Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has released a video showcasing the Nintendo Switch – their new console system. It’s a console that change form factors to become a portable tablet. The controller can be disassembled to be used attached to the tablet, unattached to the tablet, or attached to a holding device for a more natural controller feel.

No word on battery life or anything like that but what we can tell from the video we’ll be seeing a new Mario, a new Mario Kart, and even Skyrim!! All coming March 2017. Check it out!

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Star Citizen Drama

So The Escapist has published a pretty racy article criticizing Cloud Imperium Games, the creators of Star Citizen. The article sourced 9 different current and former employees of CIG. It contained multiple allegations including racial discrimination, misappropriated funds (Star Citizen is completely crowdfunded to the tune of $90 million), a “toxic workplace,” and claims that the developer has bled through nearly 90% of its resources, with feature creep killing the game.

This wouldn’t be newsworthy if it wasn’t for CIG’s response, which was a formal letter outlining how the Escapist article was slander. The letter from CIG states that they intend to “turn this matter over to our litigators to prepare legal action in the US and the UK against the individuals and entities involved […]” if The Escapist doesn’t meet their demands by end of business hours on October 5. The Escapist’s managing editor John Keefer published a follow-up article explaining in detail how each source was vetted, emphasizing that they were all passed through their legal department for verification.

Grab your popcorn…

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World of Warcraft: Legion

Blizzard announced the next World of Warcraft expansion today at Gamescom. World of Warcraft: Legion will be the MMO’s 6th expansion and will bringing back some familiar faces along with some new zones and lore.

Some features we gather from the trailer are:

  • New Hero Class – Demon Hunter!
  • New Continent – The Broken Isles
  • Artifact Weapons
  • Class Order Halls
  • Adventure to Level 110
  • New Dungeons and Raids
  • New Honor System
  • Beta begins later this year.

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