Cracks And Scams – Nintendo Switch’s Problems

Cracks And Scams – Nintendo Switch’s Problems

This week has turned out to be bad for Nintendo and its prized console, the Switch. For a couple of reasons, it looks like gamers are having a problem owning the console. So, am going to walk you down through these two reasons, that are looking to change Nintendo’s game.

While the Switch has been seeing record-breaking sales this month, the system has also come up against multitudes of complaints from the owners regarding the various defects with the hardware. This problem is being played out on Reddit, where users are posting photos of their consoles, which are literally falling apart, just within a month from its launch.

The thread in subreddit is titled as “Check the back of your Switch, cracks forming near power button!” In this thread, a reddit user by the name Chiablo, has provided some visual evidence of what happens to look like shoddy manufaturing. Chiablo claimed, that the Switch was never dropped or abused in any way. Still, a small crack on the upper right corner of the back of the console was noticed.

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The thread now holds over 200 comments. While many have sided with Chiablo, stating that they have the same problem, some others feel that it is the owner’s fault for breaking the console.

This picture looks to be taken with a potato camera. The scenario is the same as those videos on the internet that claim to have spotted an UFO or pics that claim to have spotted aliens. Luckily, another user Jtobiansky posted a decent picture that depicted the similar case scenario as that of Chiablo.

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But, regardless of the quality of the pictures, the fault is legitimate. The users analysed the crack and narrowed it down to two possible causes. One being the Switch’s kickstand causing the issue, while the other being due to an over-tightened screw. The users believe that this small crack might end up being a big one, later down the line if it isn’t attended to.

Though the owners have a warranty for the console, it will not be attended to until Nintendo declares this as a proper defect. We will need to wait and see how Nintendo plays itself out of this situation.


When there was this “crack” problem on one hand, there followed another problem that caused even more trouble. Gamers have found out numrous amazon third party listings of the Switch, that are proving to be online scams.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, consumers can purchase items directly from Amazon or from third-party sellers that make their items available through the online retail site. Naturally, there will be some people who will use Amazon’s system to scam people out of their money.

With the Switch being sold out easily at retailers like GameStop, it is obvious for people to go after other online sites to buy it. When it comes to online sales, gamers need to be aware of scams that are in the form of “too good to be true” prices. There have been many listings on Amazon, that claim to sell the Switch for just under a $100. If the customer is unsuspecting, it’ll look like a good offer to pass and they end up getting scammed for it. Though Amazon is constantly removing such accounts, new ones always pop-up.

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Hence, customers need to be alert and aware of such scams. Scammers will sell the item well below its retail price, will not have a any positive ratings or long history of sales and will try to ship the items within a small interval. If customers are aware of this, they can avoid the scams.

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Launch Trailer, Arrival To PC, Content Leak – Destiny 2’s News Domination

Launch Trailer, Arrival To PC, Content Leak – Destiny 2’s News Domination

Destiny 2 has hit the news at a fast rate in a short period of time, with major annoucements and rumours tagging along. The fans are up for a big inflow of information; big enough to be overwhelmed. So, let’s put them down one by one.

The first piece of information happened a little earlier today, when Bungie released Destiny 2’s launch trailer. Following the recent poster leaks and the speculations and rants that accompanied with it, Bungie decided to move forward with their marketing campaign, by putting out a release trailer.

The trailer has turned out to be thrilling and hilarious at the same time, owing to the strong contrast in speeches between the two main characters. One of them is Commander Zavala, who is a master of conviction and strong words and he wields them perfectly to stir up the confidence and morale of the group. On the other hand, we have the ever hilarious Cayde, who has no speech skill and he goes around making things funny in an attempt to motivate his men.

The story goes that the Cabal have attacked and destroyed the tower and the cities, leaving many guardians dead. The players will have to fight and take back their homeland. The trailer has neatly blended in this thin storyline, while still maintaining the entertainment factor.

Check out the trailer.

Yeah! Who would not want a big loot? The perfect motivation, we would say. We got to agree with Cayde on this one.

