Some of the mystery surrounding Nintendo’s next console is gone, especially surrounding the design and name. This morning, the gaming company unveiled the Nintendo Switch, a console designed with both home and mobile entertainment in mind.
When at home, the Switch fits comfortably in a dock allowing it to be played on the television. Removing the Switch from its dock allows the fun to continue without missing a beat while mobile. Emphasizing fun, Nintendo mentioned that in the presence of other Switch consoles, players can take advantage of multiplayer titles together.
Removable controllers mount to the side of the Switch for use in each hand or as individual units between two players. For that classic feel, Nintendo has a separately sold “pro controller” that looks more like a traditional game pad.
Details about the hardware specifications of the console and potential titles were not made available, however a list of participating partners and developers accompanied the release, giving and idea of who to expect future titles from.
A listing of developers and companies supporting content for the Nintendo Switch.
A launch date of March 2017 was mentioned in the press release from Nintendo.
Watch the video below to see the Nintendo Switch in action.
Driving through Texas is something akin to a tedious chore, but rewarding at certain times. With the sun setting after a lengthy road trip across the Lone Star state, my friend lowered my window so I could take in the scenery and cooling temperatures (and ease up on the air conditioning).
Camera in hand, I snapped a couple of shots of the endless South Texas plains just at that perfect time where the sun melts into the horizon.
TransLink unveiled some significant changes with the way trains travel over the Expo and Millennium Lines. On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, all Millennium Line trains will run between VCC-Clark and Lougheed Town Centre stations while Expo Line trains run Waterfront to King George and Waterfront to Production Way-University.
These changes relate to the upcoming introduction of the Evergreen Line linking Port Moody and Coquitlam up with the rest of the SkyTrain system, which is expected to open before year’s end. The Evergreen Line no longer becomes its own separate line, but extending the Millennium Line into the afore-mentioned communities.
This means that the Millennium Line no longer runs to or from Waterfront station in downtown Vancouver and that Columbia is not the last point of transfer between the two lines; these are now Production Way-University and Lougheed Town Centre.
So, to remember:
- Waterfront (Vancouver) to King George (Surrey)
- Waterfront (Vancouver) to Production Way-University (Burnaby)
- VCC-Clark (Vancouver) to Lougheed Town Centre (Burnaby)
A visualization of how the two lines will appear when service changes on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. Omitted from the diagram are the Evergreen Extension and Canada Line.
These changes do not affect service on the Canada Line.
Straight of the Tokyo Game Show is yet another teaser of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. And with the video is a change in the game’s release: it is no longer December 2016, but instead January 24th, 2017.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a compilation of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD a graphically redone adventure of the Nintendo 3DS title, a deeper dive into Aqua’s history in Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep–A Fragmentary Passage and a glimpse into the mysterious world of the Foretellers through Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is only available on the PlayStation 4.
The Burquitlam Evergreen Line station under construction.
Beset with delays over its planned opening, the Evergreen Line was to begin service the summer of 2016, then pushed into 2017. Today, the Ministry of Transportation made public a new date: service is to start before December 25, 2016. However, a specific day was not mentioned.
The new SkyTrain line links Port Moody and Coquitlam up to the existing Millennium Line through the Lougheed Town Centre station in Burnaby.
The ministry states that over 90 percent of the Evergreen Line is built.
You’d be forgiven if you thought the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood was actually Mexico today. Part of the month-long celebration of MexicoFest, the Fiesta Mexicana 2016 brings a part of the Latin American country up north without having to actually travel south of the border. The historic roundhouse hosted live music, entertaining lucha libre and of course, delicious fare!
Missed all the fun? You can view it all on Gallery.
The Pacific National Exhibition opens this Saturday, August 20th and for one hour between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm, Pokémon GO trainers can enter for free by showing the Pokémon GO app on their mobile phone.
The Fair at the PNE runs Saturday, August 20th through Monday, September 5th, 2016 and is closed on both Monday, August 22th and 29th. Gates open at 11:00 am.
Promotional artwork for Digimon Adventure tri.
The DigiDestined are coming to a theatre near you! Cineplex is screening the English dubbed first episode of Digimon Adventure tri. in only a handful of their locations across Canada on Thursday, September 15th, 2016.
Six years after their first foray into the Digital World over summer, the DigiDestined have grown up and moved on. The tranquility since the portal to the Digital World closed is not to last as a monster appears in Taichi Yagami’s hometown of Odaiba. Taichi is helpless; unable to stop the destruction of his neighbourhood caused by Kuwagamon. But when Kuwagamon’s attention turns towards Taichi, the teenager’s long silent Digivice activates…
Visit Cineplex.com for available theatres and to purchase advance tickets for Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion.
Only two locations in the Lower Mainland are hosting the hour and 20 minute anime: SilverCity Riverport Cinemas and Cineplex Cinemas Langley.
The 14th annual Eat! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is back for another delicious year with a smorgasbord of dining events October 4th through 7th, 2016.
This year there are new experiences designed to get you up and close with some of Canada’s best chefs. 2016 edition of EAT! Vancouver will be highlighted by a Dinner Series over October 4th and 5th, BETA 5 chocolate demo on Monday, October 4th and a Food Trends Tasting Panel on Tuesday, October 5th, the Eat! Harvest feast on Thursday, October 6th, and lastly, An Intimate Evening with Chef Michael Smith on Friday, October 7th. Proceeds from these benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Unlike earlier years, there is no one central location hosting a marketplace of vendors, restaurants and seminars. Each event is designed to create an a more inclusive atmosphere where patrons get to know their chefs and have an intimate involvement with their creations and techniques.
Tickets for these culinary sessions are available online through the Eat! Vancouver web site.
A wave of cosplay washed over Canada Place this weekend, and coupled with a couple of cruise ships, it made for a colourful experience for tourists and locals alike. Plenty of Pokémon, ninjas, volleyball players, swimmers, droids, Sailor Scouts, witches, princesses, soul reapers, demons, and even a personal healthcare companion made appearances on Vancouver’s waterfront at this year’s AniRevo.
See the rest of the eye-catching costumes on Gallery!