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By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Jan, 2018 At 05:39 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Gekido Kintaro’s Revenge will get a neat addition in its remake on Switch. The game will include multiple updates to the gameplay and presentation,  and best of all, co-op will be added. The ability to play two-player co-op will be in the Story, Survival, and Relic Hunting modes.

This will be only local co-op and not online. The game is coming soon, and will have other additions as well. Will you be getting this?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jan, 2018 At 11:16 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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High Horse Entertainment has revealed new details about Disc Jam on Switch. The game will run at 60 fps with  a 1080p resolution when docked, and 720p in portable mode.

The game launches on February 8 for Switch and will support cross-platform play with the PC version. There will also be other modes for online and local multiplayer.

 

Are you excited for the game?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 11:29 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo of Canada sent out the following

 

 

 

It’s official: Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system ever in Canada, according to new information provided by NPD. These record-breaking sales are the strongest for the first 10 months of any video game system in Canadian history. The record was previously held by Nintendo’s own Wii system.

“The response that the Nintendo Switch has received from Canadians has been nothing short of spectacular,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “We’re thrilled to have seen such record-breaking momentum in 2017.”

The game-changing hardware is complemented by a robust and diverse game library. The list will only continue to grow in 2018 with Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Mario Tennis Aces, Bayonetta 1&2 and a new game starring Yoshi. Plus, fans can also expect continued support from major publishers, as well as a growing catalogue of quality content from indie developers.

For more information about Nintendo of Canada, visit http://www.nintendo.ca

Nintendo Switch is dominating all over. Canadians love the system, and it shows!

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 08:41 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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High Horse Entertainment sent out the following

 

 

High Horse Entertainment announced today that the disc-throwing, shot-blocking action of Disc Jam is landing on Nintendo Switch™ next month. Hitting the Nintendo eShop on February 8, players can expect all the frantic multiplayer action they’ve come to enjoy from the game’s PC and PS4 iterations, suped up with Nintendo Switch-specific features and a massive update for all disc jammers.

 

Disc Jam is best played with others, and Nintendo Switch is making it easier than ever to connect with players both locally and online. In addition to cross-platform play between PC and Nintendo Switch, the game also features support for local wireless with up to 3 other nearby Nintendo Switch consoles, making it easy to jump into a match whether you’re in the living room or on the go.

That’s not all the new content coming to Disc Jam. Debuting alongside the Nintendo Switch console launch on all platforms, the game is also getting a massive title update, bringing a whole host of community-requested features to the arena. Joining the game’s roster of characters, South American volleyball player Lannie is set to make her mark on the arena as a perfect balance between power and agility.

The update will also unleash two brand new modes, providing even more ways for competitive and solo players to jam. On the competitive side of things, say hello to Ranked Leagues and Seasons. Do you have what it takes to rise through the ranks of the Universal Federation of Disc and join the Elite? Soon enough, you’ll have your chance to prove it. Then, for players who prefer to fly solo, get ready to experience all the heated action of ranked leagues without the pressures of online play in a gauntlet that will test even the most seasoned Disc Jam veterans. More details on all the goodies coming in February’s update will be landing in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

If this is your first time hearing about Disc Jam, here’s the gist. Players pick from a growing roster of colourful characters, each sporting their own style and abilities, as they compete in a fast-paced action sport that’s like air hockey and tennis combined. Throw, catch and lob the glowing disc at your opponents, defend your end zone, and unleash devastating abilities to gain the upper hand – all in search of multiplayer dominance.

From the introduction of a new character – resident power-house, Kahuna – and new discs, to dedicated servers, Elo-based skill ratings and matchmaking, Disc Jam has been in a constant state of growth since it first launched. It’s also not showing any signs of slowing. With a new platform to play on and a new update on the way, stay tuned for all the action-packed details!

Disc Jam lands on Nintendo Switch on February 8, and is currently available on PC and PS4. For the latest updates, visit High Horse Entertainment’s official website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Discord, and Reddit.

Are you excited for Disc Jam? Will you be playing it? Let us know!

