Nintendo stock – Gateway 3 DSFR http://gateway3dsfr.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 05:49:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gateway3dsfr.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Nintendo stock – Gateway 3 DSFR http://gateway3dsfr.com/ 32 32 Hyperkin’s Xenon is an Xbox 360 controller remake with USB-C and a share button https://gateway3dsfr.com/hyperkins-xenon-is-an-xbox-360-controller-remake-with-usb-c-and-a-share-button/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 22:00:25 +0000 https://gateway3dsfr.com/hyperkins-xenon-is-an-xbox-360-controller-remake-with-usb-c-and-a-share-button/

To each his own poison when it comes to gaming nostalgia. This may be the low-poly heaven of Final Fantasy VIIthe character models of or the satisfying click of inserting real physical game cartridges. Or maybe your nostalgia is just a little less nostalgic; more digital; a lot more apt to show the Dorito dust spots.

For the latter group, Hyperkin takes its breath away from the early 2000s: a new Xbox 360 controller designed for both modern PCs and consoles. The Xenon, as it’s called (a nod to Microsoft’s codename for the Xbox 360), isn’t just a lookalike, it’s an officially licensed remake.

What’s new? — The controller is updated with modern amenities like a share button, USB-C connectivity, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for connecting your headset of choice. Hyperkin is also generous on colors and plans to release Xenon in black, pink and red, in addition to the original Dorito dust-attracting white.

This isn’t Hyperkin’s first rodeo when it comes to reviving a piece of Xbox nostalgia. You might remember the Duke, a send-off of Xbox’s original (and very beefy) black controller. It’s also steeped in Nintendo nostalgia with controllers like the Admiral – a wireless rendition of the Nintendo 64’s iconic trident-shaped contraption.

One of my personal favourites, if only out of sheer delirium, is the X91 Ice controller – an unholy marriage between Sega’s Genesis controller and the Xbox. It’s seamless; It’s strange; it even works for Xbox Series S and X!

Although we haven’t seen the IRL controller yet, the Xenon looks like a very diligent remake of Microsoft’s original hardware. Personally, I wouldn’t mind reliving the smooth plastic tactile pleasure of the Xbox 360 controller, as opposed to the matte feel of the current generation. Maybe it will even get progressively fatter the more you use it!

Price and release date — Design-wise, the Xbox 360 controller is much closer to the current-gen controllers that most people use now, so the Xenon might even be less gag than other recreations, and more equipment for daily use.

Unfortunately, there’s no price or release date for the Xenon just yet, so you’ll have to use your imagination for now. Alternatively, if you’ve kept your Xbox 360 controller for so long, Microsoft’s backward compatibility works in your favor.

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Yuji Naka Reportedly Arrested During Square Enix Insider Trading Investigation https://gateway3dsfr.com/yuji-naka-reportedly-arrested-during-square-enix-insider-trading-investigation/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 03:05:00 +0000 https://gateway3dsfr.com/yuji-naka-reportedly-arrested-during-square-enix-insider-trading-investigation/
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Yuji Naka – the co-creator of Sonic and the more recent Balan Wonderworld – has reportedly been arrested in an ongoing Square Enix insider trading investigation.

This follows the arrest of Square Enix employees Taisuke Sazaki and Fumiaki Suzuki, who allegedly acquired shares in Japanese game development company ‘Aiming’ ahead of the announcement of its new mobile title Dragon Quest. Dragon Quest Tactics.

Sazaki and Suzuki reportedly purchased 47 million yen (approximately $336,300) of shares in developer Aiming. Yuji Naka was also accused of having inside information – the purchase of 10,000 shares of Aiming for 2.8 million yen (about 20,000 USD) before the same announcement.

Square Enix released an official statement revealing that it is working with authorities on the investigation and taking appropriate action against the suspicious employees:

“We deeply regret the great concern this has caused to all concerned. We have handled this incident strictly, including internal disciplinary action taken against the suspected employees.”

Since the launch of Balan Wonderworld and his departure from Square Enix, Yuji Naka has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the Japanese publisher and developer, having apparently been removed from the game as director “about six months before release”.

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features, specs, release date, price https://gateway3dsfr.com/features-specs-release-date-price/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 21:00:25 +0000 https://gateway3dsfr.com/features-specs-release-date-price/

Do you remember Nintendo Labo? It looks like Chinese VR hardware maker Pimax does.

