March's Free NES Games For Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Revealed

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Nintendo has announced the free NES games being added to the library of freebies on Nintendo Switch for people who subscribe to the system's Nintendo Switch Online membership.

Available starting March 13 will be two titles: Kid Icarus and StarTropics. Members in Japan are getting a different lineup of games. According to Gematsu, players in Japan will get Kid Icarus, but instead of StarTropics, they'll receive Yie Ar Kung-Fu and Fire Emblem. It's not uncommon for the NES Switch Online freebies to vary by region like this.

Kid Icarus and StarTropics are coming to #NintendoSwitchOnline – Nintendo Entertainment System! Set up your membership now and start playing on 3/13!

Halo Boss Confirms Halo Infinite Will Launch On Xbox One And PC Amid Rumors

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With Microsoft set to finally, maybe, talk about Halo Infinite at E3 this year, fans are understandably eager and excited to learn more about the long-in-development next Halo. One rumour about the game making the rounds is that Halo Infinite will be a "next-gen" game that skips Xbox One.

That's not going to happen, Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor says. Responding to someone on Twitter who mentioned this rumour, O'Connor said, "I have no idea what leak you're talking about, but Halo Infinite will be released for Xbox One and appropriately spec'd PCs."

I have no idea what leak you're talking about, but Halo Infinite will be released for Xbox One and appropriately spec'd PCs.

New Trailer For Hereditary Director's Midsommar Is Incredibly Eerie

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The first trailer for Midsommar, the next film Hereditary writer-director Ari Aster, has arrived--and it's scary, shocking, and filled with Pagan mythology.

There isn't a whole lot to go on, but in the trailer we learn there is a nine-day festival that happens once every 90 years that may not be what it seems. Attendees are given some kind of ayahuasca-like psychedelic drug that "opens you up to the influence," but what that is remains unclear.

It's a chilling trailer that seems to contain many teases and references to some of the horror that awaits those who attend the festival. In one scene, we see people opening up a bear and removing its guts. We can only imagine why.

Pokemon Go: More Shiny Pokemon Available Through New Event

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Niantic has kicked off a new in-game event in Pokemon Go. The Battle Showdown is now live until March 12, and it gives players a chance to catch two new Shiny Pokemon.

Throughout the Battle Showdown event, Fighting-type Pokemon such as Mankey, Machop, Makuhita, and Meditite will spawn more frequently in the wild than they normally do. Additionally, players will be able to find Shiny versions of Mankey and Machop for the first time.

On top of increased Fighting Pokemon spawns, Niantic is offering a handful of different bonuses during the event. First, players will receive twice the normal amount of Stardust for catching Pokemon, as well as for battling, and participating in Raids. You'll also get twice the normal amount of XP for Gym Badges.

The PlayStation Classic Is Now Selling For Just $40 At Multiple Retailers

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The PlayStation Classic Is Now Selling For Just $40 At Multiple Retailers

The PlayStation Classic released December 3, 2018, and was met with disappointment from many fans who felt the console didn't run as smoothly as it should--especially given the $100 launch price. Compared to Nintendo's NES and SNES Classics, which cost $60 and $80 respectively and practically flew off the shelves, the PlayStation Classic struggled with sales and has steadily been dropping in price ever since. Just a few months after its release, the mini console has dropped $60 and is now selling for only $40 at Walmart and Best Buy.

The PlayStation Classic is a miniature recreation of the original PlayStation console and comes pre-loaded with 20 classic PS1 games. The system also comes with an HDMI cable to connect to your TV, two wired controllers, and a virtual memory card.

As always, people on Twitter had the best reaction to the retro console dropping in price again.

Xbox One With No Disc-Drive, Next-Gen Systems, And All The Other Xbox Rumors

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With about three months to go before E3 2019, Xbox rumours are already heating up. Microsoft has previously confirmed it is working on multiple new Xbox consoles, and now its plans appear to be coming into focus.

There is a lot of information out there about the new Xbox consoles, so we're rounding up all the rumours and speculation into this post to help make sense of the matter. Bear in mind that while the sources for each rumour have proven reliable in the past, everything mentioned here is unconfirmed, and as with all rumours, plans are subject to change. Microsoft's official stance is that it does not comment on rumour and speculation. With that caveat out of the way...

Rumoured for many months already, and discussed at a conceptual level for years, the disc-free Xbox One is said to be codenamed Xbox Maverick. Windows Central reported that this system will actually be called "Xbox One S All-Digital Edition." Pre-orders for the console are said to open in April, with the console then scheduled to go on sale in May around the world.