Video Games

A History of Nintendo Hardware – 1977 to Now – IGN

Thursday, February 23, 2017

By Chloi Rad Nintendo has created some of the most revolutionary gaming hardware in the history of video games, as well as some of the strangest commercial failures. But regardless of its individual successes, Nintendo’s history of experimenting with new and risky hardware ideas is apparent from the very beginning. In this gallery, we go back all the way to 1977, when Nintendo released its first home video game console…

This Year’s ‘Call Of Duty’ Should Launch On The Nintendo Switch – Forbes

Thursday, February 23, 2017

(Credit: Nintendo) Activision has already announced that 2017’s Call of Duty will go back to the series’ roots, abandoning high-tech sci-fi trappings in favor of “traditional” combat. That’s great news. Now the video game publisher should surprise us with another announcement: That this year’s entry in the popular first-person shooter franchise is coming to Nintendo’s new console, the Switch. For one thing, aside from Splatoon 2 there really won’t be any other first-person shooters…

This Year’s ‘Call Of Duty’ Should Launch On The Nintendo Switch – Forbes

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Credit: Nintendo Activision has already announced that 2017’s Call of Duty will go back to the series’ roots, abandoning high-tech sci-fi trappings in favor of ‘traditional’ combat. That’s great news. Now the video game publisher should surprise us with another announcement: That this year’s entry in the popular first-person shooter franchise is coming to Nintendo’s new console, the Switch. For one thing, aside from Splatoon 2 there really won’t be any other first-person shooters…

Nintendo Of America Cofounder Passes Away At 71 – GameSpot

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nintendo of America cofounder Alan “Al” Stone has passed away. Gamasutra and Intergame report that Stone left us on Friday, February 17 due to cancer. He was 71. Stone cofounded Nintendo of America in 1981. He played a major role in helping to bring Nintendo’s coin-operated games such as Donkey Kong and Radar Scope to the United States. “He had bravely fought that terrible disease, yet throughout all maintained his…

Nintendo Does Its Best To Explain The Reasoning Behind The DLC For ‘Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ – Forbes

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

(Photo credit: Nintendo) With the news that Zelda: Breath of the Wild will feature DLC, it has been met with a very mixed response by fans. In a recent interview, Nintendo’s Bill Trinen did his best to explain the reasoning behind this decision. The main takeaway from Trinen’s explanation (starting at 41:42 in the below video) is that Breath of the Wild is obviously a very large game in terms of…

"Limited Supply" Of Nintendo Switch Units Will Be Available At GameStop On Launch Day – GameSpot

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Looking for a Nintendo Switch? Retailer GameStop announced today that it will have a “limited supply” of the hard-to-find systems available to buy at its US stores on launch day, March 3. “We will have a limited supply of the Nintendo Switch systems on launch day for walk-in customers,” GameStop’s Bub Puzon said in a statement. “Our teams made this happen. “I would strongly suggest customers plan on attending one…

Suda51 on Nintendo Switch and Interest in VR – IGN

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

By Alex Osborn No More Heroes creator and Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda (aka Suda51) recently discussed what it’s like developing for Nintendo Switch, saying “it’s extremely easy to work with Nintendo.” On the latest episode of IGN’s weekly show Up At Noon, Suda noted that Switch is “especially good for the developers,” thanks to an environment that makes it easy to bring content to the platform. Regarding his plans for Nintendo’s…

Co-op, Crafting, and More Come to Nintendo Switch With Troll and I – IGN

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

By Seth G. Macy Troll and I from publisher Maximum Games is bringing couch co-op to PS4, PC, and Xbox One in March and Nintendo Switch in Q2 of this year. The publisher released a new trailer to show off some of its upcoming features. The trailer shows off the game’s “foraging and crafting systems,” along with its split-screen co-op mode. Players are “tasked with strategically utilizing” the two playable…

Nintendo Does Its Best To Explain The Reasoning Behind The DLC For ‘Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ – Forbes

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

(Photo credit: Nintendo) With the news that Zelda: Breath of the Wild will feature DLC, it has been met with a very mixed response by fans. In a recent interview, Nintendo’s Bill Trinen did his best to explain the reasoning behind this decision. The main takeaway from Trinen’s explanation (starting at 41:42 in the below video) is that Breath of the Wild is obviously a very large game in terms of…

Nintendo Does Its Best To Explain The Reasoning Behind The DLC For ‘Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ – Forbes

