The Jackbox gang continues to drip-feed information on the next installment of their party game series. Tune in this Thursday to check out the 4th game in the latest pack! Thanks to Golfdude for the heads up!
A portion of a WeWriteThings interview with Andrea Babich, lead narrative designer on Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle...
“The name says it all: the seamless switch between handheld and couch-style playing. This is something unprecedented and it allows players to focus on the same game in very different moments and contexts of the day.
When a game is good, you want to keep playing at that game without interrupting the flow of your choices and actions. I can play at the office during lunch break, then stop, then leave in the evening and resume playing on the bus, then I’m home and resume playing again, always in the stream of the gameplay with reasonably little pause.
What surprised me is how well it works for big, deep games. You never lose the thread. You keep the pace. This was so true for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for example. And I think it’s the same for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.”
It looks like a neat idea, but I'd still be nervous to put my Switch in there. I'd worry about heat or something causing problems. I'm sure the Ojo guys are thinking about that stuff, but I'd still worry.
The SNES Mini will be available in our stores on 9/29. There will be no pre-orders for this item. TY!— ToysRUs (@ToysRUs) August 22, 2017
Well, there's one savior for those of us who are trying to get a system without a preorder. Get ready to line up nice and early on launch day!
Coming from a VICE article...
The SNES Classic will launch in Canada on September 29, but not in Quebec, according to two EB Games employees in the Montreal area who spoke to Motherboard under the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media on the matter. According to both employees, who were located at separate stores, this decision is related to the province's notoriously strict language requirements, which protect the use of French in the province and mandate that business be done in French.
We've heard of this situation before with other products, so this isn't hard to believe. Hopefully Nintendo sorts things out and gets the system released in Quebec.
If you're having trouble finding an SNES Classic Edition preorder, you're not alone. Thousands of people are in the same boat, and that's a boat full of very angry people. No sooner than preorders go live, it seems they sell out. How can so many people be so quick? They can't, which is why they're using the Tai Ding bot to do the dirty work.
The Tai Ding bot keeps an eye on preorders for you, and snatches one up as soon as they go live. The creators of the bot know there are quite a few people upset with this practice.
“People have realized that our bot puts them ahead of the competition. We have a 93 percent success rate. Basically our bot is able to "Automatically Cart" and checkout an NES [or SNES] without the presence of a person monitoring the computer.
It’s very much frowned upon by those who don't have the software and find it ‘unfair’ that others have the upper hand. The bot gathered a lot of attention last year around the release of the NES Classic. The attention died down after that but has begun to rise again during these past few months now that the SNES [Classic] is here.”
Multiple retailers have tried to shut down the Tai Ding bot service, but have so far failed. Seems like hot-ticket items like the SNES Classic Edition are going to be quite difficult to get through regular services.
Well here we go again. GameStop has had this work really well for them when it came to the Switch and NES Classic Edition, so now they're doing it right off the bat with the SNES Classic Edition. You can grab yourself a unit if you want, but you have to buy a more expensive bundle with items you most likely don't want. Way to really help out the consumer, GameStop.