About a year ago, Nintendo announced that it was effectively killing the popular NES Classic Edition. Several months later, however, fans rejoiced when the company reversed itself, saying the product would once again ship in 2018. Now we know exactly when: The retro 8-bit console will arrive on June 29th, and should be available through the end of the year, according to a Nintendo tweet.
Japanese developer Inti Creates has lifted the lid on Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon at this year's BitSummit -- an annual, Kyoto-based celebration of the finest indie games. Curse of the Moon is a classic 8-bit follow-up to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, originally promised as a Kickstarter reward if certain stretch goals were met.
Bungie is well-known for including cryptic references in its games, but it's not often those references lead to real-world gains. A massive team of gamers investigating an area in Destiny 2's new Warmind expansion decoded an elaborate cipher puzzle that, in the end, produced a message with geographical coordinates in upstate New York (conveniently, near the home of Warmind developer Vicarious Visions). That, in turn, led to a very tangible prize that included not only coins (one for each person who visits), but a life-size replica of the Valkyrie weapon from the game -- the only example you'll find outside of Bungie and Vicarious Visions.
Valve's latest beta client activates the Steam Controller's Bluetooth Low Energy function -- a necessary feature if you want to use the gamepad to play on a mobile device in the near future. If you'll recall, the company recently announced that Steam Link will be able beam games to the dedicated iOS and Android apps it's releasing during the week of May 21st. That means you'll soon be able to play on a phone, tablet or TV, so long as it's on the same 5GHz network as the host PC or it's connected to the computer via Ethernet cable.
HQ Trivia's game on Monday night will give you the chance to earn and withdraw more than a couple of bucks in earnings. The hit mobile game will give away $50,000 that evening -- and a trip for two to LA to see The Voice's live finale on May 21st. HQ Trivia has teamed up with the singing competition in what NBC describes as a "first-of-its-kind partnership."