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How have our impressions of the Switch changed since launch?

Now that we’ve had a bit of time to mess around with the device in a variety of settings, we decided to hold an impromptu discussion about the plusses and minuses of the Nintendo Switch. …


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Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Drives Home The Stakes

Mass Effect: Andromeda is less than two weeks away from release and to celebrate the occasion, Bioware has released a launch trailer for the game. The two minute trailer showcases humanity's struggle to find a new home in a strange, terrifying galaxy.

You can watch the whole thing here:

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For more on Mass Effect, be sure to check out our impressions of the game here.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Drives Home The Stakes

Mass Effect: Andromeda is less than two weeks away from release and to celebrate the occasion, Bioware has released a launch trailer for the game. The two minute trailer showcases humanity's struggle to find a new home in a strange, terrifying galaxy.

You can watch the whole thing here:

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For more on Mass Effect, be sure to check out our impressions of the game here.

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SpatialOS set to launch Unity integration and an open beta later this week

Improbable has announced that Unity integration and an open functional beta of its remotely-distributed virtual world rendering platform SpatialOS will release this week. …


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Nintendo Virtual Console Games Not Available At Switch Launch

Nintendo has announced a few details about the eShop in relation to the launch of the Switch on March 3.

The company says that Virtual Console titles won't be available at the system's launch and that more info on them is coming "in the future."

At launch, however, players will be able to access funds in Nintendo accounts on other devices. This is done by linking their Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo account, and then that account to the Switch. Recently there was a report that already purchased games could be re-downloaded to the Switch, but Nintendo hasn't specified this yet.

To access the eShop on the Switch will require a system update which Nintendo says, "downloads in the background, is designed to install quickly and doesn't disrupt gameplay."

 

Our Take
It's too bad the Switch's online functionality won't be 100 percent at launch, but given the fact that Zelda and other titles will be there, not having Virtual Console titles in the short term shouldn't be a big deal.

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Reader Discussion: What’s The Best Reason To Buy A New Console On Launch Day?

Console launches are exciting, but they are also risky. The first batch of a new technology is rarely the best batch, the games are usually underwhelming, and it's expensive, but many are still eager to adopt on day one. Why do we do that?

I am excited for Switch because I want to play a new Zelda on a new console and I also have the luxury of yelling, "It's for work!" at the people questioning my financial irresponsibility. I can't deny, though, that one of the main reasons, possibly the main reason I am getting a Switch on day one, is because it's exciting to be part of the early adopter crowd. I don't want to be left out. It's not a good reason, but it's the true one.

What about your reasons? What is your reason for getting a console on day one? Alternatively, what is your reason for waiting?

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Reader Discussion: What’s The Best Reason To Buy A New Console On Launch Day?

Console launches are exciting, but they are also risky. The first batch of a new technology is rarely the best batch, the games are usually underwhelming, and it's expensive, but many are still eager to adopt on day one. Why do we do that?

I am excited for Switch because I want to play a new Zelda on a new console and I also have the luxury of yelling, "It's for work!" at the people questioning my financial irresponsibility. I can't deny, though, that one of the main reasons, possibly the main reason I am getting a Switch on day one, is because it's exciting to be part of the early adopter crowd. I don't want to be left out. It's not a good reason, but it's the true one.

What about your reasons? What is your reason for getting a console on day one? Alternatively, what is your reason for waiting?

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Reader Discussion: What’s The Best Reason To Buy A New Console On Launch Day?

Console launches are exciting, but they are also risky. The first batch of a new technology is rarely the best batch, the games are usually underwhelming, and it's expensive, but many are still eager to adopt on day one. Why do we do that?

I am excited for Switch because I want to play a new Zelda on a new console and I also have the luxury of yelling, "It's for work!" at the people questioning my financial irresponsibility. I can't deny, though, that one of the main reasons, possibly the main reason I am getting a Switch on day one, is because it's exciting to be part of the early adopter crowd. I don't want to be left out. It's not a good reason, but it's the true one.

What about your reasons? What is your reason for getting a console on day one? Alternatively, what is your reason for waiting?

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Claim Your Nintendo Switch User ID Ahead Of The Launch On March 3

Nintendo has been making strides in collecting all of its disparate console and handheld user accounts under one umbrella, and – in theory – the account you complete for the Switch should be the last Nintendo account you have to make.

If you set up an account with your Wii U, 3DS, or for any of Nintendo's mobile games, then you're halfway there. The last step, for the Switch, is to set your User ID. You can do that by going to your Nintendo account, logging in, scrolling down to User ID and hitting the affiliated edit button. From there you can select your User ID screen name. It's a good idea to go ahead and grab the name you want before someone else does.

The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, and right now we're still unclear how the console's online component will work.

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Devs laid off from Wooga’s Black Anvil join Snowprint, launch new Berlin studio

Remember late last year, when German game company Wooga shut down its internal studio Black Anvil Games? Snowprint has hired a number of the laid-off devs to open a new studio in Berlin. …


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