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By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Aug, 2016 At 03:17 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Blizzard has announced that you can now stream their games via Facebook Live on PC, with Mac soon to follow

Back in June Blizzard announced a collaboration with Facebook which would allow players to easily stream any of the developer’s games through Facebook Live. Today, the feature is finally going live.

Starting today the live-streaming capability will be available in every Blizzard game in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, with a complete global rollout expected “soon.” It’s currently only available to PC gamers, but Mac support is also in the works. All you’ll need to do is connect your account to Facebook, and then you can stream games like Overwatch or Hearthstone directly to your Facebook page.

This is extremely cool news and no doubt many will take advantage of it. I hope to see many cool streams on Facebook in the near future.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Aug, 2016 At 02:02 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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It has been revealed that Nintendo European Research & Development (NERD) will be working on the emulation to be used in the NES Classic edition.

The NES emulator and operating system was created by Paris-based Nintendo European Research and Development (NERD) from scratch. 

It is not the first foray into software emulation for NERD. The studio was already responsible for the DS emulation on Wii U, making it only the third team outside of Nintendo working on Virtual Console emulation (the others are NST for N64 emulation on Wii and M2 for GBA emulation on Wii U).

It’s still unclear whether this is purely a NERD product. With a “Made in Germany” on the controller, and a lack of Japanese release as well as the software side being handled by NERD, it seems at least plausible. NCL may have still been involved on the hardware side. NERD seems to have quite some leeway and is well respected at NCL. Right now, they are also working on software for NX.

NERD’s previous works include:
– development of “super-stable 3D”/face tracking system for New Nintendo 3DS
– enabling support for digital releases of Wii games on Wii U eShop
– video player for the Wii U internet browser

This is very interesting not just for the NES Classic Edition but also for the upcoming Nintendo NX and how it will emulate classic games. We will continue to update you on the details.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Aug, 2016 At 01:17 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming | With 0 Comments
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Today’s newly released Nintendo selects games such as Lego City Undercover and The Wind Waker HD are now available at a reduced price of 20 dollars on the eshop. In addition, Nintendo land is once again available to be purchased digitally. Will you be buying any of these games? Let us know!


By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Aug, 2016 At 11:59 AM | Categorized As News, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarSNK and Atlus have released a launch trailer for the King Of Fighters XIV, showing off the characters and their abilities and combos. The game launched this week and can be purchased now. Check out the trailer below and see our review of the game here


By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Aug, 2016 At 02:16 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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PixelMaker on Wii U is receiving a big update. The following was sent to us to detail the update.

This update includes the following new features:
 – Exporting of PNG images to SD card.
 – Six new fonts for adding text.
 – Scaling and outlining of inserted text.
 – Option to hide the user interface.
 – Left-to-right interface flip for left-handed users.
 – Option to scale TV image to full display size.
 – Selection and use of colors from image that are not in the palette.
 – Text entry of color RGB values.
 – Auto-sizing of color palette to fit available space.
The update is available now in Europe, and will release in North America tomorrow (Friday, 8/26).
Are you a fan of PixelMaker? Are you looking forward to the update? Let us know.
By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Aug, 2016 At 02:22 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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As Nintendo prepares to show off a number of cool indie games at PAX West in Seattle, the video game maker is making sure that game lovers all across the country can get in on the action from afar: The esteemed “Nindie” community has come together to put the spotlight on independent games in Nintendo eShop on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Every Thursday in September, a new digital release will hit Nintendo eShop for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS or both at an introductory pricing promotion of 10 percent off during the first week of launch. Additionally, the featured developers will share video stories about their projects’ development in Nintendo eShop. The featured developers will also curate a shelf in Nintendo eShop highlighting some of their favorite games.

Our Nindie partners have been hard at work creating amazing content for Nintendo fans,” said Damon Baker of Nintendo of America’s Publisher and Developer Relations. “The #Nindies Summer Jam promotion not only makes it easy for fans to check out all the latest and greatest indie games on Nintendo eShop, but to also learn more about the developers that have worked so hard to create them.”

The release schedule is as follows:

Sept. 1
Axiom Verge from Thomas Happ Games – In this retro-style action-platform-exploration game, use the Wii U GamePad as your map, a way to easily swap between weapons or for Off-TV Play. A failed scientist dies in an accident, only to awaken in a mysterious, alien world. Where is he? How did he get here? And why do the fundamental laws of reality appear broken? Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge. Available on Wii U.

Sept. 8
Jotun: Valhalla Edition from Thunder Lotus Games – Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Norse warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Jotun: Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, a boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of the already challenging jotun. Exclusive to the Wii U version, the map is always displayed on the GamePad and God Powers can be activated using the touch screen. The game launches on Wii U first, and its GamePad features make this the definitive version. Impress the Gods!

Sept. 15
Noitu Love: Devolution from MP2 Games – The year is 2288. The city is protected by an organization called “The Peacekeepers League” and everything is swell except that it’s under attack by a robot army lead by professor Darnacus Damnation! Or is it… ? Available on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with intuitive, touch-screen controlled gameplay.

Sept. 22
Severed from Drinkbox Studios – Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, who wields a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Available on Wii U. Features include: Cross-Buy between Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Wii U Off-TV Play, in-game Achievements, HD graphical optimizations.

Sept. 30
Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 from INTI CREATES – Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 is a 2D action-platforming game in the style of the Japanese classics of yesteryear. The great controls, crisp graphics, unique play mechanics and epic boss battles from the first installment are all here, along with a host of new features. Available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.

