Features: The Always Nintnedo NX FAQ: Part II

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NX eludes and deludes us

Last year, the powers at Always Nintendo brought you an FAQ for all we knew about the NX. A year and a giant Eurogamer report later, the NX is shaping up into greater being than before. Since the guide from last year is less relevant now, we've created a brand new FAQ with updated information, collecting as much tidbits as possible from the past...

Rumor: RUMOR: NX Will Be Handheld/Console Hybrid And Uses Cartridges

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Reveal planned for September

According to a massive report from Eurogamer from a "number of sources", the NX will be a portable console hybrid. The system, which looks much like a Wii U GamePad according to Eurogamer's concept art, sports two detachable controllers on its sides and includes a docking bay that connects it to a TV for console-style gaming. As was previously...

News: Pokemon GO Hits 75 Million Downloads Worldwide

Monday, July 25, 2016

And still growing!

Pokemon GO continues to stun and amaze the mobile market, now reaching 75 million downloads worldwide across Apple and Google-based devices. It also reached the 50 million downloads mark faster than any app to date. This milestone comes a mere 19 days after launching in Australia and New Zealand, the region where apps tend to test launch...

News: Nordic Games Confirms Original Darksiders For Wii U

Monday, July 25, 2016

Launches at a budget price this October

Nordic Games has confirmed that a re-issue of Darksiders will launch on the Wii U later this year at both retail and the eShop. The port will also launch at the same time on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A Newegg listing pegs the port's release for October 25th at $19.99 USD. The Wii U version will arrive sporting some form of online...

News: RIVE Wii U Delayed, May Launch On NX Next Year Instead

Monday, July 25, 2016

Better late than nothing

The upcoming Wii U port of indie game RIVE has been delayed out of its original September release window. In an exclusive interview with Nintendo Life, developer Two-Tribes' Collin van Ginkel explained that the Wii U port has been struggling to meet 60 frames per second (fps). There is no time table for the Wii U version of RIVE, and thus it may...

News: Nintendo Share Value Plunges Since Company Didn’t Make Pokemon GO

Monday, July 25, 2016

Investors became confused. Investors hurt themselves in confusion.

Following weeks of rallying, Nintendo's share value saw a steep 18 per cent drop today following the news that Nintendo did not develop Pokemon GO. This marks the steepest one-day drop in Nintendo's market value since 1990 (approximately a 23,320 Yen drop). Nintendo issued a warning to shareholders on Friday that Pokemon GO's financial impact...

News: Meet Your Pokemon GO Gym Leaders

Monday, July 25, 2016

Behold the future of Pokemon GO

A slew of Pokemon GO details were unveiled at a San Diego Comic Con panel this past weekend, including the game's mysterious gym leaders (as reported by Eurogamer). Formerly seen in silhouette, Team Valor is led by Candela, Team Instinct's leader is the man named Spark, and Team Mystic is led by Blanche. While their exact characters are mysteries...

News: New Sonic The Hedgehog Comes To NX Next Year

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Retro throwback Sonic Mania left behind

As part of the long-promised Sonic 25th anniversary party this weekend, SEGA announced a new Sonic the Hedgehog game due for the NX in holiday 2017. While the brief CGI trailer teased another team up between Modern and Classic Sonic, a'la 2011's Sonic Generations, Sonic Team's Takashi Iizuka assures this is not a sequel to any pre-existing title....

News: Men Charged With 2015 Pokemon Worlds Gun Threat Sentenced

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Two years jail time, two years probation

The two would-be gunmen at the 2015 Pokemon World Championships have been sentenced to two years in jail. 28 year old James Stumbo and 19 year old Kevin Norton plead guilty to unlawful possession of firearms, as the two TCG tournament invitees brought a car trunk's worth of weapons to the event last August. The two will serve two...

News: Pokemon GO Finally Launches In Japan

Friday, July 22, 2016

McDonalds Japan confirmed sponsor

Last night saw the launch of Pokemon GO in the franchise's native land of Japan. In the same week, McDonalds confirmed they will be partnering with the game in the region, with 3,000 stores serving as a mix of Pokestops and Gyms. As originally reported by TechCrunch, Niantic delayed Pokemon GO's launch from a planned release this past...