Apple popped the cover on its long-awaited streaming service as well as a couple unannounced surprises! Tune in for full coverage! I, for one, was not impressed by one announcement but you’ll have to listen in to find out.
Social media companies aren’t growing as quickly as they used to. In some cases, they aren’t growing at all. In the United States, things are even worse for them: They’re shrinking. Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are no longer adding new users in the United States. Facebook’s daily user base has been the same for the past three quarters. Twitter and Snapchat have both lost users in the U.S. or North America, respectively, in back-to-back quarters.
Nintendo’s marketing strategy for the Switch has involved positioning the device as a games console and little else. But if an apparent leak is accurate, the Switch is about to get a new video-streaming option. On Saturday, French website NintendHome tweeted what it claimed was a screengrab of a Switch YouTube app teaser from Nintendo of America’s website. According to the image, Switch will get a YouTube app on Thursday.
Niantic has a problem. It’s the king of GPS/AR/Maps–based “exergaming,” but it’s leasing its empire. Pokémon Go is built on IP it doesn’t own or control, and a portion of the profits are sent back to Japan. A chunk of the proceeds from its forthcoming Harry Potter game, already a likely blockbuster, will go to J.K. Rowling. It’s why Niantic is taking the time to remind the world that its own, original IP, Ingress, still exists. Launched in 2013, Ingress was Niantic’s first game, and one of the first to ask folks to wander around their locale and hunt for goodies. Six years and several million players later, the company has decided to relaunch the game, titled Ingress Prime. It’s hoping that a fresh start, a cleaned-up game and a deeper storyline will help coax back all of those people who tried Ingress once but never came back.
Now that Red Dead Redemption 2 is out in the wild, fans are asking when the Red Dead Online beta is likely to begin. Much like GTA 5 and its predecessor, Red Dead Redemption 2 will have an online multiplayer feature called Red Dead Online. Access to the public beta is free for anyone who has purchased Red Dead Redemption 2, though not many details are available about it just yet.
It’s not unusual to see a Fortnite dance celebration after a goal in any sport, so it was only a matter of time before the battle royale game officially brought that connection in-game. Today, Epic Games announced a partnership with the National Football League that will bring a variety of jersey cosmetics that players can wear. According to Epic, these outfits can look like any of the 32 NFL teams on the roster, though players will be able to choose their own number. There will also be a made-up Fortnite team jersey. All jerseys will be available on November 9th in the in-game shop, though the price is unknown. Based on the video accompanying the announcement, it seems that this tie-in will also have some new emotes for purchase, too.
Fortnite’s giant purple cube named Kevin died on Sunday roughly 30 meters above Leaky Lake after an extended struggle with levitation. Memorial services were held immediately afterward in an endless white expanse where friends and family were invited to float weightlessly amongst themselves and in the company of abstract forms that coalesced into crystalline butterflies. Kevin was 72 days old.
Google’s Chrome turned 10 yesterday, and Google has major plans for where to take the browser from here — including options that could revamp how we experience the internet at its most fundamental level — the URL. For the past few years, Google has been considering how to transform the Uniform Resource Locator system into something that scales more effectively for the modern web.
The Nintendo Switch is getting a big dose of strategy later this year. Today, 2K announced that Civilization VI is coming to the portable console, and the game is due to launch on November 16th. The Switch version looks to be the full game, and it will even come bundled with some of the later additions to the game, including the Viking, Poland, Australia, and Persia and Macedon content packs. It’ll also feature co-op and competitive play for up to four people playing wirelessly.
Josh Bass, art director at Rockstar San Diego, and Aaron Garbut, director of art at Rockstar North, caught up with The Hollywood Reporter to offer exclusive information about the hotly anticipated game and the gang of outlaws at the core of its story. “Dutch’s presence loomed over the original Red Dead Redemption, and his influence on events was a big inspiration for the setting and direction of Red Dead Redemption 2,” Bass tells THR. “We all wanted to know more about him and the gang — what was it like riding in that gang? What led them to the events of the original game? What happened to them along the way?”
When Ubisoft’s E3 trailer for Starlink: Battle for Atlas ended with a tease for a Nintendo crossover, I was delighted — but I wasn’t impressed. The sound of Fox McCloud’s distinctive radio chatter spurred my nostalgia, but my initial impression was the same. Ubisoft’s space-faring toys-to-life game wasn’t going to be a real Star Fox game. It wasn’t until I played the game for myself at a preview event that I realized how true that prediction really was. Starlink: Battle for Atlas isn’t a follow-up to Nintendo’s beloved space shooter — so far, it’s better.
Tie-ins are nothing new for Fortnite, after all Avengers: Infinity War’s Thanos was in the game just a few months ago, but this time the game is moving into the physical space with the Fortnite Monopoly board game.
Thrilled to show you the final art and game board for Fortnite Monopoly! It’s so so fun and such a unique spin on the classic game mashed up with last player standing Fortnite. In stores Oct 1st!!! pic.twitter.com/aNqJmvfpb2
The US International Trade Commission has initiated an investigation against Nintendo. This comes after Gamevice has accused the company of violating its patent on attachable handheld gamepads.
