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Nintendo did not concern itself with getting into a specifications war with Microsoft and Sony when it developed its hybrid Switch console. As such, even though it is the newest game system on the block, it is not the most powerful, nor is it built for 4K Ultra HD game play. That means the widely praised The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is destined to live in 1080p on the big screen and 1,280x720 on the Switch's 6.2-inch display, though wouldn't it be neat if it could be rendered in 4K? Well, it has been, through a port to the PC. Exzap, developer of the Cemu Wii U emulator for PC, got the... Read more...
Well that did not take long. It has been less than two weeks since Nintendo released its hybrid Switch console and already someone has managed to hack the device. That bit is perhaps not too surprising—it was only a matter of time, after all—though the unexpected part is that the inventive hacker used an old WebKit exploit to thwart the Nintendo Switch's intentionally locked browser features. The hacker goes by "qwertyoruiop" on Twitter. If the name looks familiar, it's likely because he is the same one who contributed to the popular PlayStation 4 1.76 jailbreak. He has also post jailbreaks for... Read more...
If you were to guess that the Nintendo Switch would make a big splash at this weekend's PAX East 2017, held in the sporting city of Boston, you'd be absolutely correct. However, considering that big N's latest console just dropped a week ago, that's no real surprise, perhaps. HotHardware's fearless leader, Dave Altavilla, as well as our own security guru Chris Goetting and tech news and reviews editor Brittany Goetting (a dynamic duo for sure), hit up the PAX show floor and found that Nintendo was in fact drawing some big crowds. Despite that, they managed to get some hands-on time with the Switch... Read more...
Doing the "dab" did not work out so well for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in Super Bowl L (50) when his team lost to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24-10. Maybe Donkey Kong will have better luck with it in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The iconic gorilla can be seen doing the dab a few minutes into a new overview trailer for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that showcases the games different elements on the Nintendo Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an updated version of the three-year-old Mario Kart 8 title that was released for the Nintendo Wii U. It's coming to Nintendo's newest game console, the Switch,... Read more...
Nintendo has reason to celebrate. After much hype and anticipation, Nintendo launched its hybrid Switch console last week, which promptly surpassed the mighty Wii for the most sales of any Nintendo console during the first two days of retail availability. For the time being, Nintendo is vindicated in its decision to build another unique console, one that is built for gaming in the living room on a big screen TV and on the go. In an interview with The Washington Post, Nintendo of America president and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime talked about the Switch and how it compares to another popular mobile console,... Read more...
There has been a lot of uncertainty leading up to the retail launch of Nintendo's hybrid Switch console, a game system built for both living room gaming and mobile game play. Would the market be receptive to such a dual purpose device, especially since it doesn't have the hardware chops of the Xbox One S or PlayStation 4 Pro? Apparently the answer is a resounding "yes," at least if going by opening weekend sales. In a series of Twitter posts, New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield shared some inside information obtained during an interview with Reggie Fils-Aime, president and CEO of Nintendo of... Read more...
Nintendo has a message for Switch owners who notice dead or stuck pixels on their brand new hybrid consoles: ignore them. Same goes for dark or light patches on the screen. In a support page on the company's U.K. website, Nintendo states that these types of anomalies are typical of LCD panels, and that it would be wrong to consider any of them as defects. It's reminiscent of when Apple told iPhone 4 users they were holding their handsets wrong in response to reception issues. At least with Apple, there was a suggested fix. Two of them, actually—hold the phone differently or purchase a case. Nintendo... Read more...
If your brand spanking new, highly coveted Nintendo Switch is experiencing Joy-Con connectivity issues, you are not alone. Nintendo has just responded to the many disappointed Switch owners who have not received any joy from their controllers. The issue appears to lie primarily with the left Joy-Con controller, if its signal is interrupted while in TV mode. This will occur, for example, when another person stands between the Joy-Con and the Switch. The system’s first update does not appear to have fixed the issue. Nintendo stated, “We have received some reports and are looking into them. As with... Read more...
If you’re one of the lucky folks that was able to secure an early pre-order for the Nintendo Switch, then chances are that your $300 console arrived yesterday (or at least should be arriving shortly). While most of us who receive a newly released console are eager to unwrap it and begin playing launch titles, the folks at iFixit have just one task in mind — immediate dissection. As iFixit does with just about every major electronics release, the Nintendo Switch has been given a thorough teardown treatment and everything is documented with excellent step-by-step photography and a complementing video.... Read more...
If for whatever reason you want to make an environmentalist cry, just show them a Nintendo Switch game box with a tiny cartridge still nestled inside. The reason that would be frightening to them is because Nintendo is wasting a lot of space and plastic materials on game cartridges, which take up just a sliver of the entire retail case. Even including box art on the inside flaps can't mask how silly it looks.I come from an era when computer games came on floppy disks (5.25-inch and later 3.5-inch) and shipped in big boxes. As any old school geek can attest, browsing the aisles of PC games at the... Read more...
Nintendo refuses to engage in a spec war with Microsoft or Sony in the console arena. Otherwise, we would expect the company's upcoming hybrid Switch console to deliver more than just 32GB of internal storage. That's not much, though the good news for gamers is that the Switch's storage is expandable via microSD. A good thing too, because fans of digital media will find themselves short on space after installing a handful of games. Each Switch console has a total of 32GB of storage. After accounting for the OS, users are left with less than 26GB for local content, such as downloadable games. For... Read more...
We are not sure of the authenticity of this one, but over at one of Baido's Chinese-language web forums is a teardown of Nintendo's not-yet-released Switch console. If it turns out to be fake, then someone put a lot of time and effort to make it appear otherwise, as the part selection lines up with what Nintendo has revealed about the Switch. The cramped layout looks legitimate to us as well.It is also possible that these naked shots reflect a prototype design and not the final console. Either way, it's an interesting view of the system's guts.The first thing that stands out is the 4,130 mAh lithium-ion... Read more...
Finders, keepers? Not in the case of the Nintendo Switch. It turns out the the Nintendo Switch GAF user Hiphoptherobot received two weeks early from an “unnamed store” was actually stolen “by employees of a U.S. distributor.” Nintendo released the statement, “Earlier this week, individuals claimed to prematurely purchase a small number of Nintendo Switch systems from an unspecified retailer. Nintendo has determined these units were stolen in an isolated incident by employees of a U.S. distributor, with one system being illegally resold. The individuals involved have been identified, terminated... Read more...
It shouldn't be too shocking to learn that there are many people anxious to get their mitts on Nintendo's Switch console, and thanks to one retailer that didn't check its calendar carefully, many people are now envious of one lucky customer who managed to get their unit a full two weeks early. That lucky user is Hiphoptherobot, who happens to frequent popular gaming site NeoGAF and decided to show off his unexpected wares. In a three-minute video posted to Vidme, Hiphoptherobot shows us what we can expect to see after powering on the Switch tablet for the first time. While there's not a lot to... Read more...
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