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  • How does Nintendo Switch launch library compare?

    The Nintendo Switch event on Friday provided some much-needed details surrounding the new console, offering release information (including SA) and much more. But one of the biggest concerns was the launch library, featuring five titles for PAL territories and nine if you include Japanese releases. So how does it stack up to previous Nintendo consoles then? Wii U Starting with the Switch's predecessor, the Wii U actually had a launch library far bigger than the Switch, numbering over 20 (24 in the UK). There were multiplatform titles such as Assassin's Creed III, Arkham City, Skylanders Giants, Black Ops 2, Epic Mickey 2, Just Dance 4,...

  • Nintendo Switch: 5 things the console needs to nail

    The Nintendo Switch event made for an entertaining watch on Friday, as the Japanese firm revealed a price and release date for the hybrid console. However, it's clear that there are a few sticking points to be had at this stage, with the launch library looking very thin, for one. But what about the device and associated online service? Here are a few things Nintendo needs to nail with the Switch itself and online functionality. A proper cloud-based account system Nintendo has always been one step behind the competition when it comes to online functionality. While the original Xbox and PS2 (to...

  • Creators Update brings new Xbox One, Windows 10 features

    Thanks to the Xbox app and native media capture capabilities, Windows 10 is arguably the best Windows for gaming. But Microsoft is hard at work on the Creators Update, set to bring even more gaming-focused features. The biggest feature in the new update is Game Mode for Windows 10, which effectively optimises your computer for better gaming. "Windows Insiders will start seeing some of the visual elements for Game Mode this week, with the feature being fully operational in builds shortly thereafter. Our vision is for Game Mode to optimise your Windows 10 PC for increased performance in gaming," Microsoft's Mike Ybarra...

  • Nintendo Switch: six things you might not know

    We've covered the Nintendo Switch presentation extensively this morning, looking at the event itself, game trailers and the South African release date. In other words, there's a lot to know about the console, but we've still got some more information you may have missed. You're getting a NES/SNES game a month (with online play) One of the more notable tidbits was that the Nintendo online gaming service would be a paid service. But did you know that you're getting a free NES or SNES game as well? "Subscribers will get to download and play a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) or Super Nintendo Entertainment...

  • Yes, South Africa gets Nintendo Switch on 3 March too

    Local Nintendo distributor Core Group has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will be hitting South Africa on 3 March 2017. "On 3rd March, Nintendo Switch will be available in the following European territories: Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hungary, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Vatican," Core Group explained. "It will also be available in South Africa at the same timing." We've enquired about local pricing and will update the article when we receive information....

  • Watch: All the Nintendo Switch trailers from conference

    The Nintendo Switch has finally received a price and proper release date, as well as more details surrounding its features. But of course, a system lives and dies by its games, and the press conference had loads of games indeed. We've gathered all of the major trailers in one place for your convenience. We'll add more trailers as we find them.

  • Dishonored 2 Game Update 2: meaty update in tow

    Dishonored 2 (review) was already a rather fantastic game at its launch, but the first game update (dubbed... Game Update 1) has gone a long way to improve the title. Introducing a New Game+ mode, Dishonored 2's first update added a ton of replayability as a result. But the fun isn't stopping there, with Game Update 2 almost ready for launch. The biggest feature is the introduction of a Custom Difficulty setting, allowing you to tweak a ton of variables to your liking. "Let’s say you’re a stealth player who likes to carefully explore every option… now you can move a slider...

  • Nintendo Switch accessories: What prices to expect?

    Nintendo has already revealed the final release date and price for the Switch console, as well as some lovely trailers for upcoming games. But what about accessory prices? Well, the company has just published its "buy" page for the Nintendo Switch and related accessories. And prices do seem a tad steep, to say the least. For starters, those wanting the Pro Controller will need to splash out US$70, making for a big increase compared to the Wii U Pro Controller's US$50 price tag. Want an extra pair of JoyCon controllers? It'll set you back US$70 as well, regardless of colour scheme. You...

  • Nintendo Switch event: 3 March release, but what about price?

    Update: Core Group has confirmed a 3 March release date for South Africa as well, but hasn't mentioned a price. Original article: The Nintendo Switch is just a few months away from its launch date, with the Japanese video game titan holding its big go-home presentation in Tokyo today. So what did they reveal about the innovative new console? Well, the all-important launch date and price were revealed. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed that the device would release on 3 March 2017 in the USA, Japan, Canada, major EU nations and Hong Kong. Price-wise, you're looking at 29 980 yen or US$299. Kimishima added...

  • Doggy Dessert and Exosphere: this week’s top mobile games

    We took a wee break over the festive season, but it's time to find those mobile gaming gems once again. So, what did we find in this edition? Our standout titles this week include Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth finally coming to iOS. But we've got five picks in total. Exosphere (free - Android) First spotted on the AndroidGaming subreddit, Exosphere is a puzzle title produced by a two man team, reminiscent of Super Monkey Ball to an extent. Much like Sega's franchise, you'll be controlling a ball through a variety of stages, shooting between platforms and navigating...