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Nintendo has a long history of selling its consoles with at least one game so you can play right out of the box. Way back in the day the Nintendo Entertainment System came with the light gun for Duck Hunt and a janky robot game with spinning tops that a robot connected to the console would move around to open sliding doors in the game on the screen. Wii buyers got Wii Sports and could play virtual golf and other sports. When the Nintendo Switch came along, however, no games were included, or were they? A while back it was discovered that an NES Emulator was packed away inside every Nintendo... Read more...
Nintendo Switch gamers have some awesome Bethesda franchises to look forward to later this year and in 2018. Bethesda has announced that two of its most popular game franchises are coming to the Switch with both Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Doom are coming to Nintendo's latest hybrid convertible console. Bethesda tweeted that Doom would land in time for holiday 2017, but an exact launch date is unannounced. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will land in 2018, exactly when we don't know. All we know about the games so far is that they will be playable on the go and at home, thanks to... Read more...
If you own a Nintendo Switch, it’s time to drop everything you’re doing and get ready to whip out your inkjets. Wait, what? Not printers, we’re talking about Splatoon 2, of course. Starting at 6PM EST tonight, Nintendo will be holding a demo event in which anyone can jump in and enjoy the game. However, in true Nintendo [oddball] fashion, the demo will only be available to enjoy for four hours, meaning that the fun ends at 10PM EST today. Those that want to engage in the festivities can navigate to the Nintendo eShop from your Switch and download the demo. You will of course need an internet connection... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is off to a fast start, and the Japanese gaming giant is doing everything in its power to ensure that customers who want the hybrid console can get one. A new report suggests that Nintendo is looking to nearly double its official hardware shipment guidance from 10 million units for its fiscal year ending in March 2018 to 18 million units. One analyst, Hirotoshi Murakami of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley, predicts that Nintendo may even push past that elevated figure and produce 20 million units during the current fiscal quarter. The hope is that Nintendo will be able to... 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...
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...
Nintendo confirmed this past week that the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be the big N's final release for the Wii U, much to the chagrin of the fans who've stuck by the console since its release in 2012. Nonetheless, if Wii U owners are not planning to make an immediate jump to the Switch, it looks like the Zelda release isn't going to be all that lacking for holdouts.  The folks over at IGN reached out to Nintendo which happily provided tidbits to help clear things up. First and foremost, both versions of the game will become available on March 3, which is a great... Read more...
Nintendo of America CEO Reggis Fils-Aime was pretty lukewarm on the idea of bringing virtual reality gaming to the masses when he lasted addressed the topic, saying last June that VR technology is too expensive and the audience too small at this point in time. That might be true, but don't rule out VR gaming on the Nintendo's upcoming Switch console that is slated for release in a few months. Around the same time Fils-Aime was making those remarks, Nintendo was busy filing a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that shows the Switch being paired with what looks to be a VR headset of... Read more...
When Microsoft first released Windows 8, the company hoped that hardware manufacturers would get creative with form factors and customers would be enticed by the intriguing new PC designs. One of the clear leaders to emerge since Windows 8's launch is the Lenovo Yoga series of laptops, which fold in half to mimic tablets or can be used in tent and stand modes. A similar approach that has also seen some success are 2-in-1s that essentially split in half, so you can use the display as a tablet without dragging around the weight of the keyboard. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is one of these 2-in-1 detachable... Read more...
When Microsoft first released Windows 8, the company hoped that hardware manufacturers would get creative with form factors and customers would be enticed by the intriguing new PC designs. One of the clear leaders to emerge since Windows 8's launch is the Lenovo Yoga series of laptops, which fold in half to mimic tablets or can be used in tent and stand modes. A similar approach that has also seen some success are 2-in-1s that essentially split in half, so you can use the display as a tablet without dragging around the weight of the keyboard. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is one of these... Read more...
KVM switches are one of the most underrated PC accessories on the market, hands-down. Not too many average consumers need one, but they are a miracle-worker for those with multiple machines and screens. Gefen is looking to step up the tried-and-true KVM with the introduction of the next generation 4x1 KVM DVI DL Switcher, which is actually far less complicated than its lengthy model name would lead you to believe.The new version of the device supports the connection of one display using either single or dual link DVI, giving the user more flexibility while supporting resolutions up to 3840x2400.... Read more...
While Netgear's probably best known for its WLAN routers, the company has recently delved into home networking. To that end, the latest kit is actually quite useful for those looking to make this multimedia more like a networked pool of content and less of a standalone segment on a single PC's hard drive. The Home Theater Internet Connection Kit is a Powerline-based solution designed to turn your overlooked electrical outlets into high-speed Internet and home network connections.The bundle, which took home a 2009 CES Innovations Award earlier this year, has finally reached the "shipping" stage,... Read more...
You may recall the "Off the Air" Apple ad, which reminded consumers that if necessary, a Mac Genius at an Apple store could transfer their files from their PC to a Mac for them. After all, the ad said, "fear of switching is the foundation of customer loyalty for PCs." Well, now Belkin is adding fuel to the fire with a cable that purportedly eases the transfer of files and settings from XP or Vista to a Mac. Ironically, in 2006, Microsoft touted a cable from Belkin that helped move from XP to Vista, and even gave away the cables as part of its CES press kits. The new cable, the Belkin Switch-to-Mac... Read more...
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