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ARMS Is Out Today For Nintendo Switch

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One of the more anticipated new titles for the Nintendo Switch, ARMS is out today in stores and Nintendo eShop for $59.99.

“With ARMS, we are delivering a new and exciting type of game that takes advantage of everything Nintendo Switch can do,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The launch of ARMS kicks off a summer of competitive gaming for Nintendo Switch, with fun multiplayer games Splatoon 2 and Pokkén Tournament DX also launching over the next few months.”

ARMS is a fighting game that uses the motion-control of the Switch’s unique handheld Joy-Con controller. Each Joy-Con represents one of the fighter’s extendable arms. Ten fighters are available, and each fighter can equip different kinds of arms that change their movement, attacks, and abilities.

Multiple local and online modes are available. Team Fight tethers two fighters together versus another team of two. V-Ball and Hoops let you play modified versions of volleyball and basketball respectively. Party Match lets up to 20 players join a lobby for a variety of game modes. Ranked Matches track your wins and losses.

Nintendo promises continued post-launch support, adding more fighters, stages, and arms as free updates.

During E3 this week Nintendo livestreamed an ARMS Open Invitational. The tournament ran on June 14 and pitted four expert competitive gamers with select E3 attendees. The final round pitted the last person standing against the game’s producer, Kosuke Yabuki. You can watch the First Round, the Semifinals, and the Grand Finals.

A new Neon Yellow Joy-Con is also launching today. It’s inspired by the game’s bright colors. It’s retailing for $79.99. The Joy-Con can be freely mixed and matched with other Joy-Con colors.

ARMS has been rated E for Everyone with Cartoon Violence.

 

Just Dance 2016

Just Dance 2016 Review: Same Old Tune

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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii
We played on: Wii

Just Dance 2016 is the latest installment in the prolific motion gaming series Just Dance by Ubisoft. Every game is vibrant, silly, and makes you feel like the CW and Radio Disney had a musical lovechild and left it on your front porch. Needless to say this is not a game for dignified people, or any people who unwisely wish to remain dignified. We are all equals on the dance floor; throw your pride away and get ready to shake it.

If you are familiar with the series, you already know exactly what to expect. If you are a beginner, I welcome you with open, wiggling arms. Read More

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Hey, Xbox One Kinect Devs! Wake Up!

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I’ve been waiting a long time for virtual reality. I mean real virtual reality. The kind you get on a Star Trek Holodeck. This is the kind of virtual reality that almost puts you in another time and place. It lets you see your hands and feet and use your body so you can run around and get in sword fights and stuff. Or you can wear blue skin and feathers and fly. Or you can practice your snowboarding in a simulation of the French Alps. Read More