The recently announced Pimax Portal, a Switch-like Android handheld with accessories that can turn it into a full-fledged standalone VR headset, just launched its Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday. The device shares similarities with the Cardboard Labo accessories that Nintendo made for the Switch, specifically the Viewfinder-esque VR kit that lets you insert the Switch’s display into a variety of different headsets.

Pimax’s version is much more ambitious and naturally comes with all the uncertainty that crowdfunding entails. Ahead of its scheduled launch in 2023, here’s what we know about the Pimax Portal.

Pimax Portal Features

The Pimax Portal will have a VR headset, docking station, and more.Pimax

The Pimax Portal, at its most basic level, is an Android handheld with detachable controllers and a 5.5-inch LCD or QLED screen in the general shape of the Nintendo Switch. Pimax says the device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2, the same chip in Meta’s Quest 2, will feature 32 physical buttons (not including software options) and will have five cameras on the back of the device for tracking and augmented reality features.

And that’s just for mobile games. Pimax describes the Portal as a “metaverse entertainment system”, so the real trick is all the other ways to use the device. If you slot the Portal into Pimax’s Portal View headset, it can function as a standalone VR device with interchangeable lenses and a controller box that looks a bit like the Quest 2 controllers. The company plans to sell a Pro version of the headset. with an additional built-in 6000 mAh battery.

Connected to the Portal Dock, the handheld can act as a traditional home console or, in Pimax’s vision, a fitness tracker in the same vein as the Peloton Guide. Pimax also plans to sell a larger 8.8-inch Pimax XL screen that you can dock the portal into, and a Mini Station “portable off-board processor” for playing more graphically intense games on the handheld.

Pimax Portal Technical Specifications

The Pimax Portal will function as an Android handheld when not connected to any other accessory.Pimax

Here’s a breakdown of what Pimax plans to include in the portal:

  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2
  • GPUs: Qualcomm Adreno 650
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage OR 8 GB RAM / 256 GB storage
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 3840 x 2160 resolution, 144Hz LCD or QLED display
  • Followed: 6DoF (six degrees of freedom) tracking via four rear cameras
  • Battery: 4000mAh

Pimax Portal Price and Release Date

Pimax plans to start shipping the Portal and accompanying accessories in January 2023. Current prices listed on the company’s Kickstarter are “early bird,” so they will likely increase after the device is officially released. Here is the current prize breakdown:

  • Starting at $299 for the Pimax Portal (LCD)
  • Starting at $449 for the Pimax Portal Headset (LCD) and Portal View
  • Starting at $549 for the Pimax Portal (QLED)
  • Starting at $599 for the Pimax Portal Headset (QLED) and Portal View Pro

Will the Pimax portal be any good?

The Pimax Portal is a great idea, but how well it is executed is an open question.Pimax

The Pimax Portal sits at the bustling intersection of handheld gaming and VR, but I have to be cautious: there are a lot of unknowns with this device.

Pimax has sold PC VR headsets before – and even recently introduced another standalone VR headset, the Pimax Crystal, earlier this year – but the portal is much more complicated. The handheld itself is “ready for mass production” according to Pimax, but it’s unclear how many miscellaneous accessories will actually ship with the device in January.

What is clear about the portal is that Pimax is onto something. The Nintendo Switch is powered by (aging) mobile hardware, and many of the most popular standalone VR headsets essentially look like bloated Android smartphones on the inside. The impetus to combine the two devices seems good. But like any new hardware, the keystone will be whether or not there’s software to run on it, and it’s unclear whether Pimax has the clout of a company like Meta to attract developers.

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Freedom Games shares 5 Switch release dates for 2023 https://gateway3dsfr.com/freedom-games-shares-5-switch-release-dates-for-2023/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 18:25:51 +0000 https://gateway3dsfr.com/freedom-games-shares-5-switch-release-dates-for-2023/

Freedom Games today announced plans to kick off 2023 with five planned port release dates for the Switch. These are titles that we already knew were heading to Switch, but it’s certainly nice to have a locked release date.

Monorail Stories, Stelex Software’s award-winning asynchronous multiplayer storytelling experience, is scheduled to come to Switch on Thursday, January 19, 2023. Embark on the morning ride as Ahmal and Silvie, as they interact with passengers aboard separate trains – intertwining the stories of travelers on both sides of the tracks.

Mars Base, the out-of-this-world farming sim from KZ Games, is planting seeds that are set to sprout on Switch on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Begin the foundations of a Mars colony in the Erebus Montes region to slowly transform the red planet into a green. Welcome new settlers on a biannual schedule and uncover ancient, forgotten secrets.

