Nintendo Switch controllers, namely the Joy-Cons and the Pro controller, will soon be supported by Google Chrome, showcasing Google’s future plans for gaming. A new commit titled “Improve support for Nintendo Switch gamepads” was spotted in Chromium’s Gerrit source code management by 9to5Google. The Nintendo Switch Pro controller had early support on Linux, but the new code looks to expand compatibility by adding the Joy-Cons. Instead of just improving support for the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, which may be connected through USB and Bluetooth, the commit also seeks to add Chrome support for Bluetooth connections with Joy-Cons, both as a pair and as separate devices, and even the Joy-Con Charging Grip through USB. Chrome’s support is possible through the standard Gamepad API, which means that developers will be able to easily enable Nintendo Switch controllers in their games and apps. There is no definite timeline yet as to when the support for … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch controllers will soon be compatible with Google Chrome
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Despite the Nintendo Switch’s portability and meteoric popularity, Nintendo isn’t quite ready to let its traditional handheld console market go the way of the Western. Since the Switch’s release, the 3DS has received Metroid: Samus Returns, WarioWare Gold, Luigi’s Mansion, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, and Hey! Pikmin. Still, it was a bit surprising when Nintendo announced a new addition to the Nintendo 3DS “family” of consoles — the New Nintendo 2DS XL, just months after the Switch launched. Yet, with Nintendo’s continued support of 3DS platforms and the already stellar back catalogue of available games, it isn’t too late to jump in on the fun by picking up a dedicated handheld system. With OG Nintendo 3DS models long phased out, and the smaller, New Nintendo 3DS ceasing production, you’re down to three options: New Nintendo 2DS XL, New Nintendo … [Read more...] about Nintendo 2DS XL vs. Nintendo 3DS XL: Which handheld reigns supreme?
The Nintendo Switch has been incredibly successful in its relatively short lifespan. And it offers something different from the norm, considering it is both home and portable games consoles in one.That's why we expect many to snap one up and what better than time than during the massive Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.So check out the best Switch offers below.You should also looks out for some amazing bargains on the games themselves.Best Nintendo Switch deals on Black Friday quick linksBelow are quick links straight to the Black Friday deals pages for the top retailers, just in case you're looking for something that we haven't covered. Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch dealsAmazon's Nintendo Switch deals started shortly before Black Friday last year, so expect the same to happen this year too.Some of the deals were only available to Prime Members, so if you didn't have Prime you might have lost out - so now might be a good time to sign-up.• … [Read more...] about Best Nintendo Switch deals for Black Friday 2018: Switch bundle bargains and more
Best Nintendo Switch games Get ready for Nintendo Switch, round two. When the Nintendo Switch Online service launched in September, it marked a new stage for the house of Mario, which had proved its resurgence with the runaway success of its half-portable, half-home console. But what games actually come with online functionality and are going to help you get the most out of Nintendo Switch Online?Yes, this is a paid service, and yes, anyone playing online multiplayer before this month will have been able to use a lot of those features for free. (We know.)But this is the boat we're in, and Nintendo's paywall is in keeping with the likes of Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus, which charge significantly higher monthly or subscription fees.So whether you're a Nintendo Switch owner looking to make the most of the online service, or just someone wanting to know why the hell they should sign up after paying for a $300 / £300 console, these are the local co-op and online … [Read more...] about Best Nintendo Switch Online Games: The best online games for co-op and versus multiplayer
You can now customize your news feed on Nintendo Switch with important information for games you are most interested in. The feature is called Channels, and each Channel offers different content. For example, The New Frontier Days channel has guides and tips for using the game, while Splatoon 2's channel offers news and updates. As of August 28, 2018, Nintendo has added a dedicated Nindies independent games channel where you can follow all the latest news about your favorite and soon to be favorite indie games. Here's how to add Channels to your news feed. How to find and add Channels on Nintendo Switch You can find all of the Channels available so far and add them to your feed all at once. Select News from the Home screen on your Nintendo Switch. Select Find Channels in the upper right corner of the News page. Select Follow Channel next to each Channel you want to follow. News and updates for these Channels will be added to your news feed, along with the other general news … [Read more...] about How to set up and use Channels on Nintendo Switch