Gaming

Nintendo launches Mario-themed Switch version

Available now for US$ 300

Published

on

Image source: Nintendo

Limited edition Switches are a guilty pleasure. Though most people can likely afford only one Switch at a time, owning consoles with quirkier designs is a dream. So far, Nintendo has launched Switch variants featuring Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Pokémon. Both of which are ones we’d love to have. Today, Nintendo is launching one more special variant. To cap off the 35th anniversary of Mario, the company is releasing a Mario-themed Switch.

Already available now, the Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition will include the console and accessories designed with the eponymous colors. The console and the dock stand out in red. However, the Joy-Cons and their grip will combine blue and red. The Joy-Con’s straps are more multi-colored. Finally, the bundle will come with a blue and red case with Mario-themed motifs.

All-in-all, the bundle will retail for US$ 300. It is available in the United States from Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Target.

Unfortunately, the bundle will not come with any games out of the box. It’s slightly disappointing, especially since Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is coming out around the same time. However, Nintendo has often stopped bundling games with its special edition Switches. The last notable special edition that came out with the corresponding game was the Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee variant.

SEE ALSO: Super Mario All-Stars series brings classic Mario games to Switch

Gaming

PS5’s DualSense controller gets two new colors

Midnight Black and Cosmic Red

Published

on

DualSense

Not too fond of the white DualSense controller on the PS5? Sony PlayStation heard you as they announce two new colors of this haptic wonder — Midnight Black and Cosmic Red.

The PlayStation blog waxed poetic while describing the new colors: “Midnight Black features two subtly different shades of black with light grey detailing to reflect how we view space through the night sky. Cosmic Red offers a striking black and red design inspired by the unique vivid shades of red found throughout the cosmos.”

The DualSense controller is one of the biggest innovations of the PlayStation 5. Combining Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers, it offered developers a new way to have gamers experience games. This was most evident in the recently released roguelike survival shooter Returnal.

The new colors are indeed striking. Could this be a sign that we might see Midnight Black and Crimson Red plates for the actual PlayStation 5?

The new lineup of colors will be available at participating retailers globally starting June 2021. The exact date will vary by location. You may check with local retailers for availability.

SEE ALSO:

Continue Reading

Gaming

LoL Wild Rift: New champions, skins, and character adjustments!

Patch Notes 2.2c is here

Published

on

By

Amidst Rengar and Kha’Zix’s rivalry, new competition is joining in the mix. Renekton is finally getting released later on in the patch to face off against his brother, Nasus. And, the ancient rituals of Blood Moon will make their debut in Wild Rift with Renekton. So, buckle up, there’s a bunch of new things coming with the patch.

Renekton: The Butcher of the Sands

Renekton is an ascended warrior from the scorched deserts of Shurima. The esteemed warrior of his empire was entombed beneath the sands during the fall of the Sun Disc. While the world above the sand changed, he grew resentful and insane. Now free from the deserts’ entrapment, Renekton seeks vengeance over his brother, Nasus (whom he blames for years in darkness).

Riot is doubling down on new skins, new accessories, new events, and champion adjustments. So, if you’ve been out of the loop from the Wild Rift universe, this is the perfect time to come back to it.

There’ll be another update on the patch later this month for what’s to come in June and July. But, the Jubilant Colors event kicks off in just a few days: May 24. Check the patch notes here to read up on more specifics!

Continue Reading

Gaming

PlayStation VR 2 could be 4K with gaze-tracking tech

Hope they have enough stocks…

Published

on

Photo by Uriel Soberanes on Unsplash

Excited for the PlayStation VR 2? A fresh leak regarding foveated virtual reality headset points to the next-gen accessory being a compelling head-mounted display — and far more impressive than the predecessor. Sony has been teasing the launch for quite some time and even left many breadcrumbs for enthusiasts.

However, the report today isn’t official. According to Upload VR, Sony recently shared more details of the next-gen PlayStation VR with the company’s partners. Topping the list of details is a 4,000 x 2,040-pixel resolution, which gives it a stunning total of 8.16 million pixels.

In terms of rendering, it will work smarter by utilizing foveated rendering. That means that anything in the users’ peripheral vision that isn’t being looked at directly will be rendered in lower quality. The new technology will help save computing resources, delivering a better experience.

A single USB-C connection to the front of the PS5 is expected to power the unit. Another welcome touch is inside-out tracking. Now that Sony is ditching the PS Move controllers, the headset’s onboard cameras will be used to track the position of the new orb-shaped controllers instead.

The accessory seems like a perfect companion for the PlayStation 5 and is well equipped to compete. Although, the supply of PlayStation 5 has been severely hit, and the Japanese giant is expecting delays to go well into 2022. The company hasn’t even given us a release date yet — we know only that we won’t be seeing it by the end of 2021.

Continue Reading

Trending