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  1. I have delayed this review for way too long. You see, I wanted to write a review on Stardew Valley, but every time I thought of things I could write, I felt the need to play this game. So here it is at last, ladies and gentlemen. A review of Stardew Valley. Let me clear up a misconception about this game. This is not just a farming simulator. If you were to only farm, you wouldn't be wrong. However, there's much more to see. The main "activity groups" are farming, foraging, fishing, and mining. There are other things to do as well, but I'll start here. Farming is the moneymaking option that is the most accessible at the start of the game. That being said, farming isn't your only option early on. The idea is, you buy seeds from your town's local general store, plant them, water them every day, and harvest them once they've fully grown. The crops available vary from season to season, and you can get better crops every year. you can buy accessories like scarecrows, sprinklers and seed makers to make your life easier, but they're not mandatory. In the beginning, you'll find that farming is a decent source of income and leaves you with plenty of spare time. As the game progresses, however, you'll find that watering your plants takes up more and more of your valuable time, to the point where you can't even water them all in one day. This is where tool upgrades come in. You can upgrade your watering can, so you can water more tiles with less stamina and all at once, upgrade your hoe to do the same, or build better sprinklers to make sure more crops don't have to be watered. If you decide to get married to one of the game's NPCs, they might occasionally water all of your crops before you even wake up. Buying crops isn't always simple, however. There's a travelling merchant in the game who might sell you special and profitable seeds at a steep price, or festivals where you might be able to buy the best ones. You shouldn't just buy the cheapest ones because they will give you quick money. Seasons don't last forever, and you want to make each day as profitable as possible, so you don't lose any money. Then there are the animals, which I find to be a very interesting mechanic. The idea is, you buy a coop or a barn to house chickens or cows and then upgrade your buildings to house a wider variety of animals such as ducks, rabbits, goats and more. This requires minimal effort, as you only have to put hay on the animals' troughs and let them outside when it's not raining. In return, you get different animal products which can be sold or turned into artisanal goods for more profit. This will most likely be your main source of income in the winter around your second in-game year because crops won't grow and you only need a heater or two. And that's pretty much the farming aspect of this game. The other things to do aren't as complicated, and it's clear that they weren't made to be your main focus. That being said, you can make just as much money as you would farming if you focused on any one of these other groups, and they're all available since day one. Fishing is pretty easy. All you have to do is purchase a fishing rod from your local fishing shop and cast your rod in the water. There are different fish to catch depending on where you fish, and you can buy bait and tackle to be used with better fishing rods. I focused only on fishing during my first winter, since I couldn't farm, and I was rolling in a decent profit every day towards the end of that season. It can be a bit slow and it's easy to get bored of just the same mini-game over and over again. I would say this is a good idea for a game like Stardew, but It was just a bit lacking, and you always seem to catch the same fish. Mining is a bit harder. Just like fishing, you can start this at any time. You go in a weird looking hole in the mountains, and down the ladder. You'll find "slime" enemies and break rocks with your pickaxe, trying to uncover the next ladder. If you go down far enough, you can find minerals like copper or iron, which you can use to build new things for your farm or upgrade your tools. It works well enough, and I assume that once you go deep enough in the mines you could start to turn a profit, but it takes too long. It's discouraging when I only need an earth crystal or a copper bar to build my mayonnaise machine and I have to go all the way back to the mines and spend a good thirty minutes finding that one rock. It feels like mining is a pointless sidequest that I need to complete to build my tools, and I usually just end up buying the ores from the blacksmith. Foraging is simple. You walk around and collect the things you find on the ground. You'll find different things in different seasons. It's not very useful, but it's a great way to find gifts for the townsfolk. That's all I have to say about it. To answer @Buzz's question, there is an end goal in this game. Very early on, the town's mayor shows you the community centre. It's a run-down building that the town has abandoned. By speaking to the valley's resident wizard after reading a scroll, you gain access to various "bundles" that you can complete by sacrificing some of the items that you've collected. These bundles range from spring foraging to an adventuring bundle. You have to play at least two in-game years to complete it, so you've pretty much beaten the game if you finish it. You get some cool "post-game" content and a nice cutscene. There's also a surprise at the end of year 2, which I won't spoil, that is impacted greatly by the community centre's completion. Overall, I like Stardew Valley a ton. It does a lot of things right that make the game seem just perfect. It makes this game feel truly open-ended and like it's yours. My one complaint is that, when you don't really know what to do, it might get overwhelming, even though some of the gameplay isn't up to par with the rest (although that might just be because farming sets the bar pretty high). For someone like myself who enjoy "life simulation" games, this is a must-have. If you're not really sure, give it a chance. It might just surprise you. But hey, I left a poll so you can read what others think about this amazing game. You're welcome. I rate Stardew Valley four and a half duck eggs out of 5. Live long and prosper, Fiscus OUT.
