German ratings board almost threw away Nintendo Labo as they mistook it for garbage

This is a pretty fantastic story. The German USK gets games to rate all the time. They're used to discs and cartridges coming to their doors. What happens when a pile of cardboard shows up at the office? According to the official Twitter account, someone almost threw the pile of cardboard away, mistaking it for a pile of garbage!

See how a CRT TV draws a picture with a little help from Super Mario Bros.

If you are reading this, you've seen a screen with your eyes. But have you REALLY seen it though? Like real proper seen it? This is How a TV works in Slow Motion.

Nightmare Boy - more footage

Nightmare Boy is a metroidvania style, action/adventure 2D game. It takes place in a diverse world, full of enemies from your worst Nightmares!

In your quest to save the Noctum from a self-proclaimed ruler, you'll meet weird and unique friends and foes. But tread carefully when talking or interacting with NPCs: Quirky characters and their reactions can have game-changing consequences. Fast reflexes and a taste for exploration are key if you intend to collect rare items, vanquish enemies, and eventually face your deepest fears.

Arcade Archives: Double Dragon - gameplay footage

Thanks to TheDreamingHawk for the heads up!

NPD - When time-aligned with other platforms, Switch has sold more consoles than any other in history

Want more concrete proof of how insanely well the Switch is is doing? This could be one of the most impressive records it has set yet. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella shares the details.

“On a time-aligned basis through the first 10 months on the market, Nintendo Switch has sold more consoles than any other platform in history.”

If the Switch keeps up a decent pace, we could see a new game industry king. I still cannot believe Nintendo went from such lows with the Wii U to such highs with the Switch.

NPD data - Dec. 2017 Top 20 software sales, full-year top 10, and more info

December 2017

Total sales: $3.29 billion (up 10 percent from $3 billion in December 2016)
Hardware: $1.27 billion (up 27 percent from $997 million)
Console software: $1.24 billion (up 2 percent from $1.22 billion)
PC software: $40 million (down 17 percent from $48 million)
Accessories: $735 million (flat from $734 million)

- Switch was the best selling hardware
- “On a time-aligned basis through the first 10 months on the market, Nintendo Switch has sold more consoles than any other platform in history.”
- monthly sales of the 3DS and 2DS handheld consoles were the highest they’ve been since December 2014

Dec. 2017 - Top 20 software sales

1. Call of Duty: WWII

2. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017*

3. Super Mario Odyssey**

4. NBA 2K18

5. Mario Kart 8**

6. Madden NFL 18

7. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds*

8. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**

10. Grand Theft Auto V

11. FIFA 18*

12. Destiny 2*

13. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

14. Splatoon 2**

15. Need for Speed: Payback*

16. Xenoblade Chronicles 2**

17. Just Dance 2018

18. The Sims 4*

19. Pokemon: Ultra Sun**

20. Pokemon: Ultra Moon**

Dec. 2017 - Top 10 games per platform

Nintendo Switch

1. Super Mario Odyssey
2. Mario Kart 8
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4. Splatoon 2
5. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
6. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
7. Pokken Tournament DX
8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
10. Just Dance 2018

Nintendo 3DS

1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
3. Minecraft
4. Mario Kart 7
5. Mario Party: The Top 100
6. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
7. Super Smash Bros.
8. Super Mario Maker
9. Miitopia
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2

Top 10 best-selling games of 2017

1. Call of Duty: WWII

2. NBA 2K18

3. Destiny 2**

4. Madden NFL 18

5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

6. Grand Theft Auto V

7. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

8. Star Wars: Battlefront II**

9. Super Mario Odyssey*

10. Mario Kart 8*

Enter the Gungeon - Version 1.0.2 now available

Hey Gungeoneers, the Switch patch is now live! Thanks for bearing with us while we got this out to everyone. This should fix all of the game breaking issues we're currently aware of, but we'll have further fixes in the next update. Please continue to message us here on reddit or by sending an email to bugreports@dodgeroll.com if you see any problems.

