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Nintendo is ardently opposed to third-party ROMs and running unauthorized emulation software, as it makes abundantly clear in its legalese. Related to that, it did not sit well with Nintendo that its hybrid Switch console could be hacked to run homebrewed software, due to a flaw in the NVIDIA Tegra chip inside. Now it's being reported that the latest Nintendo Switch consoles are shipping with update hardware and software mitigations that no longer allow modders to install custom software. The flaw in question was deemed an unpatchable Tegra exploit, and that is true in the sense that Nintendo (and... Read more...
Panic Button is porting Warframe, a free-to-play online shooter developed by Digital Extremes, over to the Nintendo Switch. The port was announced in a 52-second trailer posted to YouTube and also at TennoCon 2018, the game's third annual (and official) convention that took place in London over the weekend. Digital Extremes is also working on a couple of expansion packs. Unfortunately, there are not many details regarding the Nintendo Switch port, including when Switch owners can expect the game to arrive. The trailer didn't reveal any major surprises either. We have high hopes though, considering... Read more...
SNK, the Japanese hardware and software company that was very much a force during the golden age of arcade gaming, is getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary. What better way to do that than to bring back a bunch of classic titles, and what better company to partner with for such a celebration than Nintendo, which has seen huge success in the retro scene with its NES Classic and SNES Classic consoles? SNK couldn't think of any better answers either, and so it's releasing the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection for the Nintendo Switch in mid-November. The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection bundles... Read more...
One of the most elusive game consoles of last year was not a mighty 4K powerhouse or even a system capable of playing modern games. No, it was the NES Classic Edition, a modern remake of the hugely popular original that took the market by storm when it was introduced over three decades ago. Now it's back in stock at a handful of stores, but you will have to hurry—just as before, it is selling out fast. This is a familiar scene. Nintendo and its retail partners could not supply enough NES Classic Edition consoles to satiate the unexpected ravenous demand. It became a big deal whenever a retailer... Read more...
If you needed any further proof that Fortnite is coming to the Nintendo Switch, then here you go. Twitter user Simon Aarons was able to get an early look at the Nintendo Switch eShop listing for Fortnite and has posted for all to see. Using the Shotgun Tool, Aarons was able to see plenty of details for the free-to-play game, including the fact that it will be released tomorrow, June 12th. That coincides with Nintendo's E3 keynote, which will start at 12PM EST tomorrow. We can also see its ESRB rating and the fact that the download will weigh in at just over 2GB. Other items of note... Read more...
Back when the Nintendo Switch first arrived, our biggest gripe was the lack of top-tier games for the platform, outside of the excellent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which initially sold more copies than the hybrid console itself. Oh, how times have changed. There are now a lot more compelling titles for the Switch, and more on the way. One of them appears to be Fortnite, the crazy-popular battle royale shooter that has eclipsed PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUBG) in concurrent user count. Rumors that Fortnite was heading to the Switch kicked up a notch over the last week, especially... Read more...
Are you itching to get your hands on the latest Mario Tennis game for the Nintendo Switch? Nintendo is hosting a free pre-launch online tournament this weekend to promote Mario Tennis Aces. The tournament starts today, June 1st at 3pm EST and ends Sunday, June 3rd at 11:59pm EST. Eager players can download the demo from the Nintendo eShop or from the Mario Tennis Aces website. The demo will feature a smaller cast of playable characters, including Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser. Gamers will be able to play against each other or against a computer. Players will also receive a special edition outfit... Read more...
One of the neat things about Nintendo's hybrid Switch console is that it has a kickstand on the back for tabletop gaming. It's part of what makes the Switch such an attractive console, as it ties into the system's flexible nature—hook it up to your TV for big screen gaming, hold it in your hand for gaming on the go, or set it up on a table and play with friends. But what happens when the battery runs low? Nintendo is addressing that very question with a new charging stand, and it's affordably priced to boot. "With a handy port for an AC adapter on the side, the adjustable charging stand allows... Read more...
There are no two ways about it, the Nintendo Switch is a runaway success, with Nintendo having to adjust its sales forecast multiple times since launching the hybrid consoles. Nintendo said it sold over 15 million Switch units during its last fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, which is 5 million more than its original forecast. Overall, Nintendo has sold sold 17.79 million Switch consoles, surpassing the Wii U's five-year total of 13.56 million units. Strong Switch sales contributed to Nintendo raking in 178 billion yen (around $1.62 billion in US currency) in operating profit for its fiscal year,... Read more...
Nintendo may not be looking to supplant the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 as the most powerful game console with its hybrid Switch system, but even so, the Switch has some impressive gaming chops. While attending PAX East, we saw a handful of games being demonstrated on Nintendo's flagship console, including Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, a triple-A title that was launched to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 last October. Wolfenstein 2 is headed to the Switch this year. It follows similar big releases by third-party developers, and in particular Bethesda, which ported over The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and commissioned... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is already a unique console because of its hybrid design, which allows gamers to plop the system into a dock and play games on their big screen TV, or use it as a mobile system and game on the go. It's also proven highly popular, with Nintendo having to crank up production to meet demand. Even so, the Switch is about to become even more unique and potentially more popular once Nintendo rolls out its cardboard Labo kits in April. At $70 (and up) a pop, are they worth it? Kids and adults alike will answer that question beginning next month. In the meantime, Nintendo is hoping... Read more...
Nintendo of America kicked up a frenzy of excitement on Twitter after announcing plans to bring Super Smash Bros. to its Switch console. While that was probably an inevitable eventuality, it is nice to finally have confirmation. The pairing of Super Smash Bros. with the Switch is essentially a marriage of two powerhouse products, with the wedding between the two set for sometime this year. Super #SmashBros is coming to #NintendoSwitch in 2018! pic.twitter.com/S6WOSuR8rL — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 8, 2018 Super Smash Bros. is one of Nintendo's most popular game franchises.... Read more...
Earlier this week, Blizzard tweeted out seemingly big news with a video that many people thought was intended to tease the release of its Diablo series on the Nintendo Switch. The short clip shows the now iconic Diablo demon in the form of a nightlight. In those six seconds, a hand reaches in and switches the nightlight on. Naturally, followers on social media thought that was supposed to indicate that Diablo was being released to the Switch. The tweet also contained the caption, "Sweet dreams." So really, what else could it mean? Well, if you ask Blizzard—and that's what Polygon did—it... Read more...
After quietly rolling out the ability for Switch owners to leave reviews on games in its digital storefront, Nintendo has decided to roll things back to how they were and remove existing reviews. The company did not say what motivated the decision, only that it needs time to "evaluate this feature and its functionality." It's a somewhat surprising move, considering that Nintendo's implementation for leaving user reviews was actually pretty good. User reviews are not always helpful, especially if there is a concerted effort by angry gamers or mischief makers to manipulate the system. Nintendo may... Read more...
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