Google Assistant Improves Its Name Recognition Feature

Google Assistant update will help it better recognise speech and pronounce names. Google’s update for its virtual assistant will help it recognise and pronounce unique names along with helping it understand the context of the conversation shared by users. The search giant will apply its Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT) system to improve the … Read more

WhatsApp Testing Feature to Help Migrate Chats Between Android and iOS

WhatsApp is testing a new feature for Android devices that will let users migrate their chat history between Android and iOS devices, according to WABetaInfo. Previously, this feature was reportedly being tested for iOS, and the WhatsApp beta update shows that the company has finally started to develop the same feature on Android. It is … Read more

Feature: Pokémon Origin Stories – The Inspiration Behind Your Favourite Pocket Monsters

Pokémon is a juggernaut of a franchise. Countless games, movies, merchandise and mobile apps make this literally the biggest media franchise ever made in terms of cold hard cash. Of course this couldn’t have happened without long-lasting appeal, and one area that the franchise nearly always seems to nail down is the monster designs. Every … Read more

Feature: Why Aerial_Knight Put His Name On His Game

© Headup Last week’s Indie World Direct was a showcase full of ingenuity, creativity, and excitement, as independent developers from across the world announced their games for the Nintendo Switch, often in their native languages. It wasn’t just twenty minutes of new games – it was a celebration of diversity, and of game development as … Read more

Feature: Why Do Games Get Removed From Switch eShop? It’s Surprisingly Easy

There have been minor adjustments since we made this image, but you get the idea… (Image: Nintendo Life) This week another eShop game seemed to fall victim to a surprisingly common issue: age ratings. The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is temporarily removed from the North American eShop, with the developer stating that … Read more

Feature: Intriguing Switch eShop Games That Caught Our Eye – 21st April

© 2Awesome Studio A few weeks back we shared an article that highlighted intriguing eShop games that had caught our eye. The criteria was pretty simple; they had to be games that we’d missed in some form or not received as much coverage as they perhaps deserved. Let’s do that again, shall we? As a … Read more

Feature: Developers Respond To The Recent Twitter Furore Over The Definition Of ‘Game Dev’

© Nintendo Last week, a Twitter debate broke out over the exact definition of a ‘game developer’ and to whom that term can be ascribed. Should the title be extented to anyone contributing to the development of the game or be reserved solely for those with direct creative input? Are QA staff “” or do … Read more

Talking Point: Is “Cheesing” A Legitimate Strategy?

I find absolutely zero shame in telling you all here today that I am a cheeser. I cheese whenever possible. Tactics? Strategy? No thanks. I’d rather hide behind a pillar and take potshots for half an hour than do things the “right way”. Hold up, dial it back. I know you like talking about food … Read more

Feature: ‘Breaking’ Shrines Was Maybe The Coolest Thing About Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Nintendo Life To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we’re running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games. Today, Mitch discusses goofing around with puzzles in one of the lesser-known, under-celebrated … Read more

Feature: “I Was Actually Inside Jerry Bruckheimer’s Office, Accused Of Being A Megalomaniac”

Recently, publisher Wired Productions unveiled its own ‘Direct’ in which it revealed a sizeable number of games, five of which are coming to Nintendo Switch. One that caught the eye, in part because its teaser was also visually arresting and rather vague, was The Last Worker. As a concept it’s intriguing. The setting is clearly … Read more