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Nintendo unveiled its Labo Kits in January as a way for gamers of all ages to build cardboard devices that will work with the Switch console. The Labo concoctions are made to be used as controller accessories that work with software that runs on the Switch. Nintendo has announced that it would be integrating Labo kits into classroom courses in cooperation with Institute of Play. The Institute of Play website says that this program is open to schools around the nation if teachers apply and are using STEM, STEAM, or Maker courses in their curriculum. The program is reportedly starting with schools... Read more...
Nintendo has announced a special edition Switch bundle that fans of the video game Diablo III will want to take notice of. The Diablo III bundle isn't a normal console with the game bundled in as Sony did with the Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro bundle; this console gets some cool graphics to set it apart from the other Switch consoles out there. This bundle will be exclusive to GameStop locations and will set you back $359.99. That much loot gets gamers a Switch in two tones of gray with the dock featuring Diablo III artwork engraved in light gray on a darker gray background. The Switch has... Read more...
One of the perks of subscribing to Nintendo's online service for its Switch console is that it comes with free access to a growing catalog of retro games, including 20 games right off the bat. Er, make that 21 now. In addition to titles like Super Mario Bros, Tecmo Bowl, and Double Dragon, Nintendo has added a special version of The Legend of Zelda. Anyone who grew up playing games on a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) probably has fond memories of adventuring with Link in the kingdom of Hyrule. That game is now more than three decades old and considered a classic. It can also be daunting for... Read more...
Nintendo hit a home run with the Switch game console, something it desperately needed after the failure that was the Wii U. While the Switch continues to sell strongly, Nintendo isn’t resting on its laurels, and a new report claims that an update is coming. The Wall Street Journal reports an updated Switch is coming next year according to sources with direct knowledge of the project. According to those sources, Nintendo is still in debate on what new hardware and software features the updated console will bring to the table. Possible updates include a new display, according to the... Read more...
It's finally happening. Sony, a company that is not known to back down from attacks on its arcane cross-play policies, has caved to pressure and will enable PlayStation 4 gamers to play against rival consoles with Fortnite. Sony has taken flak from gamers and industry figures (including Microsoft execs). Fortnite is the most popular game in the world, and the fact that Sony has been the lone holdout has angered many gamers. What was even more infuriating is the fact that progression and items/skins bought/accumulated on the PlayStation 4 could not be transferred to the Xbox One and Nintendo... Read more...
Nintendo Switch Online just went live earlier this week, but it has already been hacked. Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service that gives subscribers access to cloud saves for games, online multiplayer and a [downloadable] classic games library that includes 20 NES titles. Nintendo Switch gamers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the service due to the availability of classic games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. However, hackers managed to crack the app's emulator, allowing anyone to install their own NES ROMs and successfully play them on the Nintendo... Read more...
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...
Epic Games has begun rolling out a new content update to Fortnite (version 5.40.2), the developer's freebie battle royale shooter and gaming sensation that is basically a money generating machine (through in-game purchases). There is a bunch of new and improved goodies in the patch, though it's not all candy and rainbows. Nintendo Switch owners are upset that Epic Games took away a feature with its latest update. Gamers who play Fortnite on the Switch can no longer capture video and then share their epic clips with friends. This was not immediately evident in the patch notes. Instead, Switch owners... 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...
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