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  • News Spiritfarer Version 1.14 Is Ready To Download, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    New life breathed into the game

    Thunder Lotus' beautiful management sim all about death and the afterlife — Spiritfarer — has received a brand new update, and it's a big one in terms of fixes. Luckily for fans across the globe, many of the tweaks in the update involve fixing typos and errors in multiple languages. At the end of last year, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Antonblast Looks Like The Wario Land Successor We've Been Begging For

    Back it now on Kickstarter

    It's been nearly 14 ruddy years since we last got a proper Wario Land game. Of course, the WarioWare series is fantastic too, and we'd love to see it continue to thrive, but we'd be lying if we said we didn't miss the classic platforming gameplay of the core Wario Land series. While Nintendo doesn't seem to be in any rush...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Fan Creates Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island For "Ugly" Villagers

    No pretty ones allowed

    The Animal Crossing series is known for its cute and cuddly vibes. You wake up, go fishing, talk to villagers, and generally have a lovely time. But with such a large cast of characters, players all have their own favourites, and many of the animals are created to reflect real breeds of that particular animal, or even...

    • Random
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Here's A Look At Follower Quests In Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

    They're better at the game than us

    Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a 'massive expansion' for the game, is creeping ever closer. Due on 30th June, it'll add a whole lot of content and also new features, one of which is Follower Quests. Revealed in a Digital Event for the game earlier this month, these are single-player only and involve you heading...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • DLC
    • Sunbreak
  • News Take-Two Raises Eyebrows With Lavish Praise For FIFA Brand

    FIFA 2K24, anyone..?

    Last week, EA's long-term partnership with FIFA came to an end, with EA rebranding its football franchise as 'EA Sports FC'. FIFA subsequently stated that it will work with other developers using the FIFA brand going forwards, and it looks like one of those could be Take-Two Interactive. In a discussion with

    • FIFA
    • 2K
    • Take-Two
    • EA
  • News Guild Of Dungeoneering Brings Doodled Dungeon Crawling To Switch This Week

    The Ultimate Edition lands

    Gambrinous has revealed that it's bringing the adorable hand-drawn dungeon crawler Guild Of Dungeoneering Ultimate Edition to Switch! Released back on Steam in 2015, fans have been begging to see a Switch version since the console launched, and now, Gambrinous can deliver the goods on 19th May and will be playable in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News 'Hyrule Highlands II' Is Classic Zelda Music With Celtic And Folk Flair

    That's Celtic with a hard 'C'

    Game music is, pleasingly, getting increased recognition and appreciation for its role in the industry. So many of our favourite experiences are enhanced and in part defined by the soundtrack, and we can see this in the love shown towards iconic tracks. Fan-made performances and arrangements are easy to find, and some...

    • Music
    • Zelda
  • News Newly-Translated Article Reveals Sega And Nintendo's Worries Of A '90s Atari-Style Crash

    “It’s almost like a return of the 1982 Atari Shock"

    Many of us think of the '90s as the golden age of video games. The Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis / Mega Drive were brimming with a huge variety of games. But when Sony's PlayStation hit in 1995, it was an indication of another huge shake-up in the video game industry — though even then,...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Sega
    • Nintendo
  • News Take-Two Interactive Plans On Releasing 8 'New Iterations' Of Past Games

    More remasters could be on the way to Switch

    Take-Two Interactive, the holding company responsible for such studios as Rockstar Games, 2K, and Private Division, has announced via its financial report that it plans on releasing 8 'new iterations of previously released titles' over the course of FY2023 - FY2025. While the terminology itself is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Take-Two
    • Rockstar
    • 2K
  • News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Trick Lets You Take Your Horse Up Death Mountain

    Freeze, I said freeze!

    Glitches and tricks for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild just keep on coming, don't they? The latest, from prolific glitch enthusiast channel Gaming Reinvented, allows you to take your horse to places it's never been before: up a mountain full of hot, flaming lava. The trick essentially allows you to semi-permanently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Glitch
  • Random Sorry GameCube, LeBron James Likes The Nintendo 64 More

    The King has spoken

    King James, otherwise known as the Los Angeles Lakers' player LeBron James, recently held a Q&A on Twitter, and unsurprisingly there were a number of video game questions thrown at the basketball superstar. One, in particular, that's already received quite a bit of attention on social media is a question from the technology...