Monster Outbreak, a retro-inspired 2D tower defense survival game from GameMunchers, adds the Switch to its defensive line on Thursday, February 9, 2023. Build an impenetrable fortress and defend yourself against battalions of vicious monsters. Survive solo or enlist the help of a friend in classic local split-screen or online multiplayer to create an indestructible fortress.

Tyrant’s Blessing, a turn-based tactical RPG from Mercury Game Studios, welcomes the Switch as your trusty battle companion on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Gather the remnants of humanity together with dedicated (but equally deadly) pets to fight off the Tyrant’s “blessing” before he can turn the world into an ever-obedient army of undead.

Terracotta, a pixel-art action-puzzle adventure from Appnormals, brings balance to Switch on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Channel Tao energy to switch between the Yin and Yang realms to solve kinetic puzzles, dodge attacks from cursed soldiers and test the power of legendary bosses as the last surviving terracotta warrior.

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Grocer Big C set to do $500m in Thailand IPO https://gateway3dsfr.com/grocer-big-c-set-to-do-500m-in-thailand-ipo/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 09:17:29 +0000 https://gateway3dsfr.com/grocer-big-c-set-to-do-500m-in-thailand-ipo/

(Bloomberg) – Big C Supercenter Pcl, which runs supermarkets and convenience stores in Southeast Asia, plans to go public again in Bangkok through an initial public offering that could raise more than $500 million, according to reports. people close to the file.

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The Bangkok-based company is probing investment banks for share sale proposals, which could take place as early as next year, the sources said, asking not to be identified as the information is private.

Discussions are ongoing and details of the potential offering such as the size and timing of the fundraiser could still change, the people said. An investor relations representative from Berli Jucker Pcl, the owner of Big C, said he had no information on plans for an IPO so far.

Big C was founded by Central Group of Thailand in 1993 and opened its first store on Chaengwattana Road. The company raised around 4.2 billion baht ($112 million) in a Thai IPO in 2012.

TCC Holding Co., controlled by Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, agreed in 2016 to buy a 58.6% stake in Big C for 3.1 billion euros from French retailer Casino Guichard Perrachon SA. Big C was delisted in 2017 after TCC subsidiary Berli Jucker took it private.

Big C operates 1,792 stores including convenience stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, according to its latest presentation. Earlier this year, the company acquired 18 Kiwi Mart stores in Cambodia and plans to rebrand them as Big C Mini stores.

–With the help of Anuchit Nguyen.

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Nintendo Switch bundle and game deals light up a festive lineup of Nintendo’s Black Friday deals – News https://gateway3dsfr.com/nintendo-switch-bundle-and-game-deals-light-up-a-festive-lineup-of-nintendos-black-friday-deals-news/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 11:18:11 +0000 https://gateway3dsfr.com/nintendo-switch-bundle-and-game-deals-light-up-a-festive-lineup-of-nintendos-black-friday-deals-news/

As the holiday season approaches, Nintendo is spicing up the festivities with Black Friday deals that allow families to explore fun ways to spend time together during this special time of year and beyond. Starting November 20, select retailers and the My Nintendo Shop will offer the Nintendo Switch™ with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con + Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe (Full game download) + 3 months Nintendo Switch Individual Online Subscription* Set at a suggested retail price of only $299.99 ($70 value**).

The Nintendo Switch bundle is just one of many Black Friday deals that keep the whole family entertained and engaged. Other offers include a $20 discount on Mario Party™ Superstars, The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild, Animal Crossing™: New Horizons, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes and BRAVELY DEFAULT™ II at select retailers, bringing their suggested retail price to just $39.99 each during the Black Friday promotion. 33% off the WarioWare™: Unite! and Big Brain Academy™: Brain vs. Brain games, plus $40 off Mario Kart Live: Home Track, which brings the thrill of Mario Kart real-world series at a suggested retail price of just $59.99.***

A variety of digital deals will also be available for Black Friday in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. Details on the promotion schedule and featured games will be announced at a later date.

“This holiday season, we want to give even more families the opportunity to come together and experience all that the Nintendo Switch console has to offer,” said Doug Bowser, President of Nintendo of America. “Our Black Friday Nintendo Switch bundle and gaming deals make this the perfect season for families looking to connect and spend some quality time together.”

Families can also discover even more play options with the Nintendo Switch Online + expansion pack. This paid subscription offers the same features as the Nintendo Switch Online subscription, including online play, cloud save data, and a library of NES™ and Super NES games, with the addition of classics Nintendo 64™ and SEGA Genesis™ games and access to certain downloadable content, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion and Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradiseno additional cost.

