preserve of uber-serious players, keen to try out loving recreations of pastimes that could charitably be called dull. If a game had ‘Simulator’ in the title, it was a clear sign that it’d be an admirably straight-faced experience, with a focus on...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Bee Simulator
  • News Nintendo's Tokyo Store Is Set to Open This Friday, And It's Looking Amazing

    More merch than you can toss a Pikmin at!

    The Parco Store in Shibuya, Tokyo has been closed for renovations since spring of this year. However, that will change this Friday, November 22nd. With its grand reopening, the public will finally have access to the Nintendo Tokyo Store. Journalists in Japan have recently had the opportunity to go in and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Store
    • Japan
    • Accessories
  • News Nintendo Switch Looks Set To End PS4's Five-Year Reign In The UK

    UK Switch sales spike 30%

    For the past five years, Sony has ruled the roost in the UK hardware sales charts. The PS4 is the territory's undisputed champion with millions of consoles safely installed in millions of living rooms. However, it would seem that Nintendo's recent robust performance is going to change things up a little. Retail data...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • PS4
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leads Nintendo's Nominations For The Game Awards 2019

    Plenty of Nintendo nom nom noms

    The nominations for this year's Game Awards, the annual show hosted and organised by Geoff Keighley, have been posted and Nintendo has a good showing with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gaining a nomination for Game of the Year. One of six games to receive a nomination, the others are Remedy's Control, Hideo Kojima's...

    • The Game Awards
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Sonic X Is Headed To Netflix Next Month

    In North America, at least

    With all of this chatter regarding the upcoming live-action Sonic movie, it's easy to forget that there have been other attempts to bring the character to life outside of video games – including more than one animated cartoon series. With that in mind, it's worth noting that on December 1st, seasons one and two of Sonic...

    • Sonic
    • Netflix
    • Sega
  • Random So, Someone Made A Portable SNES Out Of... A SNES

    Because why not?

    Over the past few years, we've seen hackers and modders create some pretty impressive pieces of hardware based on existing classic systems. Portable N64s, GameCubes and even Wii Us have come and gone, each one trying to turn a beloved platform into something subtly different.

    • Random
    • Retro
    • SNES
  • News High-Quality Super Nintendo Poster Set Up For Grabs On My Nintendo (Europe)

    And go in the draw to win a SNES Mini

    Fancy some new Super Nintendo games for the Switch Online service? How about some themed posters instead? If you happen to be located in Europe, you can now redeem and order an exclusive set of posters from the My Nintendo Store. This poster set is priced at 300 Platinum Points and features three iconic SNES...

    • My Nintendo
    • SNES
    • Europe
  • Review REKT! High Octane Stunts - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Meets Rocket League

    Big stunts with tiny cars on the cheap!

    The eShop’s virtual shelves are getting ever more crowded with each passing week. Can the extremely inexpensive game REKT! possibly be anything other than another putrid attempt to break into the Switch Shovelware Hall of Shame? Get ready for a shocker: good things sometimes do come in cheap packages. There...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • REKT!
  • News Travel Back To An Alternate World War II In Broken Lines, A Tactical RPG Coming To Switch Next Year

    Are we back?

    There's a new tactical RPG coming to Switch in 'early 2020' and it's taking us back to World War II. Broken Lines takes place in a different World War II, though; an alternate WWII. How exactly it differs from the established history and timeline isn't outlined in the official press release (maybe Old Biff travelled back even further?),...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Broken Lines
  • Guide Cheapest Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite Console Deals

    Update: ASDA and Currys kick off Black Friday early in the UK

    So, you're in the market for buying a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite are you? Well, you've come to the right place. If you're hoping to pick up a deal on a Switch console - Lite or otherwise - various bundles are beginning to crop up as the one-two punch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

    • Guides
    • Deals
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
  • News The Witcher Showrunner Doesn't See "Rabid" Fans As The Enemy

    "I really want to take their enthusiasm and grow"

    Despite the fact the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher is an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's best-selling fantasy novels, there's still likely to be fans of the popular video game series tuning in next month to see Henry Cavill's performance as Geralt. Obviously, there are high expectations from...

    • The Witcher
    • Netflix
  • News Finally, We're Getting A Game Where The Objective Is To Say No Rather Than Yes

    Don't be a 'Yes Man' any longer

    We're so used to saying 'yes' to everything in video games – and life – that it's refreshing to hear that someone is actually making a game where the opposite objective is key. Say No! More from Thunderful Publishing and Studio Fizbin is exactly that; it's a title "about defending yourself against mean colleagues...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Check Out Darksiders Genesis' New Creature Core System

    Tailor the game to your style

    Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic have just released a new trailer for the upcoming Darksiders Genesis which shows off the game's innovative new "Creature Core" system. This feature allows players to upgrade their character's battle skills by collecting the titular cores after killing enemies and end-of-level bosses...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Darksiders
    • Videos
  • Anniversary Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 64 Is Now 20 Years Old In Europe

    Smashin' it mate

    It's time for the birthday bumps! Yes, with time moving irrevocably and irritatingly forward, the original Super Smash Bros. turned 20 today - or a version of it did. Having had its Japanese launch in January 1999 and its North American debut in April, Europe finally received the N64 crossover brawler on 19th November exactly two...

