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Jacob Chambers

Old-school gamer with a cheeky tongue that gets me in trouble. When I'm not playing games, I'm writing about them, preferably in the vicinity of a fridge! Oh, and if you're a Justin Bieber fan, I'm afraid we can't be friends!

Dear Contra: Operation Galuga’s Physical Edition Is A Boxed Download Code

Fitness enthusiasts, settle in. Conami’s Contra: Operation Galuga, created by WayForward Technologies, might not be physical on Switch.Amazon UK says boxed games will have download codes instead of cartridges. Darn it. This decision will frustrate Contra fans and Switch collectors, and we can only assume that Konami won’t pay to fit the game onto a cartridge. Due to the information ...

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Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Remastered Coming To Switch Spring 2024

Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Remastered will not release in 2023. Skunkape Games announced this game will be released on all platforms, including Nintendo Switch, in spring 2024. Here’s the next episode recap: “Max has always been the more unhinged member of the Freelance Police, but recently his abilities have taken a supernatural turn. It all started when he ...

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Minecraft Legends’ “Biggest Update” Adds Allies and Enemies

With the addition of new units, Minecraft Legends received its “biggest update” ever this week. There are nice and rude people, but this update is free. New allies include The Witch (with their cauldron), a fearless frog mount that swims faster and jumps higher than other mounts, and Piglin threats like ‘The Clanger’ and ‘The Air Chopper’. This update adds ...

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Xbox Wants Game Pass on “Every Screen” Including Nintendo

Microsoft and Xbox have stated their desire to make gaming more accessible, and Xbox CFO Tim Stuart reiterated this at the Wells Fargo TMT Summit this week. While it’s a “bit of a change of strategy” for Xbox and nothing serious is happening right now, the goal is to bring its “first-party experiences” and subscription services to “every screen” that ...

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‘The Rumble Fish’ Gets a Better Switch Release

After The Rumble Fish 2, 3Goo and Dimps Corporation will release The Rumble Fish+ for the Nintendo Switch on December 20. This 2004 fighting game will return with online player-versus-player action, rollback netcode, a training mode with CPU recording, and playback. The cinematic trailer and backstory of this classic fighter are above: It is the end of the 20th century… ...

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Atari Reiterates Retro Focus, Not Competing With Nintendo

After years of meandering messages and bankruptcies, Atari SA appears to be turning a corner with a retro focus. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, CEO Wade Rosen reiterated the company’s commitment to retro, following the 2022 release of the magnificent Atari 50 compilation and the recent release of the emulation-based Atari 2600+ (more on that from Time Extension). Rosen says ...

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What’s in Splatoon 3’s Next Big Update (Version 6.0.0) This Week?

The next Splatoon 3 update is coming this week, either today or tomorrow, depending on your location. The Chill Season 2023 update adds 2 stages, 2 special weapons, and Megalodontia. Plus, multiplayer, battles, Salmon Run, and more have been changed. SplatNet 3 received a large update with game-wide fixes. The full rundown is on Nintendo’s support page: Splatoon 3: Ver. ...

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Capcom Ending Monster Hunter Rise “Collab DLC” January 2024

As the Monster Hunter 20th anniversary approaches, Capcom has announced Monster Hunter Rise’s “end of collab DLC” content. You must download this free content before January 21, 2024, to “keep using it as normal.” It will be unavailable after this date. Sonic, USJ, and Sengan-en collabs are included. The table below shows which collab content will be affected: “Monster Hunter: ...

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Updated to 3.0.1: Patch Notes

Nintendo released Version 3.0.1 after the massive final content update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ‘Wave 6’ of the Booster Course Pass, earlier this month. This small update fixes several issues likely introduced in Version 3.0.0. The full rundown is on Nintendo’s support page: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Ver. 3.0.1 (Released November 28, 2023) Fixed Issues Fixed an issue where ...

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