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Company, Gamevice is claiming Nintendo has infringed thier patent on the unreleased Wikipad. Never heard of this company? Me either. Anyway, they had a patent to release a gaming tablet that had a detachable controller just like the Switch. Interesting enough, it also used the NVIDIA Tegra X1 chip.
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Both systems have detachable controllers. Although the Switch looks significantly different. However, due to the success of the Switch, Gamevice claims this has damaged thier product; despite giving up on the entire thing. They had switched to Mobile add-ons.
I believe they are suing Nintendo because they are jellous. In fact, they are suing over just the design of the Joy-cons, yet they want the entire system to get a ban. It seems they are more likely greety. I also can’t help but feel that they have no way to compete now because they are afraid to bring back Wikipad. I actually think this whole thing will be dropped in court. What do you think?
Source: Online Imput from Various Outlets
EDIT It starts out at participating Best Buy locations in US and Canada, excluding Québec which is likely due to the event not being advertised in French.
Nintendo surprised us with an announcement that NintendoWorld Championships is returning! This time, kids under 13 can join. You must sign up by August 19. And the main event will be held on October 7 in New York.
I read on Twitter that Sonic Runners Adventure is now in the US. You can download it now for $4.99 USD. It is currently only available on Android.
From @RockStarGames Twitter
It would be awesome to play Grand Theft Auto V on Nintendo’s Switch! You could play on TV, portable mode, or table top mode. Imagine playing GTA V in the car or outside. Immagine playing Red Dead Redemption 2 on it.
Sure, the graphics would be downgraded a little, but if they can make it run at 720 p and 1080 p on tv, that would be great. Make sure it has stable 60 FPS. If it has to be digital, so be it. Most PC games are digital now.
Here, I made a petition on Change.org: https://www.change.org/p/the-fans-can-make-a-change-just-like-what-they-did-with-gta-v-mods-rockstar-games-support-on-nintendo-switch?recruiter=306414717&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
Capcom had a successful game of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on Switch, 450K units sold since May. Later, a Capcom employee said on Twitter, “preparing Switch versions” of games. The following days, Resident Evil: Revelations 1 & 2 were confirmed for the system. The games are coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, too. However, it launches August 29 for PS4 and Xbox One, whereas the Switch has a late 2017 date. While this is not Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 skipped the Wii U, and for now, this is better than no Resident Evil on Switch, not one Wii U port, but also a game that was never on Nintendo. Revelations 2 isn’t even that old.
Source: Rule of 2 Review Video
Nintendo has addressed a glitch on the Switch where the battery percentage displays incorrectly or not at all. The new update should fix this, though. This is good news.
What may not be good news, from what some sources suggest; to let the Switch run down to 0% several times in a row and then let it sit on the UI for several hours. Hopefully, this part isn’t the case for everyone. It does, however, seem to fix the issue.
Nintendo Switch Sales
Nintendo has released its NEW Nintendo 2DS XL (NEW Nintendo 2DS LL in Japan.) It plays all 3DS games in 2D only. In the US, it cost $149.99 MSRP. It is also has a brand new design and built-in amiibo support. More on the 2DS XL, there are two new shoulder buttons to make it more like a traditional video game system.