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Nintendo respond to Switch Mini rumors

Published: 28/Jun/2019 14:25 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 1:09

by Paul Cot

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Nintendo have finally responded to rumors that they’re working on the development of a Nintendo Switch mini console, according to reports.

The Japanese video game developer held their AGM, an annual meeting for shareholders, on June 27, where they reportedly addressed rumors of a brand new console being under development. 

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Nintendo allegedly spoke directly about the speculation, but the answer might not have been as concrete as many fans might have wanted. In fact, it was very generic – if a translation from Japanese Nintendo is to be believed. 

NintendoThe Nintendo Switch was released back in March, 2017…

“We acknowledge that there have been reports [about this],” the apparent statement says. “Answering to rumours and speculations would end up stealing surprises from our customers and also be unprofitable to all of our shareholders, so we have no answer to that. As a general theory, we are always performing development of new hardware.”

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Until now, Nintendo had kept quiet on the subject of a new Nintendo Switch. While this is by no means confirmation of a new Nintendo Switch being in development, some fans might see the response as promising. 

The statements have came from an unconfirmed source, though, which does cast some doubt over the validity of the response. What could turn out to be the biggest giveaway in Nintendo’s terminology, based on the translation, is “end up stealing surprises,” suggesting there is something on the way. 

Justin LathamA concept design for the Nintendo Switch Mini…

Nintendo are a giant company and after years of making gaming hardware they will know the best way to maximize profits. If the quotes are accurate, it goes some way in showing that the developer believes releasing the information on their terms is the best way to do this.

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There were rumors that that new Nintendo hardware would be revealed at E3 2019, but these never came to fruition. It had been stated that their presentation would be software only and, true to their word, this was the case.

We’ll have to wait and see what’s next for the Nintendo Switch, whether it be a smaller and simplified version, or an upgrade on the hardware. 

We have reached out to Nintendo to confirm whether or not the quotes are accurate and await a response. 

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Black Ops Cold War Open Beta patch notes: Control, new weapons, more

Published: 17/Oct/2020 18:28 Updated: 17/Oct/2020 18:54

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is now open to all players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and as part of that, Treyarch have released a fresh set of patch notes detailing all of the latest changes and additions.

Finally, after watching their PS4 counterparts enjoy a whole weekend of the Black Ops Cold War Beta, those on Xbox One and PC who didn’t pre-order the game can now also try out the upcoming title’s testing period.

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In addition to making it fully open to everyone, Treyarch also made some more changes and added new content, including a raised level cap, the addition of Control, and other gameplay updates, bug fixes, and stability improvements.

Raised level cap + new weapons, perks, more

Black Ops Cold War Open Beta schedule
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The full schedule for the Black Ops Cold War Open Beta weekend.

As had been previously announced, the maximum level players can reach during the Beta has been raised from 31 to 40. This means that a lot more content is now available for users to unlock for their loadouts, including more guns, perks, scorestreaks, wildcards equipment, and Field Upgrades.

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As far as the weapons go, the new ones that can now be chosen include the RPD light machine gun, RPG-7 rocket launcher, Magnum pistol, and more. The Quartermaster and Ninja perks are also now available, along with the Air Patrol and Chopper Gunner scorestreaks.

Rounding off this latest wave of new unlockables are the Perk Greed Wilcard, Decoy Grenade, Semtex, and the Jammer Field Upgrade.

Control

Black Ops 4 Cold War Control
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Control, which debuted in Black Ops 4, has now been added to the Black Ops Cold War Beta.

Control is a popular 6v6 game mode that originally debuted in Treyarch’s Black Ops 4 and has now been added to the BOCW Beta’s Quick Play selection menu for the remainder of the weekend.

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In Control, there are two objectives on the map and teams are assigned to either capture or defend them, with there also being the option to simply wipe out the enemy side’s remaining lives.

Black Ops Cold War Beta October 17 update – patch notes

CONTROL (6v6)

Control joins the Quick Play selection of 6v6 modes today in the Crossplay Open Beta. We’re excited to bring back this Black Ops 4 fan-favorite, where opposing teams fight to capture or defend two objectives on the map or wipe out the other team before running out of lives.

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Each team of up to six players has 30 lives distributed among the team, injecting a new layer of strategy for both attacking and defending teams. Jump into Control this weekend on Cartel, Miami, and Moscow, and let us know what you think.

LEVEL CAP INCREASE

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All players now have access to the following by reaching level 40:

  • WEAPONS
    • RPD light machine gun
    • RPG-7 launcher
    • Magnum pistol + more
  • PERKS
    • Quartermaster
    • Ninja
  • SCORESTREAKS
    • Air Patrol
    • Chopper Gunner
  • WILDCARD
    • Perk Greed
  • EQUIPMENT
    • Decoy
    • Semtex
  • FIELD UPGRADE
    • Jammer

GAMEPLAY UPDATES

  • Fireteam: Dirty Bomb
    • Reduced the chances that players will join a match already in progress.
    • Reduced the spawn frequency of the Hind.
    • Reduced the drop rates of War Machine and Attack Helicopter Scorestreaks.

STABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when players joined a Fireteam: Dirty Bomb match and were assigned an invalid team.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in Fireteam: Dirty Bomb if a player disconnected while depositing Uranium.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when killing other players while in a vehicle that was just destroyed.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where the Gunsmith button could be missing after selecting a new weapon.

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  • Prevented the player’s name from being displayed in the Barracks menu if Real ID was enabled in Battle.net.

Barring any extensions, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is scheduled to end on Monday, October 19 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.