Nintendo blames Switch Joy-Con issue on ‘manufacturing variation,’ offers fix

 Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, has been received quite favorably by us and others (having one of the best games ever on it helped) — but one recurring complaint concerned the Joy-Con L, or left controller, as everyone else calls it. Interruptions in the wireless signal were rare for me but more common for others, and Nintendo has finally acknowledged the problem as a… Read More

Mass Effect: Andromeda offers plenty of gameplay depth despite some faults

 Mass Effect is a video game series that attracts ardent fans and invokes emotional reactions from those fans via its storytelling decisions. The franchise builds on the legacy BioWare built with its stewardship of the Star Wars universe with the Knights of the Old Republic, but offers truly unique science-fiction storytelling in expansive action RPG games. Read More

Apple gives indie gamers a permanent home on the App Store

 Breaking into the App Store can be difficult enough, but for small-time mobile game developers it’s even more of a challenge as they go up against billion-dollar, global publishers that dominate the top charts, like Supercell, Activision Blizzard, Niantic, EA, Tencent and others that can afford to invest millions in marketing budgets and advertising. Apple is now hoping to level the… Read More

GameStop will have more Nintendo Switch systems for sale starting March 22

 Nintendo Switch is in short supply — which is good news for Nintendo, but not so great news for customers looking to get their hands on one of the new consoles. They’ve been hard to find since launch, and Nintendo announced it’s ramping up production, which should help, but now GameStop says it’ll have new units on Wednesday, March 22 — so eager gamers can set… Read More

Nintendo could double production of the Switch

 If you launch a new console with a massively successful game like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s not that hard to sell your console. This is exactly what is happening with the Nintendo Switch as Nintendo is ramping up production for the next 12 months. Nintendo already said that the company was planning to sell 2 million consoles for the month of March. According to SuperData, the… Read More

Mobile ad company Appodeal acquires game platform Corona Labs

Corona Labs Appodeal is announcing that it has acquired Corona Labs, creators of the Corona SDK for building cross-platform games and apps. The companies say the framework has been used to build more than 10,000 games including The Lost City by Fire Maple Games and HoPiKo by Laser Dog. Appodeal, meanwhile, is a mobile ad mediation company — in other words, it helps app developers manage… Read More