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TodaySat, 15th Aug 2020

  • News Amazon Lists Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered For Nintendo Switch

    Supposedly arriving this November

    During the EA Play Conference in June, we heard how the company was bringing "seven new games to Switch" over the space of 12 months. Industry insider Jeff Grubb followed this up, stating that one of these games was likely to be a remaster of Criterion Games' 2010 racer, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. This was then...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Electronic Arts
    • Need for Speed
  • Feature Drugged Coffee, Pirated Games And Empty Bank Accounts - The Story Of GameFan Magazine

    "It remains one of the most defining parts of my life"

    If you were a North American gamer who was active during the early '90s, then chances are, you've heard of GameFan magazine. The anarchic alternative to the likes of GamePro and EGM, it began life as a catalogue for a mail-order video game store before evolving into a monthly publication which...

    • Features
    • Retro
  • News Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night On Switch Had Biggest Response, Sales Were "Well Above" Expectations

    IGA didn't think fans would wait an extra week

    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was released in a miserable state on the Nintendo Switch. There was a game-breaking bug, the frame rate was halved and the texture quality and resolution also took a hit. Despite arriving a week later than the rest (and overlooking the state of this version), out of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bloodstained
    • Koji Igarashi
  • Reminder Week-Long Tetris 99 Maximus Cup Sees The Return Of Three Themes

    Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion and Ring Fit are back

    As much as we love the themed events in Tetris 99, we don't always catch or complete them in time. The good news is Nintendo is running a special week-long event in the game from 14th August - 22nd August, allowing players to unlock three existing themes that they may have missed out on. As...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Tetris 99
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 15th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Yet another week has been and gone, and this one brought the anniversary of the Paper Mario series, stories of legendary industry figures smoking in the dark recesses of the office, yet more pleasant words about Nintendo from Xbox's boss,

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Retro Studios Reminds Us It's In Need Of A Lead Producer For Metroid Prime 4

    "join us on our journey"

    Since Nintendo announced it would restart development of Metroid Prime 4, Retro Studios has been recruiting talent non-stop. In saying this, there are still currently ten positions advertised on the Nintendo careers page for the company. One of these is for a lead producer to oversee the entire project and make sure...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • Retro Studios
  • News Yep, The Switch Has Now Outsold The NES

    Wii is still out in front

    We ran a story earlier this month about how worldwide sales of the Nintendo Switch were in line with the mighty NES (as of 30th June) - with both sitting at 61 million. At the time, all we could go off was Nintendo's latest financial earnings report, but now we've got some additional data that appears to confirm it has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Hardware
    • Sales
    • Japan
  • News Suda51's Cult Classic Killer7 Might Be Coming To Nintendo Switch

    Is an official announcement on the way?

    Earlier this year, legendary game designer Suda51 said he would love to bring some of Grasshopper Manufacture's older titles to Nintendo's latest system but it wasn't his decision to make. One mentioned was the cult hit action-adventure, Killer7. It made its debut on the GameCube and PS2 in 2005 but a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Suda51
    • Killer7

YesterdayFri, 14th Aug 2020

  • News Pokémon GO Players Call For Niantic To Disclose Loot Box Odds

    It's been a problem for "years"

    Pokémon GO trainers are calling for Niantic to disclose "loot box odds" in the insanely popular augmented reality game after fan site The Silph Road discovered the chance of hatching a Deino (see above) in the first three days of the latest event - Dragon Week - was likely to be less than one percent. "Deino’s...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Niantic
  • Random At One Point, The Triforce May Have Been Collectable In Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

    New/old icon uncovered

    Back in the olden days when we first played The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, there were theories going around that the Triforce--the iconic three-part symbol of Power, Courage and Wisdom from the series--was actually a collectable item in the game. It's one of those gaming myths that has become legend over time, but...

    • Random
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Retro
    • N64
  • Random Nintendo Tweaks Mario's Nipples

    Plumber's nipples apparently removed

    A few years back, around the time of Super Mario Odyssey's release, the internet became obsessed with Mario's nipples. A couple of years later we glimpsed the the bare chest of Wario (and Dr. Robotnik) in crossover game Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and since then nipples seemingly became an...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
  • News Sonic's Much-Loved Social Media Guy Is Moving Into A New Position At Sega

    Update: He's taken on a new role with Sega of Japan

    Update (Fri 14th Aug, 2020 01:35 BST): It's official, Aaron has taken on a new position within Sega of Japan as Director of Strategy, Studio & Community relations. Here's his full message via Twitter: I’m excited to share that I’ve accepted a new role with SEGA of Japan as Director of...

    • Industry
    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • Random Epic Goes To War With Apple, Asks Players To "Join The Fight" And "Free Fortnite"

    After permanently discounting V-Bucks and real-money offers

    If haven't already heard the news, Epic Games - the company behind the battle royale juggernaut Fortnite - is taking legal action to end Apple's "anti-competitive restrictions" on mobile device marketplaces. It all kicked off when Epic introduced a new (and more direct way to pay) on iOS...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
    • Epic Games
    • Apple
  • News N64 Joins The Roster Of Old Nintendo Consoles Turned Into Fan-Made Switch Docks

    Nintendo Switchy-Phwoar

    When it comes to custom Switch docks, the fan community has shown some incredible ingenuity over the past three years and come up with many an eye-pleasing alternative to Nintendo's official offering. The fan-made Link's Awakening and Animal Crossing docks (not the official one, although that's pretty too) are particular...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Retro
    • Nintendo 64
  • News Dead By Daylight For Switch Is Receiving Cross-Play And Cross-Progression

    Update: Cross-play is now live!

    Update (Fri 14th Aug, 2020 06:55 BST): The cross-play and the cross-friends feature is now live in all versions of the game including Nintendo Switch. Here's the full message about it from Behaviour Interactive (via Nintendo Everything): Behaviour has implemented Cross-Play across PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Behaviour Interactive
  • News Nintendo Switch Was The Best-Selling Console In The US In July 2020

    Switch tops the year-to-date hardware sales, too

    The NPD Group has revealed various games industry sales charts for last month and 2020 so far. According to the industry analysts, Nintendo's Switch was the best-selling console for July 2020, and also remains the best-selling console hardware for the year-to-date. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella shared...

