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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more...
Now is a good time to be a multi-platform gamer. That's because some high profile games are on sale, including Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch and Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PlayStation 4 (and maybe the Xbox One as well). You have to act fast, though, as we are not sure how long either of these discounts will last. Red Dead Redemption 2, for example, seems to have already sold out of discounted Xbox One preorders. It's been a bit of a wild ride for Red Dead Redemption 2 so far, which Rockstar Games first announced in October 2016. At the time, the developer said the sequel would... Read more...
Back when Super Mario Odyssey was originally announced, the game wasn't expected to get any DLC to bring new features and gameplay modes. As it turns out that wasn't exactly true; Nintendo Direct announced this morning that DLC would be rolling for the game at no additional cost. The DLC doesn't involve a new world before you get too excited. The new content includes some new outfits and a new gamely mode. The new mode is called Balloon World and it will feature asynchronous online multiplayer gameplay. The new mode is only available to players who have finished the main story of the game.... Read more...
A new report is making the rounds that claims Nintendo has given some bad news to developers out there working on Switch games that require more space than what's available on today's cards (32GB max). According to the report, Nintendo has told developers that the 64GB game cards for the Switch that were expected by mid-2018 will be delayed until 2019. Nintendo allegedly cited unknown technical issues with the 64GB game cards that would delay the roll out. The problem for game developers working on titles that need that extra storage space is that any scheduled for roll out in 2018 that would have... Read more...
It goes without saying that every single year, there are a handful of products that seem to dominate headlines more than the others. During 2017, Nintendo's much-anticipated Switch would have to be near the top of the list. When it launched earlier this year, it was almost impossible to avoid chatter from those glued to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which many have called their favorite game "ever". Well, the hype around Switch isn't going to be dying down anytime soon - especially not in advance of the holiday season. In fact, Nintendo only sees things going up from here. To date, a total of 8 million... Read more...
Nintendo has a long history of selling its consoles with at least one game so you can play right out of the box. Way back in the day the Nintendo Entertainment System came with the light gun for Duck Hunt and a janky robot game with spinning tops that a robot connected to the console would move around to open sliding doors in the game on the screen. Wii buyers got Wii Sports and could play virtual golf and other sports. When the Nintendo Switch came along, however, no games were included, or were they? A while back it was discovered that an NES Emulator was packed away inside every Nintendo... Read more...
Nintendo Switch gamers have some awesome Bethesda franchises to look forward to later this year and in 2018. Bethesda has announced that two of its most popular game franchises are coming to the Switch with both Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Doom are coming to Nintendo's latest hybrid convertible console. Bethesda tweeted that Doom would land in time for holiday 2017, but an exact launch date is unannounced. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will land in 2018, exactly when we don't know. All we know about the games so far is that they will be playable on the go and at home, thanks to... Read more...
If you own a Nintendo Switch, it’s time to drop everything you’re doing and get ready to whip out your inkjets. Wait, what? Not printers, we’re talking about Splatoon 2, of course. Starting at 6PM EST tonight, Nintendo will be holding a demo event in which anyone can jump in and enjoy the game. However, in true Nintendo [oddball] fashion, the demo will only be available to enjoy for four hours, meaning that the fun ends at 10PM EST today. Those that want to engage in the festivities can navigate to the Nintendo eShop from your Switch and download the demo. You will of course need an internet connection... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is off to a fast start, and the Japanese gaming giant is doing everything in its power to ensure that customers who want the hybrid console can get one. A new report suggests that Nintendo is looking to nearly double its official hardware shipment guidance from 10 million units for its fiscal year ending in March 2018 to 18 million units. One analyst, Hirotoshi Murakami of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley, predicts that Nintendo may even push past that elevated figure and produce 20 million units during the current fiscal quarter. The hope is that Nintendo will be able to... Read more...
If you were to guess that the Nintendo Switch would make a big splash at this weekend's PAX East 2017, held in the sporting city of Boston, you'd be absolutely correct. However, considering that big N's latest console just dropped a week ago, that's no real surprise, perhaps. HotHardware's fearless leader, Dave Altavilla, as well as our own security guru Chris Goetting and tech news and reviews editor Brittany Goetting (a dynamic duo for sure), hit up the PAX show floor and found that Nintendo was in fact drawing some big crowds. Despite that, they managed to get some hands-on time with the Switch... Read more...
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