Rainway App

According to Nintendo News, there’s talk about this new app called Rainway for the Switch console. With this app, players will be able to stream their PC games directly onto the Switch console. There’s not much information regarding the app, but I thought it was an interesting find nonetheless. We’ve been getting into PC gaming a bit more lately, having a nice desktop and an almost-never used laptop for our PC games, but the thought of playing something like Stardew Valley on the Switch’s portable screen sounds like an interesting development.

Considering how heavy most gaming laptops are — as beautiful as they can be with their lovely graphics and sound systems — creating an app for the Switch that’ll showcase it’s portability seems like a good move by Nintendo. Rainway definitely seems like something we should keep our eye on. Not only that, but being able to dock the Switch and play the games on a larger television? That sounds good to us.

What do you all think of this idea? Are you excited about the prospect of playing PC games directly on the Switch, or are you good with your beloved gaming PC? If you don’t play PC games, does this kind of news think maybe you’ll start?

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Rumors of a Mini Nintendo SNES

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday, everyone! I… just really want to keep playing video games right now instead of thinking about my day job, haha!

One of the more recent rumors that has popped up in video game news is about Nintendo producing a Mini SNES for the holidays this year. I’m honestly not as excited about the news as I thought I would have been…

So, everyone knows that Nintendo had severely underestimated consumer demand for the Mini NES, ending up with scalpers making the price skyrocket if you were lucky enough to find one for sale. Recently it was revealed that Nintendo is discontinuing the production of the Mini NES.

I wasn’t as disappointed as I thought I would be at that kind of news. The Mini NES would have been a nice addition to our video game collection, of course, but when we weren’t able to get one right away and saw what scalpers were doing to the little consoles’ prices, we thought better of it. We still have our original NES and the few games that I vaguely remember our older sister playing once in a while. It would have been great for nostalgic purposes, and it was a little disappointing to see Nintendo discontinue them rather than produce more to meet the demand, but we’ve moved on from the news.

Then the rumors of a Mini SNES system came to be. The SNES was the console that I first grew up with, and I have tons of fond memories about the games I’ve played on it. Yet, when I heard that there’s a good chance Nintendo will be producing the Mini SNES, I was fairly indifferent about the news.

I still have my original SNES console along with the games I played. Any of my old favorites that I truly enjoyed playing were downloaded on the Wii’s and Wii U’s Virtual Console. And, while I hope Nintendo would have learned their lesson from the mini NES, will there even be enough of the mini consoles to go around?

Of course, I would love to have a cute compact console filled with some of my favorite games from that era — Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, the original Donkey Kong Country trio, Yoshi’s Island, Turtles in Time — but many of them have had their own remakes or, as previously stated, are available on the Virtual Consoles. So, assuming there will be enough stock of the console, should I splurge on the Mini NES?

I suppose we shall see!

What do you think about a Mini SNES being produced? If you could create the perfect game list for the Mini SNES, what games would be on it?

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Is The NES Mini Already A Thing Of The Past?

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

I wasn’t too sure of what to talk about today, but then I came across an interesting article about something that I had completely forgotten about until now.

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Nintendo released the NES Classic Mini, a miniature version of the original NES that was released in America way back in 1985. That’s over 30 years ago. And while we’ve been able to get our hands on those old, nostalgic games through the Wii and Wii U virtual console, Nintendo had the bright idea to create the NES Mini with 30 original titles already included in the system. The best part? It was only $60.

As soon as the NES Mini was announced, it sold out so fast that I didn’t even have enough time to type Amazon’s URL into my search bar. I was disappointed, but there would be more.

…Right?

The harder I looked for it, the more I started to believe that it was all a dream. A mini version of a classic console with 30 games included into the system for only $60? I must have made it up myself.

I eventually stopped searching, forgetting about it until I came across an interesting article on My Nintendo News.

Rumor: The NES Mini Production Will End

The NES Mini was only released less than six months ago in November 2016. They didn’t make very many to begin with and now they may end production on it?

Is this because this was a special treat and they want us to go back to the virtual console, especially now that the Wii U is no more? Or maybe they don’t want it to overshadow the Nintendo Switch?

Or, with it being just a rumor, maybe this is a plot to get people to rush out and buy it if they didn’t already.

I don’t think Nintendo would do that, but I’ll admit that’s exactly what I did. When I found it that this may be my last chance to get my hands on the console, I went straight to Amazon.

And I was immediately disappointed.

Sure, the NES Mini is in stock now, but they raised the price to about $158.

Now the questions is: is it worth it?

Well, that’s up to you.

The price is a little scary, but I would love to have that mini console on display along with my other consoles. On the other hands, I’ve been putting money aside in a jar for the Switch. That alone will make my wallet cry.

With that being said, as much as I want the NES Mini, I’m not entirely sure I’ll get it.

A few days after I wrote this post, I noticed that My Nintendo News posted another mini article in regards to the rumor. They debunked it, saying it wasn’t true… Then again, it was Nintendo¬†UK that responded.

Do you think they’ll ever end production on the NES Mini? Will you buy one now just in case, despite the price? Let me know in the comments below!

This post was originally posted and expanded upon on Now Loading. Go check it out!

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