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TodayMon, 17th May 2021

  • News Nintendo Accused Of Allowing "Pirated Software On The eShop" By GBA Emulator Developer

    "Makes me wonder why I put thousands of hours into writing freely available software"

    Last year, Imagineer published Medarot Classics Plus on the Nintendo Switch in Japan, a selection of titles from the Medabots series, some of which were originally released on the Game Boy Advance. As you might expect, Imagineer has used emulation to bring these...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Medabots
  • News Nintendo Shares Juicy Mario Golf: Super Rush Details In Lengthy Overview Trailer

    16 characters, gameplay techniques and more revealed

    With just over a month to go until the launch of Mario Golf: Super Rush, Nintendo has dropped an all-new overview trailer to teach us all about the game. The video goes over gameplay details, including techniques like curve shots and spin shots; reminds us about the optional motion controls;...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 'Mad Max' Meets 'Micro Machines' In Racing / Shmup Hybrid Gearshifters

    Dystopian future racing

    We recently covered some of Numskull Games' upcoming releases which are coming to the Switch later this year, but we really liked the look of Gearshifters, so let's take a deeper look at what it's all about. Fans of classic top-down racer Micro Machines will no doubt warm to Gearshifters, but rather than racing

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A Very Special Pokémon Snap Switch Dock Now Exists, But Good Luck Getting It

    A one-of-a-kind beauty

    We've already been treated to a limited edition Switch console for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as well as a limited edition Switch Lite for Pokémon Sword and Shield, but now there's a third and very special design that's far rarer than those that came before it. The New Pokémon Snap-inspired Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News The 'Unofficial amiibo Handbook' Kickstarter Is Hit By IP Dispute From Nintendo

    From the team behind Switch Player and Ninty Fresh

    Update: The Kickstarter for The Unofficial amiibo Handbook has been placed on hold following an intellectual property dispute relating to the use of the amiibo font. The project had already finished its run and had surpassed its initial funding total of £3,000, eventually raising an impressive...

    • amiibo
    • Books
    • Kickstarter
  • Random Local Council Installs Plant Pots That Look Like Mario Warp Pipes, And Residents Aren't Happy

    "It makes us a bit of a laughing stock"

    We're all familiar with the iconic green Warp Pipe, right? As devoted fans of Mario's classic platforming adventures, we'd very much welcome the idea of a few Warp Pipes dotted around our local town centre, but some residents in Walsall, UK aren't quite on the same page. As reported by Birmingham Live,...

    • Super Mario
    • Random
  • UK Charts New Pokémon Snap Tumbles To Tenth, But Nintendo Takes Half Of Top Ten

    Mass Effect goes straight to number one

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 15th May, revealing that New Pokémon Snap has fallen down the pecking order. The game, which had previously enjoyed first and second-place finishes in its opening two weeks, is now down in tenth place. EA's Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has debuted in top...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Rumour We're Getting A 'Pokémon Presents' Broadcast Next Month

    Well, it *is* E3 2021, after all...

    A leaker with a solid track record on the topic of Pokémon has revealed that a new 'Pokémon Presents' broadcast is coming in June – which would tie-in with E3 2021. @KeliosFR is the leaker who

    • Rumour
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Presents
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

YesterdaySun, 16th May 2021

  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Item Distribution Event Has Begun

    A one-day offer!

    There's a new item distribution available in Pokémon Sword and Shield and it's only on offer for a single day - so be sure to act fast! This time around it's a Life Orb. As explained by Serebii.net, this item was given out in the Spring Single Tournament livestream from Pokémon Korea. The code you'll need this time around is:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Feature Best Visual Novels For Nintendo Switch

    Updated with Famicom Detective Club!

    The portability of Nintendo Switch makes it a great system to play a wide variety of genres, and while visual novels can be enjoyed perfectly well on your TV, there's something about playing them on a handheld which just feels 'right'. Since launch, the console has accrued some great examples of the genre, and...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Best Switch Games
    • Switch Essentials
  • Random Nintendo's Doug Bowser Introduces His Parents To Mario Kart 8 On Switch

    Family fun for all ages

    If you wanted to get a friend or loved one hooked on the Nintendo Switch, what game would you choose for them? For some, it might be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but for Nintendo of America's current president Doug Bowser, the top pick is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In his latest post on...

