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It appears as if the Nintendo faithful will need to wait a little longer than anticipated to get their hands on the company’s next console. It has been long rumored that Nintendo was aiming for a holiday 2024 release for its Switch successor. However, it now seems that those plans have hit a delay, forcing the company... Read more...
Nintendo's family of Switch consoles is selling like gangbusters, currently ranking as the third-best selling game console of all time, with a legitimate shot of overtaking the Nintendo DS (No. 2) and PlayStation 2 (No. 1) by the end of the year. Be that as it may, we're likely to see a Switch 2 in 2024. That may give... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is just one month shy of turning 7 years old and while there have been some iterative upgrades since the original model's release in 2017, the core hardware is essentially the same. Seven years is an eternity in tech, and the staying power of the Switch has it on track to potentially dethrone both... Read more...
You’d think Bowser would have more money, given his rampant kidnapping campaigns against princesses, but it would seem that he didn’t have any offshore accounts once behind bars. At least, that is how it would appear based on a new interview with Gary Bowser, the figurehead of the piracy group Team Xecuter, who was... Read more...
Nintendo is enjoying a long and robust run with its Switch console, which has gone through a few minor iterations since it first released. If you've somehow managed to avoid the popular handheld all this time and are ready to jump in, now is a good time—there are a whole bunch of games on sale, with some big discounts... Read more...
Omedia analyst Hiroshi Hayase says a proper followup to the Nintendo Switch handheld game console is coming sometime later this year, and it will arrive with an 8-inch liquid-crystal display (LCD) rather than an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen, Bloomberg reports. If true, the Switch 2 will debut with the... Read more...
In all likelihood, and barring any delays, Nintendo will launch its much-anticipated Switch 2 game console this September. No, Nintendo has not made an official announcement yet. However, Altec Lansing spilled the beans in a press release announcing it is the inaugural licensee of Ai Shark's gaming software that will... Read more...
Universal Japan’s Super Nintendo World will be getting its first new area, based on the Donkey Kong Country franchise. This new area will come to the Osaka, Japan based theme park in the Spring of 2024. It will be a space with a lot of greenery, pulling inspiration from the jungle themes found throughout the popular... Read more...
Arguably the greatest handheld game system ever made, the Nintendo Switch may be nearing its end of life, but that's actually the best time to dive into a game system. You get the final revision of the hardware with all of the improvements made across its lifetime, and you have the full game library available without... Read more...
Super Mario RPG was an odd game when it came out back in 1996. Taking the beloved Mario characters and placing them into a Final Fantasy-style JRPG required a lot of world-building and characterization that simply didn't exist for those characters before that. It was Squaresoft's final game for the Super NES in the... Read more...
Nintendo is ripe for a new piece of hardware, which is always a momentous event for game console purveyors. As a result, any sort of leak, rumor, or filing concerning new hardware by Nintendo is noteworthy, even when it doesn't seem like a device that the company might actually bring to market. What we have here is... Read more...
We're big fans of retro gaming here in these parts. Whether it's 8-bit and 16-bit classic recreations of our childhood favorites in the Sega Genesis 2 Mini or playing on original retro consoles with fancy upscalers, we just can't go wrong with revisiting the classics. In recent years, the cutting edge of retro... Read more...
Surprise, surprise: an upcoming first-party Nintendo game has leaked to the internet ahead of its launch date. Super Mario Bros. Wonder, the long-awaited new traditional-style side-scrolling title in the famous franchise of everyone's favorite video-game plumber, has found its way to pirates through the usual... Read more...
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) wasn't the first home game console, but it was probably the first one that mattered. With a huge graphical upgrade over the machines of the time, the iconic controllers, and an incredible launch lineup, the NES earned a special place in many a nerd's heart. Now you can... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch came out on March 3rd, 2017. Five months from now will be its seventh anniversary. Seven years is a pretty good run for a game console, and the Switch wasn't particularly impressive hardware-wise even when it came out, so we can safely assume that Nintendo is well into planning its next-generation... Read more...
Even as buzz ramps about the next-generation Nintendo hardware, there are plenty of reasons to pick up a current-generation model. For one thing, if rumors are accurate, the next-gen system is going to ship with an LCD screen, not an OLED. For another thing, there's no guarantee that current-gen Switch games will be... Read more...
It's been more than six years since Nintendo launched the Switch, its first hybrid handheld console. It's due for an upgrade, and the rumored Switch Pro probably isn't happening. Instead, rumors of a true Switch successor have begun popping up online. A new patent filing from Nintendo points to at least one notable... Read more...
Is a successor to the Nintendo Switch coming soon? Probably; the console originally launched worldwide in March of 2017, more than six years ago, and recent rumors show it's at least hitting Nintendo's manufacturing partners. The current Nintendo Switch is based on a low-clocked version of what is at this point an... Read more...
Listen up, readers. I've been a die-hard Armored Core fan my whole life, and getting an Armored Core game on PC is a literal life-long dream of mine that we finally achieved this year. Despite that, I'm pretty sure my game of the year for 2023 is actually going to be The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. As... Read more...
The iconic voice of Mario since the days of Super Mario 64 is coming to an end. Charles Martinet announced he will be stepping down from voicing Mario and taking on a new role with the company as Mario Ambassador. Issa not Mario anymore, Martinet sadly shared on his X account yesterday. The voice actor confirmed... Read more...
As much as we love gushing about the latest hardware around here, the fact remains that most people don't care that much. As proof of this sad statement, check out the sales of the Nintendo Switch. That system's specifications were pretty mediocre when it came out back in 2017, even for a tablet. Despite that, it's... Read more...
It wasn't long ago that things were looking up for fans of classic game emulation. The developers of Dolphin, the iconic Wii and GameCube emulator, were working toward an official Steam release, but that is no longer on the table. After postponing the release, the Dolphin team has confirmed that Valve has pulled the... Read more...
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