The Switch Version Of Resident Evil Revelations Has Exclusive Retro Minigames

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The Switch Version Of Resident Evil Revelations Has Exclusive Retro Minigames

Capcom announced that two minigames are coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch version of Resident Evil Revelations Collection, including a reskin of Ghouls n' Ghosts starring secret best Resident Evil character Barry Burton.

The other minigame, Ghost Ship, challenges what seems to be a very pixelated Jill Valentine to shoot pink oozes and that woman who doesn't know how to wear a wetsuit aboard the ship in Resident Evil Revelations. The two minigames reflect off their respective games, Ghost Ship for the first game, and Ghouls n' Homunculi for Barry's adventure to rescue his daughter in Revelations 2.

The strange new additions also feed back into the games' Raid modes, letting you earn BP and other bonuses to take into your BOW-killing extra modes.

Nintendo Switch Firmware 4.00 Out, Includes Video Capture And Profile Transfer

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Nintendo Switch Firmware 4.00 Out, Includes Video Capture And Profile Transfer

Nintendo has just released their version 4.00 firmware, which finally makes good on their promises for (admittedly limited) video capture.

Video capture works on only select games, currently only compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2. It is unknown if the limitations are due to the type of game or publisher restrictions, as is the case on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For an example of a game not working with video capture, we tried Sonic Mania, though that title's issues with the Home and Capture buttons has always been complicated and it freely supports video and streaming on other systems.

For better or worse, it looks like video capture must be enabled by the software creator.

Reader Discussion – Have You Ever Had A Gaming-Related Dream?

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Reader Discussion – Have You Ever Had A Gaming-Related Dream?

Last night, after I clocked out here, I started playing Shadow of War. And while I took a break for dinner, and to tweet some observations about the game (someone please explain why Talion and the spider have so much sexual tension, it is weirding me out), I pretty much played the game for hours before I ended up going to bed.

And then, of course, I had a dream about it. That happens whenever I binge on a game.

In the dream, I was leaping across rooftops and stabbing orcs left and right. I am not sure I said more than one word in the entire dream, but dream me still had more personality than Talion. And I got nowhere close to flirting with a spider.

Watch This Mario 64 Retrospective To See How Mario First Went 3D

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Watch This Mario 64 Retrospective To See How Mario First Went 3D

With Super Mario Odyssey right around the corner, it is easy to forget that Mario's first foray into 3D was over twenty years ago at this point. Jeremy Parish, formerly of both 1Up and USGamer, has started a video series examining the N64 and focusing on its launch title, Super Mario 64.

The video covers the decisions that Nintendo's designers made when creating the game and gives context to understand why those decisions were considered revolutionary at the time. When Super Mario 64 was released, many famously called it the greatest game of all time, with creators like Valve's Gabe Newell citing it as the most influential game he can think of.

I remember being ten years old and begging my mom to take me to Target because I had heard through the message boards that there was a demo, and she finally relented one night after work. She took my brother and I there are nearly ten at night, me clad in pajamas, as I desperately tried to wrap my mind around the N64 controller and why Mario wasn't moving with the D-Pad.

Rumor: Ni No Kuni 2 Coming To Xbox One

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Rumor: Ni No Kuni 2 Coming To Xbox One

IGN Spain is reporting on a rumor that Ni No Kuni 2, the gorgeous RPG from Level-5, will be coming to the Xbox One.

The report follows up a store listing for the game on Xbox One, which was dismissed as a mistake. According to the IGN report, however, the game is going to come out on Microsoft's console in the west, albeit only digitally.

It would be one of the first major coups for the console, as they have had a tough time getting ports of Japanese games, with some publishers of those games saying Microsoft does not support them. If the rumor is correct and Ni No Kuni 2 is coming to the system digitally, that would solve the issue NISA has brought up about minimum print runs, and also might explain why the game would be digital only. Historically, splits of JRPG sales between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One do not favor the Xbox.

New Extra Credits Video Explores How To Spot, Avoid Time Sink Traps

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New Extra Credits Video Explores How To Spot, Avoid Time Sink Traps

Everyone's had that moment where they've forgone sleep to play a little bit longer.

Either to unlock the next loot crate with a few more matches in Overwatch or to get that next level up in an MMORPG, most every player has that moment where they keep playing longer then they planned to. Sometimes it's for the best and helps us achieve our goals or see the next crucial cutscene, but other times it's due to design choices made to keep you playing nonstop, leading to less enjoyment with the game overall.

Luckily, the crew over at Extra Credits has released a new video laying out how to spot and avoid time sink traps like these, and keep our gaming experiences more enjoyable. The team regularly makes other videos on a variety of topics related to gaming, so be sure to check out some of their other great videos.

InXile Entertainment Switches Its Tune And Is Now Exploring Options On The Switch

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InXile Entertainment Switches Its Tune And Is Now Exploring Options On The Switch

If you were worried the Switch doesn't have enough role-playing games, Nintendo is looking out for you. inXile Entertainment, a developer known for its old-school approach to RPGs like Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera, just got approved to develop for the Switch, according to a tweet from founder Brian Fargo.

We are now approved Nintendo Switch Developers.... stay tuned for future news. We are fans of the Switch and our devs are exploring ideas.

The team is now "exploring ideas" on Nintendo's console, a pretty radical change from the company's stance earlier this year. In an interview on US Gamer's podcast, Fargo denied that Tides of Numenera would make it to the Switch. "I like Nintendo, but that's not going to happen on that machine," Fargo said. "Plus that's not the audience. Can you imagine a Nintendo game with a million words?"

You Can Now Transfer Your Minecraft Save From Wii U To Switch

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You Can Now Transfer Your Minecraft Save From Wii U To Switch

Not a lot of games sold great on the Wii U, but Minecraft is one of the few that did, and Nintendo wants to help those players move their save file over to the Switch version.

Nintendo announced that Wii U-to-Switch save transfer is now available for people with both versions of the game. First, make sure your Wii U is updated and connected to the internet. Then do the same for the Switch, making sure both games are installed.

Once you launch the Wii U version, make sure you're online, select your save file, and then hit Transfer to Switch. From there, you follow the prompts on your Switch and you should be good to go!

NISA President Says Microsoft Is Not Very Supportive Of Japanese Games

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NISA President Says Microsoft Is Not Very Supportive Of Japanese Games

The president of Nippon Ichi America, Takuro Yamashita, told MCV that he does not believe Microsoft is very supportive of Japanese games in a candid interview with the outlet.

The actual reasoning gets into a little bit of minutiae, as Yamashita's reasoning has more to do with Microsoft's requirements for publishing on the Xbox. He explains that Microsoft requires a minimum order for publishing on their systems. For niche games, like the kind Nippon Ichi specializes in, the minimum is way above what they expect to sell.

Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo also agreed, but explained that the Xbox's mindshare, or lack thereof, in Japan is the largest determining factor for their decision not to support the system.

Update: Valve Reveals More Details For Its Team Fortress 2 Jungle-Themed Update

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Update: Valve Reveals More Details For Its Team Fortress 2 Jungle-Themed Update

Update: Valve has updated its rollout with info on War Paint, essentially shaders for your weapons and gear, as well as other cosmetics you can read about here.

Team Fortress 2 just hit the big 10 last week and Valve is celebrating with a large update finds our team of rogues, murderers, and ne'er-do-wells in a jungle occupied with...well, something. You can watch the entertaining reveal for the update right here and find out for yourself here:

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