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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Jan, 2017 At 07:47 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarOver 450 Nintendo Network accounts were hacked this month, and had their details posted online in a list. This potentially can lead to people stealing your information and using it to pose as you or steal money from you.

The hack allegedly occurred through miiverse, and while the full extent is not known itt is suggested that you take precautions, such as changing your password or watching your bills. A list of the accounts (without sensitive information) was posted here, and you can check to see if you were one of the accounts affected.

If you have been hacked, You should contact Nintendo at once and see if they can help you. You should still change passwords just to be safe even if you were not on the list.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jan, 2017 At 06:20 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Kotaku had a recent Q & A with Nintendo, where they discussed multiple things concerning the Switch. Nintendo dodged most of the questions, no doubt wanting to reveal the matters on their own terms at another time, but did divulge some information.


Is Switch backwards compatible in any way? Will you be able to download or play Wii, Wii U, or 3DS games?

The Nintendo Switch system is not backward compatible with games designed for other systems, and is not currently compatible with controllers designed for other systems. Support for certain controllers may be considered for a future update. We have nothing to announce regarding Virtual Console or other types of digital purchases at this time.


For those concerned about the 32GB of storage, how will that work for playing downloadable games? How will it work for DLC and patches?

The Nintendo Switch system has 32GB of internal NAND memory, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. The system’s internal memory can be easily expanded as needed using microSDXC cards.

 The SDXC standard supports up to 2TB of storage. (Note that 2TB cards are not yet on the market, but Nintendo Switch will support them when they are.) External USB hard drives are not supported at launch, but we are researching the possibility of supporting them in the future.

If no microSDXC card is used, everything is stored in internal NAND memory. If a microSDXC card is used, game save data is stored in internal NAND memory while data that can be redownloaded, such as digital games, game updates, and DLC, is stored on the microSDXC card. Nintendo Switch game cards are non-writable; game save data is stored in internal NAND memory.

Is there a trophy or achievements system?

We have nothing to announce at this time.


How does the Share button work? Does it allow you to capture video as well as screenshots? Will it allow you to stream on Twitch or YouTube?

The Capture Button is located on the Joy-Con (L) controller and the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, and lets users grab screenshots from their games. They can then view, edit (add text of various sizes, colors and positions) and post them to social media. The original unedited screenshot is also saved.

We are planning to add the ability to record video in the future.

Switch won’t have Miiverse – will there be Miis? Or any other equivalent?

While Miiverse will continue to be supported on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, our approach with the Nintendo Switch system is to make greater use of other established, broadly used social platforms. For example, captured gameplay screenshots can be shared on popular social networks, and social features such as voice chat are possible with smart devices through our app.

There is a Mii Maker on Nintendo Switch. The software to create Mii characters is now located in System Settings, and no longer resides on the HOME menu as a standalone application. You can also create a Mii character from the Profile screen. Making Mii characters is similar to the method used on past systems.

Mii characters can be used to represent a user profile, but are not required. Users also have the option to choose a profile picture from an included library of Nintendo character images. Mii characters can still be used in games if developers choose to include them.

You can send/receive Mii characters through local wireless communication between Nintendo Switch systems, or use an amiibo figure to transfer Mii Characters from Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems.

Mii characters on the Nintendo Switch system are similar to past iterations, but they have some different options. More facial components and colors for hair and skin have been added, while the following attributes have been removed: creator’s name, favorites, birthday, copying, and “public.”

Will Switch support Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO Go, or any other streaming services?

All of our efforts have gone toward making the Nintendo Switch system an amazing dedicated video game platform, so it will not support any video-streaming services at launch. However, support for video-streaming services is being considered for a future update.

Will online stores be region-free or just cartridges?

The Nintendo Switch system is not region locked, but we recommend that players buy games within their region to ensure full service and support. The user will access the Nintendo eShop that corresponds to the country identified in their Nintendo Account. (Up to eight user accounts can be created on a single Nintendo Switch system.)

It should be noted, that the eShop region can be changed via MyNintendo, which means we have a fully region free system. From the way Nintendo is describing how they plan to use Miis on the system however, it makes me wonder if they plan to integrate a service similar to Miitomo in some way as a replacement for miiverse.

As for that comment about controllers, could it be referring to GameCube controllers like with the Wii U and its adapter? Could it also be possibly referring to the N64 controller for virtual console games? This is something to keep an eye on.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jan, 2017 At 12:53 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNicalis previously announced that The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ will be coming to Switch . However they have now revealed two more games for the system, with 1001 Spikes and Cave Story confirmed for the System.

More interesting is the picture they posted which shows off the Switch UI. it seems to show that Notifications have the little color bubbles, you can change users, and software can be suspended. It also seems to show that users now can have avatars or pictures instead of Miis.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2017 At 09:20 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThere were many games shown off during the Nintendo Switch reveal presentation, but one that stood out was Arms. The game has been compared to Wii sports boxing but is closer to Punch Out, much with its unique characters. Everyone who has played Arms has raved about the motion controls being amazing, but the game also can be played without motion controls, and like a standard game.

