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Fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons are in store for a big update, which will land on Thursday. And while the big feature is the highly-anticipated art gallery, there is more including two new vendors and four special events. A new trailer for the update can be seen below, and it starts by giving fans an introduction to the new vendors that are coming to visit the island. One of them is Leif, a sloth gardener, who will sell players bushes and other landscaping supplies. Leif will be in the town square selling with the other vendors. The second new vendor is Redd. To buy from Redd, players will need to head out to the northern beach and find his "Treasure Trawler." There, players will be able... Read more...
Two electronics devices that have been particularly hard to come by during the coronavirus outbreak are the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. The consoles have been out of stock as people around the world look for fun gaming devices to use while stuck at home. However, some of this shortage is being attributed to resellers who are using bots to buy up all the stock so that they can turn around and resell the Switch consoles at a big profit. These bots buy up stock is soon as it's available at retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy. The consoles are then being resold on Amazon and eBay at hundreds of dollars over the suggested retail price. One of the bots that's being used to gobble up Switch... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is a gaming system that is designed to be taken with you on-the-go, which means that it is likely to be used in areas that aren't exactly clean (which is even more of a concern now more than ever, due to the coronavirus pandemic). The catch is that while it's easy enough to wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, it's not often as easy to sanitize your electronics. With this in mind, some people have been using alcohol-based cleaners on the Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo of Japan is now advising against such practices. Nintendo says that cleaning the Switch with alcohol may cause the plastic parts to fade in color or deform. And for anyone... Read more...
A few years ago, Nintendo took a gamble on a hybrid game console, one did not come close to matching the raw power of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but could be played on-the-go or plopped into a dock for big screen action. I am of course talking about the Switch, which has proven to be immensely popular. This raises the question, will there be an upgraded Switch Pro model, as has been rumored? Probably not. Nintendo president and chief executive officer Shuntaro Furukawa threw cold water on the rumor in a briefing with investors following the release of the company's latest earnings report. In no uncertain terms, Furukawa said there are "no plans" to launch another Switch console this year,... Read more...
Controllers for game consoles or PCs are sort of like shoes in that one type or size doesn't fit everyone. Some folks are perfectly content to game away on their Switch using the Joy-Con controllers that came with the console. Others want to throw those Joy-Cons into the trash the second the console comes out of the box.  One of the many companies out there who make aftermarket game controllers is a Japanese company called Hori. Hori's latest product for the Switch is marketed for use with the game Daemon X Machina and is called the Grip Controller. The controllers look like a full-size controller that has been cut in half. The left side controller has a D-pad, a thumb stick, and a couple... Read more...
Yes A lot of gamers were hoping that Nintendo would be rolling out some new Switch hardware at E3 2019 as rumors had suggested. Sadly, Nintendo has now confirmed that there will be no new hardware at that event. However, something else interesting about the Switch has surfaced recently that allows gamers to get more performance out of the existing Switch hardware. With the Switch being a hybrid system, game designers have to design games around docked and undocked performance modes. Inside the Switch is an NVIDIA Tegra processor that changes its clock speed depending on if the Switch is in docked or undocked mode. Hackers have found a way to gain access to change the clock speed of the Tegra... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been an incredibly popular game console that has sold very well for Nintendo. The Japanese gaming giant confirmed in January that it had sold over 32 million Switch consoles as of the end of 2018. Now, a new report claims that there are two new versions of the Switch in the works. The report claims that one of the new Switch models will have "enhanced features" and will aim directly at avid gamers. However, the Wall Street Journal report claims that the enhanced Switch won't be as powerful as the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X consoles. That would seem to indicate no support for 4K resolution gaming, but we don't know that for sure. Multiple sources from within the supply chain... Read more...
Nintendo has been doing well with the cool Labo Toy-Con kits that it launched last year. Nintendo has now announced a new addition to its lineup: the Labo VR Kit. These kits allow gamers to build cardboard accessories for the Switch that turn it into a VR gaming platform.  The Starter Set + Blaster offers a headset that appears to have lenses inside for the Switch and a cardboard blaster. After buying that starter set, gamers can add a couple of expansion sets. Expansion Set 1 includes a camera, and an elephant add on. The elephant is interesting with images showing the Joy-Con controllers inside the cardboard trunk; that trunk appears to move as part of the associated game. Expansion... Read more...
Nintendo is doing very well with its Switch console after having a very rough time with the previous generation Wii U. Late last year, the Switch was crowned the fastest selling game console of this generation. With sales going so well for Nintendo, any idea of price cuts or new hardware seem unlikely, something confirmed by Nintendo's President recently. Nintendo has made its latest earnings release public, and in that release, the gaming company confirmed it had sold 32.27 million Switch consoles as of December 31, 2018. Nintendo moved 9.41 million Switch consoles in Q4 2018 alone. Software sales for Nintendo boomed in Q4 2018 thanks to holiday shopping; for that three month period Nintendo... Read more...
The gang from Failoverflow guaranteed that the Nintendo Switch would be hacked to run all sorts of content not originally targeted for Nintendo's latest console, once the elite hacker group figured out how to get Linux to run on the device. That hack takes advantage of an unpatchable exploit as it turns out. And now, fans of retro GameCube games can now run some titles on their Switch using an emulator and Linux. The hack was shown off by a YouTube user called Mizumi using a Dolphin GameCube emulator program running on Lakka. Lakka is a Linux distribution specifically made for game consoles that happens to look a lot like the PS4 interface. The front-end for the emulator is called... Read more...
Nintendo has been peddling the slick Labo cardboard builders set since early this year and it has proven to be popular. Labo allows gamers young and old to build very cool cardboard creations that can be used as interactive controllers for video games played on the Switch. Nintendo is now announcing that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting a free update that will allow gamers to use the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Labo: Variety Kit to control their kart. The controller will support every game mode and vehicle type in the game. Nintendo promises it makes players feel as if they are in the driver's seat. After downloading and installing the update, the player will select the Nintendo Labo icon on... Read more...
Nintendo has been selling the Switch about as fast as it can build them resulting in some bountiful profits for the company. The Switch has been the subject of some hacks with all the consoles on the market suffering from an unpatchable exploit thanks to the NVIDIA Tegra chip inside. Hackers have been able to leverage that exploit to do things like install Linux on the device. The ability to load unauthorized software led to concerns of piracy for Nintendo. The exploit may be something that Nintendo can’t fix but it can most certainly tell if you are running pirated software. Nintendo is banning consoles running any pirated software from its network. There are a few ways that Nintendo can... Read more...
We have previously talked about the Nintendo Switch 5.0.0 software update, and it seemed to be a rather standard release adding parental controls and more social media hooks. What we didn’t know is that added code in the update appears to be bricking consoles that are using third-party accessories. Reports are coming in that after updating to the 5.0 update, some consoles are unable to charge and boot. It appears that the consoles unable to boot or charge are using unlicensed third-party accessories such as the Nyko Portable Docking Kit or the YockTek USB-C converter. The only comment that Nintendo has made about the bricked Switch consoles is "don't use unlicensed third-party accessories."... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been incredibly popular and is the fastest selling game console in U.S. history. Late last year, word surfaced of a band of hackers working on a homebrew hack that could allow users to put their own content on the Switch, but that hasn’t come to fruition just yet. Another group of hackers has now been able to install and run Debian Linux on the Switch by taking advantage of what the hackers call an unpatchable exploit. The hackers say that the backdoor that allowed them to install Linux on the Switch can’t be shut with a future firmware update, however, the hackers don’t go into great details on how exactly the hack was pulled off. What we do know from... Read more...
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