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One of the most exciting gaming advances coming this next year is Nintendo’s new flagship console, the Nintendo Switch. While gamersto be revealed about the handheld-hybrid device to be revealed in January, some information is finding its way to the streets a little early.
The latest details about thecome by way of former senior rendering lead for Ubisoft, Sebastian Aaltonen, who shared on a some news about about the Nintendo Switch’s processing speed. Unfortunately for fans of current-gen games, it seems the Switch’s processing speed may be far below what many were hoping.
“Around 50% of modern game engine frame time goes to running compute shaders… 25.6 GB/s is pretty low as everybody knows that 68 GB/s of Xbox One isn’t that great either… Switch certainly fares well against last gen consoles… Too bad last gen consoles already got their last big AAA releases year ago. Xbox One is a significantly faster hardware. Straightforward code port is not possible. Content also needs to be simplified.”
Essentially, the Nintendo Switch may lack the processing power to handle. If developers want to see their previously released games from the current generation ported to Nintendo Switch, they’ll have to go back and dramatically change the code and performance. For many developers, this may be far more trouble than it’s worth.
It would be possible for developers to port their– from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 – to the Nintendo Switch, but again, there’s a question of demand and resources. It’s very unlikely that few, if any, developers will take the time to do this.
That said, many third-party game developers have already announced their support for the Nintendo Switch.for the console, and Electonic Arts has announced a ‘big’ game coming to platform. However, while many gamers were expecting to learn Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Battlefield 1 would be coming to the Nintendo Switch, the new revelation from Aaltonen may be enough to destroy those hopes for Nintendo fans.
It’ll be interesting to learn the full set of specs at, and how those specs affect for the console and .
What do you think about Aaltonen’s comments about the Nintendo Switch? Does the revealed processing power worry you about the console?
The Nintendo Switch is set to release March 2017.
Many have assumed that a special deal was reached between Nintendo and Apple following the announcement that Super Mario Run would be arriving on the latter’s in-house operating system, iOS, before any other. What’s become apparent since theis that a marketing agreement appears to have been put into place on the Apple App Store, but gamers have quickly discovered that the deal for ‘s timed exclusivity doesn’t appear to have ended there.
As gamers have learned in the wake of, the built-in ‘assistant’ known as Siri actually has quite an affinity for Nintendo’s pudgy plumber and his first-ever adventure on Apple hardware. When asked whether or not Siri has played Super Mario Run, the ever-witty A.I. will retort with one of a bevy of various lines that reference the game and the Mushroom Kingdom as a whole. In fact, some may dare to say that the virtual assistant’s comments could be enough to light up even Bowser’s dark heart.
A compilation highlighting all of the known Super Mario Run replies can be seen below, via.
As the video indicates, simply asking Siri whether or not it likes Super Mario Run is enough to trigger these responses, but something additional will also occur for anyone that says “It’s Mario time” to the application. Indeed, it’s one of the more interesting easter eggs that Apple has placed within Siri thus far, and it just goes to show the relationship that Nintendo shares with the Cupertino, California-based company.
If it weren’t already obvious by now, Nintendo has plans to bring its iconic IP to new audiences – withbeing a big step in that direction. With that said, other initiatives include , although no one is quite sure just when this particular move will come to bear fruit. Even then, the premise of seeing the company’s mascots through new mediums is sure to be enticing for many longtime and casual fans.
For now, however, gamers can have a few minutes of fun by talking to Siri about Mario. On the other hand, those unable to do so can instead go about registering to be.
Super Mario Run is currently available on iOS devices, with Android platforms set to receive the game in 2017.
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Starters laugh at my ultra and great balls.
Starters laugh at my razz berries.
Starters laugh at my accurate throws.
Starters are on cocaine. Bounce, Bounce, attack.
I go through stops, lucky to even get normal pokeballs.
Egg Hatches, another Krabby.
I get home with cold and numb fingers with nothing to show for it.
I question why I still play.
I wake up the next day.
One of Capcom’s most prolific game directors is looking to make a splash in 2017. As he announced on Twitter, Hideaki Itsuno, known for being the director of, 3, and 4, along with other titles like Dragon’s Dogma, Rival Schools, and Power Stone, will announce his next video game project at some point in the new year. It remains to be seen what his project will be, but there’s strong evidence in favor of it being a sequel to one of his previous games.
One distinct possibility is that Hideaki Itsuno’s new game is Devil May Cry 5. Following a financially disappointing reboot, it would make sense for Capcom to put Itsuno back at the helm of the next game in the series. Itsuno being more actively involved with the game’s development could ease fans’ concerns, plus aof Devil May Cry 5. Since Itsuno served as the director for all but two games in the series, it stands to reason that he will direct the probable fifth game.
Another game Itsuno could be directing is Dragon’s Dogma. His last directorial effort was 2013’s Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, and it’s been teased in the past that acould already be in development. Unless Itsuno is busy with a new Devil May Cry title, his next game could very well be a Dragon’s Dogma followup.
Happy New Year! I exert myself in order to announce a new game this year. Thank you.
— Hideaki Itsuno (@tomqe)
Beyond Devil May Cry and Dragon’s Dogma, Itsuno has also developed some of Capcom’s most beloved cult classics, like Rival Schools and Power Stone. Capcom recently expressed an interest in, so maybe Itsuno has been tasked with bringing one of his old IP back to life for modern gaming consoles. This could take the form of brand new installments in the Power Stone and Rival Schools franchises, but the games could also be brought back as remasters.
After the success of Resident Evil HD Remaster,, and it may want to test the waters for interest in its older brands with remasters before moving forward on development of full-fledged sequels. Whatever Itsuno’s project is, fans should be excited. While he’s directed a couple of flops, the majority of the games Itsuno has bene at the helm for have released to critical acclaim, and so it will be exciting to see what he has to offer the gaming world in 2017.
I was sitting downstairs browsing my daily internet websites etc when my little brother, 12 years old, ran down the stairs screaming my name saying there is a Venusaur nearby.
I look at the map, "It's not too far away it looks like" I think.
So obviously, we get dressed and set off our journey to find it.
Turns out we had to walk almost 2 Kilometers because it was on the other side of the river.
About 20 minutes later, we got there, it showed up!
We both tried our best to catch ours. Once I caught mine, I offered him to let me throw for him. (I often land great throws more often)
Few great balls later, we realized he's out of Pokeballs.
With the realization, I looked at his face, he was about to cry as he went to leave the encounter.
I said "Give me your phone for a second"
I went to the store, bought some Poke coins from my account and bought one of the packs with great balls in it.
We started catching it again.
5-6 pokeballs later, the ball wiggled once, twice, thrice. I looked at my brother as he jumped onto me to give me a hug saying "Thank you thank you thank you thank you"
The look on his face, his smile, definitely worth the £15 I spent on the coins.
His Venusaur had about 900CP and became his third strongest Pokemon.