The Pokémon Company International and Funko, Inc., (Nasdaq: FNKO) have announced a continuation of their partnership and licensing agreement to create “A Day with Pikachu,” a brand-new series of 12 Pokémon figures by Funko. The new collection will be available on PokemonCenter.com, the premier destination for official Pokémon merchandise in the US. Each figure from […]
Hey Howdy Hey Tappers! Love is in the air friends! Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns! And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style. Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed. This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each […]
Trials Rising is coming to the Nintendo Switch On 26th February and the company has detailed the game’s post-launch plans to keep gamers keeping on playing. Ubisoft revealed that the Expansion Pass will include a whopping 55 new tracks. Here are the details direct from Ubisoft along with a trailer showcasing the features that players […]
Nintendo of America has announced today that a special limited time Nintendo Switch bundle will come with a $35 Nintendo Switch eShop voucher. You’ll be able to use the code on any title available on the eShop which is preferable to some than having a pack-in game. The bundle will be available on the 15th […]
So much has been going on lately that Japan almost feels like ages ago. I guess that makes sense since January always feels long as fuck but admittedly, I think I’m getting a bit worn out with all this traveling I’ve been doing lately. After coming back from my Tokyo Auto Salon trip, I spent…
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS YO-KAI WATCH 3 – Mischievous beings known as Yo-kai are everywhere, and it’s up to Nate and Hailey Anne to befriend, battle and solve problems with them. Follow two parallel stories and unravel the mysteries behind strange sightings while meeting more than […]
Nintendo has announced the next two games that will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online NES library. On February 13th, you will be able to play Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby’s Adventure. As always, the announcement of a Nintendo Switch Online NES update comes with a trailer that showcases gameplay of both games, […]
Japanese magazine and sales tracker Famitsu has published their estimated digital download numbers for a number of high-profile Nintendo Switch games such as Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Splatoon 2. Famitsu reports that digital sales numbers for the brilliant Super Smash Bros Ultimate are 309,229 as of 30 December 2018. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 309,229 Futari […]
Hey Howdy Hey Tappers! It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast which means it’s officially time to start Act 3 (week 3) of the Love, Springfieldian Style Event! Now if you remember, week 3 ended with Snake saying Willie’s story was lame and he was ready to cut cards… Rome-Eh & Julie-Aye Outro Autostarts […]
It is Wednesday which means that it is time to view the Japanese video game hardware and software charts. This week sees no change at the top for Kingdom Hearts 3 and Resident Evil 2 which are bound to continue their sales streak. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe remains steady at number three with […]
The latest Facebook security blunder involves photos from 6.8 million users. The company shared in an update on its developer page today that a bug allowed third-parties to see photos from Facebook users who had uploaded, but chose to not post them to the social media service.
The official Sonic the Hedgehog account has unleashed a new tune from SEGA and Sumo Digital’s upcoming Team Sonic Racing video game. The theme is for Sand Road which is one track that’s going to be featured in the game and it is based on Sonic Adventure’s Sand Hill level. The track features Jun Senoue, Tee Lopes, and Takeshi Taneda on bass. Have a listen below.
With the introduction of the revamped Mac App Store on macOS Mojave, Apple had to remove some features along the way. Today, the company is adding app analytics for Mac App Store applications in App Store Connect.
The tech news was dominated in October by a dramatic Bloomberg claim that Chinese spy chips had been embedded into the Super Micro motherboards of servers supplied to Apple, Amazon and others. The report claimed that Apple had discovered the chips, and reported the fact to the FBI. All involved – Apple, Amazon and Super Micro […]
We finally have some updated numbers for console sales in the United Kingdom which is the biggest video game market in Europe. It is the PlayStation 4 which is the best-selling system in the UK with sales of 6 million, it is followed by the Xbox One at 5 million and the Nintendo Switch at 1.4 million units. Here’s the details direct from Christopher Dring:
The Super Nintendo produced some graphically impressive video games during its tenure and a Japanese YouTube channel has listed what it deems to be the most visually impressive games on the system. It is always amazing how far video games have come today, but you can’t help appreciate the visual charm of these retro titles.
- Tales of Phantasia
- Final Fantasy VI
- Star Fox
- Donkey Kong Country 3
- Street Fighter Zero 2
- Tengai Makyou Zero
- Stunt Race FX
- Seiken Densetsu 3
- Yoshi’s Island
- Super Mario RPG
- Rudora no hihou
- Megaman X2
- Star Ocean
The Game Awards was not the only awards show that took place this week. The Gamers’ Choice Awards aired on CBS earlier today, which had 50 different gaming categories. Nintendomanaged to pick up a handful of awards, mostly due to the Mario franchise. For example, Super Mario Party was voted the “Fan Favorite Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game”. The full list of winners is down below.
