The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Splatoon - More details about the upcoming August update

This update discusses some details of the new matchmaking features, which include teaming up with friends as "tagged" players and joining them in ranked battles. Of course, all of these Tweets are in Japanese, but it should not be long before a proper translation is released or before Nintendo of America provides more details.

Nintendo's NFC Reader/Writer for the Nintendo 3DS will be released on October 2nd in Europe

Famitsu - This week's review scores (7/28/15)

Nobunaga’s Ambition 2 (3DS) – 7/8/8/8 [31/40]
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2 (3DS) – 7/7/8/8 [30/40]
Cube Creator 3D (3DS) – 7/6/7/7 [27/40]
Bonbonribbon Tokimeki Coorde KiraKira Dance (3DS) – 6/6/6/7 [25/40]

Freedom Planet will be released for the Wii U on August 3rd

According to Nintendo's official website, the game is planned to be released on the Wii U eShop on August 3rd. No price has currently been announced.

Analyst claims that the Nintendo NX could be Nintendo's first social VR platform

The following information comes from an analyst from MCVUK:

It’s conclusion? The NX could be centred about social virtual reality of augmented reality games.

It speculates that Nintendo’s solution could involve a low cost dedicated games console with a spec equal to or lower than PS4 and Xbox One that has been optimised for VR/AR. This would be accompanied by a low cast headset, possibly following the template laid out by the likes of Samsung’s Gear VR – which, of course, would tie into Nintendo’s smartphone aspirations.

It also believes this would be accompanied by an accessible controller designed to do for VR what the WiiRemote did for console gaming.

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Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI are being considered for the Nintendo NX

Square Enix said the following information in a press release:

Additionally, we are also considering launching on Nintendo’s in development NX platform.

Although Nintendo hasn't said much about the Nintendo NX, Square Enix announced this morning that two Dragon Quest games, Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI, are being considered to be released for the platform. It was also announced this morning that Square Enix would be releasing Dragon Quest XI for the Nintendo 3DS sometime in 2016.

Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time announced for the Nintendo 3DS

Square Enix announced this morning that Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time would be released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2016. The teaming is aiming to release the game in May as a celebration to the first game being released 30 years ago. Toylogic is helping with the game's production. The top screen features 3D visuals, and the bottom screen features 2D sprites.

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Check out Summer Games Done Quick

Back to the work week, my friends. Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I certainly did, hanging with friends and family. Can't complain about that! Now let's get this damn week out of the way and do it all over again! See you in a few, short hours.

The entire 'Games Done Quick' live stream charity event is mind-boggling. If you've never checked it out, you absolutely have to. I can't think of any other event where such a varied group of people came together to show off their extreme talents, all in the name of helping out charity. I can't express how truly interesting I find these events, or how fantastic I think it is that people donate their time and skills to help others around the world.

I didn't get into the Games Done Quick scene until a couple years back, but I was completely hooked once I did. The things these gamers pull off in their speed-runs is unbelievable. We're talking about top-level play, pixel-perfect movements and all sorts of glitches and skips that seem impossible at first. Seeing people blow through games in minutes that take 60+ hours to beat normally just never gets old.

Like I said, the best part is that all this is in the name of charity. This time around, the entire gang is working to help out Doctors Without Borders. Certainly a worthy cause, and one that the team has played for before. After just one day, the live-stream charity event has already pulled in over $219k, which is a huge amount! I don't know what's better...the people playing these games for charity, or the viewers forking over hard-earned cash to help people the world over.

So yeah...hit up the stream and check it out. We've put it after the jump due to autoplay. Even if you don't donate, I guarantee you'll see some footage that'll keep you watching long into the night.

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