    • Random
    • GameCube
    • N64
    • Nintendo 64
    • Retro
  • PSA Rocket League's New Cross-Platform Voice Chat Is Enabled By Default

    "This is honestly a scary thing"

    Psyonix's free-to-play title Rocket League has received a new update, and it's made "voice chat" available across all platforms. While this kind of update is normally a welcome one within many online communities, in the case of Rocket League, not everyone is overjoyed by this new update. Some members of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • Rocket League
    • PSA
  • News Pokémon HOME's Diamond & Pearl And Legends: Arceus Compatibility Update Scheduled For This Week

    Version 2.0 incoming

    At the end of last week, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced the cloud storage service Pokémon HOME would finally be receiving an update to make it compatible with the most recent entries in the series Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus. While an exact date wasn't shared, it

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Pokémon
  • News Sega Releases New Sonic Origins Gameplay Footage, Out On Switch This June

    See Super Sonic, Knuckles and more in action...

    Sonic Origins speeds onto the Nintendo Switch next month, and if you're eager to see more footage of the blue blur's new 4-in-1 collection, you've come to the right place. Sega's shared some brand new footage of the game during South Korea's Rulicon online broadcast last weekend. It showcases the game...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Man Rescues "Abandoned" Nintendogs, Becomes Viral Sensation On TikTok

    Update: See how the story ends

    Update [Tue 17th May, 2022 01:30 BST]: TikTok user Ben 'bennypvideo' Pollard has now uploaded part four and part five (the final chapter) of this story. In the final part, he decides to rehome the dogs. You can see how the entire story unfolds on YouTube or watch the last segment below: Original story [Wed 4th May,...

    • Random
    • DS
    • Nintendo DS
    • Nintendogs

YesterdayMon, 16th May 2022

  • Guide Where To Buy Nintendo Switch eShop Credit, Gift Cards And Online Membership

    Update: Get discounted eShop credit at our store

    Update (May, 2022): We're currently offering 10% off $50 Switch eShop credit vouchers at our very own store. Simply hit the link below, add the product to your basket (US only, sorry!), and enter code NLIFE10 at checkout to get this deal. Note: The 10% off code isn't limited to a single purchase, so...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
    • eShop
  • Random Many At Retro Studios Weren't 'Excited' To Work On Mario Kart 7

    Studio was brought in to assist development

    It's widely known at this point that Retro Studios - famed for the Metroid Prime series and for reviving Donkey Kong Country - was recruited by Nintendo to help out on development for the 3DS release of Mario Kart 7. The developer had just wrapped work on Donkey Kong Country Returns and according to...

    • Nintendo
    • Mario Kart
    • Retro Studios
    • 3DS
  • Talking Point In An Age Of Endless Delays, Nintendo's First-Party Flow Is Extraordinary

    The hits keep coming

    When Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp was postponed earlier this year in response to current events in Ukraine, there was an interesting perspective that did the rounds. It meant a longer than normal gap between Nintendo retail titles, and we'd have to wait — gasp — for a few weeks to play Kirby and the Forgotten Land...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News You Can Play Mario Kart 64 In Glorious HD Thanks To This Fan-Made Texture Pack

    Yippee!

    The Nintendo 64 fan scene has been pretty darn busy lately, with the Zelda: Ocarina of Time PC port finally launching — and getting a shed-load of fun and unusual mods — and even more games rumoured to be made available through reverse engineering. Next on the list, however, is a very smooth and shiny update to a pa

    • Mario Kart
    • N64
    • Retro
    • Mod
  • News Fall Guys Is Going Free-To-Play, Comes To Switch This Summer With Cross-Play And A Huge Update

    Wait, Summer? Not... Fall? Aw.

    Fall Guys is going free-to-play, according to a Big Announcement livestream that premiered today. As of June 21st, 2022, Fall Guys Season 1 will be free on all consoles, for all players. Anyone who already purchased the game will be entitled to a free Legacy Pack, which includes: Three Costumes (Veggie Dog, Regal,...

