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Splatoon 3’s First Full Splatfest Starts on September 23

During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced Splatoon 3’s first official Splatfest, and it’s forcing players to answer the timeless question, “What would you bring to a deserted island?” Between 5:00 p.m. PT on Sept. 23 and 25, players will be able to pick between Team Gear, Team Grub and Team…

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Splatoon 3 Sells 3.45 Million Copies Within Three Days in Japan

While 2020’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons has held onto the title of the best Nintendo Switch launch since its timely release at the beginning of the pandemic, it seems that there’s a new competitor in Japan. Splatoon 3, which just came out last Friday, sold an impressive 3.45 million copies in…

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Day One of Splatoon 3’s Player Art Is Filled With the Queen and Among Us

Splatoon 3 is finally out, and its larger hub area means there’s more space for art posted by players through the game’s mailbox. After taking a thoughtful walk around Splatsville, to my delight, I can confirm that the art people post is still filled with the same old silliness. Here…

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Pokémon Scarlet Definitely Used to Be Called Pokémon Orange

Today, Game Freak gave us another look at the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and unveiled a brand new limited edition of the OLED Switch. I think it looks really cool, but one thing about it bothers me. It’s definitely violet, but the Pokémon are more orange than scarlet, aren’t they?…

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In space, one astronaut faces the Earth, which has a bunch of images of orange characters and symbols from Pokémon Scarlet on it. He says "wait, they're all orange?" Behind him is a second astronaut, who holds a pistol to the first astronaut's head. The second astronaut says, "always have been."

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Everything We Know About Salmon Run In Splatoon 3

Yesterday, Nintendo revealed a few new details about what Salmon Run, Splatoon’s horde mode, will look like in Splatoon 3 via a Twitter thread. While some players initially criticized the mode in Splatoon 3 for being too similar to Splatoon 2, Nintendo is finally now revealing some interesting details about…

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Team Scissors Isn’t Very Happy With Splatoon 3’s Tricolor Turf War Mode

During the first six hours of Splatoon 3’s Splatfest World Premiere, everything was going well for Team Scissors. The team had over a 1% lead, spirits were high, and adorable stingray idol Big Man was overjoyed with his team’s success. Unfortunately for Team Scissors, after halftime, a lack of balance…

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Nintendo Confirms Switch Price Won’t Increase Like the PS5

Yesterday was a weird day for anyone looking to buy a PlayStation 5, because Sony announced it would be raising the price of the console in most territories outside the United States due to inflation and the “global economic environment.” The announcement came without warning to most regions (Japan got…

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Nintendo Confirms Switch Price Won't Increase Like the PS5

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Denuvo Launching Switch Emulator Protection at Behest of Publishing Partners

Infamous PC gaming DRM company Denuvo by Irdeto, who makes anti-piracy software Denuvo, has developed a new product to fight against Switch piracy called Nintendo Switch Emulator Protection in an attempt to prevent games from the console/handheld hybrid from being pirated on PC. In an announcement post on its website,…

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Denuvo Launching Switch Emulator Protection at Behest of Publishing Partners

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The Best Nintendo Switch Games Under $10

There are plenty of full-price retail releases on the Switch, many of which are excellent games worth checking out. But the console is also home to a number of games with substantially lower price points that are also great playthroughs. If you’re looking to pick up a new game without…

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Season of Pride Returns With LGBTQIA Charity Streams and Game Sales

In a benefit for LGBTQIA+ charities, Midboss is hosting a month-long fundraiser Season of Pride 2022 throughout July. The celebration centering queer gamers, stories, and charities includes streams from partnered creators on Twitch and sales across multiple platforms. The fourth annual Season of Pride supports eight charities, including GaymerX, Black…

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Season of Pride 2022 returns to raise money for orgs that support queer gamers, like The Trevor Project, Trans Lifeline, Minus 18, Mermaids UK, GaymerX, and Black Girls Code.

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The Wild Story Behind Nintendo’s Unannounced 1-2 Switch Sequel

In March 2017, Nintendo released 1-2 Switch, one of the Switch’s two first-party titles to launch alongside the hardware. While it wasn’t exactly critical competition for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the 1v1 minigame competition was half-tech demo, half-casual party pleaser for the Wii crowd that did not…

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The Switch Isn’t a Fit For Light Gun Games Yet, and That’s a Shame

I’ve spent a big part of my life trying to replicate the feeling of playing House of the Dead in arcades. The simplicity of an on-rail shooter where you only needed to aim and press a trigger hundreds of times as blood spattered the screen felt like magic. I would…

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The Best Nintendo Switch eShop Deals for April 2022

Nintendo’s Switch eShop may be kind of a pain to navigate, but at least it regularly features sales on digital downloads of games. Of course, there are a ton titles on there, so it can be kind of tough to sift through them all. I poked around and found what I…

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25 Free Nintendo Switch Folder Name Ideas

Nintendo Switch folders are great and, crucially, finally exist. The handheld hybrid finally received this much-requested feature in a new update today. We’re certainly big fans of the feature over here at Fanbyte. However, not everyone is as excellent at organization as us. You might need a little inspiration. You…

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Praise Be, the Nintendo Switch Has Folders Now

Five years out from its release, the Switch finally has some modicum of organizational system for its software. An update released last night added the ability to create folders called “groups.” Hurray for basic functionality! In all seriousness, though, it’s a welcome addition and one that solves a very specific…

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Happy 5th Birthday, Nintendo Switch

For as young as the game industry is, we tend to rely much more on predictable momentum than the upending insurgencies that change the market as we know it. With the failure of the Wii U, Nintendo seemed to be on the ropes, ceding a large portion of its handheld…

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What Your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Starter Choice Says About You

With the announcement of Pokemon’s ninth generation, Game Freak also revealed a brand new set of starting Pokemon to begin your journey with. Starter Pokemon tend to become the most iconic monsters of each generation as everyone is guaranteed to get one of them and usually carries their chosen starter…

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Everything You Missed From the February 2022 Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Directs are neither consistently scheduled nor consistently packed, but that doesn’t stop them from — and maybe even contributes to — being exciting, hype-filled affairs for an utterly gigantic audience. With the February 2022 Direct announced only one day before, the world had less time than usual to get…

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Nintendo Says the Switch Is at the “Mid-Point” of Its Lifecycle

Just earlier this year we were dealing with rumors of an updated Switch model that would run all its games better, but now that we know that isn’t happening right now, it’s raised questions about just how long the hardware can keep up with the games developers are putting on…

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It’s About to Get Even Harder to Find an OLED Switch Thanks to Supply Shortages

If you or a loved one has been trying to track down an OLED Switch this year, you might have more trouble finding one for the foreseeable future, as Nintendo is producing fewer Switch consoles due to a part shortage. Nikkei reports the company will be manufacturing a total of…

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Denuvo Launching Switch Emulator Protection at Behest of Publishing Partners

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