Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Removes Fire-hopping Trick

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Removes Fire-Hopping Trick

Just like how the bunny hop was a controversial move in Counter-Strike back in the day, Mario Kart 8 had a fire-hopping trick where gamers could gain small boosts by hopping left and right while coming out of a boost. It wasn't really an illegal move but pulling it off wasn't easy and not all players might be aware of it.

This means that in some instances, more pro players would have an advantage over other players who were playing "normally". If you've hated the move and felt it was unfair, you might be pleased to learn that in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo seems to have removed the feature which means that now everyone will be "equal", or at least to a certain extent.

Ftc Warns Of Fake Nintendo Switch Emulators Ads

FTC Warns Of Fake Nintendo Switch Emulators Ads

Gaming emulators are kind of a grey area because it allows gamers to play games that might not have been designed for a particular device, which in turn is kind of like piracy since you didn't pay for it. For example there are Game Boy emulators that lets players play Game Boy games on their PCs.

Now if you're seeing ads pop up for Nintendo Switch emulators, we should warn you guys that these ads are for fake software. In fact these ads are blatantly fake to the point where the FTC had to step in and issue a warning on its website where they are telling gamers to steer clear of such software.

Namco To Bring Classic Arcade Games Onto The Nintendo Switch

Namco To Bring Classic Arcade Games Onto The Nintendo Switch

As fun as modern games are, sometimes it's hard to beat a classic and if you are looking forward to reliving some classic arcade games that you grew up with, Namco is more than happy to oblige as the company has announced the Namco Museum that will be launched for the Nintendo Switch.

This is basically a compilation of some arcade classics by the company and will include titles such as Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaga ’88, The Tower of Druaga, Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, SkyKid, Splatterhouse, and Tank Force. If you have played any of those titles then we guess you can look forward to it arriving on the Switch.

Canon Will Add C-log To The Eos 5d Mark Iv For $99

Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99

Canon has announced it will make C-Log available to current EOS 5D Mark IV owners by way of a $99 feature upgrade. The update, which includes an unspecified hardware change, will be available at Canon's service centers in the US starting July. C-Log will also be pre-installed in new 5D Mark IV bodies starting July, retailing for $3599.

The camera's internal capture and output remain 8-bit 4:2:0, so it is unlikely to match the degree of gradability that's possible with the 10-bit 4:2:2 footage captured with cameras such as the C700. We're told the Log curve is the same across both cameras, though, to make it easy to match footage.

Ricoh Releases Pentax 645z And K-1 Firmware Updates And Image Transmitter 2 Software V2.3

Ricoh releases Pentax 645Z and K-1 firmware updates and IMAGE Transmitter 2 software v2.3

Ricoh Imaging has released new firmware for its Pentax 645Z medium format camera and K-1 full-format DSLR. The new firmware makes the cameras compatible with the also freshly released version 2.3 of the company's IMAGE Transmitter 2 software package.

The latter allows the cameras to  be controlled when tethered to a PC or Mac via USB cable and after the update now offers a range of new tethered control options, including drive mode, white balance, image format, size and quality, memory card slot selection, live view magnification and focus fine adjustment in live view. 

Canon Introduces Compact-servo 70-200mm T4.4 Lens For Aspiring Filmmakers

Canon introduces Compact-Servo 70-200mm T4.4 lens for aspiring filmmakers

Canon has announced the Compact-Servo 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S, a lens designed for small-scale filmmakers. Targeted at a similar 'emerging production' market to Fujifilm's recently announced MK-series cine lenses, it will offer a middle ground between the company's photographic lenses and its high-end CN-E cinema lenses.

Unlike traditional cinema lenses it offers autofocus, auto iris and image stabilization (when used with certain Cinema EOS models), but is designed to Canon's standards for 4K video capture. It comes with a servo unit for driving focus, iris and zoom.

