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There's a new batch of AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs on the way
There's a new batch of AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs on the way
AMD have announced six new additions to their family of Ryzen 5000 CPUs today, including their first pair of budget-focused Ryzen 3 chips.
Nintendo May Have Issued A Copyright Claim To Take Down Some Raunchy Bowser Art
Nintendo May Have Issued A Copyright Claim To Take Down Some Raunchy Bowser Art
NSFW DMCA. It's safe to say that this news piece is really going to stretch the boundaries of what is possible to talk about on a family-friendly website, but before we begin: this article will not actually feature the image in question, but it's probably not safe to read at work, either.
Neopets developer is reportedly
Neopets developer is reportedly "thinking of bringing the game to the Nintendo Switch"
The early-Noughties virtual pet website Neopets may be coming to a Nintendo Switch near you. Nothing's yet set in stone, but according to a new report by the Washington Post (£) that explores the impact of the demise of Adobe Flash on a whole generation of flash games, Neopets' current development team is reportedly looking to bring it to Nintendo's family-favourite handheld console. Journalist Shannon Liao revealed that during interviews for the article, the Neopets team reportedly said it is "thinking of bringing the game to the Nintendo Switch" but "declined to share further details". Read more
Netflix's The Last Kids On Earth Is Getting A Family-Friendly Zombie Game On Switch
Netflix's The Last Kids On Earth Is Getting A Family-Friendly Zombie Game On Switch
Update: Release date confirmed + new trailer! Update (Wed 7th Apr, 2021 16:00 BST): The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom has now been given a solid release date of 4th June 2021.
Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Grand Theft Auto V, Xbox Touch Controls, and More
Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Grand Theft Auto V, Xbox Touch Controls, and More
It’s time to assemble your gaming team, be they friends you take down zombies with, family you play with, or just a squad you compare stats with — we have a fresh batch of games for you.
Don't Miss These Easter Eggs in It Takes Two
Don't Miss These Easter Eggs in It Takes Two
From Nintendo references to something less family-friendly, It Takes Two has some fun Easter eggs.
Random: Take a Nostalgic Virtual Walk With This Video of Every StreetPass Puzzle
Random: Take a Nostalgic Virtual Walk With This Video of Every StreetPass Puzzle
When virtual meetings were actually fun. It's remarkable to think that the 3DS is now over 10 years old; it was a family of systems that didn't smash sales records like its DS predecessors, but nevertheless won a place in many Nintendo gamer's hearts.
Turn a grim laundromat into a bustling 90s arcade in Vostok Inc. dev's Arcade Paradise
Turn a grim laundromat into a bustling 90s arcade in Vostok Inc. dev's Arcade Paradise
Vostok Inc. developer Nosebleed Interactive is trading space-capitalism for retro-tinged arcade management in its newly unveiled Arcade Paradise, coming to PC and consoles later this year. In Arcade Paradise, players are cast as Ashley, a teenager trying to transform the family's small-town laundromat into a bustling retro arcade, somewhere in the 1990s. What follows is a game of two halves; on the one side, Ashley will need to complete dull chores - washing clothes, clearing out the rubbish, cleaning toilets (all given a suitably entertaining mini-game twist) - in order to raise the money needed to turn the King Wash laundromat into a booming arcade hangout, managing the business and investing profits along the way. Read more
Random: Concept Artist Antonio Demico Imagines Lil Nas X As A God In Hades
Random: Concept Artist Antonio Demico Imagines Lil Nas X As A God In Hades
This one might not be entirely SFW, folks. Obviously this is not the image we're talking about Nintendo Life is a family-friendly website, so although Lil Nas X's music video for his newly-released single, 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' is an absolute banger, we shan't be sharing it here for a number of reasons.
El Hijo – A Wild West Tale Available Now
El Hijo – A Wild West Tale Available Now
Welcome to the world of El Hijo – A Wild West Tale, where one boy must brave the odds to find his mother and reunite what’s left of his family.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Now Available
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Now Available
We meet again, Xbox Community! Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the concluding chapter in Kazuma Kiryu’s saga, is now available! Settle the Dragon of Dojima’s past once and for all in this explosive action brawler, where Kiryu must navigate the yakuza life he left behind and fight for the answers to keep the family […]
Surreal narrative adventure Where the Heart Leads hits PS4, PS5 on July 13
Surreal narrative adventure Where the Heart Leads hits PS4, PS5 on July 13
When husband and father Whit Anderson descends into a sinkhole to save the family dog, he unwittingly tumbles into a journey through time.