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Jan, 2018 At 03:06 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo sent out the following

Introducing Nintendo Labo, a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences designed to inspire kids and those who are kids-at-heart. Building on the 129-year history of Nintendo, which is rooted in innovative entertainment and game-play experiences, Nintendo Labo continues the company’s mission of putting smiles on people’s faces.

ogether with the Nintendo Switch system (sold separately), the Nintendo Labo kits provide the tools and technology to MAKE fun DIY creations, PLAY games with your creations and DISCOVER how the magic of Nintendo Switch technology shapes ideas into reality.

With each Nintendo Labo kit, kids can transform modular sheets of cardboard – specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers – into creations called Toy-Con. From a piano to a motorbike, a robot and more, each Toy-Con comes to life when combined with Nintendo Switch in different ways. As you build, you will have fun discovering how the technology works, and might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con!

For example, you can build a functioning 13-key piano that brings your musical creations to life once the Nintendo Switch console and Right Joy-Con controller are inserted. As you play, the IR Motion Camera in the Right Joy-Con detects which keys are pressed and translates them into unique notes that are heard through the console. You can even take control of your very own motorbike by constructing a functioning set of handlebars, with a Joy-Con inserted in each side and the Nintendo Switch console cradled in the middle. Simply hit the ignition button, turn the right handle to engage the accelerator and watch your adventure unfold on the Nintendo Switch screen, as you race to new destinations.

“Nintendo Labo continues our longstanding mission of making people smile by surprising them with new experiences,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “It is an exciting evolution of the Nintendo Switch platform – one designed to inspire curiosity, creativity and imagination in people of all ages.”

With Nintendo Labo, building is just as much fun as playing. Every Toy-Con creation presents exciting challenges and varying degrees of complexity, making each one a unique experience. Building Toy-Con is especially fun with family and friends, as you collaborate and share each other’s Nintendo Labo experiences. Once built, you can customize your Toy-Con creations with your own markers, stickers and paint to give them a personal touch – the only limit is your imagination!

Nintendo Labo launches on April 20 with two kits: the Variety Kit and the Robot Kit. With the Variety Kit, you can create many different Toy-Con, including two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike and a Toy-Con Piano. With the Robot Kit, you can build an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack and straps for your hands and feet, which you can then wear to assume control of a giant in-game robot. Both kits include everything you need to assemble your Toy-Con creations, including the building materials and relevant Nintendo Switch software. The Variety Kit will be available at a suggested retail price of $69.99, and the Robot Kit will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. A special Customization Set that includes fun stencils, stickers and colored tape will also be available to purchase on April 20 at a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Each Nintendo Labo kit packs plenty of value, with a range of ways to make, play and discover in each kit:

Variety Kit ($69.99MSRP*)

Toy-Con RC Car: Insert the Left and Right Joy-Con into your newly built RC Car and control its movement using touch screen controls on the Nintendo Switch console. The HD Rumble feature in the Joy-Con controllers will cause vibrations that move the car in the direction you choose. Materials to construct two RC Cars are included.
Toy-Con Fishing Rod: Construct the Fishing Rod with an active, rotating reel that is attached by string to a cradle holding the Nintendo Switch console. Catch one of many exotic fish shown swimming on the Nintendo Switch screen by casting your Fishing Rod and unwinding the reel to lower the hook. Once you feel a vibration from the Joy-Con inserted in the reel, you must tug the Fishing Rod upward and crank the reel quickly to try and complete the catch!
Toy-Con House: By inserting various assembled blocks into openings in the sides and bottom of the House, you can interact with, play games with and feed a cute creature on the front-facing Nintendo Switch screen. Each differently shaped block is detected by the IR Motion Camera on the Right Joy-Con inserted on top of the House.
Toy-Con Motorbike: Insert each Joy-Con into an assembled set of handlebars to drive a motorbike on the Nintendo Switch screen. Pressing the ignition button starts the engine, while twisting the right handle activates the throttle. Leaning your body or turning the handlebars left and right controls the motorbike.
Toy-Con Piano: After assembling a beautifully crafted 13-key piano and inserting the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con, you can experiment with your own musical creations by pressing different keys. You can even insert different assembled knobs to create new sound effects and tones!
Robot Kit ($79.99MSRP*)

