Looking Back on the amiibo Craze – NVC 484

Looking Back on the amiibo Craze – NVC 484

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew looks back on five years of amiibo, from the days when they were nearly impossible to find, all the way up to now. Watch as Brian relives some of the moments from old episodes of Nintendo Voice Chat when amiibo frenzy was at its peak. Then in the news, learn about early Pokemon sales data, Pocket Camp’s new subscription service, and more. Finally, the panel takes your listener queries on Question Block. Timecodes! Continue reading…
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Baby Yoda Merch Will Be Here in Time for the Holidays

Baby Yoda Merch Will Be Here in Time for the Holidays

Baby Yoda, the adorable, unexpected star of The Mandalorian, is getting merchandise soon. According to a report from CNBC, shirts, plushes and toys featuring Baby Yoda could arrive as early as Friday – just in time for your holiday shopping. According to those same sources, Amazon, Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Hot Topic, Box Lunch, and Zazzle are all planning on selling merchandise. Disney will also begin selling Baby Yoda merch at their physical and online stores as well as at the Disney theme parks. This news arrives on the heels of an interview with ET in which series executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni explained that it was their decision to hold back on any promotional material or Baby Yoda merchandise so as not to spoil the surprise, which has been kept secret until the premiere of The Mandalorian’s first episode. Continue reading…
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Persona 5 Royal Details Are Coming In 12 Days, Likely Including A Western Release Date

Persona 5 Royal Details Are Coming In 12 Days, Likely Including A Western Release Date

Persona 5 Royal, which takes the original Persona 5 and expands upon it with new scenes, interactions, and attacks, plus an entire extra in-game semester, is coming to PlayStaion 4 in the west next year. We know that the game is due in Spring 2020, but a specific release date has not been announced, despite the game’s Japanese release having already launched on October 31.Now the Atlus USA Twitter account has told us that an announcement is coming in 12 days (on December 3.) While it hasn’t been specific about what the announcement will contain, a release date is very likely.Days until #P5R Announcement: 12https://t.co/PIifoSigg1 pic.twitter.com/cFaDSpzGMs — Atlus U.S.A., Inc. (@AtlusUSA) November 21, 2019A countdown timer on the Persona 5 Royal website promises that “the truth will be revealed” once it finishes counting down. We don’t know exactly what will be announced, but with the game already out in Japan, there’s not much left to reveal beyond this. Whatever news is coming, though, we can track when it’s coming down to the second.The next game in the Persona series to release in Japan will be Koei Tecmo’s action spin-off Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers. It will release for PS4 and Switch in Japan on February 20, 2020. It’s possible that we’ll find out about a western release for Scramble at the end of the countdown as well, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
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NBA 2K20 Black Friday 2019 Deals

NBA 2K20 Black Friday 2019 Deals

With most major retailers having unveiled their Black Friday 2019 deals, we’re able to round up the absolute best deals on some of the year’s most popular games. NBA 2K20, 2K’s annual basketball sim, already has some great discounts on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch, and best of the bunch is at Walmart right now.NBA 2K20 (PS4, XBO, Switch) – $27 at WalmartNBA 2K20 | $27 ($60)See it for PS4See it for Xbox OneSee it for Nintendo Switch See NBA 2K20 deals at Walmart Walmart has the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch versions for $27. Walmart’s Black Friday sale kicks off on November 27 at 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET online and in stores at 6 PM local time on November 28. Walmart’s early video game sale kicks off on November 23 at 9 PM PT / November 24 at 12 AM ET, but you’ll have to wait until November 27 for the deal on NBA 2K20. Console bundlesXbox One X bundle with NBA 2K20 – $350 at the Microsoft StoreXbox One X – NBA 2K20 Hyperspace bundle | $350 ($500)This Xbox One X bundle comes with a digital copy of NBA 2K20 and a special-edition Hyperspace Xbox One X and controller, which feature a unique paint splash design. The bundle also includes one-month trials for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. Microsoft will have this console available for $350 starting November 21 for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Gold subscribers and November 24 for everyone else. See at Microsoft Xbox One S bundle with NBA 2K20 – $200 at the Microsoft StoreXbox One S – NBA 2K20 bundle | $200 ($300)The Xbox One S bundle comes with everything the Xbox One X bundle does, except the special edition console. This bundle comes with a regular, white Xbox One S, but you still get the digital copy of NBA 2K20, a controller, and the one-month trials for Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. Microsoft is selling this bundle for $200 starting November 21 for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Gold subscribers and November 24 for everyone else. See at Microsoft NBA 2K20 VC dealsNBA 2K20 VC Holiday bundle – $20 at WalmartNBA 2K20 75,000 VC Holiday Bundle | $20This special NBA 2K20 VC holiday bundle comes with 75,000 VC as well as in-game cosmetic items. Those include a Red Santa hat, Christmas backpack, Christmas-themed mural for your…
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Luigi's Mansion 3 Black Friday Deals: Will The Nintendo Switch Exclusive Be On Sale?

