Play Cyberpunk 2077 on Switch, Pokemon Company Thanks Geller

Today: Heart-warming portrait of Shigeru Miyamoto in New Yorker — Ninja Costume finally available in Fall Guys — Epic Game Store will be giving away games all Christmas long, and now we know which ones

Cyberpunk 2077 plays on Nintendo Switch

Cyberpunk 2077 is a famously demanding game, but guess what — you can get it running on Switch! How? By not running it on the Switch.

Cyberpunk 2077 on Switch, powered by Stadia

Yes, you can play Cyberpunk 2077 on Switch if you mod the Switch to use a custom Tegra X1 firmware, which allows you to install Android and essentially turn the the console into an Nvidia Shield.

Firmware hack: Once you have Android running on your Switch, you can download the Google Stadia app, which will happily stream Cyberpunk 2077 from one of Google's datacenters. And tada, you are now running Cyberpunk 2077 on Switch!

Cyberbrewed: The Joy-Cons are recognized as an Xbox controller, so if you're happy to jump through a few hoops your Switch can become a pretty sweet little Stadia device. Sure, it's overkill when a Chromecast will do just as nicely, but let's face it: This is probably the best way to enjoy Cyberpunk 2077 while you're in the bathroom.

What song plays after a failed license test in Gran Turismo 4?

a) “Kickstart My Heart” by Mötley Crüe
b) “Oh Yeah” by Yello
c) “Moon Over the Castle” by Masahiro Andoh
d) “Reason is Treason” by Kasabian

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.

Name drops and emulated extras

The Japanese version of Dragon Ball: Origins 2 for DS included the Famicom game Dragon Ball: Shenlong no Nazo, which was released as Dragon Power in North America and was pretty much scraped clean of anything identifying it as a Dragon Ball game.

Dragon Ball: Origins 2 followed the Red Ribbon Army arc

Now, this of course posed a conundrum: Would the Western release include the original ROM, or the North American localization that wasn’t really a Dragon Ball game? Bandai Namco chose the easy way out: No bonus ROM for the West.

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

We wish you a meaty Christmas

‘Tis finally not just the season to be merry, but the week to chill out, eat well and play videogames while a log fire crackles in the hearth and the cat tries to climb up the Christmas tree. There are even some great new releases to get your Christmas spirit going!

Super Meat Boy Forever hits other consoles in 2021

Monday – December 21st

  • Double Dragon Neon for Switch

Tuesday – December 22nd

  • Override 2: Super Mech League for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Wednesday – December 23rd

  • Super Meat Boy Forever for PC, Switch
  • Who's Your Daddy? for PC, Mac, Xbox One

Tuesday – December 24th

  • Earth Defense Force: World Brothers for Switch, PlayStation 4

Shigeru Miyamoto “inspired to try harder” as his kids played SEGA games

Legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto told The New Yorker that his own children actually preferred Sega games.

Shigeru Miyamoto gave a tour of Super Nintendo World

Did that make the father of Mario jealous? “Not jealous so much as inspired to try harder, so that they preferred the ones I made,” said Miyamoto-san. His less famous children were fond of arcade games like Out Run and Space Harrier, and Miyamoto didn’t hold it against them – he preferred to see the games as a way to nurture his relationship with them.

Good gaming: Miyamoto talked about how he watched his grandson play Captain Toad, and was proud to see that his “eyes were shining; he was really into the experience.” Sure, games can be addictive, but it’s important to understand why your children enjoy the things they do. Then you will see that they are not causing any harm at all.

Trailblazing: Talking about his game design philosophy, Miyamoto resists building his games around ‘a single source of pleasure’ since there are “many ways to experience fun.” He doesn’t think it’s wrong to think otherwise, but he thinks “it’s not ideal to have everybody doing it” just because it’s good business He would prefer game developers to find “new ways to elicit joy”.

  • Pokémon fan's nephew inadvertently named after Zacian since it was a "unique name starting with a Z" – just what the parents were looking for
  • Epic Games Store’s free Christmas games list leaked and Metro 2033 is next, to be followed by Tropico 5
  • The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara thanks Uri Geller for rescinding claims to Kadabra and Yungeller
  • Enjoy a very unlucky Christmas with Fall Guys Holiday Special, a festive live-action short complete with a free tie-in costume
  • Heretic + Hexen Collection has been revived by GOG, bringing Raven's classic fantasy series back in time for Christmas

As we head into the end of the year, we're going to be giving away a PlayStation 5 to one lucky reader. The winner will be revealed in the Christmas eve issue of DailyBits.

Here’s the Giveaway Code for Week 51, which will allow you to gain more points: 5362

What song plays after a failed license test in Gran Turismo 4?

ANSWER: “Oh Yeah” by Yello!

Oh come on, I just passed the guy

Gran Turismo might be most famous for its amazing graphics and realistic driving model, but the soundtracks have also been pretty great. The music selection can even be a bit humoristic, such as the music playing when you fail a license test in Gran Turismo 4.

The earlier games played a little jingle at different tempos depending on whether you succeeded or failed, but Gran Turismo 4 will jovially mock your failure by playing Yello’s “Oh Yeah”, made famous in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. What better way to motivate you to try a bit harder so you never have to hear it ever again?

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.