Nintendo Switch Online lands today, complete with strange cloud saves

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Nintendo Switch Online lands today, complete with strange cloud saves

Welcome to 2018, Nintendo. After 38 years in the gaming-hardware business and 15 years after the launch of Xbox Live, Nintendo is finally offering an online subscription service in its latest console, the Switch. Nintendo Switch Online goes live on the evening of Tuesday, September 18th, allowing players to access multiplayer, cloud saves and a collection of 20 classic NES games for $20 a month. However, there are a handful of caveats.

The massive 'Gwent' overhaul comes home October 23rd

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The massive 'Gwent' overhaul comes home October 23rd

Netflix casting its Geralt for the upcoming show based on The Witcher isn't the only reason fans of the fantasy franchise have to be excited. Developer CD Projekt Red has announced a release date for spin-off digital card-game, Gwent: October 23rd on the DRM-free GOG store. Come the end of next month, the game will finally exit beta (after debuting in June 2016) and when it does, it'll arrive with its revamped single-player campaign, "Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales." The developer has said this narrative will have stronger ties to the Witcher universe than the previous single-player mode.

YouTube's revamped gaming hub offers faster access to top streams

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YouTube's revamped gaming hub offers faster access to top streams

YouTube is as determined as ever to compete with Twitch, and it's giving its dedicated gaming portal a makeover to make sure that happens. The new YouTube Gaming hub borrows key features from the mobile app, including faster access to top live streams, pages for specific games and a new "On the Rise" section that highlights up-and-coming creators. You'll also find entire "shelves" for both live streams and trending videos on top of personalized content that reflects your tastes and subscriptions.

The cyberpunk bartending sequel to 'VA-11 HALL-A' arrives in 2020

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The cyberpunk bartending sequel to 'VA-11 HALL-A' arrives in 2020

The expert mixologists at Venezuela's Sukeban Games invented the cyberpunk "booze-em-up" with VA-11 HALL-A, combining William Gibson with a dash of Charles Bukowski -- which Engadget's Jessica Conditt lovingly described as "Papers, Please, but with alcohol instead of immigration papers." That indie hit sold 200,000 copies and now Sukeban has announced its sequel, with yet more eccentric characters and whiskey-soaked shenanigans.

Rare delays 'Sea of Thieves' DLC at the last minute

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Rare delays 'Sea of Thieves' DLC at the last minute

You might want to rethink your plans if you expected to swashbuckle your way through Sea of Thieves' "Forsaken Shores" DLC this week. Rare has pushed back the release from September 19th (just over a day away as of this writing) to September 27th. A weekend playtesting session discovered a "complex" memory glitch that led to crashes for many players, and it's going to take a while to both fix the bug and test it with volunteers in the Pioneer program.

Telltale's final 'The Walking Dead' season continues September 25th

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Telltale's final 'The Walking Dead' season continues September 25th

We hope you've steeled yourself for the next installment of Telltale's final The Walking Dead season, because it's almost here. The developer plans to release the second episode on September 25th for PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One players. You can buy a digital season pass for $20, while PS4 and Xbox One owners can pick up a season pass disc on November 6th for $30. You can also expect a Switch cartridge "at a later date."