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TodayMon, 25th Oct 2021

  • Feature LEGO Designer Reveals Why The Super Mario 64 Set Is A '?' And Not An '!'

    "With ? Blocks, you never know what you’ll find inside"

    The Lego Super Mario 64 ? Block got Nintendo fans all hot under the collar when it was announced on social media. Its clever folding design in particular provides a real wow moment, as the innocuous block unfolds to reveal intricate, microscale recreations of iconic levels from Super Mario...

    • Features
    • LEGO
    • Super Mario
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo
  • Poll N64 And Sega Genesis Nintendo Switch Online Games Launch Today - Which Will You Play First?

    Will you be grabbing the Expansion Pack?

    Today sees the launch of the Expansion Pack for Nintendo Switch Online, an extension of the current subscription service that adds a library of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis / Mega Drive titles, as well as the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise DLC. Op

    • Poll
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Retro
  • News Tormented Souls Arrives On Switch In Early 2022

    Tackle the horrors of fixed perspective camera angles

    This game is rated 18 and the trailer above has some brief nudity, though it is not age-gated on YouTube. We've shared a few updates on Tormented Souls throughout the year, with publisher PQube along with development teams at Dual Effect and Abstract Digital Works showcasing its brand of horror...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Mega Drive Mini Is Getting Another Accessory Which Does Absolutely Nothing

    Well, apart from look nice, that is

    Update: Well, our Mega Drive Tower Mini Zero unit has arrived from Japan, and guess what? Yup, it does nothing. But gosh darn it, it sure looks gorgeous at the same time. The Mega Drive Tower Mini Zero comes with a bunch of plastic cartridges (that do nothing) as well as a Sega Card (that does nothing, too). It...

    • Sega
    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
    • Japan
  • News Uh-Oh, One Of Mario Party Superstars' Mini-Games Sounds Like A Joy-Con Drift Nightmare

    "Do not rotate it with the palm of your hand"

    Those of you with good memories might recall that when the original Mario Party launched on the Nintendo 64, the mini-game 'Tug o' War' attracted some rather unwanted attention in the press, with players apparently picking up injuries after furiously spinning the N64's analogue stick using their palms...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Party
    • N64
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sir Trevor McDonald Will Be The GamesMaster In Revived Show

    A perfect choice

    If you're not British and of-a-certain-age GamesMaster may have passed you by; it was a hugely fun TV show that no doubt contributed to the mainstream image of gaming in the UK. Beyond its quirky challenges, occasionally feisty competitions and plenty of humour, a memorable part of the show was Sir Patrick Moore appearing as The...

    • GamesMasters
    • UK
  • Random Nintendo Rejected Samus Voice Acting In Metroid Prime For Being "Too Sexual And Sensual"

    "They're very, very particular about vocal sounds"

    Podcaster Reece Reilly – AKA: Kiwi Talks – has been discussing the development of past Metroid games with the people who made them for some time now, having previously chatted to the likes of Mike Wikan and Bryan Walker. More recently, he sat down with Clark Wen, who was Audio Director on

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    • Metroid
    • Metroid Prime
  • Rumour Warner Working On A Smash Bros. Imitator With Batman, Gandalf And, Er, Shaggy

    It's what Tolkien would have wanted

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has had its final hurrah, and will now gracefully ride off into a sunset of acclaim, arguments about Sora and competitive tournaments. Nintendo's platform fighter (for that's the genre name) leads the way in that particular kingdom, but it has had to face down some challengers. Recently...

    • Rumour
    • Warner Bros.
    • Smash Bros.
  • News UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Takes Switch Lead As Metroid Dread Drops To Seventh

    An underwhelming launch for My Friend Peppa Pig

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 23rd October, showing the return of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as the lead Switch exclusive, with Metroid Dread falling back but remaining in the top 10. The entire top three otherwise has a familiar feel, with FIFA 22 and Far Cry 6 maintaining first and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News My Nintendo Adds Some Rather Nice Metroid Dread Wallpapers

    One of them is free, too

    With Metroid Dread now out in the wild and having established itself, it's no doubt earned plenty of fans and continues to prompt interesting debates about where it stands within the iconic series. For those that have enjoyed it a lot, My Nintendo has added some affordable rewards that may be tempting. The loyalty service...

    • Metroid
    • My Nintendo
  • News "I Don't Think The Switch Needs A More Powerful Version" Says 'World War Z' Lead Designer

    "Nintendo consoles were never about hardware"

    With Switch now well into its fourth year on sale and rumours swirling that an enhanced model is expected in 2022, it's understandable that some developers will already be considering what's around the corner when it comes to bringing their titles to Nintendo's hybrid console

    • Nintendo Switch

YesterdaySun, 24th Oct 2021

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Roguelikes, Roguelites And Run-Based Games

    Like Rogue?