Luigi's Mansion 3 Black Friday Deals: Will The Nintendo Switch Exclusive Be On Sale?

Nintendo’s released a surprising amount of first-part games this year, including Pokemon Sword and Shield, Astral Chain, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. You shouldn’t sleep on Luigi’s Mansion 3, either, which brings the beloved series back to consoles for the first time since the original Gamecube game. With it being a recently-released Nintendo game discounts are few and far between, but you can get it for under retail price ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, if you know where to look.Luigi’s Mansion 3 Black Friday deals haven’t been announced, but you can still save by shopping at Walmart.Luigi’s Mansion 3 — $49.94 (in-store only) See at Walmart For most of the year, Walmart has routinely discounted new games, including Luigi’s Mansion 3, to $50 at launch. Unfortunately, the $10-off deal is usually only available in-store. If you click the link above, you’ll notice that Walmart’s website has Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the regular retail price of $60. Even though you have to go to the store to snag this deal, you can buy it now and avoid the Black Friday rush.Outside of Walmart’s in-store price, it’s not looking like any major retailers will have discounts on Luigi’s Mansion 3 this Black Friday. Walmart, Best Buy, and Target have already released their ads, and GameStop has revealed some early Black Friday deals. Luigi’s Mansion 3 hasn’t shown up in any of them. We don’t know the North American Eshop Black Friday deals just yet, but the UK Black Friday sale doesn’t feature Luigi’s Mansion 3 either.We’d recommend keeping an eye on Amazon, as the retailer will likely have waves of deals throughout Black Friday weekend. But considering the fact that Amazon routinely copies other retailers when it comes to game sales, we wouldn’t say a Luigi’s Mansion 3 discount is particularly likely at Amazon.The charming Switch adventure earned an 8/10 in our Luigi’s Mansion 3 review. Reviewer Kevin Knezevic called Luigi’s Mansion 3 “perhaps the best installment in the series yet,” praising it for the numerous new mechanics and more open structure. While the controls can sometimes get in the way of the joyous experience, Last Resort Hotel is filled with clever puzzles, fun ghost encounters, and a treasure trove of hidden collectibles. Black Friday 2019 Deals & News Black Friday 2019 Start Times, Store Hours: GameStop, Best Buy, Target, And More Black Friday 2019: Best Nintendo Switch Deals So…
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Madden NFL 20 Black Friday 2019 Deals

Madden NFL 20 Black Friday 2019 Deals

Black Friday 2019 is filled with all kinds of deals on the year’s biggest games. Now that we know what most stores will have on offer ahead of the shopping holiday, we’ve rounded up the best deals on all the hottest games, and that includes Madden NFL 20. There are quite a few deals on EA’s football sim, but the best deal we’ve seen so far is at Walmart, where you can get the game for only $27.Walmart’s Black Friday sale kicks off on November 27 and includes many other games, in addition to Madden. Most of their prices edge out Best Buy and Target, though there are a few that are cheaper at other retailers. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the lowest prices right here on GameSpot.Madden NFL 20 (PS4, XBO) – $27 at WalmartMadden NFL 20 | $27 ($60) See at Walmart (PS4) See at Walmart (Xbox One) EA’s latest football game received a score of 8/10 in our Madden NFL 20 review. GameSpot’s Eddie Makuch praised its new X-Factor abilities, week-to-week challenges, and on-the-sticks gameplay, the latter of which he says is “the best it’s ever been.” However, the story elements of the QB1 mode and the minimal changes to Franchise mode left him wanting.”Madden NFL 20 is an improved version of the annualized professional football series that excels in some areas and leaves something to be desired in others,” he wrote. “The new QB1 career mode–which includes a barebones NCAA football experience–overall feels like a half-baked idea that doesn’t deliver anything meaningful or interesting. When it comes to the on-the-field action, however, the new X-Factor and Superstar abilities shake up the familiar gameplay formula to give seasoned players and newcomers alike a fresh way to scheme plays and orchestrate strategy on both sides of the ball.”Madden NFL 20 Black Friday dealsPS4$27 — Walmart$28 — Best Buy$30 — TargetXbox One$27 — Walmart$28 — Best Buy$30 — Target Black Friday 2019 Deals & News Black Friday 2019 Start Times, Store Hours: GameStop, Best Buy, Target, And More Black Friday 2019: Best Nintendo Switch Deals So Far Black Friday 2019: The Best PS4 Deals So Far Black Friday 2019: The Best Xbox One Deals So Far Black Friday 2019: When Does It Start, Deals To Expect, And More
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Fortnite Is Hosting Its First Official Fishing Tournament This Weekend