    • Nintendo
    • NPD
    • US
    • Hardware
    • Sales
  • Soapbox After Paper Mario: The Origami King, I Want More Comedy On Switch, Please

    More funny business, thanks

    In all honesty, I dropped off Paper Mario: The Origami King quicker than I hoped I would. But whilst I may not remember the last checkpoint I reached during my second playthrough, or exactly who was accompanying me, I do remember how much the game made me laugh. In the end, it was the lacklustre battle system that...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Soapbox
  • News Paper Mario: The Origami King Has The Best US Launch For The Series To Date, NPD Charts Reveal

    And that's not even counting digital sales

    NPD Group has released its chart of the top-selling video games in the US for July 2020, and while PS4's Ghost of Tsushima took the top spot, Paper Mario: The Origami King put in a very good showing and debuted at number three on the all-formats chart last month. In fact, The Origami King's launch month...

    • US
    • Charts
    • North America
    • NPD
  • News PSP Prinny Platformers Slide To Switch This October

    You can really be the hero, dood!

    If you can't get enough of Prinnies, the irrepressible penguin-esque doods from the Disgaea SRPG series, you've got a double helping to look forward to when spin-off platformers Prinny 1: Can I Really Be The Hero? and Prinny 2: Dawn Of Operation Panties, Dood! land on Switch on 13th October. Previously

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Commander Keen In Keen Dreams Comes To Switch Again, This Time With New Levels

    Additional Definitive Edition incoming

    Commander Keen came to Switch back in February last year when Lone Wolf Interactive published the 1991 DOS game Commander Keen in Keen Dreams on your favourite handheld hybrid. Originally programmed by id Software legends John Carmack and John Romero, it's safe to say the game isn't up there with DOOM in the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Retro
  • News First Press Games Is Releasing A Brand New Game Boy Color Title

    Following on from Tobu Tobu Girl

    Fancy a new Game Boy Color game? Did you purchase Tobu Tobu Girl Deluxe last year? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you might just be interested in POWA! - the second Dot Matrix Series physical release by First Press Games. POWA! is a newly-developed action-platform GBC title by Aiguanachein and...

    • Game Boy Color
    • First Press Games
    • Retro
  • Video More Madness Ensues In The Latest Fight Crab Trailer

    Obligatory Giant Enemy Crab pun

    It's fair to say that we are looking forward to playing the wacky-looking Fight Crab when it lands on the Switch eShop in September. Publisher and developer Mastiff and partner Calappa Games look like they have a winner on their hands with this 3D crustacean-based scrapper. A new Japanese trailer has been revealed,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Videos

Thursday13th Aug 2020

  • News Next Week, Animal Crossing Players Can Donate Their Spoiled Turnips To A Good Cause

    Don't sell them just yet!

    One of the more exciting - and stressful - features of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the ‘Stalk Market’, where players can buy turnips on a Sunday morning to hopefully sell them for a profit throughout the following week. As experienced players will know, keeping hold of turnips for longer than a week causes them to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Stardew Valley Creator Shares Exciting New Detail About The Next Update

    You'll be able to move your bed!

    Stardew Valley keeps growing and the next patch on the way is version 1.5. We got a minor update about it last month when the creator ConcernedApe teased new end-game content and shared an image of a new door behind Willy's counter. Now, the one-person team has shared a minor but rather exciting detail. In the next...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News 10 Years Ago, Tech Giant Panasonic Almost Took On The Nintendo 3DS

    Update: See the machine come to life in 2020!

    Update: And here's the machine in action! Original Story [Thu 11th Jun, 2020 12:00 BST]: Nintendo's stranglehold on the handheld gaming arena has remained in place since the early '90s, when it released the world-beating Game Boy console. Since then, the company has been at the forefront of the...

    • 3DS
    • Panasonic
    • Hardware
  • News Nintendo Is "A Jewel" In The Industry And Has The Best First-Party Pedigree, Says Xbox Boss

    "Nintendo is just masterful at what they do"

    Hollywood screenwriter and one-time games journalist Gary Whitta has had some cool guests on his Animal Crossing-themed Twitch show Animal Talking, and the most recent episode featured one of gaming's most high-profile executives –

    • Phil Spencer
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Review Faeria - A Superb Mix Of Board Game And Card-Battling Action

    Faery good indeed

    There are plenty of card games on the Switch, but Faeria may be the prettiest one of all in terms of sheer presentation. Everything just looks beautiful; the cards themselves are attractive, the UI is slick and very readable, and it all just runs very nice and smoothly, with visual effects enhancing the turn-based action rather...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News FIFA Rival Pro Evolution Soccer Won't Be Making The Switch This Year

    So much for "getting closer"

    Last month, Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer brand manager for Latin America said the long-running football series was "getting closer" to a possible release on the Nintendo Switch. As promising as it sounded at the time, it seems there's nothing planned for this year. PES European brand manager, Lennart Bobzien, confirmed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PES
    • Konami
  • Random Shigeru Miyamoto Used To Smoke In The Star Fox Office

    "He’d light up behind us"

    The new Netflix video game documentary series, High Score, isn't out until later this month, but one story that airs in the final episode is already doing the rounds within the Nintendo community. According to the former Argonaut Software developers Dylan Cuthbert and Giles Goddard (the team behind Star Fox on the Super...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • Star Fox
  • News Contra-Inspired RPG Shooter Bite The Bullet Fires Onto Switch Today

    With 50 levels and co-op included

    Update (Thu 13th Aug, 2020 15:15 BST): And it's here! Bite the Bullet is now available on Nintendo Switch. You'll find it available on the eShop for $14.99 and there's even a new launch trailer to enjoy (see above). Original Article (Wed 22nd Jul, 2020 15:15 BST): Mega Cat Studios and publisher Graffiti Games have...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 13th August (North America)

    Linn: Path of Orchards, Faeria and Circus Charlie!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Faeria (Versus Evil,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 13th August (Europe)

    Devious Dungeon! Faeria! Table Tennis!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - New Releases: Banner of the Maid (CE-Asia, 12th Aug,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Random Finally, You Can Dress Like A McDonald's Big Mac In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    The fast food chain shares Custom Designs

    The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived, folks. Yes, you can now dress up in your favourite McDonald's gear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Following countless other companies which have jumped on the very same bandwagon, the world-dominating fast-food chain has shared several designs...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • Feature Animal Crossing Character Names Around The World - A Few Of Our Favourite Variants

    A rose by any other name

    As any fan of the Animal Crossing series will likely know--especially if you've got any of the Animal Crossing amiibo cards--many of your favourite characters have entirely different names in non-English speaking lands. You may know the localised (or original) versions of some of the more famous characters' names, but below...

