• BURN MEDIA
    • Memeburn
      Tech-savvy insight and analysis
    • Motorburn
      Because cars are gadgets
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!

All posts tagged "Nintendo"

  • Nintendo Labo: a DIY hardware kit for Nintendo Switch [Update]

    Nintendo promised to announce some intriguing news late yesterday, and we've finally got it in the form of Nintendo Labo. The product category, split into two distinct packages, is essentially a DIY cardboard hardware kit that integrates the Nintendo Switch and/or controllers into final creations. The first package (or Toy-Con) is the US$70 Variety Kit, allowing you to make up to five different creations from the included cardboard parts. These five creations include RC cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano. And all of these integrate the Switch, Joy-Con controllers and included software in varying ways. The second...

  • ICYMI: all the Nintendo Switch games from Nintendo Direct Mini

    The latest Nintendo Direct video went live yesterday, giving us a good look at what to expect for the Nintendo Switch in 2018. Missed the video? Here are all the upcoming games that got airtime... The World Ends With You Final Remix TWEWY is one of the best handheld games ever produced, helping to establish the Nintendo DS as a juggernaut too. Now, the action RPG is coming to the Switch, delivering spruced up visuals, a new epilogue and rejigged controls. There's no specific launch date outside of "2018". So we can probably expect more news at E3. Dark Souls Remastered It was leaked in the hours and...

  • 9 noteworthy Nintendo Switch games coming in 2018

    The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed a barn-burning launch year, delivering a host of must-play video games in less than 12 months on the market. 2018 will be a difficult follow-up year, after all, we got Super Mario Odyssey, a Mario Kart entry and Breath of the Wild. But that doesn't mean we don't have some good picks coming for the hybrid console... Bayonetta 1+2 Nintendo announced earlier this month that Bayonetta 3 would be coming to the Switch as an exclusive title. But we don't have a release date for this title unfortunately. We do however have confirmation and a February release date...

  • Nintendo Switch hits 10m units sold, closing in on Wii U

    The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed a fantastic launch year thus far, being the most popular console in the USA for several months running. Then there were the games, offering everything from Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey to Golf Story and Doom. It's hard to argue that the console isn't the hottest thing in gaming. And this week, Nintendo announced that the console has hit the 10 million unit sales mark, crossing the line after less than a year on the shelves. Thanks to you, #NintendoSwitch has sold 10 million units worldwide in 9 months! Here’s to an amazing 2018!...

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: what are reviews saying?

    The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed a stellar launch year, seeing a steady stream of quality games since the console's release. The stream isn't stopping yet, as Xenoblade Chronicles 2 launches today. Reviews have already gone live, so is it worth getting? We gather some of the more prominent verdicts. Eurogamer The website bestowed a "recommended" badge on the new Switch title, calling it "unrestrained in its ambition". Eurogamer's Simon Parkin does note that the game's smart ideas aren't always fully exploited. He also took issue with the fact that "opportunistic" passing enemies would often join battles, taking advantage of your weakened state. "By far...

  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp now available worldwide

    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the latest Nintendo game to hit mobile devices, has been available in Australia for a few weeks now. But the rest of the world can finally see what all the fuss is about today, as the game gets a worldwide release on Android and iOS. Of course, enterprising gamers have been able to switch regions (for iOS) or side-load the APK (for Android) to get their hands on the new title. In any event, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp brings the experience to smartphones for the first time, as you manage a camp of anthropomorphic villagers. Most of the...

  • Nintendo kills off Miiverse social network

    Miiverse, Nintendo's take on a social network, gave the Switch a miss earlier this year, after appearing on the Wii U and 3DS. That should tell you everything, right? Well, Nintendo has made it official and shut down the service yesterday (8 November), with little in the way of fanfare. "Thank you to everyone who used Miiverse! Miiverse service has ended as of 11/8/2017," read a message on the Miiverse website, which also featured a mosaic made out of Miiverse posts, thanking gamers for using the service. Your post history doesn't necessarily have to be lost, because the gaming company is delivering...

  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp announced for mobile [Video]

    We already knew that Nintendo was planning an Animal Crossing title for smartphones, now, the company shed more light on Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Coming to Android and iOS as a free-to-play title, Pocket Camp swaps out houses for tents, as you become a camp manager. "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a game about exploring nature, making friends, and collecting cool items to help you create the campsite of your dreams!" read an FAQ on the website. Otherwise, as the below video shows, it still seems like a familiar experience for series fans. So that means collecting (and placing) furniture, going fishing, gathering...

  • Nintendo Switch tops hardware sales in US for third straight month

    The Nintendo Switch enjoyed a fantastic launch, as units flew off shelves around the world. The big question is whether that momentum can be sustained, and the answer thus far is yes. US sales figures released by the NPD Group show that the console is at the top of the charts for September. When you combine Switch, SNES Mini and 3DS sales, Nintendo systems account for two-thirds of all hardware sales for the month. Whichever way you cut it, that's a huge slice of the pie. "This marks the third straight month that Nintendo Switch has been number one, and the fifth...

  • Nintendo Switch gets huge update: here are all features

    If there's one major criticism of the Nintendo Switch, it's that the operating system is just too basic for modern tastes. Sure, it's fast, but there are loads of missing features that modern gamers take for granted. Now, the company has released the 4.0 update for the hybrid console, bringing a smorgasbord of major features to the table. Probably the most important feature is the ability to transfer user and save data to another Switch (system settings>users>transfer your user and save data). It's unclear exactly how this works, but here's hoping that we get cloud storage down the line as well....