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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Connection Issues

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Connection Issues The Nintendo Switch’s first big online multiplayer game has arrived, and while many people are enjoying the upgraded version of Mario Kart 8, others are also enjoying frequent disconnects and lag.Despite upgrading and tweaking several aspects of Mario Kart 8 for the largely excellent Switch port, online multiplayer is one area that hasn’t seen much love.

Pokemon GO Community Events Partnership Announced for United States

Pokemon GO Community Events Partnership Announced for United States Despite claiming that there would be plenty of partnerships popping up within Pokemon GO, players haven’t had all that many to anticipate.The developer announced that it will be teaming up with the Knight Foundation in order to promote engagement with various community events in the United States of America.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Connection Issues Being Reported by Switch Players

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Connection Issues Being Reported by Switch Players However, despite its strengths, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe seems to have one glaring flaw: frequent connection and lag issues.While lag has been an issue in the past for Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, it seems the issues on the Nintendo Switch are slightly different.

Hands-On With The New 2DS XL

Hands-On With The New 2DS XL The newly announced New 2DS XL looks sort of like an iPhone attached to a 3DS bottom, as you can see in the above video, which Kotaku boss Stephen Totilo and I shot at a Nintendo event in New York City this week.If you’re in the market for one of these New 2DS XLs, the two important differences are: 1) it doesn’t have 3D, obviously; and 2) it’s a lot lighter than the New 3DS XL.

Here's A Big Sign That Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Is Coming To 3DS

Here's A Big Sign That Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Is Coming To 3DS Last week, a dataminer who goes by the handle SciresM reported that he’d discovered an apparent port or remake of the GBA game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga in a 3DS file database.Although we can’t confirm this rumor, we did discover a new bit of evidence this week that makes it seem very likely.

The 3DS' Pikmin Sidescroller Seems Fine, Unclear Why It Isn't Also For Switch

The 3DS' Pikmin Sidescroller Seems Fine, Unclear Why It Isn't Also For Switch And we were left wondering, hey, why not also have these games run on Nintendo’s portable Switch?There is a Pikmin garden mode that may serve some of that function, though you also seem to obtain Pikmin by finding them and clearing levels.

Hands-On: The New Nintendo 2DS XL is the Coolest Handheld I Don’t Want

Hands-On: The New Nintendo 2DS XL is the Coolest Handheld I Don’t Want At the press event for the recently announced New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo acknowledged the weirdness of releasing a device like this at a time like this.I may be ready to move on from dual-screen Nintendo devices, but if you can’t say goodbye yet, the New Nintendo 2DS XL is a very cool handheld.

Pokemon GO Grass Event Makes Important Change to Lure Modules

Pokemon GO Grass Event Makes Important Change to Lure Modules Yesterday, Niantic unexpectedly announced a new event for Pokemon GO that increases the rate at which grass-type Pokemon spawn.Now that the event is live, the company has revealed another perk of the event: lure modules will last six hours to make catching grass-type Pokemon even easier.

Why Mario Kart Is So Fun

Why Mario Kart Is So Fun There’s something inherently exciting about a Mario Kart race.How does Mario Kart remain fun?

Legendary Mario 64 Record For Collecting All The Stars Finally Broken

Legendary Mario 64 Record For Collecting All The Stars Finally Broken For years, speedrunners have been trying to collect 120 Mario 64 stars in under 1:40:00.Cheese continued to tear up the leaderboards by getting the world record time down to 1:40:05 about a month ago, and things only continued to heat up from there.

‘Fire Emblem Echoes’ will be series’ last ‘main’ game on 3DS

‘Fire Emblem Echoes’ will be series’ last ‘main’ game on 3DS The Fire Emblem series found tremendous success on the Nintendo 3DS, with Awakening bringing new life into a series that had previously been on the verge of cancellation, but all good things must come to an end eventually.This month’s Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is expected to be the last “mainline” entry for the series on the handheld system.

The Simpsons Pokemon GO Episode Banned in Russia

The Simpsons Pokemon GO Episode Banned in Russia An episode of The Simpsons that spoofs Pokemon GO has been banned in Russia.The episode of The Simpsons that aired in the United States and Canada on April 30 will not be broadcast in Russia.

First Voice Chat Headset for Nintendo Switch Requires Smartphone, Dongle

First Voice Chat Headset for Nintendo Switch Requires Smartphone, Dongle Prior to the Switch, voice chat was implemented on a per-game feature in selected titles.Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that it would use a smartphone app for many of its basic matchmaking and lobby functions, as well as for handling voice chat capabilities.

Nintendo to Stream a Pokemon-Themed Nintendo Direct Tomorrow

Nintendo to Stream a Pokemon-Themed Nintendo Direct Tomorrow Could this be the announcement of a Pokemon game for Switch?The stream is planned to last eight minutes, Nintendo says.

Nintendo Announces Pokken Tournament DX for Switch, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon for 3DS

Nintendo Announces Pokken Tournament DX for Switch, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon for 3DS If you were expecting to hear big news about a new Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch, you got your wish this morning - sort of.In a brief, Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct, the company announced that there is a new game coming to the Nintendo Switch - Pokken Tournament DX.

‘Skyrim’ comes to the Nintendo Switch with motion controls and more

‘Skyrim’ comes to the Nintendo Switch with motion controls and more It’s official, Bethesda is bringing the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to the Nintendo Switch with a host of new features.Further, Skyrim will now feature full-on motion controls, compatible with actions like firing a bow — also like a certain Hylian hero — and smashing dragons.

Microsoft Exec: PS4 Pro Competes With Xbox One S, not Xbox One X

Microsoft Exec: PS4 Pro Competes With Xbox One S, not Xbox One X “I look at Pro as more of a competitor to S than I do to Xbox One X,” Spencer told Eurogamer in an extensive interview.That’s why we’re able to say, over 30 games will have 4K updates for Xbox One X when we launch it.

E3 2017: Nintendo unveils new Mario, Metroid and more

E3 2017: Nintendo unveils new Mario, Metroid and more E3 has featured some pretty huge announcements already, and yesterday was Nintendo’s turn to surprise us with some brand new stuff… well, sequels to to their tried-and-true fan favourites.Gaming royalty Mario is back with an exciting new game Super Mario Odyssey, which features a new mechanic letting our mustachioed hero take over enemies’ bodies with his handy hat.

The Best Games of E3 2017

The Best Games of E3 2017 In one sense, E3 2017 was something of a disappointment.Sure, Microsoft had its new half-step console to unveil, but we spent the majority of the press events watching trailers for games that we already knew about going in.

Atari to Make its First Console in Decades, but What the Heck Is It?

Atari to Make its First Console in Decades, but What the Heck Is It? At E3 last week, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat that the company was “back in the hardware business” and that the next Atari console would be based on PC technology.First, the Atari of today is a shadow of a shadow of its former self.