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.
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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.
You'll be familiar with iFixit for its phone teardowns, but the site cracks open a variety of gadgets -- including game consoles. Hey, didn't Nintendo release some new hardware recently? It certainly did and iFixit hasn't wasted any time attacking it with a screwdriver.
The Switch, Nintendo's new portable console, was marketed as a step into the future. Unfortunately, it launched with more hardware issues and irritating design flaws than playable titles.
As such, fans who just plunked down their hard earned cash for the console are already rolling up their sleeves to build solutions to make their shiny new investment work the way it ought to. Here are six DIY hardware hacks that you may want to consider.
The Nintendo Switch was released earlier this month and there have been reports that the left joystick (called Joy-Con) can suffer from connectivity issues. There is a way to fix it, but it would require you to crack open the Joy-Con and tinker with bits inside. If you're confident with your DIY and soldering skills, read on.
So we've had the Nintendo Switch around the office this week. We've had the chance to run around Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And we've had time to plug it in and out of the dock, play with the Joycons and mess around with the menu.
But has that changed anyone's opinions on the Switch? I took it around the office to give everyone a test drive, and here's what we thought.