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By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Feb, 2017 At 07:26 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Nintendo Wii and Wii U used Sync Buttons to connect wiimotes and the Wii U gamepad to their systems, and this was not extremely popular among gamers. However, with the Switch pro controller things are very different. To sync up your Switch pro controller to the Switch, all you need to do is is plug it in via USB. This will then cause it to autosync.

Hopefully this works as stated because it is a lot simpler.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Feb, 2017 At 07:48 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Ed is sleeping so you’re stuck with me for now.

A few updates today:

THE BINDING OF ISAAC: AFTERBIRTH+ for NINTENDO SWITCH  
For those of you who have pre-ordered already you may have noticed your order shifted date. We were unable to confirm the revised release date until now (due to issues way beyond our control), but can confirm that the Release Date for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ on Nintendo Switch has been pushed back. It’s still March, but we won’t make 3.3 (insert sad face here).

HOWEVER, we’ve got a big surprise

Included in every launch edition (and you probably already know this are two limited sticker sheets and the reversible alternate cover.

We’re also going to include the Isaac face sticker everyone loves. Here’s where it gets really good, a full-color 20-page Instruction Booklet.

This beautiful homage to an 8-bit era gone-by features little details on the game and some never-before-seen art inside.

And, reminder, this is for the launch edition only. We WILL NOT be including this manual in any future Switch production runs.

BOOSTER PACKS
We’re still working very hard implementing and testing all the initial mods from January into the first booster pack. Expect maybe one or two more updates before the Booster Pack kicks in, but it’s coming. And keep your mods coming into the workshop, we’re reviewing as many as we can.

This is upsetting that we are down a launch game but it is still coming within the launch month and it should be a good experience. Plus the pack in content sounds amazing, at least to me.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Feb, 2017 At 11:34 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Harvest Moon 64 was a game that was thought to be impossible to emulate according to Natsume, hence why it couldn’t come to the virtual console. However, things have now changed with that regard.

North America and Europe will receive the game on the virtual console this week.. This is especially notable for Europe, as they never received the game to begin with. Since this was a game that was said to be impossible to emulate, this raises  possibilities for other games likewise thought impossible to emulate. Hopefully now people will try to bring some of those games to modern systems.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Feb, 2017 At 12:54 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Devolver Digital previously teased that they would bring some of their games to Switch. They even asked fans what were games of theirs that fans would like to see on Switch. They tweeted out today that their first game is coming, and while it isn’t set in stone, they are aiming for this year. They then went on to say that there will be news during this year’s GDC.

What do you think they are bringing to the Switch? Let us know.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Feb, 2017 At 11:21 AM | Categorized As International News, NINTENDO, ROG News, Television | With 0 Comments

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Toyota has been promoting their car, the C-HR with “crossover” commercials. One recent commercial shows Ryu from Street Fighter driving the car through the other stages before battling M Bison in the car. I am not doing it justice and this needs to be seen.

This is the car commercial for me. If I saw this on TV, I would be very interested in the car. What about you all?

I like how gaming is becoming more entwined with advertising for products like cars and such. It helps make gaming feel more accepted than it has been in the past.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Feb, 2017 At 12:16 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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During the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival earlier today in Europe, Square Enix discussed a possible version of the game for Switch.  All that was said right now is that it’s under “consideration”.

Previously, in August 2015, Naoki Yoshida, the director and producer  mentioned that Square Enix was open to putting Final Fantasy XIV on Switch,  and that was when it was still called NX. It seems like things are moving along for it to happen bit it isn’t final yet.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Feb, 2017 At 08:20 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Recently there have been stories of the Switch being bought before launch. Now though, we have a reason for why this happened.

Nintendo put out the following statement.

“Earlier this week, individuals claimed to prematurely purchase a small number of Nintendo Switch systems from an unspecified retailer. Nintendo has determined these units were stolen in an isolated incident by employees of a U.S. distributor, with one system being illegally resold. The individuals involved have been identified, terminated from their place of employment and are under investigation by local law enforcement authorities on criminal charges.

Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017, and we look forward to everyone being able to discover the wonders of the new system for themselves at that time.”

It is good that they have been terminated from their employment and I hope they face the full extent of the law. These people cause more trouble than they realize.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Feb, 2017 At 06:35 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Rouge Squadron were excellent games for the Nintendo GameCube, as well as Rouge Squadron 2 being a Killer App at launch. The developer of the series, Factor 5 has gone through some bad times lately when it comes to games, but it seems they still love the series.

Liam Robertson of Unseen64 has noted that that several ex- Factor 5 developers were on board to help bring the games to the Switch when GameCube Virtual Console games come.

He does note though that this would require Disney and Nintendo working out a deal, which does mean it is not a huge possibility. Still with the devs on board and pushing for it, this could very well happen.

 

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Feb, 2017 At 03:52 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Super Bomberman R’s official website has laid out details for the multiplayer options the game has to offer.

Fpr local play, you can have up to eight controllers paired with the Switch for an 8-player battle. However you can also pair two controllers to four Switch systems to  play with eight players, so you don’t need to only do it one way,

For the online play,  you  are able to pair two controllers to four Switches connected to the internet, and then participate in an 8-player battle that way as well.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Feb, 2017 At 01:13 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nioh has had a long road to get to where it is now. Originating as a film project by the late Akira Kurosawa it eventually became a game by Koei ( later Koei Tecmo) but it was filled with development problems from the start. Finally, the game was given to Team Ninja who not only completed it, but crafted a fine experience. Nioh tells the story of William Adams, based on the real life sailor of the same name who went to Japan and was appointed a samurai by the Shogun. Adams was a fascinating man in real life, and his visit to japan had longstanding ramifications for the country, but that is not what we are here to talk about.

Nioh, the game, is a beautiful piece of work. This was evident from the first taste of the game people received, but Team Ninja just kept making it better. While some call this a Dark Souls clone, that is not fully accurate. It does take some influence from those games, but it also borrows elements from other series like Onimusha and Team Ninja’s own Ninja Gaiden. This is a very story driven game and that is apparent from the start. Before I played, I wondered why the developers made William an Irishman in the game, considering the historical Adams was English and there was cultural tension between the groups. But upon playing the game, I realized that the game takes not only from Japanese lore and mythology but also from elements of Celtic lore and myth. The similarities between the two cultures are played up and that was a nice touch.

But enough about that, let’s get to the gameplay. This is indeed a difficult game much like everyone says, but it is also extremely rewarding. You have to plan your every move and factor in your ki, but there are times where the game brings in some action elements unlike other similar games. It helps give Nioh a unique identity and feeling and that is appreciated.  The different weapons and armor systems as well as the spirits must be balanced properly and this can be a struggle at first. But if you keep at it and realize what the game has to offer, this becomes one of the most enjoyable games ever played.

Visually the game is stunning and you can choose to have better visuals and a locked at 30 framerate or try for 60 fps but lose some visual quality at the expense of other visual enhancements. I do not have the PS4 Pro so I cannot comment on the boost the game gets from that hardware. I can comment that Nioh has some haunting music and excellent battle themes.

All in all, Nioh is amazing. With numerous historical domain characters including Yasuke, the historical black Samurai, who encounters William, to Hattori Hanzo and even more, the game weaves an excellent tale. It even takes the time to throw you for a loop more than once and shows that the developers did their research into history and mythology.

In conclusion, I give this my highest recommendations. This game is just absolutely excellent!