Surprise! Outlast: Bundle of Terror for Released Nintendo Switch

Surprise! Outlast: Bundle of Terror has been released for Nintendo Switch on the eShop. Developer Red Barrels initially announced the port via Facebook and quickly went silent, until now. Outlast: Bundle Of Terror assembles the first game and its Whistleblower DLC into one terrifying little package, slaps on a $19.99 price tag, and eagerly awaits to shorten your life with some heart-pounding …

In search of pixel perfection with the Analogue Super NT

The 16-bit aesthetic is the new vinyl. It taps into a growing vein of ’90s nostalgia, and it also reflects a longing for a tactile past world that just predates full-scale digitization. Fat, colorful sprites represent an era when technology was still analog and full of exciting possibilities. The Super Nintendo is as much an emblem of this retro near-futurism …

College esports is set to explode, starting with the Fiesta Bowl

As executive director of the Fiesta Bowl, one of the largest college football tournaments of the season, Mike Nealy was more familiar with shoulder pads than mousepads. Six months ago, he didn’t know people were making money playing video games professionally, he’d never heard of Twitch, and the last time he picked up a controller, it was attached to an …

Harvest Moon Creator Announces New Game

Aksys Games has announced Little Dragons Café, the latest project from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada. Little Dragons Café will be released in “late summer 2018” on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Here’s a synopsis of the game, courtesy of Aksys: The story opens with a twin brother and sister learning to cook and manage a small café under their mother’s …

Nintendo Partnering With Bloomingdale’s for Clothing Line

Bloomingdale’s has announced its spring collection, Let’s Play, in collaboration with Nintendo. It will include a line of clothes for men and women, as well as homeware. Partnered designers include Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith, Gitman Vintage, and Sovereign Code. Sugarfina candy and S’well water bottles will also be featured in the collection. “With the 90s nostalgia happening in fashion and …

PSA: Joy-Cons are $14 Off on Amazon Right Now

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Nintendo Switch isn’t even a year old and it’s already a huge hit for Nintendo. Its hybrid design was approached with skepticism at first, but the little system is fun, convenient, and has a solid library of games. If …

Angry Birds Takes On Esports With New Competitive iOS App

Angry Birds is coming to the esports scene with a new title aimed at competitive play. Dubbed Angry Birds Champions, Games Industry reports the new game will allow players to pay an entry fee to enter competitions for the chance at winning a cash prize. Typically, the fee is under $1 and winners are credited around $4 for their victory. …

Super Mario Odyssey Balloon World Update Out This Week

It looks as though the Super Mario Odyssey Balloon World update is coming to Switch this week. The Nintendo Australia website momentarily showed a listing saying the new free update would be available for download this Friday, February 23. IGN has reached out to Nintendo for comment on this information. Announced last month for a February release, the update boasts …

Modders turn Nintendo Switch into a full-fledged Linux tablet

For all of its Nintendo customizations, the Switch is ultimately a tablet running a garden variety NVIDIA Tegra processor — and that means it can potentially handle the same software as other mobile devices. To prove that point, the fail0verflow team has shown a Switch running an honest-to-goodness Linux distribution. The touchscreen, networking and accelerated 3D graphics are all functioning, …

Play ‘Doom’ with motion controls on Nintendo Switch

Doom‘s arrival on the Nintendo Switch back in November was something of a surprise, given the limitations of the platform, but it’s quickly captured the hearts of many a gamer. Now, developer Bethesda has improved the gameplay experience even more. Polygon notes that a patch released today enables motion controls for the game. Via: Polygon Source: Bethesda Author:  Source: Engadget

The ESA says preserving old online games isn’t ‘necessary’

The video game industry as a whole does a poor job of preserving its history — especially when it comes to online games. The Entertainment Software Association — responsible for E3; counts Electronic Arts, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and Ubisoft as members — is petitioning the US Copyright Office to not make DMCA exemptions for abandoned online multiplayer games. It’s an …