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The next game to come to the Nintendo Switch is going to be a hot one. Many believe that SuperHot will launch on the Nintendo Switch, and the game will likely be announced tomorrow at Nintendo Direct. Dataminers were the first to find information about the upcoming release. “SimonTimer” discovered that SuperHot for the Nintendo Switch had received an update on Friday, August 16th. However, the game is not currently available on that console. Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad also insisted that SuperHot is coming to the Nintendo Switch, stating on Twitter that “So far we've had...Cuphead and Super Lucky's Tale that have been Xbox exclusives come to Switch.” Nintendo will shadow... Read more...
You might be kicking yourself for having recently purchased a Nintendo Switch console, only to find out Nintendo is now shipping revised models with longer battery life. D'oh! The easiest solution is to return your Switch and purchase a newer SKU, but if a retailer is giving you grief, Nintendo may lend a helping hand. Users on Reddit report being able to exchange a recently purchased Switch console based on the 'old' hardware with a new model, free of charge. "Called to ask about the possibility of sending in my launch day Switch to get the battery upgraded (long shot of course) and they said they could only exchange for the new model if it was purchased after July 17th. They also told me it... Read more...
If you have an original Nintendo Switch, now might be the opportune time to upgrade to a new upgraded model. The folks over at GameStop are running an enticing trade-in offer on the original Nintendo Switch, which will get you an additional $25 bonus added on to the console's trade-in value. Usually, GameStop will offer $200 if you trade-in a Nintendo Switch in working condition. However, that value is boosted to $225 with its limited-time promotion (which runs through September 15th). So, if your Nintendo Switch is looking a little worse for the wear (and is still working), you can take that $225 and put it towards the revised model which is priced at the same $300 as the original, bringing... Read more...
Having trouble convincing your console brothers and sisters how easy and rewarding it can be to assemble a PC? Find new friends! Just kidding (maybe). Rather than kick your console friends and family members to the curb, let them know that PC Building Simulator is now available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. That's right, the PC building sim has expanded its reach to all three major modern consoles, so even your controller-wielding buddies can assemble a faux PC. PC vs Console? Why should you have to choose! PC Building Simulator is now available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch! pic.twitter.com/7Mfi96u4yM — PC Building Simulator (@PCBuildingSim) August 13, 2019... Read more...
You never know what you might find when poking around the Internet. Case in point, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing by Nintendo appears to suggest that old school SNES games could be headed to the Switch Online service, where several original NES already live. Wouldn't that be neat? Nintendo has found numerous business opportunities with its retro game consoles and titles from yesteryear. Its NES Classic edition console was a breakout hit, followed by the SNES Classic. Now with the Switch and the accompanying online service, emulating old games is way to draw more players into ponying up for a subscription. Source: Nintendo (via FCC) So, where does the SNES come into play?... Read more...
Nintendo over the past month has released two new gaming consoles: the all-new Nintendo Switch Lite and a revised version of the original Nintendo Switch. The Switch Lite is a smaller and lighter console with fixed controllers, while the revised "standard" Switch looks largely the same as the original, but features vastly improved battery life. We're now learning thanks to a new report that these new Switch consoles may be benefiting from a previously undisclosed hardware upgrade. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sharp Executive VP Katsuaki Nomura confirmed that his company is proving indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) display panels to Nintendo for the Switch.  IGZO panels... Read more...
Nintendo hit a home run with its hybrid Switch console, despite it not rocking the same class of hardware as Son's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One consoles. As companies are prone to do, Nintendo is offering different variants. There is a new Switch Lite console, and a revised version of the original Switch, both of which are internally exposed in a couple of FCC listings. These listings are teardowns of sorts, in the sense that we get to see some of the innards. These listings primarily focus on the wireless hardware, but we also get a glimpse of part of the PCB and several components. There are also shots of the undercarriage, with the bottom panel removed. Here's a look at the inside... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is an excellent game console, one that is uniquely flexible for playing games on your big screen TV or in portable form. If you happen to own one of the earlier models, it is also hackable. Now thanks to Switchroot, a group for open source development on the Switch, the nifty console can be modded with an Android port, which in turn opens the door for GeForce NOW support. This is a very specific hack, though. NVIDIA's Tegra X1 system-on-chip (SoC) powers the Switch, a previous version of which contained a hardware vulnerability. While technically a potential security vulnerability, the flaw can be exploited to install emulators and unauthorized software. The caveat is that... Read more...
