Fortnite 7.10 brings festive fights, free gifts and new modes

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Fortnite 7.10 brings festive fights, free gifts and new modes

After briefly being postponed, Fortnite’s 7.10 update is live now. Unfortunately, Epic’s still tinkering away on the driftboards, so you won’t be sliding around on them just yet, but you will be able slide across icy surfaces using other ground vehicles. The update brings quite a few changes with it, especially for stormwings, but the main event, 14 Days of Fortnite, doesn’t kick off until December 19.

Germany will take Nintendo and its no-cancel eShop pre-order policy to court

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Germany will take Nintendo and its no-cancel eShop pre-order policy to court

The German Consumer Protection Authority (VZBV) has decided to take legal action against Nintendo over its no-cancellation eShop pre-order policy.

This is the crusade begun in Norway at the beginning of 2018. It was taken to Germany because Nintendo of Europe resides there.

After months of work the VZBV, off the back of the work the Norwegian Consumer Council has done, will go ahead with formal proceedings, according to Norwegian site PressFire. It's all expected to begin in three-to-four weeks, but could take more than a year to reach any kind of verdict.

New Yo-Kai Watch 4 Details Emerge

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New Yo-Kai Watch 4 Details Emerge

The Yo-Kai Watch series has always demanded a comparison with the Pokémon games as both have featured children collecting monsters and then using them to fight other monsters in turned-based RPG battles. The games have even traditionally been released in matched sets featuring different creatures. There were, of course, differences such as setting and the monsters being supernatural spirits, but a change coming to Yo-Kai Watch 4 will introduce a new, very substantial difference.

The next iteration of the popular series, and its first entry on Switch, will feature completely new battle mechanics. It now looks like fights will be carried out in real time as you and your Yo-Kai can now freely move around the battle field, dodging the enemy and moving into position to make the most of your own moves.

Yo-Kai Watch 4 is coming out in Japan in early 2019 but nothing has been announced yet regarding releases in other markets. The series has been a major hit in Japan but, unlike Pokémon, hasn’t generated the same level of fandom elsewhere, which could explain why there’s usually a long wait for localization. For example, the third game came out in Japan in 2016 but was only recently released in Europe and will arrive in North America in February.

Nintendojo Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2018: The Games

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Nintendojo Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2018: The Games

The holiday shopping season is upon us and that means it’s time for the elves at Nintendojo to help you pick the best gifts for your friends and family! Below is an overview of all the best games for Nintendo Switch and 3DS that have come out over the past year. Enjoy and be careful out there while you shop!

The pinnacle of the Super Smash Bros. series has arrived on Nintendo Switch. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings with it a roster of 64 (technically 65) fighters, comprised of both new and all returning characters from previous series installments. Along with the insanely huge selection of brawlers, Ultimate also boasts a ton of modes, unlockables, and a wealth of competitive options to keep players duking it out for days, months, and years. The base game is great, but the above Switch bundle comes with a download code for the game as well as a special dock and Joy-Cons emblazoned with Smash Bros. imagery. If you can’t find it, there’s also the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition of the game which comes with a special Smash Bros. Pro Controller and a steelbook case.

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Soulja Boy cranks out another two dodgy consoles

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Soulja Boy cranks out another two dodgy consoles

Remember Soulja Boy? It's a name I haven't heard since my year seven disco about 11 years ago, but lately the rapper (responsible for hit single Crank That) has been making waves in the gaming world with a series of bizarre entrepreneurial ideas.

After initially announcing the SouljaGame handheld - something which looked like a cheap (and legally dubious) emulator rebrand - it seems he's back at it again, this time with a further two consoles which don't look a great deal better than the last.

First up we've got the Retro SouljaBoy Mini, which bears something of a resemblance to a Nintendo Game Boy - I don't know, maybe that's just me? Anyway, it comes with an 8GB card with 508 preloaded games, which are a bit of a mystery aside from the images of Mario, Ryu, Metal Slug and Bill from Chinese Contra printed on the instructions booklet.