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Hacker Permanently Solves Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift With a Touchpad Upgrade

After shutting down its repair centres over two months ago as a result of the pandemic, Nintendo is starting to reopen them again, which is good news for Switch owners still dealing with Joy-Con drift. Hacker Matteo Pisani came up with a different solution: a Switch without joysticks is a Switch that never experiences drift problems, so he upgraded his console with a touchpad instead. Read More >>

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Your Nintendo Account May Have Been Exposed, So Here’s How to Enable 2FA

Following a growing number of reports of Nintendo users claiming their accounts had been hacked, Nintendo has confirmed that roughly 160,000 may have been accessed and exposed personally identifiable information about those users. Read More >>

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This Fan Says They Built Their Own Nintendo Switch Using Replacement Parts

Until Nintendo ramps up production and shipments again, finding a Switch for a reasonable price is going to be near-impossible. You can patiently wait it out, or you can take the route this guy claims to have and build your own Switch for about £160 using replacement and repair parts bought from China and online auctions. Read More >>

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Nintendo Switch Update Brings Button Remapping, Easier SD Card Transfer, and Animal Crossing Icons

With Nintendo’s latest update for Switch, the console is getting some much-needed changes. Read More >>

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Animal Crossing Was My Happy Place – Until It Turned Me Into an Arsehole

After a long day of work, I was looking forward to flying to Lazy Egg, my virtual island in Nintendo’s new Animal Crossing game. What I found was a tropical paradise under siege. Players from across the internet were pounding at my island’s door. For over an hour, they came flooding in, effectively crashing my game. In their arms, these strange visitors all carried the same thing: turnips. Read More >>

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Tiny Table Turns Your Nintendo Switch Into a Lap-Friendly Pinball Machine

There’s really only one good use for a mobile device in portrait mode: playing digital pinball games. Even on a much smaller scale, simulated pinball can be mindless fun, but to maximise the experience you need this Nintendo Switch accessory that adds proper arcade flipper buttons to the portable console. Read More >>

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Nintendo Promises the Switch Shortage Will End Soon

If you’re like a lot of folks who considered buying a Nintendo Switch to help pass the time while quarantined, you’ve probably noticed that Nintendo’s incredibly popular console has pretty much been sold out across the country for the past couple weeks. Read More >>

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GameCube-Inspired Dock Brings Old School Controllers and Wireless Headphones to Switch

Although the Nintendo Switch includes a dock that works just fine for connecting to a TV, it’s not perfect. Some have reported it’s actually scratched their portable’s screen, and its functionality is barebones. Now’s the perfect time to give your Switch an upgrade with a dock that does more than just pay homage to the GameCube. Read More >>

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Veteran Jedi Academy PC Players Are Joining Online Console Games and Slaughtering Opponents

The people wanted crossplay in games, and they got it. After debuting on the original Xbox and PCs back in 2003, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has been ported to the Nintendo Switch and PS4, complete with online multiplayer. But new players are finding that feature a challenge as veteran PC players have figured out how to join servers hosting console games and are absolutely wiping out their opponents. Read More >>

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This App Promises to Turn Android Phones Into Extra Nintendo Switch Controllers

Multiplayer is a great way to breath new life into a video game you’ve lost interest in, but if you’re in need of extra controllers to let family or roommates join you for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this simple app promises to turn your Android smartphone into a wireless Joy-Con. Read More >>

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Nintendo Has a Cloud Problem

Nintendo showed off its latest first-party title, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, yesterday, and the reception was mostly good. However, gamesindustry.biz noted that there’s at least one big problem with the yet-to-be-released game: you’re pretty screwed if you lose your save. Read More >>

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The Most Innovative Gadgets of the Decade

This decade we saw the smartphone move from overpriced gadget to something more necessary than a laptop or desktop. We saw the e-reader settle on a design so perfect it’s barely changed in seven years. We saw games systems that made us rethink how we game and laptops that made us rethink what a good laptop should look like. There were incredible wearables, and remarkable VR systems, and drones so well designed practically anyone can fly them. Below are the most innovative gadgets of the decade – the ones that will continue to matter long after the devices themselves become obsolete. Read More >>

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Spotify Says It Still Has No Plans for Nintendo Switch Support and It Wouldn’t Tell You if It Did

Two years after a forum thread on having Spotify support on the Nintendo Switch, the music streaming app still isn't on there. Read More >>

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Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure Tricked Me Into Liking Squats, But the Calorie-Burn Was Lacking

As long as people want to lose weight, there’s always going to be some sort of fitness grift – be it super-expensive treadmills with on-demand classes, a mirror that guides you through workouts, or the army of Peloton knockoff bikes. It’d be fair if your first impulse would be to group Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure for the Switch into that pile of dubious, gamified fitness schlock. The Ring-Con looks stupid. Running in place in your living room also looks stupid. If you have an ounce of common sense, you know this thing isn’t going to turn your flabby tum into rock-solid washboard abs. But here’s why you should consider buying it anyway: Ring Fit Adventure makes exercise genuinely fun. Read More >>

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Nintendo’s Week-Old Switch Lite Added to Joy-Con Drift Lawsuit

In the ongoing saga of Nintendo’s Joy-Con drift problem, it appears even the Switch Lite isn’t immune. On Saturday complaints about the barely week-old system were added to a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo. Read More >>