Tesco yanks NX preorder page

Remember that Tesco listing the other day that showed a placeholder date/price for the NX? It seems like that page caused quite a stir. So much so that the listing has been completely removed. The release date of Dec. 31st just wasn't right at all, and the price point seemed to be pure speculation. I guess the page was doing more harm than good, which is probably why it was taken down.

Quest of Dungeons dev on including a 'proper ending' with the game

A portion of a 4cr interview with Upfall Studios...

4cr: Even though the game is a roguelike in nature with permadeath and procedurally generated dungeons, is there a proper “end” to your quest at some point?

US: Yes, that’s a thing that I wanted from the start of the development - the game has an end. When you finish you also unlock some extra modes and character, and you can play those or replay the original chapter, which is always different, so there’s replayability but with a proper end.

Full interview here

Super Mario 64 speedrunner successfully pulls of 'Moat Door Skip'

The Moat Door Skip has been a speed-run tactic that speed runners have been going after for years. As a matter of fact, the discussion has been roaring ever since 2007. It took all these years for someone to finally pull off the trick successfully and repeatably. This move eliminates nearly 40 seconds from a tool-assisted speedrun!

Brazil - Man running for Municipal Assembly appeals to voters through Pokemon GO (UPDATE)

UPDATE - It seems this might be a parody video. We're looking into that right now.

How do you convince people to vote you into a municipal assembly seat? You appeal to their love of Pokemon, of course! That's exactly what the Brazilian man above is doing, promising to bring more PokeStops to his town, as well as a promise to bring in more rare Pokemon for Pokemon GO. I don't know how he's going to do that, but I guess stranger things have happened! Thanks to Andre for the heads up.

Collectible Badge Center - badge update for Sept. 29th, 2016

- three panels of wooden badges
- two panels each of Famicom and Super Famicom badges
- one panel each of Famicom and Super Famicom accessories
- four panels of new Pokémon badges
- one theme

Netherlands taking Niantic to court due to beach issues caused by Pokemon GO

Authorities in the Netherlands are taking Niantic Labs, developers of the smash hit mobile game Pokémon Go, to court after it failed to stop hordes of players flocking to protected beaches.

Since the game was launched in the Netherlands, thousands of Pokémon hunters have crowded the vast, windswept beaches of Kijkduin, south of the Hague, where hundreds of the game’s most popular monsters spawn daily.

Full report here (thanks TAW!)