    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bandai Namco Airing Dragon Ball FighterZ Show Later This Week

    Expect game updates, an exclusive trailer and more

    While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is still considered to be the best fighting game available on the Nintendo Switch, there are plenty of traditional fighters on the hybrid platform that are also worth your time. One of them is Dragon Ball FighterZ. There are really no cuts or compromises in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Ball
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Natsume Shares New Screens And Info For Upcoming Action-Adventure, Legends Of Ethernal

    Launching this fall

    More details on Legends of Ethernal, an upcoming 2D action-adventure game from Natsume and Lucid Dreams Studio, have landed in our inbox. As such, we thought we'd share everything we've learnt with you lovely lot. The new details cover some of the regions you can expect to explore when the game arrives on Switch later this year...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News My Nintendo Users Can Claim These Cute Paper Mario: The Origami King Memo Pads (Europe)

    Just pay shipping!

    Fans in Europe can now grab this set of Paper Mario: The Origami King-themed memo pads directly from the My Nintendo store. Just like the adorable Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dodo Airlines bag that appeared last week, you'll only need to pay shipping. By visiting the My Nintendo site here, you'll be able to spend 400 o

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • Video Ben 10: Power Trip Gets Its First Gameplay Trailer

    Showing alien transformations and co-op action

    The very first gameplay trailer for Ben 10: Power Trip has appeared online, giving us our first glimpse of the action you can expect to experience later this year. You can check it out for yourself above; you'll spot some fan-favourite alien transformations, as well as a sneak peek at the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Ninjala Surpasses 4 Million Downloads, All Players To Receive Free Gift

    "We are honored by your support"

    The free-to-play bubblegum shooter Ninjala was released in June and it's already managed to rack up 4 million downloads worldwide. To commemorate the occasion, GungHo Online is gifting players 100 free Jala (that's the in-game currency). To celebrate this milestone, the official Twitter account for the game has also...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Cute Multiplayer Madness Awaits In Boomerang Fu, Out On Switch Today

    "Couch multiplayer chaos"

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Boomerang Fu, a new multiplayer party game from publisher Cranky Watermelon. The Switch is becoming a truly wonderful place for local multiplayer delights, with plenty of titles fighting for your attention on the eShop. This latest release is a cute but fast-paced affair which has...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Not Many Games Sound As Tasty As Pizza Simulator, Now In The Oven For Switch

    Can you run the world's biggest pizza franchise?

    Combining a dose of strategy, a slice of simulation, and hopefully a cheesy stuffed crust, Pizza Simulator is now in development for Switch and other platforms, it's been announced. The game has you taking on the role of a pizza restaurant manager, starting from the bottom with hardly a penny to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday12th Aug 2020

  • Random Nintendo Posts New Image Of Mario In The Sunshine, Internet Goes Wild Again

    Not again...

    Once again, Nintendo has unintentionally - or perhaps intentionally - teased fans into thinking that a new Super Mario Sunshine release is on the cards. Both the official European and UK Nintendo Twitter accounts have shared a new render of Mario enjoying his time in the sunshine today, likely owing to the fact that the UK and many...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
  • News Pokémon-Like Nexomon: Extinction Will Have 381 Monsters, And (Almost) All Have Now Been Revealed

    Check out the full roster

    It's been revealed that Nexomon: Extinction, a Pokémon-like monster-catching game coming to Switch later this month, will have a grand total of 381 monsters for you to discover. For comparison, that's almost as many as the first three Pokémon generations combined. That's not all, though, as the game's publisher PQube has...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random See The Simpsons Intro Wonderfully Recreated In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    We dare you not to hum along

    Ever wanted the worlds of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Simpsons to collide? No? Well tough, because it's happening anyway. Using a wonderful variety of in-game character animations, locations and items, the folks at YouTube channel Great-Bit Arcade have put together this recreation of the cartoon's iconic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • Feature All The Paper Mario Games, Ranked By You

    A great idea on paper

    The Paper Mario series began two decades ago when Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64 launched in Japan on 11th August 2000. Since then, we've seen five more mainline Paper Mario games of different flavours, plus a 3DS crossover with AlphaDream's Mario & Luigi series. Branching off from the role-playing path put down by Super...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Paper Mario
    • Best Games
  • Feature Keeping It Physical In A Digital Age

    Publishers explain why physical games matter more than ever

    There’s been an undeniable shift in buying habits this last decade. Digital sales have risen significantly across different platforms as online gaming takes greater precedence, whether that’s a simple purchase,

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Devil May Cry's Dante Returns As DLC In The Shin Megami Tensei III Remaster

    He's back

    Dante from Capcom's Devil May Cry series has been confirmed for the upcoming Atlus release, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster. He's part of the downloadable "Maniax Pack" priced at 980 Yen (about $10 USD) and will be available on release day in Japan (29th October). The demon hunter originally made his debut as a guest character...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Capcom
    • DLC
  • News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild amiibo Appear To Be Getting Reprints (North America)

    Two of four Champions set to return

    Nintendo's amiibo line is still alive and well - with game director Masahiro Sakurai not long ago revealing two new characters would be added to the Super Smash Bros. line: Joker and Hero. They arriving in Europe, Japan and Australia next month, and in North America on 2nd October. As you'd expect they're already...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • amiibo
    • North America
  • Random Modder Makes Fully-Functioning Mario Kart Course Inside Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    Complete with Time Trial minigame

    We've seen plenty of mods for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before, many of which have impressed us no end, but this latest effort you're about to see is on a whole new scale. Modder and YouTube user Waikuteru has been in touch with us here a

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Mario Kart
    • Mods
    • Random
  • News The SNK Neo Geo MVSX Home Arcade Is Packed With 50 Games, Costs 500 Bucks

    Coming to the States this November

    Had your fill of micro-consoles based on classic gaming systems? Well, then you might want to step-up to the SNK Neo Geo MVSX Home Arcade, a tabletop system which is due to launch this November for $449.99 (or $500 with a special base, which we'll come to shortly). Developed by the Gstone Group in close...

