The Department of Culture of Guangdong Province in China has approved the Nintendo Switch sales with Tencent as the distributor. Yesterday, authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong approved documentation related to Nintendo Switch sales. Tencent, the giant Chinese publisher, is set to distribute the handheld console in China. Nintendo Switch in China will come with a test version of the “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Edition (Experience Edition)”. The official documentation can be found here. Of course, this news is great for both Nintendo and Switch fans as the company didn’t have any official presence in China before. Investors are also getting excited because this Tencent-Nintendo deal can open up a huge gateway for Chinese game development companies to come onboard. After the news hit the media, Nintendo shares hit their highest level since an intra-day high on October 18, 2018. Daniel Ahmad, an analyst at Niko Partners said in a note on Thursday … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Gets Approval in China, What Does This Mean?
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The hardware news just keeps coming from GDC this week, with today’s big headline courtesy of Oculus. They’ve just announced the Rift S, a new VR headset for PC that has a higher resolution display and built-in tracking to make it even easier to jump into your favourite VR games – and they’ve partnered with Lenovo to build it. Priced at $399 and arriving sometime this spring, the Rift S is a bit like what the Vive Pro is to the regular Vive – a better version of the same headset that still works with all the same games and the same Rift platform as before. So it’s not really Rift 2.0, per se, but more of a refinement of the existing technology. Still, what a refinement it looks to be. With five built-in sensors packed with Oculus’ Insight tracking tech, the Rift S means you can now chuck your external sensors in the bin, as its new little front-facing eyeballs (d’aww) have everything they need to do room-scale VR right off the bat. Or … [Read more...] about Oculus Rift S isn’t the Rift 2, but no external sensors is a big thumbs up
report this adWhether it be World of Light, the online modes, or the wealth of other content included in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there’s no doubt that myriad fans the world over are diving deep into the latest entry in Nintendo’s crossover fighting game series as we speak. Naturally, the Switch title may be the very first game in the franchise that some have played, which would mean that they aren’t as well-versed as veterans are on the history of the titles. Should this be the case, the director Masahiro Sakurai recently revealed the series logo’s meaning for those not in the know. As seen below in the latest episode of the Yoiko x Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video series, the Japanese comedy duo Yoiko sits down with Sakurai to play the Switch title, asking him what the franchise’s iconic logo is supposed to represent. According to the Smash director, the intersecting lines are meant to show the crossover nature of the series, and the circle is divided … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director Reveals the Logo’s Meaning
During a stage event from Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, Japan, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii revealed the title and official logo of the Nintendo Switch version of the game, which will be titled Dragon Quest XI S. Horii-san and Producer Hokuto Okamoto mentioned that “S” means a lot of things, including “Switch” and “Shaberu” (which means “Speaking”) and “Seiyuu-san” (which means “Voice Actor”), hinting that the voice overs may be added to the game. That being said, we also heard that it doesn’t mean “small.” Almost predictably, nothing else was shared, and we didn’t get a single image of the game, or a release date or window. You can see the animated logo below. If you want to learn more about the game (which is currently available for PS4 and can be purchased on Amazon) you can read my review. … [Read more...] about Dragon Quest XI S for Nintendo Switch Logo Revealed by Square Enix, but No Images or Dates Yet
THQ Nordic announced today that it has acquired Koch Media, the parent company of video game publisher Deep Silver, in a deal worth €121 million ($149 million). As part of the acquisition, THQ Nordic — formerly known as Nordic Games — is now the owner of game series Saints Row, Homefront, Dead Island, Metro and more. In other words, the new THQ now owns the brands the old THQ sold off after it filed for bankruptcy in 2012. A quick refresher on how we got here: THQ Nordic’s acquisition of Koch Media and Deep Silver brings the number of total employees at the new company to more than 1,600 across a combined 36 internal and external studios. Together, the companies own 106 intellectual properties, according to a news release, including the game franchises mentioned above, as well as Agents of Mayhem, Risen and Galaxy on Fire. THQ Nordic and Koch Media have a combined 50 game projects in development. Seventeen of those have been announced as of Dec. 31, 2017, while … [Read more...] about THQ Nordic acquires Deep Silver, meaning Saints Row is back at THQ