Some Nintendo Switch owners have been having a hard time with their Joy-Con controllers due to an issue described as "controller drift." The drift phenomena is where the controllers sense movement, and make characters on-screen move, even when the analog sticks aren't being touched. A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Nintendo over the issue in America. Nintendo vowed this week to fix any Joy-Con drift issues free of charge, but reports indicate that Nintendo U.K. isn't playing ball. There has been no change in policy inside the U.K. when it comes to repairing Joy-Con controllers suffering from the drift issue. Reports from Switch users in the U.K. have included screenshots of chat... Read more...
Nintendo wants to keep gamers happy, and it is trying to fix issues that some gamers are seeing with their Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch game console. The problem is known as Joy-Con drift and is when the controllers sense input and move the character on-screen without anyone actually touching the controllers themselves. The issue is widespread enough that a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nintendo. Nintendo has now vowed to fix any Joy-Con drift issues for free. Vice has seen an internal Nintendo memo that tells customer service agents to fix any Joy-Con controllers with drift issues at no cost. Nintendo has also said that any Switch owner who was charged for Joy-Con repairs... Read more...
Nintendo was hit with a class-action lawsuit recently that focuses on the issues that have surfaced with the Joy-Con controllers that some Switch gamers have suffered through since the console launched. Joy-Con drift is when the thumb sticks sense movement when they aren't actively being touched, making it difficult or impossible to play games on the console. Nintendo has now issued a statement that advises Switch gamers who are experiencing Joy-Con drift to visit its customer support website. Nintendo says that it takes great pride in creating quality products and that it is continually making improvements in its products. The gaming company says that it is aware of reports that some Joy-Con... Read more...
Origin PC has finally unleashed the successor to its original "Big O" gaming machine that debuted way back in 2010. While the original Big O combined a high-end gaming PC with the internals of an Xbox 360 gaming console, the new 2019 edition of the Big O is a much more ambitious design and was built to celebrate Origin PC’s 10th anniversary. The new Big O combines a badass gaming PC with the internals from an Xbox One X and a PlayStation 4 Pro. In addition, there's also a slot incorporated into the chassis to slide in a Nintendo Switch to complete the console gaming trifecta. The donor Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro are removed from their plastic enclosures and mounted vertically... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been around for a few years and has proven to be a very popular console with gamers. However, some gamers have had an issue with the Nintendo Switch thumb joystick on the removable Joy-Con controllers, which will register movement even when they aren't being touched. This phenomenon has been dubbed "Switch Joy-Con drift," and a law firm is looking at filing a class action suit over the issue. The law firm reportedly preparing to sue Nintendo is called Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith. The law firm is asking anyone who owns a Switch to fill out a contact form to be a part of the suit. There is no guarantee that the lawsuit will move forward right now. The... Read more...
Flying on a cramped commercial aircraft can be quite the ordeal for a lot of people out there. To help get through the flight, many take notebooks, tablets, smartphones, or portable game consoles like the Nintendo Switch with them. Southwest Airlines and Nintendo did something very cool for passengers aboard a random flight this week. Each of the passengers on the flight were handed cards telling them they received a free Nintendo Switch game console and a copy of Super Mario Maker 2 thanks to Southwest and Nintendo. That is a $300 freebie for happening to be on the right flight at the right time, and probably made more than a few people's days. What's even cooler is when they got off the aircraft... Read more...
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