    • Hardware
    • Retro
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
  • News Mojang's Latest Update For Minecraft Adds Ultra Tough Piglin Brute Mobs

    Gold won't distract them

    The 'Creeping Winter' DLC for Minecraft Dungeons has finally been announced and now Minecraft itself has been updated. This bumps the game up to version 1.16.20 and adds new features, makes some crafting interface changes, and resolves a bunch of issues. Perhaps the most exciting part of the update is the Piglin Brute - a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Updates
  • News Upcoming Fantasy Battle Royale Spellbreak Gets Another Set Of New Screenshots

    Launches later this year

    If last month's batch of screenshots weren't enough for you, you'll be pleased to know that a whole new set of screens for Switch's upcoming battle royale game Spellbreak have now been released. If you weren't already aware, Spellbreak is a magic combat-focused take on the battle royale genre that's set to launch on Switch...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Here's How Rocket League's Cross-Platform Progression Works

    Primary platforms, items, trading and more

    A few weeks ago, Psyonix revealed that Rocket League will soon be going free-to-play across all platforms. That's a big enough change in itself, but it was also announced that the game would be adapted to support cross-platform progression, meaning you can start playing on one platform (like your Switch)...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Video See The Amazing LEGO NES Built From Start To Finish In Our Block-Busting Timelapse

    4 hours for us, 8 minutes for you

    As you may well have heard Nintendo and LEGO have been getting all chummy-chummy recently, and alongside the child-focused LEGO Super Mario which we thought was a delight, there's also something a bit more in-line with adult LEGO fans in the form of the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System. This is a model with no...

    • Nintendo
    • LEGO
    • NES
  • News Mario Kart Tour's Pirate Tour Adds King Bob-Omb And Pirate Bowser Jr.

    And a DS course returns!

    The latest tour has arrived in Mario Kart Tour, adding new characters, a new course, and a whole new theme. With the Wild West Tour now all wrapped up, it's time for the Pirate Tour to take over. This new event introduces King Bob-Omb and Bowser Jr. (Pirate), which we suppose are a little more traditional than some of the...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
  • News Demons Ate My Neighbors! Brings Co-Op Twin-Stick Action To Switch Next Year

    Who needs zombies, right?

    Developer Tuned-Out Games has revealed that it is bringing its twin-stick roguelite Demons Ate My Neighbors! to Switch in Q3 2021. Tuned-Out Games has worked in collaboration with Greg Johnson's HumaNature Studios – the team behind ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove – to create an action title which "mixes hardcore...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dead Cells' Free Barrels o' Fun Update Comes To Switch This Summer

    Explosive new content

    Yesterday, Motion Twin and Evil Empire dropped a brand new update for Dead Cells on Steam. Thankfully, Switch owners will also be able to join in the fun when the free 'Barrels o' Fun' content arrives on Nintendo's platform later this summer. Serving as the game's 20th update - wow - Barrels o' Fun adds a new biome, new items...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate "Weaken Minions" Spirit Board Event Starts This Friday

    Join the battle

    This week's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event takes on the form of a spirit board event and is all about the item, Weaken Minions. It makes all enemy fighters take more damage and knockback. It starts this Friday on 14th August. If you win you'll not only get the item but also triple the amount of the SP: Will you be participating...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Medieval RTS Ancestors Legacy Gets A Physical Edition On Switch

    Out now in North America, Europe to follow

    Developer Destructive Creations has revealed that real-time strategy game Ancestors Legacy is getting a physical retail edition on Nintendo Switch. It's actually available as we speak in the US, both as a standard physical release and as a 'Day One' Edition (at select retailers only). Picking up a copy of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News eSports Tournament Update Comes To Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun Next Week

    New song DLC also arriving soon

    The rhythm music game Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun is receiving an eSports tournament update on 19th August. It adds a competitive online mode featuring the following difficulties: easy, normal, hard, and extreme. In round one, a song is randomly selected and the second round requires the player to perform...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution Gets An Official Western Manga Adaptation

    Available now

    An official manga adaptation of the movie Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, previously only available in Japan, has now launched in the west. 128 pages long, the book retells the story of Mewtwo and how it was created by a team of researchers based on the fossil of the Mythical Pokémon, Mew. As you'd expect, it closely...

    • Pokemon
    • Manga
    • Books
    • Anime

Tuesday11th Aug 2020

  • News Apple Arcade's Zelda-Style Exclusive Oceanhorn 2 Is Jumping Ship To Switch This Fall

    Update: "A game made by Nintendo fans, for Nintendo fans"

    Update [Tue 11th Aug, 2020 09:15 BST]: It's official: Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm is coming to Switch this fall. Heikki Repo, Creative Director of Cornfox & Brothers, had this to say: Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm is a game made by Nintendo fans, for Nintendo fans...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Hardware Review Believe The Hype, Polymega Is The Ultimate All-In-One Retro Machine

    Beta base system is put through its paces

    Originally announced back in 2017 as the RetroBlox, Polymega has endured a fairly tumultuous journey to market. While the system's objective has always been the same – to offer players the chance to access software for a wide range of cartridge and CD-based retro consoles in one place – we've seen a lot...

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Polymega
    • Retro
  • Random Turns Out You Can Play LEGO Mario Without Buying The LEGO

    Clever, but cheeky

    There's a lot of joy to be had with the LEGO Mario range, building your own courses and constructing your favourite characters brick-by-brick, but if you're wanting to own a complete set of everything it has to offer, you'll have to fork over a pretty sizeable sum. As it happens, there is a clever - if slightly naughty -...

    • Super Mario
    • LEGO
    • Random
  • News Hori Reveals Three New Colours For Its Split Pad Pro Switch Controller

    Pre-orders coming soon

    As fantastic as it is to play the Switch in handheld mode, the Joy-Con setup can become a little cramped from time to time. If you're seeking a more ergonomic gaming experience while you play Animal Crossing, Mario Kart or Zelda for hours on end, you can't go past the Split Pad Pro by peripheral maker Hori. It was originally...

