Nintendo Switch Will Support Up to 2TB Micro SDXC Cards (Once They Exist)

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Providing plenty of storage space for all your Switch games.

Nintendo has confirmed that its upcoming console, Nintendo Switch, will support Micro SDXC cards, enabling users to expand the system’s storage space to 2TB.

“Nintendo Switch is compatible with the SDXC standard, which supports up to 2TB,” a representative from Nintendo told Game Informer. While 2TB capacity cards are not yet available for purchase, Nintendo said the console will support them once they hit the market.

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The largest capacity SDXC currently available for purchase are 512GB in size and cost at least $200.

Nintendo Switch will ship with 32GB of internal memory. Considering some of that space will be taken up by the console’s operating system, and the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 13.4GB download, those who plan to purchase games digitally for Switch may need to expand its storage with a Micro SDXC card.

For more on Nintendo’s upcoming console, check out this in-depth Switch walkthrough from Nintendo.

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GameStop Sells Out of Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders

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GameStop has sold all of its allotted Nintendo Switch pre-orders.

GameStop said it sees this as a sign the Nintendo Switch is resonating with gamers. Senior vice president of merchandising Bob Puzon said the company is working with Nintendo to get additional units and “will let our customers know when they become available.”

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Puzon encouraged interested customers to sign up for notifications on its website.

While GameStop has gone through its allotment, it’s still possible to pre-order a Nintendo Switch if you haven’t yet gotten one. We put together a Nintendo Switch pre-order guide to help you navigate the retail waters.

The Nintendo Switch presentation on January 12 introduced us to Super Mario Odyssey, a new game that takes Mario from the Mushroom Kingdom and into the heart of New Donk City. Super Mario Odyssey will be hands-on at E3 2017.

Twitter took the opportunity to collectively comment on the entire presentation. We collected the funniest Nintendo Switch tweets from the presentation, ranging from commentary on the new Mario, to disappointment at the lack of a Mother 3 announcement.

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Daily Deals: The Art of Splatoon, Dual Shock 4 Controllers

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Today’s Best Deals

The Art of Splatoon

Get your pre-order locked in for this one, as today it’s 36% off its MSRP!

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Dual Shock 4 Controllers for $39.99 at Newegg

Use code EMCRBBE67 to knock 20 bucks off the listed price!

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Alienware Aurora Intel Core i5 Quad-Core Liquid Cooled Gaming Desktop for $899.99

Use code TENOFF to lower the price! Includes the newest Intel Kaby Lake processor and AMD RX 480 8GB Video Card.

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New Alienware 13 R3 Intel Core i5-6300HQ Quad-Core 1080p 13.3″ Gaming Laptop w/ 256GB SSD & 6GB Nvidia GTX1060

This laptop uses the very powerful GTX 1060 video card. It performs on par and surpasses the previous generation top-of-the-line GTX 980m, and the 1060 laptop card is on par with the performance of a desktop video card. This ensures it can easily handle 1080p gaming! You’d have had to pay closer to $1500-$1600 a year ago to get the same performance elsewhere.

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Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Open Now!

Since pre-orders went live yesterday, this link to Amazon has been available off and on. If you haven’t yet got your pre-order secured, keep an eye on it! Then don’t miss our extensive Complete Guide to Pre-Ordering Switch Consoles, Games & Accessories for everything else you’ll need for Nintendo’s next generation!

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Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition Pre-Orders Now Open

Prime members, lock in the lower pre-order price now! Includes the Season Pass +  four days early access to the game. (Start playing February 17 vs. waiting until February 21!)

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Xbox One Elite Controller + Free Skyrim Special Edition & Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection

Here’s a huge deal, so act fast – picking up an Elite Controller at Newegg right now will also score you free copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection!

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Collector’s Edition for $45.17

If you held off on buying this one last August, well done. The jam-packed Collector’s Edition is now more than half off its original $99.99 MSRP!

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Dell XPS 13 Intel Core i5-7200u Kaby Lake 1080p 13.3″ Laptop with 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM and InfinityEdge Display for $899.99

Use the code TENOFF to get the best price here. This laptop weighs only 2.7 lbs, comes with the newest Intel processor and gets very strong reviews. This is likely the most desirable config (and the best value currently) as it has a big SSD, 8GB of RAM and a very capable i5 processor.

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Certified Refurbished Fire HD 10 Tablet, 10.1″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB for $149.99

Use the code FIRE10 to drop a further $50 off this Fire HD’s listed $200 price.

