Game Giants Ep: 16.5 : Retro Games, Pokemon Sword and Shield Issues, and more

Jairus added music to help transition us into different segments! This episode we talked about old school style games, Pokemon Sword and Shield Controversies, and upcoming games for Q4!

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“Hero” releases Today on Super Smash Bros Ultimate!

Below is Sakurai (Director of Super Smash Bros Ultimate) going through the Hero’s moves.

Timestamp Highlights:

Lineup of all heroes: 1:30

Critical Hits are random: 5:02

Special Moves: 5:35

Down+B are a random set of spells: 7:31

Final Smash: 11:00

Gameplay showcase: 11:30

New Stage: Yggdrasil’s Altar: 13:55

New Mii costumes: 17:00

Version 4.0 update: 19:00




Doom Classic accidentally forces Users to use Bethesda Log-In

Bethesda surprised fans of the old Doom series by porting Doom 1,2, and 3 for all game consoles yesterday. However, players noticed you needed a account to play the game! ResetEra Nibel tweeted his experiences that you were forced to log-in to play the offline single-player game.

It is a confusing system, considering that the game has no online features. It does have an offline multiplayer for players though. Still, forcing players to create a Bethesda account is a way for the company to send users marketing emails and track active users. Bethesda has since responded saying that creating a Bethesda account was meant to “be optional.”

They are working to patch that option in. I can only speculate that Bethesda is now stating that after being caught by fans. They were hoping fans wouldn’t be mad or mind.

Twitter has obviously been making memes about being forced to create an online account for a single-player game. So I will leave them below.

Nintendo will fix your Joy-Cons for Free

Reporting after the previous article, Nintendo will fix Joy-Cons sent for repairs for free! Also, if you have paid previously for any repairs from the company, Nintendo’s memo on their website stated that you will be refunded. Some people have reported paying $40 for repairs on ResetEra (Gaming Forum).

A memo received from Vice has reported that Nintendo Representatives have been informed to tell users that Joy-Con repairs are free of charge. No proof of purchase is needed.

“Customers will no longer be requested to provide proof of purchase for Joy-Con repairs,” the internal customer service details say. “Additionally it is not necessary to confirm warranty status. If a customer requests a refund for a previously paid Joy-Con repair […] confirm the prior repair and then issue a refund.”

Perhaps Nintendo will change their manufacturers or obtain different materials for their Joy-Con manufacturing in the near future. Now that Nintendo is no longer charging, feel free to send over your Joy-Cons but be warned as it may take several weeks for its returns.

This is fairly common for most companies not to acknowledge that their hardware has faults. It took years for Xbox to respond regarding the Red Ring of Death.

Below are examples of the controller drift.