Many will likely get a games console this Christmas but, equally, there will be plenty who get the cash instead.That means they might be yet to choose which machine to buy.You have the ground-breaking Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One S. Then, for those with a larger budget, there are the 4K gaming powerhouses, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.That's a lot to consider, which is why we look at the five major games consoles to see which would best suit you.HardwareThe Nintendo Switch is markedly different from its rivals in hardware terms. Without going too deep into the specifications, it has a mobile processing architecture from Nvidia that is a heavily modified Tegra X1 chipset, while the PlayStation and Xbox consoles all opt for more conventional computing power.On the Switch, games have the potential of running in 1080p 60fps when in docked mode and fed to a TV, 720p 60fps on its own integrated screen when on the move. Most Xbox One S and standard PS4 games run … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?
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Every single Smash Bros. character is headed to the Nintendo Switch with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coming to stores Dec. 7. Thursday, the game's director Masahrio Sakurai walked fans through the final prerelease Nintendo Direct, showcasing the final playable characters, a new Spirits mode and a more detailed look at the game's online features.So far, it looks like Smash Bros. Ultimate is living up to its name. The game features every single Smash Bros. character yet (and new additions such as Castlevania's Simon Belmont and yes, a Piranha Plant), more than 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and countless other additions to the long-running franchise. And our resident Smash Bros. competitive expert has given it a tentative thumbs-up after getting an early hands-on with the game.Here's everything we know so far about what could be the single-most anticipated game for the Nintendo Switch, from new characters, online modes, Spirits to Nintendo's DLC plans. Or, if you're totally new … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch: Everything you need to know
With Xbox Play Anywhere, Microsoft gives Xbox One and PC players the ability to game together online, and third-party releases like Fortnite have opened up the floodgates further by allowing cross-platform play between all consoles, PC, and mobile platforms. Nintendo allows cross-platform play for certain games on the Switch, but the company will not be offering the feature in its own first-party games. Speaking at an investors meeting, new Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa expressed Nintendo’s willingness to continue working with third-party partners interested in cross-platform play, but shot down the chance of similar functionality coming to series like Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros. “That said, we have absolutely no plans to offer any Nintendo games as cross-platform titles at this time.” Nintendo has often operated in ways that go against the industry standard — there’s no other way a tablet hybrid console could be made in 2018 — but … [Read more...] about Nintendo will not offer cross-platform play for its first-party games
The next Nintendo mobile games may be The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong, finally bringing two of the company’s most popular franchises to smartphones. The arrival of the two franchises to mobile gaming was hinted by trademarks that the company filed this month, Destructoid reported, citing Japanese Nintendo. The two trademarks are for The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and Mario vs. Donkey Kong, filed as “program for home video game machine, downloadable video game program, and program for smartphone.” The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was first released for the Nintendo DS in 2009, and re-released for the Wii U Virtual Console in 2016. Mario Vs. Donkey Kong, meanwhile, first appeared on the Game Boy Advance in 2004, with subsequent versions gracing the Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U. Rumors of a The Legend of Zelda smartphone game have been making the rounds since last year, after the success of Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes. The report … [Read more...] about Nintendo may finally bring ‘The Legend of Zelda’ and ‘Donkey Kong’ to mobile
Best Nintendo Switch games With Nintendo's paid online service finally here, what better time to piece together a guide to the best Nintendo Switch Online games out there?Nintendo Switch Online launched only in September, bringing a paid subscription service for accessing online play, alongside a host of other features like cloud saves and retro game emulation. The paid online service isn't necessary for playing most games on the Nintendo Switch eShop, but you'll still need it if you want to get the most out of your multiplayer titles.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 to Nintendo Switch Online after paying for a $300 / £300 console, these are the local co-op and online multiplayer games that get all the better for having the Nintendo Switch Online service.Looking to enhance your experience? Check out our picks of thebest Nintendo Switch accessoriesOr not got … [Read more...] about Best Nintendo Switch Online Games: 11 best online games for co-op and versus multiplayer