YouTube Live playthroughs are now a no-no for Nintendo Creators

Nintendo has updated its Creators Program’s rules to add a new entry: members can no longer broadcast on YouTube Live. The gaming titan has long been extra protective of its properties and regularly issues takedown notices for videos that use its games. It launched the initiative in 2015 as a sort of a compromise with YouTubers who feature its IPs. …

The Legend of Zelda DLC for Monster Hunter Stories is Really Cool

The Legend of Zelda DLC for Monster Hunter Stories released September 28 entirely for free, and it includes some very beautiful, super neat stuff. The Zelda pack comes with Link’s iconic tunic and sword, a Majora’s Mask outfit for the cute feline sidekick, Navirou, and even Epona as a welcome partner. Majora’s Mask, called the Cursed Mask in Monster Hunter …

Nintendo Blocks Its YouTube Affiliates From Livestreaming Its Titles

Nintendo has announced new policy that restricts livestreaming of its games on YouTube. The announcement was originally made in an email to members of its Nintendo Creators Program, which gives members rights to monetize videos of Nintendo games on YouTube as long as they meet specific guidelines. It would appear that these rules no longer extend to YouTube Gaming Livestreams, …

8BitDo brings its wireless controllers to the SNES Classic

The SNES Classic is a cute microconsole with a hell of a selection of games. While it’s a pretty accurate recreation of the original number, and its controller cords are indeed longer than the NES Classic Edition that preceded it, the modern convenience of wireless controllers is hard to beat. The good news is that if you ordered up one …

Nintendo will close its Wii Shop Channel in 2019

A month after Nintendo launched the Wii in November 2006, the company introduced the Wii Shop Channel, a marketplace for downloading apps to the system. Over a decade and two console generations later, Nintendo is shutting it down…eventually. Today, the company gave notice that users won’t be able to add points to their Wii Shop accounts after March 26th, 2018, …

‘Mario Bros.’ is The Switch’s first classic game

Nintendo has added the first classic game you can buy on the Switch Eshop: The original Mario Bros (the arcade game, not the NES platformer). The title was announced during Nintendo Direct earlier this month as the first of several quarter crunchers headed to the Switch. It’s not the Virtual Console that Nintendo fans have wanted on the company’s flagship …

Skyrim Gets Mock SNES Cover Art to Celebrate SNES Mini

Today marks the launch of Nintendo’s highly sought after SNES Classic, and Bethesda has decided to take its celebration the extra mile, tweeting a mock SNES box art for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The box art, which you can see above, features the Dovakhiin bravely facing an elder dragon, clad in a retro Dungeons and Dragons-esque art style befitting …

State of the Nintendo Switch

Welcooooooome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Episode 375! As of early September, Nintendo Switch has been on the market for half a year. We use that occasion to do a check-in on the system and rate the overall games library, the console’s core services, and discuss its performance and future prospects. Join Jonathon Dornbush, Zach Ryan, Tom Marks (first time on NVC), …

Fly, Skip, and a Hop

My brother and I have spent countless hours in the Might and Magic universe, primarily in the first three Heroes of Might and Magic games. We return to Enroth in Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer in order to figure out why there’s a giant crystal in the middle of a city. ‘Snabel’ gives us a quick tour through the …

Telltale Games: Switch a ‘Perfect Match’ for the Studio

If recent comments from Telltale Games are any indication, Switch owners can expect plenty of support from the adventure game developer for Nintendo’s console in the future. “Nintendo Switch is a perfect match for Telltale,” creative communications head Job Stauffer told MCV at Gamescom. According to Stauffer, “no series is out of the question” for a Switch port, and the studio is “looking backwards and …

RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic Comes to Steam Today

RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, which remasters features from the first two games, is out now on Steam. Atari and original creator Chris Sawyer have teamed up for RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic. It’s not a compilation of the first entries in the sim series, but instead an original game that builds off of them, somewhat similar to what SEGA recently did with Sonic …

18 Games Released on Nintendo Switch This Week

Looking for something to play on the Nintendo Switch this week? Fear not, you have 18 new choices thanks to one of the system’s biggest launch weeks yet. While Nintendo has delivered a steady stream of games via the Switch’s eShop since the system launched in March, few have been so dense as this one. While past Nintendo consoles like …

SNES Classic Edition review: Worth it for the games alone

The success of last year’s NES Classic Edition clearly took Nintendo by surprise. The company was completely incapable of meeting demand, leaving many people unable to buy what became the must-have gift of the holiday season. Now Nintendo has given its SNES the Classic Edition treatment and promises it’s going to build way more than it did last year. Having …

You can get a refund on Oculus Rift and Gear VR games and apps

Buying games and apps digitally is less risky when there’s a solid refund policy in place. Apple offers refunds for purchases through its iTunes app store and Microsoft has a self-service system. PC distribution portal Steam allows for refunds within 14 days of purchase if you’ve played a game for two hours or less. Now virtual reality company Oculus has …