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Mar
24
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The extra cost on Switch games might give you pause

When Minecraft: Story Mode — The Complete Adventure comes to Nintendo Switch in June, it will cost $39.99.
That’s according to various retailers, which put the game up for pre-order yesterday.

It seems almost everything on the new Nintendo Switch is $10 bucks more, and some are blaming it on the 'special coating' on the cartridges so kids don't eat them, and others are blaming it on the tiny size and higher cost to make them, but is that really true?
Mar
24
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CEO predicts "Wii-like" sales potential amid instant sell-outs of new shipments.

The successful launch of the Nintendo Switch earlier this month is already creating retail shortages and steep markups on the secondary market.
Tomorrow Toys 'R Us claims they will have more Switch'es in, and Amazon had some today but they were gone in 5 minutes, and big 'N' has recently stated they doubled up production to 16 million for fiscal year 2017, from 8 million, but will that be enough to meet demand, GameStop does not think so, they are counting on the Switch being a 'hard to find' item thru-out the first 12 months! :)
Mar
24
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Surprise, surprise, almost everyone who is buying a Nintendo Switch also wants a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

It goes without saying that Nintendo’s iconic series is the main lure for driving people to pick up the console at the moment as other titles slowly leak in.
Well, I don't know about you, but what else is there to play on Nintendo Switch besides Zelda, not like I going to 'milk some cows', or 'play look at my partner to see whom can draw his fake gun faster', type games, and Mario Kart re-buy-over-again is not out yet, so only Zelda.
Mar
23
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Plus Lots More Nintendo Download Updates This Week!

Available on March 28, Has-Been Heroes is a challenging and rewarding rogue-like game of strategy and action, featuring a band of old heroes on a quest to escort the King's twin princesses to a faraway academy.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Mar
22
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Introducing the bespoke Dock Sock

The industrious community on Etsy will take any opportunity to fill a perceived need, and friends do we ever need the Dock Sock.
After almost 3 weeks of people complaining about the 'broken' Left Joy-Con, big 'N' finally stepped up to the plate and is offering everyone a 'piece of foam' to fix their 'desyncing' issues, but still big 'N' will not admit that their hard plastic DOCK is roughing up their cheap plastic SCREEN, and as such, people are looking for ways to 'prevent damage', and so far the best solution has been the 'Dock Sock' :)
Mar
22
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Foam on the range

While Nintendo remains mostly mum on the issue of some left Joy-Con controllers becoming desynced from the Switch console, it appears it has a solution for those affected.
Originally, big 'N' told everyone with 'Lefties' problems to stop playing behind their giant fish tank, but it seems the REAL problem has now been discovered, there is tiny piece of 'conductive' foam missing from some batches of 'Left' Joy-Con's and Nintendo is kind enough to offer replacements for FREE giving you your 'Foam on the range' you were missing, so you can go back to both hands on the Joysticks! :)
Mar
22
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Watch popular YouTube personalities battle it out in the Nintendo Switch Rally

One of the coolest parts of Nintendo Switch is its ability to be play fantastic high-quality games anywhere and in many different ways.
In this new three-part reality competition series, we highlight these features by pitting huge gaming YouTube channels Smosh Games against Game Grumps in an epic competition for the ages.
Mar
22
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PUBLIC SQUID ANNOUNCEMENT!

We here at the Squid Research Lab just wanted to remind you about the upcoming Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, coming to a Nintendo Switch system near you between March 24 and March 26.
It's basically going to be the freshest thing that happens this weekend - even fresher than Judd's breath after nibbling on some catnip.
Mar
22
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A triple shot of Seiken Densetsu

Square Enix is bringing the first three games in the Seiken Densetsu series — aka the Mana series — of role-playing games to Nintendo Switch. The collection, which is currently announced only for Japan, will ship this June.
If you are into Mana, and you are in Japan you will love the great Nintendo Switch news we have for you today, enjoy! :)
Mar
22
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“The situation has drastically changed”

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the “Igavania” game from Koji Igarashi, is no longer coming to Wii U, Igarashi announced today in a Kickstarter update. That version has been canceled in favor of a Nintendo Switch version.
Since the Nintendo Wii U Console is basically R.I.P. the developers behind Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, think it would be best to stop their existing efforts on Wii U, and regroup and focus instead of the newly launched Nintendo Switch for all their KS Backers instead.
Mar
21
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Plus Limited Edition Bundle Is On The Way For Nintendo 3DS Owners To Experience Fire Emblem In All Its Glory!

