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  • Talking Point Does Video Game History Have A "Nintendo Problem"?

    Time Extension "Nintendo fans live in a bubble"

    Nintendo has a long history – much of it pre-dating its involvement with video games – and is responsible for some of the most famous franchises in the realm of interactive entertainment. For much of the '80s and '90s, even the word 'Nintendo' was synonymous with 'video game' for many people; in Japan, the...

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  • News LEGO Reveals New Shadow The Hedgehog Set, Launching This October

    Oh Shadow, what have they done to you?

    LEGO has today revealed a Shadow the Hedgehog bust set, which is set to be released on 1st October 2024. Retailing for £59.99 / $69.99, the 720-piece kit features Shadow's head mounted on a stand with an attachable nameplate. It all sounds rather sinister when we write it out. Fortunately, the set features...

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    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Live Threat Culprit Sentenced To One Year In Prison

    All because he kept losing at Splatoon 3

    The man charged with sending threats to Nintendo, leading to the cancellation of Tokyo's Nintendo Live event earlier this year, has been sentenced to one year in prison following a court ruling (thanks, Splatoon Torikara & Nintendo Everything). The 27-year-old individual admitted to his crimes last...

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  • News Super Mario World Lego Set Revealed, Here's A First Look

    It's been spotted in the wild, too

    It looks like another premium Mario Lego set is on the way, and this time it's based on the SNES hit Super Mario World. Following leaked images on Instagram and elsewhere, Singapore Lego Certified Store 'The Brick Shop' has uploaded this new set on its website. Pre-orders are now live, with the product scheduled...

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    • Lego
    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • Nintendo
  • News Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Says He's "Really Thrilled" About The First Lego Set

    The Deku Tree is the "first element" represented in bricks

    After ongoing rumours, The Legend of Zelda 'Great Deku Tree 2-in-1' set was finally confirmed earlier this year in May. Lego and Nintendo originally shared photos and price details about the set, and now in a new article on Lego's official website, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has...

    • Zelda
    • Lego
    • Eiji Aonuma
  • News Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Dev Aspyr Shows Off Boba Fett Easter Egg

    "We've brought this new easter egg to life"

    In case you missed it, Aspyr is reviving the 2003 game Star Wars: Bounty Hunter next week on 1st August. Ahead of the game's return on the Nintendo Switch, the developer has revealed the new Boba Fett skin. The story behind this skin was recently explained on the PlayStation Blog by Apsyr's director of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Star Wars
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Switch Online Adds Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Icons

    Wave 1 is available now

    To celebrate the recent launch of Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, a new batch of icons have been released for the Switch Online service. The first wave is now officially underway and will be available until 31st July 2024. NSO Icons Alerts on social media has shared a closer look at what's on offer in Wave 1, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • Nintendo
  • News SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos Switch Physical Releases Announced

    Limited Run and Pix'n Love will be distributing

    Update [Thu 25th Jul, 2024 01:35 BST]: Pix'n Love Games has now shared a first look at the Collector's Edition and Deluxe Edition of SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos. The Collector's Edition is limited to 1000 copies for Switch and PS4, and includes a copy of the game, reversible cover, an official Neo Geo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNK
    • Capcom
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayWed, 24th Jul 2024

  • Review Bō: Path Of The Teal Lotus (Switch) - Charm Meets Challenge In This Gorgeous Metroidvania

    More tea, vicar?

    Metroidvania fans seem to be living through a golden age. Hollow Knight and the Ori series, indie hits of the last decade, have established themselves as all-time classics, spurring on a horde of imitators, tributes, and new ideas. Even just 2024’s entries range from the imaginative, lo-fi hit Animal Well to the lavishly presented

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  • Random Nintendo's New 'Button Collection' Toys Can Be Used For Real Controller Repairs

    Can we fix it?

    Yesterday, Nintendo revealed a new range of gashapon fidget toys based on the SNES, N64 and GameCube controllers. We were quick to throw in the Futurama "Take my money!" gif after an initial glance (even though they are still only available in Japan for the time being), but, on closer inspection, it turns out they are even cooler than...

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    • Merch
  • News All Humble Games Staff Reportedly Laid Off As Publisher Announces "Restructuring"

    Insists it is "not shutting down"

    The entire staff of Humble Games, the publisher behind such games as Unpacking, Slay the Spire, and Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus, has been the subject of a mass layoff, according to LinkedIn posts from affected staff members. The news came to light after staff posted announcing that their time with the studio has come...

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  • Hands On Zelda, But With Mind-Bending Perspective Puzzles - We Take 'Cassette Boy' For A Spin

    Giant cube-shaped cat fights and "The Schrödinger System"

    BitSummit, held in Kyoto every sweltering hot summer, plays host to an incredible amount of indie developers from across the globe. As you might expect, it can be rather hard to stand out – so much so that it was even difficult for us to curate a list of impressive Switch games down to...