Fortnite Is Hosting Its First Official Fishing Tournament This Weekend

Fortnite will be hosting an epic in-game fishing tournament this weekend for the first time ever. The tournament will be open to everyone and will offer an exclusive Bottom Dweller pickaxe to category winners, as well as the opportunity to win a real-life Fortnite Llama trophy. Dubbed the Fortnite Fishing Frenzy, the event will be kicking off Friday, November 22 at 5 am PT/8 am ET/1 pm GMT and will wrap things up on Sunday, November 24 at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET/1 am GMT (Nov. 25). The rules for the Fortnite fishing tournament are pretty simple — catch the most fish. There will be four different categories in the event, which can be seen in the list below. Each category will have one winner per server region, with NAE and NAW servers being combined. If you reign victorious in one of the four categories below in your respective server region, you’ll earn yourself a real-life Llama trophy. Continue reading…
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FIFA 20 Black Friday Deals: Save More Than 50% On The Soccer Sim

FIFA 20 Black Friday Deals: Save More Than 50% On The Soccer Sim

FIFA 20 is one of the biggest games of the year, but if you’re willing to hold off for just one more week or so, you can score a copy for more than 50% off. During Black Friday, you’ll be able to grab a copy of EA’s soccer (or football, if you live outside the United States) game for just $27 at Walmart.FIFA 20 — $27 ($60) See at Walmart (PS4) See at Walmart (Xbox One) The sale price only applies to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of FIFA 20. We haven’t seen the Switch version, dubbed FIFA 20 Legacy Edition, in any Black Friday ad thus far. But to be perfectly honest, the Switch version of FIFA 20 is missing a bunch of features and should probably be avoided anyway. Walmart’s price will be available for online shoppers starting November 27 at 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET and in stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.GameStop hasn’t released its Black Friday ad yet, and there’s a chance Amazon could also beat Walmart’s price. In all likelihood, though, Walmart’s deal will be the best.In our 8/10 FIFA 20 review, Oscar Dayus praised the improvements to Ultimate Team, marveled at the realistic graphics, and came away impressed with how the Volta street soccer mode added to the variety of the overall package.FIFA 20 Black Friday DealsPS4$27 — Walmart$28 — Best Buy$30 — TargetXbox One$27 — Walmart$30 — Target Black Friday 2019 Deals & News Black Friday 2019 Start Times, Store Hours: GameStop, Best Buy, Target, And More Black Friday 2019: Best Nintendo Switch Deals So Far Black Friday 2019: The Best PS4 Deals So Far Black Friday 2019: The Best Xbox One Deals So Far Black Friday 2019: When Does It Start, Deals To Expect, And More
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Best Amazon Black Friday 2019 Deals

Best Amazon Black Friday 2019 Deals

Amazon has a whole week of Black Friday dealsWith every passing year, Black Friday deals seem to last longer and longer. This year, several retailers and online distributors are extending the consumer celebration to encompass multiple days. Amazon’s Black Friday starts one week early–specifically on November 22–and the company has already started announcing what will be discounted for the entire seven days of deals.In the following gallery, we’ve listed out the best deals that you can find on Amazon during its Black Friday week. In the pinbox below, you can also look through our Black Friday guides for other stores and distributors, allowing you to compare deals.Most of what Amazon has initially advertised are tech-based, such as TVs, tablets, and phones. There are also kitchen supplies, toys, and clothes. Not much in regards to gaming–for now anyway–though Amazon has confirmed there will be discounts on PS4 Slim bundles, Xbox One consoles, a Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle, Switch joy-cons, and the Oculus Rift S headset. Given that consoles are going on sale, it’s likely there will be discounts on certain games as well.Amazon’s Black Friday 2019 scheduleNovember 22-29: Official Black Friday week of deals beginsNovember 28-29, December 2: One-time-only deals will launch throughout the day on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday Black Friday 2019 Deals & News Black Friday 2019 Start Times, Store Hours: GameStop, Best Buy, Target, And More Black Friday 2019: Best Nintendo Switch Deals So Far Black Friday 2019: The Best PS4 Deals So Far Black Friday 2019: The Best Xbox One Deals So Far Black Friday 2019: When Does It Start, Deals To Expect, And More Fire TV Stick 4K And Echo Dot Bundle | $47 USDThe Fire TV Stick is ideal for streaming certain apps through your non-smart TV if you don’t have a console that supports apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Funimation. With the Echo Dot, you can control your Fire TV Stick through voice commands, forgoing the need to get up and grab the remote. For Black Friday, the bundle will get a significant discount; saving you $53 USD. See at Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K And Alexa Voice Remote | $25 USDIf you don’t want or need the Echo Dot, you can save even more money buying this Fire TV Stick bundle instead. The remote still allows you to search for and use apps with your voice,…
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Settlers of Catan to Become AR Game, Use Same Tech as Pokemon GO, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Settlers of Catan to Become AR Game, Use Same Tech as Pokemon GO, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Niantic may be involved with a project to turn the hit boardgame Catan into a Pokemon Go-style AR game. As originally reported by TechCrunch, the makers of the Settlers of Catan boardgame announced last month that it was working on a “massively multiplayer location-based game” called Catan: World Explorers. Catan Studios launched a website for Catan: World Explorers and internet sleuths uncovered multiple hidden references to Niantic in the website’s code. When IGN reached out to Niantic, the studio confirmed it was involved with the project in some capacity. Continue reading…
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