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    • Hori
    • Accessories
  • News GoldenEye 25 Shuts Down After Cease And Desist From 007 IP Holder

    "No, Mr Bond, I expect you to stop work immediately"

    GoldenEye 25, a fan-made effort to resurrect the classic N64 shooter from Rare, is to shut down following a cease and desist request from MGM/Danjaq, the rights holder for the James Bond media franchise. The aim with the Unreal Engine 4 title – which was inspired by the cancelled XBLA HD remake...

    • Retro
    • N64
    • Goldeneye
  • Random Japan's Mysterious Sonic Statue Receives A Fittingly Puzzling Restoration

    The mystery goes on

    In Japan, tucked away inside the remote woodlands of the Kansai region's Mie Prefecture, is a lonely, mysterious statue of Sonic the Hedgehog riding a snowboard. That's a good enough story in itself, you're surely thinking, but it gets better. According to Polygon, some of the earliest photographs of the statue date back to...

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    • Japan
    • Random
  • News Embrace Farm Life With This Harvest Moon: One World Limited Edition For Nintendo Switch

    You can pre-order it right now

    The Switch isn't exactly in short supply of farming, social and lifestyle sims, and later this year Natsume is adding another one to the mix - Harvest Moon: One World. The game was announced in May, and more recently we got our first look. Now, NIS America has revealed the limited edition physical offering for $79.99...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Toei Animation Europe Website Removes 2021 Release Date For Digimon Survive

    Will it launch before the end of this year?

    In April, there were reports that the upcoming adventure-tactical RPG Digimon Survive had gone from a 2020 release window to 'TBA'. At the time, it was believed to be tied to a development overhaul. Fortunately, for Digimon fans, it turned out to be a typo on Famitsu's behalf - with the Japanese site...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Digimon
    • Bandai Namco
  • Soapbox Mario And Zelda Were Great, But GoldenEye Really Switched Me On To Nintendo

    It caught my 'Eye

    These days, I'm very much living the Nintendo life, but rewind thirty years and I was a SEGA Mega Drive kid. I enjoyed Super Mario Bros. 3, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Duck Hunt and of course the seminal Rareware classic, Battletoads & Double Dragon on my brother's NES, but given the choice between Mario or Sonic back then,...

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    • Features
    • GoldenEye
    • Retro
  • News Minecraft Dungeons Announces Creeping Winter DLC, Free Update And A Physical Edition

    And it all arrives on the same day

    Lots of lovely announcements for Minecraft Dungeons have been shared today, and we won't have long to wait before getting stuck into all of them. The game is set to receive a 'Creeping Winter' DLC, a free game update, and a physical version across all platforms all on the same day, 8th September. The physical...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Even More Physical Editions Of Ys Origin Announced For Switch

    Europe gets in on the act

    Last month, Ys Origin was confirmed to be releasing on Nintendo Switch. The announcement came shortly after the western reveal of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, and while we still don't have a release date, it did reveal the existence of two physical editions courtesy of Limited Run Games. Today, another two physical editions have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Limited Run Shows Off The Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Collector's Edition

    Available later this week

    Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time arrives digitally on the Nintendo Switch later this month. If you would prefer to add a physical copy to your collection, Limited Run Games has got you covered. As previously announced during the company's E3-style live stream last month, Samurai Jack is receiving a hard copy release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Co-Op Open-World RPG Cat Quest II Receives Huge, Free Update

    It's a whole mew world

    Cuddly co-op RPG Cat Quest II has received a free update on Switch and other platforms, adding plenty of new content and some very welcome quality of life tweaks. The update arrives as part of a celebration marking the original game's third anniversary on Steam, and just so happens to coincide with the news that the Cat Quest...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Smash-Like Indie Brawler Bounty Battle Gets A New September Release On Switch

    Get your brawl on with SteamWorld, Dead Cells and more

    Indie brawler Bounty Battle is back with a new release date for Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to get your hands on this one from 10th September. The game, which essentially serves as an indie take on the tried and trusted Super Smash Bros. formula, recently had its release delayed. At the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Yet Another Physical Indie Publisher Appears, Kicks Things Off With Super Blood Hockey

    Introducing Premium Edition Games

    Physical releases of indie games are becoming more and more common these days, especially when it comes to Nintendo Switch, but that hasn't stopped yet another company having a crack at hitting the big time. Joining the likes of Limited Run Games, Strictly Limited Games, Signature Edition Games, Super Rare Games,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fallen City Brawl Is A New Pixel-Art Beat 'Em Up Hoping To Launch On Switch

    With strong retro arcade vibes

    If you're into your 2D beat 'em ups, you might want to keep an eye on Fallen City Brawl, a new project that's hoping to launch on Nintendo Switch next year. The game's being made by solo indie dev Mike Wells, who's taken control of the design, development, pixel art, animation and gameplay. Composer Daniel Lindholm is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • News First-Person Adventure Game Adome Brings "Intense" Parkour To Switch This Autumn

    Inspired by Mirror's Edge

    BadLand Publishing and Timsea Studios have revealed that Adome will be launching on Switch and other platforms this autumn. The news comes alongside a new trailer (up above) giving us just a tease of what to expect when the game arrives later this year. Adome has players jumping, climbing, dropping, running up walls and...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ninjala Version 2.0 Update Adds Worldwide Matchmaking, Improves UI And Much More

    Better than before

    If you've had difficulties matching with other players in the free-to-play bubblegum shooter Ninjala since it launched, the good news is GungHo has now rolled out a new update for the game that should make the online experience more enjoyable (and playable) at all hours of the day. It allows you to match with anyone from anywhere...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ninjala
    • Updates

Monday10th Aug 2020

  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Codes: Full List Of Mystery Gift Codes

    All the current Pokémon Sword and Shield Mystery Gift codes

    If you've played through the main game in Pokémon Sword and Shield, one character you should remember is the Ball Guy who appears at every stadium in the game and gives you unique Poké Balls every time you see him. Well, last year he began giving out codes on social media for Mystery...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times And Mystery Bonus Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 11th August

    Spotlight Hour Pokémon and Mystery Bonus Hour details, as we get them

    For several months now Niantic has combined the Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour and Pokémon GO Mystery Bonus Hour into a single weekly event that takes place on Tuesday evenings. See below for more details. It's also worth noting that Niantic has temporarily altered some elements of...

