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Nintendo: “Rocket League Works Best With Cross-Platform Play”

Speaking out on the company’s decision to allow cross-platform play with Minecraft and Rocket League on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo of America’s Charlie Scibetta told VentureBeat, “If it’s right for gamers, we’re going to entertain it. If we can make it work, we’re going to do it.” When GamesBeat asked how Nintendo is ahead of Sony in allowing cross-platform play, Scibetta talked about how they’re trying to be more flexible: They’re a great partner. Our publisher and developer relations team is always talking to different companies and seeing what we can work out. I’m really happy just as a gamer, let alone working for the company, that that’s going to be possible, that cross-platform play. We’re trying to be more flexible as a company. We’re reaching out to try and get people to interact with our IP. All in all, Scibetta says Nintendo wants people to have a good time, and if people want cross-platform play between Switch and Xbox One and PC, they’ll make it happen. “It’s really not more complex than that,” he added. “Every game is different. Some games are great for multiplayer, some are better as a single-player experience, some are better in all kinds of situations for all READ FULL STORY…


Point: Helix From Arms Is Bad; Counter-Point: No He's Not

GIF Helix Here at Kotaku, we have strong opinions about video games. Currently, Arms’ DNA-themed fighter threatens to tear this snack website apart. Helix is Arms’ gooey fighter whose signature “Blorb” arms squirt blinding goo on opponents’ faces. Depending on who you ask, Helix is either a lovable snot ball with tons of competitive potential or a despicable green lump that disgraces the world he was born into. Compete’s Eric Van Allen and Kotaku’s Cecilia D’Anastasio hold these respective views, and each want to persuade readers that their take on Helix is the right one. Is Helix an adorable blob with a heart of gold and pure intentions, or a hideous monster with some questionably nasty undertones? Eric: Pro-Helix Helix emerges from his tube, driven by two emotions: rampant curiosity and an insatiable penchant for punching. Helix is a good gooey boy, a champion of the game, naive and innocent, and deserves both our love and protection. Advertisement No one in Arms moves like Helix does. Other competitors dash left and right, punch and box. Some build robot suits or are resurrected zombies or some ancient deity (if mummies READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Super Mario Odyssey — Using the Switch Joy-Con Undocked Might Be the Best Way to Play

The Joy-Con controllers have never been my go-to controller for the Nintendo Switch, but Super Mario Odyssey might have changed all that. …Read More The post Super Mario Odyssey — Using the Switch Joy-Con Undocked Might Be the Best Way to Play by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.


Arms: The Kotaku Review

Arms may look like a Mario Party mini-game, but it doesn’t play like one. Charming and involved, Arms toes the line between a party game and an entry-level fighter with moderate depth. While Arms succeeds as an easy-to-pick-up brawler, its ambitions as a hardcore game for serious players are less certain. Arms does one thing, and it does it well: you can punch people with long, slinky limbs. In Arms, you choose one of ten fighters with 30 interchangeable fists between them. Rockets, laser-beaming dragons, zapping wrecking balls and whip-slapping paddles all inflict different effects on opponents, like blindness, shock or big, big damage. After picking a fighter and two arms, you and an opponent battle it out on any of Arms’ 3D stages, like a hoverboard skate park, or a great, big bowl of ramen. Arms wouldn’t be a Nintendo game without random items, and sure enough, stages spawn healing energy drinks, power serums and exploding volleyballs. Players dodge each other’s blows while guarding or charging up their arms for special attacks. It’s like a weird, absurdist Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots. Arms That absurdism filters down to the characters, making Arms’ fighters easy READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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New Nintendo Switch Update Lets You Find Lost Controllers 

JoyCon, the detachable controllers that latch onto the Switch tablet, are small pieces of hardware. They’re probably easy to lose, if you’re not careful. Good thing, then, that there’s a feature for that now. Last night, a Switch system update dropped, and it introduced a number of small quality of life improvements. The most notable tweak has to be this one, though: Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature To access it, simply go to “Controllers” on the main Switch menu, and then select “Find Controllers.” From there, you’ll be prompted to specify what controller you want to find. Press the appropriate button, and your JoyCon should start buzzing wildly, depending on how long you keep it pressed. It almost sounds like a horn if you keep going: The wonders of HD rumble. I’m sure nobody is going to use this outside of its intended purpose! Advertisement The rest of the patch notes can be found below: Register a channel to receive News for specific games Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists Receive notifications when your Friends go online Change READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Nintendo Switch Firmware Update 3.0 Has Gone Live For Some Nice Quality-of-Life

Nintendo Switch’s Firmware Update 3.0.0 is now live. If you’re interested in how it will improve you and your Switch’s life together, check out these patch notes. …Read More The post Nintendo Switch Firmware Update 3.0 Has Gone Live For Some Nice Quality-of-Life by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.