Anyway, moving on with the next piece of information, Bungie announced that Destiny 2 will have an expansive beta. This beta will be available to all players, regardless of the pre-order status. Hence, every Destiny player will have an access to the sequel. The retailers will provide early beta access codes, which can be redeemed on Bungie.net via a Bungie account. The players will be notified later via email, when the download is ready.

Bungie has no plans in making a second beta event. They are looking to meet the expectations with just this one. It is actually a good thing, that all players are allowed to play the beta. It goes to prove, that Bungie are smart in fan interactions and game support.

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After Bungie released the launch trailer and made the beta announcement, they went on to reveal that Destiny 2 will be available for PC. Sweet news isn’t it, PC gamers? But, one important fact to be noticed here, is that first person shooters are easy to play on PC. This would make many console gamers shift to PC to play this game, degrading the console community. On the other hand, developers will have a problem with optimizing the game for PC and creating a balance between PC and consoles.

It remains to be seen, how Bungie tackles these situations. I’m personally happy, that the game has come to PC, regardless of the pluses and minuses it brings along.

The final piece of information is a rumour, which is yet to be confirmed. It is actually a huge leak of details on the limited and collected editions’ content details. These details came out of a spanish retail store, instead of Bungie. Retailers are doing a fine job nowadays, by letting out valuable information before a game’s launch. Earlier, we had Destiny’s poster leaks from a retailer, then we had Red Dead Redemption’s launch date leak from another retailer and now we have this…

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No, I didn’t mean the Cabal, I meant the content leak.

Collector’s Edition

  • Destiny 2 game
  • Expansions I and II including quests, coop activities, multiplayer content and tons of armor and gear
  • Legendary sword DLC
  • Legendary emote DLC
  • Cabal empire emblem DLC
  • “Frontier” physical bag you can carry around with a 15″ tablet pocket
  • “Frontier” kit including USBcharger with solar panel
  • A paracord
  • A solar rug
  • Limited edition steelbook
  • Collector’s edition cabal themed premium box, including a notebook, a map, and collectibles such as postcards and “pawns from the Empire”

Limited Edition

  • Destiny 2 base game
  • Expansions I and II
  • The DLC noted in the Collector’s Edition
  • The steelbook
  • The premium box and all the stuff inside

The content leak could be false, as it isn’t confirmed by Bungie. So, for the time being, let’s act like we didn’t read it and instead bask upon the happiness of the launch trailer and the game’s PC arrival.

Phew! That was a long post to compile.

Blizzard Announces Overwatch World Cup 2017

Blizzard Announces Overwatch World Cup 2017

Earlier today, Blizzard announced the second annual Overwatch world cup. The event will take place at the BlizzCon 2017 Championship. Usually, the total number of nations that participated in the world cup was 16. Now, it has been increased to 32. This event will comprise of four stages.

Phase 1 – This phase has already begun and includes the announcement of the event itself. Apart from that, it also serves to make players around the globe aware of the event and the process to enroll and qualify for it.

Phase 2 – It’ll involve a voting process to see which players represent each country

Phase 3 – Marks the beginning of the group stage of the tournament.

Phasr 4 – Playoffs, that lead to the championship match at BlizzCon.

Currently, the top 5 teams based on the skill ranking are South Korea, China, USA, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

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Overwatch fans thought, the world cup was a one-time event that took place last year. But, Blizzard suprised them all, by bringing back the world cup this year too. It seems, Blizzard values the world cup torunament more than the league games.

However, what remains to be seen, is the voting process that will happen in the Phase 2.

For Honor’s PeaceKeeper Banned For Being Too Overpowered

For Honor’s PeaceKeeper Banned For Being Too Overpowered

For Honor is a game that demands skill and strategy in defeating your opponents. But, sometimes that doesn’t work when one of the characters is overpowered. Such is the case of the PeaceKeeper.

One of the players took this issue to the MLG forums, claiming that PeaceKeeper is overpowered. Her agility combined with her light attacks, make her an unstoppable force, regardless of who the opponent is. The light attacks are easy to execute and all that is required to win, is to keep spamming those attacks. For this very reason, she is the most commonly chosen warrior by all kinds of players.

