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How to watch September 17 Nintendo Direct Mini: Stream, schedule

Published: 16/Sep/2020 11:27

by Matt Porter


Nintendo have announced their latest Direct Mini Partner Showcase presentation, livestreaming on Thursday, September 17 and giving fans a look at new titles coming to the ever-popular Switch platform. 

Sony will capture all the attention on September 16 with their PlayStation 5 showcase, but the good news for Nintendo fans is that there will be some new information for them coming just 24 hours later, meaning this could be a big week for gamers no matter your preferred platform.

Nintendo fans are well accustomed to their Direct broadcasts, which is the company’s preferred way of spreading information, and major editions have included news on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Pokemon Sword & Shield in the past. What’s in this one remains to be seen, but here’s how you can ensure you catch all the action.

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Nintendo Directs are often used to announce new games or DLC.

When is the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation?

Fans won’t have long to wait to see the latest instalment of the Nintendo Direct series, with the company confirming that they’ll be broadcasting it on Thursday, September 17.  Nintendo’s tweet suggests that the Direct Mini will be a livestream, however, they are usually just video broadcasts that have been prerecorded and then released at that time.

The event kicks off at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. BST / 12 a.m. AEST (Thursday).

Where to watch the September 17 Nintendo Direct Mini

The September 17 Nintendo Direct Mini will be streamed live on official Nintendo YouTube channels. You can watch the broadcast in full in the embedded stream below.

What will be announced in the September 17 Nintendo Direct?

While Nintendo have confirmed that the event is taking place, they haven’t gone as far as telling us what will be in it. It does seem likely that we will see games exclusively from third-party developers though, with the announcement tweet stating that it will feature information on “upcoming Nintendo Switch titles exclusively from our publishing partners.”

That likely means we won’t say any information on the highly-anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, or anything to do with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which had its own surprise Direct on September 3.

As for what we may see, it’s possible we could catch a glimpse of the rumored Switch-exclusive Monster Hunter title, while we may also receive new information on games like Doom Eternal, where no new details have been released for some time.


How to complete Koscielny Flashback SBC in FIFA 21: cheapest solutions

Published: 20/Oct/2020 19:15

by Bill Cooney


A new Flashback SBC is now live in FIFA 21 celebrating the prolific 2015-2016 Premier League season of former Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny, and we’ve got all the info you need to unlock it as cheaply as possible.

Koscielny suited up for Arsenal from 2010 to 2019, featuring in 255 matches for the Gunners over that time span. This particular SBC recalls his 2015-2016 season, often considered to be one of his best.

Now back home in France playing for Bordeaux, the centerback’s still performing decently, but this Flashback SBC card is a considerable upgrade of the Frenchman’s base stats.

FIFA 21 Laurent Koscielny Flashback SBC stats

Laurent Koscielny Flashback SBC stats
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Stats for Laurent Koscielny’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Coming in at an 86 OVR, Koscielny’s Flashback card is a much more attractive option than his regular 79 OVR one. It still features the Bordeaux badge which some of us definitely still aren’t used to, and an 86 defending stat that will be a bit more familiar.

Combine that with and 81 physical and 77 pace, and he’ll be more than capable of plugging a hole in your defensive backline, or simply beefing it up. It’s up to you how to use him once you spend your hard-earned FUT coins, which brings us to what exactly you have to do to grab it.

FIFA 21 Laurent Koscielny Flashback SBC solutions

To unlock Koscielny, there are two SBCs you need to complete – Past and Present and Les Bleus. The requirements are listed below:

Past and Present

  • Number of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • Numberof players from Ligue 1 Conforama: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Jumbo Gold Pack

Les Bleus

  • Number of players from France: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Small Rare Mixed Players Pack

Altogether, both SBCs should run you around 94,000 FUT coins to 115,000, depending on which platform you play on. To make things even easier, we have the cheapest solutions for each listed below that don’t require any loyalty or position-change cards to complete.

Past and Present solution

Past and present solution FLashback SBC
The cheapest solution to Koscielny’s Past and Present SBC in FIFA 21.

Les Bleus solution 

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The solution to Koscielny’s Les Bleus SBC in FIFA 21.

Is this SBC worth it?

Coming in at around 100k FUT coins, this is definitely one SBC you might have to think about before diving head-first into. If you’re in need of a solid CB or an upgrade in that part of the field, he’s definitely worth a look as this Flashback card is significantly better than his regular gold card.

Whatever you decide to do, you have until Friday, October 23 to do it before it expires.

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