  2. [ATTACH]28781[/ATTACH] 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?
  3. 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 . The developer has reassured fans they will still receive their free copies.
  4. 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? https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2018/1/4/16849094/nintendo-switch-sales-numbers
  5. The Pink and Green Joycon combination is coming to retail on January 5th, according to the EBGames Canada inventory system. The Joycon set is due to be released on January 5th, and will retail for $99.99, the same price as the currently available Joycon sets.
  6. Tomy has created a line of ARMS phone charms for their gacha machines in Japan. Gachapon are vending machines in Japan, similar to what we have in the US, however the items tend to be high quality because they are popular with collectors. Original Tweet: [MEDIA=twitter]935071011753488384[/MEDIA]
  7. Sad days indeed for those of you holding out for a PS Vita 2 as Sony remains adamant they have no plans to jump back into the handheld market. When asked about a potential Switch competitor, that line of discussion was swiftly shut down by Sony CEO Andrew House. House said It's odd that Sony have adopted such a stance as it was recently revealed they had already filed patents for a Vita successor: Sony launched the Vita in 2012 off the back of its older more successful brother the PSP which over its lifetime sold 84 million units, but sadly the Vita just couldn't compete selling a poor 10 million units down to Sonys lack of support, poor third party and multiplayer offerings and funky weird control scheme all of which contributed to its demise whereas it’s competitor the 3DS went on to sell 69million units. Some would argue that the Vita laid the groundwork for the Switch by wetting the appetite of gamers who wanted to experience home-console like games on the go. And while the Vita may not have been a success, that’s not to say they couldn’t be successful in the future. Just look at the Switch; it’s off to a great start selling over 7 million units thus far and had there not been any availability issues that number may have been even higher and going into the holiday season the Switch is looking to be a hot ticket item with an impressive games lineup and a sweet price tag so we can see it being under many a Christmas tree this year! Would you like to see a PS Vita 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
  8. 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 Nintendo eShop A pre-purchase option will be available for certain games. This option allows pre-load of the game to your system for quicker play when the game is released. This feature will be supported by future game releases News channel updates The news feed has been updated with a new look. Unfollowing a channel will remove that channel's content from the news feed and following the channel again will make it reappear. Match software version with a group of local users To create a group, head to the software's Options > Software Update > Match Version with Local Users Everyone's software will be updated to match the most recent version in the group All users must be on system menu version 4.0.0 or later to view and join a group General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including: Changed the specification which hid wireless networks using TKIP security from the network search results. Wireless networks using TKIP security will now display in search results as a grayed-out selection instead of not being displayed The Nintendo Switch console supports WEP, WPA-PSK(AES), and WPA2-PSK(AES). If your router is using a different security type (e.g. WPA-PSK(TKIP)), you will need to change this security type within your router's settings.
