Nintendo Direct for Upcoming Switch Games Coming This Week

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Throw your Arms up for Splatoon 2.

Nintendo will be showing off Arms and Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch during a Nintendo Direct presentation this week.

A press release says that while the two first-party Switch games will be the focus, the broadcast will feature “information about Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games”.

The Direct will take place on Wednesday, April 12 at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST (or 8am AEST on April 13), and you can watch by tuning in on the official website.

Information on Splatoon 2 has been slowly trickling out, and a public “Testfire” demo period took place late last month. The full game is due for release later this year.

Arms is a fighting game revolving around your character’s extendable arms which are used to throw various punches at your opponent. It should be available during the next few months, and from our time with it, we believe “Arms is to fighting games what Splatoon is to shooters.”

In February’s indie-focused Nintendo Direct, 17 games were announced for Nintendo’s new console.

Matt Porter is a freelance writer based in London. Make sure to visit what he thinks is the best website in the world, but is actually just his Twitter page.

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20% off Stardew Valley and Yooka-Laylee (Out Tomorrow), For Honor $35, Doom for $10, Nioh for $38, 24-Pack Izze Sparkling Juice for $11, and more

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Silicon Power 2TB USB 3.0 Rugged Portable Hard Drive for $56.08

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Out on Tuesday – 20% off Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition (PS4, X1)

Spiritual successor to Harvest Moon. Rated 8.8/10 “Great” on IGN. The Collector’s Edition includes the game, mini guidebook, fold out map of Pelican Town, and soundtrack.

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Out on Tuesday – 20% off Yooka-Laylee (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie. Check out our review.

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Crazy Humble THQ Nordic Playstation Bundle – 15 Games for $15

You can pay $1 and get 5 games, or $11.89 and get 9 games, but the real deal is if you pay $15 to get all 15 games in the picture above, including MX vs ATV, Darksiders Warmastered, and Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition.

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New Humble Monthly PC Bundle – DiRT Rally + Inside + More for $12

This Humble Monthly Bundle includes DiRT Rally (8.9/10 on IGN) and Inside (10/10 “Masterpiece” on IGN). Receive these two games immediately and get more games ($100+ worth) later in the month as they become unlocked.

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Lowest price for a 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Membership is $45

If you “like” CDKeys on Facebook, you get an instant one-time-use 5% off coupon code that drops the price to $42.75.

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You can actually play on this Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Replica

According to the product description, “this handcrafted ocarina is a high-quality, kiln-fired ceramic instrument tuned by professional”.

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PS4 Slim 500GB Uncharted Bundle is back down to $250

IMO Uncharted 4 is still the best looking game on the PS4.

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For Honor (Xbox One, PS4) for $35

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Pokemon Moon or Pokemon Sun (3DS) for $30 each

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Rated 7.1/10 on IGN. New $10 drop makes it the lowest price ever.

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Doom (PC) for $10.09

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WWE 2K17 (PS4) for $25

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NBA 2K17 (PS4, Xbox One) for $30

Rated 8.9/10 “Great” on IGN. Cheaper than Best Buy’s sale price with GCU.

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$10 Online Game Design and Development Courses at Udemy

This deal is back and should last till the 12th. Train yourself in tools, software, and programming languages specific to the gaming industry. I have used Udemy and definitely recommend it myself.

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Serta Smart Layers Jennings Super Task Big & Tall Chair for $150

Use code “21351059″ to drop the already discounted price of $200 down to $150. Features black bonded leather upholstery, lumbar and waterfall seat cushion, padded armrests, and weight tested up to 400lbs.

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Tower Paddle Boards Adventurer Inflatable 9’10” SUP for $492

Today Only. $200 off the current price from the manufacturer and a relaxing outdoor activity after a bout of raging in Overwatch.

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30% off Withings Body Composition Smart Wi-Fi Scale – now $69

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Samsung S32D850T 32″ 2560×1440 VA Panel Monitor for $380

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Slight price drops on AMD Ryzen 1700, 1700X Processors

The AMD Ryzen 1700 and 1700X are both eight-core processors that are cheaper, more powerful, and more efficient than Intel’s aging i7-5280 six-core processor. If your next PC build will be used for more than games (such as video encoding, streaming, graphics work, or games development), the Ryzen should be on your wishlist.

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Trolls (Blu-ray) for $13

Solid ratings across the board – 74% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8/10 at IGN.

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Sing (Blu-ray) for $13, (4K Blu-ray) for $20

Solid ratings on this one as well – 73% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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50% off the Newest Sprint LG G6 Smartphone + FREE Google Home

Make sure to choose the monthly payments option. You’ll pay $14.7/mo for 24 months, or $354. Normally sells for $708. You should also be eligible for the Free Google Home promotion. Activation required.

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Releases 4/20 – Free Swag with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Preorders

Until 4/20, get a FREE Samsung VR Headset. If you pay $100, you can also get a 256GB memory card and AKG headphones. This promotion is valid from any authorized reseller.

