GameSkinny Weekend Download: Nintendo Switch Lite, Stranger Things 3, Cyberpunk 2077, More
This week, Nintendo unveiled the Nintendo Switch Lite, and we looked at which games don't support handheld mode, since you can't play every game on the Switch Lite.
We also looked at how Nintendo is preparing for the cloud gaming future, why FIFA has gotten lazy with women's soccer, and which games you should play before Cyberpunk 2077 releases next year.
We finally got a look at Shenmue 3's forklift gameplay (yes!), we reviewed a handful; of amazing games, including Blazing Chrome, Sea of Solitude, Stranger Things 3: The Game, and Dragon Quest Builders 2, and we wrote a few guides for some of the most popular recent releases.
Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna do? Play video games?
- First Look at Minecraft Earth's AR Gameplay, Beta Registration Open Now
The new trailer introduces Tappables, Buildplates, and Minecraft creations you can interact with in (sort of) real life.
- New Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Trailer Shows off Lush CG Style
Departure from the norm it may be, but Mewtwo Strikes Back's CG style sure does look good.
- New Trailer Shows Off More Galar Pokemon, Gym Leaders, and Gigantamaxing
The Pokemon Company teases an additional form change on top of Dynamaxing, not to mention the different Gym Leaders in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.
- Nintendo Reveals the Nintendo Switch Lite, Out September
The Switch Mini turns out to be the Switch Lite, which does most of what the regular Switch does — and is getting a special Pokemon edition too.
- Nintendo Plans to Update the Original Switch with New Chips
Hot on the heels of the Nintendo Switch Lite announcement comes a new filing with the FCC detailing processor upgrades for the vanilla Switch.
- Nintendo Switch Online Adds a Rewind Feature for Classic NES Games
Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels got you down? Never fear! The new rewind feature lets you back things up and try again to your heart's content (or sanity's limit).
- Nintendo Talks 5G for the Future, Cloud Gaming for Switch
Cloud gaming and 5G communication technology might be the way of the future, but Nintendo is keeping its cards close about its own plans.
- Nintendo Moves Production Out of China, Sony and Microsoft May Follow
With tariff increases looming on the horizon, the Big N confirms it's moving some Switch production out of China.
- Accessibility Options, Duel MP Mode Detailed for Borderlands 3
Gearbox wants you to have all the options when playing Borderlands 3 this fall, which can only be a good thing.
- Get Lost with Stranded Sails, An Indie Survival Game Coming to Consoles
High seas adventure meets cooking, crafting, and survival in this indie take on the classic farming and adventure genres.
- Digimon Survive Delayed to 2020
Fans will have to wait a little longer for the strategic RPG featuring Digital Monsters.
- Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch and PC
Both Cyber Sleuth games are being ported in one package this fall.
- Yo-Kai Watch 4 Western Localization Announced
At Anime Expo 2019, it was revealed that the newest Yo-Kai Watch title would be heading west in the future.
- Fallout 76 to See Big Changes With Delayed Patch 11
Here's what players can expect in the new patch when it finally releases later this month.
- The 7th Guest Fan Sequel The 13th Doll Slated For Halloween Release
After months of delays from the original launch window, this fan-made sequel is set to arrive by Halloween 2019.
- The Cuphead Show Is a Thing, and It's Coming to Netflix
Can't get enough Cuphead? Netflix hears your plea for a Cuphead cartoon and raises the stakes with yet another game-based TV series.
- New Turok Game in the Works — But It's Not What You Think
Dinosaurs? Check, Weapons? Check. Adorable teddy bear bosses? Yep, Turok: Escape from Lost Valley has that too, in an imaginative take on the classic Turok franchise.
- Hi-Rez Studios Opens New Development Studio in United Kingdom
The company's European headquarters will be joined by a brand-new studio working on an unannounced game.
- Forklift Driving, Arcade Games Underscore Forking Short Shenmue 3 Teaser
Ys Net has finally released the Shenmue 3 PlayStation kiosk trailer, showcasing that one infernal machine we all know and love.
- Looks Like Shenmue 3 Backers Won't Get Season Pass or Deluxe Edition Bonuses
However, they will receive exclusive content of their own for helping fund the project on Kickstarter and Slacker Backer.
- Konami Details TurboGrafx-16 Mini Price, Library, Launch Date in New Trailer
The latest classic mini system comes with 50 games spanning the TurboGrafx and PC Engine systems, offering further proof the retro craze shows no signs of slowing down.
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 Review: A Textbook Example Of A Sequel Done Right
Dragon Quest Builders 2 takes just about everything that made the original so enjoyable and improves upon it.
- Stranger Things 3: The Game Review: A Great Companion for Fans
Stranger Things 3 has taken over the pop culture world like it always does when a new season hits Netflix. If you've binged it already and need more, the console game is a fun adaptation worth any fan's time.
- Blazing Chrome Review: An In(contra)vertible Classic
Rad and totally kickass, Blazing Chrome stands as one of the best run n' gun games of all time. A worthy successor to the Contra crown from concept to execution.
