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Nintendo Switch update 2.1.0 is live

Outside of the secret "all applications"menu that popped up after 10 games have been loaded onto the Switch, folks haven't discovered any extra bells and whistles yet. No special eShop music, no Easter eggs -- just the basic OS with basic f...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch surges in Japan

No new major releases? No problem. The Nintendo Switch soared by nearly 30,000 sales from last week-a 57% increase. Japanese gamers appear content with its current library, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch...   read

 
 
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Graceful Explosion Machine is the Switch's next timed exclusive

Thanks to its simple but eye-catching art direction, Graceful Explosion Machine stood out to me among Nintendo's big list of Switch indies. We've known that it would be one of the early non-port eShop titles with its planned April launch, ...   read

 
 
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The Zelda: Breath of the Wild team shares their favorite moments from the game

Although the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild development videos are finished, Nintendo dropped a "Bonus Session" that basically involves the lead development team shooting the shit about their favorite moments. Interestingly enough most...   read

 
 
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How many Switch games do you own at this point?

So it's been nearly one month since the launch of the Nintendo Switch worldwide, and it has quite a few games under its belt. While a lot of folks have been parroting "it just has Zelda" for the past several weeks, there's already a swarthy...   read

 
 
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(Update) Lego City Undercover's retail Switch port may require an install

[Update Two: WB has finally put this issue to bed by giving a final statement to Eurogamer. I don't know why they couldn't have done this to begin with, but at least we now know the final answer. "The information is listed incorrectly on th...   read

 
 
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Zelda player finds way to glide for almost 5 miles in Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the rare game with so many unique little idiosyncrasies that it feels possible to constantly find new ways to achieve the unthinkable. The obvious end to this is that players are using them t...   read

 
 
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What did you think of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire?

Much like how Nintendo held a limited demo for the first Splatoon on Wii U, this past weekend saw the same thing happen for the upcoming sequel, Splatoon 2. The "Global Testfire" had two maps on offer in a single game mode and was meant to ...   read

 
 
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It's the little touches in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild continuously rewards perceptive players with its attention to detail. It's a game I have no intention of ever rushing through, but even with my best attempts to take things slow and steady, I can't he...   read

 
 
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A good old fashioned Nintendo Switch accessory review roundup/slobberknocker

[Update: More accessory reviews have been added.] Now that the shiny new Nintendo Switch is out, it's time to put a bunch of accessories to the test. If you're curious how some third-party (sanctioned or non-sanctioned) peripherals measure ...   read

 
 


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Review: Little Inferno (Switch)

The rise of Facebook in the late '00s shifted how people use the internet. With the gradual shift away from simply being a networking site, game developers were given a new platform to create games on. Sadly, most of these developers (*coug...   read

 
 
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See how Snake Pass got its slithering movements just right

"The best way to get a snake to look like a snake is to find someone who's owned a snake." The thing that first drew me to Snake Pass was the curious fact that its creator, Seb Liese, used to be a biology teacher. Now Sumo Digital is talki...   read

 
 
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JonTron cut from Yooka-Laylee just before the game's launch

All the way back in February 2015, developer Playtonic invited YouTube personality Jon Jafari, aka "JonTron," to be in their game Yooka-Laylee -- which is about to launch next month. It was as simple as Jon giving the studio a "callout...   read

 
 
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If we ever get a GameCube Virtual Console, Nintendo needs to make this Joy-Con

Man, if only I had a disposable amount of income that would allow me to paint over an $80 Joy Con set, I would give experiments like this a go. The folks over at Boss Fight Props took the plunge, and managed to craft an amazing looking Game...   read

 
 
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap lets you play as Wonder Girl

With less than a month to go, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap developer Lizardcube has let out a nice surprise about its lovely Wonder Boy III remake: there's an option to play as Wonder Girl! And that even extends to the 8-bit visuals, shou...   read

 
 
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This fight between a Guardian and a Stone Talus is one of the best Zelda: Breath of the Wild videos yet

One of the reasons I love Breath of the Wild so much is because of how open it truly is. No I don't mean in a cookie cutter "open world" kind of way, but a truly freeing experience where you can get lost in exploration for hours on end...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter XX dominates Japan, spikes 3DS sales

As if the Nintendo 3DS needed any help selling in Japan, the release of Monster Hunter XX (expansion of Monster Hunter Generations) has raised total 3DS sales (2DS, New 3DS, New 3DS XL) by 179%. The surge momentarily closed the gap wit...   read

 
 
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New US and UK travel ban impacts Switch on some international flights

The UK and the US have banded together for a new travel ban that impacts devices "larger than a smartphone," a category that the Switch is decidedly in. Don't worry too much unless you go to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, or ...   read

 
 
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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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Bloodstained kills its Wii U version, jumps over to Switch

In yet another death spasm for Nintendo's second-newest console, the Wii U version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been cancelled. Instead, developer Inti Creates is pivoting to a version for the Nintendo Switch. No other plat...   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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Bojack and Zamasu coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 via 'DB Super Pack 3' DLC

This April's DB Super Pack 3 DLC will focus on Dragon Ball Super's Future Trunks Saga, including three new characters: Bojack, Zamasu, and Goku Black Rose. Wait. I haven't followed Dragon Ball Super but "Black Rose?" Really? Bojack wil...   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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Switch gets pricey Seiken Densetsu Collection

It's official: Seiken Densetsu 3 will be on the Nintendo Switch, included in the Seiken Densetsu Collection along with Seiken Densetsu 1 (Final Fantasy Adventure) and Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana). The collection will be...   read

 
 
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Meet Nintendo's core cast of fighters in Arms

Chris already initiated the dibs callin' process for Arms when he posted the Japanese-language versions of these clips last month, so I'm left with the slightly off-smelling scraps. Not that I mind! Out of the combatants introduced so far ...   read

 
 



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