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More than just PC players and Switch owners can now get their Shovel Knight fix this month! For owners of the original Shovel Knight on platforms other than the Nintendo Switch, the latest, free DLC story expansion: Specter of Torment, in which players can finally control the scythe-wielding Specter Knight, is coming out soon.

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Gamers interested in Yooka-Laylee were reasonably concerned when they saw critics give mostly average to mediocre scores for the retro revival title and 3D platformer from Playtonic Games. Many review outlets expressed that the biggest flaws with the game were its poor performance and sometimes erratic framerates, but now it looks like Playtonic is already addressing those concerns. Even before its commercial release, the developer has applied a patch to their game that should largely fix performances issues ranging from slowdown to poor camera controls.

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YouTube star JonTron has been the subject of much controversy recently, after a series of insensitive racial comments that he made on Twitter and during an appearance on a live show with Destiny, a fellow YouTuber. His views on immigration and cultural assimilation have been perceived as racist by many fans, and as a result, he has received a lot of backlash, even losing over 10,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. Earlier today, JonTron received the worst hit yet, when Playtonic Games announced that it would be removing JonTron's voice work from its debut title, Yooka-Laylee, as the company did not wish to be associated with his personal views.

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Following its reveal during the 25th anniversary party, Sonic Mania quickly became one of this year's most anticipated platformers for bringing back the retro gameplay older fans have come to know and love. Unfortunately, word comes from SXSW 2017 that eager players will have to wait a bit longer for the classic celebration's launch.

Series director Takashi Iizuka addressed release date concerns for Mania during the official Sonic panel, stating that the game won't meet its predicted Spring 2017 release and has been pushed towards a summer launch window.

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With a wide range of support from indie developers and a great many games currently in development for the Switch, Nintendo will be hosting a Direct in a few short minutes to showcase the many hidden gems coming soon to the portable home console. The presentation is expected to feature the launch titles Fast RMX and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, including a new look at the Specter of Torment campaign, as well as other indie games being launched throughout the year.

Tune in to the presentation in the stream after the jump!

This past weekend Valve announced that they were ending the Steam Greenlight program and moving to an upfront-fee submission program called "Steam Direct." Instead of the current system, where developers pay a one-time $100 fee and the Steam community votes on which games should be allowed onto the store, developers will pay a $200–$5000 fee to directly place a game on the Steam Store.

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Video games in and of themselves are fun and exciting, but they're also powerful tools which inspire their fans. Take any franchise out there and I'm sure there's dozens, if not hundreds of fan tributes out there. One of the more amazing tributes I've come across in recent times combines Shovel Knight with Gundam. Yes, you read that right, and it's definitely as breathtaking as it sounds.

Head inside to learn more about this project and to see some gorgeous screenshots of the final product!

It's always cool to see two game franchises collide, but the fact that this experience was made in Minecraft without mods is straight up impressive. Called Pokémon: Cobalt and Amethyst, the map has been in development for over a year and features a new story, battles, and over 136 new Pokémon. Anyone can play the map using regular vanilla Minecraft, and while it's only available in single-player, the developers promise a 60 to 80 hour experience once the map has been completed.

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First person Pokémon!? Well not just yet, but with the Pokémon Evolved mod for Ark: Survival Evolved we can get pretty close! The mod replaces the dinosaurs in the regular game with over 29 different Pokémon. Instead of collecting resources, the mod flips several of the game's mechanics and instead allows you to fight and capture Pokémon for coins which can be spent in terminal for supplies. The mod is still in Alpha, but it already has 600 positive reviews and is available for the PC and Steam VR versions of Ark: Survival Evolved.

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It was recently revealed that the next round of Shovel Knight DLC will be not only coming out in April, but will be coming to the Nintendo Switch first! This new update, dubbed Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, was announced for the Nintendo Switch earlier this month and will include all three campaigns in addition to a new local co-op mode. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will cost $24.99, while the standalone Specter of Torment DLC will be $9.99, and will be available on last and current generation consoles, PC, and the Switch.

If you don't have it already, make sure to get Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove at $14.99 price here. Read more after the jump!

"Nintendo is doomed." That's what the conventional wisdom should tell us after that Switch presentation, right?

I mean, they're about to release a console that has only a small handful games available at launch. Two of those games are party games, one of them is a toys-to-life game for kids, one of them is an indie Zelda clone, one of them is a retro revival— the only truly colossal game coming on Day One is the one and only The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

That's pretty bad, right? Head inside to keep reading.

I know, I know, everyone's freaking out because the inauguration is just two days away, and everything's on fire, and 2016 never really ended because the passage from one unit of time to the next has no bearing on the course of human events. I get it. But let me take your mind off it for just a moment, and then I'll let you get right back to the existential dread.

I've been excited this week, because I like video games. And Nintendo just announced something magical. Head inside to keep reading.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin for the first Nintendo Week of 2017, doubled in length as we emerge from our slumber with rusty podcasting skills and much to say about Nintendo Switch and all that surrounds it. We cover everything we learned from the Switch Presentation, including hardware, software, pricing, third-party relations, and so much more, before moving onto what all this tells us about Nintendo's prospective future.

You can check out all this and tons more in the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Psyonix's 2015 hit Rocket League is still going strong, according to new stats released by their Twitter account. The game has now gained just over 25 million players and has held over one billion matches.

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Just a few moments ago, we learned that some big changes are being made regarding the future of Shovel Knight. As cool as all of that is, there is certainly a bigger addition to the coming lineup than the standalone campaigns. That's right, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is officially coming to Switch! As is the case on the other current-gen consoles, Treasure Trove will be a package containing all campaigns and updates for Shovel Knight. The standalone campaigns, including the upcoming Specter of Torment, are also coming to Switch, so you won't have to purchase everything all over again (though you always can if you want).

It's quite exciting to see Shovel Knight continuing to be so successful. Can't wait to get my hands on yet another copy of Shovel Knight when the Switch version launches!