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Nintendo Switch System Update 8.0.0 Out Now

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Nintendo has released the system update version 8.0.0 for the Nintendo Switch.

Added the following system functionality:

  • A Sort Software feature is available after selecting to view All Software from the HOME Menu.
    • Software can be sorted by time last played, total play time, software title, and software publisher.
    • The All Software option displays when there are 13 or more software icons on the HOME Menu.
  • A View All Available News option is available within News, allowing you to view all news items currently being distributed.
    • Go to News > Channel List > View More.
  • Select from 15 new icons from the Splatoon 2 and Yoshi’s Crafted World games for your user.
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the HOME Menu > Profile.
  • A feature to Transfer Your Save Data is now available, allowing you to transfer your save data for individual games between your Nintendo Switch systems.
    • Go to System Settings > Data Management > Transfer Your Save Data.
    • Save data will not remain on your source system after the transfer process completes.
  • A Zoom feature can be enabled from within System Settings.
    • Go to System Settings > System to turn Zoom ON.
    • Once enabled, you can use the Zoom feature by pressing the HOME Button twice.
  • An option is available to prevent the system from waking from Sleep Mode when an AC adapter is disconnected.
    • Go to System Settings > Sleep Mode > Wake When AC Adapter is Disconnected.
    • This also applies when undocking your console.
  • A VR Mode (3D Visuals) restriction is available within Parental Controls.
    • This will also be available in the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app through a later update.
    • Go to System Settings > Parental Controls.
    • These settings can also be changed from within Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit.
  • Hong Kong / Taiwan / South Korea is available for selection in Region.
    • Go to System Settings > System > Region.
  • The following names have been changed (functionality remains the same).
    • Save Data Cloud Backup > Save Data Cloud.
    • Transfer Your User and Save Data > Transfer Your User Data.

Easter food

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Easter is coming and it’s time to figure out what to eat during Easter period. And of course, I’m discussing it with my children what we should make and eat. This led me to a discussion with my younger son this morning.

I asked my younger son, “What we eat at Easter?” and then I suggested that maybe we could make a rabbit stew.

He looked at me with reproving face and said, “It’s cruel”.

I asked, “Why,” and offered, “maybe chicken then?”

He thought about it a little bit and said, “Maybe,” and a few moments later decided, “no, it’s also not nice.”

“Maybe lamb then?” I continued.

This time he took a longer pause to think about it and some time later he said, “Maybe… I don’t know… maybe not”.

I thought of myself that this thing is going to look like we are going to eat chocolate eggs and carrots this Easter.

Later I remembered that I should have asked about boiled eggs and about one of his favorite foods, scrambled eggs. So when I collected him from School later, I asked him, “What about boiled eggs and scrambled eggs?”

“Scrambled eggs are good,” he approved immediately.

“But chicks?” I was surprised. “Eggs are unborn chicks, all these unborn chicks, beaten, cooked and eaten?”

“Don’t be silly dad,” he said, “these are eggs, most of them would never become chicks.”

Borderlands 3 is finally official and got it’s first trailer

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Borderlands fans have been waiting for the new Borderlands game for years. Finally, after all these years, rumors and teasers, Gearbox finally confirmed Borderlands 3’s existence. Although they did not share many details about the game, we did get a good look at first gameplay trailer.

We’ll be shooting things up in various locations, have four new characters, new villains, over a billion weapons, some guns even walks on two legs and NPCs from the earlier games – Lilith, Tiny Tina, Kincaid, Sir Hammerlock, Mordecai, and others.

The release date wasn’t announced today, but according to Take-Two Borderlands 3 is coming out sometime before March 31, 2020. Some sources refer to November 2019.

As announced at the panel, more details about Borderlands 3 will be revealed on April 3.

Xbox Game Pass – Just Cause 4, LEGO Batman 2, and More

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Xbox Game Pass gets four new games in the first half of March:

Just Cause 4 (March 6)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Rico Rodriguez gliding to Xbox Game Pass on March 6! Xbox One players will be able to play as the rugged rogue agent and venture to the Island of Solis where you can unleash chaos in a number of explosive & creative ways. With Rico’s newly customizable grappling hook, you’ll be able to stride, glide and ride through exotic landscapes besieged by extreme weather, pushing you and enemy Black Hand militia to their limits as you lead an army of chaos. Lightning-ridden rainforests, roaring deserts, howling snowstorms…Oh and did we mention tornados!? Take in the sights and stay a while. Just Cause 4 is an open world sandbox designed for exploratory, experimental, over-the-top fun, ready for you on Xbox Game Pass.

LEGO Batman 2 (March 6)

Calling all crime fighters! Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more playable DC Comics characters than you can shake a shark repellent covered stick at, are back to save Gotham City. Play as different members of the Justice League in this open world single or multiplayer game, while stopping Lex Luthor, Joker, and more notorious villains in their tracks.

F1 2018 (March 14)

The official videogame of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, F1 2018 challenges you to make headlines as you become immersed in the world of F1 more than ever before. You will have to build your reputation both on and off the track, with time-pressured media interviews that influence your career in the sport. Do you exhibit sportsmanship or showmanship? Will you develop your team to the top or send your agent to target a rival team and driver? F1 2018 puts you in control of your destiny. Featuring all of the official teams, the drivers and all 21 circuits of the thrilling 2018 season. 2018 sees the return of the French and German Grand Prix to the calendar meaning that you can now race at Circuit Paul Ricard for the first time ever in the series while the Hockenheimring makes a return.