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  • Random We'd Kill A Bokoblin To Get This Zelda: BOTW Switch Cartridge Case

    Better than finding opals, anyway

    One of the coolest examples of the emergent gameplay in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the selection of outposts scattered throughout Hyrule, largely comprised of Bokoblins and other hapless beasts. Defeating them would unlock a nearby treasure chest, often containing a variety of goods including...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News One Of Nintendo's Unsung Preservation Heroes Gets Credit In Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

    Time Extension Tomohiro Kawase is something of a legend

    Tomohiro Kawase might not be as famous as Shigeru Miyamoto or Takashi Tezuka, but he's had quite a notable career behind the scenes during his time with the company. His first credit with Nintendo was in 1998 on Pocket Monsters Stadium, and since then, his work has focused largely on emulators, working...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Emulation
    • Game Preservation
  • News Nintendo Strips Team Jackpot Of Splatoon 3 World Championship Win

    "acted in a manner not in line with our Community Guidelines"

    Nintendo has stripped the team that won the recent 2024 Splatoon 3 World Championships of its first place win following evidence of racist behaviour from "certain members of team Jackpot". In an official statement released by the official Nintendo Versus account on Twitter, the company...

    • Nintendo
    • Splatoon
  • Random The New Denpa Men Is Getting Roasted For Its Translation Issues

    "Hot spring suddenly became hot"

    The New Denpa Men is now available to download for free via the Nintendo Switch eShop, but the game's English translation is currently getting roasted by users online. Some folks are even going so far as to say that the game has been machine-translated with little to no human contribution. Honestly, after playing...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Xeno Crisis Scores A "Physical And Digital" GBA Release, Pre-Orders Live

    Includes a "free ROM download"

    Well, here's something you don't see every day! The arena shooter Xeno Crisis, which launched on the Switch eShop in 2019 (and has already been released on multiple retro platforms), is getting a "physical and digital" release for the Game Boy Advance in Q4 2024. Pr

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Game Boy Advance
    • GBA
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mortal Kombat 1 New DLC Fighter Update Out Now, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Takeda Takahashi is back

    Update [Wed 24th Jul, 2024 04:05 BST]: Mortal Kombat 1's new update is now live. Most notably it adds Takeda Takahashi as a new DLC fighter and Ferra as a new Kameo Fighter. There's also some additional content (including classic skins), and on top of this, it comes with a bunch of general fixes and character-specific...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mortal Kombat
    • DLC
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  • News Mario + Rabbids Director Davide Soliani Leaves Ubisoft After 25 Years

    "Thanks a lot for everything, truly"

    Davide Soliani, the creative director for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and its sequel, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, has announced he has left Ubisoft after 25 years. Posted on social media, the announcement states "After 25 years, 11 of which beautifully spent working with Nintendo on Mario+Rabbids along...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Super Mario
  • News Dragon Quest Creator On The Challenge Of Silent Protagonists In Modern Gaming

    "If you make a protagonist who just stands there, they will look like an idiot"

    The silent protagonist is a hotly debated topic among RPG enthusiasts. Usually acting as a stand-in for the player, this character is usually the lead, although they have no (or very little) dialogue, and can only interact with characters through basic dialogue options...

    • Square Enix
    • Dragon Quest
  • News koROBO Devs Don't Want Fans To Approach Game As A New Chibi-Robo

    "this is its own very different sort of game"

    Tiny Wonder Studio, the new development team behind the upcoming koROBO, has stressed that the project is very different from the Chibi-Robo series and that fans shouldn't go into it expecting a similar experience. This comes via a new interview from our friends at VGC, during which co-directors Kenichi...

    • Kickstarter
    • Japan
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Weekly Challenges #2 Now Live

    Test your speedrunning skills in five different games

    Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition has been out for less than a week and Nintendo is already rolling out a new batch of weekly challenges. This time you'll be competing in NES classics like Metroid, Super Mario Bros., and Donkey Kong. As you can see below there are two normal and two hard...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
  • News Shadows Of The Damned: Hella Remastered Confirms Halloween Launch In New Trailer

    "See you in Hell"

    Back in March, Grasshopper Manufacture announced Shadows of the Damned: Hella Remastered would be coming to the Switch at some point in 2024. In a new update today, it's revealed the game will launch on the Switch and multiple other platforms on 31st October 2024 (aka Halloween). Fans can look forward to additional "all-new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Pokémon Company Reveals Special Pikachu Promo Card For World Championships 2024

    Several ways to add it to your lineup

    We are officially on the run-up to the Pokémon World Championships which are set to kick off at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu from 16th-18th August. We're so close, in fact, that The Pokémon Company has revealed this year's special tie-in promo card, and it's pretty sweet. The basic Pikachu...

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Tuesday23rd Jul 2024

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Puzzle Games

    Piecing it together

    Updated with Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure and The Star Named EOS. Enjoy! From the very beginning, Nintendo handhelds have been a powerhouse in the puzzle genre, championing games that might have been lost in the bombastic, graphics-obsessed arena of home consoles. Switch’s bridging of the portable/home console divide...

