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Here’s What’s Actually Going on Inside Your Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is essentially a hybrid console meant to bridge the gap between portable handhelds like the Game Boy and traditional systems like the Nintendo Wii. The problem, however, is that it’s severely underpowered and basically works like a glorified tablet. Now, thanks to a new teardown, we have better understanding of exactly how it works and how it was built. Read More >>

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The Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con Controllers Now Work With the Equally Tiny NES Classic Edition

There’s now a reason to be excited if you happen to have a Nintendo Switch, and want to do more than play Zelda and show it off at parties then. Once the console finally made it into reviewers’ hands, it was discovered that the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers also worked with PCs and smartphones as a standard Bluetooth gamepad. That’s wonderful and not at all unexpected for a controller that communicates via Bluetooth. But starting today, it can also be used with the equally tiny NES Classic Edition using 8Bitdo’s wireless retro receiver adaptor. Read More >>

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Nintendo Denies Pulling the Switch’s Dock From its Online Store

The Switch has been having a rough launch so far, with claims of bad connectivity, scratched screens, dead pixels, and miserable frame rates. Today’s freakout involves the Nintendo store no longer offering the much-maligned dock for sale, with claims it’s evidence of a recall or redesign—but the theory might not hold much water. Read More >>

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This Sad Video Will Make You Glad You Didn’t Buy A Nintendo Switch

The Switch has only just launched, but already there are numerous complaints about poor design decisions, faults and breakages. This sad compilation of some of the problems so far makes for depressing viewing, especially if you've already bought the console. Read More >>

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People Are Already Trying to Fix the Nintendo Switch’s Dumb Design Issues

The Switch, Nintendo’s new tablet console, was a big bet, but perhaps not a smart one. Despite being marketed as a step into the future, it launched with more hardware issues and irritating design flaws than playable titles. As such, fans who just plunked down £280 are already rolling up their sleeves to build solutions to make their shiny new investment work the way it ought to. Read More >>

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Nintendo Switch Review: Plays Zelda Great, Doesn’t Do Much Else

After a shipping snafu with Amazon, I spent the better part of a day trying to track a Nintendo Switch down. I experienced exactly what many hopeful Switch owners will experience. I hounded Craigslist, and haunted Best Buy, and waited in a too-long line at GameStop. And now I’ve spent the last few days living the Switch life, playing the best it has to offer and I can say, unequivocally, that this system is not worth the hassle of tracking it down. Read More >>

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Link Has a Goddamn iPhone

Breath of the Wild, the 19th game in the Zelda franchise, has been universally praised for its massive (and, sorry, breathtaking) open-world environments, and for injecting life back into a 30-year-old franchise. But something else sets the Nintendo Switch’s moonshot launch title apart from previous installations: The Hero of Time has a goddamn iPhone. Read More >>

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Nintendo Switch Cartridges Are Coated In That Stuff That Stops You Biting Your Nails

For reasons known only to themselves, many people - including our esteemed colleagues at Kotaku - have been licking Nintendo Switch cartridges to see what they taste like. The answer is 'absolutely disgusting,' and now we know why: they're covered in that horrendous stuff your mum made you use to stop biting your nails. Read More >>

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s ESRB Rating Includes Actual Dialogue, Much Scandal

Those eagle-eyed folks at NintendoLife spotted that the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) synopsis for the much-anticipated Nintendo Switch title Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has gone live, and it includes some juicy details on the game and the dialogue. Read More >>

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All the Best Nintendo Switch Games and Accessories You Need to Know About

So after much waiting we finally have lots of lovely solid information about the Nintendo Switch. When it will be out, what its specs are, what games will be available, and so on. If you were lucky enough to grab a pre-order right before they ran out of stock, here are all the extra bits you might be interested in. Read More >>

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What You Need to Know About the Nintendo Switch’s ‘Garbage’ Graphics

The Nintendo Switch looks like it might be complete weaksauce when compared to the best consoles from Sony and Microsoft. But the real question is: does that even matter? Probably not. Read More >>

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Playing the Nintendo Switch Feels New and Classic at the Same Time

One of the stranger moments of my life occurred this morning, when I competed at virtually milk a cow against a total stranger (hi Garrett!). Using the Nintendo Switch’s new Joy-Con controllers and moving it up and down and alternating pressing shoulder buttons, I fought to fill up cups of milk as quickly as possible. Read More >>

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The New Nintendo Switch Lets You Milk a Virtual Cow, For Some Reason

We now know that the Nintendo Switch officially drops on 3rd March for £280, but if having a new Legend of Zelda game available at launch isn’t enough incentive for you to pre-order the shape-shifting console, maybe a game that has you milking the udders of a virtual cow will have you whipping out your credit card. Read More >>

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Here Are All The Games Announced For Switch, So Far

It's officially Nintendo Switch day! The long-awaited reveal of price and lineup has finally materialised. £280 will buy you Ninty's newest console/portable hybrid, but what about the games you can get with it? Well, here's what we know so far. Read More >>

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Wait, £60 For a Nintendo Switch Game?

I pre-ordered myself a Nintendo Switch this morning, because, as someone pretty big into gaming, it seemed like something I should do. A while after pre-ordering it, I realised, "actually, I could do with some games to go with this." Read More >>