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Nintendo rumored to release new version of the Switch

Published: 1/Feb/2019 19:24 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 19:39

by Virginia Glaze

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According to a report from Japanese news site Nikkei, Nintendo is currently developing a newer version of their massively successful Switch console – with some major tweaks.

The Nikkei report holds that this updated Switch will be smaller and cheaper than its progenitor, but will cut a few features in order to justify its price point and size (although the features in question remain a mystery).

Additionally, the new console is said to place an emphasis on portability, and is set to release some time in 2019.

Nintendo EverythingA report from Japanese news site Nikkei holds that Nintendo is set to release a smaller, cheaper version of the Switch in 2019.
https://nintendoeverything.com/rumor-nikkei-claims-smaller-switch-is-coming-nintendo-planning-new-service-for-this-year/

That’s not all; Nikkei’s report also holds that Nintendo could be working on yet another special service for “game enthusiasts willing to pay more,” which will similarly drop at some point in 2019.

This follows the release of Nintendo’s Switch Online service, which allows users to play online, access an exclusive collection of games, and back up their save data to the Cloud for a monthly or yearly price plan.

Wikimedia CommonsFans speculate that the upcoming version of the Switch could remove the system’s console dock and cartridge slot.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nintendo-Switch-Console-Docked-wJoyConRB.jpg

While no details have yet been released as to what features the updated Switch will remove, some fans have speculated that the system could do without its console dock and cartridge slot, as Nintendo continues to move forward with its new, online services and DLC content.

While the company had a massively successful 2018, they have since cut their projected sales for the upcoming quarter, slashing Switch forecasts from 20 million units to 17 million units – which may have prompted this smaller, more affordable version of the console.

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Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.