    When it comes to modern video games, there are few more polarising terms than 'roguelike'. That divisive descriptor draws some players like moths to a flame, while others run a mile at the mere whisper of it. These days, it often feels like 'roguelike'--which refers to dungeon crawler Rogue from 1980--is attached to every other indie...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Roguelike
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
    • Best Switch Games
  • News Switch OLED Model Rates 2 Out Of 10 On Screen Durability Scratch Test

    You might want to get a screen protector

    The Nintendo Switch OLED has been out for a handful of weeks now, and if you haven't already applied a screen protector - you really should. While Nintendo claims the screen is made out of glass, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything (via VGC) has now put the new screen to the test and it's only got 2/10 for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
    • Nintendo
  • News Mario Party Superstars Leaks Online Ahead Of Next Week's Official Launch

    Game arrives on October 29th

    Another high-profile Nintendo Switch release has been leaked onto the internet nearly a week out from its launch. This time around it's Mario Party Superstars, which officially arrives on the Switch on 29th October. It follows on from the leak of Metroid Dread earlier this month. If you are trying to avoid any...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario
  • Review Dying Light Platinum Edition - A Solid Switch Port That'll Please Portable Players

    Dead good

    Note: Dying Light Platinum Edition is unavailable on Switch eShop in Europe at the time of writing pending an issue with the game being banned in Germany. In 2011, Techland released Dead Island on most seventh generation consoles to mostly positive reception. Still, Dead Island had never quite been the game that Techland envisioned it to...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Charles Martinet Wants To Voice Mario For As Long As He Possibly Can

    "I want to voice Mario until I drop dead"

    Chris Pratt might have been cast as the voice of Super Mario in Illumination's upcoming animated movie - due out next year, but for the good majority of Nintendo fans around the world, the original voice of Mario will always be Charles Martinet. Although he voiced Nintendo's mascot before the N64 era, his...

    • Super Mario
    • Charles Martinet
    • Nintendo
  • Gallery Another Look At Haunted Chocolatier - The New Game From Stardew Valley's Creator

    Sweetness awaits

    ConcernedApe's farming and lifestyle sim Stardew Valley has experienced a tremendous amount of success - shifting over 15 million copies to date, but it's time to move on. His next game, as you might have already seen, has now been officially revealed. It's called Haunted Chocolatier and at this stage seems to be a little bit of...

    • Gallery
    • Stardew Valley
  • Talking Point Five Years On From The Frenzy Of 'NX' Becoming The Switch

    The more things change, the more they stay the same

    This week marked five years (yikes) since the mysterious Nintendo 'NX' became the Switch. It was a pretty big deal and, to the relief of Nintendo, it was received well. Let's be honest, the reaction wasn't going to be worse than the Wii U E3 reveal, when most follow-up questions were "so is the...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Resident Evil's Chris Redfield And Jill Valentine Drop Into Fortnite

    Available now

    We've seen Fortnite team up with Capcom's Street Fighter series, and now it's Resident Evil's turn. Yes, that's right - S.T.A.R.S. veterans Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine are dropping into the island to face off against 'The Sideways' Cube Monsters' and other opponents in battle. You'll be able to get the 'S.T.A.R.S. Team Set' from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Resident Evil
    • Capcom

Saturday23rd Oct 2021

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch FPS Games

    Lock and load

    Nintendo Switch's bulging catalogue of games covers practically every genre, and First-Person Shooters are no exception. It's a welcome change because Nintendo systems have historically lagged a little behind other consoles in the FPS field despite hosting some classics. After all, GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark helped define the FPS...

    • Guides
    • Switch Essentials
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Best Switch Games
  • News Blizzard Has Officially Renamed Overwatch's McCree

    Say hello to Cole Cassidy

    As you might recall, Blizzard announced it would be changing the name McCree - the popular cowboy gunslinger in its team-based first-person shooter, Overwatch. In case you missed the original announcement, the character was named after one of the now ex-employees linked to the recent harassment and discrimination lawsuit -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
  • Poll The Hype For Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Is High, Is It In Your Switch Plans?

    And can it live up to that hype?

    Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition getting official release details, along with a trailer and lots of screens, was certainly the standout and dominant news item at the end of the week. Perhaps counter to expectations the visual overhaul is a bit more than a simple upscale, with the footage loo

    • Poll
    • Features
    • GTA
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Now That Smash Is Complete, Sakurai Doesn't Have To Worry About What He Shares On Social Media

    An Among Us photo would have been sus a month ago

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be the greatest crossover video game of all time, but it's been far from easy for the game's director Masahiro Sakurai over the years. Apart from health issues and struggles when adding certain fighters - whenever he appeared on a show, did an interview, or posted...

    • Random
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Crysis 2 & 3 Remastered Have Received A Switch Patch, Here Are Full Details

    Crisis averted

    Crytek's Crysis Remastered Trilogy arrived on the Nintendo Switch recently and while we thought it was pretty impressive, there's definitely some issues present. Fortunately, the developer has heard players' feedback and has now resolved a lot of the reported problems (specifically tied to the remastered version of Crysis 2 and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Video 20 Secrets Of Kingdom Hearts' Sora In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Did you spot any?

    It's been quite an exciting week in the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the arrival of the final fighter Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series. Now that we've had some time to see what this new and final addition to the game's roster is all about, our American-based video producer, Zion Grassl, has put on his Kingdom Hearts...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Kingdom Hearts
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 23rd)

    Tell us your weekend gaming plans

    We made it through another week, well done everyone! There was a varied slate of news this week, with one of the slightly disappointing stories being allegations of poor management practices at Metroid Dread developer MercurySteam, but in happier news we also had the arrival of Sora in Smash, we confirmed that

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Flame In The Flood Developer Acquired By CD Projekt Group

    Studio already working on "ambitious project" based on CDP IP

    The Polish video game company CD Projekt Group - known for titles such as The Witcher III and Cyberpunk 2077 - has acquired the US-based developer The Molasses Flood. This studio is perhaps best known for the survival-building base games The Flame in the Flood, and more recently Drake...

    • Industry
    • Nintendo Switch

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