Additional offers from resellers that stack with the offer above:

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Releases 6/27 – 40% off The Art of Persona 5 (Paperback) for $24

New price drop brings the price down from $40 to $24. For those who preordered it at a higher price, Amazon will automatically price adjust to this low price (their Preorder Price Guarantee).

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Get the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $69

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Deadline to file taxes is April 18

Unless you’re a non-working student or a dependent, chances are you need to file your taxes. Deluxe is fine for most people. Premier is for people with rental/investment property, and Home & Business is for self-employed folks.

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This Week’s Best Buy GCU Video Game Sale is Incredibly Good

Prices are solid even before the 20% off discount with GCU. Some examples:

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Sony Playstation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller w/ Starter Kit for $40

This would be a good price for just the controller, but you’re also getting the Bluetooth PC adapter, which retails for $15.

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20% off April’s Upcoming and New Release Games with Amazon Prime or Best Buy GCU

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New Release – 20% off Persona 5 Steelbook Launch Edition (PS4)

Persona 5 has been awarded an IGN Editors’ Choice and rated 9.7/10. PS4 owners get a Steelbook Launch Edition while supplies last.

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Dell Inspiron 15 Core i5-7300HQ 15″ 1080p GTX 1050 Ti Laptop $784

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New April Loot Gaming Crate includes an exclusive Overwatch figure

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Official Support for Windows Vista Ends April 11

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Codename: Longhorn

After a long and courageous battle with relevance, support for Windows Vista officially ends April 11, 2017.

The follow-up to Microsoft’s beloved Windows XP operating system, Vista sadly failed to live up to its marketing hype. Perhaps most famous for introducing alerts whenever users attempted to make changes, the operating system was best known for constantly interrupting work rhythm with needless alerts.

On top of being intrusive, it also gobbled precious computing resources like CPU and RAM. Generally speaking, people hated it, preferring to stick with Windows XP. In fact, the enormous popularity of Windows XP gave it a life spanning from 2001 all the way to April 2014.

Most people remember Vista as the Windows operating system everyone hated, and while that’s generally true, it also introduced things like DirectX 10, Windows’ new visual style called “Aero,” and simplified Windows Update.

Windows Vista was replaced by Windows 7 in 2009. It’s survived by Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and a grandchild, Windows 10.

While Windows Vista goes quietly into the night, Microsoft recently revealed the specs of Project Scorpio, it’s 4K-ready update to the Xbox One.

Seth Macy is IGN’s weekend web producer and just wants to be your friend. Follow him on Twitter @sethmacy, or subscribe to Seth Macy’s YouTube channel.

Minecraft Marketplace Coming With 1.1 Discovery Update

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Available on Windows 10 and mobile this spring.

Minecraft Marketplace, a new program that allows players to access and play community-created content, is coming to Minecraft on Windows 10 PC and mobile this spring.

According to Microsoft’s announcement, Minecraft Marketplace will be available with the 1.1 Discovery Update. With this new marketplace, players will be able to “browse, download and play cool community creations from within the game itself.”

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Minecraft Marketplace will launch with a library of content, including texture packs and adventure maps, created by community members like BlockWorks and Noxcrew. The Minecraft Team is initially working with a selection of existing partners, but in the future will begin taking submissions from anyone with a registered business.

Players will be able to purchase and sell content using Minecraft Coins, which can be bought by making in-app purchases with real currency. The team is at work on making it so players will be able to carry over their purchased content to multiple devices via their Xbox Live account.

For more on the forthcoming Discovery Update, here’s a look at what’s to come in Minecraft’s next big update.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his YouTube channel.

Elder Scrolls Online Is Free To Play On PS4, Xbox One, PC All Week

Elder Scrolls Online is going free all week on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, publisher Bethesda has announced. The full base game is playable without charge from 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3PM BST on April 11 all the way through April 18.

In addition to the full Tamriel Unlimited game, players will receive 500 free Crowns, the in-game currency that can be spent on cosmetic upgrades, new pets, and more.

The game will also be “discounted” until April 18, after which it will go back to full price. It’s unclear at this stage what the sale price will be, but Tamriel Unlimited (the base game) usually retails for US $30 / £20, while Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition (which includes the base game as well as the Imperial City, Orsinium, Thieves Guild, and Dark Brotherhood DLC packs) sells for US $60 / £40. Neither version requires a subscription to play.

Elder Scrolls Online will expand soon with the launch of the Morrowind add-on in June. The first gameplay footage of that was released recently–take a look here. It was also reported in February that Elder Scrolls Online has sold 8.5 million copies, up from 7 million in June last year.

We enjoyed Bethesda’s MMO to an extent here at GameSpot, though it has its problems. “Hopefully, The Elder Scrolls Online will one day get out of its own way, and stop trying to stifle the very fun it’s trying to provide,” said critic Kevin VanOrd. Read more in our full Elder Scrolls Online review.

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