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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Apr, 2017 At 04:08 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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We will be getting a new look at Minecraft on the Switch this Tuesday. This is according to Minecraft’s executive producer

 

 

Are you planning on getting Minecraft on the Switch? Do you think there will be anything new that wasn’t in the Switch version? Let us know

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By Wade Hinkle On 22 Sep, 2016 At 09:22 AM | Categorized As PC Games | With 0 Comments

No GravatarMicrosoft owned developer Mojang has just announced that Minecraft: Education Edition will be released November 1 for PCs that run on Windows 10 or the X El Capitan operating system.

The early access version for free is still available until it goes on sale. To begin using Minecraft: Education Edition early access; Upgrade your computer to Windows 10 or OS X El Capitan if needed, Sign up for a free Office 365 Education account using a school or district email and download Minecraft: Education Edition and start playing.

“Over 35,000 students and educators have participated in this program and provided feedback to help us fine-tune the experience across a diverse set of learning environments, including a STEM summer camp program in New York City and classrooms around the world,” Mojang noted on Minecraft’s website.

A companion app that allows teachers to view the world as a map, list all the present students, teleport them about, grant resources and chat. This will help the educator keep an eye on what’s going on without being in the gameworld themselves. This classroom mode will become available in the November release build along with updated UI, leads, horses, player skins, pistons and an all new redstone functionality.

Minecraft: Education Edition will cost $5 per user, per year or through a district-wide licensing model which educators will need to contact Mojang directly.

No GravatarThis article is an opinion piece. It doesn’t necessarily reflect the views of Real Otaku Gamer or the collective staff.

Yes, Its time for NX speculation. I like many others have thoughts on what the NX should be. Here are 7 things I think Nintendo needs to do with the NX.

 

  1. Move away from the Wii era: The Wii era of gaming was an interesting era of gaming since while the Wii did have many great games, most flew under the radar and weren’t well known. The Wii, for good or bad was associated with lesser gaming by most and that hurt the Wii U. In fact so many thought the Wii U was an add on for the Wii that it hurt sales. Moving away from the Wii brand would mark a great new direction for Nintendo.
  2. Large hard drive at launch: The Wii U came with 2 models, and 8 gb Hard Drive and a 32 gb Hard Drive. However in today’s gaming world, that just doesn’t work anymore seeing as some games are well over 30 gb and just getting bigger. With digital only titles like  Fatal Frame and more as well as the Xenoblade data packs taking up several gb, Nintendo’s own titles show that there is a need for a much larger native hard drive. It should come with no less than 1 TB, with an option for a 2 TB model.
  3. Region Free: Nintendo is at present, the only console maker to region lock their consoles. This may not seem like much but the truth is, Region Free consoles are far more appealing to hardcore gamers than region locked ones. With region free, you could play games that normally just stay in Japan. Its something Nintendo must consider for the NX.
  4. An Expanded Retro Catalog: The Virtual Console has been a major attraction for the Wii and Wii U but the fact is that on Wii U the service is rather lacking. The NX needs to have a large retro catalogue of games at launch and soon after. They need Gamecube games, more Nintendo 64 games, more NES and SNES and GBA games. They need Sega systems games and Turbo grafx games and arcade games and Square-Enix games outside Japan. Further it would be good if games people bought on Wii or Wii U automatically were available on NX’s equivalent of the virtual console
  5. More New IPs: When Splatoon was revealed at E3 2014 most were taken aback. Contrary to what many thing, Nintendo has made many new IP in the last few years but they are usually either smaller downloadable IP or games made by external devs (i.e. The wonderful 101, The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower). Splatoon turned many heads as the first major new EAD developed IP in several years. Many thought Splatoon would fail due to being an online multiplayer focused shooter on a Nintendo platform, but it ended up being a major System seller. Xenoblade is another recent internally developed new Nintendo IP (albeit not from an EAD studio) and these are a nice start but what they show is that there is major interest in what Nintendo has to offer. If Nintendo can continue creating new IP, maybe letting Retro Studios try their hand at one, then they can bring a lot more attention to the NX.
  6. Revive more older IPs: Nintendo has a major library of games, the majority of which many don’t know about. There are lesser known titles with a hardcore fanbase like F-Zero, and then there are Japan only games like Nazo No Murasame Jo, which would make a great action game on a modern console,  For the Frog The Bell Tolls, a Zelda like adventure that Link’s Awakening was built on the engine of, and titles like Advance Wars which hasn’t been seen since the DS. In addition to making new IP, Nintendo could easily reboot a classic IP and make it seem like a brand new IP which will attract new fans.
  7. Backwards Compatibility: The sad fact is that not as many people have bought the Wii U as Nintendo would have liked. As such, Nintendo should make the NX backwards compatible, even if only digitally, to allow more people the chance to play these games, when and if they bring in a new audience to the NX.
  8. A strong launch lineup: The Wii U did not have a good launch lineup, lets get that out of the way. NSMBU was the 4th NSMB game and the 2nd in less than a year. It wasn’t anything new as an experience. The rest of the launch lineup was likewise lacking. The NX needs a strong launch lineup because if the games are not there, why would anyone have a reason to buy it?

