Author: Ben McCurry

Nintendo Announce Splatoon 2 World Championship Finalists, Tournament Details

As a precursor to the E3 press event in Los Angeles, Nintendo will be promoting a Splatoon 2 World Championship tournament in the lead-up to anticipated industry announcements. The Japanese titans will be hosting a two-day tournament at the Belasco Theater in Downtown LA; consisting of regional title holders across the globe looking to win intercontinental gold. The tournament will run on the 11th and 12th of June, leading into the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which starts on the 12th and concludes on the 14th. The finalists for the Splatoon 2 world title are this year’s champions for Japan, North...

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Nintendo Apply For Renewed N64 Trademarks In Japan, N64 Mini On The Horizon?

Documents have come to light today indicating that Nintendo have renewed the trademarks for their fifth-generation console, the Nintendo 64, suggesting they may be planning to release an N64 Mini console in the near future. The legal papers, posted to Japanese resource J-Platpat (Japanese Platform for Patent Information) indicate the renewal of the legendary Nintendo brand. The exact reason for this is as yet unknown, as companies will routinely file this kind of paperwork to avoid the expiration of their trademarks and intellectual property. This is a fairly standard business practice and occurred last year as the Japanese games...

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Twin-Stick Shooter By Former Ubisoft, Disney Staff Gets Release Date

Sleep Tight, a brand new dual-stick shooter buoyed by a complement of former AAA staffers, has been set for a July 26th release on Nintendo Switch and PC. Sleep Tight is described as an “arcade-style twin-stick shooter with base-building elements”, and comes to us from a deadly triumvirate consisting of Maxx Burman, Dylan Ekran, and Oscar Mar, all working under the name “We Are Fuzzy”. Burman’s previous credits include the recent smash-hit Far Cry 5, but also worked on the internationally-revered television program, Game of Thrones. Meanwhile, Ekran was formerly an illustrator at Disney, with credits on Wreck-It Ralph and Zootopia...

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Razer Announces Super-powerful And Small Gaming Laptop

Leading games tech company Razer announced the release of a brand new cutting-edge gaming laptop today in Hamburg. The new “Razer Blade” has a 15.6 inch display which is more common to budget laptop set-ups, but the latest creation from the German titans boasts premium specifications under the hood. Loaded with an 8th generation Intel i7 processor, 16GB of built-in RAM, and supportive of resolutions up to 4K, the unit promises a lot of power for a portable computer. However, the Blade will not be cheap: prices start from $1,900/£1,700, with the full 4K model on sale for $2,900/£2,550....

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1920s Time-travel Adventure Game “The Oyster Hotel” Gets First Trailer

Indie game developers Erin and Elijah Hamilton have announced a co-operative adventure game set between 1920 and 1960, The Oyster Hotel. Not much is known of the game at this time, but is described as “narrative-driven”, and comes with extremely high production values, considering the small scale of the team behind it. The story will focus on a handiman and a radio producer who encounter “flooding, sleepwalking guests, ghosts, and power outages” that send players back in time, forcing them into encounters with mob bosses. The game is set for release on the 15th of December, and can be...

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