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Coffee Table-Sized NES Controller to be Released

Retro-Bit, a company known for producing modernised retro consoles and video game adaptors, has taken it one step further with “The Retro-Bit Mega Table” an NES controller the size of a standard low-lying coffee table. As a table, it’s fairly standard, with a nice wooden finish, but what really matters is the slightly protruding, gargantuan buttons, no different from that of a standard NES controller. All of them work as intended, with the ABXY buttons, Start, Select and the D-pad all in perfect working order. The controller attaches via USB and can be used with any MAC or PC, or emulator box, or even an original NES! Retro-Bit plans to release and fund this… creation, on Kick-starter for approximately $500.

The Verge described this controller as

Really fun to use, even if it is kinda clun...

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Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Announced for 3DS

Nintendo further continues their ongoing support for the 3DS with a brand new puzzle action game; Sushi Striker. At face value, the game is exactly what it sounds like. The aim is to “defend your homeland from invading enemies” by using the touch screen to match coloured sushi plates into stacks and launch them at your opponent, with bigger matches causing more damage. You play as a boy or girl depending on preference. It’s the sort of crazy experience we’ve come to express from Nintendo’s smaller new IP’s.

The story? It’s an epic to be sure. Nintendo Treehouse host Teresa described the games plot in a Treehouse gaming session;

The story is, in a post-war setting where two sides have been fighting for the rights to sushi supply, and these mystical beings that really love sushi, or, are ...

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Reggie Explains Why Nintendo is Avoiding 4K

Nintendo of America’s president; Reggie Fils-Aime, in a recent interview with The Verge, discussed the question that has been on many people’s lips; why is Nintendo ignoring the jump to console 4K gaming? The answer may come as a bit of a surprise, with Reggie describing the 4K gaming market candidly as “a bit too limited”. Reggie’s comments were:

The Nintendo mission is to reach as many consumers as possible and to have them engage and have fun with our [intellectual property]. That’s what we try and do. So inherently, we go for a more mainstream audience. Inherently, we want our products to be affordable. We want our products to be easy to pick up and experience, low learning curve. We want our IP to shine as we deliver these experiences.

As a result, we can gather that Nintendo’s ch...

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Nintendo Fan Turns GBA SP into a Switch Dock

Nintendo may be giving us a whole load of brand new content, but some fans are happy to reminisce in the past. For example, super-fan; Alexander Blake, who turned a broken GameBoy Advance SP into a fully functioning pocket-switch-dock, and dubbed it the “Nintendo Switch Pocket Dock SP”. This dock contains all of the functionality of a Nintendo Switch dock, including HDMI, mains cable port and USB socket, whilst maintaining the pocket-sized appeal of the GBA SP, and with a Breath of the Wild theme to top it all off!

Blake goes on to explain;

While tinkering around with the Nintendo Switch Dock, to see what I could customize, I realized the circuit board was nearly identically sized to that of a Gameboy Advance SP!

With this being so easy to do, how long will it be before more custom Switch...

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Nintendo States Switch Shortages Are Not Intentional

One of the biggest fan concerns about the Nintendo Switch is it’s stock, as some areas of the world have been suffering from an extreme shortage of Switch consoles. Many thought this to be an artificial shortage, possibly caused to create buzz about the Switch, and boost popularity. However, a new interview by ARS with Nintendo senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta, suggests otherwise. Scibetta has gone on record saying that:

It’s definitely not intentional in terms of shorting the market. We’re making it as fast as we can...

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Interview With Creator on Pitching Mario + Rabbids to Nintendo

It’s no secret that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom battle was announced at E3 2017, and many have spoken of the emotional reaction that developer Davide Soliani had to the game’s announcement. The reason, however, is far more interesting than you might think; Nintendo of UK released an interview with Davide Soliani, which explained his tearful reaction, and also gave us an insight into the hard work and dedication of the Mario + Rabbids Team. We can only wish them luck, and hope that Mario + Rabbids will live up to it’s increasing hype.

Many recognise that Mario and the Rabbids are a strange combination to use in a video game, and when asked about this, Davide Soliani’s comment was:

The answer is the contrast. Mario is a well known hero. Rabbids are well known chaotic creatures...

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Death Squared is Coming to Nintendo Switch on July 13th

Nintendo’s support of multiplayer gaming continues, as the recent, critically acclaimed 3D co-op puzzle game; Death Squared, has been confirmed by SMG Studio for release on the Nintendo Switch eShop on the 13th of July this year. Having released previously on other platforms such as the PC, Nintendo’s release of this title will likely open the game up for on-the-go gamers with the Switch’s portable functionality.

Death Squared costs $19.99USD on other platforms, so it’s fair to assume the same price will be maintained for eShop. Death Squared will also gain some exclusive content on the Nintendo Switch. For more information on the game itself, the trailer for the switch will provide more details:

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