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Morbius Memes Are Taking Over The Internet

Morbius can’t be contained. The Jared Leto-led vampire flick has been infecting various pockets of the internet all this week, spreading from Discord to Twitch to Twitter. Now, with a rabid new audience who call themselves “Morbheads,” excited by 24/7 broadcasts of the Marvel film from rogue Twitch streamers, the fandom has reached its logical conclusion: memes. So many Morbius memes, everywhere. You can’t escape them.

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Nintendo explains why Switch Sports took so long, and reveals unused character concepts

We could’ve been bowling as robot burgers. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a hell of a time playing Nintendo Switch Sports with friends and online lately. In his review, Alex describes the game as one of the “most fun games of the year”, and I have to agree. The only thing Switch Sports is lacking is more sports. In a recent Ask the Developer, Nintendo spoke about the previous character concepts that they looked into before settling on the more stylised Mii characters, as well as exactly why Switch Sports took so long to come to…

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Animal Cross encyclopedia will teach kids about creatures and critters where Blathers failed to

The encyclopedia is coming to Japan only though. Japan is getting an incredibly wholesome looking Animal Crossing-themed encyclopedia that’s meant to be an educational tool for kids. Blathers has plenty to say about all kinds of critters and creatures in the world of Animal Crossing, but we don’t always want to hear it. For those who do want to learn a bit more though, there’s an encyclopedia based on all of the non-anthropomorphic animals in New Horizon coming out later this year, though unfortunately it’s Japan only (thanks, VGC). Apparently the book will have information on all 235 species that…

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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards has a game-breaking bug which forces you to quit the offending level

Well, that’s not very nice of Kirby. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was released to Nintendo Switch Online yesterday, May 20, and players of the game have found a rather serious bug. According to a post on reddit from user keyblademasternadroj (thanks, Nintendo Everything), the bug appears in underwater levels when hit by certain damage sources. This causes Kirby to be stunned “forever,” and to fix it, you need to quit the level. Apparently, the bug was not included in the original N64 game, so it is something new with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack release. We can…

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Controversial Street Fighter Champion Banned From Several Major Tournaments

South Korean fighting game player Seon-woo “Infiltration” Lee revealed last night that he’s been barred from attending several major community events, including this year’s Evolution Championship Series (Evo). While the news came as a shock, many of those familiar with the highly accomplished competitor’s controversial past consider it a long time coming.

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Amazon Prime Day 2022 Nintendo Switch deals: Here’s what to expect

Here’s the deals we’d like to see for Nintendo Switch, Switch OLED, and Switch Lite consoles, plus games, accessories and more. Amazon Prime Day 2022 is getting closer and closer, and there’s no better time to find a deal on that new Nintendo Switch console you’ve been eyeing up. Before that day arrives, you can look back on the best deals for the Switch during Prime Day 2021, and take a look at our predictions about what we might see on sale again. Last year, there were some great Nintendo Switch Bundles that included games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe…

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Here’s everything announced during the Nintendo Switch Indie World Showcase

Summer, fall, and 2023 releases announced – and some are even landing today. During today’s Indie World presentation, Nintendo announced a plethora of games coming to the Switch console. From the 20 indies games shown, there will be something for everyone to look forward to ranging from noir-punk to action-adventure to soulslike to platformers. Here’s the list of games shown during today’s Nintendo presentation: Another Crab’s Treasure: Developed by Aggro Crab, this crustacean-themed soulslike game puts you in an undersea world that’s on the verge of collapse. Playing as Kril the hermit crab, you will use the trash around you…

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Metroid Dread is already the series’ best selling game

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Metroid Dread has sold a whopping 2.9 million units since launch. Metroid Dread launched back in October 2021, and it appears that so many players jumped into Samus’ latest adventure that the game now reigns as the best-selling title in the Metroid series. The game garnered a hugely positive response, with 88% on Metacritic, and a solid 4/5 from us. As of the end of March, 2022, the game had successfully sold 2.9 million units, according to Nintendo’s earnings report….

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Switch sales decline by 20% to 23 million due to continued chip shortages

But the figure is the second highest since the console launched. Nintendo has released its financial report for the 2021 year ending March 31, 2022. According to the figures, declines were reported with net profits a bit flat, year-over-year (yoy). Nintendo noted a decline of 3.6% in sales yoy, despite its dedicated video game platform bringing in ¥1.64 trillion ($12.3 billion). This figure includes accessories, hardware, and software, the latter of which also encompasses downloadable versions of packaged software, download-only software, add-on content, and Nintendo Switch Online. Mobile and IP related income (smart-device content and royalty income) brought in ¥53.3…

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The Queen’s Golden Wii could be yours as it is once again up for auction

It will set you back a pretty penny though. The Queen’s golden Nintendo Wii is once again up for sale, so if you fancy spending around three grand plus, it’s all yours. Back in 2009, video game publisher THQ pulled a bit of a silly publicity stunt where it delivered a 24 karat gold Nintendo Wii to Queen Elizabeth the second herself. It was absolutely just to advertise the unabashedly shoddy Wii Sports ripoff Big Family Games, which isn’t the first game you’d think to pair a golden Wii with. People Make Games later found out that the Queen never…

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A fan is making the Metroid 64 game that never was

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Nintendo might not have ever made one, but that doesn’t mean it can’t exist. A fan has shared his take on what a Metroid game might have looked like if it came out on the N64. The Metroid series did have some 3D entries on the GameCube and Wii, but Nintendo did skip a generation in the transition from the SNES to the N64. But ultimately one never actually released on the N64, so one fan and indie dev has…

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Ex-Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aimé says “don’t hold your breath” for more Earthbound or Mother 3

Fils-Aimé also said that it’s just a small group of fans that are asking for Mother 3. Reggie Fils-Aimé, former president of Nintendo of America, has recently touched on the possibility of more Earthbound or a Mother 3 localisation, but unfortunately only to say fans shouldn’t expect anything any time soon. While in the west only two Earthbound games have officially been released, known as Mother in Japan, there is a third game that you might have heard of that never came out over here. It’s a bit of a meme that Mother 3 will never come out in the…

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Here’s an overview video for Mario Strikers: Battle League showing lots of gameplay

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Get an idea of what to expect in the latest video. Nintendo has released an overview trailer for Mario Strikers Battle League, and it gives you an idea of what to expect when the game releases next month. The video is in Japanese, but even if you don’t speak the language, you still get an idea of what’s going on thanks to loads of gameplay on display. Announced back in February, in this 5v5 soccer-like sport, you can tackle, use…

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Nintendo Switch Sports Fans Are Accidentally Smashing TVs Again

It’s like we’re back in the 2000s. Cropped cardigans are making a comeback, Biden is still in the White House, and Nintendo dropped a Wii Sports sequel in the form of Switch Sports. The nostalgia is so uncanny that players of Nintendo’s quirky sports simulator are once again flinging controllers from their hands directly into their TVs, smashing their displays.