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World of Final Fantasy’s Vita Version is Half Off

Why spend $40 when you can grab it for $19.99?

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The Humble “Overwhelmingly Positive” Bundle

Humble Bundle is back with an all-new selection of great games that you can pay any amount to own. This selection is grouped together thanks to their unanimously glowing user reviews – they’re all loved in an “overwhelmingly positive” way.

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49″ Samsung 6-Serkes 4K Curved LED HDTV for $550

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Pre-Order Resident Evil 7 for $48

You might want to lock in the 20% off pre-order price on Prime if you haven’t already. RE7 is less than two weeks away!

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Pre-Order Gravity Rush 2 for $48

And here’s a selection of other sure bets that are coming soon, starting with Kat’s next quest.

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Pre-Order Hitman: The Complete First Season for $48

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Pre-Order Tales of Berseria for $48

Even if you don’t have Prime, the pre-order price is cheap on this one.

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Pre-Order Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue 

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Battlefield 1 Exclusive Collector’s Edition for $25.06

The game itself isn’t included, but you can nab Battlefield 1’s statue, steel book, playing card deck, patch, poster and carrier pigeon tube collectibles all together for just a fraction of its original $130 asking price today. It’s over 80% off!

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Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Intel Core i5-6200U 17.3″ Win 7 Pro Laptop (8GB/1TB) for $479

Use code BIZ240 to lower the price of this cheap 17.3″ laptop that’s great for those who need a new on-the-go machine. Includes Windows 7/10 Pro, which is a bonus for power users.

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High Back Race Car-Style Bucket Seat Office Desk/Gaming Chair for Only $69.99

Seats like these usually sell somewhere north of $100, so spending sub-$70 for one is a steal.

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Vizio 60″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for Only $600

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Please Don’t Pay Full Price for PS Plus 

…you simply don’t need to, not when Amazon will email you a code for a year of Plus for $50, a $10 discount on Sony’s $60 MSRP.

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Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale for 41% Off

Keep your New Year’s fitness resolution going strong with this, the most advanced and feature-packed body composition scale out there. Get a full assessment of your progress every day, sync up with your health tracker app on your phone and more!

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AUKEY HDTV Antenna, Amplified Indoor Digital TV Antenna for Just $16

The start of a new year is a great time to finally cut cable! Seriously, there are so many other ways to get great TV piped into your home here in 2017 – if you’re still paying out the nose to a cable company, just stop that. Pick up this $16 amplified HDTV antenna to pull in your local channels for free, then supplement with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, etc.

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Duduma Polarized Sports Sunglasses for $8.99

Use code E7HPAV36 to knock its listed price down to $8.99!

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Buy a $100 Stubhub Gift Card, Get a $15 Bonus Credit

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How About Two Months of Gamefly for $10? 

Gamefly is normally $15 a month, but you right now you can get your first two months for only $10. Watch out for that auto-renew, as the third month will be $15, but you can always set a calendar reminder to cancel in time.

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Thirty Days of Free Streaming Anime with Crunchyroll Premium 

Crunchyroll is Netflix for anime. Crunchyroll Premium gives you unlimited streaming access to brand new anime, ad-free, as well as tons of classics like Re:Zero, One Piece, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Gintama, and Fate/Stay Night. A Crunchyroll Premium free trial is normal 15 days, but we can hook you up with a 30-day trial, so sign up before this offer gets deleted.

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The Best Credit Cards for Gaming Rewards 

Not all credit cards are created equal. If you want a card that can get you the most cash back, to put towards games or whatever else, check out this handy guide.

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Multiplatform

Batman: The Telltale Series for $19.93

Get the entire season on physical disc for $10 off today! Available on PS4 or Xbox One.

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Grand Theft Auto V for $38.98

Available on PS4 or Xbox One.

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PlayStation

PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Console – Uncharted 4 Bundle for $249.99

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Valkyria Chronicles Remastered for Just $22.53

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Xbox

Bully: Scholarship Edition for $19.99

Newly rebranded with packaging reflecting its backwards compatibility.

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Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda Adventurers Pouch 3DS Carrying Case for $15 + Free Shipping

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Blu-ray and DVD

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy on Region-Free Blu-ray

If you want to own the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray, Amazon in the States will currently hook you up for about $35. If you’d like to think a bit outside the box, though, you could instead save around $15 by importing region-free Blu-rays from the United Kingdom! Amazon UK is happy to dispatch their versions of the classic films (with unique cover art) straight to your American mailbox.

