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Nintendo Switch Lite is the best portable system Nintendo has ever made

Congratulations! It’s a bouncing, baby gaming console! A nice tricolor gaming salad. If Switch players can get the d-pad back, maybe iPhone users can get the headphone jack back one of these days? The controls may look a bit bigger, but it’s just an optical illusion created by the smaller system housing. Compare and contrast …

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Nintendo explores ‘bendable’ Switch controllers

Sponsored Links Nintendo/USPTO Nintendo is apparently concerned that the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers might not be flexible enough. The console maker recently applied for a US patent on Joy-Cons with hinges that would let the top half “bend” to provide a more ergonomic grip. This would work whether or not the controllers are attached — side …

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Say goodbye to a “regular schedule” of emulated classics on Switch

Enlarge / We’ll no longer be seeing regular monthly additions to this selection of SNES classics playable on the Switch, nor their NES counterparts. Fans of classic Nintendo re-releases got some good news this week, as Nintendo finally released emulated versions of 20 Super NES games as part of its $20-per-year Switch Online service. But …

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Disney’s retro ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Lion King’ games reach modern systems this fall

Sponsored Links Disney/Nighthawk Interactive/Digital Eclipse If you childhood was defined as much by playing Disney’s movie tie-in games as it was watching the movies, you’re in for a treat. Nighthawk Interactive and Digital Eclipse are releasing a Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King collection on October 29th that brings its two namesake games …

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Nintendo will replace a newly purchased Switch with newer model

Sponsored Links Nintendo Switch owners may be able to replace their consoles with the model that has better battery life if it’s only been a month or less since they’ve purchased their device. According to some posts on Reddit, Nintendo of America has been telling customers that they can send in an older Switch model …

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Epic tones down overpowered mechs in ‘Fortnite’ competitive modes

Sponsored Links Epic Games Yes, Epic is aware that its giant mechs are souring Fortnite — and it already has a fix, at least for competitive audiences. The developers have dramatically reduced the spawn rates for B.R.U.T.E. machines in Arena and Tournament playlists, with the odds becoming increasingly slim each time the Storm (aka the …

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Cult investigation game ‘The Church in the Darkness’ is available now

Sponsored Links Paranoid Productions/Fellow Traveler It took years to make, but Paranoid Productions’ ambitious The Church in the Darkness is finally ready. The cult investigation title has been released for computers through both GOG and Steam, and the console crowd can play it on PS4, Switch and Xbox One. All versions normally cost $20, although …

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‘Fortnite’ season 10 trailer is filled with the game’s greatest hits

Sponsored Links Epic Games Epic is finally ready to show a sliver of Fortnite season 10 a day before its August 1st debut, and it seems like nostalgia is the order of the day. The company has posted a brief story trailer suggesting that you’ll see locations, goodies and themes from the game’s two-year history, …

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Bethesda’s ‘Doom’ re-releases will no longer need internet access

Sponsored Links id Software/Bethesda Bethesda’s re-release of the first three Doom games didn’t get the warmest reception, to put it mildly. The titles all required a BethesdaNet account (and thus an internet connection) to get started — a frustration for a game series that started when home internet access was still a novelty. The publisher …

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The original ‘Pillars of Eternity’ RPG comes to Switch on August 8th

Sponsored Links Obsidian Entertainment Obsidian promised months ago that Pillars of Eternity 2 would come to Switch owners, but what good is that if you’re a newcomer to the role-playing revival? Don’t worry, you won’t have to read a wiki to catch up. Obsidian has confirmed that the original Pillars of Eternity will reach the …

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