Toy-Con Robot: Create a wearable Robot suit, and insert the Left and Right Joy-Con into the designated slots on the backpack and visor to assume control of the robot, which is shown on the TV when the Nintendo Switch console is docked. Enjoy a variety of fun game-play experiences, including Robot mode, in which you can destroy in-game buildings and UFOs.
For more information about Nintendo Labo, visit https://labo.nintendo.com. You can view a special introductory video about Nintendo Labo here.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/features.

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Actual price may vary.

 

 

You can see the announcement video below

 

Nintendo truly is about trying new things for everyone. This is innovation in gaming at its truest.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 04:29 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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A few months ago, I reviewed Knight Terrors, an auto runner from FreakZone Games and Nicalis. While my general view of the game has not changed, I feel I did not do it justice and want to add more to it. I feel I was overly praising it and could have mentioned some of the more negative parts and other positives.

I noted that the game has intuitive controls, which is true as they are simple two button controls. That being said, there are issues with the controls not responding right away and thus leading to getting hit or missing enemies repeatedly. This isn’t a a major issues, but I should have mentioned it before. I also feel the background has a lack of variety that takes something away from the experience and gives a sense of sameness. I do appreciate the visuals in the foreground and the multiple varieties of enemies, which harken back to the golden age of console retrogaming, but I think some more could have been done.

There is also a lot of content in the game, but it must be unlocked. This doesn’t seem that bad, but unlocking each mode becomes somewhat frustrating (albeit equally rewarding). I am not saying everything should have been available from the start, but rather maybe a little more variety included in the unlocks wouldn’t have been bad.  The powerups are a great thing to unlock but sometimes it feels like they are a goal for a goal’s sake. I am wondering, if a mission structure of sorts would have worked better.

I do not want to seem like I am ragging on the game, because I genuinely do like it. It is a budget game that offers a lot of content for its price. It has a fun music beat that fits the game perfectly, and indeed all the music is handled well. I would still recommend this fully even if I think there could have been more. The fact is, playing Knight Terrors is great in short sessions as well as if you need something to occupy yourself for a little bit while travelling or waiting somewhere. This is a game that works great on a portable device, and thus is a perfect fit for the Switch. It follows a pattern but tries ( and mostly succeeds) to put its own spin on things. I suggest checking it out.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 01:22 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Next week’s Neo Geo Nintendo Switch game is now known. Next week, the Switch will receive the Neo geo classic World Heroes 2.

WORLD HEROES 2 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1993. Players are able to take part in epic battles between 14 historic figures such as Hanzo Hattori and Jeanne. Players can enjoy numerous battle strategies via the simple but deep game system featuring mechanics such as “Throw Back” and “Projectile Bounce Back”.

Will you be checking this out next week?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 01:55 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Switch is getting even more support in its home country. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis has been announced for release in Japan for the system. It will release on April 26 and include all of the DLC from the PS4 and PS Vita Versions. In addition, early purchases will include a download version of the SNES game, Super Gacgapon World: SD Gundam X

 

 

 

 

You can see a breakdown of the DLC below

Additional Title Pack

– Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash

Additional Unit Packs

– Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
– Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans
– Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
– SD Gundam G Generation Original
– Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden
– Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Deleted Affair – Portrait of Young Comet

Additional Mobile Suit Units

– Phoenix Zero One
– Gundam Barbatos Lupus
– Sisquiede
– Hot Scramble Gundam

Additional Character

– Yuko Ortensia

Special Stages

– Haro, Haro! The Search for Psycho Haro!
– Haro, Haro! Surrounded on All Sides!
– Haro, Haro! Topple Those Targets!
– Haro, Haro! Capital Catch Dream!
– Haro, Haro! Level Up Trial!

Hopefully this will come to the west as well.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 09:21 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Nintendo Switch has accomplished things thought impossible. Companies that have traditionally not worked with Nintendo have come on board and brought with them some amazing games. One of these is a port of 2016’s DOOM. But how does a powerhouse game hold up on Nintendo’s hybrid system?

