For the longest time, Nintendo fans could not purchase the company’s consoles from Amazon. Instead, they had to rely on third-party sellers on the site to purchase them. Now, after several years of not stocking consoles like the Wii U and New 3DS XL, Amazon has begun to do so recently.
And this is not all. Now the company has digital versions of Nintendo’s games like Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, and Super Smash Bros., as well up for purchase. You can buy 61 titles listed for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U via Amazon and claim them directly on the Nintendo Network.
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How it works is, after making your purchase, you will be prompted to log in to your Nintendo Network account to automatically claim your purchases which are sent to your Wii U or 3DS. You can also claim the digital code for your game in the Games and Software Library section of your Amazon account in case you want to redeem it later.
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This is good for Nintendo fans in regions where the company does not operate but has a strong fan following, like India. Since Amazon accepts credit cards and some debit cards from the world over, it could provide an easy way for those craving Mario and Zelda a way to get their fix with minimal fuss.
While most consumers are looking to save a buck or two on their next PC, gamers will pay through the nose for premium hardware—and Acer is catering to that market with its new gaming notebooks, the Predator 15 and Predator 17.
Acer launched both gaming notebooks at the IFA conference in Berlin on Wednesday. Each is packing a number of powerful new technologies inside a chassis that also houses Intel’s new Skylake processors.
Both notebooks will be available in the United States beginning this November, priced at $1,499 for the 15-inch model and $1,599 for the 17-inch Predator 17. In addition to the Core i7-6700HQ chip inside them, the notebooks include an Nvidia GTX 980 graphics chip, up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, and enterprise-class 512GB NVMe PCI Express solid state drives. The Predator 15 offers either a 15.6-inch Full HD (1080p) or 4K (3840×2160) Ultra HD panel, while only the Full HD display is available for the 17-inch model.
Acer would like you to believe that what it’s offering only begins at those specs, however, and carries over into several gaming-specific features.
Cooling is usually a top priority for gamers. Here, the Predator offers something interesting: a Cooler Master fan module that can slip into the optical drive bay, providing more cooling during hot and heavy gaming sessions. The Acer DustDefender, meanwhile, tries to keep air moving around critical components, preventing them from accumulating grime and overheating. Gamers can also adjust the airflow themselves via a “CoolBoost” app, which allows for custom adjustments to airflow and even a turbo boost of air when needed most.
The notebooks also include a Qualcomm technology called Killer Doubleshot Pro, a fancy way to almost—but not quite—bond the ethernet and Wi-Fi connections together. The Killer DoubleShot technology treats both as separate channels, and decides which apps should run on each as a way to isolate each signal and prevent interference.
Acer also included what it calls SoundPound 4.2 inside the Predator 17, with four speakers and not one but two subwoofers, delivering 12 watts of sound, while the Predator 15 includes a more conventional two-speaker, one subwoofer configuration delivering 6 watts of sound.
Acer’s new Predators also pack the ability to lock out the Windows key and keypad, preventing them from being accidentally triggered and unexpectedly leaving the game—always a welcome feature with gamers. What Acer calls the PredatorSense gaming panel includes 15 macro keys for in-game shortcuts, four lighting zones, and a programmable key.
Why this matters: Turning a profit is a rare feat these days in the PC market, but attracting a loyal followers of gamers is a sound strategy. Will gamers adopt Acer as their brand of choice? With quality hardware, the right price, and a solid mix of components, there’s no reason why not.
Resident Evil fans are sure to be pleased to know that a new bundle has been announced offering remastered editions of two classic Resident Evil games, that will be playable on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The Resident Evil Origins Collection will also be available to purchase for PC and will be made available during early 2016. February in the US and from January 22nd 2016 in Europe priced at $20 or £15.
HelloAn official teaser trailer has also been released that can be viewed below, and Capcom said the Origins Collection will eventually be available to play on 5 platforms in total consisting of the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. Capcom explains more about the Resident Evil 0 remaster project that will also be launching in early 2016.
Added to the remake is a new ‘Wesker Mode,’ which Capcom explains gives players the chance to experience the events leading up to the iconic mansion outbreak playing as alternative character Albert Wesker, alongside S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca Chambers.
