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Splatoon 2’s massive holiday update adds new maps, gear, and modes

Splatoon 2’s massive holiday update adds new maps, gear, and modes

Perhaps anticipating a rush of new Splatoon 2 players thanks to the holiday season, Nintendo has announced a massive new update for the game. New content will be rolled out in two phases, with the first phase coming later this week. That first update will be followed by a second one in mid-December, giving Splatoon 2 players plenty of new content over the next couple of months.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

After departing from the tactical combat the series is known for earlier this year, Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles will soon be returning to its roots. With a lengthy trailer, Sega has revealed Valkyria Chronicles 4, the next installment in the franchise's mainline series. We'll see the game launch next year, and the platforms it's coming to may surprise you.

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Minecraft getting Update Aquatic, graphics upgrade in 2018

Minecraft getting Update Aquatic, graphics upgrade in 2018

The Minecraft-focused MineCon Earth event was held this weekend, and it saw Microsoft and developer Mojang make a couple of big announcements regarding changes and upgrades coming to the massively popular game. The first was the reveal of The Update Aquatic as the next big addition to Minecraft, along with the unfortunate news that the previously announced graphics update and cross-platform multiplayer on the Switch were being delayed until 2018.

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Skyrim on Nintendo Switch supports video capture feature

Skyrim on Nintendo Switch supports video capture feature

As a console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch is definitely lacking in terms of hardware power when compared to the PS4 and Xbox One. However, that didn't stop Nintendo from giving the system the ability to record gameplay footage with a software update that was released last month. Unfortunately it seems support for the feature is on a game-by-game basis, as only Nintendo's first-party titles have taken advantage of it.

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Nintendo Switch just blew Sony and Microsoft out of the water (again)

Nintendo Switch just blew Sony and Microsoft out of the water (again)

It's no secret that the Nintendo Switch has been selling well since launch. It's a new console with a solid first party library and it can be purchased at a decent price - of course it's selling well. Today we're getting a better idea of just how well it's performing thanks to the folks at NPD Group, who are gearing up to deliver their games industry report for the month of October.

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Skyrim for Switch and PlayStation VR released today

Skyrim for Switch and PlayStation VR released today

It feels weird that we'd still be talking about Skyrim here in 2017, but believe it or not, the game is heading to two new platforms today. One of those is the Nintendo Switch, and this launch is something we've known about since the Switch was first revealed more than a year ago. If you've always wanted to have a way to play Skyrim on the go, Bethesda and Nintendo have addressed your desires with this new release.

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GameStop’s Black Friday ad leaks with plenty of gaming deals

GameStop’s Black Friday ad leaks with plenty of gaming deals

Even though we're only a week away from the time that many companies will start offering their Black Friday deals, we haven't heard anything official from GameStop yet. Today we're getting an advance peek at what GameStop plans to offer on Black Friday, thanks to a new leak that shows us its entire Black Friday ad. Spoiler alert: GameStop's Black Friday is packed with gaming deals.

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Nintendo Switch homebrew has a major Mario drawback

Nintendo Switch homebrew has a major Mario drawback

It isn't a rare thing to see homebrew communities pop up around Nintendo consoles. We've seen it happen with the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, and now that the Switch is on the scene, the homebrew community has been hard at work figuring out exploits for it. A team called "reswitched" has created an exploit tool named Pegaswitch, and as of last week, that tool supports usermode code execution.

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Super Smash Bros for Switch hype has just been reignited

Super Smash Bros for Switch hype has just been reignited

2017 has been a pretty incredible year in terms of first-party Nintendo releases. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey both headlined the major launches for the Switch, and with other titles like Fire Emblem Warriors, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2, Switch owners definitely had a lot to play this year. As always, though, we're looking to what's next for Nintendo's newest console, and if new trademark filings are any indication, it may be Super Smash Bros.

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Super Mario Odyssey 100% run accomplished in 17 hours

Super Mario Odyssey 100% run accomplished in 17 hours

If you’re anything of a gamer, you may have at least heard of the Twitch and YouTube trend of speedruns. While definitely impressive, it isn’t the only noteworthy way to “run” a game. Just as awe-inspiring and, at the same time, bewildering are 100% runs that aim to collect and complete anything an and everything that the game has to offer in one single playthrough. Just like what gamer Okikurume accomplished by getting every single moon and collectible in Super Mario Odyssey in a little over 17 hours.

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Nintendo said to double Switch production to 30M in 2018

Nintendo said to double Switch production to 30M in 2018

Since the Nintendo Switch was release earlier this year, it's turned into one of the company's biggest hardware hits in quite some time. The console/handheld hybrid is already well on its way to topping the total lifetime sales of the Wii U within its first year. The Switch has been in such demand that Nintendo has had to increase production more than once so far, and a new report indicates that as many as 25 to 30 million units could be coming in 2018.

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Seeking a Nintendo Switch price drop now is a non-starter

Seeking a Nintendo Switch price drop now is a non-starter

Today we're running down analysis and subsequent analysis for time until a price drop for the the Nintendo Switch. Spoiler alert: you're going to be waiting a while. According to the most recent report on Nintendo's plans, the company is planning to ramp up production of the console starting their next fiscal year - that's April of 2018. Based on the numbers we've got here today, Nintendo's first price drop - if there is a price drop any time soon - won't be until Black Friday 2019.

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