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Here's a protip if you haven't already played Resident Evil 7 but plan on doing so—the game is best played at night with the lights turn off, and with the volume cranked up. That is, if you like a good scare. As to which platform to play on, we tend to favor the PC around these parts, though it's also available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and surprise, surprise, Capcom just announced it's headed to the Nintendo Switch as well. It will be yet another top-tier title to land on the Switch, adding to its growing catalog of games, which was our biggest complaint when the hybrid console... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is a kickass hybrid gaming console that has been a strong seller even since it launched early last year. The platform is bolstered by hot modern games like Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and Zelda Breath of the Wild, but Nintendo hasn't exactly bent over backwards to deliver its popular classic games to the platform. For retro gaming, Nintendo will politely point you towards the SNES Classic Edition or the upcoming rerelease of the NES Classic Edition. However, thanks to some newly exploitable Switch hacks (courtesy of the NVIDIA... Read more...
Back in late 2016, the Nintendo NES Classic Edition was one of the hottest consoles on the market. Its sales performance was quite astounding given that that it was simply a miniaturized remake of a console that launched in the United Starts over three decades ago. However, 80s kids (among others) simply could get enough of the retro gaming goodness. Nintendo has announced that the NES Classic Edition will again be available for purchase after a lengthy hiatus. So, if you missed out the first time around, or simply refuse to pay outrageous markups on eBay, mark June 29th down... Read more...
It didn't take long for Nintendo to bow down to pressure from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with regards to its warranty practices. Back in April, we reported that the FTC has deemed "Warranty Voice if Removed" stickers to be illegal and said that it had warned six companies about anti-consumer warranty policies. We later found out that those six companies were Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, ASUS, HTC and Hyundai. Nintendo is one of the first to step to the plate and publicly state that it will end the practice going forward with its gaming hardware.  Nintendo says that it... Read more...
One of the neat things about Nintendo's hybrid Switch console is that it has a kickstand on the back for tabletop gaming. It's part of what makes the Switch such an attractive console, as it ties into the system's flexible nature—hook it up to your TV for big screen gaming, hold it in your hand for gaming on the go, or set it up on a table and play with friends. But what happens when the battery runs low? Nintendo is addressing that very question with a new charging stand, and it's affordably priced to boot. "With a handy port for an AC adapter on the side, the adjustable charging stand allows... Read more...
Word of the Nintendo Switch Online service first surfaced last June, and all we really knew about it at the time was that Nintendo was promising the service would be affordable. Nintendo has gone official with most of the details of the service, and it is indeed much cheaper than similar offerings from Microsoft and Sony. Nintendo has priced its Switch Online service at $3.99 per month, $7.99 for three months, and $19.99 per year for individuals. A family plan is available for those with more people wanting to play, even if those people are on different Switch systems. That family plan supports... Read more...
Nintendo has been selling Switch consoles in droves pushing its earnings to record levels. Months back, a company called Gamevice took issue with Nintendo and filed a patent infringement suit against the Switch for allegedly infringing on patents relating to how controllers attach to the sides of an electronic device. While the Switch controllers attach only to the Switch console, the Gamevice patent has to do with controllers that attach to each side of its Wikipad gaming tablet and detachable controllers for third-party tablets. Gamevice eventually dropped the lawsuit for unknown reasons. That... Read more...
There are no two ways about it, the Nintendo Switch is a runaway success, with Nintendo having to adjust its sales forecast multiple times since launching the hybrid consoles. Nintendo said it sold over 15 million Switch units during its last fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, which is 5 million more than its original forecast. Overall, Nintendo has sold sold 17.79 million Switch consoles, surpassing the Wii U's five-year total of 13.56 million units. Strong Switch sales contributed to Nintendo raking in 178 billion yen (around $1.62 billion in US currency) in operating profit for its fiscal year,... Read more...
Sega is bringing some of its mega-hit classic games to the Nintendo Switch, which is excellent news for the millions of Switch owners out there looking for a retro gaming fix. The games will be released under the Sega AGES brand, and will be available on the Switch this summer. Some of the popular games that will be included in the mix are Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Phantasy Star. Two other games -- Ground Gain and Thunder Force IV -- will be included in the 15-game collection. Developer M2 will be responsible for bringing the titles to the Switch. If you're unfamiliar with... Read more...
Nintendo may not be looking to supplant the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 as the most powerful game console with its hybrid Switch system, but even so, the Switch has some impressive gaming chops. While attending PAX East, we saw a handful of games being demonstrated on Nintendo's flagship console, including Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, a triple-A title that was launched to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 last October. Wolfenstein 2 is headed to the Switch this year. It follows similar big releases by third-party developers, and in particular Bethesda, which ported over The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and commissioned... Read more...
We have previously talked about the Nintendo Switch 5.0.0 software update, and it seemed to be a rather standard release adding parental controls and more social media hooks. What we didn’t know is that added code in the update appears to be bricking consoles that are using third-party accessories. Reports are coming in that after updating to the 5.0 update, some consoles are unable to charge and boot. It appears that the consoles unable to boot or charge are using unlicensed third-party accessories such as the Nyko Portable Docking Kit or the YockTek USB-C converter. The only comment... Read more...
Nintendo Switch gamers have a new system update that is available for download right now. The update brings the Switch to version 5.0.0 and should have downloaded automatically, and is probably ready to install on your console. If the update didn't download automatically, Nintendo reminds that you can apply the update manually by following the steps outlined here. Before you apply the update, you might be wondering what exactly changes in the new software. One of the improvement has to do with social media accounts. If you have your Facebook and Twitter accounts linked in the Switch menus, you... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is already a unique console because of its hybrid design, which allows gamers to plop the system into a dock and play games on their big screen TV, or use it as a mobile system and game on the go. It's also proven highly popular, with Nintendo having to crank up production to meet demand. Even so, the Switch is about to become even more unique and potentially more popular once Nintendo rolls out its cardboard Labo kits in April. At $70 (and up) a pop, are they worth it? Kids and adults alike will answer that question beginning next month. In the meantime, Nintendo is hoping... Read more...
Update, 3/10/2018 - Google's Super Mario Kart guidance feature is now live. Let's-A-GO!  Google often brings themed additions to its wildly popular Google Maps navigation app to celebrate pop culture. We’ve seen it previously with nods to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and last year with a Ms. Pac-Man shout-out. This time around, Google is showing some love for Nintendo’s most iconic character: Mario. Tomorrow is Mario Day, as in March 10th or Mar10, and to celebrate, Mario will take over as your directional guide in the Google Maps app. When punching in your destination, a yellow... Read more...
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