Now that it’s one-year-old, there’s no better time to get a shiny new Nintendo Switch, sans fingerprints, smudges, and other imperfections. And now that you’ve got the hot handheld/console hybrid, you probably want to make sure it stays that pristine. You’ll first want to make sure you’re careful putting it in and taking out of its dock, but you’ll also want to get a case that’ll keep it safe. Sure, you could just throw any old game character sleeve on it and call it a day, but why not opt for something that protects? Here are some of your best options so you can keep your Switch just as awesome-looking as when you took it out of the box. WaterField Designs SwitchPack After listening to consumer feedback, WaterField Designs wants the SwitchPack ($130) to be the new standard for Switch cases going into the device’s second year. It’s compact enough to be something you can legitimately call portable. But it also has room for Switch … [Read more...] about Protect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome Cases
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Monster Hunter World has been a pretty big hit for Capcom, to say the least. After decades of trying, World finally got mainstream Western audiences to care about the uber-niche Monster Hunter franchise that was previously only popular in Japan. The result is a game that’s not only Capcom’s fastest-selling game but now its best-selling game period at over 7.5 million copies shipped. Sorry Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Resident Evil. That’s a lot of folks who are enjoying the next-generation monster hunting and cat costuming. But you know who can’t get in on that action? Nintendo Switch owners. After initial years on Sony hardware, Monster Hunter’s last few releases were exclusive to Nintendo systems like the 3DS. But Monster Hunter World’s streamlined, graphically revamped take on the series is powered by the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (and eventually PC). Naturally, that left some Switch owners feeling left out in the cold, especially … [Read more...] about Monster Hunter World and the Nintendo Switch Port Thirst
For a long time, Nintendo hasn't been a gaming company that touts the latest and greatest technology to sell its hardware. While Sony and Microsoft vie for the 4K crown with the powerful PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, for example, Nintendo has announced a DIY cardboard accessory for the Nintendo Switch that makes use of motion sensors and infrared.It’s a somewhat risky approach that doesn’t always work – just look at the tragedy that was the Wii U – but when Nintendo gets the recipe right, you can be guaranteed of something pretty special. After one year of success with the Switch, it would appear that this is one of those times Nintendo’s calculated risk has paid off.The Nintendo Switch is far from the most powerful console on the market, but Nintendo has never promised power. Instead, it promises accessibility, fun and play on a system that makes the most of what it has. That’s the thing about Nintendo – it uses relatively inexpensive … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch’s success shows that gaming is about more than graphics
Blizzard on Twitter earlier this week shared a video of a demon-themed nightlight being turned on and off. The video’s caption read, “Sweet Dreams.” Naturally, because it’s Diablo and because the nightlight literally has an on / off switch, people assumed this was Blizzard’s clever way of hinting that Diablo is destined for Nintendo’s Switch handheld. The tweet spawned plenty of online discussion but before getting too excited, you should hear Blizzard’s response. When pinged for question, a Blizzard spokesperson told Polygon via e-mail that the post was meant to be a fun community engagement piece. “We can assure you we’re not that clever,” the rep said, adding that they have nothing to announce. Sweet dreams. pic.twitter.com/tZvCnjjzWb — Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) February 28, 2018 Intentional or not, the tweet has people talking and that’s a good thing. Nintendo has a reputation as a … [Read more...] about Is Blizzard bringing Diablo to the Nintendo Switch?
I think the first time that I ever used a Nintendo game console was an SNES plugged into a TV parked on the sidewalk outside an electronics shop in Ginza, Tokyo in the spring of 1991. In fact, I think this may have been the first time I had ever used a video game console of any kind, period. Though I had played arcade games and was the proud owner of a Game Boy, I don’t remember ever playing on a proper console prior to that trip to Tokyo. If I had, it was literally a very forgettable experience. Yet I vividly remember standing on that sidewalk and being enthralled by the most futuristic video game I had ever played: F-Zero. At the time, it seemed so fast and intense. Even though I grew increasingly frustrated by my constant crashing, I still remember how excited I was playing that game. It was like being on a day trip to the future. 27 years later, I have finally become the proud owner of my first ever game console: the Nintendo Switch. It’s a rather ironic choice as … [Read more...] about How the Nintendo Switch finally turned me into a gamer