I have long felt Nintendo needed to make a new fighting game IP and given that this is Nintendo, they wont just make a typical fighter. Arms is a fighting game that has a truly unique nature to it, from the fighting to the characters, everything just feels fresh. Nintendo compared this to a boxing game with shooting elements and that made me think of something. This is a character based fighting game that will be an introduction to fighting games for many, and given that Nintendo is pursuing eSports, they might push Arms as an esports game of sorts.

That is all well and good, but this does draw parallels between another game. Blizzard’s Overwatch is a character driven multiplayer FPS game that has served as a gateway to the genre for many. Arms comes across as a fighting game parallel to that game, both in terms of how it plays to bring in people, and how the characters have been received. If Nintendo plays it right, the way Blizzard has, Arms could be one of the biggest new franchises in recent years.

You may laugh at this idea, but the fact is, Nintendo is applying what they learned from Splatoon to the fighting game genre but are taking it a step further. Every aspect of this game just oozes character and personality, and people want to know more about it. The fan art of characters like Ribbon Girl and Spring Man is growing by the day, and the other characters are also extremely well received. There are already calls for the game to have a representative in Smash, and while they started as a joke, they have become serious now. Arms has developed a major fan following in just a few days, and it will not be released for a few months. If the game has a good story to it, both good online and singe player, and continues to build on the awesome characters shown, there is no limit to what Arms can achieve. Splatoon was a breakout hit on the Wii U, but I believe Arms will far surpass anything else.


The above was the opinion of the writer and not necessarily that of Real Otaku Gamer or its staff.

No GravatarNintendo held a Nintendo Direct today to discuss all things Fire Emblem and there was indeed a lot to discuss

  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was announced for 3DS
  • Based on the 2nd game in the series, Fire Emblem Gaiden 
  • Every aspect of Gaiden’s presentation updated
    – Free roaming
    – Dungeons crawling with enemies
    – Flexible character progression
    – Classic Fire Emblem gameplay with a twist
  • amiibo coming based on the characters Alm and Celica
  •  New Fire Emblem Game announced for Switch for 2018
  • Fire Emblem Warriors trailer was shown, will be coming to both new 3DS and Switch
  • Fire Emblem Heroes was announced, F2P mobile game for Android and iOS


You can see trailers below


By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2017 At 02:09 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Limited Run Games has been releasing physical versions of indie titles on PlayStation 4 and primarily PlayStation Vita since 2015  and is now setting their sights on Switch. Speaking with with CNET, co-founder Josh Fairhurst said the team is “really going to try and focus on going all-out” on the system

In his own words:

“I also see a lot of opportunity in the Nintendo Switch. I think many Vita fans will pick one up, maybe even begrudgingly, by the time the Vita is phased out. If we start publishing games there, I think that would be a nice place for Vita fans to relocate, should that become a necessity.”

“We’re really going to try and focus on going all-out on the Switch. Moving to 3DS would be costly and time-consuming and by the time we figure it out, we might as well just have focused on the Switch.”

This is big news, especially for indie fans on Nintendo systems. Hopefully this works out well!


By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2017 At 05:53 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

No GravatarAnother game has been announced for the Switch, as according to the Japanese site for the system., Story of Seasons will be coming.  Story of Seasons is the original Harvest Moon series but under a new name since Natsume owns the name Harvest Moon and now Marvelous. Story of Seasons has seen releases under its new name since 2014 and this is great for fans of the classic series.

This has only been announced in Japan so far, but hopefully it will be announced for North America and Europe soon, so fans here are not left out. We really do want this here!


By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2017 At 12:52 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe Nintendo Switch has been a hard to preorder item for many and it seems it will be getting even harder. It was previously reported that GameStop had sold through their entire allocation of Switch preorders, but some new information is making that news harsher in hindsight.

GameStop oversold past their allocation numbers and has started cancelling some of the preorders. Worse, they are offering no compensation or justification for this. The blame is solely on GameStop for this, as they should have stopped preorders once their allocation ran out.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2017 At 07:42 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Rayman creator Michel Ancel recently was interviewed about Rayman Legends Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch. When talking about the game, he described this version as a love story between Nintendo and Rayman and emphasized this version will be a more complete game.

When it comes to the Switch, Ancel described it as a console that he has wanted for a long time, and feels it is is a perfect match for the Rayman series.

He also said something that should interest you all, namely there will be several big surprises in store for the game on the Switch.

Could we possibly see the ROM of the SNES version of Rayman be included in this release? Ancel did want to bring that to the Switch and this would be a great opportunity,

You can see his interview below.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2017 At 07:53 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarOne of the biggest shocks of the Nintendo Switch reveal event was Suda51 showing up to announce a new game featuring Travis Touchdown. This was overshadowed by poor translation, but now we know why. Suda went off script almost immediately and this led to the translator being unable to keep up.

Fortunately for us all, a more accurate translation was provided via this video below.

What do you think of this now? It makes more sense doesn’t it?