Nintendo Switch Gets A Rare Discounted Price In The US

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If you're in the market for a Nintendo Switch, you can save some money by purchasing one at about 10% off the regular retail price. Retailer Newegg has the neon red/blue and gray variations for just $270, with a coupon code.

Though the price displays at the full $300, you can shave it down by entering "EMCTVVA34" in the promo box at checkout. This is a low-cost alternative to the standard deal running currently across several retailers, which gives you a $35 Eshop credit with the purchase of a new Switch console. If you don't particularly need the Eshop voucher it saves you some money.

Deals on Nintendo hardware and software are relatively rare compared to other consoles and PC. The Switch has been a particular sales powerhouse for Nintendo, and the company recently outlined some of its plans for the coming year in a Nintendo Direct presentation. Those included lots of details about Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Mario Maker 2, and a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

Top 10 UK Games Chart: Despite Mixed Reception, Anthem Debuts At No.1

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Anthem's official launch day arrived on February 22, and it has shot straight to the top of the UK physical sales chart. The PS4, Xbox One, and PC game pushes last week's No.1, Far Cry: New Dawn, down to No.2.

No more new titles entered the chart this week, allowing sales monitor Chart-Track's top 10 to remain largely unchanged. FIFA 19 rises two places to No.3, as Red Dead Redemption 2 (No.4) and Metro: Exodus (No.5) round out the top five.

Despite Anthem's chart-topping debut week however, Eurogamer reports the game's physical sales total just half the number of boxed copies shifted in the debut week of BioWare's last game, Mass Effect: Andromeda. The intervening two years have seen a shift toward a greater proportion of games' sales coming digitally--and downloads are not tracked by Chart-Track--while Anthem's various digital special editions made the game available early. However, a physical sales decrease of 50% is a considerable one--and Andromeda's boxed sales themselves were half those of the previous game in the series, Mass Effect 3.

Fortnite Season 8 Teasers Hint At Pirate Theme

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Epic Games has dropped some Fortnite teasers indicating what awaits us in Season 8, and it appears a pirate theme is preparing to wash ashore. Both teasers pair poems about buried treasure and seafaring threats with spooky pirate imagery.

The first teaser references "X marks the spot" and treasure, with an image of a hook. The second has an image of a snake, and warns you to beware "those who arrive on the waves." The teasers are counting down days until Season 8 launches, which will be on Thursday, February 28.

Given the poems, it seems likely that the players will be able to hunt for loot in buried treasure form, and there may be some form of AI opponent arriving on ships. New teasers are dropping every day so we may see more specific hints as time goes on.

Fortnite: New Season 8 Teaser Hints At Pirate Theme

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Epic Games has dropped some Fortnite teasers indicating what awaits us in Season 8, and it appears a pirate theme is preparing to wash ashore. Both teasers pair poems about buried treasure and seafaring threats with spooky pirate imagery.

The first teaser references "X marks the spot" and treasure, with an image of a hook. The second has an image of a snake, and warns you to beware "those who arrive on the waves." The teasers are counting down days until Season 8 launches, which will be on Thursday, February 28.

Given the poems, it seems likely that the players will be able to hunt for loot in buried treasure form, and there may be some form of AI opponent arriving on ships. New teasers are dropping every day so we may see more specific hints as time goes on.

Fortnite: New Season 8 Teaser Hints At A Pirate Theme

about X hours ago from

Epic Games has dropped some Fortnite teasers indicating what awaits us in Season 8, and it appears a pirate theme is preparing to wash ashore. Both teasers pair poems about buried treasure and seafaring threats with spooky pirate imagery.

The first teaser references "X marks the spot" and treasure, with an image of a hook. The second has an image of a snake, and warns you to beware "those who arrive on the waves." The teasers are counting down days until Season 8 launches, which will be on Thursday, February 28.

Given the poems, it seems likely that the players will be able to hunt for loot in buried treasure form, and there may be some form of AI opponent arriving on ships. New teasers are dropping every day so we may see more specific hints as time goes on.

The Irishman Teaser Trailer Reveals Lines From Martin Scorsese's Next Mobster Movie (But No Footage)

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As part of the 91st Academy Awards broadcast tonight, Netflix released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming mobster movie The Irishman from Martin Scorsese. It doesn't contain any footage, sadly, but we hear the voices of some of the characters, including Robert de Niro.

De Niro plays Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, who supposedly had links to the mob and the killing of union boss Jimmy Hoffa in the '70s. Al Pacino will play Hoffa. The movie also stars Anna Paquin, Ray Romano, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel. It's based on the Charles Brandt book "I Hear You Paint Houses."

Scorsese is a Hollywood legend who is known for his mobster movies. He won an Oscar for the Boston mafia movie The Departed, while he is also known for Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New York, and Mean Streets.

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Footage Shows New Arrivals In Winterfell

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With Game of Thrones Season 8's April 14 release date quickly approaching, HBO has released some new footage just in time for the 2019 Oscars. The footage came in a larger video full of clips from various of the premium cable network's upcoming shows, including Big Little Lies Season 2, Barry Season 2, Watchmen, and more.

The video opens with a shot of ravens flying around the top of the Wall, which isn't anything to write home about. But if you skip ahead to around 48 seconds in, you'll see what's really exciting in the new footage: some recent arrivals at Winterfell.

Check out the video below:

Black Panther Wins Marvel Studios' First Oscars Ever

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It didn't take long for Black Panther to make an impact at the Academy Awards, snagging two Oscars early in the evening--one for Best Costume Design and the other for Best Production Design. In all, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film has been nominated for 7 Oscars.

Upon accepting her award for Best Costume Design, Ruth Carter was quick to give thanks to Spike Lee for giving her her start in 1988's School Daze, which he directed. She also gave thanks to Marvel for creating Black Panther in the first place, saying, "Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king."

"Thank you to the Academy, thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on-screen," she continued. This was Carter's first Oscar and also sees her making history as the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. "This has been a long time coming," she joked.

Black Panther Wins Three Oscars For Marvel Studios

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It didn't take long for Black Panther to make an impact at the Academy Awards, snagging two Oscars early in the evening--one for Best Costume Design and the other for Best Production Design--and not stopping there. In all, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film has been nominated for 7 Oscars.

Upon accepting her award for Best Costume Design, Ruth Carter was quick to give thanks to Spike Lee for giving her her start in 1988's School Daze, which he directed. She also gave thanks to Marvel for creating Black Panther in the first place, saying, "Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king."

"Thank you to the Academy, thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on-screen," she continued. This was Carter's first Oscar and also sees her making history as the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. "This has been a long time coming," she joked.