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Given that much of the world is on lockdown (in one way or another) due to the coronavirus, the sheer number of people working (and learning) from home is putting a strain on ISPs and online services. One such service that is apparently straining under the pressure is Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo Switch Online is used by many Switch games -- including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe -- for multiplayer functionality. Those same servers also underpin the Nintendo eShop, which allows you to purchase games digitally. As of this writing at 9:46am EST, Nintendo online services are still down, as witnessed by the screenshot and error message presented below when trying to access the Nintendo eShop. (Click... Read more...
As we reported back in January, Nintendo has no plans to cut the price on its popular Nintendo Switch hybrid gaming console anytime soon. Talks of a revised console with faster internal components have also been pushed aside. So, the next best thing that the company can do is to offer some fresh bundles with popular games to keep things fresh. Nintendo has a new Switch bundle on deck, and this time the company isn’t offering up a free game. Instead, it’s throwing in a free $35 eShop gift card, which can be used towards the purchase of games directly from the console. One of the big upsides to purchasing games digitally – especially for a system that can be... 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 a first-time player to jump into, or even for a returning fan. That's where the Special Edition comes... 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 Switch. A hacker by the name of DevRin uploaded a short clip to YouTube showing the game Battletoads... 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. Those who sign up for a family membership can invite up to seven others to join a family group. #NintendoSwitchOnline... 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 didn’t air last week. While we are waiting for Nintendo Direct to air, there have been some details... 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 source that it won't just be select group of first-party games that will have immediate... 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 backed up online so if your console is broken or stolen you can continue your games where you left off.... Read more...
If you cringe at the thought of paying $60 a year for an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus (or slightly lower if you scour the internet for deals), Nintendo is driving a hard bargain with its upcoming online gaming service for the Switch. The company announced that Nintendo Switch Online will be priced at just $19.99 per year. Nintendo Switch gamers have been waiting to hear how much the Japanese gaming giant would charge for the service, but gamers weren’t exactly in any hurry -- the service is currently operating with reduced features for free until the full-blown service is operational. Nintendo says that it will release a companion app for the Switch over the summer that will allow gamers... Read more...