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After lots of teasing and rumors Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that Diablo 3 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The specific version of the game landing on the Nintendo console will be the Diablo 3: Eternal Collection. That collection includes the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer content add-ons. Blizzard didn’t give up a specific launch date, only stating that the game will land on Switch later this year. Diablo 3: Eternal Collection will sell for $59.99 and buyers will get some other exclusive items only offered in the Nintendo version of the game. All the extras are... Read more...
Nintendo is a master of the no specific launch date, launch date. The gaming company has announced that the Switch Online Service that gamers have been waiting on will launch in the second half of September. That's not a specific launch date, but at least we have a roughly two-week window for when the service will land. We already know what the Switch Online service will bring us. The big feature will be access to online play for supported game titles. Another big feature that Switch gamers have wanted since the console launched is cloud saves. Those cloud saves will allow your game data to be... Read more...
Epic Games continue to feed its cash cow known as Fortnite, the world's most popular battle royale shooter that is free to play but offers in-game purchases. One of the appeals of Fortnite is that it is available on a bunch of different platforms. One of those is the Nintendo Switch, and it just received a big performance boost courtesy of the latest software patch. The version 5.20 patch contains a "significant GPU optimization," according to the release notes. Specifically, Epic Game's developers moved to the high-end forward renderer that purportedly increases dynamic resolution by 10 percent... Read more...
Nintendo has done something very cool with the Switch giving gamers of all ages the ability to build cardboard concoctions that can be used to control video games and software. We've seen a few of the Labo controllers so far including a motorcycle controller that could be used to control Mario Kart. Nintendo's third Labo kit has now been announced and it is something that fans of Mario Kart may find to be very appealing. The name of the kit is Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit and it sells for $69.99 and will launch September 14. What you get in the kit are the parts to build three different controllers... Read more...
Nintendo is ardently opposed to third-party ROMs and running unauthorized emulation software, as it makes abundantly clear in its legalese. Related to that, it did not sit well with Nintendo that its hybrid Switch console could be hacked to run homebrewed software, due to a flaw in the NVIDIA Tegra chip inside. Now it's being reported that the latest Nintendo Switch consoles are shipping with update hardware and software mitigations that no longer allow modders to install custom software. The flaw in question was deemed an unpatchable Tegra exploit, and that is true in the sense that Nintendo (and... Read more...
Panic Button is porting Warframe, a free-to-play online shooter developed by Digital Extremes, over to the Nintendo Switch. The port was announced in a 52-second trailer posted to YouTube and also at TennoCon 2018, the game's third annual (and official) convention that took place in London over the weekend. Digital Extremes is also working on a couple of expansion packs. Unfortunately, there are not many details regarding the Nintendo Switch port, including when Switch owners can expect the game to arrive. The trailer didn't reveal any major surprises either. We have high hopes though, considering... Read more...
The gang from Failoverflow guaranteed that the Nintendo Switch would be hacked to run all sorts of content not originally targeted for Nintendo's latest console, once the elite hacker group figured out how to get Linux to run on the device. That hack takes advantage of an unpatchable exploit as it turns out. And now, fans of retro GameCube games can now run some titles on their Switch using an emulator and Linux. The hack was shown off by a YouTube user called Mizumi using a Dolphin GameCube emulator program running on Lakka. Lakka is a Linux distribution specifically made for game... Read more...
SNK, the Japanese hardware and software company that was very much a force during the golden age of arcade gaming, is getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary. What better way to do that than to bring back a bunch of classic titles, and what better company to partner with for such a celebration than Nintendo, which has seen huge success in the retro scene with its NES Classic and SNES Classic consoles? SNK couldn't think of any better answers either, and so it's releasing the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection for the Nintendo Switch in mid-November. The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection bundles... Read more...
Nintendo didn't exactly have a stellar E3 with only a few enticing games unveiled at the show. Nintendo's stock price is now taking a beating and some are blaming its lackluster announcements at E3 2018 for the declining share price. Many investors have doubts concerning Nintendo’s ability to hit its hardware and software sales goals. The most recent stock decline happened this week on the Nikkei, which is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei recorded a decline of -5.27% for Nintendo's stock. Nintendo thinks it can still meet its goal of shipping 20 million consoles... Read more...
Sony has been come under increasing pressure due to its unflinching policy of blocking PlayStation 4 cross-play with other consoles (i.e. the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch). In the past, this policy has drawn complaints from gamers, but nothing like what we've seen with Fortnite. Gamer outrage has been immense since cross-play is not only impossible between the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but cross-progression has also been banned.  Fortunately, it appears that Sony may be willing to cave in slightly when it comes to cross-play with the world's most popular game. Shawn Layden,... Read more...
Nintendo has been peddling the slick Labo cardboard builders set since early this year and it has proven to be popular. Labo allows gamers young and old to build very cool cardboard creations that can be used as interactive controllers for video games played on the Switch. Nintendo is now announcing that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting a free update that will allow gamers to use the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Labo: Variety Kit to control their kart. The controller will support every game mode and vehicle type in the game. Nintendo promises it makes players feel as if they are in the driver's... Read more...
Nintendo has been selling the Switch about as fast as it can build them resulting in some bountiful profits for the company. The Switch has been the subject of some hacks with all the consoles on the market suffering from an unpatchable exploit thanks to the NVIDIA Tegra chip inside. Hackers have been able to leverage that exploit to do things like install Linux on the device. The ability to load unauthorized software led to concerns of piracy for Nintendo. The exploit may be something that Nintendo can’t fix but it can most certainly tell if you are running pirated software. Nintendo is... Read more...
When it comes to Donkey Kong, most of the news surrounding the game in recent months have been the negative aura surrounding "King of Kong" Billy Mitchell. However, Nintendo has some positive and exciting news surrounding the original arcade version of the game: it is now available on the Switch console. Donkey Kong is available as part of Nintendo's Arcade Archives Series and actually contains three version of the game, which was originally released in arcades. There's the original Japanese version of the game along with slightly newer Japanese edition with some minor updates and bug fixes. Finally,... Read more...
After weeks of speculation, Fortnite is now available on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo made the announcement yesterday during its E3 keynote, and it means that Fortnite’s existing install base of 125 million gamers could grow even further.  Nintendo also announced that gamers would be able to cross-play with gamers on other platforms including the PC, macOS, Xbox One and iOS. One major platform that was left out is the PlayStation 4, which is the latest attempt by Sony to piss off gamers. When it comes down to it, most gamers don’t care about internal politics or efforts by... Read more...
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