The New Xbox Wireless Headset Now Available Worldwide
The New Xbox Wireless Headset Now Available Worldwide
We’re excited to welcome the latest accessory to the Xbox family: the new Xbox Wireless Headset.
Five Legendary Bethesda Titles Get the FPS Boost Treatment on Xbox Series X|S Today
Five Legendary Bethesda Titles Get the FPS Boost Treatment on Xbox Series X|S Today
Hot on the heels of officially welcoming Bethesda’s world-renowned studios to the Xbox family, we’re excited to announce that five of the biggest titles from their vast catalog of games – Dishonored: Definitive Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and Prey – will all be updated today to enable […]
20 Bethesda Games from the World’s Most Iconic Franchises Available in Xbox Game Pass Tomorrow
20 Bethesda Games from the World’s Most Iconic Franchises Available in Xbox Game Pass Tomorrow
We’ve always been fans, but now we’re family As we shared earlier this week, we’ve officially welcomed ZeniMax Media and Bethesda to the Xbox family, adding even more incredible talent, creative diversity, and beloved gaming franchises to an already stacked Xbox lineup.
The Sims 4 is a survival game and nobody can tell me otherwise
The Sims 4 is a survival game and nobody can tell me otherwise
This game can be so much more than your standard cuddly, family-friendly sim.
Damn You, Fortnite Butter Barn Song
Damn You, Fortnite Butter Barn Song
This season of Fortnite has been a whirlwind of crossover skins and deranged players hoping that Epic puts Family Guy’s Peter Griffin in the game.
Planet Coaster: Console Edition Embraces Classics and Cultures with Two New Packs
Planet Coaster: Console Edition Embraces Classics and Cultures with Two New Packs
Since launching in November 2020 across the Xbox One family of consoles, we’ve been absolutely blown away by your incredible creations, and everyone here at Frontier is loving how you’ve utterly embraced coaster culture.
Feature: 8 NES Games That Were Better On Famicom Disk System
Feature: 8 NES Games That Were Better On Famicom Disk System
Saves + Synth > Passwords. The Famicom Disk System (or the Family Computer Disk System to give its full title) released in Japan — and Japan only — on 21st February 1986. Th
At Least Your Day Wasn't This Bad
At Least Your Day Wasn't This Bad
I’ve been trying not to complain too much about Texas’s absurd weather because my family hasn’t been hit quite as hard as others.
The Overwatch 2 Panel Was Cool But Please, Give Us The Damn Sojourn Reveal
The Overwatch 2 Panel Was Cool But Please, Give Us The Damn Sojourn Reveal
Judging from its complete absence from BlizzConline’s opening keynote, you’d never guess Overwatch 2 was part of the Blizzard family of games, much less in the works.
Where to find a Fortnite family portrait and complete the weekly challenge
Where to find a Fortnite family portrait and complete the weekly challenge
A new week means new Fortnite challenges are available for you to complete.
EA Acquires Racing Game Specialist Codemasters
EA Acquires Racing Game Specialist Codemasters
"Welcoming Codemasters to the family". Since the end of last year, there have been reports about the third-party giant EA buying the UK developer Codemasters. It's now official - with EA announcing the creator of titles such as Formula 1, DIRT, Project CARS and GRID has joined the family, in a deal believed to be valued at $1.2 billion. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Miitopia Has An 18+ Rating In Russia Because Of Its Same-Sex Relationships
Miitopia Has An 18+ Rating In Russia Because Of Its Same-Sex Relationships
It joins The Sims and Stardew Valley in this dubious honour. Russia's "gay propaganda" bill - more accurately, the bill "for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values" - was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin in 2013.
Where to find a family portrait from a shipwreck in Fortnite
The Crucial Legacy of the Black Aunt
The Crucial Legacy of the Black Aunt
When it comes to Black families, there is no role more imitated, meme’d, or recognizable than aunt.
