Features: An Important Letter From The Always Nintendo Editor-In-Chief

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Thanks for Playing!

Always Nintendo has been a daily regiment of my writing career since November 2014. Now after two years as Editor-in-Chief, I am leaving the site, having accepted a new writing opportunity elsewhere. It's been the longest to date I've been a part of a video game news site, and it's had some high highs and some low lows. My goals as...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For March 30th

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Snake's Life

March slithers out with an eShop update boasting crawly, creepy snakes, slugs, and Pikmin. Sumo Digital brought Snake Pass to the Switch this past Tuesday, with its snake-alike physics platforming and puzzle solving. Also on Switch, the Neo Geo classic Metal Slug returns. The Wii port of Pikmin 2 makes its own return with an affordable price that...

News: Rocket League Dev Psyonix Evaluating Demand For Switch Port

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

If you want it bad enough...

A Switch port of the online multiplayer fest Rocket League is currently under consideration. Speaking to IGN, Psyonix Studios' Vice President Jeremy Dunham explained that the studio is evaluating such a port on technical limits and community interest. "Just like all the other platforms, we are evaluating it. We're looking to see what the...

News: LEGO City Undercover Switch Port Won’t Require 13 GB Patch (UPDATED)

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Retail version may or may not need a sizable patch

Update: Warner Bros. has given the final word on the 13 GB/always-online fiasco discussed around the Switch version of LEGO City Undercover. The publisher clarified to IGN that what was seen on the game's box art is factually incorrect. "The information is listed incorrectly on the packaging of LEGO City Undercover for Nintendo Switch. Players...

News: GameStop To Close 250 Locations Worldwide

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Monday, March 27, 2017

150 in the US alone

While retailer GameStop has been bullish on the sales prospects of the Nintendo Switch, but as a business, the company has seen a dismal 4th quarter. GameStop announced on Thursday that hardware sales dropped 29.1% and software sales fell by 19.3% for the past sales quarter ending January 29th. The company cited competitive sales offerings from...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Promises Big Reveals At This Year’s E3

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13:  In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime debuts the groundbreaking Nintendo Switch at a press event in New York on Jan. 13, 2017. Launching in March 3, 2017,  Nintendo Switch combines the power of a home console with the mobility of a handheld. It's a new era in gaming that delivers entirely new ways to play wherever and whenever people want. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Nintendo of America) *** Local Caption *** Reggie Fils-Aime
Sunday, March 26, 2017

A big E3 for Switch and 3DS alike

In an interview with FOX News, Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Amie promised big things for the company's E3 this June. He elaborated that the company was working on the next big ideas, as in new IPs, for their new platform. This includes new games both for the Switch and 3DS. At the time of the interview, March 14th, the company was still...

News: GameStop Talks Up “Incredibly Strong” Switch Demand

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Expect shortages for the foreseeable future

As the Nintendo Switch continues its successful launch tour, retailer GameStop is particularly bullish on the console's prospects. In a call with investors, company COO Tony Bartel discussed the system's positive start, citing such demand that leads to sell-outs within hours of shipments. In fact, Bartel expects them to be chasing Switch stock...

News: Nintendo Offers Free Fix For Joy-Con Disconnectivity

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chalked up to manufacturing issues

Addressing one of the biggest hardware complaints about the Switch, Nintendo appears to have found a solution for the system's Joy-Con's connectivity woes. As CNET's Sean Hollister demonstrated from a fresh set of controllers, all it takes to fix the issue is a small piece of foam inserted in the left Joy-Con. It took Hollister a week for the...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For March 23rd

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Athlete's Foot

March Madness runs rampant on the eShop update this week, as Mario returns to the world of sports, has-beens become heroes, and squids become kids. 3DS owners get the sporty compilation Mario Sports Superstars, two weeks after its European debut, alongside a new series of amiibo cards. Speaking of sports, Switch owners can download Neo Turf...

News: My Nintendo Now Offers Kid Icarus Uprising Anime Shorts

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Five years after their Nintendo Video debut

If you're a North American user My Nintendo looking for a use of your accumulated coins, a bevy of Kid Icarus-related rewards have gone live on the site. The new goodies include discounts on Kid Icarus software and all three of the Kid Icarus: Uprising's tie-in animated shorts. 30% off Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) – 80 Gold Points 30% off...