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Watch today’s Nintendo Direct here

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Nintendo’s first proper stream since E3 2021 will last around 40 minutes. Nintendo’s next Direct livestream takes place later this evening and you can watch it right here. This will be a standard presentation which Nintendo says will feature both first and third-party news. The main focus tonight will be titles releasing on Switch this winter. You will be able to tune in at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm UK. As far as what we expect out of the stream,…

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40-minute Nintendo Direct coming tomorrow

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The next Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow. Nintendo has revealed the next Direct livestream, taking place tomorrow, September 23. This is going to be a full, standard Direct, where you can expect first and third-party news. Nintendo shared the news today on social media, announcing that the show will kick off at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm UK, and run for roughly 40 minutes. This will be the first proper Direct since E3. We’re “mainly” getting a look at games coming…

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Pokemon Unite hits mobile tomorrow alongside a space-themed Battle Pass

Pokemon Unite hits mobile tomorrow alongside a galactic Battle Pass, squads, and a special mission. Pokemon Unite hits mobile devices tomorrow when the free-to-start game hits the App Store and Google Play. Additionally, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language support will also be available in-game starting tomorrow across both the mobile and Nintendo Switch versions via a free downloadable update. Trainers can also look forward to an all-new battle pass arriving soon. By linking with a Nintendo Account or Pokemon Trainer Club account, Trainers will be able to access the same Pokemon Unite account on both Switch and mobile devices….

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ToeJam & Earl III’s Original Final Boss Was A Klansman

In early builds of the Xbox’s ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth, the eponymous extra-terrestrials beat up a hooded member of the Ku Klux Klan as the final boss fight of the game. Previously we only had the developer’s word from an obscure interview, but now we can finally see it for ourselves thanks to the surfacing of some new pre-release prototypes.

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Pokemon Go Oshawott Community Day: start & end time, rewards, and getting a shiny Oshawott

It’s water starter Oshawott’s time to shine in the latest Pokemon Go Community Day event. Here’s everything you need to know to get the most from the event. It’s that time of month again – when we all grab our phones and participate in a new Pokemon Go Community Day event. The September 2021 community day is all about Oshawott – an appropriately cheeky choice for the first community event of the season of mischief. To be clear on the event timing, the September 2021 community day takes place on Sunday September 19th 2021, between the hours of 11am and…

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Nintendo is working on a new Switch controller, to be revealed in the next six months

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Nintendo is trying to keep its new Switch controller under wraps, but one is definitely in the works. Nintendo’s next Switch controller has been discovered in a new filing with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Nintendo does not describe the controller in any real detail, and the platform holder specifically requested the specifics to remain hidden until the controller has been officially announced. The new controller carries the model identification number HAC-043, indicating that it’s a Switch peripheral. Nintendo’s…

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Platinum Games has interest in bringing Star Fox Zero to Switch, but it’s up to Nintendo

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Platinum would need Nintendo’s okay to release and update the Wii U game. In an interview with VGC, Platinum Games studio head Atsushi Inaba said that there’s interest at the studio to revisit the Wii U’s Star Fox Zero for a Switch rerelease. “It’s unfortunate that people aren’t able to play older games because they’re locked out of the platform, so of course if possible we’d like to bring over any of those older titles to the newer platforms.” Inaba’s…

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Star Wars Racer, Republic Commando bundle listed on Amazon

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Online retailer lists Star Wars bundle for Switch and PS4 for a November 16 release. A listing for a Star Wars Racer and Star Wars Republic Commando bundle for Nintendo Switch and PS4 recently appeared on Amazon, suggesting that a rerelease of the two popular Star Wars games is making their way to Switch and PS4. Amazon listed this potential bundle for a November 16 release, developed by Aspyr and published by THQ Nordic. This bundle continues a renaissance of…

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Nintendo backs UK’s first national junior school esports tournament

Digital Schoolhouse (DSH), the education initiative from UK games industry trade body Ukie, has announced a new junior school esports tournament. The DSH junior esports tournament competition has been put together in partnership with Nintendo UK and British game developer Outright Games following a pilot last year. It’s for students aged 8 to 11 and features Switch games Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Race with Ryan and Crayola Scoot, as announced in this article on the Digital Schoolhouse website. Continue reading Nintendo backs UK’s first national junior school esports tournament

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WarioWare: Get It Together! review: fantastic mini-game mayhem with a multiplayer twist

Let me get the important bit out of the way right at the start. If you, like me, were concerned when you saw that this new WarioWare title involves controlling characters rather than just abstract concepts – don’t worry. The manner of control may have slightly changed, but the series’ abstrawackiness is completely intact – and it’s still brilliant. In fact, the Switch’s first WarioWare title is closer to its beloved predecessors than I ever expected. The concept remains simple: you’re presented with a suite of ultra-short mini-games (micro-games, if you will) that last a couple of seconds each. The…

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Interview with Biinny, the UK’s fastest Mario 64 speedrunner on beating records, GamesDoneQuick and staying motivated after playing the game for a decade: ‘Everyone gets sick of playing the same game from time to time, but my Twitch viewers keep me going’

Speedrunning and esports might have their differences, but they share that core drive to compete, to improve, to break new ground. For the UK’s fastest 70-star Super Mario 64 speedrunner, Biinny (aka Lee Whelan), patience, passion and consistency are key. Unlike the latest esports games, many of which constantly evolve with new patches, gameplay tweaks and metas, Mario 64 is the same as it was when it first launched back in 1996 on the Nintendo 64. Continue reading Interview with Biinny, the UK’s fastest Mario 64 speedrunner on beating records, GamesDoneQuick and staying motivated after playing the game for a…

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Cursed to Golf is a roguelike golf adventure coming to PC and Switch in 2022

Cursed to Golf promises to give players a fresh take on the golfing and roguelike subgenres, and it’s coming to PC and Switch next year. Cursed to Golf – a 2D puzzle platformer roguelike, boasting gorgeous pixel graphics and a “hole-some” story – is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC in 2022. If you like golf and roguelikes (and let’s be honest, who among us doesn’t fit into that Venn diagram?) you’re going to love Chuhai Labs’ upcoming adventure. The premise is (fairly) simple: The game has you play as a pro-golfer that dies when he’s struck by a freak…

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Apex Legends nerfs Seer’s Passive, Tactical, and Ultimate abilities

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Respawn and EA have nerfed the latest Apex Legends character after players complained he was a touch too overpowered. Respawn has rolled out an Apex Legends update that has nerfed Seer quite significantly after players complained that the newest Recon legend was a bit overpowered. Since Seer was introduced to the game at the beginning of Apex Legends: Emergence, players have expressed frustration his power level and utility. You can tell EA is serious to implement these chagnes quickly, because…

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Knockout City update adds superpowers, but only for a limited time

EA’s multiplayer brawler Knockout City has added superpowers, although only as a limited-time mode coming this week. In a new update coming as part of Knockout City’s second season, EA is introducing superpowers to the online dodgeball brawler. For a limited time in Season 2, players will be able join the 3v3 ‘Superpowers! Playlist‘ mode, in which they will receive a random superpower every time they respawn. In a blog post announcing the mode, the developers at EA called the LTM “our most transformative game mode yet.” “Grab a Boba Cola and leap with a single bound into a limited-time…

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will return at gamescom

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. We’re getting the first Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga news in about a year. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is not dead, despite having been delayed multiple times. At gamescom Opening Night Live this week, we’re finally getting a fresh look at the game. Host Geoff Keighley shared the news on Twitter, revealing that we’ll be treated to a new trailer of the game. — Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 20, 2021 News of The Skywalker Saga has been…