Throwback Thursday: The Dslr-a900, Sony's First Full-frame Camera

Throwback Thursday: The DSLR-A900, Sony's first full-frame camera

Prior to September 2008, the only options for owners of Konica Minolta Alpha-mount lenses were APS-C DSLRs like Sony's DSLR-A700 (Sony acquired KM's camera business in 2006).

Then came the DSLR-A900, Sony's first full-frame DSLR, which had an expansive feature set for the relatively low price of $3000. The A900, whose large magnesium alloy body could practically drive nails, had a 24.6MP full-frame CMOS sensor paired with two Bionz processors. That combination gave users a fully expanded ISO range of 100-6400 and burst shooting that topped out at 5 fps.

Weather Matters In Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Out April 25 On Ps4

Weather Matters in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Out April 25 on PS4

When exploring the war-torn Georgian landscape of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, players will be exposed to a range of weather conditions that affect the gameplay in various ways. Pulling off a precise shot over a long distance will require paying close attention not only to the instrument readings, but also to your surroundings.

Before you can take the shot, you must make your way to a good vantage point undetected and weather conditions will factor into successful infiltration.

Tmeic Receives Orders For Busbar Bonding Machines From Chinese Firm

TMEIC Receives Orders for Busbar Bonding Machines From Chinese Firm

Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) announced April 19, 2017, that it has received orders for three units of the "TMBBM" busbar bonding machine from Triumph PV Materials Ltd (a China-based solar panel manufacturer).

Triumph PV Materials will introduce the TMBBM to its production line for CIGS solar panels. It is a solar panel manufacturer affiliated with China National Building Materials Group Corp.

Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera With G Master Lens

Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera with G Master Lens

We are in NYC for the launch of the new Sony A9 (Alpha 9) full-frame mirrorless camera, which is based on Sony's latest A9 CMOS image sensor. A Sony G Master FE 100-400mn (f4.5-5.6) was launched at the same time and is present on most media photo material.

The new 24.2 Megapixel sensor can handle data 20X faster than the last generation sensor according to Sony, and the extra performance enables continuous shooting at 20FPS with up to 241 RAW5/ 362 JPEG6 images in this burst mode. It’s possible to save 14-bit precision RAW files.

Video: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (switch) Vs Mario Kart 8 (wii U)

Video: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) VS Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

One of the more anticipated games that will be released for the Nintendo Switch is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. At its core this is still Mario Kart 8 that was originally released for the Nintendo Wii U several years ago, but it is expected to feature updated graphics, new game modes, new characters, and more.

For those wondering how the games compare against each other, the folks at Direct-Feed Games on YouTube have uploaded a comparison in the graphics which you can check out for yourself in the video above. From what we can tell, the lighting on the Switch version seems to be better and more dynamic, whereas the Wii U version appears to be slightly flat/muted.

Nintendo Releases Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 'what's New' Trailer

Nintendo Releases Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 'What's New' Trailer

Given that pretty much every console Nintendo has released has received a copy or variant of Mario Kart, it did not come as a surprise to learn that the Nintendo Switch would also be getting a Mario Kart of its own. This comes in the form of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which is basically an enhanced version of the original Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U.

For those who are wondering about the game, Nintendo has recently published a video on YouTube in which they basically go over what are the new features that gamers can expect from Mario Kart 8. This includes a new battle mode, new characters that players can choose that are from other Nintendo franchises, and the game will also include all the DLCs that have been released for the game to date.

Snes Mini Rumored To Launch Later This Year

SNES Mini Rumored To Launch Later This Year

Last week Nintendo made an announcement that surprised, shocked, and disappointed many gamers in one fell swoop: they would be discontinuing the NES Classic Edition. Considering how many units the console had sold, many were wondering if Nintendo was crazy to cut off such a perfect revenue stream.

However it turns out it might be because the company has a successor in the works. According to a report from Eurogamer, they have heard from their sources that Nintendo plans on releasing the SNES Mini later this year, or the SNES Classic Edition or whatever Nintendo plans on calling it. Assuming this is true, this is even better news as the SNES did have better games on it, many of which we're hoping will find its way onto the rumored console.