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Splatoon 2 Switch bundle is first for US (but good luck getting one)

Splatoon 2 Switch bundle is first for US (but good luck getting one)

Today Nintendo revealed the first Switch console bundle heading to the US. This isn't the first Switch bundle the world has seen, of course, as the US missed out on those excellent-looking Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundles earlier in the year. The focus of this bundle will likely get prospective Switch owners just as excited though, as Nintendo will be packing in copies of Splatoon 2 along with a unique Joy-Con color scheme.

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Nintendo Switch 3D printed Joy-Con grip makes play single-handed

Nintendo Switch 3D printed Joy-Con grip makes play single-handed

One of the features of the Nintendo Switch that makes it so interesting is its unique control scheme. Rather than a traditional controller like we'd see with the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Switch uses detachable Joy-Con controllers, which can be used in a number of different configurations. You can, for instance, attach them to both sides of the Switch, use them with the Joy-Con grip, or hold one in each hand. Now, a new 3D printed grip even allows you to use both Joy-Cons in one hand.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop (with a pleasant twist)

Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop (with a pleasant twist)

Good news for those of you still on the hunt for a Nintendo Switch: GameStop will have the console in stock this week. Even better news: the Switch will be available without a bundle! Ever since launch, GameStop has primarily offered the Switch through bundles - some of them have been good, but others have been packed with accessories few would want.

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con colors can be customized, Japan only

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con colors can be customized, Japan only

Due to its popularity and novelty, and partly due to Nintendo’s oversight, the Switch has been hard to come by. Supplies have quickly dwindled and queues have gotten longer. While Nintendo has promised to rectify its production issues, it is also doing something a bit unprecedented for would-be Switch buyers, at least in Japan. The update Japanese online store for the Nintendo Switch now allows buyers to choose between a variety of Joy-Con colors as well as strap colors before placing their order. Of course, the Switch remains sold out anyway.

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Sonic Mania: 5 reasons to love this classic reboot

Sonic Mania: 5 reasons to love this classic reboot

Sonic Mania is nearly upon us and the Sonic faithful are definitely excited. Sonic Mania is a return to form for the ol' Blue Blur, but those of you who haven't been following the game so closely may not know why it's worth getting excited about it. After all, Sonic games in recent years have been a bit hit or a miss, so it might be hard to know why this one should stick out. With that in mind, here are five reasons to look forward to Sonic Mania.

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Switch Joy-Con controllers have Nintendo in legal trouble

Switch Joy-Con controllers have Nintendo in legal trouble

Remember the Wikipad? You'd be forgiven if you didn't, as it hasn't been available quite some time, but it's forcing its way back into the spotlight today. The creator of the Wikipad, a company named Gamevice, has brought a new lawsuit against Nintendo, alleging that the Switch's Joy-Con controllers infringe a patent it holds concerning detachable controllers on computing devices.

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Sonic Mania’s new trailer is a special one

Sonic Mania’s new trailer is a special one

Sonic Mania is, perhaps, the most anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog game this side of Sonic Generations. The game is out in just a couple of weeks, and Sega seems content to keep teasing new modes and features right up until launch day. The latest tease comes in the form of a new trailer, which gives us a look at two different special stages that will be found within Sonic Mania's various levels.

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Nintendo Switch eShop Sale: The discounts have started

Nintendo Switch eShop Sale: The discounts have started

Being such a relatively young platform, we haven't had the opportunity to see much in the way of discounts on Nintendo Switch games. Today, a couple of games are getting the ball rolling on the countless eShop sales we'll see during the life of the platform. It's not the biggest sale, but then again, there aren't very many games available on the eShop to begin with.

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8Bitdo NES30 arcade stick works on Android, Nintendo Switch

8Bitdo NES30 arcade stick works on Android, Nintendo Switch

Fighting games have been around since the earliest days of the arcade and have invade anything from PCs to mobile phones. But despite their ubiquity, such games are still best played on the machine that gave birth to them. Or at least something close to it. Even with pushy buttons, nothing beats the intense feeling of nearly destroying an arcade stick and mashing buttons. Well now you can have all that, take it with you where you go, and even make it work with your equally portable Nintendo Switch, thanks to the new 8Bitdo NES30 Arcade Stick.

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Rime on Switch release date revealed for North America and Europe

Rime on Switch release date revealed for North America and Europe

The adventure game Rime will be available on the Nintendo Switch soon, and Greybox, the company behind it, just gave us the release dates for both North America and Europe. The game is already available for PC gamers to download from Steam, and starting this upcoming November, it'll also be available for Switch owners. Cost will depend on region.

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Nintendo Switch update fixes battery indicator bug

Nintendo Switch update fixes battery indicator bug

Nothing can be more exasperating than suddenly running out of battery in the middle of an engrossing game or a super difficult battle. Actually, there is something more infuriating: not knowing if you’re actually running on empty. That is why platform makers have created battery indicators to offer some peace of mind. But what if you can’t trust such indicators because they’re lying? That is the unfortunate position Nintendo Switch users suddenly found themselves in and, fortunately, Nintendo has come up with a fix.

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Resident Evil Revelations Collection announced for Nintendo Switch

Resident Evil Revelations Collection announced for Nintendo Switch

As it was with the Wii U, Capcom is one of the first publishers to throw a good amount of support behind the Nintendo Switch. The company's first game, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, sold well despite some complaints at launch that it was priced too high. With Street Fighter's success now in the books, Capcom has decided to continue supporting the Switch with the Resident Evil Revelations Collection.

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