- Sea of Solitude Review: A Life Vest for Those Drowning
Sea of Solitude is a deeply personal experience, but it carries the nervousness of a studio desperate not to be misunderstood, delivering this allegory via spoon-feeding.
- SolSeraph Review: ActRaiser By Any Other Name
SolSeraph is a spiritual successor to SNES classic ActRaiser. Sadly, it doesn't quite reach the lofty heights set by its predecessor.
- Terraria Switch Review: Building a Promising Path
The ambitious 2D sandbox Terraria is now on Nintendo Switch, and aside from a complicated control scheme, it feels just like home.
- Corsair M55 RGB Pro Review: Budget in Price Only
There's not much to complain about when it comes to Corsair's M55 RGB Pro gaming mouse; it's a fine ambidextrous option for those on and off a budget.
- Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble Plays Like A Big Expansion Rather Than A Major Sequel
Only minor tweaks and additions arrive to change the formula, so if you loved the first game you'll get plenty more to enjoy, but if you hated it...
- It's In the Game: FIFA 19 Brings Real World Gender Inequality to Your Screen
If you were hoping for a simulation with half the teams and only some of the players you've been watching all month, you're in luck!
- 8 Games You Need to Play Before Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 will be one of the biggest games of 2020. Check out this list for some of the titles it might use as inspiration, and that could help prepare you for your journey through Night City.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake: Dealing with Loss and Death
Discover two important stories we hope will get more attention in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake.
- Bakugan: Battle Planet Anime Expo Interview with Justin Gary
At Anime Expo 2019, we asked what it takes to successfully reboot a franchise.
- 11 Best Terraria Mods for Starting a Fresh Sandbox Adventure
If you're looking for the best Terraria mods to take your sandbox game to the next level, these are some of the best 11 around.
- We're Giving Away 5 Keys for The Elder Scrolls Legends: Moons of Elsweyr Expansion
Bethesda was awesome enough to give us 5 keys for The Elder Scrolls Legends: Moons of Elsweyr expansion. Now, we're giving them to you!
- Nintendo Switch Games That Don't Support Handheld Mode
The Nintendo Switch Lite only supports handheld mode, and we've put together a list of games Switch Let can't play — at least, can't play easily.
- Sexism Prevents Female Gamers from Achieving the Same Level of Popularity as Their Male Peers
Being a woman on Twitch or in Esports makes it so you deal with a lot more problems than men.
- Stranger Things 3: The Game Guide — Find All 50 Hidden Gnomes
Stranger Things is no stranger to the useless collectible. If you're looking for all 50 of the hidden gnomes, find their names, numbers, and locations all here.
- Harry Potter Wizards Unite Focus Explained
Trying to figure out just what the heck Focus is used for while battling foes across the Muggle world? We tell you all about it in this guide.
- Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Using The Trace Auto Align Setting
Much less exciting than it sounds, this option is buried in a semi-hidden menu and shaves a few seconds off battles when playing in AR mode.
- The Heart of the Sea in Minecraft Explained
Want to build an underwater civilization? You'll need to spend some time farming Heart Of The Sea items from buried treasure chests!
- How To Make Fireworks In Minecraft
Want to add an explosive light show to your settlement or create fireworks to propel the elytra? We show you how to make any color and shape of Minecraft fireworks you can imagine!
- Minecraft Bell Guide: What It Is And How To Get It
Unfortunately, you can't craft this item right now, but there are several ways to get your hands on a Bell if you know where to look!
- Teamfight Tactics Guide: Best Champions Tier List
Bring glory to your team with the help of this beats champions tier list for Teamfight Tactics, a new autobattle mode in League of Legends.
- Teamfight Tactics Guide: Best Team Compositions
Here are four of the strongest and most optimal builds in Teamfight Tactics right now.
- 5 Tips To Become a Pro Hunter in Monster Hunter: World
When you've felt playing like a nub is enough in Monster Hunter World, you need these 5 Tips to turn yourself a pro hunter!
- How To Make Clothes In Roblox
Can't figure out how to build your own shirt and pants designs for an avatar? While you'll need Builder's Club active, creating your own clothes is actually pretty simple.
- How To Get Skins in Aquapark.io
Want to know how to get all the skins in aquapark.io? We show you how to easily unlock every single one from the rat to the leopard!
- Which Sims Game Has the Most Careers?
Since The Sims 1 there have been many career choices in The Sims games. Which Sims game has the most?
Check back next weekend for another roundup of news, reviews, guides, and features. Be sure to check previous weeks for more content:
- Console Tariffs, Canceled WoW Successor, New PUBG, More
- E3 Previews + Roundups, Bloodstained, Harry Potter, More
- Sony Partners With Microsoft, Plus Rage 2, Super Mario Maker, More
- Days Gone, Sea of Thieves, Borderlands 3, More
- More PS5 News, MK11, World War Z, and Minecraft
- PUBG Banned Again (Again), PS5 News, New Star Wars, More