Hackers find an ‘unpatchable’ way to breach the Nintendo Switch

Security researchers from ReSwitched have discovered a Nintendo Switch vulnerability that could let hackers run arbitrary code on all current consoles. Dubbed “Fusée Gelée” (“Frozen Rocket”) it exploits buggy code in the NVIDIA Tegra X1’s USB recovery mode, bypassing software that would normally protect the critical bootROM. Most worrisome for Nintendo is that the bug appears to be unpatchable and …

‘Wolfenstein II’ blasts its way to the Switch on June 29th

It’s been a long time in coming, but the Nintendo Switch adaptation of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is (almost) here. Bethesda has announced that the Nazi-punching sequel will be available on June 29th for $60. You’ll generally know what to expect, and that’s likely to be a good thing. Panic Button’s conversion appears to be on par with its …

What we’re playing: ‘Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze’

This month, Reviews Editor Jamie Rigg discovers one of Nintendo’s many slept-on classics. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze came out back in 2014, but because the Wii U wasn’t the most popular console around, it didn’t exactly sell like hotcakes. Four years on, Nintendo has a hit console on its hands and is rereleasing Tropical Freeze for the Switch. Author:  …

‘Football Manager 2018’ ads promote mental health awareness

Football Manager 2018, like previous games in the long-running franchise, is known for being the digital equivalent of crack. But in addition to providing endless hours of entertainment, its loyal UK playerbase may well get something more important out of the José Mourinho simulator. As part of a new NHS initiative, pitch-side advertising boards within the game have begun featuring …

‘Gwent’ revamp will help it take on card game rivals

You’d think that CD Projekt Red would have locked in Gwent‘s mechanics with an expected launch just months away, but not so — if anything, it’s ready to toss out what many are already taking for granted. The developer has unveiled a revamp (nicknamed Gwent Homecoming) that could shake up fundamental aspects of the game. The initiative will push for …

Sega brings ‘Football Manager Touch 2018’ to Nintendo Switch

It’s officially official: We told you it was coming soon, and now a few days later Football Manager has made its way to the Nintendo Switch. As for which version it is, if you had money on Touch, you’re a winner. Meaning, this is a version of the game that’s the same across Linux, Mac, mobile platforms and PC. The …

Red Bull built an underground eSports bar in London

London’s Red Bull Gaming Sphere has everything you would expect from an eSports venue: neon-strewn PCs, large TVs, chunky headsets and the latest Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft consoles. But this isn’t a stadium designed to compete with the Gfinity Arena or ESL’s Studio 1 in Leicester. There are no seats, for instance, beyond a few cube-shaped blocks scattered in front …

Nintendo Switch’s 2018 indie roster is looking strong

A year ago, Nintendo followed the launch of the Switch with a bold proclamation: The console would get a new indie game every week. This signaled a new era and approach to welcome third-party games, which previous Nintendo systems had failed to court well. Today, it seems like indie titles are lining up to jump on the Switch — and …

‘Apocalypse Cow’ is a platform game inspired by ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

One of the best things about attending GDC is that, more often than not, you come across some of the best-looking independent titles. Today, that honor goes to Apocalypse Cow, a cinematic adventure game that draws inspiration from animated films like Wreck-It Ralph and genre-classics such as Super Mario. This 2D platformer, developed by an indie studio called Monsters, features …

Atari’s retro console has a new name, but remains a tease

Atari’s retro Ataribox console has been more sizzle than steak since it was first unveiled last summer, with delays and a distinct lack of game announcements dampening the enthusiasm. And unfortunately, that trend is mostly continuing today. The company has announced that it’s rebranding the Ataribox as the Atari VCS in a nod to the 2600’s little-used full name, and …

Internet Archive is saving all your favorite handheld LCD games

The Internet Archive has been saving gaming history for a while now. It’s archived Amiga games (and apps), Macintosh stuff from the ’80s (including Space Invaders) and a ton of other retro games you can play for free. Now the group has started collecting handheld games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Space Jam while also making them available to play …

The best ways to track your TV, music and reading habits

We’ve all done it: browsed friends’ bookshelves, riffled through their vinyl collection or peeked through a stack of video games left in front of their TV. You can learn a lot about people based on what media they consume and leave lying around their house. And perhaps you’re familiar with what director John Waters said you shouldn’t do if someone …

‘Crash Bandicoot’ remastered trilogy coming to the Nintendo Switch

In the middle of last year, Naughty Dog released a remake triple-feature — the first three Crash Bandicoot games arduously redone for current consoles and sold as the N. Sane Trilogy. But rumors started surfacing that the redux would be coming to another platform, and during a Nintendo Direct today, the console maker confirmed it: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy …

‘Okami HD’ arrives on Nintendo Switch July 10th

The gorgeous Zelda-style adventure game Okami originally debuted on the PlayStation 2 in 2006, but its paintbrush gameplay came alive with the Wii’s controls in a version released the next year. On today’s Nintendo Direct, the company announced that an HD edition of the divine wolf’s classic journey is coming to the Switch. Source: Nintendo (Twitter), Nintendo Direct (YouTube) Author:  …