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Here’s a peek at what’s new on the Nintendo eShop this week

Curious what’s new and awaiting you on the Nintendo Switch this Thursday? You have Frozenbyte’s Has Been Heroes to look forward to on Nintendo Switch, while Super Mario Run has made its full debut on Android.Nintendo eShop on Nintendo SwitchHas-Been Heroes – Available on March 28, Has-Been Heroes is a challenging and rewarding rogue-like game of strategy and action, featuring a band of old heroes on a quest to escort the King’s twin princesses to a faraway academy. Randomized regions, enemies and a huge pool of unlockables, including 300+ spells, 200+ items, 14 regions and 12 heroes, makes each run unique.Nintendo MobileSuper Mario Run – The Super Mario Run game is now available to download for Android devices on Google Play! What’s more, the game has received a new update for the iOS version, bringing new features to existing and new players alike. New to Super Mario Run? You can download it from the App Store or Google Play at no cost, and you can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in Super Mario Run – World Tour,…

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Looks Good Running on PC

Because nothing is sacred in this world, a group of programmers have gotten The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to run on PC. This project began shortly after the game’s release. At the time, the programmers believed it would take months to get the game running properly. This makes sense given all of the different mechanics within the game. As you’ll see, the group has made tremendous progress since then. This is all possible thanks to a program called CEMU, which allows Wii U games to run on PC. In the beginning, the group was only able to show the game’s opening cave. Now, there is more of the game to show off. As you can see, it runs almost as well as it does on Wii U. While this emulated Breath of the Wild suffers from frame rate drops, so does the Wii U version. Minor hitches aside, the team has done an impressive job porting the game over so far. [embedded content] CEMU is funded through Patreon. It has gained many backers in the last two weeks. At the beginning of the month, CEMU had 1857 backers donating a collective $7782 a month. It now has 5135 backers who…

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How to carry more than 3 fairies in Zelda: Breath of the Wild [VIDEO]

Fairies are one of the more useful items in Breath of the Wild because not only can you can use them to make handy elixirs that will health a whole bunch of hearts, if you have some in your inventory and you die you’ll be revived and lose the fairy instead. The only problem is that you can only carry a handful of fairies at a time. This short guide teaches you how to get more fairies to get around the game’s limitations. If you have three or more fairies on your person, no more fairies will show up in your world for you to pick up. That means even if there’s a Blood Moon and you go to a Fairy Fountain, there won’t be any fairies there for you to pick up. How to get more than 3 fairies Go to a Great Fairy Fountain with your three fairies in your inventory. Hold the fairies in your arms like you’re going to cook with them. Wait. Pretty soon, fairies will start to spawn. Now, you can collect these fairies and have beyond the three limit that the game intends for you to have. Whether you cook with them READ…

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Super Mario Run now live for Android

Super Mario Run has been available to iOS users since early January, but Nintendo has just launched the game officially on Android. So far on iOS, the game has exceeded 78 million downloads and almost $53 million in revenue and that’s just from the launch numbers. With Android users thrown into the mix, it will be interesting to see how the game performs.If you’re not familiar with Super Mario Run, it’s Nintendo’s effort at bringing the Mario magic to mobile, with a series of challenges that get progressively harder the deeper you go. The game is free to download and try, but if you want to play through all the levels you’ll have to fork over $9.99.You’ll also need to be connected to the internet in order to play, as that’s how Nintendo is hoping to avoid piracy with the app on Android.Download Super Mario Run for Android READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

Sony Releases a Surprise Ghostbusters VR Game

It’s very rare to see a company release a game without any sort of promotion. Usually, a title’s existence and release date are known months ahead of time. Surprise releases just don’t happen that often. That’s why it’s surprising that Sony has today released a brand-new Ghostbusters PlayStation VR game on the PlayStation Store. The game is called Ghostbusters is Hiring: Firehouse. It is the first entry in a planned series of Ghostbusters games for PlayStation VR. The game takes place in the same Ghostbusters universe from the eponymous 2016 reboot movie. It is being produced by Sony Pictures Virtual Reality with creative input by series producer, Ivan Reitman. As you may already know, Reitman directed the very first Ghostbusters film back in 1984. Players take on the role of a newly-minted Ghostbuster. They will be guided by a ghost called Mooglie, who is voice by Patton Oswalt. Users will get to walk around the Ghostbusters firehouse and try to capture a ghost. Before doing that, they’ll have to assemble a proton pack and ghost trap in order to get the job done. The game promises to have a ton of hidden goodies, so exploration is encouraged. One of the surprises includes…

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Would you eat real-life fried mighty bananas? [VIDEO]

Anyone who has played Breath of the Wild long enough to meet the Yiga Clan knows of their love for bananas. Anytime you encounter one of these interesting characters, they’ll vanish before you can defeat them and leave behind a pile of rupees and a bunch of bananas that increase your attack power when you use them in a recipe. They’re one of the most efficient foods to gather if you want a lot of attack power food on hand for those Lynel fights, so perhaps that’s why the Yiga favor them? Either way, this YouTuber decided to see why the Yiga Clan likes bananas so much by cooking up his own batch of fried might bananas. The results look pretty tasty and they’re definitely something I’d try. How about you? The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – $57.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Here’s why Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will do well on Switch