Full patch notes below:

Patch 1.1.5p1

Fixed a serious crash caused by a memory leak, particularly on later floors or while entering a fateful hallway.
Fixed a bug where some item names would not appear in non-English languages.
Fixed a bug where Payday items could not be unlocked by "going loud".
Fixed a bug where the Payday follower who shoots didn't shoot.
Fixed a bug where a secret character's past could not be completed.
Fixed a bug where glass guon stones could be picked up over and over and over and over.
Fixed a bug where interacting with notes in co-op play could crash the game.
Fixed a bug where picking up two specific guns could cause both to vanish mysteriously.

Note that we'll have a small hotfix coming in the near future that will fix two specific issues. This will be patch 1.0.3 on the Switch menu but still be game version 1.1.5p1.

Fixed an issue with missing characters during the intro animation in Japanese.
Fixed an issue where changing controller types could cause some text to disappear from the controller binding menu.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 - more character profiles, info on tanks, R&D facility, and the half-track armored personnel carriers

Miles Aabek

- voiced in Japanese by Hiroshi Okamoto (Andy Bogart in The King of Fighters XIV)
- pilot of Claude’s tank, the Hafen
- they have been together since the times of the academy
- Miles trusts the protagonist as the tank commander and as the highest ranking officer of the squad
- his hobby is taking pictures

Dan Bentley

- voiced by Hisao Egawa (Falco Lombardi in the Star Fox series, Cao Ren in the Dynasty Warriors series)
- he loves cars and has been a member of the Federal Army for a while
- after moving from unit to unit, he was assigned to Squad E
- he is in charge of the tank pilots and cars and mechanics of the unit
- he is a man of few words, but he can be a good friend

Ronald Albee

- voiced by Atsuki Tani (he is Master Chief in the Japanese dub of the Halo series)
- tank commander belonging to Minerva’s Squad F
- Ronald was impressed by Minerva's chivalrous spirit, and believes that she will climb to the top the Federal Army


- three types of ammo; armor-piercing shells, grenades, and machine guns
- tanks can also crush defenses simply by ramming them
- tanks can also destroy anti-personnel mines
- armor-piercing shells have a linear trajectory and are designed to penetrate other tanks
- grenades are designed to attack infantry and are shot in a parabolic trajectory
- grenades explode affecting a large area
- machine guns are effective against nearby infantry positioned in the blind spot of the grenade launcher
- machine guns can also intercept during the enemy turn
- tanks are very resilient and cannot be easily damaged by infantry besides lancers
- you can use tanks to shield your troops from incoming fire
- be careful not to expose the back of a tank to the enemy, because the ragnite radiator is a tank’s weak spot

R&D facility

- used to develop new equipment for your soldiers and new parts for your armored vehicles
- there are limits to what you can equip
- when you create new equipment for your soldiers, you update the equipment of all those who can wear it
- this will increase the power of the unit as a whole
- decorating your tank with different stickers has small effects on its performance
- you can change the camo color freely depending on the situation
- parts are fit in a block-based grid, and more powerful parts require more blocks

Half-track armored personnel carriers

- these can transport several soldiers quickly and protect them from intercepting fire
- if they’re destroyed, their occupants are temporarily withdrawn from combat
- their armor is thinner than that of a tank, so they can be damaged by machine gun fire

Super Mario Nendoroid seeing a re-release in August

It's me! Mario! Joining the Nendoroids!

From "Super Mario" comes a rerelease of Nendoroid Mario! He comes with both a smile and a serious expression, as well as various optional parts that bring out the world of Mario, such as some block parts, a coin and a Super Mushroom! 'Brake' parts for when he suddenly stops as well as dash parts for running are both included, and a background to display behind him is also included.

He also comes with two enemies to display with him - a Buzzy Beetle and a Boo, which allow for all sorts of fun scenes from the game to be recreated in Nendoroid size! Some crossed arm parts for use on Nendoroid Luigi are also included, allowing for a classic pose of the Mario Brothers together! Bring out the Super Mario World in your collection!

Grab your preorder here