Outside of this year’s Black Friday specials, Nintendo has plenty of other gift ideas for holiday shoppers to consider. This includes the Nintendo Switch – OLED model system, which has an overall size similar to the Nintendo Switch system, but with a larger and vibrant 7-inch OLED display, a wide adjustable stand for tabletop mode, a docking station with a wired LAN port (LAN cable sold separately ), 64GB of internal storage and enhanced audio for handheld and tabletop gaming (suggested retail price $349.99). just like nintendo switch, Nintendo Switch – OLED model allows gamers to play on the TV and share detachable Joy-Con controllers for plug-and-play multiplayer fun. Plus, the system can be taken on the go to enjoy its gaming versatility anywhere. For gamers on the go, there’s also Nintendo Switch Litea compact and lightweight portable system with built-in controllers for those who prefer to go on adventures with them (suggested retail price $199.99).

Recently launched games like Splatoon™ 3, Nintendo Switch Sports and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope are also currently available, with games to come Pokémon™ Scarlet and Pokémon Violet exclusive launch for Nintendo Switch on November 18th.

Visit Nintendo’s Holiday Gift Guide to learn more about what Nintendo has to offer this holiday season at https://www.nintendo.com/store/holiday-gifts/. You can also visit Nintendo.com to find these Black Friday deals and participating retailers, as well as current and upcoming deals on digital titles at https://www.nintendo.com/holiday/deals/.

* The included Nintendo Switch Online membership will automatically renew after three months at the then-current price.

** Value based on purchasing items individually.

*** Savings based on suggested retail price. Actual savings may vary.

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More people need to play these haunting murder mysteries on Nintendo Switch https://gateway3dsfr.com/more-people-need-to-play-these-haunting-murder-mysteries-on-nintendo-switch/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 00:40:00 +0000 https://gateway3dsfr.com/more-people-need-to-play-these-haunting-murder-mysteries-on-nintendo-switch/

Despite Nintendo’s carefully cultivated family image, the company has produced its share of mature games over the years, from the dark and atmospheric Metroid series to the risque Bayonetta 3, a pair of obscure detective games from the early years of Nintendo. company that are perfect for Halloween.

Originally released in the late 80s for the Famicom Disk System, a disk drive peripheral for the company’s first home console that was never released outside of Japan, the Famicom Detective Club series spans two games: The Missing Heir and The Girl Who Stands Behind, both of which have been lavishly remade for the Nintendo Switch. (A third installment in the series was also released for the short-lived Super Famicom accessory Satellaview, but it remains unlocalized.)

Written by Yoshio Sakamoto, which would become a household name among gaming fans for its work on the aforementioned Metroid series, the Famicom Detective Club duology is an early example of the visual novel genre: a type of interactive story driven primarily by the choices you make. Delving into much darker subject matter than other Nintendo games, both Famicom Detective Club titles put you in the shoes of a rookie detective tasked with unraveling a series of mysterious murders.

While each game weaves a gripping story full of suspense and intrigue, The Girl Who Stands Behind is particularly thrilling with its faster pace and haunting, otherworldly atmosphere. After a high school student’s body is discovered in a river, you head to the school to investigate his murder, chatting with faculty and other students to gather clues that may help solve the case.

As it happens, you quickly learn that the murdered student was herself investigating the unsolved disappearance of a girl named Shinobu Asakawa, a former student of the school who disappeared 15 years prior. Without spoiling the plot much further, both incidents also tie into the legend of “the girl who stands behind”, an urban myth about a blood-soaked girl who appears behind students.

Although it was written over 30 years ago, The Girl Who Stands Behind is an engrossing – and often chilling – adventure brought to life by the modernized presentation of the Switch version. He and The Missing Heir have been beautifully remade for Nintendo’s current system, with exquisite visuals and extensive (Japanese) voice work that adds an even greater sense of immersion.

That said, not every aspect of the games has aged gracefully. Compared to modern visual novels, Famicom Detective Club titles can feel stiff and sometimes obtuse; there are instances where you won’t know how to proceed and end up resorting to selecting each option from the command menu until one inevitably triggers the next conversation.

These flaws, however, are easy enough to overlook in light of the games’ many lingering strengths. The Famicom Detective Club games are more than just curiosities from Nintendo’s past; they are truly absorbing visual novels that pack a lot of thrills, making them the perfect way to spend a Halloween night.