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  • News Nintendo Expands 'Controller Button Collection' In Japan With SNES, N64 & GameCube Keychains

    Pushing buttons

    Nintendo Japan has today revealed six new designs joining the 'Controller Button Collection' — a range of miniature fidget cube-like keychains inspired by classic Nintendo controllers. On top of the initial NES and Famicom designs, the collection now also includes buttons and sticks based on the SNES, N64 and GameCube. There are...

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  • News Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Receives A New Switch Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    More improvements to frame rate and stability

    The RPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes wasn't in the best state when it first arrived on the Switch but the team behind the game has slowly improved the experience over time. Following a patch earlier this month, the "DAY60 Patch" has now been rolled out for all platforms including the Switch. This...

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    • Switch eShop
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  • Review The Star Named EOS (Switch) – A Sparkling Puzzler With A Sincere Story

    Starry-eyed

    Photos capture a moment in time with full objectivity. They can defy our version of events, and settle ‘that’s not how it happened’ arguments. In these cases, you could say fitting a photo into one’s memory becomes a…puzzle. For this review’s sake, please think about that metaphor, because it's the premise of The Star Named...

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  • News The New Denpa Men Surpasses 100,000 Downloads In One Day

    "Thank you for your continued support"

    Genius Sonority has announced that its free-to-play title The New Denpa Men surpassed 100,000 downloads on its release day. The publisher and developer shared this news on Twitter, thanking "all those who have downloaded the game so quickly". And 100,000 downloads is nothing to be scoffed at. The New Denpa...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
  • News Red Art Games Has Fallen Victim To A Significant Cyberattack

    Multiple customer details compromised

    Red Art Games has announced that it has fallen victim to a significant cyberattack in which multiple customer details have been compromised. The company confirms that all bank details are safe, but details including email addresses and shipping addresses have been affected. It has also confirmed that shipments,...

    • Red Art Games
    • Business
    • Legal
  • UK Charts Luigi's Mansion 2 HD Stands Firm While Sales Shake Things Up

    Remastered strength

    After a brief delay, the latest UK charts are in and while all of the familiar faces remain at the top, Prime Day sales have shaken things up elsewhere. The top three are unchanged this time around, with Hogwarts Legacy, EA Sports FC 24 and Luigi's Mansion 2 HD claiming the podium. The only real surprises in the top ten this...

    • UK Charts
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
  • News Nintendo Reminds Us Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Is Now 20 Years Old

    The GameCube classic debuted in 2004

    Nintendo doesn't tend to acknowledge the GameCube too often, but it has made a special exception this week, reminding followers on social media accounts about one important anniversary. Yes, today marks, the 20th anniversary of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door on the GameCube in Japan. This classic is often...

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    • Paper Mario
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  • News Capcom Says It's Always Considering What's Next For Mega Man

    "Mega Man is one of our highly-valued IPs"

    Mega Man has received a lot of collections in recent years, but there hasn't actually been a new mainline entry in the series since the release of Mega Man 11 in 2018. It seems there is no need to worry though, as Capcom has once again reassured fans that this classic series is still a big part of its plans...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Mega Man
  • Reminder SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos Is Now Available For Switch

    Another star-studded crossover returns

    After a surprise announcement at EVO 2024, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos is now officially available on the Switch eShop for $19.99 / £17.99. This release revives the 2003 arcade hit and brings it back "better than ever" with 36 iconic characters, brand-new rollback netcode and tournament modes, a new hitbox...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • SNK
    • Capcom
    • Reminders
  • News Capcom Currently Has No Plans To End Physical Game Support

    Firm cites significant user demand

    During Capcom's 45th General Shareholders meeting, the firm confirmed that it currently has no plans to end support for physical media. The firm stated that due to a "significant number of end users" currently demanding physical games, it does not expect to "eliminate physical products". This will no doubt come as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Business
  • News Official Lego Fortnite Sets Revealed, Launching In October

    Includes £90 Battle Bus set

    Update [Tue 23rd Jul, 2024 15:20]: Lego has officially revealed four upcoming sets based on Fortnite. We've got the Battle Bus for £89.99, the Llama Supply for £34.99, the Durr Burger for £12.99, and the 18+ Peely Bone set for £89.99. All sets will launch on 1st October 2024. <products id="27199">...

    • Fortnite
    • Lego
  • News Warner Bros. Games Acquires 'MultiVersus' Developer

    Following reports of NetherRealm layoffs

    It's been a challenging year for the games industry and following last week's story about potential Mortal Kombat studio layoffs, Warner Bros. Games has now announced it's acquired Player First Games. This studio might not necessarily be a household name, but it released its first game MultiVersus in May...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Warner Bros
    • Industry
  • News 'Splatterbot' Is A Potent Mix Of Splatoon And Boomerang Fu

    4-player local mayhem

    Hey! Kookaburra, comprised of solo developer Nathan Moore, has revealed Splatterbot, a local multiplayer title in which you take on the role of a rogue cleaning robot whose goal is to make as much mess as possible. Taking on the general premise of Splatoon's Turf War mode. but with the aesthetic of Boomerang Fu, you play with...

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    • Switch eShop

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