Both Wesker and Chambers will star in a special themed outfit for the mode, with Wesker replacing the traditional gameplay role of Billy Coen. Resident Evil 0 HD is set to ship early 2016 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. It is part of Capcom’s new strategy to develop and release more HD remasters.
Konami has released the companion app for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. With this you can call in for air support, use it to display maps, and listen to music featured in the game.
While using the first two features are rather straightforward, and require you to use a Wi-Fi connection, listening to music from the game works a little differently. You’ll need to play up to a certain point in the game to be able to listen to the music that includes the likes of A-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ and David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World’, and they can only be played within the app.
(Also see: Metal Gear Solid Noob? Here’s Everything That Came Before The Phantom Pain)
In order to make the most of it, you’ll need to be on a Wi-Fi network to which your PS3, PS4, or Xbox One is connected. Yes, there is no support for the Xbox 360 or PC. A crying shame considering how well the game is selling on Steam.
The Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain companion app is available for Android and iOS. Smartphones and tablets on Android require to be on Android 4.2 or later. And if you’re on iOS, you’ll need an iPhone 5S or above and iOS 8.0 or later.
After a long wait the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain game has now officially launched and is available to play on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC.
The epic Metal Gear Solid saga continues in Phantom Pain and takes place 9 years after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, check out the launch trailer below.
Travis Shrodes from KONAMI explains more about what you can expect from the game :
Metal Gear Solid, for those uninitiated, is the decade-spanning, globe-trotting, epic spy saga about the consequences of war, nuclear détente, and occasionally cardboard boxes. The latest entry, The Phantom Pain, takes place 9 years after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (also available on PS4/PS3) as the legendary soldier Big Boss wakes from his long coma since the events of Ground Zeroes.
With the fire of revenge burning in his heart, he sets out to rebuild his former mercenary legion with allies new and old, and swears vengeance upon Skullface and the mysterious XOF organization.
Lucky for Boss, he has a big, beautiful playground to work with.
Boasting a map bigger than all previous games combined, you will plan, execute, and command the battlefield. And when you finally fight your way to the end of the conclusion to this secret chapter of Metal Gear history, the war rages on in our online Forward Operating Base mode, which pits you in a 1-on-1 match to attack (or defend) critical materials from fellow players around the world! If squad vs. squad is more your tune, we have our full-blown multiplayer coming October 6th, which gives you plenty of time to tackle the massive single-player mode.
If you are looking for some extras for Fallout 4, the Fallout 4 Steelbook and postcard set is what you want. Sadly, we have learned that the Fallout 4 Steelbook and postcard set, along with the cute Vault Boy bobblehead will be exclusive to retailer GAME in the UK. That will leave many gamers unable to get a set. Mainly those who live outside of the UK.
If you live in the UK though, you can go ahead and pre-order the bundle which will cost you £47.99 and will also come with a copy of the game. It won’t be any problem for you to get one.
This may not be the coolest bundle, but still many fans were looking forward to it. Sorry about the bad news. As of right now we do not know if Bethesda has any plans to bring exclusive pre-order bonuses to US retailers. We will just have to keep our eyes peeled for that and we will let you know when we learn something.
Fallout 4 has been scheduled for a November 10th release and we have all waited a very long time for this. The time is almost here, so very soon we will all be playing the game.
Xbox One gamers that are interested in trying out Forza Motorsport 6 can now do so on the Xbox Onethanks to the availability of a new demo version of the game.
The Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 demo features a selection of the 450 Forzavista cars complete with working cockpits and full damage, to get a taste of the reading before you purchase the full game.
The demo also provides the ability to experience highlights from the game’s 70 hour career mode, including wet weather and night racing, with gameplay at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. Check out the trailer below to whet your appetite.
In addition, the demo kicks off the Forza Fuel Challenge. Xbox is selecting the three fastest drivers from the U.S., U.K., Canada, France and Germany for an all-expense paid trip to Circuit of the Americas, Texas to experience the ultimate Forza challenge.
Two fans will be chosen based on their lap times in the official Forza Fuel Rivals challenge found in the demo – your speed will earn you a place. Our third space goes to a wild card, so don’t worry if you don’t hit the top spots, as one additional winner will be chosen at random just for taking part. Players must complete the entire Forza Motorsport 6 demo experience before the Forza Fuel Rivals challenge will be available.