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Rare, Sealed NES Game ‘Stadium Events’ Sells For $42,000

Tyler Lee July 20, 2017

Old video games might not necessarily look the best, but they represent a piece of gaming history, which is why sometimes older games can fetch a pretty penny. In fact recently it seems that a rare and sealed copy of NES game “Stadium Events” managed to fetch close to $42,000 after being sold to a serious buyer.

According to Kotaku, the seller had originally tried to sell the game on eBay where someone actually won the bid, but apparently the winner of the bid decided not to pay for it. Thankfully the seller was contacted by a “serious buyer” and a deal was struck. What makes Stadium Events so valuable is the fact that the game was only released for a very short period of time before it was pulled and replaced with “World Class Track Meet”.

This means that there aren’t that many copies of the game in the world, and what made this auction fetch such a high price was due to the fact that the game was still in its original packaging and sealed, which in an assessment by Video Game Authority saw the game rate 85 out of 100, giving it a near mint condition. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of the game fetching an absurd amount, and we expect that we’ll be hearing more stories like this in the future.

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First Nintendo Switch Cartridge ROM Dumps Are Appearing Online

Tyler Lee July 20, 2017

Regardless of whatever medium developers choose to release their games on, there will bound to be piracy. Whether it be a digital or physical release, somehow, someone will find a way. In fact it seems that less than half a year since the Nintendo Switch was released, it looks like cartridge ROM dumps are finding their way online.

This is thanks to a group called BigBlueBox who claims to have successfully dumped Switch game cartridge ROMs. However they are hard to find and a bit inaccessible at the moment, and obviously we won’t be linking them here, but we suppose if you try hard enough you should be able to find them.

There are some pretty big titles that are part of the list at the moment, which includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and ARMS. However despite these dumps, like we said they are inaccessible because it seems that figuring out how to get them running on the Switch hardware is still in the works.

It is possible that eventually hackers and developers will figure it out, although we have to admit that we are curious as to what Nintendo will do about it, or if they’ve already got a plan in place.

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The Nintendo Switch Online App Will Be A Major Battery Drain

Tyler Lee July 19, 2017

As you might have heard, Nintendo has recently released the Nintendo Switch Online app for mobile devices. For those unfamiliar, this app is Nintendo’s way of offering voice communication for players as well as access to certain online services and features for its games. However it seems that the app will prove to be a massive battery drain for users.

According to a report from Eurogamer, it seems that one of the requirements for users to use its mobile app for voice communication is that their phone’s display has to be on all the time. This is versus other apps that offer voice chat, such as WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and etc., where users are not required to have their displays on.

This means that having your display on all the time will quickly drain your phone’s battery. It also seems that voice chat will end when you swap between apps, so if you receive a message or email and want to tend to it while you’re chatting, no such luck, unfortunately. However we should point out that the app is still pretty damn brand new, which means that hopefully based on this feedback, Nintendo will do something about it, otherwise it seems unlikely that players will want to pay the company money to use its online services come 2018.

Nintendo made a rather interesting and controversial decision by launching the app as opposed to baking voice chat into the Switch’s operating system. The company tried to justify this by saying that since we have our phones on us all the time, it makes sense. Whether or not this will work out in the long-run remains to be seen, but for now it doesn’t look that way.

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Nintendo Switch Online App Is Now Available

Tyler Lee July 19, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, Nintendo announced that they would be launching the Nintendo Switch Online app. This is Nintendo’s upcoming app that will be used for its online services, where users will be able to interact with other gamers, manage their games, and also more importantly use it for voice chat.

The app was scheduled for a launch on the 21st of July, but it seems that someone might have pulled the trigger a bit earlier than expected because the app is now available for download for both iOS and Android devices. That being said, it seems that there’s not much that one can do with the app at the moment since Splatoon 2 is the only game that will fully support it at the moment.

We expect that other games will be supported in the future, but for now if you don’t own Splatoon 2 then we guess you won’t really be using the app all that much yet. Do take note that according to Polygon, it seems that Nintendo is working on stabilizing the app’s servers which means that you might experience some connectivity issues for now, but presumably it will stabilize eventually.

Once it does, users will be able to log into the app with their Nintendo Account that is associated with their Switch console. If you haven’t linked your Account with your Switch console, then perhaps now is a good time to do so.

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Ubisoft Will Be Announcing More Nintendo Switch Games Soon

Tyler Lee July 19, 2017

If you’re the proud owner of the Nintendo Switch and you’re looking forward to getting your hands on more Ubisoft titles for your console, you’ll be pleased to learn that during Ubisoft’s latest financial results, the company revealed that there were more Switch games that they would be announcing soon.

This is according to a report from the NeoGAF forums (via Nintendo Everything) where it was speculated that this announcement could take place at Gamescom. So far Ubisoft has released Just Dance 2017 for the Nintendo Switch, and another title that is highly-anticipated would be the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle that is expected to be released later this year.

There is also Rayman Legends Definitive Edition that will be arriving for the console, along with Monopoly, and Just dance 2018, just to name a few. Based on these titles we’re not sure what else Ubisoft could be announcing for the Switch, but we guess we’ll just have to wait and find out at a later date.

Gamescom is taking place next month from the 22nd of August until the 26th of August. While we can’t confirm if the announcement will be made then, it does look like a pretty good platform for Ubisoft to take advantage of should they choose to do so.

