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I Can’t Wait to Play This Nintendo Switch Battery

The Nintendo Switch is a tiny console with tiny controllers all powered by tiny batteries with tiny capacities. Charging is just part of life with the Switch, which is why it’s spawned hundreds of power accessories, including this portable battery that looks like the most boring Switch game you can play. Read More >>

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The Coolest Hardware Shown Off at E3 2017

E3 is is just finishing off and that means there's a lot of crazy gaming gear to look over! From Microsoft’s latest Xbox to a tiny Atari 2600, here’s the coolest stuff we saw this week. Read More >>

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How to Turn Your Smartphone Into an (Almost) Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s questionable supply chain strategies mean there are still gamers trying to get their hands on a Switch, two months after its release. But why bother trying to hunt down another console when the smartphone in your pocket can already do almost everything the Switch can — with a few upgrades. Read More >>

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First Zelda: Breath Of The Wild DLC Lets You Dress Up Like A Korok

We have our first look at DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and it's pretty great. Read More >>

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Peta Berates Nintendo For “Taking All The Cruelty Out Of Milking”

Nintendo recently got a letter from a farm, asking if they'd be willing to come and try milking a cow for real, since they'd "taken all the challenge out of it" in their daft milking game for 1-2-Switch: Read More >>

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We Didn’t Know We Wanted A SwitchCube Til Someone ‘Shopped One

Sometimes you don't know what you want until you see it. In our case, we had no idea we were hankering for a GameCube edition of the Nintendo Switch until Redditor IanMazgelis made a mockup: Read More >>

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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 >>