Nintendo Switch homebrew is possible, but there’s a catch

Resourceful hackers have long been rejuvenating Nintendo’s consoles past their sell-by dates. Armed with in-game exploits, the homebrew community persistently overcame updates to release unofficial emulators and apps for the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS. But, is Nintendo’s latest console as hackable as its predecessors? A bunch of enthusiasts have been tinkering away for months to solve that riddle, and …

The best Nintendo Switch games

The Nintendo Switch is an excellent game console. If you don’t want to quit collecting Power Moons in Super Mario Odyssey but need a change of scenery from your living room, that’s entirely doable. Simply take the tablet out of its dock, slide your Joy-cons back on and you can pick up right where you left off, regardless of venue. …

Preview ‘LA Noire’ Switch gameplay before next week’s launch

Excited to try LA Noire on your Switch November 14th? Good, because Rockstar Games has something to help make the wait a little easier: A gameplay trailer of the detective simulator running on Nintendo’s hybrid portable/home console. From the looks of it, using touchscreen controls for things like adjusting a cypher or making interrogation choices looks pretty natural, but we’ll …

What we’re playing: ‘Super Beat Sports’ and ‘Animal Crossing’

Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they’ve been playing in their downtime. This month we’ve been loving Super Beat Sports and Stardew Valley and taking an early look at Nintendo’s Animal Crossing mobile game. But first, let Kris Naudus tell you about the scariest dating sim she’s ever played. Author:  Source: Engadget

Korg’s Gadget music production app is coming to Nintendo Switch

It looks like Korg is bringing its Gadget music-making app to the Nintendo Switch next spring. There isn’t a ton known about it at the moment, but given the name, it seems like it’s a port of the synth company’s end-to-end iOS and Mac music production suite. According to Japanese publication 4Gamer (translated), the software will support motion controls and …

Nintendo expects Switch will beat Wii U lifetime sales in a year

Nintendo has announced it’s sold a further 2.93 million Switch consoles over the latest quarter, reaching just shy of 8 million units total. After another strong quarter, the company is now aiming to sell 14 million units by the time the Switch turns one year old — up from 10 million it aimed for previously. It’s also increased its forecast …

An appreciation of 2017’s in-game shopkeepers

In-game shops are more than handy outlets to transform random metal scraps and tired old gear into new and useful items. Shops offer a reprieve from the action of whichever digital world you’ve entered, allowing you to take a moment, breathe and consider the situation from afar. Do you want to play as a gun-toting tank or a sneaky spy? …

‘Stardew Valley’ comes to Nintendo Switch on October 5th

While we’ve known that indie farm simulator Stardew Valley is coming to the Nintendo Switch since 2016, its exact release date remained a mystery for almost a year. Now, its creator has finally revealed when it’ll be available… a few days before it comes out for the hybrid console. You can start planting crops, fish, cook and form relationships with …

It took six months for my Nintendo Switch to run out of space

When Nintendo announced that its next game console was going to come with just 32GB of internal storage, my heart sank. I’d been planning to go all digital for the Nintendo Switch — making it a portable console that always had my favorite games on tap at a moment’s notice. Instead, I found myself pre-ordering the console with a physical …

‘Golf’ Easter egg on the Switch may be a tribute to Satoru Iwata

It sounds like that hidden version of Golf on the Nintendo Switch may actually a tribute to the company’s late president, Satoru Iwata. A group of enterprising hackers (including “yellowS8” from our last report) discovered that unlocking it is limited to one day per year: July 11th, the day Iwata passed after battling cancer. You can’t just go in and …

Nintendo’s Switch is secretly hiding a copy of NES ‘Golf’

Much to the joy of its acolytes, Nintendo recently promised to revive the NES Classic Edition in 2018. But, the nostalgia trip doesn’t end there. As it turns out, the company’s latest console may carry a NES emulator. Hackers have found the system wrapped around an existing game hidden inside the Switch. The title in question is dubbed “FLOG,” and …

‘Travis Strikes Again’ puts 15 indie titles in one Suda51 game

Nintendo went all out this week showcasing a slew of high-profile games heading to the Switch, 3DS and 2DS — titles like Doom, Wolfenstein II and Pokemon Gold. But, just last month, Nintendo was all about indie love. That’s when the company and renowned ultra-violent game director Goichi “Suda51” Suda revealed Travis Strikes Again, the third title in the No …

‘Doom’ is coming to Nintendo Switch this holiday season

Any Switch owner will tell you that ports are a big part of the console’s ecosystem. Nintendo has already ported games like Mario Kart 8 to the convertible console, and upcoming titles like L.A. Noire and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim promise to fill out the library even further — but so far, the Switch hasn’t had any ports of …

‘Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ heads to Nintendo Switch next year

First-person shooter fans won’t just have to settle for playing last year’s hit Doom on their Switch. During today’s Nintendo Direct, the company revealed that its flagship console is getting the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, though Switch players will have to wait until 2018, long after it launches on other systems next month. <strong>Source: </strong><a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-njR2hNfHA”>Nintendo Direct …

Play ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ in style with this themed Switch bundle

If you’ve been waiting for the next mainline Mario game to pick up a Switch, Nintendo has a bundle just for you. Today during its Nintendo Direct stream, the company announced a Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch bundle, complete with Red joy-cons styled after the mascot’s hat, a red carrying case bearing the game’s logo and a full digital copy …

Nintendo will show off more ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ on Wednesday

Apple isn’t the only company showing off new stuff this week. Nintendo has announced it’ll hold a 45-minute Direct stream this Wednesday at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific. What’s on tap? “Information mainly focused on what’s headed to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS over the next few months,” according to an email from the gaming titan. Oh, and the announcement …

Nintendo and Western Digital bring branded SD cards to Switch

Nintendo has partnered with Western Digital on a line of officially official SanDisk microSDXC cards for its Switch console. What makes them so different? Well, Mario and Link are on the packaging and the 64-and-128 gigabyte cards have Nintendo branding printed on them. Nope, no 400GB cards featuring Wario just yet. And that’s the extent of it. The cards will …

Kid Koala drops the beat in ‘Floor Kids’ for Switch this fall

Floor Kids heads to Nintendo Switch this holiday season, featuring badass breakdancing moves, hand-drawn art, and music by Kid Koala, a member of legendary hip hop group Deltron 3030 and one of the DJs behind Baby Driver‘s soundtrack. The game’s characters first appeared in 2007 within a series of short, animated films that were incorporated into Kid Koala’s concerts. But, …