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Article Coming Soon: Redeem My Nintendo Gold Coins for Switch Games

My Nintendo members will soon be able to use the gold points they earn when buying a digital game to get a free Nintendo Switch game or DLC, Nintendo announced this morning. The expansion of the My Nintendo program kicks off in "early March."

Starting in early March, you’ll be able to spend any Gold Points you’ve accumulated in My Nintendo when purchasing Nintendo Switch software from Nintendo eShop on your device. You can pay for the remaining balance with Nintendo eShop funds, or any other payment method available in Nintendo eShop.

Once earned, Gold Points remain valid until the last day of the month in the following calendar year. For example, any Gold Points you earned in March 2017 will remain valid until the end of March 2018.

The original rumor was saying that it would be one gold points would equal $1. With a current balance of 260 gold points, I'm hoping this is true but I feel as though that is unlikely.

How many gold coins do you have, and what game do you hope to get for them?
Nintendo Labo
Since no one has posted this yet, I suppose it couldn't hurt. Here ya go, for anyone who hasn't already seen it!

NIntendo Event January 17, 2018
A new Nintendo event has been scheduled for this evening/tonight.

“Tune in to discover a new interactive experience for Nintendo Switch that’s specifically crafted for kids and those who are kids at heart.”

Not exactly the quote I was hoping for, but let’s stay optimistic.
Paris Hilton: "Where is Nintendogs?"

Paris Hilton got something right on twitter over the weekend asking Nintendo "Where is Nintendogs for iOS?"

Nintendogs was launched on the DS in 2005, enabling players to pet, pamper, and play with their pups vai the touchscreen. Paris is right, this would translate very well to today's smartphones.

Paris has a history of supporting Nintendo...

Here she is rocking her gamecube...

And her DS...

And with what I'm assuming is another DS....

When (if?) Nintendogs is released as a mobile game, will you let your dog visit Paris?
Nintendo Switch 5.0 Firmware Update Leaked!?

Possible Switch Version 5.0
Is it real?
What do you think?
Article Saber Release NBA Playgrounds - Enhanced Edition
NBA Playgrounds has relaunched on Nintendo Switch as a $9.99 Enhanced Edition (on sale for 50% off until until January 18th, then the price returns to normal).

This new version replaces the original May release and it finally brings Challenge Mode, the game's online mode which has been available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC all this time, to Switch.

Developer Saber Interactive promised to patch in online play but has opted to release a new version of the arcade basketball game instead. You can download it now via the Switch eShop, and is free for those who purchased the original game. Not only does Enhanced Edition include online play, it also features all of the game's post-launch content as well some new additions, like a revamped rebounding system and a hundred new players.

This new edition of NBA Playgrounds is a standalone title separate from the original version of the game and must be downloaded independently through the Nintendo eShop (the upgraded edition can be identified by a golden frame around the game’s icon in the eShop). Players can safely delete the old version of NBA Playgrounds after downloading this upgraded edition but should be careful not to delete their existing game saves, which will be automatically converted and playable in the upgraded version of the title after installing.

Back in June, Saber also promised to offer Switch owners who had already purchased the original NBA Playgrounds a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. The developer has reassured fans they will still receive their free copies.
Article Switch becomes America's fastest selling console?
I don't have much to say that the source doesn't, so here's an interesting story brought to you by polygon. Keep in mind this is NOT MY article.

Nintendo has announced that its portable/console hybrid is now the fastest-selling console in U.S. history, according to its own internal sales estimates. The Nintendo Switch is even beating the sales of the original Wii in the United States.

“The home console that players can take wherever they go launched March 3, 2017, and in 10 months has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures,” Nintendo stated. “That’s the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history, surpassing Nintendo’s own Wii system, which was the previous record holder with more than four million units sold during the same timeframe.”

It’s going to be hard for Nintendo to top 2017 for hardware or software sales, as both Super Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild helped to move the hardware. Nintendo released a system that everyone seemed to want while also providing it with its most popular games.

“In the U.S., more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55 percent own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” Nintendo announced. “Not only are these games system-sellers, but they’re also two of the highest-rated games in history.”

That’s great news, Nintendo ... but when are we going to be able to buy the NES Classic again?

The GPD Win Takes a Page From Ninendo- Makes Portable Gaming Laptop
Upon my typical gaming research of the day I stumbled upon something interesting enough to share with all of my Nintendo homies. I present to you the GPD Win.

This little guy is crazy. Feel free to bypass my ramblings and head straight to the excellent article I found on The Verge(link below). No more bulky and heavy gaming laptops! This thing runs windows 10 on a 5.5" 720p screen with an Xbox controller built into it! Now, in my opinion, PC gamers do it for the graphics and the speed(I may be wrong since I haven't gamed on a PC since the original Starcraft came out). I do feel the only reason that this thing was even developed is due the the existence of the Nintendo Switch. Portability is huge in today's market and this little guy makes it possible to game on an actual PC while riding the bus!

Nintendo Power Revived As Podcast

Nintendo has revived Nintendo Power, the classic magazine for all things Nintendo including news and strategy, as a podcast. The host of the podcast, Chris Slate, was the editor-in-chief at the magazine for a brief stint.

In this debut episode of Nintendo Power Podcast, host Chris Slate looks back at the Nintendo Switch system in 2017 with Kit Ellis, co-host of Nintendo Minute, and Damon Baker from Publisher and Developer Relations at Nintendo of America.

Chris then discusses the development of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with the game’s producer, Mr. Eiji Aonuma, and director, Mr. Hidemaro Fujibayashi. They discuss game decisions such as why weapons break and why they added a motorcycle.

Here is the link to the podcast on soundcloud, but it is available most everywhere podcasts are found. I'm just hoping they send me some pogs for subscribing.
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