Fallout 4 (March 14)

Returning to your Xbox Game Pass library in a shiny set of Power Armor, Fallout 4 drops you back into the Commonwealth as you set out to search for your missing son. Explore the wasteland, fight vicious Deathclaws and gain new abilities to help shape the fate of a post-apocalyptic Boston. The more you explore, the more you discover, so be sure to scour every inch of the game’s huge map. After all, there will always be another settlement that needs your help.

Nintendo Entertainment System – March Game Updates – Nintendo Switch Online

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On March 13, classics Kid Icarus and StarTropics join dozens of other NES games as part of the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online collection.

Kid Icarus – The evil goddess Medusa has stolen the Three Sacred Treasures and imprisoned the goddess of light, Palutena, in her evil plot to control all. Play as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop from above and below. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them, and face Medusa in the final battle! Are you the stuff of legends? Restore peace to Angel Land, and prove your worth!

StarTropics – Step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle, who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance. Luckily for Mike, he meets helpful villagers and finds more powerful weapons as he explores numerous locations and island hops using his uncle’s submarine.

For more information about Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, visit https://goo.gl/Vw25zj

Anthem Inscriptions

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Anthem is one of the most broken games that I’ve seen in recent years. All these crashes, connection errors, broken animations, missing missions, issues with audio, it’s terrible. But when it works, Anthem can be a pretty cool game. Also, it can be a little bit confusing sometimes. Especially when it comes to your gear stats aka gear inscriptions because the game fails to tell you what any of them actually do.

Inscriptions appear at the bottom of weapons and gear and they give you different bonuses. Many of my friends have repeatedly asked what these things actually do, so here’s Anthem Inscriptions Guide.

First, there are two icons – Gear and Javelin. The Gear icon means that this bonus applies to that particular item only. The Javelin icon means that this bonus applies to your Javelin.

Base bonuses

  • Impact: damages a single enemy or target.
  • Blast: Area of Effect damage or explosive damage that affects multiple enemies or targets.
  • Melee: boosts your Melee Skills and attack damage.
  • Guns: Improves either Impact damage or Blast Damage if a Grenade or Rocket Launcher.

Class specific

  • Storm Combo: increases the number of Combo chains by two.
  • Interceptor Aura effect: increases the damage that Interceptor Aura pulses for.

Skill

  • Skill damage: Skill damage increase for chosen skill.
  • Gear damage: overall Skill damage increased.
  • Skill Speed: chosen Skill cooldown reduced.
  • Gear Speed: overall Skill cooldown reduced.

Elemental

  • Fire: fire damage over time, doing +25% damage against armour and -25% against shields.
  • Ice: freezes enemies, with +25% damage against shields and -25% against armour.
  • Thunder: charges before spreading damage to nearby enemies, with +50% damage against shields and -50% against armour.
  • Acid: reduces resistance, with +50% damage against armour, and-50% against shields.

Weapon

  • Weapon damage: increases weapon damage.
  • Weapon mag size: increases magazine size.
  • Weapon ammo: bigger ammo reserves.
  • Weapon fire rate: increased rate of fire.
  • Weapon reload time: increases reload speed.
  • Weapon Blast damage: more explosive damage caused.
  • Weapon type damage: increased damaged for a specific weapon.

Javelin bonuses

  • Ultimate damage: Ultimate Skill damage increased.
  • Ultimate cooldown speed: Ultimate Skill cooldown reduced.
  • Melee damage: melee and Skills damage increased.
  • Combo damage: Combo damage increased.
  • Combo targets: Detonating Primed enemies chains to additional enemies.
  • Critical damage: Critical Hit damage increased.
  • Support speed: Support Skill cooldown reduced.
  • Elemental damage: Elemental Skills and item damage increased.
  • Damage: damage increased across the board.
  • Force: reduces damage required to cause a Stagger Effect.
  • Effect: increase all status effects applied to enemies/ can Prime enemies quicker.
  • Element Effect: increase all status effects applied to enemies from the chosen elemental effect.
  • Pickup Radius: bigger pickup area for dropped items.
  • Thruster Life: can fly for longer before overheating.
  • Thruster Speed: jet cooldown time increased.
  • Overheat Delay: reduces the time it takes to recover from overheating.
  • Element Resist: reduces damage taken from attacks of named element.
  • Armour Damage Resist: increased resistance to damage.
  • Armour Max: increases your green Armour bar.
  • Shield Max: increase your blue shield bar.
  • Shield Delay: reduces the time it takes to recover your shield.
  • Shield Refresh: how quickly your shield recharges once it starts recovering.

Drop Rate

Drop rate inscription increases the rate at which you’ll find ammo, Health and Items.

  • Ammo Drop Rate: more ammo.
  • Repair Drop Rate: more Health.
  • Supply Drop Rate: more Items.

Drop Quality

This Inscription increases the quality of dropped items or can give a Harvest bonus when collecting crafting materials.

  • Ammo Pickup Amount: more ammo per drop.
  • Repair Amount: more Health per drop.
  • Support Luck: a chance for better Items per drop.
  • Harvest Bonus: can be earned by collecting crafting materials.