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Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct Announced for July 6th

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Nintendo has just announced a Nintendo Direct for Splatoon 2! It’ll likely be the last real big blowout of information before Splatoon 2 comes out. They will be talking about some of the weapons they have yet to show off, new features, gamemodes, and styles of clothing. Remember the Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct will be this Thursday on July 6th, at 7 am PT/ 10 am ET. Splatoon 2 releases on July 21st only on Nintendo Switch.

The Link to watch the Nintendo Direct: http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/07-06-2017/

Official Announcement – Club Nintendo Getting Shut Down, Breaking Hearts & Keeping It Moving

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Nintendo has made an announcement that will likely cause a ripple effect of complaints from the highest mountains to the deepest rivers within the Nintendo loyalist community. It seems that Nintendo is shedding its feathers when it comes to some of their more well-known practices such as including chargers with their products (that’s so old school, get with the times) to providing fictional gold coins as a reward for buying their products and later giving out downloadable games / physical tier rewards for those coins.

Fans had recently began complaining about the lack of physical items in Nintendo Club’s recent offerings. For a long time, people who are die-hard fans of Nintendo have been influenced to buy as much of their products as they can before the Summer each year in order to rack up as many coins as possible in the Nintendo Club program. This was often redeemed for “few” of a kind exclusive gifts that almost nobody else in the world would have except you. This was also part of a wider program for fans which included exclusive downloadable games installed on their 3DS systems and ambassador programs as well to coincide with the launch of the 3DS.

Nintendo of America officially had this to say about the closing down of Nintendo Club:

  • After more than six years of delivering fun Nintendo-themed rewards to its members, Club Nintendo is preparing to shut down.
  • Club Nintendo members in the United States and Canada can earn additional Coins through the end of March, and can redeem those Coins through the end of June. Nintendo of America will be announcing a new customer loyalty program at a later date.
  • “We thank all Club Nintendo members for their dedication to Nintendo games and their ongoing love for our systems and characters,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We want to make this time of transition as easy as possible for our loyal Club Nintendo members, so we are going to add dozens of new rewards and downloadable games to help members clear out their Coin balances.”

Excerpt from the Official Press Release:

  • Nintendo will add a number of physical reward options for members in February. Members will also be able to choose from a lineup of many downloadable games. As a gift to Club Nintendo members, the Flipnote Studio 3D software will be available to download for free in February. This software will allow users to create unique three-dimensional animations and to exchange their creations via local wireless with others who also own Flipnote Studio 3D. Users who uploaded creations to Flipnote Hatena will be able to download their personal animations from the Nintendo DSi Library menu in Flipnote Studio 3D software. Flipnote Studio 3D will be available to Club Nintendo members until June 30. The ability to create a new Club Nintendo account will end on March 31. All users who register to Club Nintendo before registration closes will be eligible to receive Flipnote Studio 3D.
  • For more information about Club Nintendo, visit https://club.nintendo.com. For more information on Flipnote Studio 3D, visit http://flipnotestudio3d.nintendo.com/.

Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast #8 Podcast Tipsy

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Breezy and Killzown are back once again with Jon Ireson of RealGamerNewz for the 8th episode Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast. Tonight we will be speaking on Nintendo Direct, Nancy Grace Vs 2 Chainz, The Avengers Age Of Ultron Trailer, GTA V PC Version Delay, The G-Unit and Dipset/Diplomats Reunions, Mortal Kombat X Gameplay Trailer, The Whitney Houston Movie, Lupe Fiasco quitting Twitter and much much more
In addition all the previous episode will be linked in a playlist on Youtube as well as Soundcloud very soon so keep it locked to djkillzownjones.com & realgamernewz.com for more of the Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast. If you or some one you would like to be on the show inbox me your gmail email before 8:20 tomorrow night before we send the invites out for the pre-show and the podcast at 9pm

Leaked: New3DS Gets Its Release Date, Exactly One Month From Today

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As the Nintendo 3DS becomes discontinued, and the 3DS XL drops in price, a new leak has surfaced giving the exact release date of the New3DS and New3DS XL AKA New Nintendo 3DS XL which will “open a new world of gaming” according to Nintendo featuring extra buttons, face tracking 3D, a built-in Amiibo reader, C stick analog on the right side, and a better spec of components including a beefed up processor.

It is currently being speculated that Nintendo may be ready to introduce Gameboy Advance and Super Nintendo games to the Virtual Console specifically for this New3DS but that is just speculation at this point and has not been announced by Nintendo. There will however be exclusive games for the console.

Many Nintendo 3DS games scheduled for release will still work on the existing 3DS and 3DS XL (as well as 2DS models) but in theory this will not be the case over time as the platform is shifted to the New3DS primarily. Many people are looking into advanced trade-up offers from retail stores or online websites, or even ebaying their equipment now. Me personally, I am going to keep my 3DS XL and collection of games for it and invest in building a totally separate one for the New3DS. I look forward to seeing Nintendo announce a lot more for the platform, but understandably so they appear to be focusing on rolling out Wii U and 3DS games first and foremost this year.

Early adopters will likely be already expecting most of the New3DS games to be announced towards the end of the year and top of next year so 3DS has more time to shine this year. But the eShop’s indie scene should give way to a great selection of games like Shovel Knight to hold them over until the blockbusters start hitting.

Editor’s Notes:

  • North America Release Date: February 13, 2015
  • New3DS is already available in Japan + Australia
  • Extra Features Include (but not limited to): analog nub, additional ZL and ZR shoulder buttons, improved 3D, integrated NFC support for Amiibo, a faster CPU, and replaceable cover plates.
  • The source of this leak is revealed as an anonymous Gamestop Manager via NEOGAF post (visit this forum is at your own risk).
  • More Information is expected on tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct Livestream at 9 AM EST USA (6 AM PST USA / 2 PM UK Time)

Let us know your thoughts on New3DS?

Nintendo Discontinues 3DS in Favor of Upcoming #New3DS , Wildly Popular 3DS XL , and Budget Model 2DS

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Reports that have since been confirmed by Gamestop reps have come in that retailers are no longer listing stock for brand new models of the traditional Nintendo 3DS. These are well known to many YouTubers as the easiest 3DS handheld systems to get modded with built-in capture devices for creating great gameplay videos and livestreams. Now, that type of setup will be even more rare it seems, at least for the time being. Nintendo will not be updating stock with further shipments of the original 3DS model to retailers and instead will focus on rolling out the New3DS as well as selling off the remaining 3DS XL units while they are still popular, keeping 2DS alive for now so anybody low on cash can still jump into this great platform’s fun library. Those who demand a 3DS before this is all said and done, there is always the used market – better get online and buy one before this news spreads far and wide since Nintendo hardware doesn’t seem to drop in value too much these days.

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