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‘Fortnite’ is branching out into original video programming

Computer Games BGR

In a letter to shareholders earlier this year, Netflix acknowledged what might have seemed at the time like a surprising fact: 'We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO,' the streaming video giant admitted.So much of the commentary
'In a letter to shareholders earlier this year, Netflix acknowledged what might have seemed at the time like a surprising fact: \'We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO,\' the streaming video giant admitted. So much of the commentary around Netflix tends to pit it against the obvious rivals -- HBO, other streamers, TV in general, and so on. But not only does a game like Fortnite eat away at a growing share of users' time that might otherwise be spent on something like bingeing Netflix content. It seems that the massively successful battle royale video game is about to encroach for the first time directly onto Netflix's turf. Continue reading.. BGR Top Deals: The most futuristic new Philips Hue light is still down to its Prime Day price The insanely popular new Marvel game for Nintendo Switch is somehow already discounted on Amazon Trending Right Now: FDA warns that ‘Big Penis’ supplement works a little too well This is the first big news about ‘Stranger Things’ season 4’s release timing New leaked photos show Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL from every angle ‘Fortnite’ is branching out into original video programming originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 21:35:32 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.'

Southwest is giving away a Nintendo Switch to one lucky passenger every day for a month

Computer Games BGR

Southwest Airlines kicked off its new Lets Play Getaway sweepstakes in a pretty dramatic fashion.The deal is, every day through Aug. 13 the Dallas-based air carrier will be giving away a Nintendo Switch as well as a digital copy of Super Mario
'Southwest Airlines kicked off its new Lets Play Getaway sweepstakes in a pretty dramatic fashion. The deal is, every day through Aug. 13 the Dallas-based air carrier will be giving away a Nintendo Switch as well as a digital copy of Super Mario Maker 2 . That's certainly a sweet enough promotion, but if you happened to be a passenger on Southwest flight 2246 Wednesday from Dallas to San Diego, you actually already scored both of those freebies. Continue reading.. BGR Top Deals: The most futuristic new Philips Hue light is still down to its Prime Day price The insanely popular new Marvel game for Nintendo Switch is somehow already discounted on Amazon Trending Right Now: FDA warns that ‘Big Penis’ supplement works a little too well New leaked photos show Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL from every angle This is the first big news about ‘Stranger Things’ season 4’s release timing Southwest is giving away a Nintendo Switch to one lucky passenger every day for a month originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 18:09:01 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.'

Southwest Passengers Surprised With Nintendo Switch And Visit From Famous Gaming Plumber

Computer Games CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Forget about the free peanuts and pretzels, passengers on one Southwest Airlines flight got something a lot more fun when they boarded their plane.
'DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Forget about free peanuts and pretzels, passengers on one Southwest Airlines flight got something a lot more fun when they boarded their plane. Passengers leaving Love Field Airport received a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the digital version of the “Super Mario Maker 2” game to enjoy as Flight 2246 traveled from Dallas to San Diego on Wednesday. Many of the passengers were headed to Comic Con in the California city. (credit: Southwest Airlines) Mario was on hand to greet the passengers when the flight arrived. Those on the gaming-themed flight were encouraged to take the “Southwest Super Sky Challenge” which had them playing an air travel themed Super Mario Maker 2 course. The onboard giveaway also highlighted the Dallas-based airline’s partnership with Nintendo in the Let’s Play Getaway sweepstakes that awards a daily winner a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the digital version. (© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)'

The insanely popular new Marvel game for Nintendo Switch is somehow already discounted on Amazon

Computer Games BGR

If you head over to Amazon right now, you'll see that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is the hottest new Nintendo Switch game out there right now. In fact, it's the #1 best-seller among all Nintendo Switch games. Despite the fact that
'If you head over to Amazon right now, you'll see that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is the hottest new Nintendo Switch game out there right now. In fact, it's the #1 best-seller among all Nintendo Switch games. Despite the fact that it's new and despite the fact that it's so insanely popular right now, Amazon still decided to slash $10 off the price for Prime members. Head over to the site right now and you can get a copy of this awesome new Switch game for just $49.99! Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order - Nintendo Switch : $49.99 Here are the highlights from the product page: Marvel Dream Teams - Assemble your dream team of Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe, each with their unique superpowers New Heroes - The Guardians of the Galaxy, Falcon, Scarlet Witch and more join the “Ultimate Alliance” for the first time Original Story - Super Heroes and Super Villains battle Thanos and The Black Order across the Marvel Universe in this new original story Local and Online Multiplayer - The game can be played offline or online with up to 4 players on a single screen or using multiple systems Heroic Camera - In addition to the series' traditional perspective, players can also select a dynamic, zoomed-in view, allowing for a more immersive play style for single-player or multiplayer when using multiple systems Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order - Nintendo Switch : $49.99 BGR Top Deals: Apple’s AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case are somehow even cheaper now than they were on Prime Day The most futuristic new Philips Hue light is still down to its Prime Day price Trending Right Now: FDA warns that ‘Big Penis’ supplement works a little too well Samsung’s new iPad Pro rival just leaked, and it’s got a pretty weird new feature New leaked photos show Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL from every angle The insanely popular new Marvel game for Nintendo Switch is somehow already discounted on Amazon originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 10:54:34 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.'