  9. Reviews for NBA 2K18 are saying that game plays brilliantly and that it is a great simulation of the sport. However the game seems to go off the rails for me with its micro transactions. If you want a new pair of shoes, that'll run you 1,500 VC and you gain on average 600 VC per game. There is of course constant poking and prodding to get you to spend your hard earned VC on various things, and don't forget to drink your gatorade ( ) or wear your new JBL headphones. You start the game with 6,000 VC, which can easily all be spent on your character development raising your overall rating from 60 to 62. If you want to raise your rating another point to 63 that will cost you about 4,000 VC. If you want to change hairstyles you can do that over at the barbershop, but just like in real life you'll need to spend your VC before you can see it on your character and those cuts cost upwards of 1,500 VC. If you want a tattoo, you can do that once your character reaches an overall rating of 70, and each tattoo costs an additional 1,000 VC. This routine continues for shoes, clothes, animations..... You can play for hours to earn your VC, remember you get around 600 VC per game, to get to an overall rating of 86 will require about 200 games. Or you can buy your VC at a rate of 75,000 VC for $20 USD. The digital edition shown above is called "Legend Edition Gold" for $150, that is a $90 premium over the standard $60 game. For that you will get 250,000 VC to start the game, saving you about $6 compared to if you bought the standard edition and 250,000 VC in game. In game advertising of real life products like gatorade is not something I'm adamantly opposed to, however I feel that it should help reduce the cost of the game. I have similar thoughts about micro transactions, they're fine if the game is low cost to begin with and balanced against micro transactions that are not too predatory. NBA 2K18 does not strike any kind of balance at all, the game is the same price as a full game without advertising or micro transactions and NBA 2K18 all but requires these micro transactions to make the game fun. So ultimately the question is, how much are you willing to pay for a video game? With NBA 2K18 you better be planning to set aside at least $200, assuming you already own the required micro SD card.
  10. Nintendo is adding a new layer of security to its online accounts: users can now enable two-factor authentication to prevent unauthorized access. To enable the authentication method, users are prompted to download Google Authenticator, which will provide them with a code when logging in. The move is long overdue. Sony implemented two-factor authentication last year after a number of hacks that compromised user details, while other companies such as Steam and Microsoft have utilized the system for years. Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for online accounts, which verifies a login attempt with a phone or an e-mail.
  11. A while back, I made a thread asking what I should review. @Diego7000 asked for Dual Destinies, so here it is! Also, @Potatogun wanted to know about the DLC, and that's also included here. Dual Destinies is a good game. Some might even say it's a great game. I think it's the best Phoenix Wright game to date. I'll be explaining my reasons why in this thread, so keep reading! For those of you who don't know, Ace Attorney is a video game series about lawyers who defend innocent clients in all sorts of crazy ways. Dual Destinies is definitely worth your time. The main characters, prosecutors, defendants, criminals, and witnesses are all really solid and the plot is really good. The main story is about [spoiler=level one minor spoiler] A man called the "phantom" who bombed a courtroom and killed a lot of people. The main plot follows Phoenix Wright's journey to stop this man. The main prosecutor, named Simon Blackquill, is a prisoner who is so good at his job that the police have no choice but to let him do his job. Little does everyone know, [spoiler=level two plot twist] He himself was falsely convicted of murder, and it was really the phantom setting him up. The game also has three main protagonists, including the aforementioned Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice, from the aptly named Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney games, and a new character, Athena Cykes. Athena is a lawyer and a psychologist, and can sometimes discover the truth by listening to what she calls "the testimony of the heart". The detective for these cases, Bobby Fulbright, has lots of personality and a strong sense of justice. Now, Let's move on to the cases. I really encourage you to read at least level one or two spoiler levels, to get a gist of the thing. [spoiler= Case number one: Minor spoiler (really nothing at all)] The first case, titled "Turnabout Countdown" is about how Athena's childhood friend, Juniper Woods is accused of bombing a courtroom. As this is the "tutorial" case, there is only one witness, a cutscene showing you that the witness was the real killer, and no investigation phase. The police have the defendant's fingerprints on what they believe to be the tail of an animal plush that the bomb was stuffed in. Long story short, the tail belonged to a different plush, and the witness is proven guilty. For those who didn't read the main kinda spoiler summary, It's a bombing and a childhood friend who needs help. It's a pretty solid case, and it really teaches you all of the basics really well. [spoiler=Case number two: minor spoilers (really nothing at all)]Case number two, titled "The Monstrous Turnabout" is about Apollo Justice. He and Phoenix Wright's adopted daughter, Trixie, are at a festival when Alderman Rex Kyubi of Nine-tails Vale is found dead. The police