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New Switch Firmware

Nintendo has released version 8.0.0 firmware for the Switch, with two notable points to keep in mind: This update allows for moving (not copying) individual game save files between Switch consoles. It’s anticipated that this will break many of the pre-existing jailbreak tweaks and it’s advised you don’t update jailbroken units. This interested me for […]

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TWO new Switches this year?

The Wall Street Journal has once again claimed that Nintendo will be launching an update to the Switch console this year.  The latest rumor suggests that parts suppliers with access to a prototype have leaked information on not one, but two new versions of the switch. The first will supposedly have the vibration controls removed to save […]

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Capitan Sevilla 3D for Virtual Boy in the Works

There’s a new Nintendo Virtual Boy platformer in the works, Capitan Sevilla 3D. The VUEngine project aims to rebuild the award-winning Capitan Sevilla 2 demo from the ground-up, turning it into a fully-fledged game. It’s being built using the Virtual Boy Development Engine, and will be complete with stereoscopic 3D separation. Consider backing VUEngine’s Patreon […]

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Devil Engine: Glorious New 2D Shoot ’em Up on Steam & Switch

Devil Engine by Dangen Entertainment is a beautiful new 2D Shoot ’em Up for the Nintendo Switch and Steam. It could be considered as a spiritual successor or genre-piece tribute to the Thunder Force series, at least if their marketing motto “Lightning Strikes Again” is any sign (Thunder Force/Lightening Force reference). My Life in Gaming […]

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Innsmouth Mansion: Virtual Boy English Translation Released

Thunderstruck has released an English translation of Innsmouth Mansion [インスマウスの館] for the Nintendo Virtual Boy. VB hacks/homebrew/translations/protos, and new releases are rare, and any new English game significantly expands the consoles small library. Pre-patched ROM and screenshots are available at https://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=7285&forum=2

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MiSTer Famicom Disk System FPGA Core

MiSTer’s NES core is getting Nintendo Famicom Disk System (FDS) support care of GreyRogue, making it the first FPGA system that natively supports FDS without needing additional hardware to load ROMs. The same update also adds expansion audio for VRC6 and Sunsoft-5B mapper games (Gimmick, Akumajou Dracula, etc). For a first release, it’s relatively mature. […]

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Super Mario Bros Encyclopedia

Dark Horse Comics has just released the Super Mario Encyclopedia on hardcover and digital.  It’s a colorful guide of everything Super Mario related and has info from all the games and spinoffs.  More information can be found here and a link to purchase the hardcover book is below:  https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/10/23/check-out-an-exclusive-trailer-for-the-super-mario-bros-encyclopedia Watch the trailer for the Super Mario Bros. […]