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Is 3D gaming on its way to the Nintendo Switch?

You may soon be able to play your Nintendo Switch like a Nintendo 3DS, if a recent patent application is to believed. Well, not that we’d have any reason to doubt a patent application, but whether anything will ever come of it is a different matter. In September 2018, Nintendo filed a patent for ‘Eye Tracking Enabled 3D Viewing,’ which […]

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The Nintendo Creators Programme is closing

Brace yourselves for some terrible news – Nintendo is closing down the Nintendo Creators Programme. A beacon of light that once represented hope in the darkness has been extinguished; never again will we know the true meaning of peace and freedom. And now, a bit less sarcastically, some news about what Nintendo is replacing the Creators Programme with ūüėČ The […]

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Does screen time cause depression?

Disclaimer: This is going to be the least scientific piece on depression you’ve ever read! But it is based on actual research (as in, my own life experiences.) And I’m aware that this question alone is enough to fill a whole doctorate, but I promise I shall be concise. Okay, and breathe ūüôā So I was considering writing a piece […]

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Is a Nintendo Switch PR crisis looming?

Prepare yourselves for a doom-laden post! The sky is falling, Nintendo is going under, we’ll never play a console game again…!! Actually, despite the sensationalist headline, I do intend to ask a legitimate question: Is a Nintendo Switch PR crisis looming? I’m not sure of the answer, but I work on the fringes of the PR world in my day-to-day […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Why Luigi had to die

You know it’s a tough day when video game characters make headlines on BBC News. Last week, Nintendo unceremoniously killed off one of its mascot characters in an act of blood-curdling brutality. Luigi the Italian plumber stared into the jaws of Death – literally – as he was dealt a weighty blow by one of Castlevania‘s most formidable villains. So […]

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New Smash Bros. details coming Wednesday!

Hungry for more details on the new Smash Bros. title? Well you won’t have much longer to wait, as Nintendo has announced that a special Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct livestream is coming up this Wednesday 8th August. Tune in 8/8 at 7am PT for a Super #SmashBrosUltimate Direct livestream, featuring new game information delivered by director Masahiro Sakurai! pic.twitter.com/Df3xxTCTGR […]

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Say hello to the new Pikachu charger!

The world is now a happier place – there’s a new Pikachu charger for sale! Or at least there will be. If you live in Japan. I’m back-peddling all the time. Cheer up though – it’s good news! Nintendo has announced this rather fun Pok√©mon-themed device to brighten up your bedroom, which is basically Pikachu’s backside, BUT if you stop […]

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Hoping to buy Octopath Traveler? Good luck!

Being able to buy Octopath Traveler could actually be the biggest challenge of the Switch’s latest JRPG – given that it’s sold out everywhere. Okay, I mustn’t downgrade myself to sensationalist, apocalyptic journalism. It’s not sold out¬†everywhere. That would be ridiculous. It’s no¬†Crash Bandicoot¬†ūüėČ However, customers hoping to buy Octopath Traveler at amazon.com might have to wait a while, as […]

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Pok√©mon Let’s Go! 5 reasons to be excited about the next Pok√©mon game

Last week, Nintendo dropped a new trailer for the next Pok√©mon game, showing off some of the upcoming title’s key features and some very colourful gameplay footage. Did you miss it? If so, here it is: Now, it might be a while until Pok√©mon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee¬†officially launches on the Nintendo Switch (it’s currently slated for November 2018) […]

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Switch line-up 2018: Is Nintendo bluffing?

Okay I’m a little late to the party on this one, but as I reported last week, Nintendo’s share prices haven’t been in the happiest of places – presumably in the aftermath of the E3 presentation that left some people underwhelmed. Is Nintendo’s 2018 Switch line-up strong enough to reassure shareholders? Overall, I think there’s a lot to be excited […]

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Octopath Traveler reviews: What’s the verdict?

Good news! The first of the Octopath Traveler reviews are in, and by all accounts, the game looks set to become a smash hit. Which is good news for Nintendo. Octopath Traveler is an RPG exclusive for the Nintendo Switch, created by the Japanese developer Acquire. Artistically speaking, it’s a striking mishmash of pixel art and funky Instagram filters; much […]

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Latest Nintendo news: Share prices plummet

In the latest Nintendo news, it appears that yesterday wasn’t the best of times for the video game company. According to a report on Nintendo Life, the brand’s share prices plummeted 5.27 per cent at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Now, I don’t know much about stocks and shares but the report on Nintendo Life does feature a rather […]