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The Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake is an important sign for Switch games

Nintendo closed out an announcement-packed Direct video event  today by revealing that the Switch is getting another Zelda game. The publisher is remaking The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for its hybrid home-handheld console. Link’s Awakening debuted in 1993 for the Game Boy, and it has a loyal following who believe it ranks among the […]

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Super Mario Maker 2 comes to Switch in June

Nintendo remembered that it made one of the best games ever, and it is bringing its sequel to Switch. The publisher announced Super Mario Maker 2 during one of its Direct video events today. This make-your-own-Mario game launches on Switch in June. Super Mario Maker 2 features some new elements like the ability to create […]

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Sony’s PlayStation business gets new president and CEO, Jim Ryan

Sony’s gaming business has a new leader stepping in to take the top job. Jim Ryan will take over as SIE president and CEO beginning April 1. He is swapping places with current president and CEO John Kodera, who will take over Ryan’s role as SIE deputy president. Sony is noting that Kodera will continue […]

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PlayStation remains king of game industry ad spend as new players step up

PlayStation shows no sign of relinquishing its crown when it comes to TV budgets — Sony’s console brand accounted for over 43 percent of all industry spend in January. We also had some notable newcomers to the top five last month: Scopely, Square Enix, and Seriously Digital Entertainment made appearances. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, […]

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DiRT Rally 2.0 is racing toward Oculus Rift support

Codemasters announced on Twitter that DiRT Rally 2.0 will get Oculus Rift VR support this summer. The tweet shows an image of a Rift, no other headsets were mentioned, and states “@Oculus heard you”. This makes it likely exclusive to the Oculus platform. We heard you. @Oculus heard you. DiRT Rally 2.0 + Oculus = this summer… #RisetotheChallenge pic.twitter.com/ZYefrplGL2 — […]

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The RetroBeat: Kirby’s Adventure can teach today’s devs how to nail their endings

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced that Kirby’s Adventure is coming to Nintendo Switch Online on February 13 (along with Super Mario Bros. 2, but we’ll talk about that one another time). This is fantastic news. Kirby’s Adventure is one of the best games ever made for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The side-scroller’s release in 1993 […]

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Xbox Game Pass February 2019 — Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Batman: Return to Arkham

Microsoft has revealed a list of games that are coming to Xbox Game Pass in February. Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service that gives access to a large library of Xbox One games. For $10 a month, you can download any of the titles on the list. And in February, you’ll be able […]

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Sensor Tower: Nintendo’s Dr. Mario World mobile partner has made $1.5 billion on a Disney puzzler

Nintendo announced that it would be working with Japanese mobile developer Line for a new puzzle game, Dr. Mario World. If you want to know why Nintendo would want to team up with Line for this project, you just have to see the money that Line’s Disney-branded mobile puzzles has made. Disney Tsum Tsum, a […]

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Microsoft will expand Xbox Live support to Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS

Microsoft is planning to bring its online services, Xbox Live, to more NintendoSwitch, Android, and iOS games. This is via a listing for a session that Microsoft has scheduled for the Game Developers Conference, which will take place from March 18 to March 22, as first spotted by Windows Central. This will expand Xbox Live’s […]

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Nintendo president: Switch and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sales broke records

Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, said during the company’s earnings call that Nintendo’s sales of Switch hardware and games during the holidays were “extremely robust,” in a presentation for investors. He said that sales of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in December were above 12 million units, making it the fastest start for any title in […]

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Dr. Mario World is Nintendo’s next mobile game

Nintendo announced Dr. Mario World today, a new mobile puzzle game coming to iOS and Android this summer. The app will be free-to-play with in-game purchases. Nintendo is targeting an initial release in around 60 countries, including U.S. and Japan. This will be the second Nintendo mobile game to come out this summer, following the […]

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Switch sales strong, but Nintendo pulls back forecast

Nintendo reported strong third fiscal quarter earnings for the three months ended December 31, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fueling sales of the Switch video game console. But Nintendo still cut its forecast for the Switch in the fiscal year, saying it will now sell only 17 million Switch units by March 31, 2019, rather […]

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Mario Kart Tour for mobile delayed to summer 2019

Nintendo announced today as part of its nine month earnings report that the mobile game Mario Kart Tour is no longer coming out before the end of March. It will now release during this summer. Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s next mobile project. Past efforts include mobile versions of other popular Nintendo franchises, including Super Mario […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sales soar past 12 million

Nintendo announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold 12.08 million copies on Switch since its December 7 launch. The news came as part of the company’s financial report for the nine month period ending on December 31. This makes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate a giant hit. The fighting game is already the third best-selling […]

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Microsoft’s gaming revenues up 8% thanks to Xbox One software and Game Pass

Microsoft announced its earnings for the second quarter of financial year 2019, revealing that game revenues are up 8 percent compared to the same period last year. This quarter ended on December 31. Xbox software sales revenues and services were up 31 percent. So that means that Xbox One games and subscriptions for Xbox Live […]

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Some Xbox One users getting black screens, Microsoft working on fix (update)

Update at 12:30 a.m. Pacific: Microsoft says that the problems are now resolved. Some Xbox One users have been experiencing errors with their systems today, with reports of users seeing a black screen when starting up their consoles. Microsoft is aware of the issue and working on it. We are aware of reports of Xbox […]

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Nintendo actually released detailed patch notes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Most developers who update competitive games will tell players exactly what changed. Nintendo is not most developers, and often does things its own (and frustrating) way. But with today’s new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate patch, Nintendo has actually given us decent patch notes. This is unprecedented for the series. For Super Smash Bros. for Wii […]

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February 2019 Xbox Games with Gold — Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

Microsoft has revealed the free games that will be available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers during February, which includes some modern retro-inspired games and two actually older games. These free games incentive people to get or renew their Xbox Live, which enables online gaming on Xbox One for $10 a month. Sony and Nintendo have […]

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Metroid Prime 4 development restarts; Nintendo brings in Retro Studios

Nintendo released a video today explaining that development is restarting on Metroid Prime 4 for the Switch. Retro Studios, the Austin, Texas-based company that created the original Metroid Prime trilogy, is now working with Nintendo on the rebooted project. Switch has been a huge sales success for Nintendo, and high-quality first-party games from established franchises […]

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December 2018 NPD: Nintendo Switch dominates PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Nintendo Switch sales are off the charts. The system was the best-selling gaming console in the United States in December and for all of 2018, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. The Switch sold well throughout the year, but the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gave it a massive boost to close out […]

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