portable gaming

Minecraft Dungeons Jungle DLC released at same time as free update

Minecraft Dungeons Jungle DLC released at same time as free update

If you've been playing Minecraft Dungeons since launch, you've been playing a little over a month. If you've been playing that long, you might be ready for a DLC already. But for the rest of the world - the people that've not yet gotten in on the action - is it too intimidating to start a game that's already rolling with an expansion just a month after initial release? In any case, the goal for the profit-minded creators at Minecraft is clear.

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Pokemon GO “balloons” leak may change the game forever

Pokemon GO “balloons” leak may change the game forever

Niantic's inadvertently revealed a major Pokemon GO update with Team Rocket in a balloon! A spill of game code for the Pokemon GO iOS version of the game showed a sort of game element that moves around the map. It's almost as if allowing Pokemon friends to rove around the map was a test run for this very awesome realization of one of the original dreams for the game - real-deal moving Pokemon!

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Animal Crossing update lets you jump in the water

Animal Crossing update lets you jump in the water

The newest Animal Crossing: Hew Horizons update is a "Free Summer Update" that'll allow you to swim. Where before now you could catch fish with your fishing pole, or leave your island to visit a friend, now you can just... go ahead and jump. Now's the time to explore the ocean! Just in time for the dawn of July, 2020! It's either this or watch Hamilton - or both!

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Mixer converting to Facebook Gaming, starting now

Mixer converting to Facebook Gaming, starting now

Microsoft just announced that they'd be shutting down their streaming platform Mixer, "enabling" gamers to "transition" to Facebook Gaming. The announcement came at the tail end of the WWDC 2020 Apple streaming event, while tech and gaming press were busy finishing up their first wave of coverage of Apple's event. Microsoft's announcement subtly suggested that they were "teaming up" with Facebook Gaming so that they could "make it easy for anyone in the Mixer community to join, if they choose to do so."

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Animal Crossing wedding event photos get weird

Animal Crossing wedding event photos get weird

If you're a big fan of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and you're interested in the newest event, Wedding Season, know this: Things are getting weird. If you pop in to the Animal Crossings: New Horizons hashtag collection on any social media platform, you'll find a wild array of weddings, full of the strangest items the game has to offer.

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Alienware Area-51m R2 is Dell’s new highest-end gaming laptop

Alienware Area-51m R2 is Dell’s new highest-end gaming laptop

The Dell-made Alienware Area-51m R2 revealed today, May 13, 2020, is Dell's highest-end gaming laptop. This machine works with an Intel 10th Gen Core S-series processors, and a choice between NVIDIA GeForce RTX Super graphics cards or AMD Radeon graphics. These laptops include "updated internal cooling technology" as well as 4K UHD display panels - all in a neat package that'll cost users three thousand dollars right out the gate.

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Nintendo Switch supply in trouble

Nintendo Switch supply in trouble

How, in a time when the Nintendo Switch sold better than ever, could Nintendo find themselves in a position where they can't make more? For Nintendo, the COVID-19 pandemic's been a double-edged sword. While quarantine life around the world's provided at-home gamers a reason to own and use a Nintendo Switch, the same quarantine's made it difficult to produce enough supply to meet demand. Today reports from Malaysia and the Philippines suggest the bottleneck's gotten worse.

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Nintendo Switch Lite back in stock (for now)

Nintendo Switch Lite back in stock (for now)

Without much fanfare the Nintendo Switch Lite returned to in-stock status at several stores in the USA this week in several bright colors. It would appear that stock has been released for sale in stores online like Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. You'll find the Turquoise version available at each of these stores, while gray seems to be sold out everywhere by Amazon, and Target's the only location with a Yellow version of the console.

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Nintendo ID login to Account temporarily halted: What you can do

Nintendo ID login to Account temporarily halted: What you can do

Nintendo recently had a bit of a security kerfuffle you should be aware of, if you weren't already made aware last week. The company's announcement suggested that all Nintendo ID users reset their passwords and double-check their accounts- especially with regard to Paypal. It's now become apparent that Nintendo's needed to take an extra step, and is temporarily stopping Nintendo Network ID sign-in to Nintendo Accounts.

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Fortnite live music concerts: This is really happening

Fortnite live music concerts: This is really happening

Fortnite held a live music concert, streaming a performance of a real, actual, live music artist in the game. How did it work? Who is Travis Scott? What's going on here? Is this the way the future is going to work, now that we're quarantined for COVID-19 all around the world in a never-ending repeat of the same day, over and over again. Did Epic Games find the way to beat the madness?

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Skater XL, SkateBird, OlliOlli for Nintendo Switch: Where’s Tony Hawk?

Skater XL, SkateBird, OlliOlli for Nintendo Switch: Where’s Tony Hawk?

Today the folks at Nintendo announced the release of Skater XL for Nintendo Switch. That's the third notable skateboarding game for the handheld/console gaming system - the first of which game out well before the console itself. This console would be perfect for the likes of the most fantastic skateboarding video game of all time, Tony Hawk Pro Skater. So where is it?

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Insiders tip Nintendo Switch supply boost imminent

Insiders tip Nintendo Switch supply boost imminent

Coronavirus quarantine and global pandemic for COVID-19 meant Nintendo Swich units sold in high numbers early this year, here in 2020. Now a report from Osaka / Kyoto Japan suggests that Nintendo has ordered a rise in output from producers of the hardware. Parts suppliers informed of the plans have reported that Nintendo expects to produce approximately 10% more units of "the Switch series" in 2020, over the around 20 million units sold last year.

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