Southwest Airlines Passengers Get Nintendo Switch

Computer Games CBS Detroit

Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight got more than a small bottle of water when they boarded their plane.
'DALLAS (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight got more than a small bottle of water when they boarded their plane. They received a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the digital version of the “Super Mario Maker 2” game to enjoy as Flight 2246 traveled from Dallas to San Diego on Wednesday. Many of the passengers were headed to Comic Con in the California city. Mario was on hand to greet the passengers when the flight arrived. The gaming-themed flight highlighted Southwest’s partnership with Nintendo in the Let’s Play Getaway sweepstakes that awards a daily winner a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for the digital version. The sweepstakes ends Aug. 31 with a grand prize winner and three guests receiving roundtrip air travel. © 2019 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.'

Review: ‘Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’ Is Nintendo Switch’s Superhero Smackdown

Computer Games Geek.com

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 on Nintendo Switch, like previous games in the series, is basically a superheroic reskin of Blizzard’s legendary action-RPG Diablo.
'Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 on Nintendo Switch , like previous games in the series, is basically a superheroic reskin of Blizzard’s legendary action-RPG Diablo . And like many games inspired by Diablo (most infamously Destiny ) you’ll either become completely addicted to the loop or question why you’re doing any of this as the numbers go up. What makes you fall into one camp or the other depends on game quality for sure but also personal preference. And it turns out fun but mostly brainless team-up action just feels so much more appropriate to me for a superhero blockbuster. Subtitled “The Black Order,” Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 ’s story mode is supposed to be about hunting down the Infinity Stones so Thanos can’t have them. But just like in the movies, that’s more of a framework for a bunch of rip-roaring self-contained adventures full of colorful but throwaway villains to vanquish and an ever expanding assemblage of superheroes to recruit. Daredevil even jokes about hallway fights. The snappy pacing and slick frequent cutscene transitions between levels make it tough to find a natural stopping point in the breezy ten-hour crossover campaign. As I said in my preview , the roster here is quite impressive, not weirdly limited like Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite and thankfully not rendered in bootleg photorealistic art style like the upcoming Square Enix Avengers game . The story also does a good job of grouping characters in different “families” like classic Avengers Iron Man and Captain America, street-level ninja Defenders Iron Fist and Elektra, X-Men Wolverine and Nightcrawler, the Guardians of the Galaxy, mystical Midnight Sons Ghost Rider and Elsa Bloodstone, and young Spider-People Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy. Beyond giving your team some aesthetic cohesion, characters in the same groups also receive extra team bonuses. I was going to go for an all-Black cast no matter what, like I did in the first game. But I also got a resiliency bonus for playing as members of The Crew: Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, and Falcon. That’s just the start though when it comes to customizing characters. You can spend currency you earn on global team bonuses. Eventually you’ll also start gathering Infinity Stone shards called ISO-8 that buff characters you equip them to. They’re basically the game’s loot and can be enhanced or broken down into component parts. It makes the game’s downtime feel a little more involved than like a Lego Marvel Super Heroes game or something. But ultimately Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is about smashing your way through waves of henchmen and bosses in combat encounter barely broken up by an environmental puzzle or two. It’s no Bayonetta or anything but Team Ninja’s combat does have some appreciated Japanese depth along with the Dynasty Warriors ridiculous spectacle. Characters have light, heavy, and jumping attacks that combo into each other pretty well depending on the character. You can spend energy to use four different special attacks as well you upgrade over time. You’ll quickly fall into effective rhythms with your teammates and their skills as you swap between them. A typical tactic for me involves freezing hordes with Storm’s ice barrage, slicing through them with Black Panther’s quick light claw attacks, and using Luke Cage’s nonstop punching special on weakened bosses since his bulletproof skin shrugs off weak hits. Also Falcon flies around. You’re supposed to sync up complementary special moves for synergy attacks but I found the controls for activating this too awkward in the heat of battle. More often I just waited for another meter to charge that lets you use an explosive screen-filling ultimate attack with all four characters at once. The enemies aren’t geniuses but there’s a nice variety to them that makes you reconsider your approach at times. Take out lethal distant snipers before you worry about crowd control. Stagger heavy enemies by breaking their guard gauge. Toss explosive power cores back at towering Sentinel robots. Absorb and redirect dark dimension energy. And of course the generous supply of over-the-top bosses have their own gimmicks like Kingpin’s sumo charge or Doctor Octopus’s vulnerable tentacles. By design the combat isn’t all that complicated. The varied but relatively simplistic character movesets encourage you to swap your team around more often to see something new. The nifty new zoomed-in single-player Heroic camera angle makes this look more like a third-person action game and better shows off the simple but slick levels and character models. The performance holds up even when things get wild. But you can still feel the game’s top-down roots and that’s okay. Again, this is Diablo but with all-ages superheroes instead of M-rated demons. Fortunately, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 also realizes that messing around with buddies in the post-game is the real fun of Diablo . You can play locally with other Switch players or hop online. And the Infinity Rifts, along with extra campaign difficulties, give you plenty to do with your maxed-out team. These are collections of little gauntlets remixing content from the main game. Beat a wave of bosses. Kill enemies to replenish the timer as it runs out. Rely exclusively on special moves. They’re tough but you get great rewards for your troubles like new costumes, extra currency, and even a handful of unlockable characters. They make a part of the game that could have otherwise been a grind still feel meaningful. So whether you want to marinade in a stylish rendition of the Marvel comic book universe or just chill out and plow through a bunch of fleeting but flashy fights with cool characters, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is pretty honest and unpretentious about what it offers. For more, here are some other cool Switch games to play  and remember how Iron Man was completely right in Avengers: Endgame .'