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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro Controllers are on sale ahead of Black Friday

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The Nintendo Switch is an undeniably fantastic gaming console. Not only is it extremely convenient for taking on the go, but it's also home to some of the best games of the past few years that you simply can't get elsewhere -- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses, just to name a few. But the one decidedly not-so-great aspect of the Switch is the included Joy-Con controllers. They're known to lose their motion control accuracy after a while, and they're pretty much the opposite of ergonomic (don't even get us started on playing multiplayer games with split Joy-Con controllers...yikes). SEE ALSO: Nintendo's Switch Lite is exactly what it needs to be Even if you insist on going Joy-Con, it's always good to have a backup controller for when your pals want in on the fun, or for when you want to switch pairs while the other charges.


The Nintendo 3DS' Surprisingly Social Legacy

WIRED

I tell this story a lot: I didn't have much of a life before the Nintendo 3DS. It happened a year after I moved to New York. Aside from my housemates and a couple of over-friendly acquaintances, I didn't know a lot of people, and certainly none who'd play video games with me. It was a sunny fall day in 2014 when Nintendo released its free demo for Super Smash Bros. 4 on the handheld 3DS system. The competitive fighting game's launch, a month from then, was slated to be my highlight of the year.


Nintendo announces new Super Mario games for the Switch console

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It's hard to believe it's been 35 years since the original Super Mario Bros game was released in Japan on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1985. To mark the epic 35th anniversary, Nintendo is releasing a handful of new Super Mario video games, including Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., all of which are now available to pre-order on Amazon. One of the perks of pre-ordering these games on Amazon is that you're eligible for Pre-order Price Guarantee. This means you'll pay the lowest price offered by Amazon UK between the time you place your order up to and including the end of the day of the release date. Nintendo is releasing a handful of new Mario video games, including Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.


Nintendo reboots classic Super Mario Bros. games for 35th anniversary

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Nintendo is marking 35 years since the original release of the Super Mario Bros. video game in Japan with new updated versions, playable on the Switch console. Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a special games bundle marking the anniversary containing updates of three classic games – 1996's Super Mario 64, 2002's Super Mario Sunshine and 2007's Super Mario Galaxy. The classic 1996 game, adored by a generation of children in the late 1990s, sees players running around an open-world trying to collect stars during various missions, while the other two games put the gameplay on a tropical island and far-off planets. As part of the new package, all three games feature updated HD graphics, controls adapted to the Switch's Joy-Con and an in-game music-player mode to play the original music. Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which is retailing for £49.99 and is available to pre-order now, launches for the Nintendo Switch on September 18 as both a download and physical cartridge.


Nintendo Switch: New, premium version of games console planned with 4K graphics and more computing power, report claims

The Independent - Tech

Nintendo could be planning a new, premium version of the Switch with 4K graphics and better performance, according to new reports. The company is planning to release a version of the portable console with better specifications next year, according to a new Bloomberg report, which follows other similar leaks from the supply chain. The original Switch was released in 2017. While Nintendo has released other versions since – including upgrading its battery life as well as releasing a Lite version that did away with the option to plug into a television – the console has gone largely unchanged since that first release. The addition of 4K graphics and other upgraded features would come as rival console makers release new products with vastly upgraded hardware.


Save up to 75% on select Switch games during Nintendo's Share the Fun Sale

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TL;DR: As of Aug. 24, you can take 15% to 75% off select multiplayer games for Nintendo Switch during Nintendo's Share the Fun Sale. Lingering COVID-19 lockdown means continuing to find new ways to maintain a social life without physical interaction. Good -- the pandemic is far from over.) Zoom parties can get old real quick, but there's always fun to be had on a multiplayer video game, whether you're playing with IRL pals or a team of randos you found via matchmaking. If you've somehow managed to track down a Nintendo Switch system (impressive!),


Where to find the Nintendo Switch in stock

Mashable

Toilet paper and hand sanitizer don't have anything on the Nintendo Switch. The hybrid video game console has proven to be one of the most elusive items of 2020 due to supply chain disruptions related to the coronavirus pandemic, including production delays and unprecedented demand stemming from pesky reseller bots and this spring's release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For a long time, the only way to get your hands on a Switch was by buying it secondhand through Amazon, eBay, or Facebook Marketplace, which usually meant paying way more than retail price (like, hundreds more). That's been changing only just recently, but you have to be quick: Everyone and their grandma is still trying to order the console, too, so if you happen to find one available, add it to your cart ASAP. Below, you'll find a comprehensive rundown of all the retailers that currently have the Switch, the exclusively handheld Switch Lite, and Switch game/accessory bundles in stock online as of Aug. 21.


The Best Video Games of 2020 (So Far)

TIME - Tech

Summer and fall are often the worst time to be a video game fan. Publishers often hold their best stuff til the end of the year, and it's worse this year, because Microsoft and Sony are hanging on to their biggest games until the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are out this holiday season. Still, 2020 has already offered an embarrassment of riches for gamers. Here are the best video games of 2020 so far, to tide you over til year's end: Doom Eternal ripped and tore its way into our hearts at the beginning of the year and hasn't been topped since. What makes Doom Eternal so remarkable is that it managed to improve on its predecessor, and in so doing proved the almost 30-year-old franchise is still as vibrant and vital as it was in 1993.


Dr Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch is a great game for challenging your mind

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Do you like to keep your mind busy with numeracy, literacy and memory games? If so, Dr Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch could be a great way to give your brain a workout, even if you don't normally play video games. Whether you played the original version on the handheld Nintendo DS console in 2006 or you're new to the series, this updated Nintendo Switch game, which was released in January 2020, offers classic and new exercises to help strengthen your mind. The £22.99 game features a series of daily exercises that challenge your information processing speed, short-term memory and self-control to calculate your brain age. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training could be a great way to give your brain a workout You can also play multiplayer and challenge friends and family by using one Joy-Con each.


'New Pokémon Snap' is coming to Nintendo Switch

Washington Post - Technology News

Announced during a Wednesday morning livestream, The Pokémon Company revealed "New Pokémon Snap" for the Nintendo Switch. Like the first game, instead of catching Pokémon, you take pictures of them. This spin brings a unique way to interact with the Pokémon world, and one that became a hit after the original's release. As a player, you can explore different locales like jungles and beaches.