Uncanny Valley - another round of gameplay

Welcome to Uncanny Valley – an unsettling story-driven survival horror where nothing is as it seems. Explore an isolated facility and solve its many mysteries, but be warned: the choices you make have meaningful consequences that will determine your fate. Play through multiple times to reveal all of Uncanny Valley’s darkest secrets.

German Game Sales Charts - November 2018

Yes, you read that right. Germans are crazy about Farming Simulator. So much so that it beat out Pokemon: Let's Go on the Nov. 2018 sales charts. I guess there's just something truly appealing about farming to our friends in Germany. I might have to check that series out!

Thanks to Gerjet for the heads up!

Get Rare Berries in Pokemon Sun/Moon/Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon

Starting early January of 2019, Pokémon fans will be able to take part in a Berry exciting event (see what we did there?). Players of Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon will have the opportunity to get a Mystery Gift containing a selection of special Berries that have previously been unavailable in the games. The Mystery Gift contains an Enigma Berry, a Micle Berry, a Custap Berry, a Jaboca Berry, and a Rowap Berry.

Each of these rare Berries has useful effects when held by a Pokémon, but you may not want to use any right away. By traveling to Poké Pelago in your game, you can plant the Berries to grow more of them. With proper maintenance, your supply of these handy items will never run dry.

Competitive players will be pleased to learn that these Berries can be used in Pokémon Global Link Rating Battles and Online Competitions (unless the regulations state otherwise). They can also be used for the 2019 Video Game Championship Series from the Moon Series onward.

This Berry distribution runs from January 7, 2019 (8:00 p.m. PST), to September 2, 2019 (4:59 p.m. PST), so don't miss out on adding these valuable items to your game!

To get your Berries via Nintendo Network:

Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.

Select Receive Gift.

Select Get via Internet, then Yes, and then Yes again to connect to the internet.

Watch as you receive your Berries.

Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to add the Berries to your inventory.

Be sure to save your game!

Wireless internet access is required for online features. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle vinyl soundtrack now shipping on iam8bit

Earlier this month, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle won the 2018 British Academy Children's Awards for "Game of the Year." In partnership with Ubisoft and Nintendo, iam8bit has brought the soundtrack of the award-winning title to life on vinyl. The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 2-LP vinyl soundtrack is now available and can be purchased for $40 USD on iam8bit.com.

The set comes playfully packaged in a fuzzy "Rabbid Mario Mustache" jacket and includes a paper doll playset featuring Rabbids, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and more. The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle soundtrack, composed by Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata, Goldeneye), spans across two translucent vinyl records. A digital download is also included with purchase.

Rocket League's first Hot Wheels car has arrived


The iconic ‘Octane’ takes die-cast form!

Starting later this month, the first 1:64 scale Hot Wheels Rocket League car goes on sale for $1.09 MSRP (or regional equivalent) at all retailers where Hot Wheels are sold in North and Latin America, Europe, and Asia! At launch, the Octane will be available in Blue, with an Orange version arriving in 2019. See below for some of the participating retailers across each region.

United States: Walmart, Target, Kmart
Canada: Walmart, Canadian Tire
Asia: Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Kmart
Latin America and Mexico: Bodega Aurrera, Walmart, Lasa, Reval and Barao
Europe: Amazon, Smyths, Argos, Tesco, Muller

Nintendo heading to court over its lack of eShop preorder cancellation options

Earlier this year, we reported on various European councils that took issue with Nintendo's lack of a clearcut way to cancel eShop preorders on the Switch. Now the German Consumer Protection Authority is jumping in on the action, and they'll be taking Nintendo to court over the matter. Nintendo has already once said that they are following in-step with the law and have done nothing wrong, but I guess a court will be deciding on that in 2019.

France - Top 5 software sellers for Dec. 3rd to 9th, 2018

France has been taken over by Smash Bros. Ultimate fever! Check out the top 5 software sales from Dec. 3rd to 9th, 2018 below.

1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NSW)
2. Read Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Limited Edition (NSW)
4. Super Mario Party (NSW)
5. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (NSW)

Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! - Version 1.04 available (full patch notes)

Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! has gotten a massive update on Switch, bumping it up to Version 1.04. Check out the full patch notes below.


– Dirk getting stale? Delicious new promotional weapons have arrived!
– The analog stick can now be used to navigate menus when the cursor is locked!
– D-pad can now be held down to navigate menus easily
– Your last viewed weapon in the Forge menu is now remembered by the Potato Gods



– Improved the quality of art assets in the User Interface!

User Experience

– Game should now run much faster when the Switch is docked
– Improved visual quality of Smith movements and animations
– Camera now zooms out when the Smith Panel is opened
– Increased the interactable size of stations and Smiths

– Smiths that are away are now more clearly indicated when Assigning Smiths
– Order of languages when selecting the game language is now consistent
– The first dialogue choice is now not selected by default, giving you time to react
– Camera movements when assigning Smiths are now much smoother
– Increased the camera panning speed
– Increased the cursor speed

– Improved D-pad navigation in the Journal
– Improved D-pad navigation in the Smith Panel
– Improved D-pad navigation in the Shop Upgrade menu
– Improved D-pad navigation when assigning Smiths
– The Whetsapp scrolling experience is now more flavorful


– Added sounds to various menus
– Improved variation of menu sounds


– Fixed language preference not immediately saving when changed
– Fixed viewing item details in Explore Area menu sometimes causing D-pad to stop working
– Fixed Smiths in the Research menu being too friendly and overlapping
– Fixed viewing ‘All’ weapons in Sell Weapons menu not showing your weapons
– Fixed a Whetsapp bug that occurs when there are a few messages
– Fixed able to select the auto-save slot for Saving
– Fixed second choice in cutscenes being slightly smaller
– Fixed Area Event duration texts being slightly obstructed by the Objective panel
– Fixed visual artefacts on text when forging
– Fixed several cases of text overflowing
– Fixed several cases of non-localised text
– Other miscellaneous files

Mages of Mystralia - more gameplay

In the kingdom of Mystralia, it takes more brains than brawn to succeed. You will face down giant, powerful creatures and navigate treacherous terrain. You will encounter puzzles that confound even the wisest of the old sages. And you must overcome obstacles put in place by people who do not want you to succeed.

CoroCoro hosting Splatoon 2 contest

The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine has revealed a contest for Splatoon 2. The contest asks readers to design gear (headwear, clothes, shoes) for Splatoon 2. The winner will have the gear they created added to the game, and 5 runners-up will get a signed illustration by the author of the official Splatoon manga.