subsequently arrest mayor Damian Tenma of Tenma Town. Now it's up to you to help him out. Of course, it doesn't help that the people of Nine-tails Vale believe in a boogeyman by the name of Tenma Taro and that the alderman was found dead near a room that supposedly kept Taro locked away. Long story short again, Apollo meets up with Athena, they find some clues, spot the lies in witness' testimonies, and prove Damian Tenma innocent. (Again, the real killer was a witness.) Also, Tenma was a wrestler or something. I dunno, it's kinda relevant. For those who weren't brave enough for this one, It's about superstitions and a small village. Again, it's pretty good, I would say better than the last one. The characters are really memorable. [spoiler=Spoiler level one: Minor spoilers (really nothing at all)] Case number three; Turnabout Academy. This one's also about Juniper Woods, and the university that she's studying at. Athena and the others are visiting the school for a ceremony when Athena finds the body of Professor Constance Courte, dead on the floor. The police arrested Juniper because the circumstances of the murder were the same as the circumstances of a mock-trial that Woods had scripted for the ceremony. The trial and investigation phases happen, Juniper's friends, one of which [spoiler=Spoiler level two: TWIST] is secretly a girl who was unsure of her identity are also briefly considered suspects. Athena wins the trial by realizing that there were some life-size statues that were under construction, and the victim's body was hidden under a tarp that was supposed to be for the statue. If you didn't want this one spoiled for you, here's a summary of a summary: The characters have a lot of depth and the trial will keep you wondering who could have done it. [spoiler=Spoiler level 2: TWIST ] Case number four: The Cosmic Turnabout. This case is centered around the murder of Apollo's childhood friend, Clay Terran, who (if you haven't guessed by the title) was an astronaut. Another astronaut, Solomon Starbuck, is arrested, and Apollo leaves to figure the case out on his own. Now it's up to Phoenix to defend Starbuck. In the middle of the case, however, you discover that the phantom was behind this whole thing all along. But before you can prove your client innocent, you're interrupted by the courtroom bombing from trial one. On a later date, the trial is resumed along with some new evidence that proves Starbuck innocent but frames Athena Cykes as the murderer. This case doesn't really have an ending, as it's resolved in the following case. For those who didn't read this one, the characters are pretty ok. The whole story ends on a cliffhanger and is resolved in the last case. (excluding the DLC) [spoiler=Spoiler level three: WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?] Case number five: Turnabout for Tomorrow. In this case, Athena Cykes is accused of not only killing a bunch of people at the space station but killing her mother seven years ago. It is revealed that these two cases were connected all along and that Athena's mother, Metis Cykes, was killed by the same person. This case takes place in the ruins of the bombed Courtroom number four, and the prosecutor is actually Miles Edgeworth, from the first game in the Ace Attorney series. During the events of the trial, it is found that the only person who could have possibly been there both times, was the one, the only, [spoiler=MEGA SPOILER WILL RUIN THE GAME IF YOU INTEND ON PLAYING IT PROBABLY] The lead detective on both cases, Bobby Fulbright. and that they were the phantom all along. The trial ends with a cutscene about the phantom learning to discover their "own, true face" and getting shot down by a sniper in the courtroom. WOW. For those of you who didn't read this, this is what I would call the BEST CASE in the game, and an epic summary of it all. Now that that's all done, moving on to @Potatogun's favorite, the DLC. [spoiler=minor spoilers] In this case, called Turnabout Reclaimed, it's Phoenix's first case in eight years. (spoilers for another game, I think) In this case, Phoenix defends Orla the FRIGGIN' ORCA! That's right, an orca is being suspected of murder against the manager of the shipshape aquarium, Jack Shipley. Long story short again, you find out that the orca couldn't have done it because the pool was being drained. BUT THEN, the police arrest Sasha Buckler, the orca's trainer. You finally prove that the murder took place in an entirely different setting, thereby proving that it was an accidental death caused by [spoiler=The actual person who caused it] the caretaker. I do admit, there is a lot more to the story that I mentioned, I don't want to spoil it all. All in all, the characters are great and unique, each with their own distinct personalities and the trial has you asking questions the whole time. I would definitely recommend purchasing the DLC if you haven't already. Once you finish, the game rewards you with Phoenix's nostalgic sweater, that his daughter made for him. And that concludes my very in-depth review of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. Keep in mind that I did play this on the mobile version, so some of the dialogue may be very different. Overall, I really liked this game. It had a lot of interesting characters and a heck of a plot. I found myself constantly asking questions and the cases had my head spinning the whole way through. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone, although the sometimes slow plot may be too frustrating for some people to like. It's not for everyone, but I really liked it. But these are just my opinions on the game. Have you played this game? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the thread. See you all around the site! SILENCE, FISCUS OUT.
