Nintendo Switch still uses friend codes for some reason

As recently as January, we were told that Nintendo’s awful friend code system for finding and adding buddies for multiplayer games would be no more. That made us hope a better system for adding Switch contacts was on the way. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime even told CNET, “There are no friend codes within what we’re doing.” It turns …

Nintendo finally gives us a glimpse at the Switch eShop

The launch of Nintendo’s very hyped (and very strange) Switch is only a couple of days away. And we’re only just now getting our first look at its digital storefront the Switch eShop. If you’ve touched an electronic device at all in the last few years, the interface should seem pretty familiar. It’s clean and simple, with sidebar shortcuts for …

Everything you don’t want to know about the Nintendo Switch

Being a Nintendo fan is often an exercise in managing expectations. For years, we’ve watched the company just miss the mark with online services, third-party game availability and outdated hardware specifications. The frustration of seeing a company you like make so many odd decisions can wear you down. Now, Nintendo is about to release a new game console, and as …

Nintendo Switch will launch without a Virtual Console

With the Switch launch only eight days away, Nintendo has finally broken its silence on what online features gamers can expect at launch. Disappointingly, the gaming giant revealed that early adopters won’t be able to dip into the game company’s vast back catalog, with Nintendo confirming that the Switch’s Virtual Console service won’t be there day one. In a bid …