Paper Mario 64 Coming to Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack on December 10

Paper Mario, the first game in the series of the same name, is coming to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. It is the first Nintendo 64 game to be added since the introduction of the Expansion Pack. Paper Mario introduced the concept of the flat characters and was also a role-playing game rather than … Read more

Analogue to Start Delivering Pocket Handheld for Game Boy Games Dec 13

Analogue will begin shipping existing pre-orders for its Pocket handheld, which supports Game Boy cartridges, starting December 13. The manufacturer reports this in a blog post. The first copies will be delivered to the recipients in the following weeks. Manufacturer Analogue reports in a blog post that the Pocket will ship from December 13, but … Read more

Nintendo Switch Online has 32 million subscribers

Nintendo had a total of 32 million subscribers for its Nintendo Switch Online service as of September 30 of this year. At around the same time last year, there were still 26 million, which means a net increase of 6 million subscribers. The impact of the introduction of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack … Read more

Total War: Warhammer III will be released on February 17, 2022

The strategy game Total War: Warhammer III will be released on February 17, 2022. In addition to the release date, SEGA also reports that the game will be available through Xbox Game Pass for PC from that date. Total War: Warhammer III’s faq page states that the game will be released first on PC. After … Read more

SEGA to partner with Microsoft and use Azure for game development

SEGA announces a ‘strategic alliance’ with Microsoft. The Japanese game company wants to use Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology for future games. That should make large online game worlds possible. SEGA speaks in an announcement about a mutual cooperation with Microsoft, but few concrete details are given. The emphasis seems to be on SEGA’s use of … Read more

Users report performance issues with N64 games via Nintendo Switch Online

Users with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription are complaining about performance issues when playing Nintendo 64 games through that service. The games, which run on the Switch via emulation, have input lag and frame rate problems. Nintendo released the new Switch Online subscription with N64 games on Tuesday. Users reported several issues … Read more

Analogue shows Analogue OS running on Pocket handheld and following devices

Retro console maker Analogue has provided more information about its Analogue OS, which will run on its upcoming Pocket trade. The OS only runs original cartridges from various retro handhelds, but does offer modern conveniences. Analogue reports in a Twitter thread for example that Analogue OS will support save states. Where in the original games … Read more

Nintendo 64 games via Nintendo Switch Online are all playable at 60Hz

All N64 games available through the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription will be playable at 60Hz and in English. Nintendo confirms that. PAL versions of certain games will also be available, which can be played in multiple languages. “All Nintendo 64 games included in the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack can be … Read more

Nintendo Switch gets subscription to play Nintendo 64 and Mega Drive games

Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo’s subscription service, is expanding to include Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive games. The games will be available at the end of October. Nintendo is also releasing N64 and Mega Drive controllers for the Switch, for sale to Switch Online members. Access to the Nintendo 64 and Mega Drive games is … Read more

Hidden Palace puts 484 prototype games for Xbox and Dreamcast online

Game Preservation Community Hidden Palace has released a batch of prototype games for the Sega Dreamcast and Microsoft Xbox. It’s about early builds and games that never came out. 349 titles are for the Xbox and 135 for the Dreamcast. Xbox titles include games such as Hail to the Chimp, He-Man: Defender of Grayskull and … Read more