Responding to this claim, MLG said “For online tournaments, we will try running a tournament with peacekeeper banned, and then send a poll. If the community is largely in favor of banning the hero then we will do so.”

As obvious as it was, there were multitudes of players agreeing to the ban. However, there were some others too, who wanted the PeaceKeeper to be a part of the roster. The players who refused the ban, wanted Ubisoft to tweak PK’s powers, so she can be a part of the game again.

It is yet to be seen, how Ubisoft would react to this situation. There are good chances, that a future game update would bring reduction in the powers of the PeaceKeeper.

Destiny’s Age Of Triumph Has An Easter Egg Reference To Peter Dinklage

Destiny’s Age Of Triumph Has An Easter Egg Reference To Peter Dinklage

If you are new to Destiny, you might not know that the famous Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, was the voice actor for the iconic character Ghost. However, the game’s developer, Bungie was not satisfied with his voice over and decided to replace him with another voice actor.

It has been two years, since Peter Dinklage was dropped from voicing over Ghost. Nolan North was the artist who took over the role after Dinklage left. Just as fans thought, they had heard the last from Dinklage, a Destiny gamer found an easter egg in reference to him.

The easter egg, which is a part of the Age of Triumph event, features Dinglage’s iconic line, “The Wizard came from the moon”. His voice can be heard momentarliy, before Ghost clears his throat and Nolan North’s voice takes over.

Though the fans prfer Nolan’s voice over than that of Dinklage’s, it is a good fun-addition to the new event. It will be interesting to see Bungie, rope in more hidden easter eggs in the game. With Destiny 2 officially confirmed, easter eggs will be pretty common in it, with many references to any previous event or character.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Official Release Date Confirmed?

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Official Release Date Confirmed?

Here is what’s been going on with our favourite upcoming wild west game, Red Dead Redemption 2.

The official release date has already been set to fall 2017. When the fans were laid back, waiting for the exact date to be announced, a Polish retailer just let out a big hint on the very same information. A release date of October 3, 2017 was seen on a MediaMarkt’s listing (the retailer). When MediaMarkt was questioned about its legitimacy, the retailer responded that game’s distributor had informed the store of the new date. The rough translation of the Polish email reads, “I would like to inform you that our marketing department was informed by the distributor of the game that its airing date is 3rd of October 2017”.

But, ever since this response from MediaMarkt, the retailer has changed the date back to its standard placeholder of December 31, 2017. Furthermore, they claimed that the release date of October 3 was an error.

Nobody is sure if this is really true, or it may be one of the occasions where MediaMarkt is trying to run for cover, having leaked an important information. However, as fans, we can ponder and see if the aforementioned release date is feasible. Having said that the game would release in Fall 2017, and also that the first part of Red Dead Redemption released in September 2013, October 3 just look like the “happening” date.

It can’t be said for sure, that Rockstar might react to this controversy and change the release date. That would be their decision, and fans need to wait for their official announcement, while we speculate over this topic.

Here Is How To Begin Dark Souls 3’s The Ringed City DLC

Here Is How To Begin Dark Souls 3’s The Ringed City DLC

The Ringed City DLC is the last piece of content for the game, Dark Souls 3. While players are eager to try out the new content, there might be situations where they might not know where to begin.

There are no menu prompts for the DLCs, and have to be unlocked through a certain process. In Dark Souls 3’s first DLC Ashes Of Ariandel, players need to talk with every NPC to unlock its content. But, The Ringed City has two ways to access it.

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At the Kiln Of The First Flame area, a second bonfire will be present next to the usual one that transports players in and out of the location. Players will have to defeat the four lords of cinder to unlock this second bonfire and gain access to the DLC.

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The second way to The Ringed City DLC, is through a bonfire present in the Ashes Of Ariandel DLC area. Players have to defeat Sister Friede and Father Ariandel, which is more challenging than assumed. Apart from defeating them, players need to talk to a painter in the Ashes Of Ariandel area, as a part of the normal playthrough. If both these tasks are successful, a bonfire will appear, providing access to the Ringed City DLC.

