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Nintendo Switch Lite coming soon: Release date, official trailer, more

Published: 10/Jul/2019 12:46 Updated: 10/Jul/2019 12:56

by Matt Porter


Nintendo have announced that a brand-new version of their popular Switch console is set to be released later this year, called the Nintendo Switch Lite.

Rumors have been swirling for months about the possibility of a smaller, stripped down version of the console, which would retail at a lower price point as the Switch comes towards the latter stages of its life cycle.

On July 10, Nintendo finally confirmed those rumors, with the announcement of the Switch Lite, a smaller version of the console that is specifically designed for handheld gameplay.

NintendoThe Nintendo Switch Lite is a smaller version of the original console.

What is the Nintendo Switch Lite? 

Unlike the original Switch, the Lite version of the console is not designed to be played on a TV, with Nintendo removing the USB-C connectivity from the console entirely, and ditching the detachable joycon controllers in favour of buttons and thumbsticks which are built directly into the Switch Lite’s body.

The Switch Lite is slightly smaller than the regular Switch, featuring a 5.5 inch screen rather than the 6.2 that fans of the console will be used to, but still comes with the same 32GB internal memory and Micro-SD slots found on the regular console.

Nintendo describe the Switch Lite not as a new console, but rather as a “new addition to the Nintendo Switch family,” aimed at players who only want to use the Switch as a portable device, and not for those who prefer to use it as a home console.

Nintendo Switch Lite trailer

Nintendo have released a special trailer to mark the announcement of the Nintendo Switch Lite, with General Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi giving fans an in-depth look at the console. 

What colors does the Nintendo Switch Lite come in?

The console will release in three different colors – yellow, grey, and turquoise – and Pokemon fans will also be able to purchase a special Sword and Shield edition of the Switch Lite which will feature legendary Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenta on the rear.

NintendoThe Nintendo Switch light comes in yellow, grey and turqoise.

When does the Nintendo Switch Lite release? 

Nintendo have confirmed that the Switch Lite will release worldwide on Friday, September 20, 2019. 

League of Legends

Fun Samira trick lets you do damage when you taunt

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:25

by Lauren Bergin


Players have discovered a fun Easter Egg in Samira’s taunt animation that lets them do damage to their enemy. 

With every new champion comes a host of new abilities, and it’s safe to say that the latest League of Legends champion Samira’s abilities have certainly sent the LoL community into a spiral.

Many fans view the champion as being completely broken, a fact supported by her ban and win rate. No one wants to see Samira on the enemy team, and if they do it’s likely an ‘FF at 15 minutes’ type of game.

That being said, Samira is a super fun champion to play and has revolutionized League of Legends. But there’s one fun aspect little Easter Egg that players have discovered and, in turn, spammed.

The Desert Rose may receive follow-up nerfs in League Patch 10.20, Riot has confirmed.
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Samira has become infamous, but she’s still a fun champion.

A post by Reddit user Mr-Deer on the Samira dedicated subreddit highlights the fact that Samira’s taunt – which sees her toss a coin – actually deals 1 true damage every time that it hits an enemy. In addition to this, of the taunt hits it contributes towards Samira’s all-important style rating.

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Another fun little detail about her taunt is that it costs one gold to use, as the player is literally throwing one gold at their enemy. The opposing champion also gains one gold: but at what cost?

While YouTube videos such as Rossboomsocks’ attempts to only do damage using this taunt are clearly just for fun, a tweet from Cloud 9 streamer Vienna shows how the taunt can be used to bait in enemies and punish them.

So all in all, while Samira’s taunt is a lot of fun it does have some possibly practical applications in actual LoL gameplay. While some might argue that having a taunt that deals damage just makes Samira even more broken, it’s a fun little Easter Egg nonetheless.