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New pictures reveal Nintendo's Joy-Con fix: A piece of foam?

Although I still haven't experienced any left Joy-Con issues since my Switch review unit pre-launch, many others have. A lot of folks have narrowed it down to defective units and "incompatible rooms," which is a not-great experience if you ...   read

 
 
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Here's when Splatoon 2's Global Testfire will run this week

If you haven't already, go download the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo from the Switch eShop. You can't play it, but when the flood gates do open you'll have one step over and done with if there are any technical issues. With that sai...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III is getting a new patch that increases its framerate on the PS4 Pro

This has happened before, but it's still weird to see us entering an era of "PS4 Pro exclusive patches." The next one on the docket is Dark Souls III, which will be rolling out patch 1.11 soon across all platforms, but the PS4 Pro specifica...   read

 
 
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Orisa is off limits in Overwatch's competitive mode for a week

It's not unusual to see a new character, in say, a MOBA, disabled from the roster until a week after their launch. As a lot of developers recognize, it can be jarring, jumping into a competitive mindset and having players first-pick the new...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Echoes will support all Fire Emblem amiibo, is getting a limited edition

Nintendo is not known to handle special editions well. Minutes after many go on sale they're sold out for good, and if you want one, get ready to pay double or triple price. The only way to get Fire Emblem Fates on a triple-pack physical ca...   read

 
 
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PSA: Starting a new Zelda: Breath of the Wild game will delete all your old saves

Weeks ago when reviewing Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I toyed with the idea of restarting entirely after conquering the final boss. But after inspecting the "new game" button I found a warning explaining that my previous data would be overwri...   read

 
 
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Lucio is getting some big changes, Overwatch team wants less draws

A new PTR build is live for Overwatch, and it includes some big changes for Lucio. I'm hesitant to call them outright nerfs as a frequent Lucio player, but time will tell what it'll do to his win and pickrate. In short, his sonic amplifier ...   read

 
 
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Get caught up on the wild and wacky universe of Drakengard and NieR in one minute

If you prepped for NieR: Automata by reading wiki entries for Drakengard (which is in the same universe) and the previous NieR, you may not have even started the game yet -- that's how far the rabbit hole goes. It's an insane seri...   read

 
 
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The best part of Binding of Isaac on the Switch? Easy co-op

I can't be the only one who thinks of food when I slide off those Switch controllers right? It reminds me of breaking off a piece of candy or bread, or something. I've been doing that frequently over the weekend to test out The Binding...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrun battle continues, players now at roughly 50 minutes

Before Breath of the Wild was out, Nintendo sent several copies to leading members of the speedrunning community, who were eventually able to figure out new tech together like "whistle sprinting," which led to sub-hour runs. Now we're ...   read

 
 
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As it turns out, the Switch has a screenshot limit

Just like that surprise "extra menu" that pops up after loading 12 games onto the Switch, users have begun to discover a new screenshot limit on the system. With folks taking literally hundreds of screens from Zelda: Breath of the Wild...   read

 
 
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Player discovers silly Zelda: Breath of the Wild underwater glitch

People are finding all sorts of delightful ways to break Zelda: Breath of the Wild, sometimes within the confines of the physics engine, and sometimes, in all new ways that Nintendo never even thought of. This instance probably belongs in t...   read

 
 
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Developer survey shows PC development interest on top, Switch on bottom

While random internet polls will showcase a wide array of favoritism among any number of platforms in any given week, the results of this poll are a little more indicative of where the industry might continue to be going based on the result...   read

 
 
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Official Mana series Twitter posts massive Seiken Densetsu 3 on Switch tease

Late last night the Mana series Twitter account (Seiken Densetsu) randomly dropped this kernel -- a tease of Seiken Densetsu 3 playing on the Switch. We don't yet know if it's a fully fledged game, if it's Japan-exclusive, if it's...   read

 
 
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The PlayStation 3 is still in production in Japan, but not for long

As one is born, another dies. After 11 long years, Sony has announced that they are ending the production of the PS3 in Japan. Following a "soon" tease, further efforts to locate a date hint that it will end sometime this month. The PS3 was...   read

 
 
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Super Bomberman R's input lag and smooth online update is out

Super Bomberman R could use some fundamental improvements when it comes to its campaign and multiplayer arena selection, but for now, you'll have to settle with some performance tweaks. Konami has announced that version 1.2 is now live...   read

 
 
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Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 hits PS3 and PS4 in May

One of the most prevalent fighters on the scene currently, in its most recent incarnation, is coming west. While some games have been kicked out of EVO or haven't been updated in a while, Arc System Works continue to build upon the foundati...   read

 
 
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Report: Nintendo to double the production of the Switch

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, as of April 1, Nintendo will be doubling its efforts to produce Nintendo Switch systems. Initially they were planning on producing eight million, but now that number is allegedly closer to...   read

 
 
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How does Sonic Forces' main theme measure up to past games?

The main theme for Sonic Forces has been revealed, and it shows a surprising amount of restraint. It hearkens back to a simpler time when Sonic had rock-oriented songs that kids listened to with their anti-skip protection CD play...   read

 
 
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Telltale's Batman series could be coming to Switch

Telltale games can be found on toasters and refrigerators these days, so to hear that they're expanding Batman out into the Nintendo Switch isn't surprising at all. It's not a sure thing, but Russian retailer Game Buy and European retailer ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

It's another exciting week for the Switch, as a ton of indies are coming to it. They might be ports, and some of them might be hella old, but hey, several of them are real good ones. That list includes The Binding of Issac Afterbirth+,...   read

 
 
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South Park: Fractured But Whole isn't coming to the Switch, despite tease

Three days ago the official South Park Twitter account posted a tweet that stated "Nin-ten-do. I'm coming. I'm coming, Nin-ten-do #blizzard2017," leading some to believe that it was a tease for a Switch version of the upcoming RPG South Par...   read

 
 
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Trove, a blocky free-to-play MMO, is out on PS4 and Xbox One

Trion Worlds tested the waters in 2015 on PC, and they're ready to bring Trove out into the console world this week. The game is now live on PS4 and Xbox One as a free-to-play MMO with 14 classes to play around with, and even though it's he...   read

 
 
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Toukiden 2's demo is out now in the US, has carryover capabilities

If you didn't get a chance to create or access your Japanese PSN account to dig into Toukiden 2, now is your shot since it's even easier to do. The demo is up in North America, and is coming to Europe on March 17. Like many Koei Tecmo games...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne's Lady Maria is getting a $600 Japan-exclusive statue

Even if she's a character from the lone DLC for Bloodborne, Lady Maria pops up quite a bit in discussions and random artwork for the game. She's recognizable, is what I'm saying, and is probably easier to craft into a statue than a giant li...   read

 
 



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