Engineer Invents Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Peripheral For One-Handed Players

Mechatronics engineer Julio Vazquez has designed Joy-Con adapters that make the Nintendo Switch more comfortable for playing one-handed. Vazquez has two blueprints available for download on his Thingverse page: the first is a shell that holds the two Joy-Con together, side by side, and its design is based on Breath of the Wild’s Sheikah Slate. The second is more unusual looking, slotting …

Atari partners with LGBT Media to make more inclusive games

Atari is making good on its promise to stake part of its strategy on LGBTQ apps. The company has formed a partnership with LGBT Media, the company behind the social app LGBTQutie, to reach more of the community. The deal will see LGBT Media acquire and “re-launch” Atari’s city-building game Pridefest by taking advantage of its connections to the LGBTQ …

‘Sonic Mania’ is a wonderful balance of nostalgia and novelty

If you’ve played Sonic the Hedgehog on your phone, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 in the last half-dozen years, you have Christian Whitehead to thank. In 2009, he created an unofficial proof of concept iPhone port of Sonic CD using a custom-built game engine — a project that eventually led to Sega hiring him to officially port Sonic CD, Sonic …

What we’re playing: ‘Tacoma,’ ‘Final Fantasy’ and ‘A Dark Room’

Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they’ve been playing in their downtime. This month, we’ve enjoyed (to varying degrees) two flavors of Final Fantasy, explored Fullbright’s new game, Tacoma, and lost ourselves in a “button-tapping mash-up between an idle-clicker and a text adventure.” To open proceedings, UK Bureau Chief Mat Smith talks …

The IGN Show Returns Tonight on Disney XP

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2017/08/IGNShow_Cast_Studio-720×405.jpgThe IGN Show is set to return to Disney XD’s nightly gaming block D|XP, offering you an exclusive look at the biggest games to come this year, plus reviews and so much more. Starting tonight, August 14, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, The IGN Show will continue airing with brand new episodes nightly on D|XP. Check out a teaser …

Zelda: BotW’s Ending Is Slightly Different in Japanese

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the ending of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The English dialogue during the final encounter with Breath of the Wild’s Beast Ganon implies that defeating him will destroy Ganon once and for all, but in Japanese the line tells a different story. The line in question, spoken by Zelda as Ganon …

Shockingly Pink, Shockingly Tasty

The times are extremely interesting for the retinue of cyberpunk masterpiece System Shock and fans of so-called immersive sims in general. If you’ve been buying once-lost adventure and RPG titles from GOG recently, there’s a chance you’ve been enjoying enhancements coded in by a certain Night Dive Studios and their sub-contractors (contractees?). Modern resolutions and compatibility, bug fixes and improved UIs …

Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch’s detachable controllers

The Nintendo Switch certainly isn’t the first gaming tablet, but is it directly riffing on others’ ideas? Gamevice thinks so. The accessory maker is suing Nintendo for allegedly violating a patent for concepts used in the Wikipad, its gaming-oriented Android slate, as well as its namesake add-on controllers for phones and tablets. According to the suit, the Switch and its …

Accessory Company Sues Nintendo Over Switch Design

http://www.wikipad.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/gallery-11.jpgNintendo is being sued by accessory company Gamevice over the Switch’s design. Engadget reports Gamevice filed a lawsuit against Nintendo because the design of its latest system is too similar to Gamevice’s Android gaming tablet, the Wikipad. The accessory company believes Nintendo violated a patent, and that the Switch’s detectable Joy-Con controllers are too close to what Gamevice had in mind …

NVC: Rocket League’s Journey to Switch

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2015/05/Subscribe-to-this-show.pngWelcooooooome to the latest episode of our weekly Nintendo talk show, Nintendo Voice Chat! In Episode 368, we welcome a special guest: VP of Publishing at Psyonix, Jeremy Dunham. Jeremy made the jump from games media to game development almost eight years ago. Tune in to hear him talk about his personal journey, as well as the fascinating success story …

Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at Microsoft stores

There are a ton of initiatives to help kids (and adults) learn to code these days. Google has lessons for teens to code animates scenes starring Wonder Woman, Apple has the kid-friendly Swift Playgrounds and a partnership with Tynker, and even Facebook has a program that suggests learning gadgets and other resources to help encourage the next generation of coders. …

Severed on Switch Only Playable in Handheld Mode

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2017/08/DG4hYT9UMAAAVrn-720×405.jpgDrinkBox Studios’ Severed, originally released on the PlayStation Vita, is debuting on the Nintendo Switch this week. But those downloading it to Nintendo’s latest system should be advised the game is only available to play in handheld mode. Testing out Severed on Switch, IGN discovered that, when the Switch is docked, a warning telling the player “This game is only …

Atari taps Jeff Minter to resurrect classic coin-op ‘Tempest’

As seen in this 1981 commercial, Tempest was one of Atari’s flagship coin-operated arcade games. But unlike Space Command or Centipede, Tempest sent players down geometrically fractal tunnels in an advanced — and vibrantly psychedelic — semi-3D adventure. Atari thinks it’s high time this title was revived for current consoles, and it’s tapped celebrated game designer Jeff Minter to do …

Rez Infinite Gets Surprise PC Launch

Rez Infinite gets a surprise launch on PC with optional VR support for both SteamVR and the Oculus Rift. The game is available now for the discounted price of $20 USD on Steam and the Oculus store. Starting August 16, it will cost $25. The PC version of the game has a new View Mode, unrestricted resolution, and support for …

Super Meat Boy Announced for Nintendo Switch

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2017/08/DG0QKWhUMAAcdEV-720×480.jpgSuper Meat Boy is making the jump to Nintendo Switch. Team Meat announced the game is heading to the system on Twitter. Blitworks will handle the Super Meat Boy port for Nintendo Switch, after previously working on versions for Wii U and PlayStation 4. Team Meat tweeted out this image of Super Meat Boy on Nintendo Switch. Continue reading… Author: Evan Campbell …