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Nintendo Switch firmware 3.00 system update available now, adds substantial new OS features – full change log

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 02:12 GMT Nintendo Switch has a substantial new system update bringing the firmware to version 3.00 – and it’s not just boring old stability improvements this time. Switch users can now download and install firmware 3.00 and unlike Nintendo’s usual lightweight change logs this significant update adds stacks of small but much appreciated new features to the operating system software. Some of the new features in this Switch …

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Nintendo, Sega, and everything else at West Hall

With huge Nintendo Switch posters and Mario statues all around, you definitely know that you were at Nintendo’s booth. Check out everything we saw there in this video Published 10:30 AM, June 20, 2017 Updated 10:30 AM, June 20, 2017 MARIO LAND. Right next to PlayStation’s booth is Nintendo’s, covered by massive walls on three sides. The front side is wide open and framed a stage – seen in this photo’s background – where Nintendo …

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SNES-Style Controller For Nintendo Switch Coming This Year

Nintendo Switch players looking for a more retro experience will be happy to know 8Bitdo is making a replica SNES controller built with the system in mind. The SNES30 Pro features Bluetooth, USB-C, rumble vibration, motion controls, and player indicator LEDs–of course, it looks just like a traditional SNES controller. Check it out below. On the right, you’ll also see the Super Famicom-style model, if you’d like to capture the classic Japanese design instead. Both …

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Super Nintendo World Concept Art Reveals Zelda’s Kingdom, Donkey Kong Country & More

Some new Super Nintendo World concept art has appeared online, giving us a much clearer idea of what to expect from Universal Studios upcoming Nintendo-themed land. The images also reveal where the first United States version of the theme park land will be constructed. Hit the jump to find out. Super Nintendo World Concept Art pic.twitter.com/Div9qus9lf — James B (@leavesonthelawn) June 10, 2017 The images were posted by Gary Snyder on Twitter. The concept images above …

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Nintendo Direct For ‘Dragon Quest XI’ Coming This Week

Nintendo of Japan has confirmed a Dragon Quest XI focused Nintendo Direct for this week, with the release of the game on the Nintendo 3DS coming next month. We’ll likely be learning a whole lot about the upcoming title, and hopefully some more about the Nintendo Switch version. Unfortunately, this will be a Japan-only broadcast, meaning we need to know Japanese to understand what it being said. The broadcast will run for 14 minutes so …

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Despite setbacks, Nintendo is effortlessly breaking the gender mold • The Duquesne Duke

Courtesy of The Pokémon Company Zach Landau | A&E Editor The gender revolution is underway in the world of video games, and an unexpected leader is quietly forging the path for trans inclusivity. And who is this vanguard of radical feminist ideology in an industry infamous to anyone not conforming to a strict gender binary? Why, it’s the House of Mario itself: Nintendo. With the release of Magikarp Jump (which Nintendo technically had nothing to …

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The Switch Has Almost Everything That’s Needed to Become Nintendo’s Biggest Hit Yet

Nintendo is at its best with its back against the wall. The Japanese company had been struggling ever since the launch of Wii U in 2012. As a gaming console, the Wii U wasn’t too bad, but it had very few games not made by Nintendo. Despite robust sales of the Nintendo 3DS, poor performance of the Wii U and Nintendo’s complete absence in the smartphone market meant that times have been tough for one …

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The Industry Is Stronger When Nintendo Is Stronger, Says Sony’s Jim Ryan

It’s been quite a hectic 6 months for Nintendo. Coming off the back of the commercial failure of the Wii U, the company has been propelled forward by the incredible success of the Switch, which is selling like hot cakes all over the world. You might assume that Nintendo’s resurgence would cause rivals like Sony a bit of a headache, but the official line from PlayStation global sales and marketing head Jim Ryan is that …

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Fire Emblem Warriors Preview — Even More Nintendo Musou Goodness

As I am a fan of both Fire Emblem and Musou-style games, I was excited when I heard that Fire Emblem would be getting the Musou treatment on Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS with Fire Emblem Warriors. While the Fire Emblem series usually consists of slower paced strategy RPG’s, the setting and characters lend themselves well to a more action heavy title such as this. With that in mind, I was curious to see how …

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‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ is a Win for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto knows how to make an entrance. His presence was a welcome surprise during Ubisoft’s E3 2017 presentation at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. He was there alongside Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot to announce a new partnership between the companies, and a new game: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Screams erupted in the theatre as Miyamoto, who’s the creative force behind childhood Nintendo heroes such as Link from Legend of Zelda, made …

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Third-Party Developers Are the Key to Nintendo Switch Success

We’re on a first-name basis with Nintendo games. Mario. Zelda. Donkey Kong. But in today’s multi-billion dollar video game industry strong first-party brands aren’t enough. Nintendo knows this all too well. It’s previous console, the Wii U, was dogged by criticism that it didn’t have much to offer other than Nintendo games. So getting third-party support for the Nintendo Switch was a huge deal for the company when it formally revealed the hybrid console back …

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Metroid Prime 4’s Surprising Early Reveal Explained By Nintendo

by Nathan Birch | June 17, 2017 (Photo: Nintendo) In recent years Nintendo has become rather cautious about revealing games. More often than not, new titles are only unveiled months, if not weeks, before they’re set to be released. It can be a somewhat frustrating policy for fans, but its one that keeps expectations and hype levels carefully in check. For the most part, Nintendo stuck to their blueprint at E3 2017. Almost everything …

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Nintendo Defended Their Hands Off Policy Over Super Smash Pros

One of the more popular figures in the Super Smash Bros. Pro community, Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, recently criticized Nintendo for not supporting the Smash Pro community well enough. Nintendo heard about the comments through Kotaku’s Compete site at E3, and Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime, has responded. According to the report by Compete: Nintendo just doesn’t want to do a league. Fils-Aime said as much to me when describing the company’s philosophy about competitive gaming: “It’s community-oriented. It’s …

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Nintendo Responds To Smash Bros. Pro’s Callout, Wants To Keep Scene Grassroots

One of the world’s top Super Smash Bros. players recently knocked Nintendo for not sufficiently supporting the scene and said he hoped that Nintendo heard him. This week in Los Angeles, they did—after we played a clip of his speech to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, a top-three-ranked Super Smash Bros. Melee pro, called Nintendo out a couple of weeks ago in his victory speech at Wisconsin tournament Smash ‘N’ Splash …

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Competition will drive success of Nintendo Switch more than Zelda or Mario

It is indisputable that Nintendo has another hit on its hands with its portable-meets-home console, the Switch. The system has been selling faster than the company can make and ship units, and during E3, the crowds running to see the console verged on dangerous. One might think the system’s success has to do with its blending of a home console and a portable gaming system, but I think it really comes down to how Nintendo …

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