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The Nintendo Switch’s Online Service Arrives Late Next Month

We've been waiting for Nintendo to launch its online service for the Switch for a while now, along with any perks it has beyond simply being allowed to play online. We got some details, including the tentative September release date, back in February, but now Nintendo has given us even more ideas on what to expect. Read More >>

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This Kit Lets You Make Your Old SNES Controllers Completely Wireless

For five years, 8Bitdo has been creating near-perfect wireless clones of your favourite classic gamepads, improving the experience of emulating retro games on modern devices. But if near-perfect isn’t perfect enough for your discerning gaming tastes, the company is now selling kits that should make it dead easy to upgrade your original Nintendo and Sega controllers with Bluetooth, without requiring any electronics know-how, or soldering. Read More >>

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You Can Now Use Wireless Headphones With Your Nintendo Switch Thanks to This Dongle

If your smartphone of choice has forced you to upgrade to wireless headphones, you probably hate having to swap them out for a corded pair when you want to play your Nintendo Switch with a little privacy. The portable console doesn’t come with Bluetooth, but a tiny dongle called the Genki does, theoretically making it easy to upgrade your Switch so it plays nice with your wireless headphones. Read More >>

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The Nintendo Classic Mini Returns Today But I’m More Excited About This Wireless Controller

When the  Nintendo Classic Mini: NES was first released, we deemed the £36 8Bitdo NES30 as the best wireless controller alternative for the tiny console. But now that Nintendo is selling the Nintendo Classic Mini once again starting today, I’m more excited for 8Bitdo’s new gamepad that’s an even better wireless alternative with a cheaper price tag and a dedicated ‘home’ button. Read More >>

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Don’t Play Yourself by Pirating This Nintendo Switch Piracy Software

In a hilarious twist of fate, the creator of Nintendo Switch jailbreaking software SX OS — which helps gamers play pirated games on the console — has been caught slipping anti-piracy countermeasures into its own code, Nintendo Life reports. Read More >>

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Fortnite Is Bad But Sony’s Refusal to Play Nice Is Worse

Earlier this week, Nintendo delighted Fortnite fans by announcing that the game, which might just be the most popular game being played right now, was coming to the Switch immediately. Even better, Switch players would be able to compete with PC and Xbox players, too—instant digital distribution and multiplayer open to all! Nintendo’s announcement felt like a dream come true after years of console makers refusing to play nice. But it isn’t a dream, because Sony continues to flip the bird to its competitors and Fortnite players on the PS4 are being left out in the cold, unable to play with Xbox or Switch gamers. Read More >>

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VR Shoes Were Thankfully Not the Best Hardware We Saw At E3

There were rumours of a PlayStation 5 and news on the next generation of Xbox, but this E3 was ultimately pretty light on the cool hardware. We knew that was the case given the sheer amount of VR accessories most of us can’t or won’t use any time soon. Read More >>

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Talks About Bringing Netflix and YouTube to Switch are “Ongoing” Says Reggie Fils-Aimé

Earlier this week rumours spread that Netflix and YouTube would be coming to Nintendo Switch, after Best Buy accidentally posted that information on its website. The retailer recanted, but the damage was done and many expected Nintendo to announce the news during its E3 showcase later that day. That didn't happen, but now Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has said some words. Read More >>

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The Nintendo Switch Doesn’t Need Netflix, or Any Other Streaming App

Earlier this afternoon (about an hour or two ago), Nintendo had their annual E3 showcase telling us lots of news about the things it's up to. It was expected that this news would include an announcement that Netflix and YouTube apps are coming to the Switch, thanks to a 'leak' from Best Buy, though Nintendo gave it no mention. They wouldn't the first streaming apps to come to the console (that honour goes to Hulu) but they are the most high profile, and ever since the rumours started spreading it's had me thinking about how it's completely unnecessary. The Switch does not need to try and validate itself by supporting streaming apps. Read More >>

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Genius Photography Hacker Makes Adapter to Attach Giant Zoom Lenses to the Game Boy Camera

When it was released 20 years ago, it didn’t matter that the Game Boy Camera took terrible, low-res, black and white images. It was a digital camera kids could buy if they saved up enough pocket money, and the fun factor far outweighed the device’s technical limitations. Even today there’s still a rabid fanbase for it, including designer Bastiaan Ekeler, who managed to hack together a Canon EF lens mount adapter for the toy. Read More >>

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Nintendo Might be Bringing Official Gamecube Controllers to the Switch

Last year Nintendo released an update designed to support third party peripherals on Nintendo Switch, and in the process accidentally added support for Gamecube controllers via the USB adaptor released for the Wii U. Now it looks as though Nintendo might be releasing proper licensed Gamecube controllers for its hybrid console. Read More >>

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This Five-Figure Desktop Might Also Be the Most Outrageous Nintendo Switch Dock Ever Created

The Nintendo Switch is already the hottest console on the block, so how do you go about making it even better? By building a wildly expensive custom gaming desktop with a built-in Switch dock, so you can enjoy the best of the console and PC world, of course. Read More >>

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Stare In Awe, Disbelief, and Envy at This Console-Covered Boombox for Gamers

YouTube’s My Mate VINCE has a knack for wiring modern video game consoles to old-school TVs. After perfecting his skills, he’s hacked together what is undoubtedly his greatest, most absurd creation: a resurrected boombox that lets gamers play their favourite titles anywhere they’re strong enough to carry this monstrosity. Read More >>

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New Nintendo Switch Accessory Makes it Easier to Play on a Table

Nintendo just announced a new official charging stand for the Switch that “makes playing in tabletop mode easier than ever”. Read More >>

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Nintendo Switch’s Online Service Will Finally Let You Back Up Your Saves

Cloud saving will finally come to the Nintendo Switch with the upcoming online service, which launches in September, Nintendo said today. Finally, you won’t have to worry about losing all 200 hours you’ve sunk into Zelda—as long as you’re willing to pay. Read More >>