New Nintendo Switch Model
Firmware hints at new Switch model
Dataminers have already dug into the new 10.0.0 firmware for Switch, and have found evidence of a new hardware model, the fourth to date.
The new ‘nx-abcd’ model seems to be a whole new form factor according to dataminer Mike Heskin. Switch firmware supports five different hardware models, with the following codenames: Icosa, Copper, Hoag, Iowa, and Calcio.
Lighter than Lite: Icosa, Hoag and Iowa are the original Switch, the Switch Lite and last year’s updated flagship model. Copper has not been launched, allegedly due to a hardware bug, and Calcio appears to be its successor. There has been a lot of speculation about a Switch Pro supporting 4k resolutions, but it looks like Nintendo might be headed in the opposite direction instead.
Could be digital-only: The Calcio model “…lacks support for game cards, suggesting a digital-only device,” according to the report. “If my speculation that a TV-only device would be positioned as a sort of super-economical option (even cheaper than the lite) is accurate, that would make some sense.” Nintendo previously stated that there are “no plans” for a new Switch model yet.
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Who starred in the first of Valve’s Meet the Team promos for Team Fortress 2?
- The Spy
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- The Soldier
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DayBreak demanded public apologies from banned H1Z1 cheaters
It’s not a completely new idea, but the developers behind zombie survival game H1Z1 still raised some eyebrows by demanding public apologies from cheaters. In exchange for a suitably sincere mea culpa, banned players could get their accounts reactivated.
You might survive zombies, but not the banhammer
It’s safe to say H1Z1 had a bit of a cheating problem: nearly 24,000 players were were banned in May 2015. Daybreak Game Company president John Smedley called out “these dumbasses” and did go on to unban three cheaters who uploaded public apologies to YouTube. These days, H1Z1 goes by the name Z1 Battle Royale and is still going strong.