VLC Media Player Being Considered For Nintendo Switch

Company president is thinking about it.

Certain file formats on computers can be a pain in the neck. Some are immediately recognised and some aren’t. The VLC media player is a free-to-use program – created by nonprofit organisation VideoLan – and is a helpful solution when applications or operating systems won’t support a particular video file.

With this in consideration, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the president and lead developer of parent company VideoLan recently spoke to VentureBeat about the future of the media application. The overall aim is to offer more support and bring VLC to more platforms. According to VentureBeat, Kempf is even considering the media player for multiple console devices including the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. VLC is already available on the Xbox One through the Microsoft Store.

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Dead Cells Sold More Than 100,000 Copies In Its First Week On Nintendo Switch


Alongside Celeste and The Messenger, the roguelike game Dead Cells by French-based developer Motion Twin was one of the indie success stories of 2018. In September last year, we heard how the Switch version of the game was outselling the PlayStation 4 version but no actual sales figures were officially released.

Now, during an Automaton Media interview, Motion Twin’s Benjamin Laulan has revealed the Dead Cells Nintendo release sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week. In the same interview, Laulan said the team was hard at work on the DLC for the game and said a free content patch would arrive early on in the first quarter of 2019.

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Hardware Review: Insurrection Industries Carby – GameCube HDMI Support On A Budget

Yet another HDMI adapter, but this one doesn’t cost the earth.

Keen readers of the site will know that we’re always on the lookout for ways to make vintage hardware look as good as possible on modern-day TV sets. Years ago, we dabbled in the world of scanline generators such as the SLG3000, and more recently we sang the praises of the OSSC, a device which upscales the standard definition signal from your dusty retro console and turns it into an image so crisp and sharp you’d swear it was PC-based emulation. We’ve also committed quite a few hours to investigating the growing range of GameCube HDMI adapters based on the open-source GCVideo platform – created by Ingo Korb – and all of which use the console’s oft-overlooked digital AV port, which offered digital video years before it came as standard on the PlayStation 3.

So far, we’ve covered the GC Video Plug ‘n Play 3.0, EON GDHD and EON GCHD Mk-II, all of which were quite pricey, despite doing pretty much the same thing. We’re back with yet another review, which begs the question: what’s so special about this new adapter that makes it worth a look when there are so many other options on the market already? The answer to that is simple: price.

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Nintendo Issues Official Statement Regarding The Allegations Made Against Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji

After “thorough investigation”.

One sour note in an otherwise splendid year for Nintendo during 2018 was the reported behaviour of, and allegations against, Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji. After a video in which Haddaji was seen losing his temper with staff – and threatening to fire them – went viral, a handful of Nintendo Russia employees came forward to talk about other issues experienced under his employment, sharing worrying tales of violent behaviour, unnecessary anger, and sexual harassment.

Back in November, we compiled our findings into a full report, sharing the views of former employees who wished to speak to us and have their feelings and experiences heard. After asking for comment, we received a message from Nintendo of Europe which stated that “a thorough investigation” into the allegations was taking place.

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Talking Point: Which SNES Games Do You Want To See On Nintendo Switch Online?

What are your must-have picks?

While it’s by no means written in stone, a recent datamine suggests that we may soon be playing SNES games on our beloved Switch consoles via the wonder of Nintendo Switch Online.

The games uncovered in this datamine are Super Mario Kart, Super Soccer, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Demon’s Crest, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, Stunt Race FX, Kirby’s Dream Course, Pop’n Twinbee, Star Fox, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Kirby Super Star, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Pilotwings, F-ZERO, Star Fox 2, Super Punch-Out!!, The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Super Mario All-Stars and Breath of Fire II. Not bad for starters.

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