The best VR headsets and accessories for dorms

We’ll be the first to admit that a virtual-reality session isn’t terribly conducive to bonding with new friends in the dorm. But, hey, a few of us here at Engadget are introverts, so you don’t need to explain to us the value of strapping on a headset and momentarily blocking out the stress of classes and meeting new people. Included …

The VR successor to ‘Second Life’ is now in public beta

Sansar, the VR platform by Second Life creator Linden Lab, is now available for everyone to explore. The public “creator beta” follows a private “creator preview,” which allowed developers and aspiring level designers to try Sansar’s building tools. That period was crucial given, like Second Life, Linden Lab is banking on the community to populate Sansar with interesting experiences. Today, …

2DS New Super Mario Bros. 2 Bundle Coming in August

Nintendo’s New 2DS XL may have just released this week, but it appears the company won’t be abandoning the original 2DS model anytime soon. In a post on Twitter, Nintendo of America has revealed a new 2DS bundle. The handheld features a white-and-red color scheme comes with New Super Mario Bros. 2 pre-installed. 2DS New Super Mario Bros. 2 bundle, …

99.99% Fail Rate Means You Did It

…and it only took you 10 000 attempts! In that childish and annoying race to be first at all things, Jordan ‘Greenalink’ Greener makes a semi-continuation appearance with Blaster Master Zero, a 0:08:26 run that forced us into drastic renovations (i.e. digging out a new virtual room for Switch runs). In Zero, you’re given that old supertank Sophia III of every adolescent’s …

Amazon deal trucks may be your last chance at an NES Classic

Are you still pining for the elusive NES Classic Edition a few months after its abrupt discontinuation? If you’re in the right US city and act quickly, you might have a chance. Amazon’s Treasure Trucks in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle are offering the retro console at its original $60 price as part of a one-day sale …

Sega Genesis Flashback Review

Miniaturized versions of classic consoles with built-in game libraries made to work on modern TVs aren’t a new idea, but Nintendo certainly caused quite a nostalgia-fueled fervor with last year’s NES Classic and upcoming SNES Classic. The Sega Genesis and its library absolutely deserve their own similar monument to the 16-bit glory days of blast processing, but due to a …

Metroid: Samus Returns’ Fusion Mode Is Amiibo Exclusive

Four amiibo unlock extra content in Metroid: Samus Returns, and Nintendo has now confirmed this content can only be accessed by using the NFC figures. The new squishy Metroid amiibo not only lets you reveal the location of nearby Metroid on your map, when you beat the game it will also unlock a new “Fusion” difficulty mode where Samus has her suit from …

Capcom Planning More Nintendo Switch Games

Thanks to the strong performance of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, Capcom is reportedly planning more games for release on Nintendo Switch. According to Capcom’s latest financial report, the Switch fighting game “made an excellent start and proved to be a smash hit.” Additionally, the Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki took to Twitter to report that Ultra Street Fighter …

Culinary co-op ‘Overcooked’ arrives on Nintendo Switch

Overcooked, the game from publisher Team17 and developer Ghost Town Games that has players chaotically cooking recipes and serving dishes is now available for Nintendo Switch. The game has been well received with nominations for multiple Independent Games Festival awards earlier this year and two BAFTA award wins. Source: Nintendo Author:  Source: Engadget

The ‘Final Fantasy XV’ bromobile invades ‘Forza Horizon 3’ next week

Final Fantasy XV‘s Regalia hot rod is coming to Forza Horizon 3 next week. So yup, you can continue that game’s epic road trip across Horizon‘s digital Australia come August 1st. Assuming you’ve played either game on Xbox, next week you’ll get an Xbox Live message containing a download code. Source: Forza Author:  Source: Engadget

Daily Deals: Nintendo 2DS XL Out Today for $150

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Nintendo continues to flourish with strong Switch sales

With the Switch riding high and the beleaguered Wii U all but retired, Nintendo’s accounts are looking a little brighter than usual. The Japanese console maker posted some strong financial earnings today for the three-month period ending on June 30th, with 64.73 billion yen ($578 million) in gross profit and, with the usual operating expenses deducted, 16.21 billion yen ($145 …

Walmart cancels early SNES Classic Edition preorders

If you’re one of the lucky folks that got a preorder in at Walmart for a Super Nintendo Classic Edition unit last week, you might want to sit down. Walmart is canceling all of the preorders, claiming that it was “mistakenly made available last Friday evening ahead of the official release date.” The retailer has started notifying customers today. Author:  …

Walmart Cancels SNES Classic Edition Preorders

After listing the Super NES Classic Edition as available for preorder over the weekend, Walmart has been emailing customers to inform them their preorders have been cancelled. In an email sent out to those who preordered, including a number of IGN employees, a representative for Walmart explained that “due to a technical glitch,” the SNES Classic was made available on …

Nintendo’s Tested Mario Kart Without the Blue Shell

Mario Kart 7 and 8 director, Kosuke Yabuki has revealed that Nintendo has tested the popular kart racer without the controversial Spiny (read: Blue) Shell item but concluded that the game didn’t feel right without it. When asked by Eurogamer about the frustrating nature of the nefarious Blue Shell – an item that almost always hits and hinders the racer …