Is Nintendo’s Switch fate hanging?
In case you don’t know, Gamevice is the company responsible for developing Wikipad and a line of snap-on controllers. The company has asserted that Nintendo has actually violated the provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930. Now, Gamevice is requesting a cease and desist order against Nintendo.
With this, the fate of Nintendo’s Switch is hanging as the cease and desist order may consequently halt the imports of Switch in the United States of America.
“The products at issue in the investigation are controller systems with parts that attach to two sides of an electronic device, such as a smartphone or tablet, and the parts fit into a user’s hands and have gaming controls,” the USITC’s statement reads.
The USITC has yet to schedule and announce the possible date of the end investigation within the inclusive 45 days. Furthermore, the USITC noted that while the investigation has started, it has yet to rule the validity of the complaint.
An evidentiary hearing will be held to determine if indeed Nintendo has violated the provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930. The USITC said that it would announce its final decision the soonest possible and practicable time.
As of posting, Nintendo has yet to issue a statement about the investigation.
Nintendo has rolled out an update for its gaming console, the Nintendo Switch. The update allows hybrid console users to add Facebook and Twitter accounts to their friend’s list.
The new feature comes with the release of Nintendo 5.0 update which fixes the bugs in the operating system. The update also includes some parental features.
Here’s what you need to know about Switch update
So how does the Nintendo Switch’s new feature works? The Nintendo Switch update allows you to suggest to various Nintendo Accounts. However, this only works if you are linking to social media users who are over 13 years old.
Apart from this, the Nintendo Switch update is bringing 24 new Arms and Kirby user icons. And if you are any of the Switch users who buy a game using your own PC or mobile phone, it would download at a faster speed even the devices are asleep.
The newly released update also fixes the problems encountered by Switch users like hiding the older play activity data. The update also adds a notification, especially when you pre-ordered a game that has been unlocked.
Moreover, one of the highlights of the Nintendo Switch update is the improved parental controls. The update gives parents the ability to enter PIN entry. Nintendo said the PIN entry can now be operated using both the stick and button.
Previously, the PIN entry can be operated only through an on-screen keyboard as well as some game titles which are outside of the device’s software settings.
Nintendo announced that they will be releasing the Nintendo Switch version of Super Smash Bros. this year. The Switch version of Super Smash Bros. will include the squid kids from Splatoon. Familiar faces like Mario and Link the Inkling from Splatoon will also be featured in the said game.
The good thing about this new game is that it can be played anytime and anywhere. This will make it more appealing to Super Smash Bros. fanatics. Whatever else Nintendo has planned for this game remains to be seen once this game will be out.
The Smash franchise has four games, all released by the company. It started with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64. This was followed by Super Smash Bros. Melee for GameCube. Next came Super Smash Bros. for Wii U which will appear at the Evo Fighting Tournament this year.
It has developed lots of games throughout the years. The company’s games have entertained a lot of people. They maintained the quality of their games. This is the reason why a lot of people patronize them. Their games are not only fun and enjoyable but educational as well. Some people treat these video games as stress relievers. This is precisely the reason why people, regardless of age, are Nintendo games fanatics.
All these time the company has been finding ways to develop and produce quality games for their patrons. With modern technology, their games have evolved from the very simple, uncomplicated video games of long ago to the more complex and intricate ones today. The company’s games have practically been part of our lives. With this we can be assured that the Switch version of Super Smash Bros. will live up to our expectations. It will be another success for its developer.
This new game that the company will be releasing this year will be one game to look forward to.
In Nintendo’s news release, the details they gave about this game was vague. The added mystery makes the people more excited about this new game. This will make them look forward to it. One thing for sure, this new game will make it big.
Nintendo has nailed itself to be the best selling game console. The company’s Nintendo Switch was already saleable when it was publicly launched last year. The gaming console carried its success until the end of 2017.
Now for this year, Nintendo broke another record this year in the US. For staying 10 months on the market, the company’s Switch is, in fact, the fastest-selling gaming console.
Nintendo Switch 10-month sale performance
In 10 months which cover the period from launch since March 2017 since this month, there were 4.8 million Switch gaming consoles sold across the U.S.
The record-breaking sales of Nintendo have surpassed the previous home consoles within 10 months on the market. This includes Nintendo’s rival, Wii which sold at least 4 million units in its first 10 months.
Nintendo’s sales now stood at 2 million units through September. Apart from this, the company has also shared news about the performance of its various games in their platform.
For instance, Nintento’s The Legen of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has reached a rate of beyond 55 percent in the US. This translates to at least 2.64 million units, according to the report.
Also, Nintendo’s popular game Super Mario Odyssey has reached over 60 percent which is equivalent to 2.88 million given the fact that it was belatedly launched at the end of October. One of the factors contributed to it is the game Breath of the Wild which is available on Wii U gaming console.
Another Nintendo game that is performing well is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe where it its over 50 percent or equivalent to 2.4 million copies, and Splatoon 2 with over 20 percent copies or equivalent to 960, 000 copies.
According to the company, it expects that Nintendo Switch would surpass the Wii U sales globally by the end of March. It has also increased the production of Switch to meet the global demand.