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Nintendo is offering an exclusive Fortnite bundle with the Switch

Fortnite has taken the world by storm. In fact, the game is so popular that Epic has released versions for PC, Xbox, PS4, iOS, Android and the Nintendo Switch, making the game about as accessible as possible.

The popularity of the game stems from the general popularity of the Battle Royale genre and popular streamers like Ninja, who have made the game so much fun to watch. But it also comes from the fun, and often fleeting, skins, dances and pick axes the game offers in its Item Shop.

On October 5th, folks interested in the Switch can pick up some extra Fortnite swag.

Nintendo is releasing a bundle that will include an exclusive Fortnite skin, glider and pick-axe, as well as an extra 1,000 V-Bucks. To be clear, 1,000 V-bucks is the equivalent of $10 and won’t get you much from the Item Shop.

Plus, as pointed out by the Verge, Nintendo has offered several different bundles which would allow customers to pick up a Switch for $329 alongside one of a few games. In most cases, those games cost money, whereas Fortnite is a free to play game.

But the Nintendo Switch bundle is the only way to get your hands on the Switch gear that comes with it.

This isn’t the first time that Epic has given out exclusive gear to players using different hardware or services. There is an exclusive Twitch Prime skin, a Sony PS4 skin, and even a skin for Galaxy Note 9 owners.

The Bundle is available for $329 on October 5.

Nintendo’s NES Switch controllers activate the nostalgia centers (and wallets) of retro gamers

The news that Nintendo would be adding NES games to the Switch as part of its paid online service had a mixed reception, but the company has made up for this controversial decision by releasing wireless NES controllers to play those games with. At $60 they’re a bit steep, but come on. You know you’re going to buy them eventually. Probably next week.

The controllers were revealed during the latest Nintendo Direct video news dump, alongside a host of other nostalgia bombs, like a new Animal Crossing and about a million Final Fantasy ports. But first the details of those sweet, sweet controllers.

They’re definitely NES-style down to the buttons, meaning they aren’t going to replace your existing Switch Joy-Cons. There’s no force feedback, no shoulder buttons, no gyros. So why do they cost so much? Because Nintendo. At least they’re wireless and they charge up by slotting onto the Switch’s sides like Joy-Cons.

You’ll be able to pre-order a two-pack starting on the 18th for $60, which also happens to be the launch date for Nintendo Switch Online. Yeah, it’s time to fork out for that online play Nintendo has generously given away for so long.

Fortunately, as you may remember from previous announcements, the cost is pretty low. $20 per year, and it gets you online game access and a growing library of NES classics. 10 of those games were confirmed before, but 10 more were added to the list today.

So at launch you’ll be able to play:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Dr Mario
  • Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Donkey Kong
  • Ice Climber
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Double Dragon
  • Excitebike
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Hockey
  • Pro Wrestling
  • River City Ransom
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Yoshi

The service will also enable cloud backups of saves and possible special deals down the line. It sounds like it’s basically a must-have, although plenty of people are angry that their virtual console games have been essentially stolen back from them. At least we have the NES and SNES Classic Editions.

Nintendo Switch online service will launch on September 18th

Nintendo has communicated quite a lot on its new online service. And the company just shared the last missing piece of information — the service will launch on September 18th.

For the first time, Nintendo will launch a subscription service to access online services. It’ll cost $20 per year, $3.99 per month or $7.99 for three months.

Subscribers will be able to play multiplayer online games, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and Arms. If you were already playing those games over the internet, you’ll have to start paying.

In order to sweeten the deal, the company is adding new services for subscribers. Your save data will finally be synchronized with Nintendo’s servers. If you break or lose your Switch, you’ll be able to restore your user profiles. Unfortunately, it won’t work with Splatoon 2, Dead Cells, Dark Souls Remastered, Fifa 19, NBA 2K19 and Pokémon Let’s Go.

Subscribers will also be able to play NES games for free. Around 20 games will be part of the library. If you plan on subscribing, Nintendo will offer a 7-day free trial on September 18th.

Best deals for Sept. 11: Save on FitBit, Apple iPad and iMac, Echo Look, and Nintendo 2DS XL

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Save on electronics, kitchen appliances, and more.
Save on electronics, kitchen appliances, and more.

Image: Amazon/walmart/target/mashable photo composite

Today is a great day to save on computers, small kitchen appliances, Amazon devices, and Udemy online classes. There are also deep savings at Target on electronics and the household items you want.

If you’re in need of a new laptop, there are really good PCs on sale, such as the HP Spectre x360 G1 13-inch Convertible Laptop, which is priced at $649.99, while the Lenovo Ideapad 330s 15.6-inch laptop is going for $379.00. The Apple iPad Air 2 is on sale for $539.98, or $90 off its retail price, at Walmart. In addition, select devices from FitBit are $50 off.

For the kitchen, Walmart also has KitchenAid’s Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixers on sale for $209.99, or nearly $300 off its list price. Ninja’s Coffeemaker System Black is going for just $64.57, while Keurig’s K-Cup Pod Coffee Makers is priced at $153.39.

Amazon has deals on their own devices for video streaming and home security. Save $80 on the new Echo Look, while Prime Members can save $40 on the Fire TV Cube. You can also save $100 on two Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablets.

Meanwhile, there are online classes on sale from Udemy, such as Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography priced at $11.99 and Instagram Marketing 2018: A Step-By-Step to 10,000 Followers for just $11.99. These two classes are discounted at 94% off each. Be sure to check out the rest of our round-up below and visit Udemy for more discounted online classes.

Over at Target, you can save $20 on Nintendo 2DS XL, while you can also save $10 on Skullcandy Uproar headphones. Finally, you can save up to 50% on over 1,000 clearance items at the retailer.

Here are the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, and Target for Tuesday, Sept. 11:

Computers and accessories

Portable storage from WD is on sale.

Portable storage from WD is on sale.

Image: Western digital

Kitchen appliances

Coffee makers from Ninja on sale.

Coffee makers from Ninja on sale.

Image: ninja

Amazon devices on sale

Save on the Echo Look and get some wardrobe help.

Save on the Echo Look and get some wardrobe help.

Image: Amazon

Online classes on sale from Udemy

Become a master photographer.

Become a master photographer.

Image: Pexels

Save on Nintendo at Target.

Save on Nintendo at Target.

Image: Nintendo


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‘Luigi’s Mansion’ is available to pre-order, and includes some cool bonus items

What’s better than being the first in line to play two new Nintendo 3DS titles? Being first in line and receiving a cool gift as a little something extra, that’s what.

Nintendo has launched two Nintendo 3DS titles for pre-order on the Nintendo Official UK Store. Luigi Mansion and Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and White Dog Squad are soon to be playable on Nintendo 3DS and you can be one of the first to play.

Nintendo GameCube classic Luigi’s Mansion has been remade for Nintendo 3DS family systems, and you can now pre-order your copy with a cool bonus item like a Boo Lamp or Luigi Cap.

Likewise, if you pre-order Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and White Dog Squad, you can take home a super cute Jibanyan Multi-Case as part of the package deal. 

If you have an insatiable thirst for saving Mario, or just really like being first in line to play a new title, this bundle is worth a look.