Daily Archives January 11, 2017

Nintendo Switch Specs Confirmed

Nintendo has officially confirmed more tech specs for its upcoming Switch console. The Switch will use a 6.2-inch 1280×720 resolution multi-touch capacitive screen.

The console will also use 32GB of internal storage, which you can expand with a microSDXC card. The game cartridges are called “game cards” and you drop them in from the top of the Switch.

Nintendo Switch Specs Confirmed

The Switch will have two speakers at the bottom and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top.

In terms of battery life, Nintendo asserts that the Switch can last over six hours, but will vary depending on the game and usage conditions. The company says that users should be able to get roughly three hours out of the Switch while playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo Switch Specs Confirmed

As revealed in October, the Switch will use an Nvidia Tegra-based s...

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This Japanese Gravity Rush 2 Commercial Stars a Mischievous Kitten

A live-action commercial for the Japanese version of Gravity Rush 2 stars an adorable kitten that literally turns the world upside down.

The commercial, called Gravity Cat, was posted on PlayStation Japan’s YouTube channel and features two sisters struggling to wrangle a misbehaving, gravity-defying kitten. Gravity Daze 2 is the game’s title in Japan.

Gravity Rush 2 comes out on January 20 for PS4. Be sure to check out our review.

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Three More Games Added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program

After adding seven Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility catalog on Tuesday, Microsoft added three more to the program today. As announced by Major Nelson, today’s additions include Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, and Beat’n Groovy.

Three More Games Added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program

People who already own these games on Xbox 360 will find them in their Xbox One game library automatically. Alternatively, you can buy them on your console or via these Xbox.com links:

There are more than 300 Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility. With these three added, Microsoft has brought 10 more games to the program this week. Those released earlier this week included Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3, among others.

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Nintendo Confirms "No New Development" for Wii U After This Year's Zelda

It sounds like Nintendo won’t release any more Wii U games after The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon that the highly anticipated RPG, which comes out alongside the Nintendo Switch edition on March 3, could be the last first-party game coming to the underperforming console.

“From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” the executive said. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”

There might be more new games for the Wii U from Nintendo’s publishing partners, however...

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Heroes of the Storm Code and Action Figure Giveaway

We’ve teamed up with Blizzard to give away:

  • 100 codes* for Heroes of the Storm‘s new hero Zul’jin
  • 1 action figure* of Diablo III Lord of Terror

These prizes are not instant win; we will pick 100 entrants, including 1 entrant who will win both prizes on Friday, January 20th.

If you’re not familiar with Zul’jin, Warlord of Amani, he takes the role of Assassin in Heroes of the Storm. Before the elves and their Alliance, the forests of Lordaeron belonged to the trolls of the Amani empire. As their warlord, Zul’jin has united the tribes into an army that stands ready to take back what is theirs and to slay the elves who stole it from them.

The Diablo III Lord of Terror stands a little over 9-inches tall with a poseable tail that measures 12-inches long.

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Gravity Rush 2 Review Roundup

Gravity Rush 2, the sequel to 2012′s Gravity Rush, releases next week. We enjoyed the first game here at GameSpot–check out our full Gravity Rush review for more on that–but what about the second entry in the series?

Pre-release gameplay and the demo impressed, but until now we didn’t know much about the quality of the full game. With final reviews now emerging, we’ve compiled a range of critic opinions for you to check out below.

For an even wider view on Gravity Rush 2′s critical reception, check out GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

  • Game: Gravity Rush 2
  • Developer: Sony Japan Studio
  • Platform: PS4
  • Release: January 18 (Europe, Australia), January 20 (US, UK)
  • Price: US $60 / £50 / AU $100

GameSpot — 9/10

“With a wealth of stories big and small to chew on, Gravity Rush 2 fulfills the need...

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Destiny Update Patch Notes Arrive as Iron Banner Goes Live

Right on schedule, a new “hotfix” for Destiny came out today, while the Iron Banner limited-time multiplayer event has begun.

Update 2.5.0.1 fixes a number of problems, including one where items required to complete Patrol activities in the Plaguelands did not drop as intended. The update also clears out a problem where some of Xur’s Curios were not available to buy, including Three of Coins.

Destiny Update Patch Notes Arrive as Iron Banner Goes Live

Additionally, the patch fixes exploits in the Crucible where players could leave the battlefield on more than a dozen maps. You can see a rundown of these maps in the full patch notes below.

The other big Destiny news today is that Iron Banner is back. This time, the game type is Clash, which is Destiny’s version of Team Deathmatch...

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Skyrim Switch Officially Confirmed

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has officially been announced for Nintendo’s Switch console.

The announcement was made during the Switch reveal event, where Bethesda’s Todd Howard appeared in a video to discuss the new version of the studio’s critically acclaimed open-world role-playing game.

Skyrim Switch Officially Confirmed

“We love to make games and worlds for you to get lost in, that you can make your own, and never want to put down. Now you don’t have to–now you can play Skyrim wherever you want,” he said.

“What’s really exciting is that all of us at Bethesda can work with Nintendo … The Switch is classically Nintendo yet also all-new.”

Skyrim for Switch does not yet have a release date.

Skyrim was one of the games featured in the original Switch announcement video...

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Nintendo Offers Metroid, Mother 3 Fans a Glimmer of Hope

Nintendo’s Switch presentation has come and gone with no sign from some of the dormant series that fans continue to clamor for–things like Metroid and Mother/Earthbound. Even Arby’s is disappointed. And while there still hasn’t been anything announced, that doesn’t mean you should lose all hope.

Speaking with GameSpot in New York City today, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime knew where we going with one particular question before we could even finish asking. No doubt having heard the request many times over the years, when we mentioned that some franchises have languished in the shadows, Fils-Aime essentially asked the question of himself.

“Oh, so earlier today I got asked about Mother 3; maybe you can ask me about Metroid,” he said jovially...

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Get The Witcher 3 Complete Edition for $25 Today

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s Complete Edition is currently discounted to only $25 at Best Buy.

Get The Witcher 3 Complete Edition for $25 Today

It’s one of the retailer’s Deal of the Day items, so you have until midnight to pick it up at the reduced price. The deal is good on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the celebrated RPG but not PC (via DualShockers). Here are links to the game at Best Buy:

The Witcher 3 was one of the best games of 2015, with GameSpot scoring it a 10/10 and naming it our overall Game of the Year for 2015. The Complete Edition comes with the base game and its two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, as well as 16 pieces of free smaller DLC.

The Complete Edition launched in August 2016 and normally goes for $50, though it has been discounted below that on a number of occasions sin...

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