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Reggie Fils-Aime Explains Nintendo’s Strong Stance Against Fan Made Games

Nintendo has always had a notoriously strong stance against most of the fan-made games that its iconic IPs have inspired. This stance was highlighted yet again during last year’s Game Awards when AM2R and Pokemon Uranium were mysteriously removed from the list of nominees for Best Fan Creation. The sudden disappearance of the two popular fan-made games caused a stir on social media and reignited debates about Nintendo’s position when it comes to these types of …

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Nintendo Exec Explains Why Switch Cross-Play With Xbox One And PC Exists

Last week at E3 2017, Nintendo and Microsoft surprised many fans by announcing that Rocket League and Minecraft would be cross-play compatible between Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC players. We’ve already heard a lot from Xbox boss Phil Spencer about why this functionality is possible, and today we got Nintendo’s side of the story. In an interview with GamesBeat, Nintendo of America corporate communications director Charlie Scibetta explained the thinking behind allowing Switch players …

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Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro vs PC: WIRED Explains 4K gaming

Now we have the Xbox One X, unveiled at E3 2017, and the PS4 Pro, this really is the era of 4K gaming. PC gamers might argue it started in 2013 when the first 4K monitors arrived. But only now do we have the graphics hardware to play high-end games without stripping down detail levels so far a 2016 game ends up looking like one from 1999. However, 4K gaming raises more questions than most …

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Nintendo Explains How It Came Up With Min Min’s Unique Design In Arms

Whether Nintendo fans are buzzing about the fabulousness of Twintelle, or the creepiness of Helix, it’s clear that Arms’ characters are already inspiring fierce fandoms. But when I asked Arms art director Masaaki Ishikawa, about the team’s favorite fighter over email, I got the lowdown on Min Min, and how the developers came up with such a distinctive concept for a fighter. Min Min’s character is a kickboxer based on ramen. Her arms and her …

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Boneloaf Explains Why Gang Beasts May Not Launch For Xbox One

Gang Beasts might not release on Xbox One but it may on Nintendo’s Switch. You’re likely aware of Boneloaf’s upcoming video game release, Gang Beasts. Thanks to the early access on the PC platform, gamers have been sharing and enjoying the cartoonish brawling title online. Now that video game is slated to exit from its alpha stage this year, the development team is starting to focus more on a release for console platforms along with …

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Overwatch NEWS – Blizzard explains why this MAJOR update might be DELAYED | Gaming | Entertainment

Overwatch developer Blizzard has explained why this major new feature won’t be released anytime soon. Blizzard previously expressed an interest in releasing a map editor, confirming that it was part of its long-term plans. In a follow-up interview with Express Online, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan said that one of Blizzard’s core values is a commitment to quality and that the company wouldn’t release tools until they were completely ready. “It all can be summed up …

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Nintendo finally explains why it’s charging for the Nintendo Switch’s online service – BGR

Want to challenge your friends to an online multiplayer battle on PS4 or Xbox One? You’ll have to pay. On earlier Nintendo consoles, however, the Japanese gaming company has always made its online services available for free. It was a great perk for gamers, but Nintendo announced back in January when the Switch was unveiled that the free ride was coming to an end. If Nintendo Switch users want to play against their friends online once …

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