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New Nintendo 3DS Discontinuation Will Not Affect The US

Tyler Lee July 14, 2017

Earlier it was reported that Nintendo Japan had announced that the new Nintendo 3DS was being discontinued, thus leaving the 2DS and XL models as the only remaining models part of Nintendo’s handheld lineup. Some were wondering if this could affect other markets, such as the US, but apparently that isn’t something we need to be concerned about.

Speaking to Games Industry, Nintendo of America confirmed that the discontinuation in the US will not affect the US market. “This announcement does not affect Nintendo of America territories, as the model in question was only sold in limited quantities as special offerings. There are no changes to the sales status of New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS or the upcoming New Nintendo 2DS XL, which launches on July 28.”

Basically it seems that the American market was never really the target market for the new Nintendo 3DS to begin with, but then again that isn’t that surprising as the larger XL models have typically sold better to begin with, so we guess we can’t really blame Nintendo for that. However if you’re a collector or if maybe you just prefer the smaller 3DS model, then perhaps now would be a good time to snag up whatever units are remaining in the market before they are all gone for good.

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Fire Emblem Fates Complete Edition For Nintendo Switch Briefly Listed

Tyler Lee July 13, 2017

For gamers who are looking forward to getting their hands on more games for the Nintendo Switch, you might be interested to learn that Fire Emblem could be one of the titles that will be arriving on the console. This is according to an alleged listing on Amazon Spain’s website for Fire Emblem Fates Complete Edition.

According to the reports, the listing was posted and then removed quickly. Since we didn’t actually see the listing ourselves, it’s hard to tell if it is the real deal. However as Nintendo Everything points out, the box art used to list the game wasn’t a fake per se, but rather it was fan art, which is rather strange. However the listing apparently had the game set for a release on the 17th of November.

It should be taken with a grain of salt for now since such things are pretty easy to fake these days. In fact there have been far more elaborate hoaxes that we’ve encountered in the past. That being said, with Fire Emblem having been released on mobile, it does make sense that Nintendo could have a Fire Emblem title that they plan to release for the Switch.

Whether or not this title will end up being the one that was listed, or if it will be something else entirely remains to be seen.

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Nintendo New 3DS Production Ends

Adnan Farooqui July 13, 2017

There has been much speculation about the future of the Nintendo New 3DS. While Nintendo said that it would stand by the platform, the company only announced three new titles for the New 3DS at the E3 2017 gaming convention. This led people to believe that the end was near for this console. Nintendo has confirmed that now. The company has announced on its Japanese website that it has stopped manufacturing the Nintendo New 3DS.

The company may not feel the need to keep this device around any longer given that its new console, the Nintendo Switch, doubles as a console and a handheld gaming device. It would much rather have customers purchasing that than any old gaming machine.

That being said, it’s not that surprising to see that Nintendo has decided to end the production of the Nintendo New 3DS. The console itself is almost three years old and is losing out on sales to Nintendo’s very own 2DS XL.

That’s a more modern option and customers are likely to opt for that even though it doesn’t offer the 3D effects of this particular console.

Nintendo doesn’t seem to have halted production of the Nintendo 3DS XL but it will be interesting to see how long it continues to do that before making the very same decision that it has confirmed today.

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Check Out What Mario Kart Would Look Like In Virtual Reality

Tyler Lee July 13, 2017

You might have heard that over in Japan, arcade gamers will soon be able to experience Mario Kart in virtual reality. This isn’t some kind of modified version of Mario Kart, but it appears that this is a version of the game designed specifically for VR. Now a new trailer of the game has been released which gives us a better idea of what to expect.

Earlier the video that was shown off only gave us a glimpse at the upcoming game, but this new trailer video pretty much shows us everything. Basically players will be put into a first-person perspective and with motion controllers, they will be able to toss their items at other players to impede their progress, much like you would in the normal game.

It also offers up a sense of scale, like how big the mushrooms are, or how huge the castle really is, and so on, which should make for a rather interesting experience. Unfortunately it seems that for now the version of the game is limited to Japan where they’ll be available at Bandai Namco’s VR Zone arcades.

However Nintendo Everything is saying that these arcades are also expected to find their way to London, but beyond that we’re not sure if there are plans to bring it to other parts of the world, although we suppose it would be really cool if they did.

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Nintendo Switch Gets Its First Video Streaming App

Tyler Lee July 12, 2017

These days consoles can no longer be just consoles. They need to fulfill more roles than that. They need to be entertainment hubs where you can watch movies, surf the web, chat with friends, stream videos, and more, and for the most part companies like Sony and Microsoft have obliged their gamers with such features.

The Nintendo Switch on the other hand did not. The console, so far, has been pretty much games-only, but that appears to be changing as the console is about to get its first video streaming app in the form of Niconico. For those unfamiliar, basically Niconico is a video streaming website similar to YouTube, although the downside is that for now, the app will be limited to the Japanese market.

【今夜】Nintendo Switch niconicoリリース!

Nintendo Switchで動画を見ようhttps://t.co/OuOADTJOu9 pic.twitter.com/aj3GZWOl1m

— ニコニコ@ニコ動公式 (@nico_nico_info) July 12, 2017

The upside is that given that the Switch is region-free, it is possible that non-Japanese users can download the app, although we guess with its focus being Japan, you might have a hard time understanding it. That being said, it is still unclear when we might be able to expect more options, such as YouTube.

However Nintendo did confirm earlier this year that Netflix will eventually arrive for the Switch, but when exactly that will happen remains to be seen. In the meantime we suppose this is a step in the right direction.

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