Some of Nintendo Switch's Best Games Are $15 Off At Walmart Right Now

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It's rare that first-party Nintendo games ever go on sale--after all, the demand is always high, and the company prides itself on producing higher quality games. Because of that, it's sort of a big deal when Nintendo games do get discounted, and right now, Walmart is answering all of our prayers by dropping the price on select first-party Nintendo games.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Splatoon 2 have had their price slashed by $15, so you can now pick them up for $45 rather than $60. For the same price, Walmart is also offering starter packs for Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2, which include both the game and a guide. This is a pretty significant price drop, so act fast if you want to take advantage of this deal. Another perk: Walmart offers free two-day shipping, so you won't be waiting long before they arrive.

In case you've forgotten, Breath of the Wild was our Game of the Year in 2017 and completely reimagined the Zelda formula in a gorgeous, open-world setting. Super Mario Odyssey offers over a dozen colorful worlds to explore, and surprisingly, it's a fun couch co-op game when one player controls Mario and the other is spinning around as Cappy. Splatoon 2 landed on the Switch in mid-2017 and offers ink-slinging fun in both a single-player campaign and online multiplayer.

Destiny 2 Gets New Gambit Mode In Season Of The Drifter

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Destiny 2's next season kicks off on March 5, and with it comes new activities to complete as part of the game's Annual Pass offering. The Joker's Wild DLC that corresponds with Season 6, the Season of the Drifter, is adding a new version of the Gambit competitive mode called Gambit Prime, which ups the stakes on the mode first introduced with the Forsaken expansion.

Bungie ran down some of the details in a new blog post and vidoc that showcase some of what players can expect in Season 6. The story of the next season is focused on The Drifter, the mysterious character who runs Gambit, and the giant strange artifact he's been towing behind his ship since he showed up in Destiny 2. According to the vidoc, you might think of Gambit up to now as training for a heist. Gambit Prime is the heist, according to Bungie, and it feeds into another high-level activity called The Reckoning.

Destiny 2's Season Of The Drifter Adds New Gambit Mode

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Destiny 2's next season kicks off on March 5, and with it comes new activities to complete as part of the game's Annual Pass offering. The Joker's Wild DLC that corresponds with Season 6, the Season of the Drifter, is adding a new version of the Gambit competitive mode called Gambit Prime, which ups the stakes on the mode first introduced with the Forsaken expansion.

Bungie ran down some of the details in a new blog post and vidoc that showcase some of what players can expect in Season 6. The story of the next season is focused on The Drifter, the mysterious character who runs Gambit, and the giant strange artifact he's been towing behind his ship since he showed up in Destiny 2. According to the vidoc, you might think of Gambit up to now as training for a heist. Gambit Prime is the heist, according to Bungie, and it feeds into another high-level activity called The Reckoning.

After Fortnite's Marshmello Concert, Season 8 Adds Island Devoted To The Band Weezer

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After Fortnite's Marshmello Concert, Season 8 Adds Island Devoted To The Band Weezer

Fortnite has rolled over into Season 8, introducing some major gameplay and map changes. Among them are new pirate-themed skins and a giant volcano to the northeast. One less expected addition is a brand-new island that appears to celebrate the rock band Weezer.

Polygon reports that the Creative Mode now houses an island decorated with the iconic Weezer "W" logo. The island also sports a jukebox that only plays Weezer songs. It's reportedly a cross-promotional effort to plug Weezer's two 2019 albums, The Teal Album and The Black Album.

Fortnite has partnered with some big brands, like when it cross-promoted Avengers: Infinity War by putting Thanos in the game. It has also partnered with musical acts before, as it recently held a massive in-game concert with DJ Marshmello.

Best Buy's Weekly Game Deals For Xbox One, PS4, And Nintendo Switch

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This week's Best Buy deals are available through March 2, and there's plenty to choose from whether you're an avid PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch gamer. Since only a few days are left in this sale, let's take a look at what games and bundles are most worth your money.

One of the more eye-catching deals is an Xbox One X Fallout 76 bundle that's selling for $400--a pretty sweet deal considering the console on its own has been priced at $500 in the past. While Fallout 76 underwhelmed many long-time fans of the series, this bundle is an excellent chance to snag one of the most powerful consoles on the market for $100 cheaper--and if you're a Fallout fan who, despite the negative reception, is still curious to give 76 a shot, then you'll have that perk as well.

There are also several other Xbox One bundles discounted at Best Buy right now--most notably, this Xbox One S Fortnite bundle that includes the Eon cosmetic set, 2,000 V-Bucks, and a one-month trial for both Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. It's available for $250, down from $300. FYI, Fortnite Season 8 just started, so it's a good time to get in on the action.

New Wireless Sega Genesis Controllers From 8BitDo Perform As Good As They Look--With One Small Catch

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New Wireless Sega Genesis Controllers From 8BitDo Perform As Good As They Look--With One Small Catch

When it comes to designing new controllers for classic game consoles, 8BitDo is one of the best. For a lot of Super Nintendo players, the company's line of wireless SN30 controllers are an excellent alternative to original SNES controllers. They come in the same form factor as Nintendo's original 1990 design, and barring any signal interference, they essentially feel the same in action--and if you opt for the Bluetooth versions, you can even translate that experience over to your PC or Nintendo Switch games. Similarly, the 8BitDo Bluetooth adapters let you use a range of controllers, including a DualShock 4, on your Super Nintendo.

Ahead of Analogue's high-end Sega Genesis clone console, the Mega Sg, 8BitDo has just released its new line of Sega Genesis controllers and adapters. Available in both black and white color schemes, the M30 controller sports a distinct design that's also slightly more compact compared to the Sega-made originals. In addition to the standard d-pad, six face buttons, and Start button, there's a shoulder button on each side. Three buttons below the Start button in the middle serve varying functions based on the device the controller is paired to--this includes enabling turbo functionality on the fly via a simple button combination.

Fortnite Copies Apex Legends' Best Feature With The Season 8 Update

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Apex Legends reviews have praised the game for a number of features, but one specific detail people like is the battle royale game's ping system, which allows players great versatility when communicating. Fortnite's Season 8 update, which is fresh out of Epic Games' oven, has introduced a remarkably similar feature.

Fortnite: Battle Royale players can press middle mouse button on PC or left bumper, L1, or L on Xbox One, PS4, and Switch, respectively to mark various points of interest for teammates. Similar to Apex Legends' system, pressing that button once will simply create a ping towards a location, item, or weapon, while double tapping it will produce a red icon indicating an enemy nearby.

Epic could have been working on this since before Apex Legends' launch, of course, but the timing--the feature making its way to Fortnite just weeks after Apex's release--would be a remarkable coincidence. The company was also seen as reacting to the success of Apex when it decided to offer the Season 8 Battle Pass for free to anyone who completed enough Overtime challenges in recent weeks.

New Fortnite Update Just Copied Apex Legends' Best Feature

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Apex Legends reviews have praised the game for a number of features, but one specific detail people like is the battle royale game's ping system, which allows players great versatility when communicating. Fortnite's Season 8 update, which is fresh out of Epic Games' oven, has introduced a remarkably similar feature.

Fortnite: Battle Royale players can press middle mouse button on PC or left bumper, L1, or L on Xbox One, PS4, and Switch, respectively to mark various points of interest for teammates. Similar to Apex Legends' system, pressing that button once will simply create a ping towards a location, item, or weapon, while double tapping it will produce a red icon indicating an enemy nearby.

Epic could have been working on this since before Apex Legends' launch, of course, but the timing--the feature making its way to Fortnite just weeks after Apex's release--would be a remarkable coincidence.