You can see the trailer for the promotion below

This is extremely cool and we hope to cover most if not all of these games in the future.


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Bethesda sent out the following


Today we released Update 1.7 for the award-winning mobile and PC game, Fallout Shelter. Update 1.7 introduces new Quests, including Weekly and Special Event Quests, and brings a special visit from Bottle and Cappy, the mascots from Fallout 4’s latest add-on, Nuka-World, available August 30 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.



Update 1.7 Content Includes:


  • New Quests and Quest Types: A ton of new Quests have been added to the Overseer’s Office for sending Dwellers into the Wasteland on exploration and combat excursions. In addition, new Quest Types, including Weekly Quests appearing every Friday and Special Event and Holiday Quests will now be available. For the impatient Overseer – players can now spend Nuka-Cola Quantum to skip Quests.


  • Nuka-World Comes to Fallout Shelter: To celebrate the launch of the Nuka-World add-on for Fallout 4, all Fallout Shelter players will receive their first Special Event Quest: a Nuka-World-themed mission which, once completed, allows Nuka-World mascots Bottle and Cappy to appear in the Vault. Tapping on Bottle and Cappy while they visit will reward players with Caps and Nuka-Cola Quantum.


  • New Objectives: Back at home in the Vault, a bevy of new Objectives await players to challenge their Dwellers and help them earn additional resources.

Source: Bethesda PR


By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Aug, 2016 At 01:05 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Here are the Nintendo eShop Downloads for North America for the week of August 25th 2016


Wii U Download

Shadow Archer – $2.99

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Mario 64 DS – $7.99

3DS Download

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Monorail Trip to Okinawa – $19.99
Pixel Paint – $3.99
The Legend of Kusakari – $4.99

New 3DS Virtual Console

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting – $7.99
Street Fighter Alpha 2 – $7.99
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers – $7.99

3DS Demo

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice

eShop Sales

Wii U / 3DS

– Summer Savings – There’s one week left of the Summer Savings event, so don’t miss out. Nintendo fans are invited to celebrate the last days of summer with our Summer Savings event, which offers discounts of up to 30 percent on select games. Shop online at or on Nintendo eShop during the sale, which runs through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.
– The Delusions of Von Sottendorf and His Square Mind (Nintendo 3DS) and The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version (Wii U) are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 8.

Wii U

– Journey of a Special Average Balloon, The Letter and more games from TreeFall Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31.
– Kung Fu FIGHT! is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to 99 cents) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.


– Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1
– Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is more than 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.
– Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is 75 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.
– Toy Defense, Wakedas and more games from Circle Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.

Source: Nintendo PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Aug, 2016 At 12:34 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNintendo has acquired 70% of retail distributor JESNET. They have worked extensively with each other in the past and this could be seen as a strengthening of those business ties. Alternatively, it could be that Nintendo is preparing a major launch for the NX when it comes out and is sparing no expense. Either way, we will keep you updated.


To Whom It May Concern

August 25, 2016

Listed Company Name: Nintendo Co., Ltd. Representative: Tatsumi Kimishima

Representative Director and President

(Code Number: 7974 First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)

Contact Person: Yutaka Takenaga

Deputy General Manager

Corporate Analysis & Administration Division (TEL 075 – 662 – 9600)
Notification of the Subsidiarization of JESNET Co. Ltd. and the Acceptance of Assignment of Business from AJIOKA Co., Ltd.

Nintendo Co., Ltd., (HQ: Kyoto Minami-ku; Representative Director and President: Tatsumi Kimishima; hereinafter “Nintendo”) would like to announce that it has passed a resolution to acquire the stock of JESNET Co. Ltd. (HQ: Sapporo, Hokkaido; Representative Director and President: Jou Suzuki; hereinafter “JESNET”) and make it a subsidiary of Nintendo at the August 25, 2016 meeting of the Board of Directors. Furthermore, on the same day as JESNET becomes a subsidiary of Nintendo, JESNET will accept the assignment of the video game wholesale business from AJIOKA Co., Ltd. (HQ: Nishio, Aichi; Representative Director and President: Gentarou Ajioka; hereinafter “AJIOKA”). JESNET and AJIOKA have also agreed to this resolution.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Aug, 2016 At 12:09 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Street Fighters II Turbo Hyper Fighting will be coming to the New 3DS VC Tomorrow

Warriors from around the world battle each other at incredible speeds!

Street Fighter™ II defined gaming in the 1990s by revolutionizing the fighting game genre. Street Fighter™ II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, regarded as one of the greatest games of all time, was the third and final release of the original Street Fighter II series. The original eight world warriors are featured, along with playable boss characters Balrog, Sagat, and M. Bison. The game offered enhanced gameplay speed and improved character balancing.

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Also coming is street fighter Alpha 2

Street Fighter Alpha 2 explodes on-screen with lightning-fast gameplay and amazing innovations. Quick Move Reversals, Alpha Counters and the incredible Custom Combo System create a new standard for all games to fight by. Push your talents to the limit as you discover new hidden moves and reversals for every character. Neutralize opponent’s attacks with high and low Alpha Counters and execute incredible Custom Combos to create your own rapid-fire assault of attacks. All your favorite warriors are back for more! Previously hidden characters Dan, Akuma, and Bison are joined by five new fighters: Rolento, Gen, Sakura, and classic favorites Dhalsim and Zangief.

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