Something I’ve heard from a lot of gamers who owned both a Wii U and now the Nintendo Switch is that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe doesn’t interest them because they’ve already played the game on the Wii U. Not only that, the cost of getting a multi-person set-up going on the Nintendo Switch is a bit rough to stomach when you consider how many people the game supports and how many extra controllers you need. However, that sentiment doesn’t seem to affect how GameStop feels about the possibility of sales for the game. “Mario Kart without a doubt will be huge. We know the interest from previous sales of Mario Kart, and we know that Mario Kart on the Switch is going to extend that.” Traditionally, Mario Kart has always been a series that has performed well for whatever platform it was on, which became painfully obvious when the Wii U version went on to sell more than anyone expected. Remember this chart from Polygon that purported to show how Mario Kart 8 would likely be the worst-selling game in the franchise due to the Wii U’s low console sales? VGChartz is no where near accurate READ FULL STORY AT…

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How to buy a house in Zelda: Breath of the Wild [VIDEO]

Did you know it’s possible to buy a house in Breath of the Wild? You’ll need a significant amount of rupees on hand in order to buy it, but it’s there waiting for you to fill it will all the loot you’ve found in your adventures across Hyrule. Here’s the steps you need to take in order to buy a house. How to buy a house in Breath of the Wild Visit Hateno Village in the east of the map. Find the men diligently tearing down a house in town. Speak with their boss, Bolson. Through conversation, you can convince him to sell you the house for 50,000 rupees. You can haggle that down to 3,000 rupees and 30 bundles of wood. Talk to Bolson after you’ve bought the house to acquire furniture and other items. Congrats, home owner! You’ve now got a place in the game to call your own and you can even hang some of the best weapons you find throughout your adventures inside. It’s a pretty significant investment since you’ll need at least 3,000 rupees to buy it and Bolson will ask you for money for each item of furniture you want him to make, READ…

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Joy-Con wireless issues caused by manufacturing variations

With all the reports of Joy-Con syncing issues and problems with specific Joy-Cons plastered all over the internet, many people are wondering if the issue is as widespread as it seems. The problem with reporting things on the internet is that a small issue can seem huge because only the problems are reported while those with no problems are quiet.Kotaku reached out to Nintendo of America to see if they could get an official statement on what the official status of this seems to be at the company, since CNET’s report this morning that the issue seems to be fixed using a small square of conductive foam. Here is their official response:There is no design issue with the Joy-Con controllers, and no widespread proactive repair or replacement effort is underway. A manufacturing variation has resulted in wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con. Moving forward this will not be an issue, as the manufacturing variation has been addressed and corrected at the factory level.We have determined a simple fix can be made to any affected Joy-Con to improve connectivity.There are other reasons consumers may be experiencing wireless interference. We are asking consumers to contact our customer support…

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Snake Pass dev diary reveals more about the game’s unique art style

Sumo Digital has released their third video developer diary for the upcoming Nintendo Switch game, Snake Pass. This dev diary focuses on how they came up with the art style featured in the game as it started as a Game Jam game. For those of you in London, Sumo Digital will be on hand at EGX Rezzed starting March 30-April 1. The game is part of a “Powered by Unreal Engine” showcase that features several games that are built using Unreal Engine 4. Snake Pass will be playable on all platforms at the event. The game releases on March 28th in North America for Nintendo Switch and other platforms, while Europe will have to wait until March 29th to get their hands on the game. The game will cost $19.99/€19.99/£15.99 at launch. Nintendo eShop Card – $20 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap adds Wonder Girl as playable character

The team behind the upcoming Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap have a new trailer uploaded to the official PlayStation Blog to celebrate the game’s release on April 18th. It’s coming to Nintendo Switch too, so don’t let the fact that this is a PlayStation trailer deter you. This trailer reveals that you’ll be able to play either as Wonder Boy or Wonder Girl in the game. It’s a remake of the classic Wonder Boy III for the Sega Master System and it’ll feel right at home on a Nintendo console when it debuts in April. Are you planning on picking up this game? Nintendo eShop Card – $20 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Nintendo’s fix for the Joy-con issue is a small piece of foam

What you see above is the faulty Joy-Con CNET author Sean Hollister sent to Nintendo for repairs. Hollister said he took his Joy-Con apart and photographed the inside before he sent it off for repairs because he wanted to see what fixes Nintendo would employ for the issue.Surprisingly, the Joy-Con came back as the exact same one he was sent, so he was delighted to open it up and see the fix that Nintendo came up with.Can you spot the difference? Having trouble? Look in the lower right corner of the bottom picture to see the difference. There’s a small black piece of foam that’s been added inside the housing of the Joy-Con. CNET says the small piece of foam is likely conductive foam so it can shield the Joy-Con’s antenna from RF interference.Sean admits he took the small block of foam out of the repaired Joy-Con and the device was immediately back to its old problems of disconnecting frequently, so it does seem like this will be the fix Nintendo employs with all future Joy-Con shipments.Now that we know the fix Nintendo is employing for these, who is going to be the first to buy a sheet of conductive…

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Watch a Lynel get destroyed with no equipment [VIDEO]

Earlier today I posted a quick tutorial on how to prepare yourself for a Lynel fight, as well as a video with some combat tips to keep you on your toes. Meanwhile, this guy on YouTube unequips everything and fights a Lynel totally naked. It’s more entertaining to watch than you’d think and it doesn’t take nearly as long as I thought it would. What’s the most impressive about this fight is the guy does it with just the three hearts you start the game with and none of the food I recommend you eat in my How to Fight a Lynel guide. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – $57.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

Download this pattern to 3D print this amazing Joy-Con Holder

The 3D printing community is coming up with some awesome solutions for the Nintendo Switch, thanks to the modularity of the new system. We’ve seen plenty of 3D printed docks to replace the original Nintendo dock, but what about this unique Joy-Con holder?If you happen to have access to a 3D printer and want to make one of your own, you can download the pattern for free from MyMiniFactory. I can’t wait until these things are more affordable so that the common person can just download a pattern and print it to see how it works.Gray Joy-Cons – $79.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!