A lengthy NY Times feature provides some stark illustrations of the extent to which potentially-identifiable location data is being captured, shared and retained by both iOS and Android apps, threatening user privacy. The paper was able to identify specific individuals from some location patterns, and found that one iOS app was passing exact location data to […]
Those of you who are curious about the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie shouldn’t have to wait too long to get details. The official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account has stated today that news about the upcoming movie, which is due next year, will be published by IGN.
One of the best experience in Melbourne, in my opinion, is a relaxed stroll from Hamer Hall down to Melbourne city centre, by way of the Princes Bridge.
While us Nintendo Switch owners are still waiting for Dragon Quest XI S on the system, Square Enix is undoubtedly thinking about the next entry in the successful franchise. Speaking at the computer entertainment developers conference Hori spoke briefly about plans for the next game in the series.
“How is the 12th entry going?”
Horii responded, “I actually already came up with the keywords, but I can’t say anything here. (Laughs.)”
The game designer added, “However, since Dragon Quest XI‘s scenario was well-received, this time I want the same reception for the gameplay systems, but I could also surprise everyone and make it an epic. Now I just feel like teasing everyone. (Laughs.).”
Furthermore, Horii said, “I keep absentmindedly thinking about making the theme the feeling of ‘wanting to make dreams come true.’”
Likely discussing the topic more than he should, Horii closed by saying that a Dragon Quest XII is “still many years away.”
The themes are a neat addition to the Nintendo 3DS and the Kyoto company has released two new themes which are available right now. They are Pokemon themed themes for Team Aqua and Team Magma. The themes are available in both North America and Japan and cost $1.99 each.
Japanese Nintendo is reporting this evening that Nintendo has applied for some trademarks regarding its intellectual properties. The two trademarks are for Wii games, the controversial Metroid: Other M and the acclaimed Super Mario Galaxy. These are for purposes including ‘video game program’, ‘downloadable video game program’, and ‘program for smartphone’.
The Joker Persona 5 reveal for the upcoming downloadable content for Super Smash Bros Ultimate was completely unexpected and thankfully it wasn’t spoiled before the event like some other titles. IGN caught up with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime to get some idea of Masahiro Sakurai’s thinking for the rest of the downloadable characters that will join the fight. Fils-Aime was also quizzed about whether we could see Persona 5come to the Nintendo Switch. Read on for his response.
“It’s emblematic of the approach that Mr. Sakurai and the team are taking with the DLC,” Fils-Aime told IGN. “He wants characters that are unique, different, to bring them into the Smash Bros. environment. So it’s going to be tremendously exciting.”
“Mr. Sakurai, he’s not only a student of Nintendo franchises, and obviously he’s had his hand in a few, but he’s a student of video games from a total perspective,” Fils-Aime said. “And so he’s been the driver in really thinking about what type of character coming into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would bring just a whole different level of fun and enjoyment for the player. That’s been the approach. That’s the thinking.”
“I hope the fans are excited by the announcement of Joker. I hope they’re looking forward to the future announcements,” he added. “I hope it gives them confidence to just go buy the Fighter Pass. That way they can get the latest fighter as soon as it’s available and continue building out their roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.”
“You know, I can’t comment on [Persona 5 Switch] that. Again, from our perspective, we’ve been clear. We want all the best content on our platform. All the best content, all the best developers. And so our job is to continue growing the install base for Nintendo Switch to drive engagement of our players, to grow the audience. As that happens, then developers see the opportunity,” he said.
Thanks to Nintendo First Order Reaver for the news tip!
Nintendo has released a new update for Splatoon 2, putting the game at version 4.3.0. This update adds the final new weapons, which are the Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau, Nautilus 79, Custom Explosher and Bloblobber Deco. There are also four new weapon sets from the Toni Kensa Collection. As for Gear Abilities, you can now get Bomb Defense Up DX and Main Power Up.
As concern about slowing iPhone sales continues, Bloomberg today highlights one Apple supplier that has not yet cut its revenue forecasts. That supplier is Skyworks Solutions, who provides radio frequency chips for the iPhone and relies on Apple for half of its revenue.
There are a few more NES titles that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service this month. Starting December 12th, you will be able to play Ninja Gaiden, Wario’s Woods and Adventures Of Lolo. Nintendo of America confirmed the news on their official Twitter page, so we included their tweet for you down below. Feel free to check it out.
Yet another film shot on Apple’s iPhone is receiving an award today. The Guardian reports that Charlotte Prodger has been awarded the 2018 Turner Prize for her short film entitled “Bridgit,” which was shot on the Scottish countryside.
There are already a number of AirPods alternatives on the market – but noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes we’re about to get more. He points to supply-chain reports suggesting that both Google and Amazon are working on direct competitor products. But he also expects Apple to work on holding its market lead by adding […]
The ever reliable Liam Robertson has told his followers on Twitter that the Metroid Prime Trilogy is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Yesterday, we published that Swedish retailer Inet had listed the game on their website. However, thanks to our Swedish readers, it turned out it was fun speculation based on a rumour. We should presumably find out for sure during The Game Awards 2018.