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GTA Publisher Take Two is optimistic about Switch!
Take Two the publisher of GTA and the NBA 2K series made a point of commenting on how well NBA 2K18 has done on the Switch! During their quarterly earnings the company made it clear they are 'very pleased with the title's performance on this new platform".

Their CEO Strauss Zelnick also commented about how optimistic he is saying "The installed base for Switch has grown rapidly and it’s potentially an exciting platform,” “We’ve already put out a title for basketball. So, we are supportive of the platform corporately."

In addition to NBA 2K18, Take Two will be releasing Rockstars LA Noire later this month on November 14th and with any luck we may see more from Take Two in the near future!

What games from Take Two and Rockstar would you like to see make it to the Switch? Let us know in the comments!
Article Switch updated to OS 4.0.0

Nintendo released Switch OS 4.0 yesterday and aside from the standard bug fixes and stability improvements, it includes some features users were asking for. New features include:
  • Video capture for select games
  • New profile icons featuring characters from the Super Mario Odyssey™ game and The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild game
  • Transfer user profiles and save data to another system
  • Pre-purchase option is available for certain games on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch
Also included is an update for the Joy-con controllers. If your joycons are connected (wirelessly, do not need to be physically connected) to your Switch when you update the Switch itself, they too will be updated. If they did not update for some reason you can go to system settings then controllers and sensors, then update controllers. Nintendo hasn't said what was changed with the joycon firmware update but educated guesses include stability improvements and reduction in power consumption. Further information about the Switch OS update can be found below.

Capture video on select games:
To capture video, hold down the Capture Button during gameplay
Up to a maximum of the previous 30 seconds will be saved in the Album. You can trim the beginning and end of each clip, and post to Facebook and Twitter.
As of October 18th, 2017, this feature is compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2
Select from 12 new Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild icons for your user
To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile

Transfer user and save data to another system
To transfer, head to System Settings > Users > Transfer Your User and Save Data

Pre-purchase option on...
Article Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premier Demo
If you haven't yet, download the Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premier and pick your team for the first Splatfest!


Splatfest is a way to settle debates in Splatoon. During the Splatfest, you’ll be able to choose a side in the game (in this case, Team Cake or Team Ice Cream). When the event starts, every Turf War win you secure will help your cause out. At the end of the event, the winning side will be announced…ending the debate once and for all.

Once you download the demo, you can launch it at any time to choose your side, submit fresh drawings, and take in the scenic sights of Inkopolis Square. However, you’ll only be able to play during the event, so be sure to dive in on Saturday, 7/15 from 3 p.m.—7 p.m. PT.
Article Monster Hunter XX for Switch not coming to North America
Gamespot has confirmed that Capcom has no plans to localize Monster Hunter XX for the Switch to North America. Since the Switch is not region locked you could still buy the Japanese copy to play in North America, but being able to read and understand Japanese will likely be necessary.


The Monster Hunter series has a long history on Nintendo’s consoles — as well as the PlayStation Portable — and Monster Hunter XX is itself an expanded port of Monster Hunter Generations, a Nintendo 3DS game.

“Monster Hunter’s particularly huge in Japan, where previous portable entries have dominated the sales charts for months on end,” Polygon wrote about the announcement of Monster Hunter XX. The reveal that the series would be available on Nintendo’s new hybrid home and handheld system seems to have been well-received, according to analysts — soon after Capcom announced the Switch port of XX, Nintendo’s stock hit a nearly nine-year high.

The next Monster Hunter game coming to the United States is Monster Hunter: World, a title coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Article ARMS Global TestPunch Times

Try out the ARMS™ Global Testpunch demo during these days and times! Each play session will last for approximately one hour. You can download the ARMS demo now from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

May 26
5:00 p.m. PT

May 27

5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT
5:00 p.m. PT

May 28

5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT

June 2

5:00 p.m. PT

June 3

5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT
5:00 p.m. PT

June 4

5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT
Article The first Breath of the Wild DLC
Nintendo has unveiled the first details of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s initial DLC pack, which will be part one of a matched set. The first DLC is called The Master Trials, and will be out sometime this summer, while its counterpart will be released closer to the holiday season.