    • Fall Guys
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mediatonic
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Updates
  • Random Stop Calling Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl A 'Smash-Killer', Pleads Lead Artist

    "I'd really rather you not"

    When Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl launched on the Switch in October 2021, the comparisons to a certain Nintendo platform fighter were natural and inevitable. Heck, we spent our review trying — and admittedly failing — to avoid the obvious similarity to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Indeed, when a game comes out that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nickelodeon
    • Random
  • News Watch A Full Match Of Mario Strikers: Battle League From Nintendo France

    Kicking off soon

    Nintendo France has shared brand new gameplay footage for the upcoming Mario Strikers: Battle League, the first Mario Strikers title in the series for 15 years. In fact, this new footage is the first time we've seen a full match play out in-game. Next Level Games' soccer game looks like it will be retaining the energy and character...

    • Mario
    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Soundfall - A Beat-Based Shooter That Can't Hit The High Notes But Still Rocks

    Sounds good

    When playing an instrument, it can be thrilling to finally nail that song that you’ve been trying to master for some time. Rhythm games are built on this concept, challenging you to replay levels as many times as needed until you get it perfect. Sometimes rhythm mechanics even work well in other genres — just look at how Runner3...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Indie Horror Dev Launches Kickstarter To Create A Game For Pokémon Mini

    Pokémon Silver Falls

    Hands up — who had a Pokémon Mini back in the day? The microconsole launched in 2001 in Japan and North America — right before the GameCube came out — and the following year in Europe. it came in three colours, had ten games released for it (only 4 made it to America, with an additional game coming to Europe), and is...

    • Random
    • Pokémon
    • Kickstarter
    • Retro
  • News Meet Your Nopon Party Members In Xenoblade Chronicles 3

    Riku and Manana team up

    The official Japanese Xenoblade account is spoiling us again today with some more juicy details on the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Today, we've got a few more details on the two lead Nopon characters from the game — Riku and Manana. Nopon's are the adorable (or annoying, depending on who you ask) mascot characters for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Xenoblade
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • News Capcom Showcases New Weapon Skills For Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

    More stuff to forget when a big monster is leaping at you

    Monster Hunter Rise is a marvellous videogame, but on 30th June it'll (hopefully) get even better with the arrival of its 'massive expansion' - Sunbreak. The DLC will add a new location, cast, additional and overhauled monsters, along with some interesting gameplay tweaks and mechanics. In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Monster Hunter
  • News Splatoon 3's Newest Sub-Weapon Is Called The 'Angle Shooter'

    Tripwires, but with ink

    Splatoon 3 can't seem to keep a lid on the pot at the moment in terms of updates and weapons, and today, Nintendo has revealed a brand new sub-weapon for the upcoming ink shooter. Called the Angle Shooter, the best way we can describe this gun is that it seems to set up tripwires. Aiming the gun at the wall, the ink bounces...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Splatoon
  • UK Charts Nintendo Switch Sports Is Number One For A Third Week

    Kirby tilts 'n' tumbles out of the top 20

    It's a very similar story in this week's UK charts. The top two spots remain unchanged for the third week in a row — Nintendo Switch Sports and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga's universal appeal means they are the top two selling boxed games this week. Third and fourth are also exactly the same as last...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK Charts
    • UK
    • Charts
  • News Feast Your Eyes On Disney Speedstorm's Newest Course

    Be our guest

    Gameloft has given us a sneak peek at its latest track for the upcoming free-to-play racer, Disney Speedstorm. In a teaser video shared on Twitter and YouTube, it looks like we're going to Beast's Castle, as the racers swerve past the Enchanted Rose and between teacups in this Beauty and the Beast-inspired course. The track looks like...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Disney
  • News The Wholesome Direct Returns With News On Coffee Talk, PuffPals, And Moomins

    Moomincredible news

    What do cats, frogs, birds, witches, and snow-white Finnish teddy-bear-things all have in common? That's right! They're all wholesome, a sort-of game genre that has blossomed over the past few years. Wholesome games are all about prioritising fun, friendship, and relaxation — and they'll all be in the next Wholesome Direct...