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  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Controllers

    Play in comfort and style

    The Nintendo Switch is an incredibly versatile console, with many different controller options to suit your mood. When playing in handheld mode, nothing beats the convenience of the Joy-Con, of course, but when docked or in Tabletop mode there are a plethora of controller choices on the market these days for your...

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    • Controllers
    • Features
    • Accessories
  • News Sega Kicks Off Huge Nintendo Switch Sale, More Than 30 Games Discounted (Europe)

    Lots of SEGA AGES, Sonic and more

    Fans of fast blue hedgehogs and retro classics rejoice, for Sega has kickstarted a major new sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop. More than 30 of its games have been discounted in total, including a large number of the SEGA AGES range, several Sonic games, and a handful of other titles also worth your time. At the...

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    • Sega
    • Sales
  • Poll What's The Best Paper Mario Game?

    Papers please

    With the recent release of Paper Mario: The Origami King, the Paper Mario series now stands at a sizeable six entries. It all began with the original Paper Mario on Nintendo 64, before moving onto the GameCube with the celebrated Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. That was followed by Super Paper Mario on Wii before the series took...

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    • Paper Mario
  • News Explore Hyrule In This Amazing Zelda-Themed Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dream Island

    It's dangerous to go alone...

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons' most recent update, taking the game to version 1.4.0, has added another set of welcome new features. Among them is the ability to create and share Dream Addresses, which allows players to visit others' islands by simply inputting a code. This means that you can check out the islands of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Nintendo Details Switch, Wii U And 3DS Network Maintenance Across August And September

    Some times for your eShop browsing diary

    Nintendo has updated its network maintenance schedule with details of upcoming work that will affect its services across Switch, Wii U and 3DS. Several maintenance sessions are planned between now and mid-September, all of which have the potential to - or will definitely - impact Nintendo's network...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Network
  • News Analogue Is Retiring Its Amazing Nt Mini After One Final Production Run

    Update: More units available tomorrow

    Update: Analogue has revealed that a few more Nt Mini units are going up for pre-order tomorrow: Original Story [Fri 28th Feb, 2020 16:45 GMT]: Analogue has announced that it is retiring its Nt Mini system after one final production run. The Nt mini v2 features "a new and perfected NES cartridge slot,...

    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • NES
    • Analogue
  • News Lots Of DOOM Games, Skyrim And Wolfenstein Are All 50% Off On Nintendo Switch

    Update: Sale ends today!

    Update (Mon 10th Aug, 2020 11:00 BST): Just as a quick reminder, Bethesda's Switch sale ends today. If you were hoping to get any of the games listed below at discounted prices, now's the time to strike! Original Article (Wed 5th Aug, 2020 09:40 BST): A selection of Bethesda games are currently 50% off on Nintendo Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bethesda
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • Review Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? - Infinite Combate - A Decent DanMachi Adaptation

    Hestia still bestia?

    Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? - Infinite Combate is a video game adaptation of the popular Japanese light novel, manga and anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, also known as 'Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka', or 'DanMachi' for short to Eastern and Western fans...

    • Reviews
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  • Feature Rare Turns 35 This Week - We Pick 10 Highlights From The Nintendo Years

    Rare talent

    Three-and-a-half decades ago this week, British developer Rare was formed. Formerly known as Ultimate Play the Game, the company was created with the express purpose of creating titles for the Nintendo Entertainment System and from the mid-1980s until the early '00s the Twycross-based team would deliver some of the finest video games on...

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  • News Switch Version Of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Potentially Leaked By Official Website

    To launch after PS4 and Xbox versions?

    The official Crash Bandicoot website has potentially given the game away on an upcoming Switch release for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. The game, which serves as a sequel to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, is due to launch on PS4 and Xbox One on 2nd October 2020. No official Switch announcement has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition And Clubhouse Games Both Surpass 1 Million Sales

    And it only took one month

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons may well have snapped up all of the headlines when Nintendo's recent financial earnings were released, but both Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics have also done rather well for themselves

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales Figures
  • UK Charts Animal Crossing Leapfrogs Ghost Of Tsushima To Reclaim Number One

    As Nintendo takes six of top ten

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 8th August, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has managed to make its way back to number one. The game is enjoying its 21st week in the charts this week and has managed to jump back ahead of PS4 exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, which had previously been sitting at...

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    • Animal Crossing
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Here Are The Switch eShop's Best-Selling Games Of July 2020 (Japan)

    Paper Mario enters in second place

    Paper Mario: The Origami King might well have topped the list of the 15 most-downloaded Switch games in Europe for the month of July, but things are a little different over in Nintendo's home country of Japan. Below, you'll find a list of the 20 best-selling games on the Japanese eShop last month. Only paid...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Fantasy Twin-Stick Shooter The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines Launches On Switch This Week

    Stop time and save your city

    Launching later this week on Nintendo Switch is The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines, a twin-stick shooter with a time-based twist. This fantasy game revolves around the ability to stop time. Players take on the role of Gregor, a newly recruited member of the Eternal Fellowship and an Ambassador of Time, who's tasked...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Sunday9th Aug 2020

  • News All Pokémon Sword And Shield Players Can Get A Free Shiny Amoonguss This Weekend

    But you'll need to act fast!

    Pokémon Sword and Shield players can snag a rare, shiny Pokémon this weekend thanks to a new code distributed by Pokémon Korea. The Pokémon in question is the Grass- and Poison-type Amoonguss, which would usually have red and white colouring, rather than the blue you see above. To get your hands on it, you simply...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Transformed Into Stunning Studio Ghibli-Inspired Poster

    Channelling Hayao Miyazaki's style

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sparked many creative fan projects since it was released and the latest one that's caught the attention of many fans online is a Studio Ghibli-inspired poster by the illustrator and Twitter user, @BigSkyCastle. As you can see, it's a simple but stunning image of Princess...

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    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Now Japan's Second Best-Selling Game Ever

    The original Pokémon is still out in front

    Since Nintendo released its latest financial results, we've been hearing a lot about Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales. It's now sold over 22 million copies worldwide which means it has sold more copies than the entire Metroid franchise. If this w

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    • Animal Crossing
    • Japan
    • Sales
  • News Street Fighter's Producer Yoshinori Ono Is Leaving Capcom After Almost 30 Years

    "thank you so much"

    The executive producer of the Street Fighter series and Capcom brand manager, Yoshinori Ono, has announced he'll be leaving Capcom after serving almost 30 years at the company. In a message on Twitter, he said the new generation at Capcom would continue to take care of the Street Fighter series and looked forward to seeing the...

