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Nintendo Switch bricked over third-party docks after 5.0 update

Nintendo Switch bricked over third-party docks after 5.0 update

OEMs probably love news like this, whether or not the sudden influx of RMAs and repair requests flood their channels. It is, after all, an opportunity to warn consumers about the dangers of buying alternative and often more affordable third-party accessories. The latest Nintendo Switch firmware 5.0 update brought a lot of goodies to all Switch owners, but a subset of such users are instead finding themselves in living hell. These users have mostly lost their saved games and have to bring in their Switch for repairs or replacement after third-party docks not only stopped working but also bricked their handheld consoles.

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Detective Pikachu, Outlast 2 hit Nintendo eShop this week

Detective Pikachu, Outlast 2 hit Nintendo eShop this week

Today is a big day for the Nintendo eShop, but not for the reasons you might initially expect. While we're used to seeing the Switch get a lot of love in each week's eShop update, this week it's arguably the 3DS that's getting the bigger releases. That's all thanks to a famous electric rodent who's not only starring in his own game, but also gaining a voice.

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Nintendo Switch Cross controller revealed by HORI

Nintendo Switch Cross controller revealed by HORI

HORI made a new controller connector for the Nintendo Switch that makes it better than it was before. You know HORI, the brand that brought you such hits as the Fighting Commander controller for Nintendo Classic Mini Super Nintendo, right? The controller add-on they've made turns the arrow buttons on the left-side mobile connector on the Switch turn into an actual cross, like it very well should be and should have been in the first place.

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Nintendo E3 Super Smash Bros Switch tournament will be a detail-fest

Nintendo E3 Super Smash Bros Switch tournament will be a detail-fest

At the moment, Super Smash Bros is unquestionably the biggest first-party game coming to the Switch in 2018. That may change later on after more reveals have been made, but for now, Nintendo fans are definitely excited for Smash Bros. Nintendo is looking to keep the hype train rolling throughout the summer by hosting a Super Smash Bros tournament at E3 in June.

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Nintendo Switch hardware upgrade is likely years away

Nintendo Switch hardware upgrade is likely years away

The Nintendo Switch has single-handedly put Nintendo back on top. It is currently one of if not the best-selling console and the planned list of games is far from being empty. Naturally, some fans are already anticipating a follow-up, an upgrade to that successful console. But that is also exactly why this report of a Switch upgrade, while potentially true, is probably not going to happen anytime soon, especially considering this is Nintendo we’re talking about.

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ARK: Survival Evolved sets its sights on Nintendo Switch

ARK: Survival Evolved sets its sights on Nintendo Switch

Last week, Studio Wildcard surprised us all by announcing that it's bringing ARK: Survival Evolved to mobile devices with the help of War Drum Studios. Given the resources required to run ARK on PC and consoles, this announcement definitely caught us off guard, but as it turns out, Wildcard isn't done with the ports just yet. At GDC today, the developer revealed that it will also be bringing its game to the Nintendo Switch.

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These are Nintendo Switch’s 10 most popular indie games

These are Nintendo Switch’s 10 most popular indie games

Ever since launch, indie games on the Switch have been a pretty major focus for Nintendo. The company has done a good job of wooing indie developers over to its new platform, and in its first year of availability, the Switch saw the launch of a number of popular indie titles. Not only that, but Nintendo has hosted a handful of livestream presentations - known as Nindies Showcases - that are entirely devoted to giving upcoming indie games for the Switch some exposure.

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Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase: Here’s every single game

Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase: Here’s every single game

Earlier today, Nintendo hosted yet another Nindies Showcase, previewing a number of indie titles that are heading to the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo has done this in the past, so it's safe to say that there was a lot of anticipation heading into today's showcase. While the pickings were fairly light compared to the showcases we saw last year, there were still a handful of exciting games revealed.

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Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase: Watch it here live

Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase: Watch it here live

Today is an exciting day for Nintendo Switch owners. In a short time, Nintendo will go live with its latest Nindies Showcase for the Switch, a livestream that will preview upcoming indie titles for the console. This showcase comes after a pair of Nintendo Direct broadcasts that announced a number of big ports and new first-party titles, so after this Nindies Showcase, what's in store for the Switch in 2018 will be all the more clear.

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Nintendo Switch indie games are about to get some love

Nintendo Switch indie games are about to get some love

Earlier this month, Nintendo premiered a new Direct that focuses on some of the triple-A titles launching for the platform over the course of 2018. There weren't very many indie titles detailed during that Nintendo Direct, and today we're discovering that there was a good reason for that. Nintendo announced today that it will host a new showcase next week that is entirely dedicated to upcoming indie games on the Switch.

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Kirby Star Allies review roundup: Everything is better with friends

Kirby Star Allies review roundup: Everything is better with friends

It's been a big year for Kirby so far. Back in January, 3DS owners received Kirby Battle Royale, which put an interesting spin on the long running franchise. The game that's arriving later this week, Kirby Star Allies, is more of a traditional Kirby adventure and the first in the series crafted for Nintendo Switch. Is Kirby's new game as successful as the (mostly) amazing first-party titles Nintendo has been churning out for the Switch?

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Nintendo Switch firmware version 5.0.0: here’s what’s new

Nintendo Switch firmware version 5.0.0: here’s what’s new

Nintendo just recently held its second Direct of the year, giving both Switch and 3DS gamers some mouth-watering treats. But while those games might still be a month or more away, Nintendo is giving Switch owners something they can chew on much earlier. Version 5.0.0 of the Switch firmware has just landed and while it’s not exactly a revolutionary update, it still has some significant improvements across the board, especially with parental controls.

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