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Wave Race 64 has just released for Nintendo Switch Online, and we can now take a look at how this version of the game compares visually to past iterations. In this Gamexplain video, the Switch version is first compared to the N64 original, before then being compared to the more modern Wii U version.

As is expected, the Switch version is certainly an improvement over the more jagged N64 original, and since Wii U ports of N64 games tended to make things a little darker, the Switch brightens it up in comparison to be truer to its initial release.

Here is some more information about Wave Race 64:

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A pair of video apps are coming to an end on Wii U with YouTube and Crunchyroll ceasing support later this year.

In the case of YouTube, a brief notice on Google’s website mentions that the app will no longer be available in October. Those that are interested in watching videos on the console can continue doing so until that month comes along. Once YouTube goes offline on Wii U, users are advised to move over to Switch.

Nintendo had previously confirmed that they were ending purchases on the 3DS and Wii U eShops sometime in late March 2023. They’ve now provided additional details, citing March 27, 2023 as the day that purchases on these eShops will become unavailable.

They’ve also clarified that starting August 29, 2022, you’ll no longer be able to directly add funds to the Wii U and 3DS eShops. You will however be able to redeem download codes after this date, and if you’ve linked your Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account, you’ll still be able to make purchases using shared funds added to your Nintendo Account. The final bit of news is that oddly enough, purchases of Fire Emblem Fates on the 3DS eShop will end one month earlier than the rest, on February 28, 2023. However DLC for the game, including the additional story paths accessible after Chapter 6, will still be available until March 27, 2023.

Here is some additional information from Nintendo:


We have another update on upcoming Nintendo maintenance as another period has been tacked on for later in the month. Additionally, future maintenance times for an eShop session have been updated.

The full lineup of current Nintendo maintenance is as follows:

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Nintendo has updated its upcoming maintenance schedule with a new session. Later this month, the eShop will be impacted for a couple of hours. This applies to Switch, Wii U, and 3DS.

Here’s the full schedule as things currently stand:

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These days most gamers are focusing on Switch when it comes to Nintendo platforms, but Nintendo Everything reader TruExtent has tipped us off about an interesting Capcom eShop sale for the Wii U and 3DS eShops.

On the Wii U side of things, something we haven’t really seen before is Capcom slashing the prices of its Wii “Virtual Console” releases. As it turns out though, right now you can save big on titles such as Zack & Wiki. The typical games like Monster Hunter and Ace Attorney are on sale for 3DS as well.


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Original: Nintendo has provided an early notice about maintenance it’s planning for later in the month. Switch save data transfers will be impacted during the start of next week, with some lengthy eShop downtime to follow later in the month.

The full maintenance schedule as things stand now is as follows:

kirby 64 comparison

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards just debuted on Nintendo Switch Online, and we now have a look at how this version compares to the N64 original and Wii U Virtual Console release courtesy of GameXplain. Switch vs. N64 is shown first, followed by Switch vs. Wii U.

Like all Nintendo Switch Online classics, Kirby 64 now has the highest resolution possible. And while Wii U made things darker, the brightness is more true to the original on Switch.

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The time has almost come for major changes on the 3DS and Wii U eShops, as both stores will be ending support for credit cards in just a few days.

Back in February, Nintendo announced that it will be ending digital purchases on the two systems next March. As part of that, a few different steps are planned. The first step is that as of May 23, 2022, users will no longer be able to use a credit card to add funds to an account. Then on August 29, it will no longer be possible to use an eShop card to add funds. Download codes can still be redeemed until late March 2023.


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Mario Golf debuted on Nintendo Switch Online today, and GameXplain has now put together a graphics comparison that includes Wii U and N64. We first get to see how things stack up between Switch and N64 before moving over to Switch and Wii U.

It’s clear that Mario Golf produces the clearest image on Switch. For one thing, the resolution the highest. The action was also much darker for the Wii U Virtual Console release, which has been fixed this time around.

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