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Rare Xbox One Merchandise Close-Up May 31, 2018

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We are bringing back a video series we have been working on where we show some of the more unusual oddities from our collection. Today, we’ll be showing off some rare Xbox One merchandise that was never shown in stores. It was given out to a few gamers who used the ESPN app on the Xbox One during a limited time.

Currently, we can’t place a value on these items as they were a gift. We may show off some other oddities from our collection as time goes on. Post a comment below with your thoughts and if there’s anything you would like to see closer!


Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! Announced for Nintendo Switch May 29, 2018

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Gamers have been speculating about what kind of mainstream Pokémon games would be coming to the Nintendo Switch since the console was announced. Over the past few weeks, rumors began to circulate online that Pikachu and Eevee would be the mascots of the next major games for the Nintendo Switch. Today, the rumors turned out to be true.

Did you get all that? We will be getting all-new Kanto remakes in full HD on the Nintendo Switch! Players will be able to play with just one joy-con controller or get help from a second player using the other joy-con! Tons of classic GEN1 Pokémon including Mewtwo, Bulbasaur, Pidgey and Clefairy will appear in the game.

Capturing Pokémon will use the joy-con’s motion control gestures but look similar to how they work in Pokémon Go. There will be a dedicated Pokeball Plus accessory players will be able to connect to their Nintendo Switch. Like a Wiimote, it’s filled with gyroscopes and motion detectors. You’ll be able to use them to assist in catching ’em all. Or you’ll be able to transfer a Pokémon to it from your game and take the Pokéball Plus on the go!

Finally, Pokémon Go players will be able to transfer Pokémon caught in Pokémon Go to the Nintendo Switch, and receive in-game presents from the Switch games!

Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee are coming to the Nintendo Switch November 16th, 2018. The Pokeball Plus accessory will also be released on that day.

Free to Play Game Pokemon Quest Announced May 29, 2018

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The Pokémon Company has been riding high on the success of the free-to-play mobile game Pokémon Go. Today, they announced their next Pokémon spin-off game has just been released on the Nintendo Switch, and it looks adorable.

Pokémon Quest is out now for Nintendo Switch. It’s coming soon to mobile devices.

iOS 11.4 Released May 29, 2018

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Apple has just released an important system update for iOS 11 devices.

The new update, iOS 11.4, includes support for stereo sound with Apple HomePods, AirPlay 2 support and major improvements with iMessage. If you previously had iOS 11.3.1 installed, you may need to download around 350MB to perform the upgrade, depending on your device.

You can download the update right now using your iDevice’s Software Update feature or iTunes.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Nintendo Switch Gameplay May 28, 2018

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One of my favorite games for the Wii U was Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. It was a new take on the Super Mario Bros universe, expanding the characters of Captain Toad and Toadette. The point of the game was to explore every environment and collect all the items…without an ability to jump.

Now the game is coming to the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS. Here’s some official gameplay. If you never got a Wii U, you should check this out.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is out now on the Nintendo Wii U. It is coming July 13th, 2018 to the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

Sushi Striker Demo Released for Nintendo Switch May 28, 2018

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Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is a unique puzzle game coming to the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch. In it, you fight with sushi, the greatest food ever! Now, you’ll be able to download its official demo on your Switch completely free of charge. Take a look at this trailer and see how the game looks for yourselves.

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is coming June 8th, 2018 for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

1989 Batmobile Close-Up May 24, 2018

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Words cannot express just how important the character of Batman has been to the video game industry. However, decades before the games were released Batman appeared on film driving one of the most iconic vehicles in film history, the Batmobile. While I believe Batman’s best game appearances were the Batman: Arkham Asylum games, no one could forget Tim Burton’s iconic 1989 Batman film. In fact, gamers got the ability to drive the famous 1989 version of the Batmobile as a special DLC for the Xbox One/PS4 game Batman: Arkham Knight.