  12. NBA 2K18 will be the first game on the Switch that will require an install from the physical cartridge in order to function. According to Nintendo's support site there will be a 16GB download required to play the game. In addition, each save file will require another 5 GB file that must be stored on the internal memory. So even if you buy the physical copy, you will be using approximately 21GB of internal storage (about 28GB if you choose digital purchase). Remember 5GB of that must be on the internal storage for every saved game. That is nearly 20% of your internal storage space! It appears that 2K is trying to save themselves money by opting for the smallest game cart size Nintendo offers rather than the more expensive to produce 32 GB cart. Is this a sign of things to come? Will we be seeing developers using the smallest cart to save money and sticking the gamer with the cost of downloading a large file and purchasing large SD cards?
  13. During the Sept. 13 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed that this fall they will be releasing a Switch bundled with Mario Odyssey. This bundle will include the Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario themed joy cons and a Mario Odyssey themed carrying case.The bundle will be available alongside the release of Odyssey on October 27. In the US, it will be priced at $380.
  14. For the first time since the 1980's, Nintendo is re-releasing some of their arcade classics on the Switch. During the , Nintendo announced they will be bringing back their classic games as individual purchases under the game publisher Hamster’s “Arcade Archives” banner. Nintendo, who has a history of leveraging their classic game library, has never before re-released their arcade games. So far announced are two games which had their stand alone cabinets, Mario Bros. and Punch-Out!, as well as several games from the VS. cabinet, VS. Super Mario Bros., VS. Balloon Fight, VS. Ice Climber, VS. Pinball, and VS. Clu Clu Land. The first game hitting the eshop will be "Arcade Archives: Mario Bros." on September 27. Pricing has not been announced. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YC3VS-qwZk
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  16. Splatoon has really great music! In my opinion, the best splatoon ost is either tidal rush or spicy calamari inkantation. What's yours?
  17. Miiverse is ending

    On november 7th 2017, Nintendo is shutting down Miiverse List Of Games Effected: Wii U Titles and System Features: ACT IT OUT! A Game of Charades Affordable Space Adventures Animal Crossing Plaza Art Academy: Home Studio Art Academy: SketchPad Batman™: Arkham Origins BAYONETTA BAYONETTA 2 Chroma Blast Citadale Cutie Pets Go Fishing Cutie Pets Jump Rope Cutie Pets Pick Berries Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut Dolphin Up Dr. Luigi Elliot Quest Epic Dumpster Bear ESPN Sports Connection Factotum Frenchy Bird GAIABREAKER GAME & WARIO Gear Gauntlet GetClose Gravity Badgers Gravity+ Hot Rod Racer Hyrule Warriors Jewel Quest Know Your Friends LEGO® City: Undercover Lucadian Chronicles Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games MARIO KART 8 Mario Party 10 Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Mortar Melon Need for Speed™ Most Wanted U NES REMIX NES REMIX PACK NES REMIX2 Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) New SUPER LUIGI U New SUPER MARIO BROS. U New SUPER MARIO BROS. U + New SUPER LUIGI U Nintendo eShop Nintendo Land Olympia Rising ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red PictoParty PIKMIN 3 PING 1.5+ Pixel Paint PixlCross Plenty of Fishies Pokémon Rumble U PSIBO Pushmo World Rakoo & Friends Rayman Legends RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS Rorrim SDK Paint SDK Spriter Shovel Knight SiNG PARTY Snake Den Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric SONIC LOST WORLD Splatoon Star Fox Zero Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD Super Mario Maker (see below for more info) Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tengami Terraria THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: Twilight Princess HD THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: The Wind Waker HD The Wonderful 101 Totem Topple Tumblestone Vector Assault Wara Wara Plaza Wii Fit U Wii Party U Wii Sports Club Wii U Chat Xenoblade Chronicles X Yoshi's Woolly World Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 ZaciSa's Last Stand *Note: Super Mario Maker will be updated to allow users to continue sharing courses once Miiverse ends. More will be announced as we get closer to the Miiverse closure date. Nintendo 3DS Family Titles and System Features: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Birdie Bonanza BOXBOXBOY! BOXBOY! BYE-BYE BOXBOY! Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash Disney Art Academy Elliot Quest Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard Nintendo Badge Arcade Pixel Paint Pokémon™ Art Academy™ Style Savvy: Fashion Forward Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
  18. The first pokemon game for the Switch had its free demo drop today. Pokken Tournament DX is an expanded version of Wii U's Pokken Tournament, which itself was a home console port of the Japanese arcade game. Pokken Tournament DX is a one-on-one Pokemon fighting game exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. You need only one Nintendo Switch to go head to head with a friend—share a Joy-Con and enjoy battling easily anytime. You can also bring two Nintendo Switch consoles close together for local battles! The title is developed by Bandai Namco. In addition to all 16 monsters from the Wii U game, DX features Pokemon that were previously only available in the arcade version, such as Darkrai, as well as one exclusive fighter, Decidueye. To download the demo, launch the eShop from your Nintendo Switch. In the "Coming Soon" section choose "Pokken Tournament DX" and you will see the option to download the demo. The demo's file zie is 765 MB.
