In the lead up to E3 2017, many Nintendo and fighting game fans were expecting to see either an enhanced port, in the vein of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or an entirely new entry for the Super Smash Bros series on Nintendo Switch. On the surface, it seemed like a logical idea: The new Smash amiibo are finally coming after a lengthy wait, and if Pokken Tournament was getting a DX version, then certainly Smash deserved one. However, while Smash is definitely coming to the Nintendo Switch, there was never a chance it was going to be at E3. Continue reading Why Super Smash Bros was never going to be at E3
Metroid Prime 4 and the new Pokemon RPG game are apparently coming in 2018, says Nintendo communications director Charlie Scibetta’s interview with Venture Beat. Scibetta talked up the constant stream of games Nintendo has planned, saying “If you want to be able to play games and not have a dry spell between any of the big launches, we think Nintendo Switch is a good place to be.” Continue reading Nintendo Exec: Metroid Prime 4 coming in 2018
In an interview with GamesIndustry, EA executive Laura Miele gave some interesting information in regards to the company’s partnership with Nintendo, and specifically the Switch. The Fifa 18 port seems to be a sort of test run for the developer, to see how their games sell on the console. Miele said they’re going to “continue to watch how the hardware does.” They’re also “exploring other products… looking at other IP.” Continue reading EA will watch how Fifa 18 does on Switch, is “exploring other products” with the console
E3 is the gamer version of Super Bowl commercials, except better, because the products are what the audience actually wants to see. It’s a time for reveals and surprises, like a summer Xmas, but developers have recently gotten a little too excited when it comes to revealing games still in the early stages of production. There are two ways Publishers can approach E3: Take Path A and show what they’re planning, or take Path B and show what they’re releasing. Continue reading Examining E3 2017 conferences based on release dates for every game shown
The Nintendo Switch has now obtained it’s first major system update, 3.0.0. It aimed to add a few new features to make using your Nintendo Switch more ergonomic and improve the general user experience.
Nintendo listed some of it’s key features that it’s releasing including adding friends from you 3DS and WiiU friends list, notifications when your friends come online and the ability to activate the vibrate function on detached Joy Cons that are within communication range of the Console.
Other updates include sound and colour option changes and the ability to uninstall software to enable installation of other software.
This update should automatically be installed on your Switch, if not see the support site (here) for advice on how to properly install the update as well as the full list of updates for Nintendo Switch 3.0.0
I’ve tried very hard to remove politics from CSG, as I want to cover games. They’re the world’s greatest entertainment medium, and our favorite form of escapism from our less-than-perfect, or monotonous lives. Nintendo has the right of it: In a recent interview Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-aime said that “Making political statements are for other people to do. We want people to smile and have fun when they play our games.” Continue reading It’s good that Nintendo doesn’t want to make political statements
Every single time a console holder becomes the top dog, they also become disdainful of their fans. They lean on their past and current success, then try to maximize profits by utilizing unsustainable business practices, instead of pleasing gamers and third parties. This is why Nintendo had such a terrible reputation for decades. It’s why Sony’s expectation of PS3 dominance got BTFO by XB360 and Wii. It’s why the Wii U failed so miserably. It’s why the XBOX will possibly be Microsoft’s last console. It’s as inevitable as the tides: When a company becomes too successful, it stops playing by the rules of good sense and gets smacked down. Continue reading E3 2017 Impressions: Sony is now holding back the gaming industry