Miitopia Community gets creative with Mii Avatars

Today: Miitopia has breathed new life into Nintendo’s Mii avatars — Watch Dogs didn’t come out of nowhere, it might have come from Driver — You can play Doom Eternal in Labo for Switch… sort of!

Netflix ‘consider move’ into video games

Netflix getting into the game business

Netflix, not content with being the biggest movie streaming service, is looking to launch its own Apple Arcade-style service.

While Netflix acknowledges that launching a Netflix for games would be a huge undertaking, the company is “excited to do more with interactive entertainment” following the success of interactive shows like Bandersnatch and You v. Wild. Games would also be a lucrative opportunity to exploit Netflix' considerable trove of original IP.

Change of heart: CEO Reed Hastings said that Netflix is not competing with video games like Fortnite by making games, but by “doing the most amazing TV shows you’ve ever seen” and making sure watching Netflix is more exciting than playing games.

Adaptations: Netflix has already built bridges into the videogame audience with shows like The Witcher and the upcoming Resident Evil series, and they are currently working with Ubisoft to develop new and presumably transmedia IPs.

Which classic PC game was adapted into a pinball table?

a) Wolfenstein 
b) Roller Coaster Tycoon
c) SimCity
d) Civilization 

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Developers swearing like sailors

Toys for Bob’s Madagascar game features some not-exactly-family-friendly descriptions for the shots used in the game’s cutscenes.

Madagascar was made by three different devs

They're not exactly easy to find, since you need to dig into the game files to uncover them but they include "Melman – we're f*****", "longer shot of marty looking at his a**", “melman my immune system blah blah I'm a wuss” and "skipper antarctica SUCKS".

Join our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss today's fact.

Miitopia explodes with custom Mii avatars

Mii fans are getting real creative for Miitopia

Nintendo's new action RPG Miitopia lets you make your own band of heroes starring Mii avatars, and it has led to a sudden surge of interest in the venerable character creation tool, with an avalanche of new Miis being created and shared. Here are the best we have seen so far, along with their access codes:

The Legend of Zelda

Mario, Sonic and more

Watch Dogs kinda ate Driver’s lunch

Watch Dogs debuted May 2014

Rumours claim that Watch Dogs was built on the remains of a cancelled Driver game, but Ubisoft refuses to say yea or nay.

During an interview in 2013, Laurent Detoc revealed that a Driver project was scrapped and that “some of the work” was reused in Watch Dogs.

Not unusual: Detoc also said that it's unfair to claim that Driver died so that Watch Dogs may live, since it's common to scavenge dead projects for art and code that can be salvaged and reused in other projects.

Grew apart: Other sources have different stories according to VG247, and another possibility is that the Driver project essentially evolved into Watch Dogs as the team got new ideas for how to make their man-roams-city-stealing-cars project stand out from the crowd.

Which classic PC game was adapted into a pinball table?

More PC games need pinball tables, that's objective fact

ANSWER: Roller Coaster Tycoon!

The Tycoon series was a big deal in the late 90s and early 2000s, and even a pinball machine based on Rollercoaster Tycoon was released in 2002. Created by famed pinball table designer Pat Lawlor, who had created the legendary Addams Family table, the Rollercoaster Tycoon pinball experience tasks you with building rides and keeping your guests happy in your park.

Sure, it’s not exactly a management game, but it does feature recognizable sights and sounds and has a distinct Tycoon flavour. Unfortunately, it didn’t do terribly well and has never been re-released for pinball simulators like Pinball FX. Look out for it in dive bars and old amusement parks and find out what it’s like to be a paddle-powered business tycoon.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!