  19. Hey! It's me, Fiscus! To provide a bit of backstory on why I was so late on covering this game, I have written a review before about the Nintendo Switch itself. I talked a lot about Breath of the Wild there. Then I realized that I had not explained all of the things that I could have, and here we are today. Before we begin, I will be calling this game BotW because it's easier to write, and saves us all some time. To start off, there will be NO SPOILERS in this review, for the sake of anyone who hasn't been able to buy a Nintendo Switch yet and wants one, or for Wii U owners who haven't had the chance to pick up a copy. HOWEVER, I will assume that you know about the shrines that have been advertised by Nintendo themselves for QUITE SOME TIME. Now onto the actual review: BotW is easily one of the best first party Nintendo games since the GameCube era. Some might even say it's the best Zelda game! You can tell that the designers really put a lot of effort in this one. I find myself often exploring just for the sake of exploring, which is definitely something that other Zelda games just didn't do. Every mechanic and I do mean EVERY MECHANIC is designed to not get in the way of exploring. The horse riding and mounted combat are spectacular, the battle mechanics are amazing, the towns, NPCs, and side quests all don't get in the way and feel unique, and the shrines are all fun and challenging. Everything is optional, so much so that you will find yourself wandering off instead of continuing with the story right away. Trust me. I'm not the type of gamer that strays from the plot, and even I got sidetracked. And the only times where you are doing something that should be mostly linear, you still have some degree of freedom, and nothing in the game feels necessary. Killing monsters is very fun, even guardians. (You will die to guardians A LOT.) Often times, you have various options of how to go about doing something that, by itself, is optional. This makes you ask questions that help make the game more enjoyable. A good example of this would be when killing monsters. Do you sneak attack them while they're asleep? Do you sneak attack them using special food, elixirs or gear? Do you shoot them with a bow from a distance, do you steal their weapons and attack them up close? Or my personal favorite: Do you SHOOT THE FRIGGIN EXPLOSIVE BARRELS? This adds a fair bit of depth and strategy to the game without feeling too overwhelming. Here are just a few more reasons why I think you should definitely buy this game: The story mode doesn't restrict ANYTHING AT ALL! Everything that you can see is explorable. That is, if your stamina is high enough. Weapons do break in this game, and some people may see that as a downside, but it adds more to the open world feel of the game. In a game where you can use tree branches and skeleton arms as weapons, you can always find a weapon lying around. This also helps to balance the over powered weapons that you can get. Even when you have finished the story, and done a fair bit of sidequests and exploring, your game will still be around 20 - 30 percent done. This leaves a whole lot to do and makes sure that the game will almost never get boring. Don't worry though, If you've played other Zelda games, BotW will be familiar enough for you to enjoy. BotW has the unique characteristic of a level of difficulty that newcomers and die-hard Zelda fans alike can enjoy. To wrap things up, BotW is the ultimate Legend of Zelda game in my opinion. I would say that it's the best open world game! But I'm biased. After all, it is the only Nintendo open world game on the market. From the depth of the in-game mechanics and strategy to the hidden little secrets, this game will keep you coming back for more. I give this game a perfect 10/10. It is the ideal Zelda game, and one of, if not the best game on the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. The sense of freedom and wilderness that it conveys has caught the attention of many gamers, myself included. I'm sure I haven't covered all that needs to be covered, especially with a game as big as this one. I tried to make it a concise review, to not bore anyone too much. If you have the time, feel free to comment in the thread, and let me know what you think about BotW. If you have any tips, please mark them under spoilers for anyone who doesn't like them. QUICK TOTALLY UNRELATED SIDE NOTE: There's a YouTuber who's name is Dystifyzer. He currently has a 24/7 Nintendo ONLY music live stream with LIVE REQUESTS. You should check it out sometime. Be sure to say Fiscus sent you! SIDE NOTE OVER And with that, yet another brief review is over. All your base are belong to me, FISCUS OUT. PostScript: I spent 15 minutes just writing the text on the thumbnail, so that's a thing.
