Incredibly Rare Nintendo Card Reportedly Returns From Dead, Up For Sale

All the way back at E3 2002, Nintendo was promoting its new e-Reader platform by handing out prize cards on the showroom floor. The winning cards were all presumed to have been either lost or destroyed, but one has just (reportedly) emerged from the void and is up for sale on eBay.

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Source: Kotaku – Incredibly Rare Nintendo Card Reportedly Returns From Dead, Up For Sale

Nike's "Star Wars" Sneakers Look Fantastic

There’s a thing that Nike does sometimes where, despite lacking the official license to make a branded shoe, they just pick a very obvious colour scheme, let fans give them a nickname and run with it anyway. It’s worked on everything from Doraemon to Gundam, and next month it’s taking on Star Wars.

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Source: Kotaku – Nike’s “Star Wars” Sneakers Look Fantastic

PS4 "Crypto" Warehouse Was Actually Farming FIFA Crap

While initial reports last week indicated that an enormous warehouse discovered in Ukraine packed full of PS4 consoles was being used to mine crypto, a little further investigation has found that the machines were probably being used to farm FIFA Ultimate Team cards.

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Source: Kotaku – PS4 “Crypto” Warehouse Was Actually Farming FIFA Crap

Warframe's Next Big Update Will Release Simultaneously On All Platforms Later This Year

Digital Extremes revealed the first real look at Warframe’s next major expansion, The New War during TennoCon 2021. This new free expansion will force Tenno (aka space ninjas) across the Origin System to unite to defeat an evil force known as the Sentients. And for the first time, this update will launch simultaneously…

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Source: Kotaku – Warframe’s Next Big Update Will Release Simultaneously On All Platforms Later This Year

Warframe Will Get Cross-Play And Cross-Save Support Later This Year

Today, Digital Extremes announced during TennoCon 2021 that its popular online shooter Warframe will get full cross-play and cross-save support later this year, letting space ninjas take their characters across PC, Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One seamlessly.

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Source: Kotaku – Warframe Will Get Cross-Play And Cross-Save Support Later This Year

Valve Hopes To Avoid Thumbstick Drift On The Steam Deck

Thumbstick drift is a nasty and frustrating problem that seems to have become more common on some consoles and devices. Valve is aware of these issues and says it has done a bunch of tests and picked high-quality and reliable parts to avoid the “risk” of stick drift becoming a problem with Steam Deck devices.

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Source: Kotaku – Valve Hopes To Avoid Thumbstick Drift On The Steam Deck

eBay Is Already Filled With Steam Deck Scalpers Asking For Way Too Much Money

Valve’s recently announced handheld PC, the Switch-like Steam Deck, isn’t out yet. But folks can preregister for an opportunity to buy it at a later date and some scalpers are already trying to flip these registrations for hundreds of dollars.

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Source: Kotaku – eBay Is Already Filled With Steam Deck Scalpers Asking For Way Too Much Money

Nickelodeon Fighting Game Devs Have High Hopes, Competitive Dreams

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is an upcoming Smash-like that, despite its licensed nature, already sounds like an absolutely legit fighting game. Not only do the lead developers have experience making their own popular platform fighter, but they’re also looking into implementing rollback netcode for an optimal online…

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Source: Kotaku – Nickelodeon Fighting Game Devs Have High Hopes, Competitive Dreams

Last Of Us TV Show Casts Tommy’s Actor As Not-Tommy

HBO’s The Last of Us show is continuing to fill out its cast, and its latest pick-up is Jeffrey Pierce, an actor who appeared in the original PlayStation 3 game as Joel’s brother Tommy. But according to a new report at Deadline, he won’t be playing that character in the upcoming show.

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Source: Kotaku – Last Of Us TV Show Casts Tommy’s Actor As Not-Tommy

Short The Last Of Us Fan Film Is Legitimately Excellent

Joel and Ellie might be the main characters of The Last of Us, but they’re by no means the only interesting ones. If you’ve played either of Naughty Dog’s acclaimed mushroom-apocalypse games, you know that some of the richest stories are told in the margins. A new fan film explores what it could be like to live in the…

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Source: Kotaku – Short The Last Of Us Fan Film Is Legitimately Excellent