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Nintendo Switch System Updates – Nintendo Switch Wiki Guide

This page contains information on the various system updates released for the Nintendo Switch. The latest updates are listed first, and contain instructions for how to use the new features of each update. Update 3.0.0 adds a host of important functionality changes, from recommending data management to new UI color schemes. The 5 Best Additions to Update 3.0.0 News Channels: Follow a channel to receive updates on specific games. to the News screen > Find …

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Feature: Puzzling Over Dragons with GungHo CEO Kazuki Morishita

As one of the most successful — and addictive — mobile match-threes of all time, GungHo Online Entertainment’s Puzzle & Dragons needs no introduction. Lighting up smartphones from Japan to Europe, North America and beyond, it’s also made quite a splash on Nintendo’s 3DS, thanks to a spin-off RPG and an inspired Super Mario Bros. crossover — both of which made their way West in the combo pack Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & …

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Fan Transforms Old Game Boy Advance SP Into A Nintendo Switch Dock

This used to be an ordinary Game Boy SP until DIY-er Alexander Blake decided to make it into a retro-accessory for his Switch. It’s a lot more work and less sturdy than the one that comes packaged with the console, but you have to admit it looks way cooler. “In the process of tinkering with a second Nintendo Switch Dock, I realized the circuit board was pretty much the exact same size as a Gameboy …

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Nintendo Climbing the Ranks for the Championship Belt in the Wake of E3 2017

Nintendo Comeback Looking Possible After E3 Performance Nintendo is getting older and so are many of their fans. Now, this may feel like an obvious statement, but I’m saying it because, over the past few years, Nintendo seems to have forgotten this more than anyone else. Nintendo has been a beloved staple in gaming since the early 1980s because they have always put out hardware and content with a certain expectation of polish. Now, more than …

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When the going got tough, Nintendo and Microsoft decided to go for broke on video-game strategy

Facing speculation that they would have to reboot or rethink their video game businesses to respond to rival Sony’s dominance, Nintendo and Microsoft instead doubled down on what makes their devices stand out. LOS ANGELES — Nintendo was hemmed in on both sides and in deep trouble. The company’s Wii U video-game console, an effort to add a small, semiportable screen to the hit motion-sensing Wii, was a flop. And Nintendo’s handheld consoles, descendants of …

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Nintendo New 2DS XL review • Eurogamer.net

Six years since the 3DS first launched, Nintendo’s New 2DS XL lets the handheld go out on a high. Forget the standard 2DS – a heavily stripped back version of the console released at a budget price – the 2DS XL is a very different beast. It includes almost all the features of the New 3DS XL, including its extra processing power and 256MB of RAM. You get the C-stick controls and ZL/ZR shoulder buttons …

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Reggie Fils-Aime Explains Nintendo’s Strong Stance Against Fan Made Games

Nintendo has always had a notoriously strong stance against most of the fan-made games that its iconic IPs have inspired. This stance was highlighted yet again during last year’s Game Awards when AM2R and Pokemon Uranium were mysteriously removed from the list of nominees for Best Fan Creation. The sudden disappearance of the two popular fan-made games caused a stir on social media and reignited debates about Nintendo’s position when it comes to these types of …

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I played Nintendo Switch with a stranger on a plane | GamesBeat | Games

I never thought it could happen to me, but it did … I somehow ended up in a Nintendo commercial in real life. On my flight home from E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo game event in Los Angeles), I ended up talking with the person sitting next to me because she saw me playing Nintendo’s hybrid Switch home/handheld console. She asked enough questions about it that I eventually set it up for us to play …

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Nintendo’s 3DS isn’t dead, but it is trapped in the Switch’s shadow

This wasn’t the plan — at least not publically. After Nintendo revealed that the Switch was a hybrid portable, the obvious question bubbled to the surface: Is the new console going to replace the 3DS? The company said “no,” emphatically, and pushed out a short list of new releases that will keep 3DS owners happy in the short term. Indeed, the 3DS has since seen the release of Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia, Poochy & …

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Splatoon 2’s Success as an Esport Will Hinge on Nintendo’s Community Support

Their strategy mapped out, eight jersey-clad players on two teams emerge from the concourse and onto the stage. A stadium full of screaming fans, eager to see a great match, await them. Or do they? If Nintendo has its way, those fans will be there. Last October, the company showed us a vision: thousands of cheering fans filling a stadium to watch squid people shoot paint at each other. It sounds weird, which makes it …

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Nintendo Is Now Worth More Than Sony… Again

(Photo: Nintendo) Nintendo has hit a huge milestone on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today as share values continue to rise. As of this morning, Nintendo hit a market capitalization of roughly $49 billion, compared to Sony’s market cap of roughly $48.5 billion. Market Capitalization is a measure of worth of a company’s outstanding shares. Basically, when you take all of the stock held be shareholders, and multiply that by the current share value, you get …

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Nintendo 2DS XL review: A delightfully portable gaming package – Jeff Parsons

Nintendo has released a new console. No, not the Nintendo Switch , but a brand new DS handheld gaming machine. It was announced quietly, and without much fanfare only two months after the Switch was revealed . And despite having a more powerful console that doubles as a portable device, Nintendo has confirmed its commitment to the DS line of devices. Before we get into the details, here’s how the new console fits into the …

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New Nintendo 2DS XL review: gimmickless perfection

The Nintendo 3DS has turned into somewhat of a confusing entity over the years — with the launch of the Nintendo 2DS in 2013 and the New Nintendo 3DS in 2015, the company has now released the New Nintendo 2DS XL. Despite the initial confusion, the New 2DS XL is essentially a New 3DS XL without the 3D; the Big N has completely sidestepped the all-in-one wedge design of the initial 2DS in favour of …

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ARMS plays to Nintendo Switch’s unique strengths with motion controls that actually work

Nintendo’s new boxing game, ARMS, is a full-body experience. Dismiss any preconceptions of video games being the chosen hobby of the couch potato — the latest Switch title wants to get you moving.  The controls are simple. Players hold one Joy-Con controller in each hand and punch forward to deliver a blow to their opponent, tilting them together in a direction to move, and pressing the shoulder buttons to dodge and jump. Banish those memories …

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Nintendo: Switch shortages are “definitely not intentional”

Mark Walton Since the days of the NES, people have accused Nintendo of intentionally underproducing hardware in order to drive an artificial feeding frenzy of demand in the marketplace. With the Nintendo Switch remaining nearly impossible to find at retailers nationwide, those same accusations of “false scarcity” have been bubbling up in certain corners. Nintendo Senior Director of Corporate Communications Charlie Scibetta wants to push back on those accusations. “It’s definitely not intentional in terms …

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