Have you seen Splatoon 2's fist pump?

You have to stand still while your curling bomb is out and about to make this happen. It would be great if we could press a button to make this happen, but at least it's in there!

Verizon says don't blame them for Pokemon GO Fest's technical hiccups

Pokemon GO Fest...more like Pokemon GO Mess, am I right?! Dear lord, I feel terrible writing that.

We all know that Pokemon GO Fest didn't go as planned, as people couldn't even get into their games to play. Niantic is quite embarrassed by the situation, and has said so multiple times. Now even other companies are coming out to talk about the issue.

Verizon wants everyone to know that the problems weren't their fault at all. Niantic and Verizon worked together on the event, but Verizon had no part in the problems.

"This was not a Verizon issue. ...even when attendees were experiencing issues accessing the game itself, other applications like YouTube worked just fine — which indicated the issues were outside of Verizon's control, like an issue with the game's server itself."

I know Verizon is seen as a big, evil corporation, but I do believe what they're saying. I think the blame falls squared on Niantic for this snafu.

Koei Tecmo says Switch, PS4 revitalizing the market

Koei Tecmo is doing quite well, and they are expecting their business to become even stronger as the months roll on. During a financial meeting, the company said they owe their current fortune to both the success of PS4 and Switch. They see both platforms as revitalizing the market. Let's hope things continue that way for years to come!

NBA Playgrounds hits 500k sold across all platforms

This comes from the press release we shared earlier today...

Independent developer Saber Interactive is proud to announce its arcade-style basketball game, NBA Playgrounds, has sold over 500,000 units across the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC (Steam) since launching in May. This is the first game Saber has self-financed and self-published for modern platforms.

I have the game and do enjoy it, but I think the next wave of content in the new update is going to make a big difference. Rebounds are one of my biggest complaints!

Amazon Spain lists LEGO Worlds with Sept. 8th, 2017 release

The latest retailer release date we heard for LEGO Worlds was Sept. 6th, and now Amazon Spain has added a Sept. 8th release date to their listing. Looks like these dates might be hovering around the correct information. We're still waiting on LEGO or Warner Bros. to confirm.

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia & Snow Moto Racing Freedom coming to Switch

Lesquin, July 20th, 2017 – Bigben and Zordix are pleased to announce the release of Snow Moto Racing Freedom and Aqua Moto Racing Utopia on Nintendo Switch™ in November.

If you’re into mountains, Snow Moto Racing Freedom will let you drive snowmobiles at top speed on snow-covered tracks and perform spectacular acrobatic stunts. If the sea is more your thing, Aqua Moto Racing Utopia will let you take to the waves in hectic races on super-charged jet skis.

Both games, with content identical to the already-released PlayStation 4® and PC versions, take full advantage of the multiplayer features of Nintendo Switch™: you can play with up to three of your friends in local split-screen mode, with up to seven players locally with everyone using their own console, or you can take part in online races against players from around the world.

“We are delighted to be starting our Nintendo Switch™ catalogue. These two games are particularly well-adapted to what fans expect of the console: very multiplayer-oriented, fun, simple to start playing but with a wealth of content.” stated Benoit Clerc, Director of Video Games with Bigben.

“It gives us great pleasure to be teaming up with Bigben to port these two games to Nintendo Switch™” added Matti Larsson, CEO of Zordix.

Snow Moto Racing Freedom and Aqua Moto Racing Utopia will be available on Nintendo Switch™ in November.