Nintendo Japan’s new Switch bundle drops the dock

Once Nintendo’s online service for the Switch launches this fall its cloud saves will make it easier to swap between systems, and now there’s even more reason to nab a second one — at least in Japan. The company just announced a “Switch Second Unit Set” there that ships without the TV/charging dock, Joy-con grip, power cord and HDMI cable …

This Japanese VR arcade put me inside ‘Mario Kart’

Back when Bandai Namco opened its first VR arcade in Tokyo last April, I was keen to check out its various HTC Vive-powered VR games. My first ride there would have been Gundam VR: Daiba Assault, just so I could get a taste of what it’s like hitching a ride on a Gundam’s hand. The problem was by the time …