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Is Nintendo looking to bring a third mini “retro” gaming console to receptive gamers? If a recent European trademark filing is any indication, all signs are pointing to yes. Eagle-eyed observers over at NeoGAF spied the trademark filing and noticed the unmistakable outline of a Nintendo 64 game controller. But how do we jump to the conclusion that a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition is incoming? Well, we simply have to look to Nintendo’s behavior with the NES Classic Edition and the SNES Classic Edition. In both cases, Nintendo applied for trademarks on the designs of the controllers before the release... Read more...
If you own a Nintendo Switch, it’s time to drop everything you’re doing and get ready to whip out your inkjets. Wait, what? Not printers, we’re talking about Splatoon 2, of course. Starting at 6PM EST tonight, Nintendo will be holding a demo event in which anyone can jump in and enjoy the game. However, in true Nintendo [oddball] fashion, the demo will only be available to enjoy for four hours, meaning that the fun ends at 10PM EST today. Those that want to engage in the festivities can navigate to the Nintendo eShop from your Switch and download the demo. You will of course need an internet connection... Read more...
Typing can be rather inconvenient with the Nintendo Switch, however, Cyber Gadget has a solution to this annoying problem. The company plans to release a keyboard attachment that connects directly to the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers. The Joy-Con controllers snap into place on either side of the keyboard. The keyboard is also compatible with the Playstation 4 and PCs. It was particularly designed for upcoming games like Dragon Quest X. It does not charge the Joy-Con controllers, however, that is a small price to pay for a decent sized Nintendo Switch-compatible keyboard. Image from: Amazon... Read more...
Part of the reason why new game consoles are in short supply is because scalpers gobble up as much inventory as they can afford and then jack up the price on second-hand markets (eBay, Craigslist, and so forth). Well, Amazon has decided not to be a part this practice, at least in regard to Nintendo's upcoming SNES Classic. The online retailer is refusing to honor bulk orders and reducing such requests down to a single system. "We're writing about your Amazon.co.uk order [number redacted], which includes more than one Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Unfortunately, there's... Read more...
Are you itching to explore more of Hyrule? The Master Trials DLC pack, the first expansion for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is now available for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. The Master Trials DLC pack includes a harder difficulty mode, in which games can be saved in their own separate slots. There are new, harder enemies in this mode and players will be able to find enemies and chests in mid-air. Players will also be able to trace their route through Hyrule with a new tracking system and temporarily create quick-travel spots with the new Travel Medallion. No DLC would be complete... Read more...
One of the most highly-requested features for the Nintendo Switch is something that arguably should have been included from the beginning (and is already possible with previous Nintendo handhelds) — the ability to transfer game save data to another device. In its current state, if your Switch has a major hardware malfunction or your device is lost, there is no way to recover any progress made in your library of games. This could be an absolutely dreadful experience if you have already devoted dozens of hours exploring Hyrule in Breath of the Wild. However, a new leaked document that allegedly pertains... Read more...
If the thought of an SNES Classic has you salivating in anticipation of retro gaming goodness, we have some good news for you. Nintendo appears to have learned from its mistakes with the limited production of the NES Classic, and will instead make available “significantly more” quantities of the SNES Classic later this year. The Japanese gaming giant says that it won’t provide specifics on production numbers, but the console should be much easier to obtain once it launches on September 29th. On the other hand, there is still a possibility that everyone that wants to get an SNES Classic might not... Read more...
  OK, we’ve already forgotten about the NES Classic, because Nintendo today announced that it will launch a follow-up console: the Super Nintendo (SNES) Classic. Like the NES Classic, which launched with much fanfare late last year (and was continually out of stock at retail stores), the SNES Classic looks like a miniaturized version of its “retro” predecessor. The NES Classic will of course ship with a number of classic games which ensures that it will be another sell-out product for Nintendo. There are only 21 games included (compared to 30 for the NES Classic), but you’ll find such gems... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is selling like hotcakes, but that does not mean that the console is without its fair share of imperfections. Some have complained that the Switch’s dock is a little too big and cheaply made. Nintendo fan Alexander Blake’s solution was to turn his old Game Boy Advance SP into a custom Switch dock. Blake remarked, “In the process of tinkering with a second Nintendo Switch Dock, I realized the circuit board was pretty much the exact same size as a Gameboy Advance SP. And then I remembered one of my old SPs doesn’t work anymore. So I got to work.” He replaced the inner workings... Read more...
Nintendo disappointed a lot of nostalgic gamers when it decided to abruptly end production of its NES Classic Edition console, especially after it failed to produce enough units to meet the holiday demand despite Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime promising otherwise. Well, the bad news is that Nintendo is resuming production. But the good news? It seems Nintendo is producing an SNES Classic. Managers at several GameStop locations say the unreleased console is very real, and also a marketing ploy by Nintendo. We have heard rumors about this before. Nothing is yet official, but Jonathan... Read more...
Are you still having trouble finding a Nintendo Switch console in stock? Well, if it is any consolation, Nintendo is awfully sorry about the inconvenience, or so the console maker says. And in a recent interview with Arstechnica, Nintendo Senior Director of Corporate Communications Charlie Scibetta pushed back against the conspiracy theory of an artificial shortage to drive up demand. "It's definitely not intentional in terms of shorting the market," Scibetta says. "We're making it as fast as we can. We wantto get as many units out as we can to support all the software that's coming right now...... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been on the market since early March, yet it’s still quite hard to find in retail stores. Brick and mortar locations sell out in minutes, and online stores aren’t much better when it comes to retaining stock. However, for those that did manage to get their hands on a Switch, Nintendo has a new system update available that brings a wealth of new features (and fixes) to the platform. System Update 3.0.0 is the largest upgrade to the Switch to date, and right of the bat fixes to existing issues reported by gamers. First, it resolves a problem in which some game software updates... Read more...
We lauded the Nintendo Switch for its overall engaging game play and nifty hybrid design, and that remains true. However, we refrained from offering up an opinion on the console's online experience because at launch there really was not one to speak of. That is something Nintendo is working on, though in reading remarks that Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime made to Kotaku, we are bracing ourselves for disappointment in some areas. One of them is online voice chat. Nintendo has chosen to require a mobile phone to utilize voice chat on the Switch even though no other console maker has gone that... Read more...
While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have dominated console gaming news at E3 over the past few years, the blockbuster debut of the Switch means that Nintendo has a lot to talk about this year. Perhaps the biggest news that came from the Nintendo camp this year was an official launch date for Super Mario Odyssey — Mario’s first official adventure title on the Switch (we’re not counting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe). Nintendo says that Super Mario Odyssey will arrive on October 27th, and marks the series’ return to the 3D sandbox-style adventure after a 15-yer absence. Nintendo whetted the appetites of fans... Read more...
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