    • Wholesome
    • Indie
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ukrainian Studio Frogwares Receives Epic MegaGrant

    Funds will help relocate employees to safer areas in Ukraine

    Ukrainian developer Frogwares, famous for its work on such titles as Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter and The Sinking City, has received a 'MegaGrant' from Epic Games. With headquarters located in the capital city of Kyiv, the studio has stated in a Twitter post that the MegaGrant...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Frogwares
    • Sherlock Holmes
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Online Challenge' Kicks Off This Month (Europe)

    My Nintendo Gold Points up for grabs

    Nintendo is set to launch a 'European Online Challenge' for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with the event running from 18:00 to 21:00 (CEST) / 17:00 to 20:00 (BST) on May 20th, 2022. The event allows participants to compete in 1 vs 1 matches via the 'Online Tourney' menu; players will be limited to two lives with...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Europe
  • News Part Fort, Part Nite, All Cop: Robocop Is Now In Fortnite

    And so is Ali-A, who is not a robot or a cop

    The latest IP crossover is (rolls dice) Robocop in (rolls dice) Fortnite, which means that the ultimate showdown is now possible: Robocop vs The Terminator vs Alien vs Predator. This is what the multiverse has been working up to, surely. The Robocop outfit will include the LEG-209 Back Bling, which can...

    • Movies
    • Fortnite
    • Epic
    • Updates
    • DLC

Sunday15th May 2022

  • Feature Nintendo Switch OLED Model Vs Steam Deck

    Which of these expensive monsters belongs on your credit card bill?

    When Valve announced that it planned to make a handheld called the Steam Deck, it was immediately compared to the Nintendo Switch. You can understand that kneejerk reaction. They both let you play “proper games” on the go, they share a similar shape, and they would both have you...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Steam Deck
  • News Atlus Wants To Know If You Would Like More Nintendo Switch Games

    It's open to ports, remakes and new releases

    It's that time of year again when Atlus releases its annual survey - asking fans about their gaming habits as well as what games and series they would like to see more of in the future. This time around, there's also an English version of the survey open to residents in North America. You can still...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atlus
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector's Edition Goodies To Ship At A "Later Date" (Europe)

    It might be a similar rollout in North America

    We've got an update for the European Xenoblade fans out there. According to Nintendo UK's official website, the extra contents of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector's Edition won't be released in time for the game's new launch date - 29th July. If you do reserve a physical copy of the Collector's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Xenoblade
    • UK
    • Europe
  • Video Bandai Namco Shares New Gameplay Footage Of Digimon Survive

    Launching on Switch this July

    In case you missed it, Digimon Survive has finally locked in a release date - it'll be arriving on 28th/29th July for the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. Ahead of the game's launch, Bandai Namco has debuted some new gameplay footage of this turn-based tactical RPG at Rulicon 2022. It showcases a battle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Digimon
    • Bandai Namco
    • Video
  • Random Daisy Fans Are Worried She's Been Dropped From Mario Strikers

    Benchwarmer

    It's been a big week for video game football - with Electronic Arts and football's international governing body FIFA announcing they would be going separate ways. It seems that's not the only football drama currently taking place though. Nintendo's upcoming release Mario Strikers: Battle League is looking great and all, but concerns...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Daisy
    • Random
  • Random Portal 64 Demake Shows Portal Running On "Real N64 Hardware"

    GLaDOS would be pleased

    Valve's Portal: Companion Collection will see the release of Portal and Portal 2 on a Nintendo system for the first time ever, but have you ever wondered what the original 2007 game might have looked like if it got a release during the N64 era? Well, there's now a 'Portal 64' demake in the works. It's still in development,...

    • Nintendo 64
    • N64
    • Retro
    • Mods
  • Feature Games That Got Us Through Tough Times

    The power of gaming

    As you may have seen across the web, May is mental health awareness month. While a lot of the stigma around the topic has eased, the issues and challenges remain across all parts of society. Throughout this month there are efforts to encourage support, understanding and knowledge around the topic. There are various ways to help...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #96 - Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

    Which one doesn't suck?

    Hello hello hello, and welcome back to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Last week, it was Mother's Day in many parts of the world, so we took a look at Mother 2 / EarthBound, where the box art for Japan and North America is very different. We thought this would be a close one since both are very good, but your votes...

    • Kirby
    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • N64

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