Find a family portrait from a shipwreck in Fortnite
Find a family portrait from a shipwreck in Fortnite
Looking for family portrait locations in Fortnite? As part of this week's Fortnite challenges, you need to locate a family portrait.
Fall Guys is heading to Switch this summer
Fall Guys is heading to Switch this summer
Mediatonic's smash hit multiplayer rough-and-tumbler Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is heading to Switch this "summer". Fall Guys, if it's somehow managed to pass you by, was a monster hit when it released last year on PlayStation and PC. It's delightful, family friendly party game spin on competitive multiplayer - pitting hordes of daffy bean people against one another across a multitude of increasingly ridiculous obstacle courses - was appealing enough to see the game smash through the 2m sales barrier on Steam within its first week on sale. Read more
Someone should make a game about: Gef the Talking Mongoose
Someone should make a game about: Gef the Talking Mongoose
When James Irving moved to a farm on the Isle of Man alongside his wife, Margaret, and youngest daughter, Viorrey, I doubt he expected his family would become haunted by a talking mongoose.
President Joe Biden Apparently Plays Mario Kart
President Joe Biden Apparently Plays Mario Kart
President Joe Biden has been playing some Mario Kart with his family at Camp David.
Street Fighter II Turned 30 At The Weekend
Street Fighter II Turned 30 At The Weekend
Go home and be a middle-aged family man. Capcom's seminal Street Fighter II turned 30 last weekend – a fact that makes us feel very, very old indeed. Originally launched in arcades on February 6th, 1991, the game triggered a flood of imitators throughout the early part of the decade, and spawned several 'update' variants in the form of Street Fighter II Champion Edition, Street Fighter II Turbo and Super Street Fighter II.
Shelter 3 shows off its baby elephants in first gameplay trailer
Shelter 3 shows off its baby elephants in first gameplay trailer
Developer Might and Delight has released a first gameplay trailer for its open-world nature sequel Shelter 3, which this time casts players as a mother elephant who must protect her calf, and indeed the entire herd, from harm. Despite the change in animal (Shelter 2 followed the adventures of a lynx and her cubs, while the first game starred a family of badgers), Shelter 3 follows a similar structure to its predecessors.
IO details Hitman 3's busy post-launch content schedule for February
IO details Hitman 3's busy post-launch content schedule for February
Hitman 3's only been out a couple of weeks, but IO Interactive clearly doesn't intend to let assassin's catch their breath; the developer has now detailed Hitman 3's first month of free post-launch content, and there's a lot going on as February unfolds. Things get underway today, 4th February, with the arrival of new Escalation contract The Baskerville Barney, which challenges players to navigate Thornbridge Manor and kill off the entire Carlisle family - but only using "accidents". That's followed on 11th February with a Dubai-set Featured Contract being released in conjunction with YouTube show MinnMax, and there's another Escalation contract arriving on 18th February - this time in the form of The Sinbad Stringent, which arms players with nothing but a throwing knife and pits them against a series of (presumably increasingly nefarious) boxes. Read more
Sonic The Hedgehog Voice Actor Thanks Fans For Reaching Out
Sonic The Hedgehog Voice Actor Thanks Fans For Reaching Out
"I am overwhelmed". As you've likely heard by now, Sonic the Hedgehog's voice actor, Roger Craig Smith, has announced his departure from the role. He's voiced the blue blur across video games, television series and even movies, and has been an integral part of the Sega family for more than 10 years. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Microsoft Flight Simulator slightly delays its world update 3 UK revamp
Microsoft Flight Simulator slightly delays its world update 3 UK revamp
I’ve been driven over the Forth Road Bridge more times than I count, sat in the back of my dad’s car as we went to visit family.
Dicebreaker Recommends: Forbidden Desert, a family-friendly board game that builds rock-hard bonds between players
Dicebreaker Recommends: Forbidden Desert, a family-friendly board game that builds rock-hard bonds between players
Dicebreaker Recommends is a series of monthly board game, RPG and other tabletop recommendations from our friends at our sibling site, Dicebreaker. Forbidden Desert is a board game about working together to escape a disastrous situation, which certainly doesn't echo with anything we're currently seeing in real life.
