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Nintendo has sold 2 million Switch consoles in US… Switch update adds game clip recording and save data transfer

Extra! Extra! The Nintendo Switch is a massive hit!

OK, that’s not exactly news. But Nintendo did announce sales figures for their latest console today, as well as unveiled a brand new system update.

You can read all about both stories after the break. (more…)

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Fire Emblem Warriors, The Mummy Demastered, Jackbox Party Pack 4, more added to Nintendo eShop

Get the party started with today’s Nintendo eShop update.

Switch owners will be able to compete with friends and family in five-and-a-half new party games from Jackbox Games in The Jackbox Party Pack 4. And starting tomorrow, players will be able to recruit characters from across the Fire Emblem universe on both the Switch and New 3DS to do battle in Fire Emblem Warriors.

Beginning next week, Switch owners will be able to get nostalgic with WayForward’s MetroidVania-inspired The Mummy Demastered and they can keep the party going with Just Dance 2018

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time #66: Mega Man 2

“The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time” is a statistical meta-analysis of 44 “Best Video Games of All Time” lists that were published between 1995 and 2016. Catch up on how we decided to sort the games and the rest of the Top 100 in the Introduction.

You can also help support the completion of this project through Patreon.

The first Mega Man game is a bit of an odd duck, which has become even more pronounced as the years go by. The graphics are simplistic, the sound is tinny, there’s only six Robot Masters instead of the traditional eight, and there’s even a score counter (a feature that was jettisoned from the dozens of sequels that followed). There’s just a smoothness to subsequent games in the franchise that Capcom had yet to master with the first entry.

But like most Mega Man fans, I only learned all this after the fact. At the time, whatever memories I have of the first game were formed by guide writers who described it as an unfairly difficult game, old episodes of Captain N, and the fact that none of the local rental outlets owned a copy (unsurprisingly, Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf was always available).

I finally got the chance to see what all the fuss was about with Mega Man 2, which was also the first game in the Mega Man franchise to be spearheaded by Capcom’s Keiji Inafune. With an expanded role in the sequel’s development, Inafune became known as the “Father” of Mega Man to plenty of fans, and codified many of the traditions and patterns the series is known for. (more…)

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Wulverblade, Etrian Odyssey V, Yono and the Celestial Elephants, more added to Nintendo eShop

The Nintendo Switch continues to roll through the Fall with another massive collection of new releases on the Nintendo eShop today.

Wulverblade is a side-scrolling beat ’em up about an early war between the Britons and the Roman army. Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an adventure game about a young elephant tasked with saving the world. And The Flame in The Flood: Complete Edition is a survival story about a young girl, her dog, and a raging river.

Over on the 3DS, RPG fans will be able to download Atlus’s Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth on Tuesday, October 17.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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Stardew Valley coming to Switch this week… Battle Princess Madelyn gets a new teaser trailer

ConcernedApe has announced that Switch owners will soon be able to take Stardew Valley on the go, and Casual Bit Games has unveiled the newest trailer for Battle Princess Madelyn.

You can read more about both after the break. (more…)

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FIFA 18, Golf Story, Inversus Deluxe, more added to Nintendo eShop

It’s another big week for the Nintendo Switch… because dozens of new titles (and a few new 3DS games) are now available to download through the Nintendo eShop.

Later this week, EA Sports will bring their soccer simulation FIFA 18 to the Switch on September 29. But beginning today, Sidebar’s “Golf RPG,” Golf Story, will tee off on the Switch eShop. It’ll be joined by monochromatic shooter Inversus Deluxe, picture puzzler Picross S, and co-op spaceship manager Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (on October 3).

Over on the 3DS, Nintendo fans will be able Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters on September 29 and Culdcept Revolt on October 3.

You can learn more about this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: FIFA 18, Gundam Versus, Danganronpa V3, More

Go for the goal with this week’s new retail releases.

EA Sports will bring FIFA 18 to the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS3, and Xbox 360. It’ll be joined on the pitch by Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport 7: Ultimate Edition, which Xbox One owners can pick up three days earlier than the launch of the standard edition.

There’s nothing standard about massive mechs, and Bandai Namco will bring Gundam Versus to the PS4 this week. NIS America will also deliver a wild new entry in the Danganronpa series, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony for the PS4.

Finally this week, Level-5 and Nintendo will bring Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters to the 3DS, Bethesda will bundle together the Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and THQ Nordic will swoop onto the Switch with Sine Mora EX.

Nintendo will also launch the Super NES Classic Edition microconsole this week, but it might be hard to find one in stores.

A complete list of this week’s new retail releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Pokken Tournament DX, SteamWorld Dig 2, Thimbleweed Park, more added to Nintendo eShop

Switch owners will get the chance to download more than half a dozen new games in this week’s update to the Nintendo eShop.

Things start off with SteamWorld Dig 2, Image & Form’s side-scrolling sequel, and Thimbleweed Park, the latest point-and-click adventure from Ron Gilbert. Beginning tomorrow, September 22, Switch owners will be able to download WB Games’s The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame, an enhanced and expanded Pokken Tournament DX, and Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.

The new releases keep rolling next week with side-scrolling shooter Sine Mora EX on September 26 and an “Arcade Archives” re-release of Mario Bros. on September 27.

The 3DS side of Nintendo’s digital storefront will add its own Pokemon re-release this Friday. Pokemon Gold Version / Pokemon Silver Version will be available to download beginning September 22.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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