We all as of March 1, 2017, it has been revealed by several sources who had the Nintendo Switch console in hand, that it does, in fact, use friend codes to add new players to their friend list. The friend codes are part of the Nintendo Network ecosystem because of the New Nintendo 3DS/3DS handhelds. People seem to have forgotten that fact.
Here is the friend code input screen courtesy of Eurogamer.
The friend code input screen is updated from the 3DS version. Now, this may seem like a step back for some. That is not the case. Now with the My Nintendo service, you can now link your Nintendo Network ID to social media services like Facebook, Twitter, and Google. You can know add your friend Tiffany through social media and no friend codes. Easy Peasy!! Also if you play Super Mario Run, Miitomo, or Fire Emblem Heroes, you can add your friends to the Nintendo Switch as well.
Your Profile page showing the number of friends and games in your library.
The world can calm down now. Hopefully, you will realize even though Nintendo has made some mistakes, they are trying to make things less complicated with The Nintendo Switch. We will update this as the console is released.
Back in January, during the Nintendo Switch Presentation, Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima announced the price and release date of the Nintendo Switch console. A couple of minutes later he talked about region locking, and how Nintendo Switch will be region free.
Now, this author jumped for joy when this was announced. Now import games can be purchased with no hassles just like Sony did with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Now you can add My Nintendo accounts from ANY Region and if you are in the US, you can tie your debit/credit card to your accounts and buy games and download demos worldwide. (as of right now this is the case. This article will be updated throughout the launch weekend)
You can have up to 8 Users on the Nintendo Switch. Here is where you can add all of your worldwide accounts. (if you do that sort of thing) You can also browse and download from each region with ease. This is one of the most exciting features of the console. You will now have more of a varied game experience. Thanks for opening your minds Nintendo.
This is another special episode of “Geeks on the Internet Having a Beverage” with EGM alum Trickman Terry Minnich. We talk about old times at EGM and all of the work he did back then. We discuss how he found the tips and tricks for games. He talks about the process of coming up with the infamous Shen Long trick. He got in the ins and outs of making the layouts and other aspects of the print industry. It is truly an honor to chat it up with him.
We at Real Otaku Gamer have been following the development of Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs-The Game since about a year into the development. The progress is really taking off, with reveals periodically on the games Twitter page @SaberRiderGame and their Facebook page. The game is being released on the Sega Dreamcast, PC Engine, Nintendo 3DS and Steam. As a huge fan of the TV show, this author is looking forward to playing the game. Stay tuned as we bring you more information. Shouts out to Team Saber Rider for the video.
I had the pleasure of exchanging emails with the creators of the new indie comic Godhand, and boy, do they have a story to tell. Conrad Iwanicki is the writer of the comic and the artist is Ronald Nelson. Together, they have with a uniquely compelling story about a deeply “flawed” individual, along the lines of Deadpool and Batman. Please take the time to check it out. What drives Conrad was the suicide of his mom, who is a Disabled Veteran two years ago.
KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR “GODHAND” Partial Proceeds to Benefit Veteran Mental Health Organization, Give An Hour Sneads Ferry, NC, December 16, 2016– Effective immediately, the official Kickstarter campaign has been launched for ‘Godhand’, a graphic novel. A relevant story propelled by an average guy going through the mundane motions of the corporate world. The lead antagonist, Bryce Powers (i.e. “Godhand”) finds himself at a fork in the road where he ultimately becomes the anti-hero. Written to substantiate that all who walk this world aren’t out of redemption’s reach, “Godhand” touches on a variation of descriptions: contemptuous, witty, poignant, cheeky, and harrowing. This graphic novel written by first-time author Conrad Iwanicki and illustrated by established American Manga artist Ronald Nelson, known for his work on (H)afrocentric, is, above-all-else, relatable, significant and noteworthy amongst modern comic literature and prose. While the ultimate objective is to self-publish and create a franchise with staying power, the story behind “Godhand” is both somber and inspiring. Iwanicki found the inspiration to create “Godhand” upon the recent suicide of his mother, Carrie Iwanicki [1962-2014]. A veteran of the United States military, she found herself in a compromising position, one familiar to countless veterans of our armed forces: lacking proper mental health care, disheartened, disconnected, suicidal. Page | 2 “My mom had a heart the size of the ocean, she truly lived to help others. Her suicide was senseless and fairly ironic considering a person that would help anyone couldn’t get the help she needed. With the success of ‘Godhand’, not only can I continue her legacy of selflessness, but hopefully I can do my part to stem the tide of 22 veteran suicides a day, so no other son or daughter has to experience the needless loss and sorrow I have.” -Conrad Iwanicki, Author Piecing together his personal relationship with the effects of the mental health of those who so selflessly give their services to our country and their families, Iwanicki will be donating proceeds from “Godhand” to the non-profit organization Give an Hour, “a national network of mental health care providers who give an hour of their time each week to help members of the military and their families cope with the “unseen wounds” associated with military service.” [www.giveanhour.org] A sample of dialogue and concept art can be obtained and viewed, respectively, at the website, www.godhandcomic.com. This project is in need of immediate funding to successfully reach its ultimate potential; more information on “Godhand” and how you can help is available on the Kickstarter campaign page now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1092670955/godhand-a-graphicnovel/description.
Please check it out and share this article with any veterans in your family. The free sample of the story can be found here. Also check out and donate to Give an Hour.
On this episode, I am talking to my good friend and fellow host of “The Real Gamer Show” Shelton Doutherd. He also own The Fighters Alliance fighting game team. He is a fighting game enthusiast and an avid all around gamer. We talk about the industry, gamers from all over the world versus the US, and much more. We also talk about Overwatch and Destiny players in his world famous “rant outs”. We also talk about the “Gamer’s Christmas”. We talked about the games coming out this fall. Thanks for listening.
It is that season again, Black Friday “let’s go into debt once again for great deals” season. Well, one not to be outdone by other companies, Nintendo as done another move to make you scramble to your local retailer for a “once in a blue moon” opportunity. Not only is the Mini NES on its way for a limited time, Now there are two new models of the New Nintendo 3DS hitting store shelves this Black Friday. This author wishes there was a deal on the XL models. Oh Well.
New Nintendo 3DS System Available for Under $100 MSRP for the First Time on Black Friday
New Special-Edition System Comes in Black or White, Features Iconic Mushroom Kingdom Images
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 7, 2016 – It’s a deal spelled out in black and white: For the first time ever, Nintendo’s popular hand-held New Nintendo 3DS video game system will be offered at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Two special-edition models – one black, one white, both featuring Mushroom Kingdom characters and imagery – will be available starting Nov. 25. This system, along with great software, will appeal to gift-givers and value shoppers alike.“Nintendo has some of the best gifts for the holiday season,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re looking for games for the whole family, or a cool new system at a great value, Nintendo has you covered.”
Geeks on the Internet Having a Beverage is the new show where I talk to my friends in the geek culture. This episode is featuring my good friend Torrence Davis, formerly the Editor In Chief of The BitBag and STFU and PLAY. We talked about Old School games and going to arcades and playing Pong and other games. Two old guys talking about the good old days. We had a great first episode. We even talk about Animal Crossing New Leaf!
For those of you who know me, I am a HUGE Animal Crossing fan. I have been playing since the release of the GameCube version. So when the Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct on November 2nd was revealed, I was excited. Once the Direct was over, there were still some questions, and since this is the second day after the direct, some of the online Animal Crossing community came up with a list of details not included in the Presentation. Here are a few of them.
Let’s clear up the selling of your town. You have to be Level 4 town to sell it.
