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Mario Odyssey, Switch Top October NPD Sales

The Nintendo Switch was the #1 selling system in October, followed by the SNES Classic Edition. According to Nintendo when combined with the sales of the 3DS, Nintendo hardware accounted for two-thirds of total hardware sales for a second month in a row. On the software side, Super Mario Odyssey was the #1 selling game with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Breath of the Wild coming in at #10 and #11.

Source: Nintendo PR via Nintendo Everything

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I Guess We’re Back

I couldn’t get everything I wanted done, but I got a new theme (I still have to work on some mobile stuff I guess) and overall it looks better now. Could still use some tweaking but for now I want to actually post things and get traffic (what little there would be) coming back to the site.

Oh and I still need an actual new logo, but I guess the current one will do for now.

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Switch System Update 4.0.0 Out Now (Video Capture, Save Data/Profile Transfer, eShop Pre-Load)

A new system update for the Nintendo Switch has just been released, features include video capture, eShop preloading, and transferring user profiles and save data between systems.

Improvements Included in Version 4.0.0 (Distributed 10/18/2017)

Added the following system functionality

  • Capture video on select games
    • To capture video, hold down the Capture Button during gameplay
    • Up to 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.


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Unprecedented 2: Bethesda-Switch Boogaloo

If I can be thankful to Bethesda for one thing lately, it’s that they can get me to start writing articles (ICYMI: here, and here). The recent Wolf2 and DOOM announcements for Switch have gotten the internet buzzing for a short while, but that buzzing soon turned to harsh criticism when it turned out that DOOM wasn’t optimised, was outsourced, contains no Switch-specific bonuses aside from Switch’s own features that third parties don’t even need to make any effort to take advantage of (ie: portability), and was shown to only run at 30 frames per second.

Bethesda has not shown off a new, exclusive game, written to the metal for the Switch. Instead, they talk about fostering a relationship with Nintendo and Nintendo gamers while delivering ports that their existing audience have already either played to death, bought-, or preordered on other systems. Bethesda ought to know that their pattern of behavior follows in the footsteps of a certain other third party, one that was named as- and widely recognized to be the “worst company in the world” despite one of the largest oil spills in history occurring during that time.

Big-name Gaming News Outlets are expressing excitement over Wolfenstein 2 and DOOM on the Switch for the easy clicks and views. That excitement will slingshot back into a palpable indifference by the time the reviews go up. Such reviews are likely to contain such commonly used passages as:
“Dearth of [shooting/mature-rated] games on Nintendo systems”
“Throwing the Nintendo audience a bone”
“Good, for a port”
“Buy any other version”
…and likely some backhanded comments about Switch’s portability, amiibo, power, and motion controls, that continue to reinforce the misconceptions about Nintendo that place third parties on an ever-higher pedestal.

It’ll be interesting to see whether Bethesda Softworks follow up on their statements.

If I’m wrong, and DOOM and Wolf2 on the Switch actually turn out great, and the majority of Big Gaming News Outlets’ reviews actually advocate for the Switch version, even if you own some other version, then not only will I happily buy those games, I’ll also buy those games for up to 3 people in the comments section of this article.

(I can already imagine some editing will be needed to clarify things over time, as is wont to happen with giveaways…

  • If DOOM fulfills the criteria and Wolf2 doesn’t (or vice versa), then I’ll buy only the copies (mine and the up-to-3-others) of the title that fulfilled the criteria. That much should be pretty obvious.
  • Also the standard favouritism clause ie: friends and family are excluded from winning their copies via this giveaway.
  • This is not a raffle.  Random selection will not play a factor in determining winners.

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WWE 2K18 Announced for Switch

WWE and 2K have announced that WWE 2K18 will be coming to the Switch. It’ll be the first time a WWE game has been on a Nintendo platform since WWE 2K13. It also appears to have all the other features present on the other platforms’ versions, including matches featuring up to eight Superstars, a more expansive backstage area, new weight detection, grapple carry systems, including the pre-order bonus of Kurt Angle. You can read about the features right here.

 

 

So, it looks like the Switch will be getting a fully-featured third party sports game, which is apparently too much for other third parties to do.

WWE 2K18 for Switch is expected to release in Fall 2017.

 

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It’s Been Two Years Since Satoru Iwata Passed Away…

We lost Satoru Iwata to bile duct cancer two years ago today, and we still miss him dearly. I’m sure he would have been so happy to see the Switch succeed like it has. Iwata was a brilliant programmer, a great leader for Nintendo, and deserves all the respect we can give him for everything he accomplished in his life.

Please don’t bring up a certain website owner’s behavior…I want to remember Iwata and what he did for the industry, not give undeserved attention to some pathetic egomaniac asshole.