  20. A lot of users have been reporting that Switch consoles purchased within the past month or two seem to have a slightly darker, warmer and less saturated display than the March release models. Are Nintendo using cheaper components to speed up production? or is this the whole N3DSXL IPS/TN drama all over again. Here are some pictures, please note the brighter/cooler/vibrant Switches happen to be the release models whereas the yellow/warm/darker Switches are systems purchased within the past month or so. Is this something that would bother you? Image One: (Newer Switch on top, Launch Switch on bottom) Image Two: Newer Switch on left, Launch Switch on right,
  21. Brawlout is a party fighting game that debuted on Steam earlier this year. It’s “designed for couch play, online ranked matches and competitive tournaments.” Brawlout does away with shields and blocking, focusing heavily on the aggressive, fast-paced combat which has made platform fighters so fun to both play and watch. Each character in Brawlout has their own unique playstyle, catering to specific character archetypes seen in other fighters. Whether you’re a die-hard grappler or a rushdown fiend, there is a fighter for you in Brawlout. Combined with familiar movement techniques like wavedashing and airdodging, Brawlout adds some extra mechanics seen in other fighting games. The Rage Meter builds up as you both deal and take damage, allowing you either break combos with the Rage Burst or unleash hell with the Rage Mode. The Rage Burst pushes opponents back, breaking their combos and allowing players to create some breathing room at the cost of half their Rage Meter. If the meter fills, you can activate the Rage Mode, increasing the knockback you deal while reducing the amount you take. As for modes, Brawlout has all you’d expect from a normal platform fighter and then some. Up to four players can compete in local multiplayer in either timed, stock or team battles. AI opponents are also available if you want to practice your team combos with a friend, or if you need to fill out a free for all. Brawlout’s online suite is suitably robust, with all of the following features: – Free-For-All casual matches for low-stress competition – A robust Ranked match system, complete with regional leaderboards – 2-4 player private lobbies where players can practice or mess about to their heart’s content – The Brawlout Network where players can check their fight stats, match history and replays – Brawlout TV which allows for live spectating and watching of specific player replays http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep6t7rXFcCw
  22. FOREWORD: In this article, I talk about things that you might already know. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PLAYED SPLATOON 1 and know a decent amount of information, please read the introduction and skip until past the dotted line. Thank you!! So you may have noticed how hyped the Nintendo community was about Splatoon 2. I was among one of those people. Now that the game has actually released, I'm happy to say that it's well worth buying. In this piece of writing, I'll explain why. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN4w5D2tzME To get something off my chest and out of the way, I'm going to call this game SplaTWOon. Why? Because, dear reader, the pun is RIGHT THERE! Also, it's easier to type. Splatwoon is the game I've been waiting for. From playing online with your friends to the single player story mode, salmon run, and of course, splatfests. Starting with the most basic of all the game modes, you can't go wrong with turf war. For those of you living under a rock, turf war is a game mode where, unlike other shooters, your objective is to shoot the ground and paint as much of the battle arena your team's color as possible. The team that inks the most turf in their color wins. This format works really well, and I find myself having TONS of fun here. This time around, they've added a bunch of new weapons, stages, sub - weapons, features, and mechanics to spice up your average turf war and make it just that extra bit more fun. Some might even go far as to say that turf war is the best game mode and the most fun. Now moving on to ranked mode. Unlocked at level 10, ranked mode includes game modes such as Tower defense, Splat zones and my personal favorite, Rainmaker. Starting with Tower defense here is a very quick run down of all the modes. In tower defense, both teams compete over a tower. once on the tower, it will begin to move towards checkpoint one, two and eventually the enemy base, where you win the game. In splat zones, both teams fight over one zone. If the zone is primarily your color, it will become "your" zone. while it is "your" zone, your team's timer will begin to count down. once the timer reaches zero, your team wins. In Rainmaker, both teams fight over a weapon called the rainmaker. If your team has the