You can sit on rocks
New Fortune cookie items (including Wii u and 3DS)
You can interact with things in front of you while sitting down
MEOW Coupons can be exchanged for 3000 bells each
Ability to silence people in Club Tortimer
New island minigames
Ability to sit on pillows
New villagers brought back from older AC games
Free weed removal service if you haven’t been to your town in a while by talking to Leif after returning
Nintendo 3DS image share can now be used in-game to upload pictures to Facebook/Twitter
Balloons no longer exclusively contain balloon furniture and can now drop any kind of furniture
You can now shake trees with a net/watering can/fishing rod equipped
Your character’s arms will now match the color of your mii mask
You can now interact with furniture items while sitting near them
Glitches have been patched
Villagers now have extended time on when they will move out varying from 7 – 10 days (more time to convince them otherwise)
New fertilizer from Leif can now revive dead trees and bring them back as ordinary fruit trees
You can now place furniture on top of stools
Timmy/Tommy no longer explain how to use wrapping paper when purchasing
New villager animations have been added
Cyrus now waves after you pick up a customized item
You can now stack fruit while in storage
Two tile furniture items can now be placed on tables (you can place masks and plates of food on tables)
Wisp appears at a random location and can be found by walking around until you are called by an unknown voice at least a day after the update.
Amiibo villagers can be talked to, invited to camp, or invited to live in your town permanently from Wisp
Wisp can only grant one wish per day and can only be found once a day, meaning only one character can get Wisp each day unless you Time Travel (adjust the time)
If your town is full but you want an amiibo to move in, you can kick out one of your existing villagers by choice
You can use amiibo cards to move a villager back in even if they have not cleared the cycle
Happy Home Designer Functions and Designer Tips
HHD’s decorating mechanics added once you have the necessary upgrades.
Requires house to have a second floor and no unpaid debts before you can build storeroom. After the storeroom is built you can talk to Lottie at Nook’s Homes in order to unlock
Clothes can now be hung on walls
Storeroom upgrade provides tons of new storage space
Special items and furniture can be obtained if you link up save data from HHD from the start menu
MEOW Coupons and RV contents
MEOW coupons, a new currency from doing tasks. Used for purchasing items at the RV park store and furniture inside RVs
MEOW coupons can be exchanged for bells at the ATM at a rate of 3,000 bells per coupon
Only 3 furniture items can be ordered from campers each day
Furniture items can be purchased in RVs from another person’s town, however, it’ll take 5 coupons per item instead of 3
Tasks are now displayed on your Town Pass Card along with how many coupons they reward
The following figurines give the following villagers along with their furniture:
Toon Link – Medli (normal)
Ganondorf – Ganon (cranky)
Sheik – Epona (peppy)
Zelda/Link/W. Link – W. Link (jock)
Callie – Cece (peppy)
Marie – Viche (normal)
Inkling – Inkwell (jock)
Villager – not much information about this one
Monster Hunter amiibos – Felyne (lazy)
Special villagers such as Wolf Link, Ganon, Medli, Epona, Cece, and Viche can move to your town
New amiibo functionality, invite characters to park in a special new area with RVs. Works with all AC Amiibo, the cards, Splatoon, Zelda, and Monster Hunter amiibo.
AC figurine amiibos can be scanned to allow them to visit your town in an RV and have furniture available to purchase
While they are camping in their RV, Wisp will temporarily replace them in their roles but does not replace their job services
Series 1 – 4 amiibo cards give you furniture and the option to move a villager in
Amiibo camera that allows you to take Real photos with villagers
Amiibo cards of special characters such as Isabelle can be used to get their pictures as well
This is just a partial list of the function in the new update. We will have more news about the update as they are revealed.
With Animal Crossing New Leaf being priced at the Nintendo Selects of $19.99 during the summer, Nintendo announced a Fall update to the game, with turn 4 years old on November 8th, 2016.
Now the update includes, new Amiibo and Amiibo card functionality, new villagers, some Splatoon content, and Sanrio and Hello Kitty Amiibo cards (from the Japanese AC Nintendo Direct). We will also get complete details where we will see these in the US.
There will also be announced a new version of the game called Animal Crossing Welcome Amiibo with all of the updated features and includes an amiibo card from the new set of cards commemorating the update.
You can find out all of the information and watch the Nintendo Direct right here