Nintendo Labo Will Have VR Breath Of The Wild & Mario Too!

Nintendo is finally jumping in the VR game and is coming out swinging too! They’re coming out with a VR Labo, and the reasonings for this is pretty simple. The first one is Nintendo loves to get our money, and number two they want to make VR a little more accessible to families at a lower price. Compared to the PS4 VR or Oculus.

Here’s the official statement Nintendo made on Twitter

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1113969503459663873

For Super Mario Odyssey it seems like they will have a “Bite-Sized” version of the game, with three different mini missions. As for Breath Of The Wild it will have a little bit more to offer. It seems like all you’ll need to do is enable it in the settings.

The VR set will come with a few games of it own as well. One of them will allow you to build a rocket launcher and even a windmill. The VR update for both Mario and Zelda will come out this month April 25th 2019 for free of course. The actual VR kit will be available to buy on the 12th of this month and will cost $79.99 USD. They will also have a starter kit with the VR goggles and a blaster for $39.99 USD.

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A New Console King Has Been Crowned

For quite some time now the PS4 has been the dominating video game console. Beating out both the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but at last a new King has finally emerged. And it is none other than the Nintendo Switch! It was deemed the best selling console of 2018.

 

Nintendo reached the highest annual sales in both sales and units sold last year. The last time something similar like this happened was back in 2015 with the PS4. Through this whole year it seemed like the PS4 was gonna remain on top. But come November Nintendo out sold them that month, and the holidays gave them that extra boost to take the crown.

 

Back in October of 2018 they sold over 22 million units! As well as announcing that the Legend Of Zelda sold over 10.3 million units. Mario Cart 8 sold 11 million units, and Mario Odyssey sold roughly 12 million units.

 

Three games alone helped Nintendo climb to the top this year as the most popular video get console. And that’s not including the new Super Smash Bros Ultimate that convinced a lot of people to purchase a Nintendo Switch.

 

It seems to look like Nintendo had a very promising year and it’ll be interesting to see if they keep the title for 2019.

 

Fortnightmares Is Finally Over

Epic Games has been teasing that something big will be happening today (November 14th 2018). By showing off pictures of the cube that’s been giving birth to all the monsters. Some players even noticed that the cube had a giant cracks in it, leading everyone to believe it’s going to break. Epic Games had been very vocal on telling fans to get on today at a certain time to see a one time only event. Much like last season 4 when the missile shot up in the sky.

So come time when this event was suppose to happen you had players come around just to see this play out. It felt like half the server was at the floating house at once was loot lake. Everyone waiting for something, while there was a few trolls racking up easy kills. The cube began to glow bright purple, faster and faster until it had happened.

The cube exploded and the sky turned bright with light taking over the full screen. It looked like a nuclear missile had went off. As the whiteness cleared up it spawned you into this white abyss. You couldn’t draw your weapon or anything all you could do was move around and see everyone else around you do the same. It looked like something out of the matrix which was pretty cool. But one thing you could see was this strange butterfly looking thing floating around you.

Photo Credit: Luis Gutierrez

 

Once it got close to you it started a cinematic in which your character gets close to it and touches it. One you do touch it it rifts you back into the main game along with everyone else. One of the first things you notice is that along with the cube all the monsters are no longer there. Marking the end of Fortnitemares.

Photo Credit: Luis Gutierrez

 

And if you look from a distance you’ll see a rainbow floating above in the sky maybe to symbolize a new start? It’s unclear what any of this meant but one thing for sure was it was fun watching it. And more than likely in the coming weeks near the end of season 6 Epic Games will tell us what it meant.

Photo Credit: Luis Gutierrez

Fortnitemares Is A New Step In The Right Direction

Epic Games has been in the spooky spirit since the start of this season. The latest season has been entirely based around Halloween and horror films/ stories.This latest model they’ve incorporated into the battle royal mode is a challenging yet exciting newish mode. With tons of new content.

For starters in playground mode they put in a couple of mini games that can be found the the edges of what use to be loot lake. They include a few target practice modes and a building exercise to help improve your skills in the game. As well as the stadium that we all love and even a boat because why not!

New challenges have been added for this mode as well; although they all haven’t come out at once they’ll all be released in days to come. So giving you sprays, to even a new gliders that looks pretty spooky. As well as a new skin Deadfire who’ll only be in the shop for a little while longer. The cool thing about him is that he levels up as you do the challenges. Just like a few of the season pass characters.

But for the game itself there is one big noticeable change. The floating house in center of the lake is completely destroyed. Even more than before it was with pieces of land broken up all around the area with the house in a few different pieces. If you manage to look past that two new guns have been added into the game, one being a six shooter which is pretty much a cowboy gun. The crossbow has even managed to find its way back into the game and it’s still as fun as it was before. You won’t have to worry about ammo when using it because it’s unlimited so have a blast; it doesn’t hurt that it does a massive amount of damage against the monsters you’ll face.