The recommended soul level for this new content is 120. So, even if defeating the Soul Of Cinder isn’t required, it is suggested that players gather some extra levels, before taking up this journey.

Good Luck!

Check Out The Raid Armours From Destiny’s Age Of Triumph Update

Check Out The Raid Armours From Destiny’s Age Of Triumph Update

So far, this has been an exciting week for Destiny fans, as Bungie officially announced the arrival of Destiny 2, following the poster leak. Simultaneously, the Age Of Triumph update was also released for the original game. This major content update marks the return of some of the old and famous gears and armours to the game. It also brings back the elemental primary weapons, owing to the raid challenges.

Previously, the fans got to see the concept art of the armours. Now, they can get a detailed view of every armour set.

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These updated armours need to be earned by the players by completing the new raid challenges. Every raid gives one particular armour set. Hence, the choice of raid and therefore the armour set, rests on the player’s decision.

Which armour do you want to go after? Comment in your choice.

Will Resident Evil 7 Make It To The Nintendo Switch?

Will Resident Evil 7 Make It To The Nintendo Switch?

Since the Switch console’s announcement, Nintendo has been saying that the Switch will receive third party support. By thrid party support, they mean that bigger games that were made by other companies, might make it to the Switch too. However, there are many games that completely skipped past the Switch and weren’t released on the console. Resident Evil 7 might end up being one of those games.

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Fans have been expecting this game to arrive to the Switch, owing to its past ties with Nintendo. Most of the the game’s series were available in some form on the Nintendo. Though, the Nintendo fans had to wait a few years for certain games in the series, they did eventually come to the handheld consoles.

On the flip-side though, some Resident Evil games came to Nintendo first and became exclusives for over a decade. Resident Evil Zero is such a game that was exclusive to Nintendo, before getting released to other platforms.

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Earlier, the groundwork was already made to bring Resident Evil 7 to the Swtich. At a conference in Japan, Capcom asked Nintendo to increase the RAM limit of the Switch, so that the game’s RE engine would be compatible with the Switch. Nintendo followed up with the advice by improving the RAM. However, Capcom is still in the process of optimizing its RE engine to make it easy to run on Switch’s portable and docked modes.

Inspite of all these positive signs that the game will make it to the Switch, a couple of months ago, Capcom made an outright statement that the game isn’t in active development for the platform. The reason behind this reason is still unknown.

With the current overwhelming success of the console, adding a third-party support might just slow down the sales. Fans just need to wait and see, if Capcom would come up with a plan to release the game on Switch.

Final Fantasy XV’s Chapter 13 Update Is Now Live

Final Fantasy XV’s Chapter 13 Update Is Now Live

After many controversies, Final Fantasy XV’s Chapter 13 will be arriving on March 28. But before that, it seems Square Enix have decided to drop in an update on the chapter, earlier than expected.

The patch comes at a size of 5.6 GB and is available now for download. It consists of two updates, Version 1.06 and Version 1.07. The 1.06 version contains the bulk of new content and chapter 13 tweaks, while the 1.07 version has minor bug fixes.

So, here is a rundown on the patch notes.

Version 1.07

  • Various bug fixes

Version 1.06

  • Addition of Chapter 13, Verse 2 (alternate route featuring Gladiolus).
  • Enhancement of Arcana spells (Alterna, Holy, Death).
  • Announcement of winning snapshots from first photo contest (viewable at Takka’s Pit Stop in Hammerhead).
  • Temporary conclusion of Timed Quests (will resume at a later date).
  • Addition of two pieces from Episode Gladiolus downloadable content to music player tracklist.
  • Addition of compatibility with Episode Gladiolus downloadable content.
  • Various gameplay enhancements.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Updated saves will not work on former versions of the game.

What remains to be seen, is if this update will fix the game’s distincitve story issues. There is no denying, that Square Enix is working to make changes happen and to provide total support, post the game’s launch.