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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is good, clean, butt-kicking fun

After a few days with the game, I’m no expert. Hell, I’m not even entirely sure I’m confident enough to take on all comers. I am, however, most definitely hooked. This scrappy little gaming upst

Nintendo’s ‘souped-up’ NES Zelda loads you with gear for an easier adventure

Nintendo has set a strange new precedent with the release of Legend of Zelda SP on the Switch: it's essentially the original NES game but Link starts loaded up with good gear and cash. In a way it's n

A new Nintendo Switch is reportedly arriving next year

Nintendo’s been known to upgrade consoles with some regularity. It’s an easy way to keep audiences engaged over the long life of a system. Released in March 2017, the Switch certainly seems due fo

Nintendo got it right again

I worked Circuit City when the PlayStation 2 launched. For weeks, we were sold out, and there was always a crowd around the blue demo unit in the gaming department. It’s easy to see why the Play

Nintendo’s new Labo Vehicle Kit looks like a buggy full of fun

Nintendo has just announced the latest in its Labo series of whimsical cardboard accessories for the Switch gaming console, and this one looks like a must-have. Called the Vehicle Kit for obvious reas

Microsoft and Nintendo release Minecraft trailer focused on cross-play

In the world of gaming, cross-compatibility between platforms has always bene a bit of a white whale. While most players hope for it, console makers and game publishers haven’t always been so wi

Unstoppable exploit in Nintendo Switch opens door to homebrew and piracy

The Nintendo Switch may soon be a haven for hackers, but not the kind that want your data — the kind who want to run SNES emulators and Linux on their handheld gaming consoles. A flaw in an Nvidia c

Nintendo’s Switch took just 10 months to outsell the Wii U

Nintendo’s Switch has only been on sale for 10 months but already it has outsold its predecessor, the Wii U, the flop that heralded Nintendo’s first step into hybrid gaming. The Japanese tech

Nintendo announces raft of new and retro titles for Switch (plus new Mario outfits)

The Switch is getting a bevy of new games that should appeal to a broad variety of players, Nintendo announced today in one of its "Direct" videos. A new Mario Tennis game, updates to Odyssey, some cl

King-size games may have to wait as Nintendo reportedly delays 64-gig Switch cartridges

The Switch may be the most pleasant tech surprise of 2017, but although it has many excellent qualities, excessive storage space is not among them. And it looks like that will continue to be a problem

Nintendo may make as many as 30 million Switches next year

Rumors in early October had Nintendo more than doubling production for the highly successful Switch in order to meet what will almost certainly be crushing demand during the holidays. The company may

Super Mario Odyssey is the US’s fastest-selling Mario of all time

Nintendo's having a good year, and it looks like the latest Mario is set to make it even better. Super Mario Odyssey is the fastest-selling Mario ever, in the U.S. at least, breezing past a million sa

Crunch Report | Square Announces the $999 ‘Professional’ Register

Square announces its new $999 professional Register, GameStop begins a rental subscription pass and Nintendo says Switch will beat the Wii U in sales. All this on Crunch Report.

Super Mario Odyssey is a masterpiece of twists and turns

It's almost unnerving how good Nintendo is at its job — at least, when the wizards there choose to apply themselves. Super Mario Odyssey is a embarrassment of riches, never failing to surprise for h

Switch finishes up 22% in data center IPO

Las Vegas-based data center operator Switch went public on the New York Stock Exchange today, under the ticker "SWCH." After pricing its IPO above the proposed range at $17, the company closed at $

Nintendo bumps Switch production to meet holiday demand

If you were worried you might not be able to pick up a Switch for your loved one (i.e. yourself) in the forthcoming holiday festival of consumerism, worry not. Or a little less, anyway. Nintendo is lo

Nintendo offers new Super Mario Odyssey details and demo of Square’s intriguing ‘Project Octopath Traveler’

Nintendo announced a few items today to hold gamers over until the holiday season — and to appease would-be SNES Classic buyers. It announced a few details of its most anticipated upcoming games and

Nintendo adds PayPal support to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has added a new payment option for eShop purchases on the Nintendo Switch and on its website. Starting today, you can now link your Nintendo account to your PayPal account and pay for future

Nintendo launches Nintendo Switch Online app ahead of Splatoon 2 release

Nintendo just launched a new smartphone app called Nintendo Switch Online. It is a companion app for Nintendo’s latest console and it is now available on iOS and Android for free.

This guy built a travel dock for his Nintendo Switch and I want one

I love my Switch — but man, do I wish Nintendo offered a more compact dock for travelers. Something that fits into a suitcase without getting crushed or taking up way more space than it needs, but s
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