Gaming News – 23rd July

It’s time for gaming news!  Today, Pokémon Rumble Rush launches for iOS, Nintendo makes a statement in response to Joy-Con Drift complaints, and Shigeru Miyamoto remembers Satoru Iwata.

Pokémon Rumble Rush now available on iOS

Pokémon Rumble Rush is finally available to download via Apple’s App Store.  For some reason, iOS players had to wait two extra months more than Android counterparts, but the wait is finally over.

If you are an iOS gamer, will you download Pokémon Rumble Rush?  We would also love to know Android users’ thoughts concerning the game in the comments below.

Nintendo makes a statement about Joy-Con drift

Ever since the original Switch launch, Joy-Cons have had a negative press.  In the beginning, the primary issue was left joy-con interference, but the main problem now is Joy-Con drift.  Our discord channel even contains statements about the issue.  Our own Paige has said: “I’m starting to think that all my Joy-Cons are getting this problem.”

So, what does Nintendo have to say regarding Joy-Con drift?

“We take great pride in creating quality products, and we are continuously making improvements to them. We are aware of recent reports that some Joy-Con controllers are not responding correctly. We want our consumers to have fun with Nintendo Switch, and if anything falls short of this goal, we always encourage them to visit so we can help” (Nintendo PR).

Is this an appropriate response from Nintendo?  Does the above statement even acknowledge the reality of the problem?

Shigeru Miyamoto Remembers Satoru Iwata

Japanese gamers are being treated to a book that remembers the life of the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.  Thanks to IGN, a translation of comments made by Shigeru Miyamoto about Iwata San has been made available on the web.  Regarding his boss and friend, Mr Miyamoto said:

“To me, he was a friend more than anything. It never felt like he was my boss or that I was working under him. He never got angry; we never fought about anything…  Normally, if someone younger than yourself with fewer years of experience becomes president, it might be difficult to get along with each other, but it was never like that. It had always been obvious that he was more suited for the position (than me), so it never became a problem. I think it allowed us to naturally become true friends…  He left many words and structures that live on in the work of our younger employees today. The only problem is that, if there is some good-for-nothing idea I come up with over the weekend, I have no one to share it with the next Monday. That I can no longer hear him say ‘Oh, about that thing…’ is a bit of a problem for me. It makes me sad.”

This is just a selection of quotations translated and made available by IGN.  The book is called “Iwata-san” and is currently only available in Japanese.  If you would like to see the book made available in the West then let us know in the comments below.

That’s it for now


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