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  • Super Mario Run briefly disappeared from the iOS App Store, no reason was given, but the App made a return less than a day later as an update to 3.0.3.

  • Mario, our favorite Plummer, is no longer that. The Japanese Nintendo site has been updated to this: “All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he Mario does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago…”

  • Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 will launch for Nintendo Switch on November 30th in Japan. A western release will likely occur around the same time, though it has yet to be confirmed.

  • Nintendo has revealed that some future retail Switch games will require you to own a microSD card in order to play, with NBA 2K18 being the first physical game that requires additional storage to be present.

  • Drastic Actions, a web and app developer, is the creator of the Miiverse Archive, project that’s intended to crawl each area of the Nintendo Miiverse website, including discussion boards, drawings, and other areas to archive them. From there, he wants to parse all of that data and redistribute it so that people can view it online, in perpetuity.

  • Lego Worlds released this week on Switch and received backlash over its rather dull home screen icon. It apparently caused a big enough uproar that developer TT Games changed the icon to the admittedly more pleasing one that’s now available.

  • All of the Pokémon GO Festivals in Europe were put on hold following Chicago’s disaster. Now, however, we have new dates for Europe which are the following:
    October 7, 2017

    • Fisketorvet—Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Centrum Černý Most—Prague, The Czech Republic
      October 14, 2017
    • Mall of Scandinavia—Stockholm, Sweden
    • Stadshart Amstelveen—Amstelveen, The Netherlands
  • Team17 have released patch one of two for Overcooked on Switch bringing the version to 1.0.1 and including improvements to framerate and overall performance as well as fixing other bugs.

Xbox


  • Xbox Live Indie Marketplace for xbox 360 will shut down on 9/9

Industry News


  • Ubisoft’s founders bought another 2M shares of stock to continue their prevention of a hostile takeover by Vivendi.

  • Games Done Quick raised 225k for the Houston food bank over the weekend to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

  • Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said at PAX that 90% of the company is “working on the thing I think most of you guys want us to be working on”, likely hinting at Borderlands 3.

  • Dean Takahashi, notable lead writer for GamesBeat, faced a considerable amount of criticism after uploading a preview video of his Cuphead playthough. He was admittedly bad at the game, even going as far as to point that out in his piece. Despite that, he received an immense amount of vilification on the internet hate machine, garnering 30,000 responses on twitter, many of which arguing that “games writers should be good at the games they play”

  • Since June 12, community partners have earned over $1M from the Minecraft Marketplace from sales of their own adventures, worlds, texture packs, character skins, and more!

  • When the Fall Creators Update drops for Windows 10, the company will also be debuting VR headsets on the same day from hardware partners like HP, Lenovo, and Dell priced from $300-450.

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds surpassed 10M sales this past week.

  • Ubisoft will be opening a new studio in Quebec called Ubisoft Saguenway. The new studio is set to open in January 2018 and employ around 100 people. No word on what their first project will be, though they will be focusing mostly on “online ventures”

  • L.A. Noire is being released for Switch, PS4 and Xbox One with Switch exclusive features and enhanced lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles and high resolution textures on PS4 and Xbox One . It’s reported the game will cost $10 more at $50 compared to $40 on other platforms.

  • Playing as a person of color makes South Park The Fractured But Whole harder while playing as a white character is considered easy mode.


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