Nintendo president doesn’t understand why the market reacted poorly to the Switch

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Nintendo president doesn’t understand why the market reacted poorly to the Switch

Shares dropped more than 7 percent after the reveal

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima found himself confused after the reveal of the company’s next hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, shares in the company dropped.

Talking to Bloomberg about the Switch and the future of the company, Kimishima said he was surprised to see the negative reaction from investors. He added that he didn’t have an answer as to why it dropped so suddenly and was left confused by the entire situation.

No Man’s Sky studio claims hack, after tweet that game was ‘a mistake’

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No Man’s Sky studio claims hack, after tweet that game was ‘a mistake’

Emails appearing to be from Sean Murray stir confusion over tweet

Hello Games’ Sean Murray claims his studio’s Twitter and email account have been hacked, after the studio account tweeted this morning that the space exploration game No Man’s Sky was “a mistake.” The tweet was later deleted and the studio’s account set to private, while emails purporting to be from studio founder Murray claimed responsibility for the message.

“The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down,” an email to Polygon from Murray’s account reads. “We have not been coping well.”

After complaints of Destiny cheaters, Bungie reiterates its security strategy

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After complaints of Destiny cheaters, Bungie reiterates its security strategy

“This is a subject we take very seriously”

In an effort to restore faith in the sanctity of Destiny’s competitive multiplayer combat, developer Bungie today affirmed its commitment to keeping the experience free of cheaters, and asked the community for its continued assistance in doing so.

"Recently, there has been some concern about cheating in the Crucible, most specifically DDoSing in Trials of Osiris," said Chris "Cozmo" Shannon, a community manager at Bungie, in a blog post today. "This is a subject we take very seriously."

Pokémon Sun and Moon are Nintendo's biggest pre-orders ever

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Pokémon Sun and Moon are Nintendo's biggest pre-orders ever

Millions have downloaded the demo

Pokémon Sun and Moon have become Nintendo's best pre-selling games of all time, the company announced Thursday. Although it did not disclose numbers, Nintendo referred to the pre-order figures as a "historic milestone."

Not only have the games themselves recorded above-average pre-sales, the recent Nintendo eShop demo has also seen record downloads. Nintendo revealed during a presentation for investors, held in Japan earlier Thursday morning, that the demo received more than 3.5 million downloads within its first week on the store. That's more than any other Nintendo 3DS eShop demo before it.

Why the hell would you get rid of Vine

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Why the hell would you get rid of Vine

Whose stupid idea was this anyway?

Earlier today, Vine announced it would be shutting down its mobile app. Naturally, the internet descended into madness. Twitter was flooded with old Vines, new Vines, caps lock rage, pretty much everything under the sun.

It’s time we honor Vine until its last loop, so we asked our staff to pick a few of their favorite video game-inspired Vines. Enjoy!

The Borderlands collection is free on Xbox One right now

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The Borderlands collection is free on Xbox One right now

Play on Xbox Live for free without Gold until Oct. 30

Xbox One owners can play Borderlands: The Handsome Collection — which includes Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel — for free this weekend, Microsoft announced today.

The chance to check out the pair of Borderlands games for free is part of a “Multiplayer All-Access event” being held by Microsoft this weekend. Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners will be able to play online multiplayer games on those, even if they don’t have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Ken Griffey Jr.’s sweet swing graces MLB The Show 17 cover

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Ken Griffey Jr.’s sweet swing graces MLB The Show 17 cover

Launching just before the 2017 season

Baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr. is returning to the world of video games as the cover athlete for MLB The Show 17, publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today.

MLB 17 will be released March 28, 2017, on PlayStation 4. Sony has not announced the game for any other platforms, which means that the company may have killed off the PlayStation 3 version. We’ve reached out to Sony for comment, and will update this article with any information we receive. If this is indeed the case, then 2017 will be the second year in a row Sony has ended support for a platform — this year, the company did not release MLB The Show 16 on PlayStation Vita. MLB The Show has been released on PS3 every year since 2007.

Did Ash Ketchum just get his first kiss?

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Did Ash Ketchum just get his first kiss?

An emotional moment from the anime has Pokémon shippers going wild

The current season of the Pokémon cartoon is wrapping up in Japan, which means that Ash Ketchum has been spending the last few weeks saying goodbye to the friends he’s traveled the Kalos region with for the past three years. Today’s episode of Pokémon XY&Z featured Ash’s final parting words to Serena, his fellow trainer and closest friend throughout it all — and their very last moment together, above, stands to be one of the biggest in Ash’s life.

Although the camera cuts down to their feet — y’know, to shield the eyes of the impressionable young children watching — it’s pretty clear what’s going on here. Take a look at the red-faced remaining party members Clemont and Bonnie behind Ash after Serena descends the escalator. That’s not even to mention Pikachu, who’s similarly scandalized by the physical affection.

Minecraft coming to Apple TV

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Minecraft coming to Apple TV

Apple’s set-top box is finally getting the game

Mojang’s Minecraft, a perennial best-seller on Apple’s App Store, is making the jump to another Apple platform: Apple TV.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the Minecraft port today during a corporate event, saying that players will be able to make their own worlds directly from Apple TV and play with other Minecraft fans who own the Pocket Edition version of the game for iPhone or iPad. Minecraft for Apple TV is due out later this year.

Report: Nintendo Switch includes a touchscreen

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Report: Nintendo Switch includes a touchscreen

The new console doesn’t lose all of Nintendo’s old tricks

Nintendo’s upcoming home console-handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch, won’t ditch the touchscreen its predecessors have, Eurogamer reports. “A number of sources” confirmed that not only does the Switch have touch controls, it will include a multi-touch screen.

That differentiates the Nintendo Switch’s reported six-inch, 720-pixel resolution screen from those on Wii U and the Nintendo DS line of handhelds. Those consoles boast resistive screens that allow for just single-touch use, while Eurogamer’s sources suggest the Switch will include touch functionality akin to most smartphones. That includes multi-finger gesture support, according to the unnamed sources.