But those are just my thoughts. Let me know yours and share your opinions in the comments.

By Daniel Fugate On 18 Dec, 2015 At 06:22 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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On January 7, 2016, another block builder will be coming to the Wii U eshop. The game is called Discovery and it’ll cost $6.99.

In this block builder, players will be able to use over 140 materials to modify big worlds. Though, they won’t have to do so alone. Discovery features 2-player local co-op and uses the Wii U in a way we haven’t seen too often: one player will use the gamepad to play the game, while the second player will look at the TV while playing! Player two can use the Wii Remote Plus, the Wii U Pro controller, or the classic controller.

Check out this trailer for the game:

What do you think of Discovery?

Sources: Nintendo Everything and Nintendo Life

By Daniel Fugate On 16 Dec, 2015 At 12:03 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Minecraft: Wii U Edition is coming out on December 17th. Check out the above footage for a look at the game.

Want to know more about Minecraft: Wii U Edition? Here is the official press release for it (via Nintendo):

” REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 7, 2015 – Mojang’s video game phenomenon Minecraft launches worldwide on Nintendo’s Wii U home console on Dec. 17. Minecraft: Wii U Edition comes with multiple add-on content packs, and will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in North America for $29.99. Nintendo and Mojang are also collaborating on new content for Nintendo fans to be released at a future date. More details about this content will be released at a later time.

The game will feature off-TV play, so players can keep their games going on the screen of the Wii U GamePad controller if another family member wants to watch something else on TV. The game also comes with some of the most popular current Minecraft add-on content packs:

  • Battle & Beasts Skin Pack
  • Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
  • Natural Texture Pack
  • City Texture Pack
  • Fantasy Texture Pack
  • Festive Mash-up Pack

“With so many included add-on content packs, Minecraft: Wii U Edition brings an exciting collection of Minecraft content and experiences to Nintendo fans,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “Wii U players will have plenty of reasons to keep coming back to this iconic gaming experience.”

In addition to the content that comes with the game, players will also be able to expand their experience with 16 additional add-on packs available for purchase within the Nintendo eShop at launch:

  1. Festive Skin Pack
  2. The Simpsons Skin Pack
  3. Doctor Who Skins Volume 1
  4. Doctor Who Skins Volume 2
  5. Star Wars Classic Skin Pack
  6. Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack
  7. Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack
  8. Mass Effect Mash-up Pack
  9. Skyrim Mash-up Pack
  10. Plastic Texture Pack
  11. Candy Texture Pack
  12. Cartoon Texture Pack
  13. Steampunk Texture Pack
  14. Pattern Texture Pack
  15. Greek Mythology Mash-up Pack
  16. Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack
More add-on packs will also be available for the game in the future. “
Sources: Nintendo Everything for the footage and picture and Nintendo of America for the press release
By Daniel Fugate On 14 Dec, 2015 At 09:55 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Cube Life: Island Survival, currently on the Wii U eshop, will be receiving an update on December 22nd in North America. The version 1.1. update will add new features to the game and fix some bugs. Go here to see what updates will be coming to Cube Life.

Source: Nintendo Everything

No GravatarInspired by Adventure Time, Minecraft, and Legend of Zelda, May’s Loot Crate has to be my favorite so far! Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box filled with nerdy goodies – toys, stickers, t-shirts, etc. It’s like getting nerd Christmas every month! This month featured a Legend of Zelda t-shirt. If you look closely, it’s Link made out of words. My very favorite item in this Loot Crate was the Adventure Time tin. Not only do you get an awesome character tin, but you get a blind bag figure inside. My tin was Fionna and I got BMO inside! This was my favorite because those are two of my favorite Adventure Time characters.

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A very close second for favorite item is the Legend of Zelda key chain. It doubles as a bottle opener and it has a picture of the famous scene, “It’s dangerous to go alone…” I always love when Loot Crates come with practical items. Another item worth mentioning was a Minecraft blind bag “hanger,” which I guess works as a key chain because the ring on it is sturdy enough for one. I got a skeleton.

Other items in this month’s Crate are tons and tons of stickers from Polaris and Maker studios, as well as a soundtrack for the talk show The Friend Zone.

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One strange thing about this month’s Loot Crate, however, is that it didn’t come with the usual monthly magazine that explains what came in it and the occasional article. Maybe it was just a mistake and they forgot to put it in my Crate?

Either way, I would consider May’s Loot Crate to be my all-time favorite so far. If you like what you see, Loot Crate is $20 per month, including shipping. Go to LootCrate.com to sign up and be sure to follow Loot Crate on Facebook for discounts and contests.