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

This article was published in its original form back in June, and has been updated to reflect YouTube's recent launch on the Switch. Read More >>

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Give Your Old GameCube Controllers Wireless Superpowers With This Simple Switch Adapter

Kirby and I will fight anyone that dares suggest the Nintendo GameCube didn’t introduce one of the best controller designs of all time. Countless Super Smash Bros. devotees agree with that sentiment, which is why Nintendo has even re-released it. But it’s 8Bitdo that’s created the best way to actually use a classic GameCube controller with your Switch. Read More >>

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Tinkerer Builds More Durable Version of Nintendo Labo Toys Using Lego

When I reviewed Nintendo’s Labo kits a few months ago, I was genuinely impressed that the company had managed to create playable accessories out of cardboard. However, a few months later they’re starting to show some wear and tear, and glue and tape can only go so far when it comes to repairing them. That’s why I love the idea of recreating the Labo toys using infinitely repairable Lego. 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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Nintendo Labo’s True Promise

As far back as the NES, the video game industry has been trying to sell us unnecessary accessories. (Remember R.O.B.?) Companies have occasionally come up with fun alternatives to playing with a controller—think Guitar Herobut when you eventually finish or get bored of a game, you’re left with a mountain of unwanted plastic—think Rock Band. That’s where Nintendo Labo is different, it encourages gameplay experimentation, without all the guilt. Read More >>

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Clever Hacker Got His Nintendo Switch to Work On an 80s Sony Watchman Without Any Wires

Before the Nintendo Switch, iPhone, and even the Game Boy, the 1986 Sony Watchman was my first gadget obsession. When the digital TV switchover happened a few years ago, my handheld TV was relegated to a drawer as there’s now nothing to watch on it. But that’s why I’m super excited to see that someone has figured out how to get their Switch running on its tiny, black-and-white screen. Read More >>

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Why Buy A Nintendo Switch When You Can Make Your Own With A Raspberry Pi?

First answer: it's easier to buy one. And that's cool. But there are people who, given a Raspberry Pi, a 3D printer and a stick of chewing gum, are going to build their own facsimile running emulation software so they can play whatever they like. Christopher Foote is one such person. The fruits of his labour: the "PiSwitch". Read More >>

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Nintendo Switch Online Will Now be Launching in September

Despite the fact it's been nearly a year since it launched, the Nintendo Switch still doesn't have a dedicated online service ala Xbox Live or PS Plus. Nintendo initially promised it would arrive at an unspecified point in early 2018, but now it's confirmed that date has been pushed back to September. Read More >>

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It’s Been a Good Run, But Miitomo Had to Die

Oh Miitomo, it seems like it was just yesterday when you arrived on phones as Nintendo’s first mobile app, bringing a tiny bit of that Mario joy and magic to the small screen. But after less than three years on the market, Nintendo is killing off the Miitomo app in just a few months on May 9th. Read More >>

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Nintendo Risks Pissing Off Developers With Delay of 64 GB Game Cards

One of the only major complaints about the Nintendo Switch is that games are too big to fit on its cartridges and its internal memory is too small to handle the overflow. Now, a plan to address that issue by manufacturing larger 64 GB game cartridges has been delayed until 2019, running the risk of pissing off third-party developers. Read More >>

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People Prefer Playing With the Nintendo Switch in Handheld Mode

It's no secret that the Nintendo Switch's hybrid handheld functionality is part of what makes it so popular. Who wouldn't want a console-tier gaming device that you can carry around in your bag? Now Nintendo has confirmed that popularity, noting that a lot of people prefer to play their Switch's in handheld mode and away from the TV. Read More >>

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Switch’s Gamecube Controller Support Was an Accident, Says Nintendo

Last week people discovered that the Switch's latest software update also came with support for Gamecube controllers, which could be plugged into the console's dock using an adaptor originally sold for the Wii U. Now it turns out that this wasn't meant to happen. Read More >>

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The Nintendo Switch Now Supports GameCube Controllers

If you're a stickler for the older hardware, preferring the feel of the GameCube's asymmetrical controls to these modern 'Pro' gamepads, you're in luck. The Switch's 4.0 update (which dropped last week) came with support for the classic GameCube control pads. Read More >>