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EA says Nintendo listened to third parties with Switch, EA involved in 'the whole process'

Coming from EA's Patrick Soderlund...

“I only spoke about FIFA today, but our company’s structure lets us release all sorts of games for every platform, so we’ll go wherever the gamers go. I think Nintendo Switch will put Nintendo at the forefront of the game industry once again. Their approach is quite different from anything they’ve done in the past – they’ve listened to EA, Activision, and other companies since the beginning of the Switch’s development, so we’ve been involved throughout the whole process. They teamed up with us because they wanted to guarantee the console would be successful. Doing business with Nintendo is very important for us… We’d like to bring more and more games over for everyone.”

I know EA is only going to say nice things about Nintendo and push out a lot of PR speak, but hopefully what Mr. Soderlund said is true. I'm really hoping Nintendo reached out to the bigger third parties to have them weigh in on what they want, as well as concerns.

Japan - My Nintendo Store goes live, crashes from traffic

The My Nintendo Store has gone live in Japan. It's the place where you can order your Nintendo Switch online, and even mix-and-match your Joy-Con colors. Looks like Japan was quite eager for their Switch preorders, as the site has crashed and burned! It's still down for the moment, but should come back to life shortly.

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Another blatant Pokemon ripoff hits iOS

I'll never understand projects like this. I don't know why people make them and think it's okay. I also don't know why they would waste their time creating something that could undoubtedly get them into legal hot water. We're sure Nintendo is going to be swooping in on this one soon. Thanks to Dan for the heads up!

RUMOR - Hundreds of Nintendo Network accounts/passwords leaked

A rumor is floating around about Nintendo Network accounts and passwords leaking. This is the kind of rumor you don't want to play it safe with. There are a few lists floating around out there of accounts supposedly leaked, but I don't want to link to that kind of stuff. Let's just be on the safe side and change our passwords now and avoid any potential headaches later. Thanks to cm30 and Peen2 for the heads up.

Racing Apex coming to Switch

Racing Apex was going to come to Wii U, but now it looks like the title is heading to Switch. No word on when to expect the title just yet, but we'll be waiting as patiently as we can! Thanks to Sknygy and AwesomePlatter for the heads up!

Switch custom skins hit Etsy

Since the Switch isn't even out yet, I might be a little nervous about picking one of these skins up. I'm hoping the creator took the time to get the measurements correct. If all is on the up-and-up, there are some pretty sweet designs here!

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