Connect with us

Geek Culture

5 BEST Nintendo Switch Games Still Coming In 2019

blank

Published

on

blank

While 2019 is already more than halfway over, there are still some heavy hitters left to release when it comes to video games. We covered the 10 biggest games that are still yet to release this year, so if you haven’t checked that one out then you should. However, in this article we’re putting our sights solely on Nintendo Switch.

The Switch may not be having a year that’s as good as its incredible 2017 launch was, but 2019 is no slouch and there’s still some very big games on the horizon. Here we’ll list the 5 best Switch games that are on the horizon.

Astral Chain

blank

The next release from acclaimed developer PlatinumGames is going to be a Switch-exclusive, and is directed by NieR: Automata lead game designer Takahisa Taura. An alien threat descends upon a prosperous city called the Ark, and the Ark police form a special task force to stop them from attacking its people and corrupting the land. Expect more dazzling action spectacle that nobody but PlatinumGames can deliver. Astral Chain launches on August 30th.

Daemon X Machina

blank

Keeping inline with action titles, the next game on our list is a third-person mech shooter from Marvelous First Studio. Players will control a custom player character while commanding an arsenal mech and taking on other mech enemies. The game also includes a four-player cooperative multiplayer mode. This one has gone under the radar a a bit, but it could end up being one of the sleeper hits of the year. Daemon X Machina launches on September 13th.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

blank

Nintendo is dipping into their archives with this release, remaking the beloved 1993 game that originally launched on the Game Boy. While this remake will retain much of what made that game such a hit, it will include completely overhauled visuals that blend both old and new. It will also feature customizable dungeons that players can complete for rewards. The game will launch on September 20th.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

blank

The next installment in Nintendo’s spooky action-adventure series is finally on the horizon, being the first release since the 3DS’ Dark Moon in 2013. The game will have a more open-ended level structure compared to its immediate predecessor, as this time Luigi is exploring a haunted hotel rather than a mansion. Utilizing his updated ghost-gobbling vacuum cleaner and his slime-doppelganger Gooigi, the timid younger brother of a certain franchise is all ready for round 3. Luigi’s Mansion 3 launches on October 31st.

Pokemon Sword & Shield

blank

The last game on our list is also guaranteed to be the biggest seller for Nintendo this year, and that’s the latest installment in the massive Pokemon series. While really only being a marginal step up compared to previous games in terms of mechanics, fans are excited for this release seeing as it’s the first in the series to release on a home console. All of the Pokemon catching, training and battling will be front and center as always, only this time there’s much more impressive hardware backing it up. Sword & Shield launches on November 15th.

Industry veteran who has published thousands of articles across a variety of websites. I'm here to provide quality content in a timely manner regarding just about any topic you can think of.

Gaming

Google engineers successfully hacked the PS Portal to run emulated PSP games

blank

Published

on

blank

After about a month of work, a couple of Google employees have successfully hacked the PS Portal, PlayStation’s handheld streaming solution. Their project is not set for public release anytime soon, but the hack is purely software-based, eliminating the need for hardware exploitation.

Andy Nguyen, a cloud vulnerability researcher, and Calle Svensson, a security engineer, shared their latest project on Twitter. They successfully ran the PSP emulator PPSSPP on the PS Portal. They presented the 2005 PSP classic Grand Theft Auto: Liberty Stories.

https://x.com/theflow0/status/1759627938910089575?s=20

As a wireless streaming device, the idea of playing games on the PS Portal without a PS5 providing the power was considered impossible. It’s quite surprising how quickly Nguyen and Svensson have overcome this initial hurdle. It remains to be seen where their efforts will take them, but we will definitely keep an eye on their progress. Nguyen expressed that there is still a lot of work left to do.

Continue Reading

Gaming

Lady Gaga reveals collaboration with Fortnite for upcoming festival and addresses typo

blank

Published

on

blank

Lady Gaga, also known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has teased an upcoming collaboration with Fortnite Festival set to be unveiled soon. More pertinent to our specific attention to detail, Gaga has also admitted to a mistake made around four years ago, indicating her keen awareness of the franchise’s significant value.

Gaga shared a mesmerizing picture of her character in Fortnite and also retweeted a post from 2019 where she asked her fans, “What’s fortnight?”. She finally got the chance to correctly spell the title of the game, allowing us to breathe a sigh of relief after waiting anxiously.

Lady Gaga will be teaming up with other top celebrities to maximize their presence on the Fortnite platform. Travis Scott once hosted a live concert in Battle Royale a couple of years ago, while the Weeknd just premiered the music video for the song “Popular” at the Fortnite Festival.

https://x.com/ladygaga/status/1759986415415459972?s=20

 

Continue Reading

Gaming

Reflecting on Street Fighter 5’s tumultuous launch, Capcom looks back eight years later

blank

Published

on

blank

For those who may not recall, nearly eight years ago today, Street Fighter 5 was released in 2016 in a rather incomplete state. The content available was impressive initially, but the limited number of characters and lack of single-player game modes stood out. Capcom expresses regret for the entire situation, offering apologies years later for having “betrayed” players’ expectations.

On SF5’s eighth anniversary, the developers must be feeling nostalgic. They recently posted a Japanese-language tweet looking back on the mistakes made and the challenges that were eventually overcome. The number of playable characters has grown to 45, and the game has seen various enhancements, including the introduction of new abilities such as V Skills/Trigger II and V Shift. Even now, hundreds of thousands of players still choose to play this game instead of the newer Street Fighter 6.
Have you had the chance to try out Street Fighter 5 since it was first released? What do you recall about the game’s reception? Take a trip down memory lane in the comments section below.

Continue Reading

Trending