Japan Rugby Players Meet Reporters

Japan rugby players meet reporters

Japan's national rugby team has resumed training in Tokyo ahead of its match against Samoa this Saturday in the World Cup.

The host nation is looking to make it to the knockout stages of the competition for the first time.

Nintendo Will Soon Let Players Convert Their Switch Online Memberships To Family Plans

Nintendo Will Soon Let Players Convert Their Switch Online Memberships To Family Plans

Like a lot of online subscriptions these days, family plans are now becoming more popular. This is because it allows more users to use a service in a more affordable manner without having to buy individual subscriptions. If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, you might be interested in a change the company is making.

In a tweet by Nintendo of Europe, the company has revealed that they will soon be allowing Nintendo Switch Online subscribers to convert their existing memberships into a Family Membership. This means that if you had a solo membership with some time left on it, you won’t have to wait for it to expire before switching to a Family Membership.

Coach, Players Comment After Loss In World Cup

Coach, players comment after loss in World Cup

The coach and players of Nadeshiko Japan spoke after failing to advance to the quarterfinals in the Women's World Cup in France.

Coach Asako Takakura said she felt sorry that the team could not turn scoring opportunities in the second half into goals.

Sony Finally Lets Players Change Psn Id

Sony Finally Lets Players Change PSN ID


It was not possible to change your PSN ID for the longest time. If you chose one when you were setting up your account, you had to make do with it, or make an entirely new account. Sony started allowing players to change their ID as part of a beta program back in October last year. It’s now rolling out this ability to all users.

Starting today, anyone can change their PSN ID either through their PlayStation 4 console or through a web browser. Sony is allowing users the first name change for free but those who develop a habit to do it constantly will have to pay for the privilege.

Fortnite Update Forces Xbox One And Ps4 Players To Fight Each Other

Fortnite Update Forces Xbox One And PS4 Players To Fight Each Other

The update will introduce crossplay matching between both consoles and players need to opt-in in order to play. If they don’t, then the game modes that they will be limited to will be Creative Mode and Playgrounds. According to Epic, the reason for this is, “Motivating factor is unlocking optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day while supporting more data center locations. Please provide us with feedback on your experience!”

It’s actually a rather interesting approach as the debate on which console is better is still very much alive and well, and this forcing of Xbox gamers to fight against PlayStation gamers will go a long way in keeping that rivalry alive and well. It was late last year that Sony had finally allowed PS4 crossplay.

Sony Is Refunding Some Ps4 Anthem Players

Sony Is Refunding Some PS4 Anthem Players

BioWare’s launch of Anthem on the PS4 hasn’t been a particularly smooth one. Gamers have been complaining about the game crashing on their console to the point where it is essentially unplayable. Fortunately it seems that according to PS4 gamers, some gamers have had some luck getting refunds.

In a thread posted on Reddit, one user writes, “Sony is aware of the issue and is offering a complete refund on Anthem no questions asked. Took me 5 minutes.” It is unclear if this refund request works for all gamers or if it is on a case-by-case basis, but if you bought Anthem and you’re having issues with it on the PS4, you could try your luck asking for a refund.

Nintendo Outlines How They Plan To Keep Switch Players Engaged

Nintendo Outlines How They Plan To Keep Switch Players Engaged

The problem with a lot of games is replayability, where unless you’re an online game that is constantly being updated and combined with the unpredictability of other players (which makes things fun and less static), chances are that most players will stop playing a game after a while because they’ve run out of things to do.

Rugby Players Asked To Cover Up Tattoos

Rugby players asked to cover up tattoos

In just one year, some of the toughest athletes are set to hit the pitch in Japan for the Rugby World Cup. As the players gear up to play, they're getting some advice about adhering to local customs, including covering up their tattoos.

Rugby's international governing body is asking players to wear sports vests when visiting gyms and pools. It says tattoos are often associated with Japanese organized crime known as the "yakuza."

Fornite Keyboard/mouse Players On Ps4 Will Be Paired With Pc Counterparts

Fornite Keyboard/Mouse Players On PS4 Will Be Paired With PC Counterparts

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Epic Games has confirmed a key development which will influence the experience for Fortnite players on the PlayStation 4. In its latest State of Development update, the developer of this popular battle royale title has confirmed that players who use a keyboard and mouse on the PlayStation 4 will be paired with PC players that are also using a keyboard and mouse to play the game.

Fortnite Players Want To See Jonesy In Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Fortnite Players Want To See Jonesy In Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

One of the appeals of the Super Smash Bros. franchise is that it takes various characters from a variety of video games and tosses them together in one huge brawler. There are characters from Nintendo’s own franchises, naturally, but there are also characters from Konami games, Bandai Namco, and so on.

This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that there are some Fortnite players who are hoping to see Jonesy make an appearance in the game. This idea was suggested by Redditor KingKeep who created the image above as a mockup of what Jonesy could look like if he were added to Nintendo’s upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Nintendo Reportedly Banning Players Who Hacked Their Switches

Nintendo Reportedly Banning Players Who Hacked Their Switches

Consoles these days are harder to hack than before, although in recent times we have been hearing reports of users who have successfully hacked their Nintendo Switch console. However if hacking your Switch is something you might be interested in, you should probably think twice.

This is because it appears that Nintendo is going after hackers of the Switch and banning them from their online services. It is unclear as to how many players have been affected, but at least one hacker, Shiny Quagsire, has been banned. For those unfamiliar, Shiny Quagsire is a prominent member in the Switch homebrew scene.