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Nintendo has launched a new service aimed at new customers looking for answers. The Nintendo Switch Concierge service is a no-cost program that allows Switch users to schedule one-on-one meetings with Nintendo representatives to ask questions or receive guidance about set-up.

These sessions are scheduled via the Nintendo Switch Concierge internal website and are available as video calls on Microsoft Teams between representatives and users. There is a little set-up required, with users needing to pick a topic they’d like to discuss, a time for the meeting, and filling in some information. This is all put into a chart on the website (pictured below), and then Nintendo will email those with meetings with more details. 

Microsoft has been going strong with the Xbox brand for a few generations of hardware. Originally though, the company could have pursued a much different path.

Revealed as part of a feature from Bloomberg, it turns out that Microsoft originally approached various companies about acquisitions two decades ago, including Nintendo. But when the two sides met, Nintendo was “just laughing” the entire time. That’s according to Kevin Bachus, the former director of third-party relations at Microsoft.

Here’s the full excerpt from Bloomberg:

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A character creator for Minecraft is now in the pipeline, Mojang has revealed.

The feature will allow for various customization features. These include body shape and size, limb replacement and tweaking of the eyes, hairstyles and colors, facial hair, and skin tones.

The character creator is currently in beta testing. Eventually, it will roll out to all Switch players.

Moon Studios has shared more information about the upcoming Switch version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. The latest details cover a couple of technical aspects, confirm Xbox Live achievements, and more.

Here’s the full roundup:

Ori and the Blind Forest marks the latest title for Switch that was previously published by Microsoft on Xbox. Some might be curious: how’d the whole thing happen in the first place? In an interview with MCV, Xbox GM of games marketing Aaron Greenberg offered an explanation.

According to Greenberg, it was developer Moon Studios that approached Microsoft about the idea. After feeling that the port “made sense,” a release on Switch moved forward.

IGN has offered a look at the new DuckTales DLC in Minecraft. Take a look at some gameplay in the video below.

At PAX West 2019, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is playable on Switch for the first time. Take a look at some footage below.

At Gamescom 2019 last week, Minecraft Dungeons was one of many titles playable at Nintendo’s booth. View some off-screen footage specifically from the Switch version below.

Minecraft Dungeons is one of the many titles on display at Gamescom 2019 this week. Take a look at some footage below.