Nintendo Switch: No Virtual Console at Launch

Nintendo Switch: No Virtual Console at Launch

Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will not come with Virtual Console games at launch. Confirmed in the press release for next week’s indie game broadcast, Nintendo said: “Virtual Console games will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch. We will share more information in the future.” Virtual Console is Nintendo’s emulation service, allowing new consoles to play games from as far back as the NES. It will likely become a major part of the console’s new paid-for online subscription, which will offer NES and SNES games each month. Continue reading…
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We Played Mass Effect Andromeda

We Played Mass Effect Andromeda

DOWNLOAD UNLOCKED 284 (Audio version) We finally got to play a few hours of Mass Effect Andromeda. We spend a good chunk of time discussing it in a totally spoiler-free way. We also got to play the first hour of Prey and offer the same thing: extensive impressions without any spoilers. Plus: we analyze Microsoft’s decision to move their E3 press conference to Sunday, and more! Continue reading…
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Indie-Focused Nintendo Broadcast Coming Next Week

Indie-Focused Nintendo Broadcast Coming Next Week

Nintendo has announced that it will broadcast a “Nindies Showcase” next Tuesday, February 28, at 9am PT/ 12pm ET / 5pm GMT (that’s 3am AEST on February 29). The broadcast will focus on downloadable indie games for the upcoming Nintendo Switch console. According to a press release, over 60 indie games will come to Nintendo eShop this year. Nintendo also revealed that two previously announced indie games will now be arriving as Nintendo Switch launch games on March 3: Fast RMX, an F-Zero-like futuristic racing game, and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, the complete edition of Yacht Club’s brilliant retro platformer, including the new Specter of Torment campaign.. As previously announced, Shovel Knight’s DLC campaigns will now be sold as standalone games, meaning Specter of Torment will also be available separately on March 3. Continue reading…
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40 Up Close and Personal Images of Nintendo Switch

40 Up Close and Personal Images of Nintendo Switch

We’re just 8 days from the official launch of Switch and Nintendo has pulled back the curtain to give us an up close and personal look at its hybrid console. Check out this huge gallery of high-res images we took of the Switch from nearly every possible angle. It’s all here, from the neon Joy-cons, to the Pro Controller, in every configuration we could think of. WWE superstar John Cena is helping advertise Nintendo Switch, at least in the US. Cena is scheduled to appear February 23 at a Switch pop-up event at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in California. Continue reading…
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LEGO City Undercover Current-Gen Release Date Revealed

LEGO City Undercover Current-Gen Release Date Revealed

LEGO City Undercover is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 4. The open-world LEGO game first launched for Wii U back in 2013. The modern version of the game features a co-op mode not found in the original. WB Games announced LEGO City Undercover for PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on its Twitter page back in November, but didn’t give a firm release date, saying the game was coming out in Spring 2017. If you missed it on Wii U, and statistically speaking you probably did, the game blends the humor and collecting of LEGO games with a Grand Theft Auto-style open world format. There are “more than 20 unique districts to investigate,” and besides the obvious chasing and apprehending criminals, there are “mischievous aliens to capture,” among other quirky, LEGO-game activities. Continue reading…
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Mass Effect: Andromeda Hands-On: 3 Hours of Spoiler-Free Impressions

Mass Effect: Andromeda Hands-On: 3 Hours of Spoiler-Free Impressions

From the very beginning, Mass Effect: Andromeda presents a strong, dedicated focus on customization, creatively expanding on some of the series’ staple RPG elements. I played three early hours of the game last week, and here’s everything I learned about the upcoming sci-fi RPG, excluding extensive character and narrative-based information, because we don’t want to spoil anything. Just like Shepard, pre-made versions of Andromeda’s twin protagonists, Sara and Scott Ryder, exist, but the character customization menu also lends itself to creating more “hideous and outrageous” protagonists (to use BioWare’s own words) than the existing Mass Effect trilogy did. Since the Ryders aren’t military, there’s an array of unconventional and bizarre hairstyles available that likely never would’ve suited the likes of Shepard, and I think we’re going to have a whole lot of fun with it. Continue reading…
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Pokemon World Championships 2017 Date, Location Announced

Pokemon World Championships 2017 Date, Location Announced

This year’s Pokemon World Championships will take place from August 18-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The Championships cover both the core video game and trading card game series, with only those who earned enough points at qualifying events throughout the year invited to play. Winners in both categories earn a share of over $500,000 in prizes. There’s also a smaller prize pool for the world’s best Pokken Tournament players, with qualifying competitors vying for a $20,000 prize pool on the Wii U version of the game. The Pokemon Company has also announced an event offering the last chance to qualify for the World Championships, the North American International Championships, which will be held from June 30-July 2. Continue reading…
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Save up to £90 on Xbox One S Bundles Including a Free Controller From Under £220

Save up to £90 on Xbox One S Bundles Including a Free Controller From Under £220

Help us get to 2000 likes! Like our page to get the latest deals straight to your news feed and also to find exclusive codes that we provide for our readers. Save up to £90 on Xbox One S Bundles Including Free Controllers From Under £220 Microsoft have begun their ‘Xbox Mega Deals’ from today. Deals include: Save up to £90 on Xbox One S Bundles – Now starting at £219.99 + FREE controller Continue reading…
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Bethesda 'Can't Say' If Skyrim on Switch Is the Special Edition

Bethesda 'Can't Say' If Skyrim on Switch Is the Special Edition

While Skyrim is on its way to Nintendo Switch, comments from Bethesda’s Todd Howard have made it unclear whether the version coming is a port of the 2011 original, the 2016 Special Edition, or a new custom-built version. In an interview with Polygon, the publisher’s executive producer was asked what version of the game would be coming to Nintendo’s new console, to which he answered that he “can’t say”. The Special Edition of the game included all of Skyrim’s DLC, and included graphical upgrades and mod support for consoles. We awarded the console version an 8/10, saying it “recaptures and beautifies the legendary RPG”. Continue reading…
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New Pestilence Comic Asks ‘What If the Black Plague Was Caused by Zombies?’

New Pestilence Comic Asks ‘What If the Black Plague Was Caused by Zombies?’

Writer Frank Tieri and artist Oleg Okunev are teaming up for a new comic book at AfterShock Comics called Pestilence. The series will explore what it would be like if the Black Death plague was actually an undocumented zombie apocalypse. There have been numerous zombie stories set in modern times and in the not-so-distant future, but AfterShock editor-in-chief/co-founder Mike Marts worked on giving the genre a twist with film/TV writers Eric Bromberg and Brandon Auman, then presented the idea to Tieri, who was intrigued to explore it in a comic. Cover by Tim Bradstreet. (AfterShock Comics)Continue reading…
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