Update: Gone Home On Switch Delayed To September 6

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Update: Gone Home On Switch Delayed To September 6

Update: Gone Home developers Fullbright have informed us that the Switch version has been delayed about two weeks. Originally intended to release tomorrow, the game will instead release on September 6 in the U.S. and Europe.

The original story is as follows:

It has been half a decade since Gone Home came out, but that hasn't stopped Fullbright from releasing it one more time now that the Nintendo Switch is a port machine.

Update: Gone Home On Switch Delayed To September 6

about X hours ago from
Update: Gone Home On Switch Delayed To September 6

Update: Gone Home developers Fullbright have informed us that the Switch version has been delayed about two weeks. Originally intended to release tomorrow, the game will instead release on September 6 in the U.S. and Europe.

The original story is as follows:

It has been half a decade since Gone Home came out, but that hasn't stopped Fullbright from releasing it one more time now that the Nintendo Switch is a port machine.

Octopath Travels To The Top Of U.S. Sales Charts In July

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Octopath Travels To The Top Of U.S. Sales Charts In July

The National Purchase Diary, or NPD, tracks retail and some digital sales for a variety of products, including video games. July saw releases for a lot of smaller titles, but it appears to be a success story for a popular Switch exclusive and Nintendo in general.

For June, Mario Tennis Aces came out as the best selling game of the month, but the momentum for the Switch keeps rolling to July. Octopath Traveler tops the U.S. charts this month for all platforms, meaning that the game sold the best at retail. As the title is published by Nintendo in the U.S. and Nintendo doesn't report eShop sales to the NPD, Octopath outsold every other game without taking digital into account. Considering the scope and budget of the game, the Square Enix-developed JRPG is probably one of their bigger successes. You can check out our Octopath Traveler review right here.

Octopath Traveler also pushes Nintendo over the line to being the best selling software publisher this year, according to the NPD Group. The Kyoto giant has five of the top ten slots in the NPD in July with games like Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Tennis Aces.

Octopath Travels To The Top Of U.S. Sales Charts In July

about X hours ago from
Octopath Travels To The Top Of U.S. Sales Charts In July

The National Purchase Diary, or NPD, tracks retail and some digital sales for a variety of products, including video games. July saw releases for a lot of smaller titles, but it appears to be a success story for a popular Switch exclusive and Nintendo in general.

For June, Mario Tennis Aces came out as the best selling game of the month, but the momentum for the Switch keeps rolling to July. Octopath Traveler tops the U.S. charts this month for all platforms, meaning that the game sold the best at retail. As the title is published by Nintendo in the U.S. and Nintendo doesn't report eShop sales to the NPD, Octopath outsold every other game without taking digital into account. Considering the scope and budget of the game, the Square Enix-developed JRPG is probably one of their bigger successes. You can check out our Octopath Traveler review right here.

Octopath Traveler also pushes Nintendo over the line to being the best selling software publisher this year, according to the NPD Group. The Kyoto giant has five of the top ten slots in the NPD in July with games like Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Tennis Aces.

Diddy Kong Coming To Mario Tennis Aces In Slightly Over A Week

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Diddy Kong Coming To Mario Tennis Aces In Slightly Over A Week

Diddy Kong, well-known transforming racecar driver and banana peel enthusiast, is coming to Mario Tennis Aces at the beginning of September. To get him, you need to play a little tennis first.

Donkey Kong's best friend arrives on September 1, but he won't simply just be added to the roster. To get access to him, you need to participate in the online tournament starting the same day all the way to the start of the next month on October 1. You can check out a video clip below to see Diddy in action, complete with a jungle vine shot.

If you don't participate in the tournament, you'll likely get Diddy later, as was the case with the previous two DLC characters, Koopa Troopa and Blooper. Diddy is expected to be followed by Birdo and Paratroopa, as well. Assuming they work on the same rules as the other characters with online tournaments, Birdo and Paratroopa will likely require subscription to Nintendo's online service to play early.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the gorgeous sequel to the 2015 release Ori and the Blind Forest. With the sequel, the team has overhauled combat in a major way, but Moon also wanted to add an entirely new mode for players as well. Early in development, the team experimented with a co-op mode, but struggled to make this style of game fun. The studio felt like players were either running off on their own or waiting around for their co-op buddies help. Moon Studios experimented with several ways to make co-op work, but Metroid-like games don’t lend themselves well to multiplayer.

“There are so many things that we tried because we wanted to see what would be really fun for friends to do together, and multiplayer was one of them,” says CEO and co-founder of Moon Studios Thomas Mahler. “Co-op never really works for Metroivanias. You have games like Portrait of Ruin that tried it, but that was kind of lame. In Ori, I don’t want to have anything that I’m not 100 percent convinced is super popular. I love watching Games Done Quick and what they’ve done with Ori, so this feels like a good way to give back.”

Gabe Newell Announcer Lines Added To Dota 2, He Believes In You

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Gabe Newell Announcer Lines Added To Dota 2, He Believes In You

Twenty years ago, you might never have picked Valve's co-founder Gabe Newell as the face of PC gaming. And yet here we stand today, with fanart depicting the billionaire as a deity handing out low-priced games to the masses as a fairly common occurrence. It only makes sense then for Newell to eventually make dulcet tones available in Valve's biggest game right now, Dota 2.

Valve has introduced a Mega-Kill pack for Dota 2 featuring their boss and head honcho, where Newell will tell you how good you are, and also how terrible your team is when they get wiped. It's fun and funny and also he's genuinely awful at it, which somehow makes it better. Check out the trailer introducing it below.

The YouTube channel DotaCinema mined all the lines out and compiled them in this video here. The best line might be "You have more than two kills but less than four." He won't even give us that.

Gabe Newell Announcer Lines Added To Dota 2, He Believes In You

about X hours ago from
Gabe Newell Announcer Lines Added To Dota 2, He Believes In You

Twenty years ago, you might never have picked Valve's co-founder Gabe Newell as the face of PC gaming. And yet here we stand today, with fanart depicting the billionaire as a deity handing out low-priced games to the masses as a fairly common occurrence. It only makes sense then for Newell to eventually make dulcet tones available in Valve's biggest game right now, Dota 2.

Valve has introduced a Mega-Kill pack for Dota 2 featuring their boss and head honcho, where Newell will tell you how good you are, and also how terrible your team is when they get wiped. It's fun and funny and also he's genuinely awful at it, which somehow makes it better. Check out the trailer introducing it below.

The YouTube channel DotaCinema mined all the lines out and compiled them in this video here. The best line might be "You have more than two kills but less than four." He won't even give us that.