Collectible Badge Center - badge update for Oct. 27th, 2016

- 7 panels of new Super Mario Maker badges
- 5 of new Pokémon related badges
- 2 free play

Runbow not getting anymore DLC after Shantae content, future of the brand discussed

A portion of a HardcoreGamer interview with 13AM Games...

HCG: Are there any plans for additional DLC following the release of the Deluxe edition?

13AM: With the upcoming release of Shantae and Runbow’s final online patch, Runbow is DLC complete. But the benefit of the Deluxe edition is that all of the DLC released to date is available on disc right out of the box. No downloading, no waiting, just popping on all those sweet costumes and getting right in to the game!

HCG: Can you see this title turning into a different genre of game; sports, rpg, card game, etc.? What do you envision for the Runbow game in the future?

13AM: We are still figuring out where we are going to take this IP next. There’s a lot that can be done and we love all different types of games. We’ve had fans requests RPGs and Fighting Games in the Runbow family, but the flip side is that it might be nice to work on something else for a bit. I know it’s not much of a concrete answer, but the truth is we are still figuring it out!

Monster Hunter XX - site open, screens and art

Check out the official site here and more screens and art here

NES Classic Edition - Ghosts ‘n Goblins footage

RUMOR - Switch won't support USB hard drives, can't charge while using kickstand

These rumors once again come from LetsPlayVideoGames and their sources close to Nintendo...

- hardware model shown in the reveal featured a USB-C port for power
- this port will be able to be used to charge the handheld while away from the Switch Dock
- position of the USB-C port means you will not be able to charge it while the system is propped up on its kickstand
- the Switch's lackluster battery is being made up for with the ability to quickly charge
- Nintendo doesn’t have any plans to support USB Hard Drives
- allowing consumers to attach external drives to the Dock will cause players to see the system as less inherently portable

Megami Meguri - Goddess jobs detailed

■ Take on “Goddess Jobs” During Your Journey

Jobs are presented on wooden plaques, and a job will be complete by fulfilling its request. You’ll receive rewards such as stat boosts for completing jobs. You should try to take on these jobs as often as possible along the way to taking your Divinity Exams in order to further grow Tsukumo.

(1) Amaterasu Selects a Wooden Plaque at Random

Amaterasu will select one among the many wooden plaques containing the requests of the people at random. You can cancel a job at any time.

(2) The Objective is Written on the Wooden Plaque

You’ll need to go to various places in order to complete the objectives of the jobs written on the wooden plaques. You may be able to more efficiently advance if you choose a job close to where a Divinity Exam is held.

(3) If You Achieve the Objective, the Job is a Success

Jobs will be completed by achieving their objectives, such as “go to the designated station,” and a reward will be granted.

■ Golden Wooden Plaques

When Tsukumo grows to a certain extent, she’ll receive a “Golden Wooden Plaque” job from Amaterasu. Since this job is intended to test how much Tsukumo has grown, its completion is required before taking a Divinity Exam.

A look at the top 25 game companies by revenue

Full chart here

This Top Video Game Companies ranking is based on analysis of annual and quarterly financial reports published by a number of relevant publicly listed game companies. For companies that do not split out their game revenues, the analysis includes estimates, which may or may not be indicated explicitly. Revenues (GAAP) are restated to reflect Calendar Years, therefore do not necessarily match reported Fiscal Year results of individual companies. Revenues exclude hardware sales and other non-game sales to the extent publicly available. Microsoft and Sony estimates represent all Xbox and Playstation non-hardware platform revenues (including Xbox Live and PSN revenues respectively).

For further in-depth data on global games market companies and revenues, see our Global Games Market Report.

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Change column is the YoY change in % and revenues are in USD Millions.

Monster Hunter X DLC coming to Monster Hunter Stories tomorrow

Daigo collaboration

- a special outfit for your character
- a special weapon (Great Sword)
- a special tournament

Monster Hunter X / Generations

- a special weapon based on the Glavenus (a Great Sword), unlocked by winning a special tournament;
- a special costume for Nabirou, unlocked by completing a special sub-quest;
- background for your Rider card;
- the Glavenus as an Otomon who can use a power Cross attack
- special icons for the multiplayer chat.

Quiet, Please! getting ported to 3DS