I was excited for the port of DOOM from the beginning but was worried about how it would perform. The Switch is not as powerful as the PS4 and Xbox One, let alone high end PCs, so there was reason to worry. However, I am delighted to say that the game proves what I said at the very beginning: Nintendo Switch accomplishes things thought to be impossible. DOOM is a technical marvel on the Switch, both in docked and handheld mode. While sacrifices have been made to ensure optimal performance, the game is still here and still feels as fast paced and smooth as ever. It may be half the FPS of the other versions, but still retains the feel of intensity.

There are some issues I do have, mainly that Snapmap is not included. This was my favourite part of the original release, and the improvements that were made on it since release made it even better. It is sorely missed in this version, and I hope it can eventually come later. What I do like however, is that the multiplayer was not gimped in any way. This ensured that the Switch would have a great multiplayer shooter and I feel DOOM has performed well in that regard. The Switch seems to allow the multiplayer to stand out more for now, mainly due to the lack of competition in the market, but I was shocked how well fans took to it. It seems the improvements made over the original release were appreciated by making a new first impression.

DOOM is a great game and an amazing port on Switch. It may not have Snapmap but it has everything else and it plays great. Even the arcade mode just works well when you want to play for a few minutes while on the go. Portable DOOM wasn’t thought to be a good idea, but Bethesda and Panic Button proved everyone wrong. I highly recommend this!

By Stark Wyvern On 15 Jan, 2018 At 06:44 AM | Categorized As Best Game Ever, Featured, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarSuper Meat Boy is a classic platformer of the modern era, and even now on the Nintendo Switch, it still shows that it’s worth the praise. Super Meat Boy is an amazing game starring a sentient blob of meat on a journey to find his lady love. It’s an amazing game that tests the mettle of anyone willing to play it, making it an intensely rigorous game, where every move counts especially as you continue playing.

Super Meat Boy tells the story of a Meat Boy who is out to rescue his girlfriend from the evil Dr.Fetus. Meat Boy runs through a vicious world filled with saws and other tough barriers to his justice. He has to dodge all that comes at him or else be instantly destroyed. Touch anything dangerous and you’ll have to run and jump through the perils all over again.

This game doesn’t just end with a run through what it calls the Light World. You will also have to run through the chaotic Dark World, an evil version of the original levels. These levels are far harder than the first run through, and your instincts will have to be even sharper if you are going to survive their assault.

As you play through this game you will also have to face bosses who will make your life even harder. Dodging and taking on bosses certainly, don’t make running through levels easier. Dr.Fetus is out for blood and he will only get more bloodthirsty as the adventure continues.

The game also includes warp zones which send the player into different worlds. These worlds are inspired by different games including ones like Castle Crashers. There are also versions based on classic systems like the original Game Boy. These levels will put your skills to the test, without the stigma of facing the time. They really help mix up the fun when you find the warps.

Don’t forget to collect the bandages you find around the world. These bandages are hard to find and collect but the rewards are amazing. Finding enough will allow you to play with different characters. All of the extra characters are different, making the game play interesting. Commander Video plays slow and has the ability to freeze in the air for a moment. Playing the game with a style like Commander Video can make it easier or harder depending on the stage, allowing for new ways to play the game.

While I may not be a master platformer, I did find this game to be one I wanted to continue playing. Dying multiple times is never terrible when your main character explodes after every death. With the games awesome soundtrack you simply want to continue playing. Plus, when you finally complete the level and see all of your past attempts at action it’s rather funny seeing the Meat Boys run and die showing off your evolution.

Super Meat Boy is a stellar game that really has a lot to offer. With 300 stages to blast through, you will certainly find a lot of enjoyment in playing this game. Plus, collecting bandages, playing with different characters, and conquering all the warp zones will certainly add to the fun. Super Meat Boy is out now on Nintendo Switch and has been out on many systems for quite awhile. If you’ve yet to pick up this meaty game, jump into the wicked world of Super Meat Boy today!