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Tech

Save $35 on the TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit Wireless Wi-Fi Router (Archer C1200)

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AmazonBasics AA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged for $15.99

Save some cash versus the normal price on these normal, everyday rechargeable batteries.

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Sneaky Pete: Season 1 Review

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The lies that bind.

This is a review for all 10 episodes of Sneaky Pete, which is now available on Amazon Prime. If you haven’t started, or finished, watching Season 1, fear not. This review won’t go into any deep spoilers here so you don’t have to worry about story elements being ruined.

Sneaky Pete, almost indicative of its title, took a very interesting path to get to us. Created and written by Bryan Cranston and House creator David Shore to be a bounty hunter-style procedural for CBS (which you can feel in the very first episode, even with the reshoots/additions that took place), Sneaky Pete then got shopped to Amazon after CBS passed on it, whio wanted a serialized drama focused more on cons and swindles.

After making the pilot, Shore left, Cranston decided to star on the series as the main antagonist — which was assumed to be an occasional recurring part after his appearance in the pilot but wound up being a full supporting role (he’s in nearly every episode) — and Justified creator Graham Yost entered the picture as the new showrunner. And Yost, notably, brought with him the Justified vibe and all the Elmore Leonard-ness that goes with it.

There’s not a full-blown tonal change after the pilot episode, but you do notice the shift into a much more character-focused, serialized show that almost instantly drops not only the “fugitive of the week” premise, but also the “will they?/won’t they?” dynamic between star Giovanni Ribisi’s Marius and Marin Ireland’s Julia.

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In fact, the second episode is chock full of delicious Bryan Cranston-filled flashbacks explaining how Marius came to be in the predicament he’s in. The pilot was already fun, but the work done in the second episode to truly flesh out the show’s world, along with some great chewy speeches from Crantson’s “big bad” character, helps Sneaky Pete turn a big corner and transform into some very enjoyable pulp.

The premise here, for those who missed the pilot episode when it became available on Amazon back in August of ’15, and my review of it, involves a con artist, Marius, (Ribisi) on the run from a crime boss, Vince (Cranston). Marius, having been released from prison after three years, decides to assume the identity of his over-sharing cellmate Pete (Ethan Embry) and hide out on Pete’s old family farm, pretending to be the cousin no one’s seen in twenty years.

Complicating matters, of course, is the fact that Marius owes Vince a hundred grand and Vince is holding his brother Eddie (Michael Drayer) prisoner until he gets it. And he makes it clear Eddie will be hurt in a very specific way if deadlines aren’t met.

Enter the dysfunctional Bernhardt family – the poor clan duped into believing that Marius is their all-grown-up cousin Pete. They may or may not have the money Eddie needs, but with them comes a whole other web of lies and trickery. So secrets build up, trust gets betrayed, and emotional turmoil looms large as Marius finds himself fitting in with the Bernhardts more effortlessly than he assumed, simply because they’re a bunch of “Sneaky Petes” just like he is (a term Cranston grew up with, meaning someone who’s looking for cheats and shortcuts).

Those who miss the colorful, scheming antics of TNT’s Leverage will most certainly get their con-game fill with Sneaky Pete, a series that artfully runs several cons at once. There’s barely a free moment where Marius isn’t lying in some manner in order to obtain his goal – whether that endgame involves swiping the cash from the Bernhardts, getting some measure of revenge on Vince, or simply trying to not get caught in one of his lies. But the “big con” is the prize here. From the very first episode, it’s clear that Marius is planning something huge and so that element drives you through the show, even when obstacle after obstacle is put in his, and our, path.

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Sneaky Pete, because of the ample amount of “one step forward, two steps back” obstacles that litter the road between the pilot and the season finale, reminded me a bit of Amazon’s Mad Dogs. Though, in this instance, the obstacles come because of how smart each character is, not because of boneheaded decisions. It’s rare that anyone can truly be fooled by anyone else here because just about every player is shrewd and clever. If Marius isn’t dealing with fellow professional crooks and con artists, he’s actively trying to dupe a family who runs a bail bonds business and has heard every lie in the book.

