Tag: Nintendo

Microsoft Has No Plans To Launch Xbox Live SDK On The Nintendo Switch

Last week Microsoft brought its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android devices. This meant that developers who wanted to integrate Xbox Live into their iOS and Android games would be able to. There were rumors that this could be the start of something bigger and that it might even make its way onto the […]

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Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is mobile prequel to Switch game

[embedded content] One of the best-reviewed and best-selling titles on the Nintendo Switch doesn’t have “Mario” or “Zelda” in the title. It’s Octopath Traveler, an old-school JRPG that attempts to modernize the pixel sprite artwork of Super Nintendo classics like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 6 (or Final Fantasy 3, if you’re a heathen). Now, it looks […]

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Nintendo encourages its smartphone game development partners to limit revenue, focus on high-quality fun

Nintendo is reportedly encouraging its smartphone game development partners to focus on fun instead of maximum revenue. It would appear that Nintendo sees the smartphone gaming market as a way to increase interest in its properties with the hope that its smartphone customers will find their way to the console market, the company’s bread and […]

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Nintendo wants to limit the number of in-game purchases in its mobile games

Nintendo is reportedly telling co-developers of its mobile games to limit in-game purchases. Nintendo might be having these discussions in order to maintain its reputation and image. With a growing roster of free-to-play games, you’d expect Nintendo to strongly push for in-game purchases. Interestingly, it appears that Nintendo is doing the opposite with its mobile […]

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Helmarock makes Zelda music more metal

Materia Collective has released a new album today, Helmarock: Zelda Metal Vol. II, which gives songs from Nintendo’s classic franchise a metal makeover. This is a followup to the original album that Materia Collective released in 2017. The album posts a runtime that’s twice as long as its predecessor. It […]

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[Update: Now available in more regions] Dragalia Lost by Nintendo is available for Android

Back in August Nintendo announced that Dragalia Lost would launch on Android on September 27th. Well, today is the day, and Nintendo has indeed delivered. So if you have been hankering for a new gacha RPG with pleasant chibi graphics, and some of the best music found on Android, then you’re going to want to […]

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You can get a 1TB microSD card for your Nintendo Switch for $450

I have a 200GB microSD card in my Nintendo Switch, and I ran out of space months ago. So naturally, I’m always on the lookout for a good deal on something larger. But I don’t think I want to spend the money to just double my space to 400GB. I […]

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Xbox Game Pass on Switch sounds great, but don’t forget about Nvidia

Microsoft is prepping its Xbox Game Pass and xCloud streaming service for the Nintendo Switch, according to a Direct Feed Games report. Direct Feed Games has a reputation for getting Nintendo rumors right, which is why so many people are taking this seriously. But while this deal may be in […]

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The DeanBeat: Farewell to Reggie’s body

It surprised me yesterday when Reggie Fils-Aime, the longtime president of Nintendo of America, announced he was going to retire on April 15 and not just so he could pay his takes. We’ve been saying goodbye to a lot of old friends lately, and it’s making us, or at least […]

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Is Fortnite killing game company stocks?

Since October, major game company stocks have been down significantly. Of course, much of this was due to an overall market decline. However, as market indexes have bounced back, game companies are still down. One of the big culprits, at least some people believe, is Epic Games’ multiplayer hit, Fortnite. […]

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Every free NES game added to Nintendo Switch Online in February 2019

In a disappointing turn of events, Nintendo added just two games to its collection of free NES titles for Switch Online subscribers in January. Every month following the launch of the subscription service last year, Nintendo added three games (along with a few surprises), so we hoped the pace would pick up once again when […]

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