Mutiplayer  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Mutiplayer  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Nintendo Switch Will Bring Back the Wired LAN Party with Splatoon 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/v67o4/nintendo-switch-will-bring-back-the-wired-lan-party-with-splatoon-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/v67o4/nintendo-switch-will-bring-back-the-wired-lan-party-with-splatoon-2 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:30:34 -0500 Unclepulky

The release of the Nintendo Switch is fast approaching. And yet, we're still getting news about the new console and informing the public on the inner workings of the system.

This past weekend, during the announcement of a Splatoon 2 "Global Testfire" event, Nintendo also announced that the Switch will have a wired LAN mode.

As stated in Nintendo's press release:

In addition to this, a new feature called LAN Play will be added to Splatoon 2, allowing up to 10 docked systems—eight players and two spectators—to connect via wired LAN. This feature allows players to create local Private Battle tournaments without the need for an Internet connection. Local wireless play is perfect for your regular gaming get-togethers, but LAN Play is where it’s at when you want to organize a serious tournament event with your fellow players.

While this sounds interesting, we must also remember that unlike the PS4 and the Xbox One, the Switch does not have an ethernet port on its TV-connected dock. So, to make use of this feature, you'll need to purchase a separate USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

The last time Nintendo truly embraced the LAN party was during the Gamecube era. Back then, via LAN cable, you could connect up to eight Gamecubes together, and have a lot of mutiplayer fun with games like Mario Kart: Double Dash.

The Switch will also feature wireless LAN capabilities. In its portable mode, up to eight consoles can be connected -- two less than is possible with a wired LAN connection.

We don't know yet whether or not other games will support that many docked and connected systems, or whether games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will have LAN support at all. But we'll be sure to keep you updated as more details are released!

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New Black OPs 3 DLC Release Details https://www.gameskinny.com/4ivoz/new-black-ops-3-dlc-release-details https://www.gameskinny.com/4ivoz/new-black-ops-3-dlc-release-details Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:29:08 -0400 _Glitchchic_

Call of Duty: Black OPs Eclipse DLC is available now for a discounted rate through the Season Pass, and contains four new multiplayer maps, as well as a continuation the zombies origin storyline. 

The four maps featured are: 

Knockout

  • Retro Shaolin Temple
  • Mid-sized map
  • Exhibits a sharp contrast between the tight quarters within the building and those mid-range elements outside. 

Spire

  • A futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal that lays among the clouds
  • Includes multiple floors and open areas promoting mid-range combat
  • large map

Rift

  • Takes place in a harsh futuristic military complex above an active caldera
  • This map is perfect for close combat and good maneuverability
  • There is only one way out, forward
  • Small

Verge

  • Call of Duty's World at War map, Banzai, just got an upgrade. Here you will be dropped in the middle of a post-apocalyptic active war zone. 
  • Your goals are to take control over the major elements of the field, the bridge, the fortress, the tunnel systems, and the waterfalls
  • Mid-sized

The highly-anticipated Zombies experience: Zetsubou No Shima, serves as the second stop in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies storyline that takes place across four different DLC map Packs coming out this year. Our main characters will be stuck on a remote Pacific island which hosts a secret biological research lab, which originated the disease that's now spreading through the human race. Zetsubou No Shima includes new zombie enemies, transport mechanics, traps, and classic Zombies side quests.

There was a live stream of the content done by Ali-A which you can find it here or search the YouTube channel. Alia-A will be talking us through some of the new features along with Jason Blundell.  

This DLC in available for PS4. Sadly it is not available for either PS3 or Xbox 360.  

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