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Nintendo: Animal Crossing fans upset by cloud restrictions

Nintendo: Animal Crossing fans upset by cloud restrictions

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Fans of the Animal Crossing game have criticised Nintendo after it said players would not be able to save their progress to its cloud back-up service.Saving game progress to the cloud is a key feature of the Nintendo Switch online subscription service, which costs £17.99 a year.It lets players pick up where they left off if they buy a new Switch console or own more than one device.But in a YouTube video, Nintendo said the feature was "not supported".One fan on social news site Reddit complained: "It's laughable to think that almost every third party game on the Switch supports cloud saves, but Nintendo can't do it on several of their own games, while they are charging us for that."The latest version of the Animal Crossing game - New Horizons - is due to b
Unreleased Nintendo PlayStation console goes up for auction

Unreleased Nintendo PlayStation console goes up for auction

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Almost 30 years after it was canned, an unreleased games console built together by industry giants Sony and Nintendo has gone up for auction.The Nintendo PlayStation was the result of a secret collaboration between the Japanese tech firms in the early 90s, however the project never entered production and Sony would go on to release their own system in 1994. Nintendo, famous for hit franchises such as Super Mario and The Legend Of Zelda, was the market leader at the time and the introduction of the PlayStation changed the face of the gaming industry. Image: The console comes with all the necessary cables and a controller. Pic: Heritage Auctions All but one of the 200 or so Nintendo PlayStation prototypes were reportedly destroyed after...
Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo quizzed over subscriptions

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo quizzed over subscriptions

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Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are being investigated in the UK for the way subscriptions to their online gaming services are renewed.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was "concerned" about whether the firms are acting legally.The CMA will also look at the firms' terms and conditions, as well as how they handle cancellations and refunds.It is seeking testimony from customers about how they have been treated by the games companies.Loyal serviceThe CMA said its investigation was at an "early stage" and it had not yet formed a view as to whether the companies have broken consumer protection law.In a statement, Microsoft said: "We have received a notification from the Competition and Markets Authority and will be co-operating fully with their ...

E3: Nintendo Switch gets Fortnite and Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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Nintendo has announced that Fortnite is being released for its Switch console to coincide with the opening of the E3 video games show in Los Angeles.However, the release is limited to the title's last-gamer-standing Battle Royale mode and will not include the original Save The World co-op content.Nintendo also revealed Super Smash Bros Ultimate will include every character to have appeared in prior versions.It described it as the "biggest crossover in gaming history". That means the fighting game will include the Japanese firm's own characters - Mario, Zelda and the Splatoon Inklings - as well as those from third-party developers, such as Final Fantasy's Cloud, Metal Gea...