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By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 May, 2017 At 06:48 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Opinion, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Switch has been out for a while now, and two of its biggest games were ports from the Wii U, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There has also been a port of Lego City Undercover and there has been speculation on more coming. Some have started complaining and feel they do not want Wii U ports as they would rather have new games and new experiences. as they see the large amount of ports on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as a bad route for Switch.

This however, somewhat misguided. The Wii U did not sell well, and most of its game have not reached a wide audience. Ports to the Switch would be an opportunity for more to experience games like Pokken Tournament, like Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, like Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and so on. Games like Fatal Frame Maiden of Black Water and  Bayonetta 2 would be given a wider audience this way, and we could potentially see new sequels because ports do well. The fact is, the games did low numbers and they can be saved by ports.

Ports to the Switch would help by giving more games that can fill out the release scheduled and avoid droughts. Ports will likely be handled by outside parties and not Nintendo themselves, and there is nothing stopping Nintendo from releasing both new games and remasters on the Switch. I would even say that it comes off as rather selfish to not want ports and remasters, because while you may have played these games on Wii U, others may not have because of the Wii U’s sales numbers. The Switch is bringing a large new audience to Nintendo, these new players  may want to play games they may have missed on the Wii U. It just makes sense to have ports, and not doing it would be leaving money on the table. I hope you can understand where I am coming from with this. It feels elitist and reeks of snobbery to hate ports this way.

 

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The above was the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect ROG or its staff

By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 May, 2017 At 02:16 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Monster Hunter is already helping Nintendo out, and this is only hours after the game was announced for Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo’s market value has risen by 2.2 billion dollars after the announcement of Monster Hunter XX for Switch. Yes, that number is real. This has resulted in an eight year high for the company, which is a sign of investors going all in on Nintendo and the Switch.  Monster Hunter is a major deal in Japan, and is considered a true killer app for any system. The fact that the Switch is receiving an entry may have caused investors to realize that the momentum of the system is not slowing down anytime soon.

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By Jessica Brown On 26 May, 2017 At 12:37 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarIf you haven’t been able to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch so far and haven’t been keen on paying the aftermarket mark-up prices, you’re in luck. Right now, GameStop is selling a new Nintendo Switch bundle for $398.99 that includes the following items:

  • (1) Nintendo Switch console w/ Neon Red/Blue Joy-cons
  • (1) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game (physical)
  • (1) Joy-con Charging Dock
  • (2) Nintendo Switch Racing Wheels

The bundle is set to ship on June 2, 2017 while supplies last, so you might want to hurry up and reserve your bundle today!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 07:01 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Capcom’s Ultra Street Fighter II launches tomorrow on the Nintendo Switch, but the publisher is not stopping there. Capcom, via the official Monster Hunter twitter account, has revelaed that Monster Hunter XX will receive a Nintendo Switch version

 

This is a really big deal and the Monster Hunter series was directly responsible for a lot of the success of the 3DS. Hopefully the game finds a big audience on the Switch, although it is almost guaranteed to do so. It is a good move by Capcom and this is the right time to do it.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 06:44 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo departed the Brazil market in early January 2015. Games for Nintendo systems have been impossible to get legally for a decent price since hen, but now things are changing.

 

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NC Games, a local importer for games in Brazil, will bring Nintendo games again. The official report comes from a register in the Diário Oficial da União (basically the “Federal Register”), indicating that the games are in the process of age rating and close to get into stores.

The list of the games registered are:

  • 1-2 Switch (Switch)
  • Mario Party Star Rush (3DS)
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  • Mario & Luigi Paper Jam (3DS)
  • Fire Emblem Fates Birthright (3DS)
  • Kibry: Planet Robot (3DS)

Other games not listed are Bomberman R and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, which NC Games is in negotiation with Konami and Capcom.

But not all the games will be exclusive to be distributed with NC Games. Ubisoft works in Brazil and will be the official distributor for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.

They’re still studying the market for prices and expect to put the games into stores costing R$330 to R$400 (US$90+ to US$120). They didn’t talk about the console price.

This is excellent news for Nintendo fans in Brazil. This is a market that could be great for Nintendo and this opens up so many possibilities. Hopefully this foray into Brazil goes better than their previous attempt. Right now, this is a good start.

