Atlus will release ‘Shin Megami Tensei V’ for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo and Atlus have finally revealed what they’ve been cooking up for fans since they announced their collaboration in January. The fifth main entry in the Shin Megami Tensei (SMT) franchise is coming to the Switch, and according to GameSpot, it’s a console exclusive. Atlus, which is perhaps more widely known for developing SMT’s spinoff Persona, has released a teaser …

Nintendo’s next Direct is all about ‘Animal Crossing’ on your phone

Nintendo is ready to spill the beans about its upcoming Animal Crossing mobile game. On Wednesday at 11 PM Eastern / 8 PM Pacific, the company will hold one of its trademark Direct events where it’ll spend 15 minutes talking about the upcoming life-sim and nothing else. Last time Nintendo mentioned the game, it was to announce a delay. In …

Microsoft buys AltspaceVR’s struggling virtual hangout

When AltspaceVR announced that it was staying open after threatening to close its doors, it said it was “deep in discussions” with people who were passionate about it. Apparently one of those people was Microsoft, because the software giant has just announced that it’s acquiring AltspaceVR, officially providing Windows Mixed Reality with a social VR solution. “With the AltspaceVR team …

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. …

‘Golf’ Easter egg on the Switch may be a tribute to Satoru Iwata

It sounds like that hidden version of Golf on the Nintendo Switch may actually a tribute to the company’s late president, Satoru Iwata. A group of enterprising hackers (including “yellowS8” from our last report) discovered that unlocking it is limited to one day per year: July 11th, the day Iwata passed after battling cancer. You can’t just go in and …

Nintendo will show off more ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ on Wednesday

Apple isn’t the only company showing off new stuff this week. Nintendo has announced it’ll hold a 45-minute Direct stream this Wednesday at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific. What’s on tap? “Information mainly focused on what’s headed to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS over the next few months,” according to an email from the gaming titan. Oh, and the announcement …

The director of ‘Final Fantasy XV’ isn’t finished yet

Final Fantasy XV took a long time coming. After a decade of delays, it’s not surprising that both Square Enix and the game’s director, Hajime Tabata, are saying they aren’t finished with Noctis and his bro squad. With not even a whisper of Final Fantasy XVI, the rest of this year (and part of 2018) is focused on the Final …

Linksys’ new router puts your gaming needs before everyone else’s

You might not think twice about your router (unless it crashes), but gamers looking for every edge do. For those folks, Linksys has unveiled the $300 WRT32X Gaming Router, a model it developed in collaboration with Rivet Networks. It uses that company’s “Killer Prioritization Engine” to reduce ping times by as much as 77 percent, Linksys claims, provided you have …

The VR successor to ‘Second Life’ is now in public beta

Sansar, the VR platform by Second Life creator Linden Lab, is now available for everyone to explore. The public “creator beta” follows a private “creator preview,” which allowed developers and aspiring level designers to try Sansar’s building tools. That period was crucial given, like Second Life, Linden Lab is banking on the community to populate Sansar with interesting experiences. Today, …

Amazon deal trucks may be your last chance at an NES Classic

Are you still pining for the elusive NES Classic Edition a few months after its abrupt discontinuation? If you’re in the right US city and act quickly, you might have a chance. Amazon’s Treasure Trucks in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle are offering the retro console at its original $60 price as part of a one-day sale …

Watch favorite games finished quickly in the name of charity

It’s a long July holiday weekend, and that means something big for gamers: it’s the start of Summer Games Done Quick, the second of two annual livestreams for charity. As of 1PM Eastern on July 2nd, you’ll witness a slew of top players rushing through games for nearly a full week to raise donations for Doctors Without Borders. It starts …

Log off now before today’s Steam’s summer sale leaves you broke

Your wallet is about to get a bit lighter. Or, if you lack self-control, a lot lighter. That’s because over the next 13 days games on Steam will be marked down dramatically during this year’s summer sale. The first crop includes up to half off the Final Fantasy franchise and 70 percent off underwater indie charmer Abzu. Hyper Light Drifter …