Chile's Football Team Did A Nintendo Switch Goal Celebration

GIF Chile’s national football team, reigning South American champions, played Cameroon in the Confederations Cup yesterday, and after scoring what they thought was their first goal (it was later called back for offside) celebrated with a homage to their current Mario Kart obsession. Via Nintenderos and, here we can see that some members of the team have been sharing their hotel Switch gaming on social media: And here, before being told by a video referee that Eduardo Vargas’ goal would not stand, are the team sitting down and pretending to play the Switch in celebration: The controversy surrounding the disallowed goal, one of the first to take place in major international football, shows that blue shells are real, and are just as brutal as they are in Mario Kart. Video Replay In Soccer Sucks For most of the soccer world, this summer’s Confederations Cup is the first time fans will have… Read more Thanks @FullydoneChcuc! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


ARMS' Helix Is Even More Unnerving In Clay Form

People love the characters from ARMS. For the most part. One Flubber-wannabe in particular hasn’t gotten much love: Helix. A lovingly crafted clay tribute to the DNA molecule might help change that (but probably not). “I just want ur love” This is the character’s origin story accoridng to the ARMS wiki: “Helix is an anthropomorphic being made of a slimy substance, his arms have the looks of a double helix, the shape of the DNA molecule. Helix seems to have eyes made of LED lights. He seems to maintain the same expression regardless of situation.” Created by adzeitor, something about the neon polymer clay statue of Helix seems to lay bare the unassuming and tragic nature of the character. Helix didn’t ask to be created in lab. Helix didn’t ask to become a spring-loaded boxer fighting with Blorbs for hands. Helix is only two years old, after all. While some people have no doubt eschewed Helix in favor of other, more charming and charismatic characters because of his appearance, he’s also not the most approachable to play either. Willtreaty25 speculates that this is because Helix’s starting weapons READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


A Moment That Captures Why Super Mario Odyssey Seems So Special

We’ve written a lot about E3 this week and covered a lot of games, including Super Mario Odyssey. Still, here’s one more post about that game, because it’s too cool not to share with you. The above video is from Nintendo’s Treehouse Live demo of Mario Odyssey’s forest level. In the first six minutes, the Nintendo folks hosting the stream show the basics of the level. They collect some coins and some moons. Advertisement And then, at 6:55 or so, they start to run Mario up a narrow ledge. If you want to see some of what makes this game seem so special, watch what happens at that point. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Super Mario Odyssey and Other E3 Nintendo Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda

For weeks I’ve been letting you know about the plethora of cool, smaller, indie games on the Nintendo Switch. But let’s be real. For many, the next true game of note to hit Nintendo’s handheld/console hybrid that isn’t Zelda is the beautiful and incomprehensibly strange Super Mario Odyssey. At E3 we finally took a brief trip to New Donk City, and even tried out some other big games Nintendo has on the horizon. Super Mario Odyssey is a Switch Game That Isn’t Zelda, but it’s closer than you’d think. Nintendo likes to say this is a 3D platformer more in the vein of Super Mario 64 than the acclaimed but more linear Super Mario Galaxy. But even in our limited sandbox Odyssey’s openness feels closer to an open-world game like Grand Theft Auto or the latest Zelda than what the N64 was capable of delivering. Mario climbs skyscrapers and bounces off taxi cabs. He pulls up a map to fast travel. He uses different regional currency to buy mafioso outfits and lunar fuel like some kind of moon man. He takes on quests from Mayor Pauline to track down musicians. He enters pipes into 2D sidescrolling levels projected against the wall like…


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Nintendo’s E3 2017 press conference – Big N’s highlights and surprise announcements

I was certain that Nintendo’s E3 presentation was going to be good, but I didn’t expect much from them. I only anticipated them to cover Nintendo Switch games coming out this year with little surprises to be seen. Nevertheless, It turns out as if there was some news that took me by surprise. Starting off with Monolith’s sequel to “Xenoblade… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

The New Yoshi Switch Game Looks So Good

The handcrafted look for the upcoming Yoshi game on the Switch is freaking adorable. On yesterday’s Treehouse stream, Nintendo showed off a little over half an hour of their new Yoshi game, which takes place in a papercraft diorama. Each of the stages has two sides—the front is covered in colorful paper models of a city street or a jungle safari and the “back,” shows the milk cartons and cardboard boxes that these things are made out of. Take a look: When I watched this, I was beaming from ear to ear. Much as I love seeing the cute paper trains and zebras, I also loved watching the flip side and seeing how everything “works.” On the back side of the paper town stage, you’ll see Shy Guys pulling the moving platforms back and forth—they even work up a sweat. What makes it even cuter is that you can really identify which household object each part of the stage is made out of. You can see milk cartons, paper clips, and bottle caps. It makes me want to make a stage of my own. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!