    • Anniversary
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo UK
    • Nintendo 64
    • Retro
  • News Beam Kirby Joins Good-Smile's Ever-Expanding Collection Of Nintendo Nendoroid Figures

    Absolutely beaming

    The Good-Smile Company has been steadily adding Nintendo characters both classic and new to its cute series of Nendoroid figures and earlier this year we saw a collection of planned figures revealed from series such as Splatoon, Fire Emblem, The Legend of Zelda an

    • Merchandise
    • Nendoroid
    • Kirby
    • Good Smile Company

Monday18th Nov 2019

  • News This Official Switch Lite Flip Cover Looks Perfect For Keeping Your Console Safe

    Update: Confirmed for UK, AUS and now North America

    Update (18th Nov, 14:45): Already confirmed for other parts of the world, we've now had word that the stylish Switch Lite Flip Cover is coming to North America on December 8th, with a retail price of $39.99. Update (3rd Sep, 10:45): Great news, folks! The official Switch Lite Flip Cover has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • News PlayStation Is Taking Part In A Japanese Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

    Yes, you read that correctly

    Japanese magazine Famitsu is holding a special 'corporate' Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament on November 22nd which involves some pretty notable companies – and the list of firms featured has thrown up a rather big surprise. Contesting the tournament alongside companies such as Sun-Star, Sugiko and Plaza is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • PlayStation
    • Japan
  • News Axed Pokémon Are Being Added To Sword And Shield By Industrious Modders

    Where there's a will...

    As we're all painfully aware by now, Pokémon Sword and Shield does not include a complete National Pokédex, and a great many veteran 'mon have been left out of the game. However, where there's a will, there's a way, and modders are already hard at work filling in the gaps where they can. Twitter user SciresM has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Luigi Almost Looked Very Different In Super Mario Odyssey

    "We considered a drastic costume change for Luigi"

    Luigi has long since moved on from being a palette-swapped second player to a fully-fledged hero in his own right – heck, he even has his own series of video games these days – but he sadly isn't a playable choice in Super Mario Odyssey, the most recent mainline Mario title. However, while he m

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Luigi
    • Super Mario
  • Review Children Of Morta - This Enjoyable Rogue-Lite Is A Family Affair

    The family that slays together stays together

    There's absolutely no shortage of excellent retro-pixel style roguelikes and rogue-lites on Switch, with the likes of Enter the Gungeon, The Binding of Isaac, Crypt of the Necrodancer and Dead Cells being just a few of

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Children Of Morta
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Beats Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order To Claim Number One Spot (UK)

    Second biggest launch for the series in the region

    Pokémon Sword and Shield has enjoyed a massive opening week in the UK sales charts, holding off Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to claim the number one spot – making it the biggest system exclusive game of 2019. Pokémon Sword on its own is the third biggest physical game launch of the year,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Jeff Kaplan Answers Which Nintendo Character He'd Most Like To See In Overwatch 2

    A link between franchises

    In a recent quick-fire video interview with Overwatch's Game Director Jeff Kaplan, Game Informer asked the Blizzard VP not only which Overwatch character he'd love to see join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster (which

    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
  • Gallery Casio Celebrates 25 Years Of Baby-G With This Amazing Pokémon Watch

    Complete with a hidden Pikachu!

    As one of gaming's leading franchises, it's no surprise that Pokémon has enjoyed some eye-catching crossover collaborations over the years – and now we've got another. To mark the 25th anniversary of its Baby-G watch range, Casio has created a limited edition watch which focuses on the 25th Pokémon in the...

    • Gallery
    • Pokemon
    • Casio
    • Merchandise
  • News A Sonic Mania-Style 'Drop Dash' Almost Made It Into Sonic 3

    New Sonic 3 prototype surfaces

    One of Sonic Mania's most unique gameplay features was the addition of a 'drop dash' move which allows characters to roll into a wrecking ball the moment they hit the ground – but it turns out we almost had this move in Sonic 3, which was released decades earlier. A prototype version of the third Sonic game has...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • Review Headsnatchers - Multiplayer Mayhem Mangled By Manky Controls

    Don’t lose your head

    Headsnatchers is a surprisingly unique party game in which you need to, er… snatch the heads off your opponent’s bodies in order to score points. This may be by kicking the head into a football (soccer to those on the other side of the pond) goal, slam-dunking the head into a basketball hoop, or climbing to the top of a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Headsnatchers

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