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Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app supports time limits, game ratings

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app supports time limits, game ratings

Parental restrictions and controls have been a part of the software on game consoles for years now, but the soon-to-be-released Nintendo Switch has an innovative take on this: moving the controls to a smartphone app. Amid the plethora of new details on the console and its games, Nintendo revealed that the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, coming to both iOS and Android, will allow parents to set time limits on their kids' use of the system, enforce restrictions based on game ratings, and collect data on how kids spend their play time.

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Nintendo Switch online service: monthly games not really ‘free,’ smartphone-based multiplayer chat

Nintendo Switch online service: monthly games not really ‘free,’ smartphone-based multiplayer chat

As you've probably already heard, Nintendo has finally announced its new Switch console in full, and there's a lot to be excited for, including all the interesting ways games can be played on the system, both at home and on the go, as well as the new game lineup, which includes a fantastic-looking new Zelda title. However, in the day that's passed since all the details were revealed, a few less than pleasing tidbits have also surfaced, mostly focused on the Switch's online service.

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Super Retro Boy is almost the ‘Game Boy Classic’ of your dreams

Super Retro Boy is almost the ‘Game Boy Classic’ of your dreams

In case you haven't heard, Nintendo's NES Classic Edition console is crazy popular. So much so that we've third-party versions for multiple other game systems, not to mentions hopes of a SNES Classic. Hoping to keep up with this trend is the Super Retro Boy, revealed by Retro-Bit at this year's CES, a device that mimics the iconic design and form-factor of Nintendo's original handheld, but includes modern-day battery and display tech.

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Nintendo Switch pricing leaked by Toys’R’Us

Nintendo Switch pricing leaked by Toys’R’Us

Another piece of the Nintendo Switch puzzle may have just been unwittingly revealed by toy retail giant Toys’R’Us. Although many parts of the hybrid handheld console remains a mystery, one of the most important question is its price. And that has been kindly provided by the company’s Canadian website. The good news is that it isn’t as high as current gen consoles, like the PS4, Xbox One, or even the soon retired Wii U. The bad news is that the price might actually be a reflection of what the console’s hardware is capable of.

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Hard to find min NES Classic gets a mini teardown

Hard to find min NES Classic gets a mini teardown

Nintendo was definitely on to something when it launched the ultimate fan service in the form the NES Classic, or Famicom Mini in Japan. That is, if it could quickly and steadily replenish its supplies. As it stands, the NES Classic sold out in a flash, making it as rare to find as a legendary Pokemon. That, however, isn’t going to stop YouTubers like JerryRigEverything from tempting fate in order to deliver a teardown to his fans. Don’t worry, he doesn’t torture the tiny thing.

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iFixit gives PS4 Pro high marks for repairability

iFixit gives PS4 Pro high marks for repairability

Sony may have offered its own teardown video of the new PlayStation 4 Pro console, but that didn't stop the experts at iFixit from pulling one apart and assessing its repairability. The PS4 Pro, of course, is a much more powerful version of the standard PS4, designed to produce the best graphics possible with support for 4K TVs. But the good news here is that all that extra horsepower doesn't put a hamper on opening up and repairing the console.

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Nintendo Switch launch date and pricing info will be detailed on January 12

Nintendo Switch launch date and pricing info will be detailed on January 12

If you are one of the many gamers enamoured with what the Nintendo Switch has to offer, Nintendo has confirmed the Nintendo Switch Presentation to be coming on January 12. The presentation will be streamed live on that date, but an exact time hasn't been offered. January 12 is a long time away for impatient gamers, but at least we know when more details are coming at this point even if we don't know what details Nintendo will be offering officially.

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Nintendo Switch dock confirmed to only be for TV output & charging

Nintendo Switch dock confirmed to only be for TV output & charging

Nintendo's new Switch is certainly an interesting piece of hardware, but there's still many things we don't know about the upcoming game console, and even more the company won't tell us. Fortunately there are a few small details that Nintendo has clarified since the initial teaser video was released last week, including the fact that the console's docking station is little more than, well, a dock.

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Nintendo remains quiet on whether Switch features touchscreen display

Nintendo remains quiet on whether Switch features touchscreen display

As you've no doubt heard by now, Nintendo announced its new Switch game console this week, a hybrid device that serves as both a portable and home system. Unfortunately, that announcement came in the form of a three-and-a-half minute video and little else, with Nintendo keeping quiet on additional details not revealed in the teaser clip, and instead promising additional info later. One of the key questions we're left with, then, is whether the Switch's display is a touchscreen.

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Nintendo NX revealed as Nintendo Switch, a hybrid cartridge-based console

Nintendo NX revealed as Nintendo Switch, a hybrid cartridge-based console

As promised, Nintendo has revealed the NX at long last, showing off the console in a new three-minute trailer and giving it a new name: Nintendo Switch. Nintendo is ready to leave the Wii branding behind as it launches this console, and it turns out that most of the pre-reveal rumors we heard are true. Most importantly, the Switch will be a cartridge-based hybrid console.

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Nintendo NX is finally getting a teaser, teases Nintendo

Nintendo NX is finally getting a teaser, teases Nintendo

Teasing a teaser. Yes, let those words sink in. Ridiculous as it may sound, it’s really a common practice these days. You tease the teaser, then drop the teaser. Months, maybe even years, before the teaser for the final product. All of them driving up the hype. But considering this is the Nintendo NX we’re talking about, that hype, or at least the expectation of it, is pretty much warranted. And while Nintendo itself is saying nothing, the Internet has practically said everything, more or less.

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CBS All Access for PlayStation 4 now available

CBS All Access for PlayStation 4 now available

Not too long after launching an ad-free option, CBS All Access is now available for the PlayStation 4. The subscription service provides access to a slew of CBS content, including more than 8,500 on-demand episodes from a bunch of shows. Some users located in various U.S. cities are also given the option to stream their local CBS affiliate station live — according to CBS, this is available in places like Philadelphia, San Francisco, LA, NYC, and Chicago.

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