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Snipperclips is now a Nintendo Switch launch title

It seems as though Nintendo is responding to the criticism that its launch line-up for the Nintendo Switch is a little bare. There’s only a handful of games that will be available and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is really the only heavy-hitter to move units. Today Nintendo has announced that it’s newest puzzle game Snipperclips will be a launch title with the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd. You can download the game for $19.99 from the Nintendo eShop, or check out a free demo that will be available. Eurogamer also mentioned that the game will be included as a digital download in a box with extra Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con controllers, but there’s no price yet available for it. When the game was first showcased, it was only given a vague March release date. Check out the trailer above and let us know if you’re interested in Snipperclips! READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Nintendo Switch has an aggressive sleep mode to conserve battery

We’ve seen some early reports about the Nintendo Switch’s purported battery life, but this preview from Ars Technica UK contains a really interesting piece of information. The author of the piece seems to confirm that the Switch unit will last about three hours of play time with Breath of the Wild.He also mentioned that the included AC adapter for the Nintendo Switch will recharge the unit at a rate of about 1% per minute when the system is in sleep mode. What’s really interesting is that this sleep mode seems to be pretty aggressive, as the reviewer says that upon spending eight hours in the dock, his fully charged Switch had only lost 2% of its battery life, down to 98%.Another concerning thing in this preview is that the “universal” compatibility of the USB-C charger that Nintendo went with may not be so universal after all. While attempting to see how fast a third-party USB-C charger could charge the Switch, this previewer determined that it only charged at a rate of about 1% every six minutes. In fact, the charge was so slow that the Switch died while plugged into this charger.For those hoping to use any USB-C charger that…

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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment Confirmed for Nintendo Switch Launch

The 2D platformer Shovel Knight has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch launch with the Treasure Trove collection and the Specter of Torment expansion. …Read More The post Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment Confirmed for Nintendo Switch Launch by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Nintendo Highlighting Indie Games on Switch with “Nindies Showcase” Next Week

Right before the release of its brand new system, Nintendo’s Nindie Showcase will highlight the indie games coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. …Read More The post Nintendo Highlighting Indie Games on Switch with “Nindies Showcase” Next Week by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

Snipperclips Confirmed as Nintendo Switch Launch Title

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That Time Some Players Thought Mew Was Under A Truck In Pokémon

The original generation of Pokémon had 150 special monsters to find. One of the most elusive was the legendary psychic type Mewtwo. But if there was a Mewtwo, that left a question: where was the original Mew? Advertisement Little did people know, Mew was already in the game. Near the end of the game’s development cycle, the team removed the debug feature. With 300 bytes of data to spare, the team snuck Mew into the game, even though they had been told not to touch another fragment of the game’s code. “What we did would be unthinkable nowadays,” Pokémon programmer Shigeki Morimoto said during an Iwata Asks interview. Even the higher ups within the company were unaware. When rumors of Mew’s existence started cropping up, they dismissed them as enthusiastic fan talk. Advertisement It is hard to know who started the rumors, but Morimoto claims that Mew began showing up in players’ games due to a bug. There are many ways to glitch the game to acquire Mew. Most likely, the player who first found Mew might have found it while performing the “Trainer READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Player Finds Incredible Way To Push Pokémon Yellow To Game Boy's Limit

This might be the wildest thing I have seen in 2017 so far, holy cow. Watch in wonder as someone uses Pokémon Yellow to push the boundaries of what a Game Boy is capable of. Earlier this month, MrWint uploaded an incredible tool-assisted speedrun where he uses “arbitrary code execution” (ACE) to launch the visuals of multiple games within Pokémon Yellow via a Game Boy emulator. ACE, as some of you know, is well-known method where players manipulate a game’s memory through simple actions to alter the in-game rules on the fly. That’s what is happening at the start of this footage, when the player appears to be throwing items away. Advertisement Theoretically, ACE allows you to run pretty much anything once you’ve got it going, though the most well-known use might be forcing a game to immediately skip to the end. Technically speaking, you can actually use ACE to do so much more, and that’s exactly what MrWint tries to accomplish through this run. The first thing you see here is ACE being used to “launch” Pokémon Gold, a game released after Pokémon Yellow. MrWint is just getting READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Preview — Check Out the First 15 Minutes of Gameplay