1989’s Batmobile was designed by the late Anton Furst and includes headlights from a Honda Civic and tail lights from a Ferrari. Enjoy this close up of the Batmobile made for the 1989 Tim Burton film Batman in glorious 4K.

Before you post a comment below wondering how the Penguin could have gotten access to the plans for this vehicle in the 1992 film Batman Returns, we already solved that mystery. Please enjoy the educational video below.

Detroit: Become Human Countdown to Launch May 23, 2018

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Sony and Quantic Dream are less than two days away from the release of the next major PS4 exclusive game, Detroit: Become Human. To celebrate, they’re releasing a whole bunch of new trailers and interviews on their official YouTube Channel. Here’s a look at their announcement trailer.

Not enough trailer for you? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here’s the official launch trailer.

Next up, we have two videos for you called interview shorts. Each one is focused on a different aspect in the game. The first is a closer look at a character named Chloe. The second provides a closer look at the game’s world and the in-game company responsible for building these androids.

Last up is the most recently released video about the game, a brief interview with the game’s director David Cage.

Detroit: Become Human is launching May 25th, 2018 exclusively for the PS4.

Nintendo Switch Needs Media Players Now May 23, 2018

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The Nintendo Switch has been released for just over a year, and we absolutely love it. It’s a console you can take on the go that can be played on your HDTV at home. It has great exclusive games including Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2, with more exclusives are on the way. In short, it’s perfect, and it had a great first year. So why are we posting a negative article about it? Because the console isn’t without its share of problems and while some of them will be getting fixed soon, its got a glaring problem that should have been addressed within its first year.

The Nintendo Switch tablet has a fantastic screen. It’s larger than a standard smartphone screen and has a great picture quality. Since the Nintendo Switch uses proprietary game carts to run retail copies of games, it lacks an optical disc drive. That makes incompatible with DVD, CDs, and Blu-Ray Discs. However, it does have internal WiFi and can easily access the internet, perfect for watching streaming video from services like YouTube, Amazon Prime or Netflix. However, other than Nintendo news content and a single service we will talk about later, there are currently no apps to access streaming services available for download on the Nintendo Switch. How can this be?

The Wii U offered full support for YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime and heck even Hulu since the first day of its release. I knew tons of people who used their original Wii consoles to play Netflix movies. My new Smart TV has next to no internal storage and even it can support Twitch, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Pluto TV and more without a streaming box plugged into it. There is no excuse for Nintendo to continue to ignore supporting these common services on the Nintendo Switch over a year after its release. Heck, the fact that it is portable is no excuse either. you can already download YouTube and Netflix apps on the Nintendo 3DS!

As of the date this editorial is being published, the only media service currently available on the Nintendo Switch is Hulu. Hulu is, in my opinion, the worst media service currently in operation in the US. You could look at our review of Hulu for the Xbox 360 to learn every detail about our problems with it, but our issues boil down to three things. When the Hulu Plus service first launched, it only offered a limited selection of its available content on its apps, forcing users to watch the majority of the content they wanted to see on a computer’s web browser. It also required paid users to view advertisements while watching content. Add to that an unremarkable selection of content, and you can see why I have no interest in signing up for the service.

Why do you think the Nintendo Switch still lacks any media applications? Post a comment below with your thoughts! Hopefully, Nintendo will make an announcement this E3 that will address this issue. If that comes, we will keep you all posted!

Alolan Pokemon Coming to Pokemon Go May 22, 2018

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Niantic has made an enormous announcement this week for Pokémon Go! When they were released, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon offered exclusive variants of many Pokémon we all knew and loved. These Pokémon shared the same name and basic design of other recognizable Pokémon but they looked different, knew different moves and could be an entirely different type. They were called Alolan Pokémon after the Alolan region the Generation 7 games took place in.

Now, I’m happy to share these special Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go! You can read all the details about the announcement here. Sadly there’s not much to go on, we don’t know what Pokémon will be available, what regions we can expect to find Alolan variants in, or when the update is coming.

Pokémon Go is out now for Android and iOS enabled SmartPhones and tablets.