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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...
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...
Bethesda is ending its '12 Days of Bethesda' sweepstakes with a bang by giving away a couple of custom game consoles. Users who decide to throw their name in the hat can win a Fallout 76 Tricentennial Xbox One X or a Wolftenstein II-themed Nintendo Switch. However, today is the last day to enter, if you haven't already. As with most contests these days, the 12 Days of Bethesda sweepstakes is a social media campaign, and you'll need a Twitter account to enter. For the Fallout 76 Xbox One X, you need to follow @Fallout and retweet this post. Likewise, the Wolfenstein II Nintendo Switch giveaway requires... 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...
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...
One of the reasons why Fortnite continues to be so popular is because developer Epic Games is putting in a lot of man- and woman-hours updating the title, constantly adding new features and stomping out bugs nearly as quickly as they appear (there's a lesson here, Bethesda). That's the case with the latest update, which also introduces some performance enhancements on various devices. On select iPhones, for example, there is an option to run the game at 60 frames per second. The Fortnite version 6.31 patch apparently includes optimizations for Apple's burly A12 Bionic silicon, as found on the recently... 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...
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...
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...
Nintendo has a hit on its hands with the Switch, a hybrid console that users can connect to their big screen TV or take with them for a portable gaming experience. Part of the success is because of first-party hits like Super Mario Odyssey. Interestingly enough, Super Mario Odyssey is now playable on the PC through an emulator. In a video posted to YouTube, BSoD Gaming demonstrated Super Mario Odyssey running on PC through the Yuzu emulator. This has been a work in progress for several months by the same developers who built Citra, a popular Nintendo 3DS emulator. Back in January of this year,... Read more...
Earlier today, we brought you info on Kohl's upcoming Black Friday deals, and now it's Target's turn. The retail giant has posted its Black Friday ad and there are plenty of deals to be had on tech that is sure to be in high demand this holiday shopping season. One of the biggest deals -- and unfortunately will be an in-store only deal -- is on an Element 55-inch Smart 4K TV. The big-screen television normally retails for $379, but will be on sale for a low $199. Element is typically known for lingering in the lower-tier of budget televisions, but at $200 it'd be hard to pass up on this TV... Read more...
It's official, Nintendo has now sold more of its hybrid Switch consoles in just over a year and a half since it launched than GameCube consoles over its lifetime. That includes 5.07 million Switch consoles sold so far this year, 3.19 million of which were sold in the previous quarter. In total, Nintendo has sold 22.86 million Switch consoles to date. That is enough to edge out the GameCube's 21.74 million unit sales over its lifetime, and is nearly twice as many as all Wii U consoles ever sold, which stands at 13.56 million. It's still well short of the original Wii, a wildly popular game system... Read more...
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...
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