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Get some bang for your buck with these Nintendo Switch console deals at Walmart

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the rearview mirror, but you can still find great deals on consoles this holiday season. If you missed out on snagging a Nintendo Switch on a discount, Walmart has multiple Switch deals to take advantage of starting Sunday, December 9. Nintendo Switch ‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ bundle […]

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Nintendo joins the limited-mobility club with Xbox Adaptive Controller (unofficially)

Enlarge / All of those Xbox Adaptive Controller ports can now work with the Nintendo Switch… if you buy a $ 25-ish adapter. Sam Machkovech The May unveil of the Xbox Adaptive Controller included a pledge from Microsoft: the company didn’t care if other gaming companies jumped on board, or even piggybacked on Microsoft’s product, […]

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Nintendo Switch vs. Xbox One: Can the new hybrid best the established console?

Nate Barrett/Digital Trends Nate Barrett/Digital Trends The Nintendo Switch, as with many Nintendo systems, seeks to innovate on what we view as the traditional video game console. As a “hybrid console,” the Switch offers a form of play similar to that of its competitors — namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — while acting as a bridge between Nintendo’s home […]

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Nintendo recommits to “keep the business going” for 3DS

Enlarge / Can’t afford a Switch? Mario has a suggestion for you… Nintendo of America In the age of the Nintendo Switch, the company’s older 3DS handheld tends to get the short end of the stick in terms of press and player attention. But Nintendo has maintained that it’s not going to abandon the dedicated […]

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Before crucial holiday season, Nintendo struggles as Sony shines

Enlarge / An article about Sony’s and Nintendo’s console fortunes seems a good excuse to run a photo of their decades-old failed console collaboration. Sam Machkovech As 2017 came to a close, Nintendo was busy reveling in Switch sales that were exceeding expectations while Sony’s PlayStation 4 was showing signs that its strong sales had […]

Emerging Tech

How to connect a Nintendo Switch controller to your PC

There’s one serious benefit that’s come from Nintendo’s choice to use standard Bluetooth technology in the Switch and it’s that you can easily use the console’s unique controllers on a PC, Mac, and Android devices. That includes the Joy-Cons and the Switch Pro Controller, the latter of which is an additional $ 70 expense that’s totally worth it. […]

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Nintendo gives Switch subscribers decked-out NES Zelda save file

Ooooh, I like new things! What’s so “Special!” about this new Zelda? That’s… not the usual starting screen. It’s dangerous to go alone. Take all of this stuff! Best read in a Robin Leach voice. Subscribers to Nintendo’s paid Switch Online service got an unexpected surprise today. Alongside the expected released of three new downloadable […]

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Nintendo president: “I compete for time,” not against Xbox, PlayStation

Enlarge / Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime poses with the wildly successful Nintendo Switch. Sam Machkovech SEATTLE—Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime appeared at Seattle’s Geekwire Summit on Wednesday to speak broadly about the company’s future, and, while the talk didn’t include new product reveals, it proved illuminating about what […]

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Nintendo reveals it invented “Bowsette” before the Internet did

This month’s major Nintendo Direct video presentation included a reveal of another New Super Mario Bros. game—a Switch port of its last Wii U installment—with one curious twist. It includes a few new playable characters, and one of those, Toadette, can don a crown power-up and turn into a Toadette-Peach hybrid dubbed Peachette. Fans didn’t take […]

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The best Nintendo Switch exclusives (September 2018)

The Nintendo Switch has managed to rack up a huge number of great games since its launch over two years ago. It seems that the Japanese video game company has finally started listening to the demands from their western fans for more third-party titles, and more importantly, fresh additions to everyone’s favorite Nintendo franchises. We’ve compiled […]

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Nintendo Direct presentation delayed after earthquake hits Japan

The holiday game rush is quickly approaching, and Nintendo will soon host a 35-minute Nintendo Direct presentation that focuses on its upcoming titles. The Nintendo Direct event was initially scheduled take place at 6 p.m. ET on September 6. However, due to an earthquake that struck Hokkaido, Japan, Nintendo was forced to delay it. A new […]

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The best Nintendo Switch games (August 2018)

The Nintendo Switch has been on a tear since it launched last year. Starting off strong with what ended up being 2017’s Game of the Year — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — it kept up its momentum with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and the wonderful Super Mario Odyssey. This […]

Computer

How to Use a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on a PC

The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is one of the priciest “baseline” controllers in the current console generation, but it’s also sturdy, feels good to play with, has an excellent direction pad, and features impressive motion sensors and vibration systems. On top of all of that, it uses Bluetooth, so you don’t need an adapter to […]