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Nintendo is launching a paid online service for its Switch console next week, as we get closer to the launch, more details have been made available. We now know exactly which retro games will be available when the online service goes live. Nintendo also shared details about upcoming classic games, and revealed a new accessory. To start with, the Nintendo Switch Online service goes live on Tuesday, September 12, in the evening hours. Users will first have to install the upcoming 6.0.0 system update before using the service. The online membership costs $3.99 per month, or if you're willing to commit... Read more...
At long last, Nintendo is just days away from rolling out its online service for its hybrid Switch console. Nintendo plans to flip the switch, so to speak, on September 18 (next Tuesday), and will be offering up a free 7-day trial to peruse the service before committing to a paid subscription, which will start at $3.99 per month. Longer commitments come with price breaks. In addition to the $3.99 per month plan, Nintendo will offer a discounted three-month membership for $7.99, and an annual plan that runs $19.99. In addition, users will be able to select a 12-month family membership for $34.99.... Read more...
Gamers have been looking forward to Nintendo's launch of the Switch Online service for over a year. While the big feature of the Switch Online service is the ability to play games online with other players, one very key feature of this service is online cloud saves. The reason that gamers want cloud saves so badly is that they keep you from losing all your game progress if something happens to your console. The Switch Online Service is supposed to launch by mid-September and scuttlebutt suggests that the service was to have been the big topic in the earthquake delayed Nintendo Direct that... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch launched to much fanfare early last year and quickly became Nintendo's biggest hit since the original Wii. However, the hybrid console was not without its faults. For one, there was no way to transfer save games from console to console, which could be a major problem if you had to send your console off for repair. Luckily, Nintendo Switch Online is set to launch this month and will bring with it cloud save functionality. As we were lead to believe by Nintendo, the feature would only be available in "supported" games. However, we're learning from a Nintendo Life trusted... Read more...
Nintendo was scheduled to broadcast a livestream today in which the company promised to reveal information about upcoming games for its Switch and 3DS consoles. However, Nintendo has decided to postpone the livestream after a devastating earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, left several people dead and many more injured. Announced yesterday, Nintendo stated on Twitter that its Direct livestream would kick off today at 3:00 PM Pacific (6:00 PM Eastern) and feature "around 35 minutes" of information on upcoming games for two of its most popular consoles, those being the Switch and 3DS. This was to be Nintendo's... Read more...
After lots of teasing and rumors Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that Diablo 3 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The specific version of the game landing on the Nintendo console will be the Diablo 3: Eternal Collection. That collection includes the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer content add-ons. Blizzard didn’t give up a specific launch date, only stating that the game will land on Switch later this year. Diablo 3: Eternal Collection will sell for $59.99 and buyers will get some other exclusive items only offered in the Nintendo version of the game. All the extras are... Read more...
Nintendo is a master of the no specific launch date, launch date. The gaming company has announced that the Switch Online Service that gamers have been waiting on will launch in the second half of September. That's not a specific launch date, but at least we have a roughly two-week window for when the service will land. We already know what the Switch Online service will bring us. The big feature will be access to online play for supported game titles. Another big feature that Switch gamers have wanted since the console launched is cloud saves. Those cloud saves will allow your game data to be... Read more...
Epic Games continue to feed its cash cow known as Fortnite, the world's most popular battle royale shooter that is free to play but offers in-game purchases. One of the appeals of Fortnite is that it is available on a bunch of different platforms. One of those is the Nintendo Switch, and it just received a big performance boost courtesy of the latest software patch. The version 5.20 patch contains a "significant GPU optimization," according to the release notes. Specifically, Epic Game's developers moved to the high-end forward renderer that purportedly increases dynamic resolution by 10 percent... Read more...
After initially only be made available in Europe, the Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Edition made its way to the United States by way of Amazon. That retailer is now showcasing the console for just $149.99, which represents a $50 savings over its regular price tag as part of the its Gold Box Deal of the Day promotion. We should mention that the “SNES Edition” is in reference only to the 3DS XL’s color scheme, which no doubt calls to mind the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System that was introduced in the United States way back in 1991. One added perk, however, is that the console... Read more...
If you are like us, then for years you have been calling Nintendo's Entertainment System "N-E-S." Well, guess what? You have been saying it wrong, either out loud or in your head when you read about consoles like the NES Classic. According to Nintendo, the correct pronunciation is "Ness," no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Blasphemy, right? We think so, but that the is clarification Nintendo makes in Wario Ware Gold, which is now out for the Nintendo 3DS. The game includes a museum of old Nintendo consoles, and the description for the NES says that Nintendo pronounces it "Ness." In the museum section... Read more...
Much to the dismay of gamers, new and old, Nintendo abruptly stopped production of its wildly popular NES Classic Edition console last year before it had a chance to satiate demand. It was an unpopular decision, one that Nintendo rectified when it brought the throwback console back to life this past June. Nintendo made the right move, as evidenced by the sales—the NES Classic was the top selling game console in June, according to tracking data release by NPD Group. That is in terms of unit sales, and it is especially notable because it is the first time an NES system has led in monthly unit... Read more...
Nintendo has done something very cool with the Switch giving gamers of all ages the ability to build cardboard concoctions that can be used to control video games and software. We've seen a few of the Labo controllers so far including a motorcycle controller that could be used to control Mario Kart. Nintendo's third Labo kit has now been announced and it is something that fans of Mario Kart may find to be very appealing. The name of the kit is Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit and it sells for $69.99 and will launch September 14. What you get in the kit are the parts to build three different controllers... Read more...
Nintendo is not a fan of third-party emulators and ROMs, to put it lightly. There is an entire FAQ section on its website that explains Nintendo's stance on emulators and ROMs, but lest the point has not been made, the company is suing two of the more popular console ROM sites for hosting pirated games. One of them has shut down. The two sites include LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co. According to TorrentFreak, both sites are believed to be operated by the same person, Jacob Mathias and his Arizona company Mathias Designs LLC. Arizona is where Nintendo filed the lawsuits, alleging copyright infringement... Read more...
Nintendo is ardently opposed to third-party ROMs and running unauthorized emulation software, as it makes abundantly clear in its legalese. Related to that, it did not sit well with Nintendo that its hybrid Switch console could be hacked to run homebrewed software, due to a flaw in the NVIDIA Tegra chip inside. Now it's being reported that the latest Nintendo Switch consoles are shipping with update hardware and software mitigations that no longer allow modders to install custom software. The flaw in question was deemed an unpatchable Tegra exploit, and that is true in the sense that Nintendo (and... Read more...
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