rainmaker, the person carrying it has to get it safely across to the other team's base. If the person carrying the Rainmaker dies, the rainmaker is reset once again. This mode adds quite a bit of strategy and the different modes cycle every two hours. Depending on the modes, you might want to change your weapons and clothes accordingly. Each ranked mode has its own ranking, hence the name. This helps Nintendo place you into battles of adequate skill. Which leads me to league battles. -----------------------------------------------SPLATOON 1 PLAYERS READ ON FROM HERE------------------------------------------------------------------------------ League battles are only available once you are at least B- rank on the available mode. This mode is for more serious players, who gain or lose more exp than in ranked mode. You can also play doubles with your friends, which is the best for online if you don't have at least four friends who are all online and willing to play. Now to talk about single player. To be honest, I've heard a lot of people saying that the plot isn't all that good and almost exactly the same as the first game. I won't give any spoilers, but at least for me, It's a fun pastime if I want to stop online mode for a bit, and lets me try out some weapons. I also don't really care that it's the same as splatoon 1 because not many people owned a Wii U anyways. Next up, salmon run. Salmon run is really solid. The game mode consists of you and a team of three other people teleporting to an island. This island is the home to various ugly abominations, called salmonids. Your mission is to kill the special "boss" salmonids and harvest their golden eggs to fulfill your quota. These salmonids come and try to attack you all throughout wave one two and three. If you survive the waves, you win and get some cool rewards that may help you in battle. To round up, I would like to talk about the new features. There aren't many, but one noteworthy one is the new addition of the dual wielding weapons, A.K.A. dualies. I like the fire rate that these new weapons have, and some have tons of power. The sub weapons are good enough, and the rocket launcher special is great when paired with the dualie squelcher's echolocator bombs. The new stages are also really good, and the variety is sure to spice up otherwise boring matches of Splatwoon. My personal favorites are Musselforge Fitness and Humpback Pump Track. All in all, Splatwoon is a fun, great game that you should definitely add to your roster of Nintendo Switch titles. Some might argue that it doesn't have enough differences from Splatoon 1, but hey, all shooter games are like that. Plus, the fact that it's SPLATOON FOR THE SWITCH makes it a great game all on its own. If you have the money and a switch, I would definitely get Splatwoon. But I'm curious. What do you guys think about Splatwoon? Do you think it's a good game? Feel welcome to leave your thoughts and discussions in the thread. I haven't tried a splatfest yet, but Mayo vs. Ketchup starts tomorrow, and maybe I'll make a post on my opinions. Until next time, Stay Fresh!! FISCUS OUT.
  23. It's me Zarkex (Yes I'm back) Although Super Mario Odyssey seems to maintain that wholesome charm associated with the mustachioed plumber, it has been given an E10+ rating by the ESRB. It isn’t shockingly high, but it is the first mainline Super Mario game to earn this rating. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what could have led to this higher rating, but the ESRB usually releases a more detailed summary before a game’s release. Source / Source
  24. At 8 PM (Mountain) tonight, Nintendo will add a new weapon to Splatoon 2, the Dual Squelcher! The Squelcher has already become one of my favorite weapons for it's power, range, and rate of fire adding a second one is going to make me even more deadly! The sub will be a point sensor and the special is "super missile" (whatever that is, tenta missiles maybe?)
  25. The Nintendo Switch Online app is available for iOS and Android devices. The app is currently compatible with the Splatoon 2 game, giving players the ability to access SplatNet 2, invite friends to online matches, and voice chat during various game modes. Both the app's functionality and online play are free, where available, until the Nintendo Switch Online service launches in 2018. With the app and the Splatoon 2 game, you can access SplatNet 2 to see your online play stats, check out upcoming game stages, and more. You can also invite friends who have the game to Private Battles, League Battles, Salmon Runs, and Splatfest Battles via social media and other services. When players are invited to a game, they'll get an instant notification on their smart device. The app lets you chat with friends in your Splatoon2 online lobby and then talk to your teammates to coordinate strategy during the online match.
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