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NASA Reveals UFO Commission of Inquiry https://gateway3dsfr.com/nasa-reveals-ufo-commission-of-inquiry/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 11:15:31 +0000 https://gateway3dsfr.com/nasa-reveals-ufo-commission-of-inquiry/

NASA has previously announced that it will create a panel of experts to study “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP), aka UFOs – while saying it does not believe they are “of extraterrestrial origin”. (Of course, NASA.)

Now the space agency has unveiled the 16-member panel that will focus on these unclassified observations, chaired by David Spergel, former director of astrophysics at Princeton University. Other members include Anamaria Berea, a researcher affiliated with the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Life) Institute in California; retired NASA astronaut and test pilot Scott Kelly; and astrophysicists, science journalists and more.

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The US government actually operates two UFO probe tracks. There is also a Pentagon group that investigates UAPs reported by military pilots and investigated by US defense and intelligence officials.

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But does he only come to Europe?

When the European Parliament voted to make USB-C the common charging standard in the region, it was obvious that Apple was going to be the company most affected by the mandate. While the tech giant already has iPad models with USB-C ports, its iPhones still require a Lightning connector. Now, in an interview at The Wall Street JournalDuring Apple’s Tech Live event, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing Greg Joswiak confirmed that the tech giant will switch to USB-C connectors to comply with EU regulations . “We have no choice, as we do around the world, but to comply with local laws,” Joswiak said. However, he did not say whether Apple was only making a different variant for the European market while continuing to sell phones with Lightning connectors elsewhere.

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It will remain on the BBC in the UK and Ireland.

The BBC and Disney have announced future seasons of Doctor Who will stream on Disney+ outside of the UK and Ireland. Back in July Bloomberg reported that Disney was looking for “established” brands to bolster its streaming platform. It now has the longest-running science-fantasy series in the world.

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It’s always weird, it’s always chaotic.

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Bayonet 3 is full of classic Bayonetta craziness, all amped up by a degree. The stakes are higher than they’ve ever been, the enemies are absolutely massive, Bayonetta’s magic is insanely powerful, her outfits are exceptional, and the fights just keep coming. She’s still a witch with gun shoes, but new abilities mean she can transform into hybrid demons, adding even more dimensions to epic battles. It’s still very silly, very memorable, and for now, it’s a Nintendo Switch exclusive. Keep reading for the full commentary.

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The S1 Hoonitron is (more) kind to the planet.

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Rally driver Ken Block has released his first Gymkhana video with an electric car – and this time around the vehicle is almost as important as the horn. The “Electrikhana” sees Block drifting around the landmarks of Las Vegas in a one-of-a-kind Audi S1 ​​Hoonitron. It borrows design cues from the acclaimed Sport Quattro S1 while using a twin-motor system. Think of it as a bloated cousin to the E-tron GT. Along with tire drift and smoke, it’s another kind of sales pitch for electric cars. Initially associated with environmentally conscious drivers, they are becoming the machines of choice for performance enthusiasts thanks to their instant torque and supercar-like low-end acceleration.

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DALL-E artwork may soon be widely distributed online.

Shutterstock has expanded its agreement with OpenAI and will begin selling stock images built using the DALL-E 2 AI generator. The approach will provide “direct access” to DALL-E through Shutterstock’s website and reward creators whose images have played a role in the development of the technology through a new contribution fund. The company also plans to pay royalties to artists when the AI ​​uses their work. The agreement represents one of the first practical uses of the technology.

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The new Earth Blue variant is available now.

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Sony’s original LinkBuds S were already made with recycled plastics from auto parts, but the company has now announced an Earth Blue variant made from even more reclaimed materials. The company claims that the body and case of this version of the LinkBuds S are made from “factory reclaimed plastic and reclaimed water bottles.” Recycled materials give exterior surfaces a marbled pattern. The new Earth Blue variant will be available at the end of October.

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Pokémon Co. shares Pokémon TCG strategy tips for Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR https://gateway3dsfr.com/pokemon-co-shares-pokemon-tcg-strategy-tips-for-hisuian-zoroark-vstar/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 16:18:52 +0000 https://gateway3dsfr.com/pokemon-co-shares-pokemon-tcg-strategy-tips-for-hisuian-zoroark-vstar/

The Pokémon Sword & Shield – Lost Origin expansion is now available for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, with plenty of new cards to play with. To help players, the Pokémon Company has shared a new article with strategy tips for one of these cards in particular: Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR. Ancient Zoroark cards were known as major powers in the game, and it seems Hisuian Zoroark is no exception.

