Why the Switch Is Nintendo’s Make-or-Break Console

As a lifelong Nintendo fan – heck, Nintendo games are the reason I started gaming in the first place – I desperately wanted to be excited about the Nintendo Switch. After being thoroughly unfazed by the Wii U, I was delighted by the Switch’s impressive debut video, which showcased AAA-level software and a clear message about what the new machine …

Deadpool Director Executive Producing Sonic Movie

After departing Fox’s upcoming Deadpool sequel, Tim Miller has signed on to executive produce Sony Pictures’ live-action/CG-animated hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miller is making the film at Blur Studio in collaboration with Jeff Fowler, with the video game-inspired adaptation serving as Fowler’s first directorial project. Continue reading… Author:  Source: IGN.com

Ben Heck’s multi-system retro controller

Using a build idea from the element14 Community, Ben takes an ESP8266 module and creates the ultimate all-in-one retro gaming controller for the Super Nintendo, Sega Megadrive / Genesis and Nintendo Entertainment System. To get the digital signals from the buttons across the wireless transmission to the receiver, Ben will have to use shift registers such as the 74HC595 to …

Shovel Knight Soundtrack Gets Limited Edition Vinyl

The soundtrack of Yacht Club Games’ hit title Shovel Knight is headed to both vinyl and CD, courtesy of Brave Wave Productions. Mega Man and Pokemon illustrator Hitoshi Ariga created custom artwork that is featured on Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack. Additionally, the release includes commentary from composers Jake “virt” Kaufman and Manami Matsumae. Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack, via …

The Nintendo Switch reportedly has a multitouch screen

We have plenty of questions about the Nintendo Switch, but one of the most pressing is: Does it have a touchscreen? During the three-minute teaser, no-one ever swipes, taps or prods the main unit, leading to speculation about its capabilities. Well, according to Eurogamer, the hardware does indeed support grubby fingers. The Switch is reportedly rocking a 6.2-inch, 720p capacitive …

The Engadget Podcast Ep 12: Surface Envy

Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O’Brien to talk about the value of the Esc key, the Nintendo Switch and the impeding Gilmore Girls resurrection. Then they’ll relive Microsoft’s big Surface event and dig in on future of Twitter… and whether or not it even has one. Author:  Source: Engadget

‘SpyParty’ finally looks like a real video game

Yes, after nearly 10 years, SpyParty is still in development. It’s an underground kind of independent, competitive game where one player is a spy attempting to complete discreet tasks at a fancy party, and another player is positioned outside, observing the scene through the scope of a sniper rifle. The spy attempts to blend in with a room full of …

Nintendo Apologizes for Pokemon Go Plus Shortages

Nintendo has apologized for the availability issues with Pokemon Go Plus, the wearable accessory that works with the popular smartphone app. Tatsumi Kimishima, president of Nintendo, addressed the accessory’s shortage problem during the company’s semi-annual fiscal 2017 briefing this week. “We launched the Pokemon Go Plus accessory on September 16th to provide a more comfortable play experience for Pokemon Go,” …

Super Mario Run Will Launch in 150 Countries

Super Mario Run, the autorunner iOS game announced by Shigeru Miyamoto during last month’s Apple event, will launch in 150 countries, Nintendo has revealed. According to the company, over 20 million people have signed up to be notified about its launch. “Previously, we announced that we would be releasing Super Mario Run in more than 100 countries, but we can …

MLB The Show 17 Announced

Sony has officially announced that MLB The Show 17 will release March 28, 2017 on PlayStation 4. Unveiled on the PlayStation Blog, Ken Griffey Jr., a Hall of Fame outfielder, will serve as the cover athlete for this year’s edition of the baseball game. It’s the first time he’s appeared on the box for MLB The Show, though he starred …

A Crazy Red Dead Redemption 2 Fan Theory

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. This week we’re discussing the Nintendo Switch, Red Dead Redemption 2, Skyrim Special Edition, and more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 411 Or subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. OR subscribe to the NEW Game Scoop! YouTube channel and …