The Terminator and Sarah Connor are in Fortnite now
Resident Evil Village Maiden demo hits PS5 today
Resident Evil Village Maiden demo hits PS5 today
To borrow a line from Barry Burton in the original Resident Evil, “Wow, what a showcase!” To all the old-school fans and those who were welcomed to the family with Resident Evil 7 biohazard, we hope you enjoyed today’s presentation.
Nintendo 3DS Outsold The Entire Xbox Family - Including Series X - In Japan Last Year
Nintendo 3DS Outsold The Entire Xbox Family - Including Series X - In Japan Last Year
Not bad for a dead console. If there's one thing that's true about the Japanese games market, it's that the nation is obsessed with handheld consoles – which is why the Switch is doing so well in that particular market, not just in terms of shifting millions of units but also in locking out 9 of the 10 best-selling games for 2020. However, another fact that is equally true about Japan is that it has never really taken to the Xbox family of systems.
Random: Welp, The Internet Thinks Bowser Is Hot Again
Random: Welp, The Internet Thinks Bowser Is Hot Again
We're more Luigi fans, to be honest. Listen, we're not going to get too deep into this, because we are a family website, gosh darn it, but it seems that Big, Angry Bowser in today's Super Mario 3D World trailer is exactly what some people are looking for in a man.
Brawl In The Family Creator's Award-Winning Music Game Tadpole Treble Is Coming To Switch
Brawl In The Family Creator's Award-Winning Music Game Tadpole Treble Is Coming To Switch
Time for an encore. Matthew Taranto – creator of the webcomic Brawl in the Family – released a music action title by the name of Tadpole Treble on Wii U not so long ago, scoring a 9/10 review from this very site. The game is now coming to Switch in an enhanced form under the title Tadpole Treble Encore.
Family Office Of Former Nintendo CEO Backs Plans For Takeover Of Japan Systems
Family Office Of Former Nintendo CEO Backs Plans For Takeover Of Japan Systems
Plans in place to spend billions of yen to see management buyout completed. The Yamauchi No.
Random: Family Video Closes Its Doors After 42 Years
Random: Family Video Closes Its Doors After 42 Years
The pandemic killed the video store. Video rental stores like Blockbuster might have thrown in the towel a number of years ago, but in North America, a chain by the name of Family Video was still operating right up until the end of 2020. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic and lack of movie releases, the family-owned company founded in 1978 has now been forced to close more than 250 of its remaining stores.
Industry Analysts Are Still Confident We'll See A Switch Pro This Year
Industry Analysts Are Still Confident We'll See A Switch Pro This Year
Maybe they'll just call it "The New Nintendo Switch" though. GamesIndustry.biz is back with its annual predictions for the year, and it seems like industry experts think it's about to be a big year for Nintendo. Mat Piscatella of NPD, Dr Serkan Toto of Kantan Games, and Piers Harding-Rolls of Ampere Analysis all predicted that the Switch family would be the best-selling console of 2021, and although Piscatella was unconvinced that Nintendo would be releasing a new model, the latter two disagree. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Guide: Animal Crossing: New Horizons: New Year's Eve Guide - Tom Nook New Year's Items List
Guide: Animal Crossing: New Horizons: New Year's Eve Guide - Tom Nook New Year's Items List
The game that saved 2020. While saying that 2020 was a disappointment is a massive understatement, one of the saving graces of this year's tribulations has been the timely release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch. This game not only helped us all pass the time in quarantine, but it also allowed many of us to spend time together with friends and family from afar. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Best Of 2020: Creating The Ultimate Game Boy
Best Of 2020: Creating The Ultimate Game Boy
"I don't like anything less than perfect and I am always striving for that". Nintendo's Game Boy family of consoles has, in total, sold around 200 million units during its lifespan, which stretched from the release of the original monochrome system in 1989 all the way up to 2005's Game Boy Micro, the final console to showcase the name. While Nintendo has enjoyed significant commercial success away from the Game Boy brand – its successor, the Nintendo DS, is the most successful Nintendo console ever, with over 150 million units sold – there will always be a special place for the system that effectively created the handheld console market, and established Nintendo as its champion. Read the full article on nintendolife.com