Tag: nintendo

Cloud Saves And NES Titles Will Feature In Switch Online Service

Nintendo has released some more information about its upcoming online service.  Nintendo Switch Online will launch in September for $3.99 a month, 3 months at $7.99, or a full year at $19.99.  There will also be a ‘family’ plan that will cover up to 8 accounts at $34.99.   Cloud Saves will be a feature of the […]

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Nintendo Is Warning Not To Buy 3rd Party Switch Docks

The market for docks for the Nintendo Switch is pretty crowded.  Nintendo does have an official version, but with a starting price tag of $60, people are bound to look for cheaper options.  Those cheaper options could come with consequences though.  Reports of the devices causing the Switch to get stuck in its boot sequence […]

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Pick Up Super Mario Odyssey For $11 Bucks Off Suggested Retail

Amazon is currently offering a digital code for ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ for $48.75 – a savings of $11.24 off the original price.  Since the Nintendo Switch has surpassed everyone’s expectations, finding titles (especially the hot titles) on sale for the console has been rare.  Finding ‘Mario’, possibly the consoles biggest title, on sale is impossible so if […]

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Nintendo Will Shape Up The E-Shop For The Switch

Nintendo is working to make your E-Shop experience a bit easier on the Switch.  The company is aiming to make it easier to discover games in the online store.  Damon Baker, Nintendo’s Relations Manager, had this to say about the store at this weeks GDC in San Francisco: “I can assure you steps are being […]

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Nintendo Has Filed A Patent For A Conga Drum Controller For The Switch

(image via Donkey Kong Wiki) Nintendo has filed a patent on a new way to control your Switch.  The patent describes using a Conga Drum as a controller for the console.  This wouldn’t be the first time Nintendo has used the instrument as a controller.  The first set was released alongside ‘Donkey Konga’ in 2003.  The […]

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The Encyclopedia Of Mario Is Coming Soon

We’re a few years past his 30th birthday, but it’s never too late to get to know more facts about plumbing’s greatest hero Mario.  Dark Horse Publishing is bringing ‘The Super Mario Encyclopedia’ to the US after it’s release in Japan in 2015.  The book covers all of the Mario games up through ‘Super Mario 3D World’ […]

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Mario Gets His Old Job Back

Last year, Nintendo posted a bio on their website for Mario, perhaps their most famous character.  There was one little detail in the new bio that sent the world into a tizzy.  The bio read that Mario used to be a plumber.  USED to be a plumber.  Questions about what Mario did with his time […]

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Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Wins DICE Game Of The Year

It’s been a good year for Nintendo.  You probably would have been laughed out of the room for suggesting at this time last year that a Nintendo game could win the DICE game of the year award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, but Nintendo had other plans.  ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of […]

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Super Mario Odyssey Gets A New Minigame

The first DLC for ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ is here, and it comes with a familiar face.  ‘Luigi’s Balloon World’ adds Luigi to the game and also adds in new outfits and filters.  To access the content you’ll need to finish the main game.  Then look for Luigi in each of the worlds.  Having a conversation with him […]

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Nintendo Thinks You’ll Want To Sign Up For Switch Online Membership

Nintendo has announced that it will have an online membership for Switch owners in September.  Details have been somewhat sparse about the new service, however.  It’s expected the membership will be required to play online multiplayer games, but not much else is known about what the benefits might be.  Nintendo managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi […]

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