It’s reminiscent of Zoroark-GX in that it can attack for two Colorless Energy with damage based on the number of Pokemon on your side of the field. He also has a powerful ability – this time a VSTAR power – that draws extra cards.

It may seem difficult at first to distribute the damage counters on your side of the field, but it is necessary if you want to increase the damage of Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR’s Ticking Curse attack. However, look no further than these additional cards to help you out: Gengar and Damage Pump from Sword & Shield—Lost Origin, and Gapejaw Bog from Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance. All three provide effective ways to lightly damage your Pokémon, although realistically you’ll need six damaged Pokémon in play to pick up Knock Outs against Pokémon VSTAR and VMAX. This means you’ll need to carefully plan when you place Pokémon on your Bench.

Click here for the full, in-depth review of Giratina VSTAR, including the best way to build a deck around it and use it in battle.

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How Pikmin 4 Could Reimagine 2’s Dungeon-Like Caves https://gateway3dsfr.com/how-pikmin-4-could-reimagine-2s-dungeon-like-caves/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 18:13:00 +0000 https://gateway3dsfr.com/how-pikmin-4-could-reimagine-2s-dungeon-like-caves/

Pikmin 4 is coming, and it will bring the next evolution of the pikmine franchise. No one knows exactly what this will entail, but fans are still excited. Among Nintendo’s franchises, pikmine has had some of the longest periods of mainline inactivity while remaining present in Nintendo’s active lineup. pikmine 2 and 3 were almost a decade apart, and it seems like pikmine 3 and 4 will be too. Pikmin 4 arrives after some spin-offs and a new version for pikmine 3but it will be this game that will move forward towards pikmineis the next step.

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How it will turn out, no one can say. Current marketing materials for Pikmin 4 is rare and shows very little of the new world and mechanics. Along with the most detailed visuals yet, a seemingly new captain, and a lowered camera angle, explanations are postponed. It is likely that Pikmin 4 will share many enemies and visual themes with the past pikmine games, and will revolve around collecting some sort of object while a timer counts down. Whether Pikmin 4 will be an open world or will maintain the various maps of the past pikmine games is unclear, but don’t be afraid to bring back old stuff. Especially, pikmine 2The caves would benefit greatly from another chance.

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Pikmin 2 revolved around exploring caves

Anyone knowing pikmine 2 can describe its unique traits in a few words: Louie, white and purple Pikmin, and caves. Underground areas take up at least half the player’s time to traverse pikmine 2. Many of them are scattered throughout each map and the majority of the treasures are found underground. Whereas pikmine 2 doesn’t have the limits of the hard day’s pikmine 1 and 3, he goes one step further to invalidate his timer by causing it to freeze while caving. Each trip to a cave causes a set amount of time to pass, making what is normally a fifteen-minute day last for hours.

The predominance of caves defines pikmine 2 in the eyes of many, and it is hard to disagree with them. The way time is distorted in dungeons, the many minor treasures, and even the increase in boss fights are all down to pikmine 2the caves. A given player’s degree of tolerance for this inseparable element of the game will have a significant impact on his or her opinion of pikmineis the unusual middle child. Simple and sometimes subverted dungeon crawling in pikmineThe gameplay of can certainly be a fun experience, but there are a lot of things that Pikmin 4 could change the caves for the better.

What adaptations the caves could win in Pikmin 4

To start, Pikmin 4The caves of would have greatly reduced random items. Although not necessarily bad for most soils in pikmine 2‘s dungeons to randomize the layout of enemies and items, it’s other random elements that cause a lot of frustration. Bombs, volatile dweevils, and even boulders that instantly kill Pikmin can drop from the sky in some dungeons, encouraging captains to roam the area and trigger each trap themselves. Removing this would make caving smoother, and aligning the difficulty of the surface and the underworld could be grounds for instituting a “collapse” timer.

The layout and integration of the caves in Pikmin 4The world will also have to diversify. pikmine 2the caves seen with Pikmin 4The camera would reveal a lot of flat ground, so some areas will need to be significantly redesigned. With more visuals and varied geography, Pikmin 4The caves will have a lot more identity. Such dungeons could be fully integrated into the world as pikmine 3interior environments of or could have entrances leading below. With more detailed environments, there would probably be fewer floors in total, but that would make for a tighter experience. If Nintendo decides to bring back the caves Pikmin 4then they need to be refined and better integrated into the core experience of real-time action and management.

Pikmin 4 will be released in 2023 on Nintendo Switch.

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