Gaming

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 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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Oculus Go: How to use PS4, Xbox One, and Switch controllers

The Oculus Go is a wonderful VR headset that’s easy to jump into with a great motion controller to play games with. But, sometimes, you just can’t beat the response and control afforded by a proper gamepad. Oculus Go allows you to connect a more traditional controller via Bluetooth. But, don’t worry, you don’t have […]

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. […]

Gears & Gadgets

HP updates Spectre x360 2-in-1s with webcam privacy switch, more battery life

New features up the privacy and practicality chops of the 2018 HP Spectre x360 13. HP Of course, HP managed to slim down the new model, which now measures 14.5mm thick and weighs 2.9 pounds. HP New angled corners allow for an extra USB-C port to connect to peripherals or to charge the device. HP […]

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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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You can now share your Switch game downloads across consoles

Enlarge / John can now switch between two Switch consoles. Switch owners can now easily load digital software purchases onto more than one console following a firmware update that was rolled out last night. Switch firmware version 6.0.0, which is necessary to use the new Switch Online service, introduces the ability to associate “non-primary consoles” […]

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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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Cloud saves will not be supported on all Switch titles

The Nintendo Switch’s paid online plan is set to launch later this month. The service touts a number of features, such as online multiplayer, access to retro games, and cloud storage. Sadly, that last feature will not be available on every game including some first-party titles. Users on the ResetEra forums discovered that the description for […]

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Nintendo’s promised cloud saves on Switch won’t work for every game

Enlarge / A few Nintendo Switch games’ save files will be stuck on your console even if you pay for cloud-save support, as per Nintendo’s latest confirmations. Aurich Lawson The first paid online service for Nintendo Switch, simply named Nintendo Switch Online, is set to arrive at some point later this month, and we’re still […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Nintendo’s Switch has been hiding a buried “VrMode” for over a year

A previous, browser-based proof-of-concept test from YouTuber Nintendrew shows how Switch-based VR could work. YoutTube / Nintendrew Hackers have uncovered and tested a screen-splitting “VR Mode” that has been buried in the Switch’s system-level firmware for over a year. The discovery suggests that Nintendo at least toyed with the idea that the tablet system could […]

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The Best Nintendo Switch Accessories of 2018

The Nintendo Switch is already an impressive home game console and handheld system, but it can do even more with these peripherals and add-ons. Check out the best Switch accessories you can buy. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The Nintendo Switch […]