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Forget the Toy-Con keyboard— one YouTuber found a way to create music with the Nintendo Switch without the use of any cardboard accessories. Armed with only a Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer and a Nintendo Switch console, YouTuber Reagan Burke managed to create an entire song with noises from the Nintendo Switch’s operating system. Sampling the sounds
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Nintendo of America is taking legal action against two popular websites, LoveROM.com and LoveRETRO.co, that specialize in the online distribution of video game ROMs and emulations. Specifically, the sites in question allow visitors to download or emulate thousands of video games. Nintendo’s titles provide a large bulk of the sites’ inventory and are among the
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When Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launched back in 2014, so did Nintendo’s wildly popular amiibo figure line. New amiibo based on various franchises have continued to trickle out since 2014, and figures based on both new and returning characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are on the horizon. The official Nintendo Versus Twitter account
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Last December, popular indie developers Image & Form and Zoink Games merged and created The Thunderful Group, also known as Thunderful. Today, Thunderful revealed that they acquired publisher Rising Star Games, and that they have appointed a new Managing Director. According to Thunderful, this acquisition is part of their effort to establish Thunderful Publishing, which
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As anyone who has played any iteration of Namco Museum can probably tell you, it’s hard to replicate the arcade experience outside of the arcade. Sure, our televisions are larger than ever, but it just doesn’t feel the same. One of the most jarring differences between arcade titles and their console counterparts are often the
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Surprisingly, its seems like a new Intellivision console is coming soon. Intellivision Entertainment announced today that they will be be releasing a brand new video game console focused on “simple, affordable, family, and fun” in the future. That being said, details on this console, including its name, are currently scarce, though Intellivision Entertainment is promising
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With the release of Dark Souls: Remastered, plenty of newcomers will want to check out the later series. And with the help of the community, publisher Bandai Namco is looking to bridge that gap. In a new trailer, YouTuber VaatiVidya points out the links between the new release and Dark Souls 3. Seen in the video below, the Dark Souls:
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Beloved YouTube mixology channel Cocktail Chemistry has finally made a pivot into the world of video game drinks, starting first with the much-requested Atomic Fireball from Fallout: New Vegas. In the video below, you can see a literal representation of the drink, as well as a recreation using 1950’s ingredients and drink trends. For like-minded Fallout: New Vegas
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Valve has gotten in on the exploit-hunting trend according to recent public releases of documentation from HackerOne, a community of white-hat hackers who engage in vulnerability coordination and bug bounty. According to the statistics on Valve’s HackerOne page, $109,600 have been paid out in bounty rewards to individuals who are able to find and document loopholes,
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Everyone has probably noticed a little sticker on the back of their console that says “warranty void if removed”. You’ll usually find similar messages at the ends of certain user agreement licenses, and essentially, it’s meant to keep customers from getting third-party repairs by voiding their warranty if they do. Well, according to the Federal
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By now, anyone who follows Nintendo’s dedicated YouTube account is aware of Nintendo Minute — the half-editorial, half-promotional broadcasts by community manager Kit and Krysta covering all things Nintendo. This week, the pair went above and beyond, traveling to Japan mid-cherry blossom season to give a (very) brief look at Nintendo’s headquarters in Kyoto. Seen in
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Good news, everyone! Mario can stop on his sabbatical “odyssey” and is back at work. After a quick stint of unemployment, video gaming’s most iconic character is back to work at what he does best: plumbing. News comes by way of Nintendo Japan themselves, who updated Mario’s official profile on their website. Eagle-eyed Redditor /u/TheCrystalCave discovered that the
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While it by no means ends the string of sub-par video game adaptation feature films, the short film PAPERS, PLEASE — based on Lucas Pope’s indie darling Papers, Please — is ten minutes of cinematic gold. Perhaps this is in part to Lucas Pope’s involvement in script writing, but everyone who has played the bureaucratic-based title (and anyone
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It’s been a while since we’ve run a piece on YouTuber Man at Arms — the Baltimore-based blacksmith that delves into non-conventional guerilla advertising by recreating video game weapons. In the past, this has ranged to MOBA League of Legends’ Nameless Blade to Geralt’s double-sword combination in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Now they are taking something a little
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EarthBound was a game of its own style, even by today’s standards. It took the standard JRPG tropes and translated them into a modern-day equivalence. This lead to potions becoming hamburgers, cookies, and other sorts of treats. With Earthbound’s unique style and representation, this made the little 16-bit morsels look tasty. Apparently, Chef Bryan Connor and
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