The long weekend is here and hopefully you are enjoying some well-earned rest, but if you are a quick rundown of the top tech stories from the past seven days, Reliable Reviews’ Winners and Lose has you covered .
Loyal readers, I must be honest with you – the general mood of the past week has been largely consumed by pessimistic headlines. From Sony’s official confirmation that the PS Vita store would soon inadvertently accept Twitter-brigade dumping, dumping on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra camera bump, I was actually renaming this week’s column Lozers and Lozers.
However, in the end, I managed to stumble with a positive news that is sure to please fans of Fortnite, who are playing the game on the Nintendo Switch, such as Super Mario 3D scheduling All-Stars Nintendo’s absolutely shocking decision to release. The spot for this week’s loss.
Winner: Fortnite on the Switch
Being one of the most popular games on one of the best-selling consoles of all time, is a no brainer, which is why Fortnite’s presence on the Nintendo Switch has always felt like a perfect marriage … Paper On.
As you might expect, the switch port of Fortnite has had to endure some technical limitations, so the game can run at all, but the experience has downgraded many times to be enjoyable.
This journalist was really keen to get into the game when it was launched on Switch back in 2018, but I was immediately put off by the lack of feeling that every other player has the upper hand on its own. I lost the game very quickly, but an announcement from Epic Games might be the only thing to return me.
The company has revealed a major technological upgrade for the port, which will boost the resolution in handheld mode from 1000 x 560 to 1170 x 660. Docked mode will also get a similar boost from 1390 x 780 to 1560 x 880. The game’s update will bring “a more consistent framerate with less laughter, resulting in a great experience”.
As if that wasn’t enough, the update would somehow make the file size even smaller for Fortnite. It’s only a small margin of 140MB, but the idea that it is possible to add improvements just blows my mind.
Loser: Mario (RIP)
If you weren’t aware, Nintendo is recently celebrating 35 years of its main mascot doing what it does best, but after this week you’ll wonder if the company has some weird complaints against the pesky plumber Has I am mentioning the fact that it is now impossible to download Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35, physical copies are now the only option for the former, while the latter is simply gone for good.
For some unknown reason, Nintendo decided to implement a timed release for both of these titles, and once March 31 came and went, Nintendo stayed true with its word and both games were removed from Ishop. The improper disappearance of these two games is bad enough, but the whole thing exposes two issues that specifically pertain to Nintendo’s business these days, the first of which is Game Protection.
Unlike movies and TV shows, sports have a difficult time preserving for future generations as the machinery we use to play games varies. Unless developers make an active choice to bring older games to the new platform, gamers are more or less out of luck, and for many of Nintendo’s classic titles – they enjoy being caught on the console they release. There is no other means. On.
Secondly, there is a feeling that 3D All-Stars were specifically delisted, causing Nintendo to reissue the three games shown in the bundle as individual entries for the Nintendo Switch online service. If this case ends, it truly speaks for the monumental failure on the part of Nintendo to honor virtual consoles in the current generation.
Certainly, the virtual console was not perfect, but it gave gamers a means of diving back into Nintendo’s rich history, something that the Nintendo Switch lacks. Just a few of the retro games featured in the Switch online service don’t cut it, and to overcome some means of playing older Mario games on new technology just feels like a slap in the face. Come on Nintendo, you can do better than this.