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    • Street Fighter
  • News Mediatonic Would Love To Bring Fall Guys To Other Platforms Further Down The Line

    The Switch might be part of this plan

    One game the video game world has completely fallen in love with this week is the 60-player battle royale party title, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. It's developed by the British developer Mediatonic (Murder By Numbers), published by Devolver Digital and is inspired by hilarious television game shows such as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Devolver Digital
  • News The New Patch For Deadly Premonition 2 Seems To Have Improved The Frame Rate

    Looking smooth, Zach

    When Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise launched one of the glaring issues was the abysmal frame rate. The game's director even said he intended to sort it out, and the publisher Rising Star followed this up by confirming the development team was working on patches to improve the overall performance. The good news is...

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    • Updates
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #55 - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

    Crying in a bubble

    And we're back for another edition of Box Art Brawl, the weekly poll where you vote for your favourite classic (or sometimes not-so-classic) retro video game box art variant from around the world. Last week we checked in with Dr. Mario on the Game Boy (and NES) 30 years on from

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  • Mini Review Spitlings - Great With Friends, But Not So Much Fun On Your Own

    Teething difficulties

    Spitting is a bit gross, isn’t it? Indeed, the notion of spitting in someone’s face is widely considered one of the most disrespectful and downright revolting things anybody could do. But could you imagine being able to spit out your teeth on demand? Most of us will only come close to such a scenario in our weirdest,...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews

Saturday8th Aug 2020

  • Guide Zelda: Breath Of The Wild: All Shrine Locations And Maps

    Time to bulk up your hearts and stamina

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game, both in terms of critical acclaim and sheer size. Few aspects of Link's latest sprawling adventure exemplify this as well as the sheer number of shrines - miniature dungeons focused solely on puzzle solving. Finding all of the shrines in Breath of...

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    • Wii U
  • Feature Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Where does Pokémon Sword and Shield rank?

    What are the best Pokémon games? Ranking such awesome games proved a lot more difficult than we first anticipated, given how many of them end up being among the best games of their particular generation. We deliberated for many hours here at Nintendo Life Towers to decide the order of these turn-based RPG...

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    • Best Games
  • Guide Zelda: Breath Of The Wild: All amiibo Unlocks

    We are the Champions

    If you have been collecting amiibo from the start, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the perfect opportunity to cash-in on your investment with both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game. Every single amiibo released out there (including amiibo cards!) will work in the game, summoning cooking or crafting materials...

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  • Guide Zelda: Breath Of The Wild: Best Clothing And Armour Sets

    Dress for success

    Clothing has never played a more important role in any Zelda titles than it does in Breath of the Wild. Link's multiple options serve not only to make him more stylish but also to protect him from Hyrule's harsh environment. With that in mind, we've put together a list of all of the options we've been able to find along with what...

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    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide How To Fix A Drifting Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Analog Stick

    Several solutions to fix drift and put Joy back in the Con

    Nintendo Switch has been a roaring success since launch and the platform holder deserves credit for delivering a console to suit multiple purposes and lifestyles. As a portable device it needs to be rugged and hard-wearing and, on the whole, Switch is a solid, durable bit of kit. That’s...

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    • Joy-Con Drift
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  • Feature Best Zelda Games Of All Time

    All the Zelda games ranked

    What are the best Zelda games? Following several decades of adventures across Nintendo consoles, ranking The Legend of Zelda series is one heck of an undertaking. Bar a couple of exceptions, each entry is pretty much a classic, and even the 'lesser' ones are really rather good. Many remain fixed as among the very best...

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    • Zelda
    • All Time
  • Guide Pokémon GO Eevee Evolutions - How To Evolve Eevee Into Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon And Flareon

    Renaming, Walking, Lure Modules - all the Eevee evolution tricks

    Eevee is one of the most popular evolution candidates in Pokémon GO, and for good reason. This adorable monster can evolve into a whopping eight different forms – heck, it even has its own Tamagotchi! Here we'll walk you through how to evolve Eevee into all each form in the mobile...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo 3DS Games

    As voted by you

    It may have had a slow start at launch back in 2011, but Nintendo 3DS steadily went from strength to strength and amassed a huge library of quality titles - enough to rival the company's finest. Sure, glasses-free stereoscopic 3D turned out to be a bit of a non-starter, but the best games made great use of the feature and the...

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    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Best Games
  • Guide Which Switch Games Don't Work With Nintendo Switch Lite?

    The games you can't play without Joy-Con Controllers

    Switch Lite, the portable-only version of Nintendo's console, offers a cheaper way of jumping on the Switch train with a focus on handheld play which makes it a true replacement for Nintendo 3DS. However, it's important to remember that unlike the standard Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite does not...

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    • Joy-Con
    • Pro Controller
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Online Multiplayer Games

    The best online games available for Switch right now

    Nintendo Switch is the perfect console for local multiplayer - simply crack off those Joy-Con and start having fun with whoever happens to be in the room with you. However, the console has built up a solid portfolio of online multiplayer games since launch, too, and we've picked out a handful - in...

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  • Guide How To Set Up A Nintendo Switch Online Family Group

    Family Membership explained

    Nintendo Switch Online has two different membership options: Individual and Family. Individual is ideal for households that only contain a single Nintendo Switch, but those that have two or more will save money by opting for a Family. A Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership costs $19.99 / £17.99 annually, though...

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  • Guide The 31 SNES Games On Nintendo Switch Online, Ranked By Us

    Which Super NES games should you start with?

    It took a while but after months of rumours, speculation and player wishes, Nintendo eventually put SNES games on Nintendo Switch back in September last year. Since then it has been adding to the roster of Super NES games on the system. Just like

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Horror Games

    Pack a spare pair of underpants

    Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost? If the answer is "no"... you obviously haven't been playing any of the excellent horror games available on Nintendo Switch. There's...

