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By Jordan Lucero, 1 year ago

Nintendo Direct Rescheduled for September 13th

Grab your popcorn-again! Nintendo has rescheduled the delayed September Nintendo Direct. Originally airing on the 6th, it was delayed because of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan. At 6pm ET, you can still expect 35 minutes of 3DS and Switch news, including a bunch of details for Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo has confirmed that...

By Jordan Lucero, 1 year ago

Nintendo Direct Slotted for September 6th

UPDATE: Due to a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, Nintendo has delayed this week’s Nintendo Direct. Nintendo has tweeted to expect a reannouncement “in the near future”. Stay tuned at Launch Party Gaming for more updates. Grab your popcorn! Nintendo has finally announced the long-awaited September Nintendo Direct. After weeks of speculation, fans were relieved...

By Jordan Lucero, 1 year ago

Nintendo Releases Wii U Version 5.5.3

The stability gods at Nintendo have struck again with the first Wii U update since July 2017. Don’t worry homebrewers, this update doesn’t affect your hacks. New additions include further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments to the user experience. Exciting, right? Nintendo has also updated some EULAs to better comply with...

By Jordan Lucero, 1 year ago

Nintendo Holds Nindies Showcase Summer 2018

During Gamescom 2018, Nintendo of Europe uploaded an Indie Highlight video to YouTube, showcasing some independently developed games coming to the Nintendo Switch. Then, Nintendo of America announced a Nindies Showcase for August 28th after Gamescom. In this 15 minute short presentation, Nintendo of America revealed 22 different games coming to Nintendo Switch in late...

By Thom van Tilburg, 1 year ago

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Review

The Pokémon franchise has been experiencing a kind of renaissance over these last few years. After interest seemed to fade during its fifth and sixth generation titles, the franchise managed to get itself back in the game and arguably come out even stronger than before. The success of Pokémon Go is the obvious example, and...

By Nate Lakritz, 1 year ago

Nintendo Switch Online Launches in September

Even before the Nintendo Switch officially released, we began hearing rumors of a fabled online service that would be required for some multiplayer games. Well, the rumors have become official, as Nintendo recently announced a September release for their paid online service. It will provide “access to online play in compatible games, a selection of...

By Will C., 3 years ago

The Buzz Surrounding Breath of the Wild

Back in June 2016, Nintendo released a trailer for what they claimed to be their next step into a new console generation. Hearing this as a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda series along with thousands of others, you can picture a lot of excitement. Nintendo did not disappoint. They teased Legend of Zelda:...

By Nate Lakritz, 3 years ago

Pokemon Go Version 1.0.3

Pokemon Go Version 1.0.3 has gone live, and it sure appears to be a bummer. In the update notes on the iOS App Store, all that is written states, “Minor text fixes”. Unfortunately, almost immediately following the patch going live, Pokemon Go servers crashed globally. Of course this is nothing new to veteran trainers, but...

By Joshua L., 3 years ago

Pokémon Go Review

WHO DO YOU CHOOSE?! Team Instinct, Team Valor, or Team Mystic?? Well, you can’t choose until Level 5 so I don’t know why I’m asking you. Anyway, Team Rocket all the way. (There isn’t actually a Team Rocket in the game, but don’t even stop to believe for a second that I wouldn’t join them...

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