Tag: Nintendo

From: BGR - The Nintendo Switch will be back in stock at Toys’R’Us this Friday

Despite having launched nearly two months ago, the Nintendo Switch is still incredibly hard to find in many areas. Thankfully, Nintendo is sending out new shipments to retailers at a relatively fast pace, and on Friday, Toys’R’Us will be the latest big box store to replenish its stock of Switch consoles.

In celebration of the upcoming launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Toys’R’Us will bring put the Nintendo Switch back on store shelves at retail locations all around the country on Friday, April 28th. The stores expect to receive a limited quantity of Switch consoles, so if you want to get one, Toys’R’Us recommends that you get in line before your nearest store opens at 10 AM local time.

If you’ve been holding out on buying a Nintendo Switch until more games are available for the console, this might be the perfect time to pull the trigger. Not only has the eShop filled out considerably in the weeks since launch, but Friday also represents the release date of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Switch. We recently shared our review of the game, and it is without question the best game for Nintendo’s new console since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched alongside it on March 3rd.

If you don’t have time to stand in line at Toys’R’Us this weekend, you could keep your eyes peeled for an Amazon inventory drop in the coming days as well. There are no consoles in stock on Amazon at the moment, but reports claim that they could be as soon as next week.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated whenever new shipments of the Nintendo Switch arrive anywhere.

From: BGR - Stream PC games to your Nintendo Switch with the upcoming Rainway app

Although Nintendo is sprinkling some gems throughout the launch year of the Switch, the hybrid console will never have a library quite as large as that of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. That’s one of the reasons why the internet is abuzz over an app called Rainway, which the creators say will allow gamers to leverage the power of their computers to stream PC games to any device — including the Switch.

The program was originally announced in March, which is when developer Andrew Sampson explained that virtually any PC game would be playable on a variety of devices using the Rainway MSG protocol as long as the computer powering the game is equipped with a GPU that supports DirectX 11.

Rainway will be compatible with a wide variety of computer hardware as well as phones and tablets, but over the weekend, the developer also confirmed on Reddit that a Rainway app is being developed for the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. When asked whether or not Nintendo was on board with the idea or if it would require a workaround, the developer claimed that the app would be on the eShop.

Unsurprisingly, many people are skeptical about the idea of Nintendo allowing a PC game streaming app on to the eShop. We’re not going to hold our breath for Rainway on the Switch, but if Sampson can somehow make this dream a reality, it could change the landscape of this console gaming generation. A beta is scheduled to begin next month, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on any further developments.

From: BGR - Today might be your last chance to get an NES Classic Edition at Best Buy

Earlier this month, Nintendo confirmed that it would send the last shipments of NES Classic Edition consoles to retailers before the end of April, at which point it will no longer produce any more. You can still snag one right now on Amazon if you’re willing to pay a premium, but if you want to get one at the suggested retail price before they’re gone for good, Best Buy is going to give you a chance to do so today.

On Sunday afternoon, Best Buy tweeted that it would have “limited quantities” of the NES Classic available in store. Speaking with a Best Buy spokesperson, The Verge learned that the console will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you want to get one, you need to start heading to the closest Best Buy location ASAP. Best Buy will not offer any NES Classic units on its online store.

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Considering that Best Buy doesn’t comment on its inventory, it’s impossible to know whether or not this will be the final chance to ever pick up an NES Classic Edition from the big box retailer, but if you’re desperate to get your hands on one (for a reasonable price), you might want to treat it as such.

On the other hand, if you can’t make it to Best Buy today, a recent report from Eurogamer claims that Nintendo is already hard at work on building a SNES Classic Edition to release this holiday season. There’s no telling whether or not those will be any easier to obtain, but we have to imagine Nintendo learned its lesson after the tremendous response to the NES Classic. We hope so, anyway.

From: Blog – Hackaday - Arbitrary Code Execution is in Another Castle!

When one buys a computer, it should be expected that the owner can run any code on it that they want. Often this isn’t the case, though, as most modern devices are sold with locked bootloaders or worse. Older technology is a little bit easier to handle, however, but arbitrary code execution on something like an original Nintendo still involves quite a lot of legwork, as [Retro Game Mechanics Explained] shows with the inner workings of Super Mario Brothers 3.

While this hack doesn’t permanently modify the Nintendo itself, it does allow for arbitrary code execution within the game, which …read more

From: Digital Trends - Missed out on the NES Classic? Don’t worry, building one is easier than you think

Nintendo may be discontinuing the NES Classic, but that doesn’t mean you must give up on playing classic Nintendo games. Crafting your own is as easy as picking a few parts off Amazon and formatting a memory card.

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From: GeekWire - Geared Up: iPhone rumors, a potential SNES Classic Edition and strong words for Facebook’s VR chat


The new iPhone is months away from being released, but some insiders are already getting chatty about its design. Bloomberg reported this week that the next generation of iPhones will have a complete redesign, with curved glass displays similar to the Galaxy S8, which comes out Friday. On this episode of Geared Up, hosts Andru Edwards and Todd Bishop take a look at the rumors and speculations about what Apple will do with the next edition of its most popular product and ask: is the iPhone maker playing catch-up with Samsung? Meanwhile, Nintendo quietly discontinued the popular NES Classic Edition… Read More