Fans that want to level up their Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia experience when the game launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on May 19 can do so by picking up the game’s Limited Edition bundle, launching the same day.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia reimagines Fire Emblem Gaiden, a Famicom game that was previously only released in Japan. This new version of the game sports modern graphics, cinematics and, in a first for the series, free-roaming 3D dungeon environments.
Mar
21
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"Switch is mostly custom kernel. They used bits of Android"

Back when the Switch was known as the Nintendo NX there were rumours which suggested that the console would make use of Google's Android operating system, and according to former Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster, the Japanese giant actually went as far as to approach Cyanogen regarding its OS.
We already know from studying recent dumps of the Switch eMMC and RAM that Nintendo basically rewrote their 3DS Kernel for the Switch, but also uses alot of Android libraries and such inside their OS to manage rendering and drivers, etc. -- And it seems originally big 'N' was talking to Cyanogen to produce their OS, but the CEO turned them down and say to them to 'Stick it' :)
Mar
20
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Cluster is here. I'm back!

More simple installation, new fceumm core and that is just the tip of the iceberg for this amazing new update by Cluster!
Cluster is finally back, and here he is with yet another one of his mind-blogging updates to 'HakChi2' that turns your NES Mini into a must-have, as if it was not hard enough to find one to purchase, now it will be even harder, as more people 'mod' their NES Mini's. :)
Mar
20
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Nintendo Does Not Infringe Tomita Technologies’ Patent

On March 17, a United States Appeals Court confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS system does not use technology covered in a patent asserted by Tomita Technologies USA, Inc. and Tomita Technologies International, Inc.
The Court specifically confirmed that Nintendo 3DS includes technology that is significantly different from the patented technology.
Mar
20
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Nintendo is partnering with GameTruck to bring the Nintendo Switch console and fun games like 1-2-Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to parties everywhere.

Starting today, more than 100 GameTruck vehicles will feature playable versions of the 1-2-Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild games on Nintendo Switch systems, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being added to the fleet at the end of April.
Starting today, more than 100 GameTruck vehicles will feature playable versions of the 1-2-Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild games on Nintendo Switch systems, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being added to the fleet at the end of April.
Mar
18
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UPDATE V2: Added batch generation for multiple new serial numbers for easier use with N2 Elite. The original version is still available for those who prefer the old method.

This python 3 script decrypts an Amiibo BIN file using Amiitool, generates a random tag serial, creates a new BIN file with the new serial, and encrypts it for use. Currently only set up for Windows but could easily be edited for use on Linux.
AnalogMan is back with another cool scene release, this one is basically is designed only for those that use Amiibo emulating devices such as N2^Elite (aka) Amiiqo, Datel PowerTag or NaMiio. This app is no way designed for those who write Amiibo figurines to blank NFC tags or those with real Amiibo characters.
Mar
18
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It will break your Piggy-Bank, but it will make hours of two player enjoyment a whole lot better!

Unlike the Nintendo Switch, Twelve South’s HiRise 2 iPhone stand is not exactly new. But, as the company’s enterprising marketing team has discovered, it is perhaps the best-looking solution for standing up your Nintendo Switch while charging it at the same time.
The Nintendo Switch has a little clip-out 'plastic' piece that sounds like it will break each time you use it, plus it blocks the charging plug, so it means you can't play&charge at the same time if you gaming on the go without your dock and TV screen, which is little weird for being a console that plays on the 'being portable' side, and with its short battery life it might not last as long as it takes to make Easter dinner! :)
Mar
18
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Which Is 75% Smaller Than The Original!

Nintendo's own Dock is nice, but its bulky, takes alot of space, has a habit of falling over, and also scratching your screen, but this modder decided he could build one better, that does not fall over, scratch the screen, and it also takes up alot less space in his room!
You all heard of the reports of Nintendo's original dock, scratching the Switch's cheap plexiglass screen, and also falling over, but now thanks to this modder's idea of custom dock, he has become so popular since the news stuck, he thinking of building them to order!
Mar
16
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This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is a dungeon-crawling shoot-'em-up that's a different game each and every time you play it.
Its another new week for Nintendo and great news for new Switch owners, a bunch of cool Nindies got added to their growing eShop. :)
Mar
14
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1-2 Switch was a dud, but Bomberman on the Switch was a blast!

It looks like Bomberman is back with a vengeance, after sales data for Super Bomberman R in Japan was released alongside other games in the franchise.
Konami loves the fact their new Switch game is selling great, so much so they most likely will try out doing some more 'Switch' ports!