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After seven years, Bayonetta finally arrives on PC

After seven years, Bayonetta finally arrives on PC

Back in the days of the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, you may remember gamers making a lot of noise about a game named Bayonetta. The Platinum-made action game found a lot of fans when it first launched back in 2010, but one notable oversight is the fact that it never made it to PC. That all changes today, as Sega and Platinum Games have release Bayonetta on Steam.

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Nintendo expands bug bounty program to Switch

Nintendo expands bug bounty program to Switch

Nintendo may not be the first company to come to mind when we're talking about bug bounties, but looking at its new program for the Switch, maybe it should be. An extension of the bug bounties program it launched for the 3DS a few months back, Nintendo has partnered with HackerOne to find vulnerabilities in the Switch.

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SwitchCharge keeps your Switch topped up while propped up

SwitchCharge keeps your Switch topped up while propped up

The Nintendo Switch is admittedly creative in the way it has mixed console and handheld gaming but, in the weeks that followed its hotly received launch, a few design warts have popped up. One of biggest design headaches is the location of the Switch's charging port, which basically meant you can't charge it while playing with the Switch propped up on its kickstand. While there are a few solutions floating around, the SwitchCharge may have trumped all those by offering charging on the go, a more stable kickstand, and some added protection for your Switch.

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mintyPi hides a gaming device inside Altoid tins

mintyPi hides a gaming device inside Altoid tins

Although it has long been in existence, the Nintendo Switch has caused a resurgence of interest in portable gaming handhelds. Particularly of the DIY kind. Naturally, the Raspberry Pi is the crowd-favorite when it comes to a single board computer (SBC) that will serve as the brains of such a project. With the launch of the Raspberry Pi Zero W, it was an auspicious time to make or remake such a project. And that is exactly what Warner Skoch, a.k.a. sudomod, did. Behold the mintyPi 2.0 in all its tiny, Atloid glory.

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This is why the Nintendo Switch online service isn’t free

This is why the Nintendo Switch online service isn’t free

The Nintendo Switch is a bittersweet thing for gamers, especially for Nintendo fans. On the one hand, it is a truly revolutionary gaming device that captures many of the desires of gamers. On the other hand, its is riddled with small problems left and right that detract from the full enjoyment of the gaming console/handheld. Although not a great deal breaker for many, one of those "problems" is the company's decision to charge for its accompanying online service. And here is why.

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New Nintendo Direct will cover ARMS and Splatoon 2

New Nintendo Direct will cover ARMS and Splatoon 2

Now that the Switch launch is over and we're moving deeper into the important first year, Nintendo is ready to start producing Nintendo Direct presentations again. The next one was announced today, with Nintendo revealing that it will mainly focus on ARMS and Splatoon 2 - two games that are on the horizon for the Switch.

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Minecraft Marketplace will offer curated maps and skins

Minecraft Marketplace will offer curated maps and skins

Microsoft and Mojang have announced a new premium marketplace incoming for Minecraft. With the simple name of Minecraft Marketplace, this new digital storefront will allow players to buy curated content like new maps, textures, and skins from Microsoft's partnered creators. While it sounds like a paid mod store at first blush, it's actually a little more exclusive than that.

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Pokemon GO prep for inevitable Easter Event

Pokemon GO prep for inevitable Easter Event

How we prepare for the Easter Event in Pokemon GO starts with Ratata and Pidgey and ends with some of the most high-level Pokemon in the game. The methodology is legendary for the most hardcore of Pokemon GO players. The way to get the most XP out of a single Lucky Egg has been a question pondered by all those well on their way to the promised land: Level 40. Once there, the highest-level Pokemon in Pokemon GO can be attained - with Bunny Ears, we're hoping.

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Physical Pong game table about to meet its Kickstarter goal

Physical Pong game table about to meet its Kickstarter goal

If you've ever wanted to own a coffee table that doubles as a physical version of the classic Atari game Pong, now's your chance. The same people who created the Pong table that was shown off in a popular YouTube video last year have taken their design to Kickstarter, and the project is about to meet its funding goal in its final days. The mechanical table game essentially functions like an Atari-themed version of air hockey, with physically sliding paddles on each end, and a puck that uses magnets and motors to bounce around.

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Call of Duty mobile game being made by Candy Crush developer King

Call of Duty mobile game being made by Candy Crush developer King

King, the company behind hit mobile game Candy Crush, is making a Call of Duty game designed specifically for mobile. The news was revealed in a grandiose job listing on the company's website; in it, King seeks individuals to fill four positions, including an art director, level designer, senior-level systems designer, and a senior-level UX/UI designer. Whomever the lucky individuals are will have to be located in or willing to relocate to Stockholm, Sweden.

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Graceful Explosion Machine arrives on Nintendo Switch eShop

Graceful Explosion Machine arrives on Nintendo Switch eShop

This week is a fairly big one for the Nintendo Switch eShop, with two big releases now available for digital download. The first is Graceful Explosion Machine, an indie title that turned a lot of heads when it was first previewed during Nintendo's Nindies showcase for the Switch.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at Toys R Us again this weekend

Nintendo Switch in stock at Toys R Us again this weekend

We're now more than a month out from the launch of the Nintendo Switch and many folks are still having trouble finding one. It would seem that Nintendo didn't realize how popular the Switch would be, which is causing stock problems around the country. Those of you still looking will want to check out Toys R Us this weekend, as the retailer has announced new incoming stock.

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