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Black Friday 2017: All of the big gaming deals from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft

Black Friday 2017: All of the big gaming deals from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft

In about a week and a half, a ton of different companies and manufacturers across the US will be vying for your hard earned cash through tempting Black Friday deals. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have always been huge days for the gaming industry, so it should be no surprise that the big three - Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo - want in on the action. All three companies have announced their deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we'll outline them here in this one guide.

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Pokemon GO update: Today’s Thanksgiving pre-celebration event

Pokemon GO update: Today’s Thanksgiving pre-celebration event

This morning the newest in-game event for Pokemon GO began, providing a sort of wink and nod to the rest of the Pokemon universe in the process. Today, users will be able to access a new set of clothing in celebration of the release of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon! And don't mistake this for the final event of this month - that'll be coming up soon enough!

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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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Pokemon GO Raid event begins now!

Pokemon GO Raid event begins now!

The next wave of Pokemon GO Raid events has begun, and the EX Raid is at the head of the pack. This new wave of Raids for users of all sorts begins just in time for a number of Gamestop locations turning on the lights for sponsored Pokestops and Pokemon Gyms. This does NOT mean that Gamestop is the only location where an EX Raid can happen, but it does mean that your local Gamestop might be a good place to look for an EX Raid first.

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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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It’s a big week for Nintendo Switch

It’s a big week for Nintendo Switch

It's an exciting day for Nintendo Switch owners. After gamers spent months vocally wondering where video streaming apps were, Nintendo finally announced today that Hulu is launching on the Switch. Hulu is live on the Switch eShop now, but that's merely the tip of the iceberg when we look at the week ahead for the platform.

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Nintendo Switch Hulu release is today

Nintendo Switch Hulu release is today

After months of waiting, it appears that the Nintendo Switch is getting its very first video streaming app today. As it does every week, Nintendo has released its eShop report called "Nintendo Download." In that report, it unceremoniously reveals that Hulu will be going live on the Nintendo Switch eShop later today.

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It’s time to buy a Nintendo Switch

It’s time to buy a Nintendo Switch

When a new console launches, there's always a period immediately afterward where many gamers sit on their money and wait for that console to become worth a buy. The time following launch can be a defining period for a console - if it achieves wide appeal, that attracts more developers to support the young platform and increases its value. If, on the other hand, it only manages a niche or small appeal, growth can flounder and scare developers away.

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Pokemon GO Reddit just revealed a big shiny treat

Pokemon GO Reddit just revealed a big shiny treat

In the future, the most rare form of Pokemon will be available outside the confines of individual events. The proof is in the pudding - aside from the anomalies we've witnessed over the past few weeks, today a screenshot from a Reddit user's Pokemon GO journal. In this journal entry, the user shows a Shuppet baby hatched from a Pokemon GO egg picked up post-Halloween event.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite Niantic rumor [UPDATE]

Harry Potter Wizards Unite Niantic rumor [UPDATE]

The folks at Niantic are apparently preparing a new Augmented Reality game for the public. This next game is said to ring in the new year with none other than global phenomenon Harry Potter - in a game that's not entirely unlike Ingress or Pokemon GO. Working with the basic data provided by Ingress and Pokemon GO - a dataset that continues to grow - users will be brought into the wizarding world of Harry Potter like never before - if this all turns out to be true, that is.

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