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    • Switch Essentials
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Fitness And Exercise Games

    Get in shape with these Switch games

    Cooped up at home and need something to keep you active? Looking to get in shape but find the lure of gaming too hard to resist? Worry not, because with Switch it's easy to mix your favourite pastime with a little cardiovascular exercise to get your blood pumping. Below we've collected our picks of the best...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Fighting Games

    Final Round. Fight!

    It's ironic that one of the most violent video game genres is also one which has pulled millions of people together; ever since the early days of Fatal Fury and Street Fighter II, the humble 'fighting game' genre has created (and arguably ended) countless friendships. This style of game is perfect for social multiplayer malarkey...

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  • Guide How To Share Games And Saves Across Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite

    How to sync data and share games between two Switches

    Important note: Right now, it is not possible to transfer save data for Animal Crossing: New Horizons between two Switches at will. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more details. So, you've gone and got yourself a lovely new Nintendo Switch Lite in addition to your regular 'old' Switch...

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  • Feature Best Free Switch Games - Download And Play Right Now

    Free-to-play right away

    How times change! It used to be that you went to your local video game emporium, took your chosen game to the counter, handed over cold hard cash and raced home to pop it in your console. Not only has digital distribution removed the need to even leave the house, but many games can be downloaded to your console for absolutely...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO: Type Chart - Effectiveness And Weakness For All Types

    Find out which attacks are super effective in Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sword and Shield

    Since the very beginning the Pokémon series has depended on a delicate Rock-Paper-Scissors-style balance to its Pokémon battles. Type effectiveness is a key part of building an effective team in Pokémon GO or Pokémon Sword and Shield or any of the other...

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  • Guide How To Fix A Drifting Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

    Fix the Joy-Con's big brother

    If your in-game character is moving when you’re not touching the left stick, or your aiming is slow or limited in one or more directions, you could well be suffering from something called ‘stick drift’ or just ‘drifting’. This is when something’s gone coco in your controller’s analogue stick, and it’s...

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  • Guide Nintendo Switch Online - Every NES And SNES Game Available

    Every game, including the SP versions!

    Nintendo Switch Online had a slow start initially, but with the introduction of SNES games, we've seen added value coming to the service which justifies the asking price. Nintendo has been slowly but surely fleshing out the number of games available, and we've pulled together a complete list of all the titles...

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  • Guide How To Fix Your Nintendo Switch When It Won't Turn On Or Charge

    See if you can get her humming again

    Like any electronic device, the Switch isn’t perfect in hardware or software and although issues with either are shouldn't crop up too often, they can happen. If your Switch is unresponsive and won’t turn on, or has an issue with charging, we’ve got a few solutions for you to hopefully save yourself a...

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    • Hardware
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  • Feature Best Switch Ports - The Most Impressive Ports On Nintendo Switch

    Port city

    Few could have predicted just how successful Nintendo's hybrid console would be prior to launch back in March 2017. For the preceeding decade or so, third-party publishers tended to overlook Nintendo's hardware for a variety of reasons, but Switch has attracted a huge number of the world's premier developers back to Nintendo hardware, some...

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  • News Paper Mario Producer Says "It's A Necessity" To Change The Combat System In Every Entry

    Mamma mia!

    Since the release of Paper Mario: The Origami King on the Nintendo Switch last month, series' producer, Kensuke Tanabe has been discussing the creative restrictions tied to the game - reiterating how it's been this way since Paper Mario: Sticker Star was released on the 3DS. In another recent interview, this time with the German website...

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    • Paper Mario
    • Kensuke Tanabe
  • Guide Nintendo Switch Issues And Hardware Faults - How To Fix Common Switch Problems

    Joy-Con drift, random disconnections and other hardware issues

    The Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite are a durable pair of consoles designed to endure the rigours of home and portable gaming. For the most part, we've been very happy with reliability of our Switch hardware - our launch systems are still going strong after being slung in backpacks,...

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    • Joy-Con Drift
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
  • News Image & Form's New Game Required Power The Switch Didn't Have, So It Did A Deal With Xbox

    But remains committed to SteamWorld releases on Nintendo systems

    You might not be familiar with The Gunk, but you should at least know the Swedish developer behind it Image & Form - best known on the Nintendo Switch for its excellent SteamWorld series. The company's new game isn't coming to Nintendo's hybrid system because it's

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    • Xbox
  • News Rare Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

    Making games since 1985

    The iconic UK-based developer Rare this month celebrates its 35th anniversary. For any Nintendo fan, arguably its best years were around the time of the N64 generation when it released one hit after another. We're talking Banjo-Kazooie, the first-person shooter Perfect Dark, Diddy Kong Racing, and how could you forget the...

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  • News id Software Reveals The First Campaign Expansion For DOOM Eternal

    Full trailer will air on 27th August

    DOOM Eternal might not even be out on the Nintendo Switch yet, but that hasn't stopped id Software and Bethesda Softworks from teasing the game's first campaign expansion, The Ancient Gods, Part One. This reveal was made by Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin in the opening presentation of QuakeCon 2020, and the full...

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  • Random Head Of Xbox Appearing On Animal Crossing Talk Show Next Week

    The one and only Phil Spencer

    Holiday 2020 sees the arrival of the next-gen of video game consoles. One of these is the world's "most powerful" system, the Xbox Series X. In the lead up to its launch, the head of Xbox Phil Spencer is doing everything he can to spread the word. With this in mind, next week on 12th August he'll be appearing on Gary...

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  • Review Megadimension Neptunia VII - A Nice Enough JRPG, But Far From Essential

    No, it's not pronounced as 'seven'

    Any fan of the game industry is aware of the ‘console wars’ that have pretty much always been going on between hardware developers since gaming hardware has been available. Of course, no real wars are occurring, but imagine if the concept was taken literally. Compile Heart certainly liked the idea when it made...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 8th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Yet another week has been and gone, this time bringing with it the announcement of Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Switch, a surprise Smash Bros. Ultimate update, and a much-needed Switch menu icon change, but now it's

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  • Feature A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Ary And The Secret Of Seasons

    "When you’re shipping a game, slow internet is never good"

    First announced for Switch back in 2018, Ary and the Secret of Seasons is an upcoming action-adventure game from developer eXiin and Modus Games. It was originally scheduled for a July launch but was pushed back thanks to a cer

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