Now with the game itself Fortnitemares is part of the normal game modes. If you do solo, duos, or even squads! It’s still the same rules be the last man standing but with monsters all over the place. From the looks of it they’re spawning from shades of the cube, and the only way to stop them from spawning is destroying the sharde. In which they’re coming from. It’s pretty fun because when you’re in a game and can’t find anyone this will keep you busy and entertained.

But one about the monsters is it’s easy to get over runned by them. They’ll destroy your buildings so be careful. It’s easy to get the jump on other players or teams when you see them being chased by a horde so make sure it doesn’t happen to you. If your build does get destroyed when your high up have no fear because they added hang gliders back. So when you’re falling from great heights you can deploy your glider to evade taking fall damage.

Be sure to play this mode before it’s gone because it won’t be here for long!

Nintendo Bringing Labo to Elementary Classes

Nintendo Labo is a fairly new way to play the Nintendo Switch, where you build certain things out of cardboard and play interactive games. It’s been highly praised from everyone saying it’s a new and fun way to play video games. The Labo has always had the platform for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) foundation and now with there help they’re putting them in elementary classes across the US.

The kit itself is fairly easy to put together, so it won’t be hard at all with grade school students. With the kit you can make a range of things from a fishing rod, piano, RC cars and many more! In a statement said by Arana Shapiro Co-Executive Director of the Institute of Play

“We are always on the lookout for new tools and technologies that combine the best of learning with the spirit of play, and in Nintendo Labo we found an inspiring and innovative approach in both areas.”

As well as.

“Teachers in the pilot program are already seeing the natural fit for Nintendo Labo in the classroom, and now we can bring that dynamic to schools across the country”

The program is in its early stages in schools in New York. The Institute of Play are using the data from school teachers, so they can fully use it for educational purposes. Once the test is complete it’s expected to expand to about 100 schools across the US. In order to be considered for this program schools can apply at the Institute of Play’s Website.

Fortnite Season 6 Is Here!

The long anticipated season 6 is finally here! There was a lot of people guess what the cube would do once it landed into Loot lake and we finally got a answer with a whole lot of new content for this season. The theme of this is a bit of a no brainer Halloween.

For starters one of the biggest changes to happen this season is the Loot Lake. Now since the cube went into the lake the house is floating in the middle of the air! It’s become a hot drop again since it is offering more chest, and a semi new spot to land. The house is surrounded by all the junk that was under the water that we couldn’t see before. With the inside staying the same as usual. There’s a few ways to get there, one you could just land, or ride the tornado up that’s keeping it a float.

Another big change is the castle near Haunted Hills. The castle is very fitting for the location right next to the graveyards so it gives it that creepy factor you’re looking for in a Halloween theme. There is a few items to grab but doesn’t offer all that much, if anything it’s just nice to look at in awe.

The last big noticeable change is where the cube left its mark. This season got introduced Shadow Stones. Pretty much what they do is make you invisible for a short amount of time, as well as run super fast and go through walls. But just because you’re invisible doesn’t mean you can’t take damage.

Those are the biggest changes to the game some there are a lot of minor things too. For one the sky is a whole lot darker now, with lighting in the sky. Also a nice little touch are some shops are costume stores, and some buildings have Halloween decorations.

Last but not least the battle pass. It’s set with tons of new skins that are worth the buy. For instance they have a more darker version of Little Red Riding Hood, and a werewolf at the very end. Those are just a few of the skins but all of them this season are on point, you could argue that it’s better than last season.

But possibly the biggest thing to happen yet is cross platform was enabled for everyone! So now you can play with your buddies on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and even your phone! This is huge for gaming everywhere, and it’s awesome that it came just in time for the new season. That alone is game changing! So hurry up we only got 9 more weeks till the season ends!

Target Goes Full Nintendo

Are you a fan of Mario Kart? Are you an avid shopper of Target? Well do I got some news for you! Target has just announced they will be turning over 650 stores across the US into a giant Mario race track.

The reasoning behind this awesome idea, is to help promote Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which will be out for the Switch on April 28th. They’re going to be calling the carts “Super Target Karts” and they’re going to have a Mario, Luigi, and Peach. Sorry for those Donkey Kong and Bowser fans. The minute a shopper walks in they will be greeted by flashing lights and the Super Mario Bros theme song, as  they walk by the start line in the store.

If you’re not interested in racing across the store, you can go outside and see how the big red balls change. Much like when Pokemon Go was a hit with the giant poke balls outside, they will be turning them into Mario and Luigi heads.

Now before you get all excited like all good things it won’t last. This wonderful thing is only going to be at Targets with a supermarket, so keep your eyes out! This is going to be around for a few weeks so hopefully the kids or adults won’t cause that much mayhem around the store. So target employees can rest a little.

So if you have no interest in any of this stay out of the market department. Or you’ll get hit but a red shell!