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Microsoft has announced two 10-year deals today that have been signed, sealed, and delivered. The first is between itself and Nintendo. In a tweet, Smith confirmed that deal had been closed between the two tech giants as part of Microsoft's commitment "to bring Xbox games and Activision titles like Call of Duty to... Read more...
Everyone loves Super Mario, and while its fanbase is smaller, Metroid fans are even more rabid. Still, there's one long-lived Nintendo franchise that arguably stands above all in terms of its beloved status, and that's The Legend of Zelda. The next main-series Zelda game, known as "Tears of the Kingdom", will be a... Read more...
Nintendo released its latest "Nintendo Direct" full of announcements and releases on February 8th. While fans were excited about the newest trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, there were some mixed feelings when Nintendo announced the availability of classic portable titles for Nintendo Switch... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has a real shot of becoming the top-selling game console of all time. For now, it will have to settle for third place, as updated sales figures show it trailing the Nintendo DS (No. 2) and Sony's PlayStation 2 (No. 1), after clawing its way in front of the Game Boy and Game Boy Color (No. 4) and... Read more...
A federal judge for the Northern District of California has dismissed an amended complaint against Nintendo of America alleging that a Joy-Con drift issue has grown worse over time, to the point where Switch "consoles became unusable." The dismissal doesn't mean the drift issue doesn't exist, and instead the judge... Read more...
You're sitting there, playing Mario Kart online on the brand-new Nintendo Switch you got over the holidays. All of a sudden, you get booted back to the home screen on the Switch. You reconnect to the game, only for it to happen again. Thanks to a security vulnerability found in numerous first party Nintendo titles... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch may be one of the best-selling consoles of all time but it is not without its problems. Some people feel the console is underpowered and complain that it still is only uses a 720p resolution display. Far and away, though, the biggest problem in the Switch's now five-year life-span has been the... Read more...
Nintendo is releasing a patch and an apology addressing performance issues with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Players of the newly released games have complained about encountering visual bugs and poor performance. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were highly anticipated games for the biggest media franchise in history, in... Read more...
There's been a ton of speculation over the last couple of years about a potential successor to the Nintendo Switch. To be clear, what developers have achieved on that machine is nothing short of astonishing considering that it was fairly mediocre hardware even when it released back in 2017. That's understandable given... Read more...
Did you see our post a couple of days back about how you can now buy a Steam Deck straight from Valve without a reservation? (That's true, by the way; you can pick one up right from their store page and have it in a week or two.) In that post, we embedded Valve's YouTube video for the announcement, and while we... Read more...
As gamers here at HotHardware, we can't think of many better ways to blow off steam at the end of a hard day than relaxing with our favorite games. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been one of our top favorite games over the past 11 years and it is without a doubt one of the most popular in the magic and... Read more...
Players of the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet video games can receive a Special Pikachu, but only if they complete one thing first. This unique Pikachu will know the Fly move, which it is typically unable to learn due to its Electric-type status. Pokémon has had fans trying to catch them all for quite some... Read more...
What is your console of choice? Do you like portable handhelds like the Nintendo Switch? Of course you do, or at least a really solid number of you do according to First Quarter sales numbers from Nintendo. Nintendo's new financial report that outlines projections for 2023 and provides a historical data for... Read more...
Nintendo sells consoles based on the strength of its game experiences rather than the power of their processors, but technology marches on regardless, and the venerable NVIDIA Tegra X1 is getting pretty long in the tooth. While its ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs are roughly comparable to the old AMD Jaguar CPUs in the... Read more...
Your deal game is strong is you can find a Nintendo Switch console at a discount, as sales the popular handheld gaming system are relatively few and far between. Now is one of those rare times, though. Even better, you can score the console for $40 below its list price, which brings it down to its lowest price since... Read more...
We're not sure what prompted it, but a bunch of Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch are on sale right now, with discounts going as deep as half off the list price. Included are some of the best selling games on the Switch platform too. The markdowns are big enough that we doubt you'll see better deals on these... Read more...
Let's take a nostalgic trip back to 2006, shall we?. The hottest holiday gift since Teddy Ruxpin was hitting store shelves, that being the Nintendo Wii packaged with Wii Sports. The game practically defined motion controls, and also gave unfortunate examples of how easy it was to break your TV if you used it... Read more...
People really, really want a more powerful Nintendo system. Everyone loves the Switch, but there's no denying that it's basically a second-generation NVIDIA Shield tablet with a Nintendo nameplate on it. Developers have done truly amazing things with the hardware, but there are limits to what you can accomplish with a... Read more...
Do you ever look at your games library and wish you could organize them better? Sure, there are plenty of people who have that wish. Unfortunately for Nintendo Switch owners, this was impossible. Until now! On Monday, March 21, 2022, Nintendo released an update to the best-selling console it has ever had, the... Read more...
I'm sorry to say, but, there's never going to be a Nintendo Switch Pro. It's not happening. You can stop wishing for it, because a Switch Pro is absolutely, 100 percent not in Nintendo's plans. Not now and not ever. Right? RIGHT?? Well, okay maybe there won't be a Switch Pro. This is one of those rumors that just... Read more...
Could it be that the silicon shortage is finally ending and that scalpers have had their fill? No, sorry. Try hunting for a graphics card or a PlayStation 5 console and you'll see that neither of those are true. That said, Nintendo's flagship Switch OLED console is in stock at a few different places, suggesting that... Read more...
It seems Bowser always has Princess Peach locked up in another castle, and he really should be held accountable for that. There's also a real life Bowser linked to Nintendo, but in a much different way. His name is Gary Bowser, and he just received a 40-month prison sentence for his role in creating and selling... Read more...
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