Custom oscilloscope console pays tribute to ‘Star Fox’ and ‘Asteroids’

Throughout gaming’s storied history, there’s been some wild hardware like N-Gage, the Barcode Battler and, more recently, Nintendo Labo. But we haven’t seen anything quite like the Ocelot Arcade System, a homebrew console that uses an oscilloscope as its display. Yep, an oscilloscope. The console can display 3D vector graphics in real time and deliver four-channel polyphonic sound through a …

‘Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate’ arrives on Switch August 28th

The Switch is getting its own Monster Hunter game this summer, but unfortunately, it won’t be the record-selling current-gen version, World. Last summer, Nintendo launched Monster Hunter XX, a port of a 2016 3DS title, in Japan — and now it’s on its way to American shores. Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate comes out for Switch in the US on August …

‘Pac-Man’ on Amazon’s Alexa isn’t at all like ‘Pac-Man’

Pac-Man might never have left the public eye, but with Wreck-it Ralph, Pixels and Ready Player One, the iconic elder statesman of gaming is now in front of people that may have never touched an arcade joystick. To that extent, Pac-Man’s latest ‘game’ makes sense — it’s arriving on Amazon’s Alexa as a skill today. Author:  Source: Engadget

Nintendo faces Switch patent infringement investigation in the US

Nintendo is under investigation by the US International Trade Commission, and the fate of the Switch hangs in the balance. Gamevice, the company behind the Wikipad and a line of snap-on controllers for mobile devices, says the Nintendo Switch violates its patents on attachable handheld gamepads and their related accessories. Alleging violations of the Tariff Act of 1930, Gamevice is …

Nintendo’s Switch is a moneymaking hit and the future looks good

The last time Nintendo opened its books, we learned that the Switch had already sold more in nine months than the Wii U had in its entire lifetime. But it’s only natural that after a spike in interest over the holiday period, things would start to slow down. And that’s exactly what we’re seeing today in Nintendo’s latest earnings, marking …

Microsoft shuts down a ‘Halo Online’ fan mod

Microsoft takes copyright violations as seriously as Nintendo does, it’d seem. The Xbox-maker has requested that a fan-made version of Halo Online stop production. Microsoft canned the Russia-only, free-to-play Halo Online back in 2016. From the sounds of it, things like textures and asset packs from the game made their way to the internet, where the “ElDewrito” team found and …

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 …