    • Random
    • Doug Bowser
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Nintendo
  • Soapbox Be Happy, This Is The True Golden Age Of Gaming

    Technology has transformed gaming and made it better than ever

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics or random stuff they've been thinking about, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. Today, Tom talks about why this is the greatest era of gaming. So stop complaining, ok? I'm...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Blizzard To Showcase New PVP Overwatch Maps In Special Fifth Anniversary Livestream

    A developer AMA will follow on May 24th

    Although many within the Overwatch community are still recovering from the departure of game director Jeff Kaplan last month, the latest developer update has now been posted. It's hosted by Aaron Keller - a founding member of the original Overwatch team and Jeff's replacement - and focuses on "what's next"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Blizzard
    • Overwatch
  • News Crash Bandicoot 4 Voice Actors Tease "Fun New Project"

    Could it be another Crash game?

    At the start of this month, Crash Bandicoot's resurgence was thought to be over, and then an Activision spokesperson denied a report about "layoffs" at Toys for Bob - stating how the studio would continue to support Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Now, just a week later, the voice actors of Crash and Dr. Neo...

    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Industry
  • News Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure Adds Hot Wheels Booster Pack DLC

    Unleash your inner speed demon

    Hot Wheels' latest crossover is with Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure - the kart racing game we described as a "surprisingly decent" alternative to the Mario Kart series. In this latest DLC offer for the game, you can get 7 Hot Wheels vehicles, four brand new tracks, all-new missions, new achievements "and more"...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Hot Wheels

Saturday15th May 2021

  • Rumour Sega Will Re-Release Sonic 3 & Knuckles In A New Sonic Collection

    Leaker says "it's back"

    This year marks Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary. Sega has previously said it's got some "exciting news" that it can't wait to share and has told fans to expect plenty of major announcements - including new games, digital content and more. There's already been a rumour ab

    • Rumour
    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • News HAL Laboratory Looking Forward To Sharing Kirby's "Next Phase" With Fans

    More adventures starring the pink puffball are on the way!

    Nintendo's pink puffball Kirby hasn't been sighted since the surprise release of Kirby Fighters 2 on the Switch last year. This doesn't necessarily mean HAL Laboratory has forgotten about him, though. Following on from an interview late last year, when the company teased new games,...

    • Kirby
    • Hal Laboratory
    • Nintendo
  • Talking Point New Super Mario Bros. Is 15 Years Old, And It's Still Fantastic

    Celebrating Mario's big 2D comeback on its anniversary

    New Super Mario Bros. is now 15 years old, hooray! Yet it's not always universally loved, so our reviewer Stuart Gipp explains why it's actually an under-rated classic. It’s quite funny to consider that the highest-selling Nintendo DS game of all time - shifting in excess of 30 million...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Super Mario
    • DS
  • News Koei Tecmo's President Would Love To See A Super Mario Musou Crossover

    But isn't sure how to "make this a reality"

    Ever since Koei Tecmo teamed up with Nintendo to release Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, fans have been wondering what other IPs from the Nintendo library could be adapted into a Musou game. In a recent interview with JP Games, Koei Tecmo president (and the producer of Samurai...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Koei Tecmo
    • Dynasty Warriors
    • Musou
  • Soapbox Game Genres Are Broken

    I love AAA F2P VR PvE FPS MMORPGs

    If your mum asked you if you wanted to watch a romantic period drama with her for Mother's Day, you'd know what to expect. Two hours of unrelenting pining between two extremely good-looking people in silly outfits, kept apart by some ridiculous social convention, at least one ludicrously sexy scene where one of the...

    • Soapbox
    • Feature
  • News Did You Find The Easter Egg Hidden In Famicom Detective Club?

    SPOILERS FOR BOTH GAMES WITHIN!

    We hope you've been enjoying Famicom Detective Club as much as we did, and if you've finished both games — or if you're at least halfway through both of them — then there's a neat little Easter Egg that you might have already found yourself. In The Missing Heir, you're given a speed dial number to reach the...

    • Famicom Detective Club
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Easter Egg
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 15th)

    Solving the mystery of what to play

    Well, another week of Nintendo news and quirky weirdness has passed. We had even more stability for the Switch thanks to a firmware update, rumours of the Super Mario Odyssey team making a DK title, the internet making a meme out of an overprice

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Mobile Dev DeNA Wants To Make Its "Relationship" With Nintendo "Even Better" Going Forward

    The alliance grows stronger every day

    Nintendo's mobile partner DeNA - known for past releases such as Miitomo, Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes - has been quizzed about the future plans for the "Nintendo Alliance" during a Q&A session of its fourth-qu

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • DeNA
    • Nintendo
  • News Knockout City Goes Live On Switch Next Week With A Ten-Day Free Trial

    A special launch promotion

    EA has announced it will offer a 10-day free trial for Velan Studios' upcoming release Knockout City when it arrives on Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms on 21st May. This is the "full game" - allowing you to try out everything. "Remind your friends to set their alarm clocks for noon UTC on May 21 so the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

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