 

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EA sent out the following

 

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that EA PLAY 2017 in Hollywood will feature performances by the eight-time platinum recording artist Nas, DJ Green Lantern and Dave East. All three will perform on Saturday night, June 10th from 6-8pm PST, at the EA PLAY FanFest, one of the biggest pop culture events of the summer. The FanFest is at the heart of EA PLAY 2017, featuring more than 140 hands-on gaming stations where fans will be the first to play EA’s newest lineup of games including:

 

  • Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II
  • FIFA 18
  • Madden NFL 18
  • NBA LIVE 18
  • The latest Need for Speed™ experience
  • The Sims™ Mobile and The Sims™ 4
  • Battlefield™ 1: In The Name of the Tsar
  • New content from Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes and Titanfall 2
  • Madden NFL Mobile
  • NBA LIVE Mobile
  • EA SPORTS™ FIFA on the Nintendo Switch

 

Widely celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all-time, Nas has received more than a dozen Grammy nominations since his debut album *Illmatic* in 1994. Joining the stage with Nas is DJ Green Lantern, a long-time DJ for some of hip hop’s top artists, and Dave East whose mixtape *Kairi Chanel* hit the US Billboard 200 last year. These three artists will headline a lineup of musical talent that will perform each day at EA PLAY from June 10-12 at the Hollywood Palladium.

 

EA PLAY is open to the public and tickets are free. The FanFest schedule is:

  • Saturday June 10 from 4pm – 8pm
  • Sunday June 11 from 12pm – 6pm
  • Monday June 12 from 12pm – 5pm

 

For those that attend in-person at the Palladium in Hollywood, they can experience even more surprises. Each day of the show, the first 2000 fans that play Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II will receive a numbered, limited edition poster. On Sunday and Monday, the first 500 people to play Madden NFL 18 and EA SPORTS FIFA 18, will receive a free copy of Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17 respectively.

 

For anyone joining digitally around the world, EA PLAY will come to life through a variety of different content including livestreams. From behind-the-scenes looks and developer interviews to in-depth gameplay walkthroughs and new gameplay footage, learn more about EA’s upcoming games and experiences directly from those behind them. EA is also empowering the creative storytelling of more than 300 of the best content creators in the community to develop their own unique way of sharing their gameplay impressions with their fans all over the world who love to watch them most.

 

Please visit http://www.ea.com/eaplay2017 to learn more about the event, and visit https://eaplay17.fishsoftware.com/public/ to get your free ticket. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more EA PLAY news and information.

This is a very interesting lineup and some cool performances. It is very interesting that the Switch version of FIFA is mentioned separately. Still, the event looks like it will be a good time and is well planned. Hopefully it all goes off well.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 04:55 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Baldur’s Gate is a legendary and beloved CRPG series, and one that has recently been remastered by Beamdog. After being asked by a fan on twitter about the possibility of the Baldur’s Gate games coming to the Nintendo Switch, Beamdog responded by saying that is an interesting idea and they will make the suggestion to the team. However, they also said they can make no promises yet.

To have  the series on the Switch would be absolutely amazing. I would hope that not only would these come but also Planescape: Torment. These games would take advantage of the system, especially the touchscreen, which not many games have been using.

 

Would you want the games on Switch?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 12:12 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle  has received even more proof of its existence. This time from a source that has consistently been right.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has received a classification from the Brazilian ratings board. The game was officially added in a listing today, with Ubisoft is also listed as its producer, which is a sign that Nintendo will not be publishing. It seems Ubisoft is the primary part here.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 10:41 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Nintendo Switch has been a success so far for Nintendo, exceeding the company’s expectations and shattering records. It has gone on to have one of the best system launches ever, but how has that affected the retailers selling it.

Bloomberg is reporting that both Target and Best Buy have a experienced a notable surge in business and that is thanks to the Nintendo Switch and its sales.

Best Buy Co. got a boost from Mario and Luigi in the first quarter, as demand for Nintendo Co.’s new Switch game console helped the retailer post a surprise sales gain.

The Switch, which debuted March 3, has emerged as a bright spot in a lackluster retail industry. Last week, Target Corp. said its electronics sales “leapt forward” thanks to the Switch, which it promoted in stores and online. In April, the electronics category overall posted its first monthly gain in almost two years, according to government data cited by RBC Capital Markets.

This is good news for everyone involved, as it shows that Switch can have a positive effect on sellers. This is in direct contrast to the Wii U ( especially in the UK), and therefore bodes well for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo did everything right in this situation and now will reap the rewards.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 May, 2017 At 11:34 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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