Strangely, the two DLCs are part of a bundle, and only part of a bundle. The pair costs $20 and you cannot buy them individually. But with Nintendo showing off what the first DLC contains, I can understand how some aspects might be considered “core” to the experience going forward.

Here’s the full breakdown from Nintendo of each new addition, along with a brief thought from me about each point:

Trial of the Sword: By accessing this location, players can challenge the new Trial of the Sword (previously known as “Cave of Trials Challenge”), where enemies appear one after another. Link starts without any armor or weapons, and if he defeats all of the enemies in the room he can proceed to the next area. Trial of the Sword will include around 45 total rooms for players to complete. When Link clears all of the trials, the true power of the Master Sword will awaken and always be in its glowing powered-up state.

This is the main attraction of the DLC, and an interesting mode. I like the idea of not starting with anything and having to build up your arsenal as you go, though I am a bit disappointed that this mode if combat focused when the most fun part of Breath of the Wild is its puzzles. Granted, combat can be creative too, but to me this might be focusing on the less-interesting aspect of the game. Still, I certainly want to give it a shot.

Hard Mode: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already considered one of the most thrilling games in The Legend of Zelda series, and fans looking for a challenge are in for a treat...
Article Nintendo Switches are warping! Is your warped?
Technobuffalo ran an article about reports from people saying their Switches are warping. It appears the console portion of the system is getting so hot the body is warping over time which is worrying considering we're only a month into having the system.

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Word on the street is that Nintendo didn't want to wait on Nvidias Pascall chip which runs quite a bit cooler than the Tegra X1 Maxwell chip they decided to go with. Will this be a decision that will haunt Nintendo? Only time will tell.

Is your Switch warped? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Technobuffalo
Article Test Splatoon 2
Squid-based ink-shooting action hits the Nintendo Switch this weekend as part of an early test, and you can participate if you own the new console.

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Nintendo is planning to run a series of hour-long online multiplayer test sessions for its upcoming Switch game Splatoon 2, the sequel to one of the best games for the Wii U. Beginning March 24 and running through March 26, the publisher will turn on the servers for Splatoon 2 as part of its Global Testfire event. This will enable you to get a taste of the action for the competitive ink shooter where the goal is cover as much of the terrain in your team’s color as possible. But this will also help Nintendo understand the demand Splatoon 2 matches will have on its servers.

To participate in the test, you need to download the Splatoon Global Testfire demo from the Nintendo eShop service for free. It’s available now, and you should probably grab and install it now so that you’re ready for the first hour-long session on Friday.

Once you have the game on your Switch, you should connect to the internet and boot up the game during one of Nintendo’s tests. Here is when the company plans to have the servers running:

Friday

  • Noon to 12:59 p.m. Pacific time
  • 8 p.m. to 8:59 p.m. Pacific time
Saturday

  • 4 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. Pacific time
  • Noon to 12:59 p.m. Pacific time
  • 8 p.m. to 8:59 p.m. Pacific time
Sunday

  • 4 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. Pacific time
Keep in mind that, as part of these stress tests, Nintendo’s servers could collapse. So don’t let it surprise you if you can’t get online to actually play the game.

But beyond that, Nintendo is encouraging players to try the game in a variety of different settings. That includes playing on the TV, in tabletop mode, or as a portable. You should also try connecting to your home Wi-Fi...
Article GameFreak may have revealed that Pokemon is coming to the Switch
It is searching for several recruits for a console game in its Tokyo studio, according to Siliconera and several gaming sites.

They would be working on a “globally popular” title which isn’t for the smartphone.

They need a cartoon modeller to create “exaggerated cartoon-style people and monsters”.

Pokémon Job Posting Points to Nintendo Switch Game #NintendoSwitch#NintendoSwitchFans pic.twitter.com/F04TGNsppj

— NintendoSwitchFans (@NintendoSwitchF) March 20, 2017

That #NintendoSwitch would be awesome for travelling with, when they release a pokemon game I shall spend the big bucks

— Lloyd Redmond (@LloydRedmond) March 21, 2017
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