Nintendo Switch Update Allows for Save, User Data Transfers

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The latest Nintendo Switch system update allows players to finally transfer user and save data, as well as capture video clips of certain games.

Nintendo has released the latest 4.0.0 update for the system, which finally gives Switch users the ability to transfer both their saved game and user account data from one Switch to another. In order to transfer, both systems must be updated to 4.0.0. and connected to the internet. The system a user is transferring to cannot have more than seven users.

Users can now transfer Switch accounts between systems.

RAID: WWII Review

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RAID: WWII begins well enough. The opening movie captures the timeless appeal of a ragtag bunch of Allied soldiers casually and violently disrupting the march of the Nazi war machine. The cast of characters is familiar: a staunch British commander, a rugged American commando, the mysterious Russian soldier, and even a disgruntled Nazi defector. Bodies pile up as fire rains down, as throughout we are reminded of Hollywood hits like The Dirty Dozen and The Inglorious Basterds. It concludes with our four heroes facing off against a platoon of German soldiers, flanked by explosions and swelling music. As opening movies go, this one is slick and full of attitude.

Unfortunately, watching the opening cinematic was the highpoint of my experience with this squad-based co-op shooter in the vein of Payday (also from developer Starbreeze). From its subpar graphics to its monotonous gameplay, RAID: WWII disappoints at nearly every turn.

Sony Announces Mini PS4 Controller for Kids

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Sony Announces Mini PS4 Controller for Kids

Sony has revealed a mini PlayStation 4 controller aimed at children.

The officially licensed peripheral, dubbed the Mini Wired Gamepad, was revealed in a post on PlayStation Blog, where the full design of the fun-sized gamepad is showcased. The controller is made by Hori, known for their fighting sticks and controller designs for a variety of platforms.

PS4 Mini Wired Gamepad, via PlayStation Blog

Telltale's Batman: Season 1 Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced

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Telltale's Batman: Season 1 is coming to Nintendo Switch on November 14 in North America and November 17 in Europe and Australia.

Telltale Games has confirmed on Twitter that the first season of the Batman series will be arriving next month on the hybrid system. Last month, Telltale talked about how Switch was a "perfect match" for the studio, as it plans on also bringing Guardians of the Galaxy to the Nintendo console.

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Destiny 2's First Prestige Raid Now Live

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Destiny 2's Leviathan Prestige Raid is now live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

"The Prestige Raid is now live. Good luck! We will be watching," Bungie said in a post on Twitter.

Announced earlier this month, the more difficult version of Destiny 2's first Raid introduces tougher enemies, as well as "minimal" mechanical changes to encounters. As Bungie previously noted on its website, due to the Raid's heightened difficulty, it doesn't "expect everyone to be successful."

Wolfenstein 2's Marketing Leans Into Real-World Events

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' marketing is intentionally tying into real-world events, Bethesda confirmed in a new interview. But developer MachineGames decided on the game's story long ago and did not intend the game to offer any specific social commentary on recent events.

Bethesda's Pete Hines spoke with Rolling Stone's Glixel about Wolfenstein II's recent marketing, which includes use of phrases like "There is only one side" and a take on the Nazi-punching meme that gained particular prominence earlier this year.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Adds Nappa and Captain Ginyu to Roster

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The upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ has added villains Nappa and Captain Ginyu to the ever-expanding roster.

In an update in V-Jump (via Siliconera), the roster update was accompanied by information on the game's story mode.

The saiyan Nappa will be able to summon Saibamen to aid him in battle, and his Meteor special attack is called "Kapa!" The special attack has Nappa firing a devastating energy beam from his mouth.

I Flew 1,750 Miles to Catch a Pokemon

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This week, I traveled 1,750 miles to catch a Pokemon in Pokemon Go.

With a near-complete Pokedex, on Monday I flew to Austin, Texas to catch one of few I still needed: Corsola, a region-exclusive Pokemon who spawns in the tropics, including areas in Latin America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and, thankfully, the southernmost parts of the United States.

It sounds extreme, but as someone who has poured thousands of combined hours into open world games on consoles, there’s something thrilling about being a completionist in a game where the map is the real world. More importantly, completing the Pokedex is one of few tasks left right now in a game with a huge player base that’s growing restless waiting for new content.