Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch. But if you hack your Nintendo Switch to play pirated games for free, that comes with a cost: You can't play online.
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E3 2018 is here, and companies have already announced more games than you can shake a Joy-Con at. But what about consoles? The last few years have seen E3 inundated with either rumours or news about new consoles from the big three. This year's gaming expo has been a touch on the lighter side when it comes to hardware announcements, but still had an interesting reveal or two from the show's biggest players. Depending on your console of choice, that might be a good thing.
Any time that the Nintendo Switch is below $400, you better believe we're going to tell you about it. Amazon Australia currently have it on discount - and if you're a first time customer - you will be able to get it at one of the cheapest prices it has ever been.
The Nintendo Switch is a great device for gaming, but it can't do much else. Thankfully, that may not be the case for much longer, if you're willing to hack your $469 tablet.
Nintendo's upcoming Labo series of games is novel in more ways than one: the DIY cardboard construction kits are filled with accessories like fishing rods, pianos, and even a robot-controlling, pulley-powered backpack, paired with games compatible with Nintendo's portable Switch console.
No matter what your console is, you can add passcode, verification methods and two-factor authentication options and do it either through your web browser or on the console itself. Sorry, but you're out of excuses of why you haven't secured your account from people looking to steal your personal information.
One of the most entertaining aspects of a game console is the ability to play with friends. Unfortunately, some major game companies make it difficult to find and add friends to your list of potential multiplayer buddies. If you're using Nintendo's Switch to interact with your gaming brethren, here's how to get your pals onto your friends list, and deal with Nintendo's dreaded "Friend Code" system.
The initial response to Amazon Australia's launch a couple of weeks ago was mostly disappointment, with a hint of optimism. There weren't a lot of quality deals to be found, but video games and consoles were offered at really competitive prices that made a few people take notice.
So it's no surprise that Amazon Australia's top ten products since launch heavily feature video games and video game accessories - with a couple of books thrown in for good measure.
Over 3000 years ago, a man named Homer wrote “It is hateful to me to tell a story over again, when it has been well told” in his book The Odyssey. The story of Mario, Bowser and Princess Peach has been well told, multiple times, over the last 30 years. On October 27, we get to hear that story again.
If you're looking for a copy of Super Mario Odyssey this is where you can find the absolute cheapest copies in Australia.
The new consoles have finally been announced, the dust is beginning to settle, and now there are a lot of choices for anyone wanting to make their way back into gaming or starting from scratch. Maybe you don't know one PS4 SKU from another or have any idea who Nathan Drake is -- and that's ok.
Not everyone has the time or the motivation to be a gaming enthusiast, and so this guide is for the rest of you: explaining the consoles, the games, and the technologies you need to know about to hold up a reasonably detailed conversation about video gaming in 2017.
Nintendo's questionable supply chain strategies mean there are still gamers trying to get their hands on a Switch, two months after its release. But why bother trying to hunt down another console when the smartphone in your pocket can already do almost everything the Switch can -- with a few upgrades.
The Nintendo Switch can only be viewed as a success story. It has sold more units at launch than any other Nintendo platform in history.
Yet people buy game consoles for the games. To date, the Switch only really has one high-profile game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.
If you bought the console for Zelda, or are thinking of doing so, what do you play when you're done? The eShop is still pretty thin, but that doesn't mean there aren't some gems in there. Here are the five best that are out right now and exclusive to Switch. (Best of all, most of them cost under $30!)
Between reports of screen scratches and concern over blocking the heat vents on the back of the tablet, some folks worry that docking for TV play isn't the best thing for the Nintendo Switch. Good news for them -- all it takes to bypass the dock is a simple USB-C extension cable.
Early Nintendo pioneer Gunpei Yokoi once described his design philosophy as "lateral thinking with withered technology".
Terminology that sort of explains everything really. Truly this is Nintendo in a single phrase. And in the light of the Switch's release (in light of what the Switch is) it's a phrase that's more relevant than ever.