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Do you have an old GameCube console sitting around that you're not using anymore? If that is the case, and you also own a Nintendo Switch, you can literally hack (and saw) your old GameCube and give it a second life as a dock for your Switch, complete with working ports. That's exactly what someone did, and it looks awesome. Image Source: Reddit via Littlewolf128 Sure, it's bulky for a dock. But the fact that the front ports work is what ascends this mod from 'neat' to 'wow, that's really cool!' territory. It's also a well-timed modification, with Nintendo having recently launched Super Smash Bros.... Read more...
It has been a number of years since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has received an update. However, one fan has taken it upon themself to modernize the award-winning game. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is currently being beautifully remastered in Unreal Engine 4. YouTube user CryZENx has been lovingly overhauling Ocarina of Time and other Nintendo 64 games for a number of years. He recently showed off his progress in a 25-minute long YouTube video. Not all of the controls and animations are perfect, but it is certainly a refreshing update. Image from CryZENx  CryZENx has even... Read more...
Nyko has unveiled a new accessory for fans of the Nintendo Switch who have some old-school GameCube controllers lying around they want to use for some Super Smash Bros. action, or the like, on the Switch. The product is called the Retro Controller Hub and offers four ports for connecting your old controllers to the new Nintendo Switch console. All four ports support GameCube controllers, and Nyko says it is ideal for retro gaming co-op play. The hub gets the power it needs to operate from two USB ports on the Switch console dock, giving it the the ability to power the four controllers at once.... Read more...
Somewhere in an alternate universe, the NES Classic could include SimCity, which today would be a retro title that first launched on the original game system 27 years ago. Unfortunately, in this universe and this timeline that we occupy and where you're reading this, SimCity never got released to the NES. However, a prototype did in fact exist, and it's now available to play. You still can't play the game on the NES, but there is a ROM available of the NES version, which you can download and play on a PC. Frank Cifaldi, founder of The Video Game History Foundation, posted an extensive write-up... Read more...
There was plenty of pre-launch skepticism regarding Nintendo's Switch console, a hybrid game system that can sit in a dock connected to a big screen television, or be played on the go like a mobile device. However, there's now little question that Nintendo made the right the decision. Lest there be any lingering doubt, chew on this—the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7 units since it launched in March 2017 through November 2018. That number is likely even higher now that we're midway through December. Regardless, the Nintendo Switch is outpacing sales of every other current-generation... Read more...
The fun Is coming to an end, folks. Nintendo's NES Classic and SNES Classic aren't long for this world according to comments made this week by Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Fils-Aimé clearly indicated that production winding down on both the NES Classic and the SNES Classic. If you have been sitting on the sidelines, now is the time to get one as quickly as you can. "We’ve said that the current systems are the extent of our classic program," said Fils-Aimé. "We’ve also been clear... Read more...
Any fan of Mario Kart has wondered what it might be like to race on one of the game's tracks, dodging the flying mushrooms and banana peels thrown your way. Mario Kart fans will be able to get as close to being inside the classic video game as possible, with a real-life version of Mario Kart that will land in Denver, Colorado and several other cities around the world in 2019. The race series is called Mushroom Rally, and as vigorously as Nintendo defends it's IP, we have to wonder if the Mushroom Rally will last in the 16 cities that races will be held in. The way the series works is that each... Read more...
When Black Friday rolls around, and shoppers grab for their wallets, tech gear is often one of the most sought-after product categories overall. This year Nintendo racked up massive Black Friday sales, even though the Switch hasn't had near the number of new high-profile games land this year as competing platform. Certainly, lots of gamers are anticipating Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launching next month, and the new Switch Pokemon game that recently launched has sold well, but those are some of the only heavily anticipated games for the console this year. Nintendo offered up some good Black Friday... Read more...
If you have been contemplating buying a Nintendo Switch, now is the time to do it. Black Friday and Cyber Monday typically bring out the best console deals across the board, including rare bargains from Nintendo and its retail partners. We've rounded up a few of the better deals on Nintendo's hybrid console, the only question is, which one suits you best? Over at Walmart, you can snag a Nintendo Switch system with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundled in, for $299. The deal goes into effect this evening starting at 6 PM and is advertised as an in-store price. It remains to be seen if it will also be available... Read more...
Roughly a month ago, we got our eyes on what were allegedly leaked images of an upcoming Nintendo 64 Classic game console. The move was expected given trademark filings and the previous releases of the NES Classic and SNES Classic.  Today, however, we’re getting some bad news straight from Nintendo of America Chief Reggie Fils-Aime. While speaking in New York, Fils-Aime made it clear that an imminent release of an N64 Classic is out of the question.  “We were clear when we did the first two Classic series that, for us, these were limited... Read more...
Last July, Nintendo went nuclear over ROM sites that were giving people access to pirated versions of classic Nintendo games. The first two sites that Nintendo took legal action against were LoveROMS.com and LoveRetro.com; both owned by the same people. The legal action against the two websites resulted in smaller ROM sites shutting down, out of fear they would be next on Nintendo's hit list. The legal action against LoveROMS.com and LoveRetro.com is now over as Nintendo, and the site owners Jacob Mathias and his wife have decided to settle the case. It seems that Mathias and his wife knew... Read more...
Each day brings us closer to this year's Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, and companies are getting a jump start by announcing deals ahead of time. That includes discounts on game consoles—Sony and Microsoft are both planning to offer deals on their respective systems and accessories, and now we know what Nintendo has in store as well. Nintendo posted a fun two-minute video clip to YouTube starring Luigi, otherwise known as the other plumber (Mario tends to get the lion's share of attention), and towards the end Nintendo reveals what deals are coming. A Switch bundle is... Read more...
With the Nintendo Switch being out for a while now and racking up big sales numbers, the Nintendo Wii gets almost no love. Odds are that Nintendo fans that had a Wii, and skipped the disappointing Wii U, probably already have a Nintendo Switch they are enjoying right about now. This likely means that a number of those Wii consoles out there have been relegated to a kids room or guest room to use as a video streaming device. Nintendo announced last year that it would be closing its Wii Shop in January 2019 and now we're hearing further end of life news. What some might not have considered is... Read more...
As much as we like Nintendo's hybrid Switch console for gaming, there is not much in the way of non-gaming entertainment, and certainly not on the level of an Xbox One or PlayStation 4. If the latest rumor has any truth to it, however, Nintendo might be starting to change that with the introduction of a YouTube app, perhaps as early as this week. The streaming situation on the Switch is underwhelming at the moment. Nintendo launched the console with not just a limited catalog of games (which has since been rectified), but also a lack of any streaming video services. That changed a year ago this... Read more...
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