While anticipation is up for the Nintendo Switch — Nintendo’s upcoming home console — the hype cannot compare to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The title, which frequently tops most anticipated game of 2017 …Read More The post The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Preview — Check Out the First 15 Minutes of Gameplay by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

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Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! Drops on Nintendo Switch on the 3rd of March

I (Robin Ek, TGG) was just informed by Bergsala AB (Nintendo Sweden) that Nintendo and SFB Games upcoming puzzle game “Snipperclips” is set for a release on the Nintendo Switch console on the 3rd of March: “To solve creative puzzles along with anyone is not only an exciting challenge, it is also incredibly fun! Try on together in the game… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Surprisingly, Pokémon's Sandcastle Monster Has Become A Thing In Competitive Play

At the start of 2017, nobody really considered Palossand, Pokémon’s sandcastle monster, to be noteworthy for competitive play. Then, the top-four World Championship finisher Markus Stadter lost against a Palossand-centric team live on a Twitch stream. After that, Stadter decided try the Palossand gimmick using Pokemon Sun & Moon’s new QR “rental” feature, which allows you to temporarily adopt new teams. That’s when a meme was born. Stadter’s Palossand team ended up including Smeargle, Tapu Koko, Gigalith, Porygon Z, and Celesteela, a roster that allowed him to win a local tournament. In casual play, the team was affectionately named “Sandcastles in the Sand,” after the Robin Sparkles hit single in How I Met Your Mother. Stadter even played the song as he destroyed people online. Wanting to share the love with everyone, Stadter published all of the team’s details on his Twitter. With the gates to hell’s beach thrown open, anyone can use the team. To understand how the main strategy works, there’s no better way than watching the master himself. In this game from his stream, Stadter perfectly demonstrates how to execute the core strategy. Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Early Impressions Of My Very Own Nintendo Switch

I carry the thing around in a big wool sock and finally had the nerve to play it on the beleaguered C train this morning, fearful someone would try to snatch it. Advertisement This is Nintendo’s new console, the Switch, and I’ve had it since Tuesday evening. Not much time, really, so what can I say? I can say that it’s small. Small enough to fit into a large wool sock that now serves as the console’s carrying case and screen protector. The Switch is the tiniest console I’ve had, skinnier than a Wii, the previous lightweight leader. But this tiny console enables me to play the most advanced-looking Zelda game ever made on the C train and also as I lay on my bed while my newborns are asleep in another room (I play with headphones, and we’ve got a night nurse, so no child neglect there). Advertisement It’s a marvel, this little machine, though I already feel ridiculous tossing it and my 3DS in my bag. Nintendo swears the Switch isn’t going to replace the 3DS. I’m skeptical. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nintendo Switch Preview — Check out DualShockers’ Unboxing of Nintendo’s Home Console

There is nothing better about a new console’s launch than opening up the game box. So, as per industry standard, we wanted to share with you what is inside the Nintendo Switch box, how all the parts …Read More The post Nintendo Switch Preview — Check out DualShockers’ Unboxing of Nintendo’s Home Console by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

Nintendo Switch Will Not Have Virtual Console At Launch

We all thought this might be coming, and now it’s official: the Virtual Console will not be live when the Switch launches next week, Nintendo said today. Advertisement “Virtual Console games will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch,” the company said in a press release. “We will share more information in the future.” It’s disappointing news for anyone who hoped that Nintendo’s impressive slate of classic games might help fill in the blanks between big Switch releases like Zelda and Super Mario Odyssey. Given the lack of details so far on the Virtual Console—and given Nintendo’s history—it’s fair to expect the worst, despite our brief optimism that they might get things right this time. Advertisement In the same press release, Nintendo added that FAST RMX and Shovel Knight (including the new Specter Knight campaign) will both launch alongside the Switch on March 3. You’ll also be able to transfer your funds from other Nintendo devices after linking your “Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo Account and then their Nintendo Account to [your] Nintendo Switch system,” which is hopefully less confusing than it sounds. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!