Items tagged with joy-con controllers

Nintendo wants to keep gamers happy, and it is trying to fix issues that some gamers are seeing with their Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch game console. The problem is known as Joy-Con drift and is when the controllers sense input and move the character on-screen without anyone actually touching the controllers themselves. The issue is widespread enough that a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nintendo. Nintendo has now vowed to fix any Joy-Con drift issues for free. Vice has seen an internal Nintendo memo that tells customer service agents to fix any Joy-Con controllers with drift issues at no cost. Nintendo has also said that any Switch owner who was charged for Joy-Con repairs... Read more...
Nintendo's stature makes it a prime target for lawsuits, which it seems to attract with every new console launch, both handheld and in the traditional living room category. The company's Switch console is a little bit of both, though it too is attracting litigation. One of the first companies to target the Switch is Gamevice, an accessories maker that has accused Nintendo of patent infringement.You have to be a paid member (starting at $59 per month) of RPX Insight to view the lawsuit Gamevice filed against Nintendo, but according to Engadget, the beef stems from an Android-based gaming tablet that Gamevice had conceived. Called the Wikipad, the accessories maker claims that Nintendo violated... Read more...
I am not one for using hashtags (being an old curmudgeon and all), but I was going to tweet about Colorware's new Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch, I would have to include "#respect" in my post. The company's customized controllers are throwbacks to the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) released a million years ago, and from the few available pictures online, they look fantastic. "In 1985 Nintendo revolutionized the home entertainment industry by releasing the Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES took a niche hobby and brought it into everyone’s living room. ColorWare is bringing back these memories with the release of our limited Joy Con Classic controllers. Available... Read more...
Nintendo is getting ready to shake up the gaming console space with its Switch, a hybrid system that equal parts about playing games in the living room as it is about getting your gaming fix on the go. A key aspect of being able to tackle stationary and mobile gaming is the control scheme. We'll need some hands on time to truly get a feel for how things work, though in the meantime Nintendo has released a video that focuses on its detachable Joy-Con controllers. There are left and right Joy-Con controllers that detach from the Switch when playing games in front of a big screen TV and attach to the Switch's 6.2-inch display for mobile gaming, essentially turning the system into a supercharged... Read more...