Occasionally, the series can get bogged down in moving parts. Sometimes it’s even hard to keep track of Marius’ lies, and just when it seems like he’s solved one problem, six more hatch. But that’s when the performances and writing really help sell the story. There are a ton of juicy, wonderfully flawed characters here, ranging from the recently redeemed to the eternally smarmy. There’s “Marius’ world” of city schemers — featuring True Blood’s Karolina Wydra, Roseanne’s Michael O’Keefe, The Americans’ Alison Wright, and more — and then there’s the Bridgeport, Connecticut crew of Bernhardts and bail bonds related players that features Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, the aforementioned Marin Ireland, Shane McRae, and Jacob Pitts (a Justified alum, like Martindale).

You can tell that every performer is relishing their role and really digging in. Even when Sneaky Pete is gruesome, there’s still a casualness to the chaos. It’s akin to the “deadpan dazzle” of Justified, though perhaps not as cool as almost everyone here is the type of person that would be used to salt-and-pepper Raylan Givens’ world. It’s like a show made up of scheming side characters; one that really delves into their lives and shows you how fully formed a louse can be. “Don’t get attached” is the credo of the con game, and that’s almost the rule here too. Though, like Marius/Pete, the marks start to grow on you and you find yourself torn between two worlds, just like our main character.

And it’s worth bringing up again. If you’re a Bryan Cranston fan, then you’ll really dig his monologuing bad guy role here. On the surface, there’s not much to the Vince character, but Cranston instantly finds a depth to him and instills him with a confidence and clarity that makes you want to root for him against all the characters the show tells us are the “protagonists.”

The Verdict

Sneaky Pete is a fun shell game-style ride that keeps you intrigued and guessing. It’s filled with smart writing, believably unique characters, and some awesome interlocking cons. It gets a touch messy toward the end when you start to feel the show moving all of its characters together into a worlds collide scenario, but everyone’s motivation always remains clear and defined.

Halo Games for Younger Audience Not Ruled Out, Microsoft Teases

Over the past week, there has been a lot of discussion about Halo games for a younger audience after a Halo Mega Bolks game leaked. Now, Halo developer 343 Industries has teased that, in the wake of the positive feedback to the awesome-looking Mega Bloks game, a Halo game of that type–or something along those lines–could possibly actually happen someday.

“Who knows, with so much positive support and feedback coming to light, we may yet see Halo experiences along these lines at some point in the future,” 343’s community manager said in the developer’s latest weekly blog post.

After footage of the Halo Mega Bloks game leaked last weekend, 343 boss Bonnie Ross confirmed the project was in development for Xbox 360 “several years ago.” Ross, like the 343 community manager, teased that the studio continues to explore new Halo games.

Last year, Ross revealed that 343 is receiving requests to make Halo games that appeal to a younger audience.

In other Halo news, 343 confirmed in its weekly blog post that this weekend’s Warzone Mythic Firefight playlist is being held on the Raid on Apex 7 map. The playlist, which pays out extra RP, runs January 13-15.

Further, 343 outlined some changes coming to Halo 5 multiplayer in the area of the amount of RP and XP that pays out, while Arena boost Req cards are getting a boost to effectiveness.

“Last week, the RP payouts for the weekend Mythic WZ Firefight playlist were increased but after further evaluation and feedback the team is going to turn the dial even further, resulting in an even higher payout in exchange for the tough challenge players will face,” 343 said. “Additionally, Legendary Warzone Firefight RP payouts are also being bumped up slightly. The Warzone team will continue to monitor data and player feedback going forward.”

Additionally, you will earn more XP in the Infection playlist–this is part of a test across the entire game.

“Consider this a real-world test case scenario and let us know what your experiences are like as you earn bonus XP playing Infection,”343 said. “As with Warzone, the team will be monitoring this closely to see what impact this has and what player feedback is to help set some parameters for potential future adjustments.”

Concerning the Req cards, the amount of RP and XP that gets rewarded is being “cranked up” for all of Arena. In most cases, the rewards are doubled–though some are less than double and others are more than double.

Finally, 343 said it has heard your feedback about the six-person limit to Warzone matches that was implemented last year and is working on adding a 12-person Warzone playlist to accommodate players who want to play in larger groups.

“We had every intention of releasing this test playlist prior to the winter break but unfortunately a few bugs surfaced that forced the team to delay release,” 343 said. “That work is still ongoing and right now it sounds like we’re potentially still a few weeks away from it getting released. Once released we anticipate that this test playlist will likely experience longer match times due to the 12-person requirement but we’re still eager to explore this idea and see how it meets the needs of players.

“We know this is a hot topic for a chunk of our community so please know that the team is working on it and we thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Read the full blog post here.

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