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

(Photo credit: Nintendo) With the news that Zelda: Breath of the Wild will feature DLC, it has been met with a very mixed response by fans. In a recent interview, Nintendo’s Bill Trinen did his best to explain the reasoning behind this decision. The main takeaway from Trinen’s explanation (starting at 41:42 in the below video) is that Breath of the Wild is obviously a very large game in terms of…

All the Nintendo accounts you need for your Switch – Polygon

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nintendo has developed a bit of a reputation for sending console and handheld owners through the rigamarole of its online services. The company has juggled friend codes, a variety of IDs, friend codes again and, most recently, an account system that appears to be more akin to that of Nintendo’s competitors. But knowing which accounts are required for what remains inscrutable to Nintendo fans of all kinds. Now that the…

Four things you should get for your Nintendo Switch before it arrives – The Verge

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We’re quickly approaching the March 3rd launch of the Nintendo Switch. While you (hopefully) have your console’s preorder locked, there are a few other things you might want to grab for your Switch in advance. Below, we’ve broken down our picks for microSD cards, Ethernet adapters, charging cables, and everything else we can think of that you might want on hand when your Switch arrives. The Nintendo Switch can theoretically…

Nintendo Defends, Explains The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s DLC Pass – GameSpot

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Last week, Nintendo announced a $20 DLC Pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Some questioned and criticized this move. Now, Nintendo has responded. Nintendo’s Bill Trinen recently caught up with IGN to discuss the DLC pass and the reasoning behind it. “It was tough, because we actually had a lot of debate in terms of do we announce it, how do we announce it,” he said,…

The Exclusive Gap Between PS4 And Xbox One Has Become A Canyon – Forbes

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

(Photo: Guerrilla Games) “Wait, Horizon Zero Dawn is only on PS4?” That was the forlorn text I got from my friend yesterday after reviews went live for Guerrilla’s new open-world game, and it was deemed a must-buy by most, myself included. Given that it’s a new IP, I wouldn’t blame someone not in the industry bubble for failing to realize that Horizon was a PS4 exclusive, as my Xbox One-owning…

$200 Xbox One S Bundle Available Again – GameSpot

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Once again, you can pick up an Xbox One S for $200. This offer includes the white, 500 GB system that comes with Minecraft. While that’s not the most expensive game to be bundled with an Xbox One, this is still an outstanding price for a new console. It’s available right now in the US through eBay from Newegg. Shipping is free and you may not have to pay tax….

Xbox Scorpio NEWS UPDATE: Flashy new feature revealed for Microsoft’s high-spec console – Express.co.uk

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Xbox Scorpio will put those extra teraflops to good use when the holiday release date rolls around. Project Scorpio will reportedly launch with a powerful new dashboard that takes advantage of the extra horsepower. That’s according to Windows Central sources, which claim that while the Scorpio will use the same design language as Windows 10, it will boast something extra. “We’ve spoken to some sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans who…

Nintendo Defends, Explains The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s DLC Pass – GameSpot

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Last week, Nintendo announced a $20 DLC Pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Some questioned and criticized this move. Now, Nintendo has responded. Nintendo’s Bill Trinen recently caught up with IGN to discuss the DLC pass and the reasoning behind it. “It was tough, because we actually had a lot of debate in terms of do we announce it, how do we announce it,” he said,…

Nintendo Defends, Explains The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s DLC Pass – GameSpot

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Last week, Nintendo announced a $20 DLC Pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Some questioned and criticized this move. Now, Nintendo has responded. Nintendo’s Bill Trinen recently caught up with IGN to discuss the DLC pass and the reasoning behind it. “It was tough, because we actually had a lot of debate in terms of do we announce it, how do we announce it,” he said,…

Claim your new Nintendo User ID, the latest addition to its complicated online accounts – The Verge

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Nintendo’s byzantine online account system just got even more complicated, with the addition of a new “User ID” to user accounts. The new User ID seems to be the way you’ll be identified online, similar to Microsoft’s Gamertag system. It is not the same as a Nickname, another form of identification used for the same accounts. You’ll need to log into your Nintendo Account here to claim a User ID,…

Nintendo says that the Switch in a hands-on video was stolen – The Verge

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

On Wednesday, a video surfaced of a Nintendo Switch in use, which gave us a good look at the device’s software and how its menus work. Nintendo claims that the device in question had been stolen from a distributor. The maker of the video had claimed that the Switch was a preorder that had shipped early, but walked those statements back. In a statement made to IGN, Nintendo said that…