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Sonic Mania - A look at the unlockable Mean Bean mode


In order to unlock Mean Bean mode, all you have to do is get gold and silver medals in the Blue Sphere extra stages. It's pretty much a fully Puyo Puyo experience tucked away inside Sonic Mania!

Necrocosmos adds Switch to base Kickstarter goal



Now this is the kind of thing we want to see! Necrocosmos was originally going to hit Switch if a Kickstarter stretch goal was hit. Now the campaign has been updated, and Switch is included in the base goal! The game is almost halfway to its funding goal, with 14 days left to get it there. Let's make it happen! Thanks to JoseArkangellus‏ for the heads up!

Toys R' Us gets a Switch restock


You've got GameStop as of yesterday, Walmart earlier today, and now Toys R' Us. Good to see Nintendo getting that stock out there. Too bad it seems to be eaten up as soon as it hits!

Nintendo looks to grab another Tomodachi-related trademark

- Nintendo has applied for a trademark onトモコレ (Tomokore)
- this is known as the Tomodachi franchise outside of Japan
- no specifics are listed on the reasoning for this trademark

SEGA says there are no plans for DLC for Sonic Mania

With Sonic Mania, what you see is what you get. If you were hoping for some DLC for the game, it appears you're out of luck. When SEGA's Takashi Iizuka was asked about the chances of DLC, he said there are currently no plans. Sonic Mania isn't just old-school with its presentation, it's also going back to the days of a fully-featured game at a single price!

Capcom blog - The Characters of Resident Evil Revelations, Vol. 2

Chris Redfield

Working for the same organization as Jill Valentine during the events of Resident Evil Revelations, Chris Redfield is a Special Operations Captain of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (B.S.A.A.). To both fans of the series and fans of games in general, Chris needs little introduction, making his first appearance in the original Resident Evil. Driven by a strong sense of justice despite being a bit bull-headed in his approach, Chris is well-known for taking care of those he commands and putting their safety above his own. While Redfield previously served as a member of Raccoon City’s Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) and escaped the infamous “Mansion Incident” in the Arklay Mountains, he quickly turned his sights on Umbrella, the company behind the outbreak that would lead to the eventual destruction of Raccoon City.

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EA VP was puzzled by Switch when he first saw it, but now says it's a "pretty special machine"

The following comes from Electronic Arts Worldwide Studios executive vice president Patrick Söderlund...

“It’s doing really well, which I love. But I’ll be honest, when they first showed it to me years ago, I didn’t get the concept, I was puzzled by it. But then I was like, it’s Nintendo. They probably understand something that I don’t [laughs]. They usually do. I have a four-year old son and it’s like it’s connected to him. He will use it as a portable machine, he will plug it into the TV, but more importantly, he uses it like, ‘Do you want to play with me?’ Then he takes off the Joy-Con and we play Mario Kart together. He’s using it as intended, which just tells me that it’s working right. I think it’s a pretty special machine because it’s not just more of the same. I looked at it and thought, why would you play on that instead of this? But now it’s crystal clear to me why. That’s the Switch.”