Random: An Eager 3DS StreetPass Fan Spent A Day In New York, Got Zero Hits

To steal a witty Reddit post, it’s ‘StreetPast’.

Earlier this year we wholeheartedly jumped into nostalgia when sharing a video of all StreetPass puzzles, reminiscing on the days when you’d pop the marvellous 3DS into a pocket or bag and return home with some lovely hits. Yes, we miss those days.

A lot of people do, as well, as this Reddit post blew up in which user ‘itsmefizzy’ said, very simply, that they “spent a whole day in NYC and not one Streetpass received (Nintendo Store included)”.

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You Can Now Pre-Order Sonic Colors: Ultimate On The Switch eShop

Update: File size also revealed.

Update : With pre-orders of the digital version of Sonic Colors: Ultimate going live, we’ve also found out the file size. Well, kind of.

According to the Nintendo website, it’ll take up 6.9GB of free space on your system. And on the US and UK eShop pages, it says 7.2GB of free space is required. So make sure you’ve got around 7GB free.

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Mini Review: The Procession To Calvary – An Absurdist Point-And-Click Quest That Will Split Your Sides

Death to Heavenly Peter!

The very first moment you lay eyes on The Procession To Calvary you’ll probably be reminded of the iconic British comedy series Monty Python, thanks to the use of cut-up, pre-existing classical artwork. However, while this is a huge part of the game’s visual appeal, its sense of humour is actually more unique than that, and it often challenges genre favourites such as Monkey Island and Sam & Max when it comes to absurdist jokes and belly laughs. In fact, we’d even dare to say that, in its funniest moments, The Procession To Calvary (named after the Pieter Bruegel the Elder painting of the same title) even manages to surpass those titles.

The game is essentially a point-and-click adventure that uses the analogue stick and buttons rather than the Switch’s touchscreen – a system that works perfectly well, despite the misgivings we initially harboured. You assume the role of a female warrior who is tasked with ridding the land of the murderous despot Heavenly Peter, but actually getting within a sword’s swipe of Pete is a challenge; you’ll have to solve puzzles, help NPCs, run errands and all of the other good stuff that point-and-click adventures are famed for.

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Valve Responds To ‘Switch Vs Steam Deck’ Comparisons, Insists It’s “Going After” A Different Audience

“High-end” PC gamers are the target.

Following the reveal of the Switch OLED earlier this month, Valve announced its new handheld PC device, the Steam Deck.

It’s drawn plenty of comparisons to Nintendo’s hybrid system due to its similarities in design (and has resulted in many memes) and now some members of the Valve team have shared their own thoughts about this exclusively with IGN. To drive home the point it’s different, designer Greg Coomer reiterated how the Steam Deck was chasing a market that’s already attached to the Steam library. In the words of IGN, “high-end PC gaming”.

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Video: The Complete Story Of The Metroid Series

Get ready for the arrival of Metroid Dread.

As soon as Nintendo announced Metroid Dread – the fifth and final entry in the original Metroid story arc, we all had similar thoughts about revisiting the older entries in the series in some way or form.

If you can’t see yourself playing through these classic titles before the new one arrives this October, never fear – as our senior video producer, Alex Olney, is here to give you a crash course in the entire history of the Metroid series. Not only does he cover the games you might want to know about leading into Metroid Dread, but he also touches on other entries such as the Metroid Prime series and even Metroid: Other M.

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Respawn’s F2P Shooter Apex Legends Gets A New Character On 3rd August

Introducing Seer.

Apart from the Lost in Random release date announcement at EA Play 2021 earlier this week, Respawn Entertainment introduced the new Apex Legends character Seer and the new season ‘Emergence’ launching alongside him.

This new legend is a tracker and uses stealth abilities to get the upper hand in battle, according to the game’s director.

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Minecraft Dungeons: Echoing Void DLC Arrives Next Week

Update: Here’s a first look.

Update : A developer diary of the upcoming ‘Echoing Void’ DLC for Minecraft Dungeons has now been released. This next content update will mark the end of the Arch-Illager narrative and will also be released alongside an additional free update on the same date (28th July).

Original article : Mojang has announced a brand new DLC expansion for its hack & slash Minecraft Dungeons. It’s titled ‘Echoing Void’ and will be arriving on all platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, on 28th July.

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Soapbox: Parallel Play Is The New Couch Co-Op, And Minecraft Is Perfect For It

My couch isn’t that nice anyway.

I haven’t seen some of my friends in months. Others, I haven’t seen in years. It’s partly the pandemic, and partly because I moved country four years ago, and also partly because I have a flawed grasp of object permanence, so if I can’t see someone’s face on a regular basis, I might forget that they exist. But with the combined power of Discord, the internet, and my massive library of video games, I can roam around fantasy worlds with my chums pretty much any time I like.

I wrote about co-operative and multiplayer games back in May, saying that I really wish that there were more co-op games that weren’t about killing each other or other people. At the time, I was playing a lot of Valheim, which is fantastic for that, because it’s PvE (player versus environment) rather than PvP (player versus player); Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Astroneer are similarly all about working together and apart to build a community and a homebase.

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Mini Review: Arcade Archives VENDETTA – Konami’s Finest Belt-Scrolling Brawler? You’d Better Believe It

Cleaning up the streets.

Back when belt-scrolling brawlers were the arcade genre of choice for millions of players worldwide, Capcom’s output was considered by many to be the gold standard. Titles like Final Fight and Alien Vs. Predator pulled in an astonishing amount of revenue during this period, but the company didn’t have the genre all to itself; Konami was one of several rivals who set out to challenge Capcom’s dominance.

When you discuss Konami beat ’em ups, then the likes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Simpsons: The Arcade Game are obviously going to crop up, but when viewed without the assistance of rose-tinted spectacles, both of these games are actually quite simplistic in terms of gameplay mechanics. Vendetta (known in some parts of the world as Crime Fighters 2, linking it to Konami’s earlier side-scrolling fighter), on the other hand, is Konami’s attempt to genuinely inject some innovation into the genre, and it’s a much more accomplished offering than the company’s licenced efforts of the period.

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Nintendo Gigaleak Reveals Scrapped DS Projects, Including A New Pokémon Pinball Game

And much more…

As you’ve likely seen this week, the Nintendo ‘Gigaleak’ dating back to last year has resurfaced. The second round of leaks over the past few days have revealed early Wii Remote concepts, confirmed Retro’s cancelled Zelda game and also Nintendo’s plans for a Metroid title by Intelligent Systems.

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