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Nintendo Switch: Netflix, Hulu “will come in time”

Nintendo Switch: Netflix, Hulu “will come in time”

It seems that the Nintendo Switch if off to a pretty strong start, with the console selling out across the US and fans and critics alike singing the praises of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Even with that praise, though, the Switch is still lacking in some other areas. Specifically, aside from Zelda and a few other launch games, there isn't that much to do with the Switch just yet.

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Nintendo Switch problems? You’re not the only one

Nintendo Switch problems? You’re not the only one

There's been a lot of excitement surrounding the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but for some folks, that excitement was quickly killed by what seems to be a variety of launch day problems. Some of these issues were documented before launch - such as the connectivity issues with the Joy Con controllers - while others have waited until consumers took their consoles home to rear their ugly heads.

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Nintendo Switch sales: best launch ever, Zelda best for games

Nintendo Switch sales: best launch ever, Zelda best for games

One only needs to call around to stores trying to find a Switch to know that the new console is having a good launch, but Nintendo has now shed a little more light on just how successful it is. Speaking to New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said that the Switch exceeded the first two-day sales of any other Nintendo console in the Americas. That, importantly, means that it managed to beat the sales numbers for the Wii.

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Pokemon GO: Eevee evolutions and Special Items update

Pokemon GO: Eevee evolutions and Special Items update

The most common question asked by Pokemon GO users since the dawn of the game involves Eevee. How do I evolve Eevee to get the evolution I want? Originally we'd been relying on three names to get each of the three different Eeveelutions - now there's a couple more. Our most recently updated list of Eeveelutions includes Umbreon and Espeon, and we've got some news on the "how to get Special Items" for evolutions as well.

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Nintendo Switch proves to be durable but scratch-prone

Nintendo Switch proves to be durable but scratch-prone

Zack Nelson, more popularly known as JerryRigEverything on YouTube, usually scratches, burns, and bends smartphones both for informational purposes and, let’s face it, entertainment. While the Nintendo Switch won’t even qualify as a tablet, it is still advertised as a mobile device and is, therefore, fair game for any torturer. And, fortunately for us, Zack does the literally hard work himself so that we won’t be surprised, or disappointed, at what awaits us.

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GameStop praises strong Nintendo Switch launch, promises more stock soon

GameStop praises strong Nintendo Switch launch, promises more stock soon

Folks trying to find a Nintendo Switch this past weekend were met with varying degrees of success. While threads on Reddit were packed with people saying they managed to grab one by lining up early, plenty of others recounted tales of waiting in lines only to walk away empty handed. On the surface, it seems like the Switch has enjoyed a successful launch so far, and now GameStop is offering some insight as the USA's largest video game retailer.

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Pokemon GO tips: How to beat Blissey

Pokemon GO tips: How to beat Blissey

There's a monster named Blissey in Pokemon GO right this minute, keeping Pokemon Gyms stacked and making it near-impossible to battle. We've done some research here at SlashGear and have found a few different ways in which Blissey can be blasted with relative ease. Ease as in not impossible to battle because Blissey has such an epic amount of hit points that there's generally little that can be done before time runs out.

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Nintendo Switch should not be used near an aquarium

Nintendo Switch should not be used near an aquarium

Despite the convenience of not having to deal with cables, wireless connections, especially those based on Bluetooth, are still far from being close to ideal. Connections get lost or forgotten, requiring users to pair things up again. Many times, they’re minor annoyances, but not when such a connection is essential to enjoying a game. Such, however, is the unfavorable circumstances that Nintendo Switch owners find themselves in as they experience connectivity issues between the Switch and the Joy-Con controllers. And, according to Nintendo, that’s largely your fault for placing the Switch near almost anything you can find in a modern living room.

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Nintendo Switch save games can’t be transferred

Nintendo Switch save games can’t be transferred

The Nintendo Switch is finally out and the past few days have been a roller coaster of emotions and reactions from both fans and critics alike. There is no denying the fact that Nintendo has stumbled on a profitable idea. But ideas are cheap and execution is everything, which is where the Switch seems to miss a few marks. Take for example the simple case of game saves, which apparently can’t be transferred from one Switch to another, or even copied to a microSD card.

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This SNES mod is the latest Nintendo console-portable hybrid

This SNES mod is the latest Nintendo console-portable hybrid

If you've been paying to the launch of the new Nintendo Switch at all, you know that its greatest feature is its ability to seamlessly transition from home console to hand-held portable. Unfortunately, at this point its biggest drawback is the lack of a wide selection of games — you know, besides the new Zelda. But you know what system has a huge library of great games? The Super Nintendo (SNES). That's why one Japanese modder has the right idea by turning his old console into the perfect portable machine.

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Nintendo Switch owners, don’t put a skin on your new console

Nintendo Switch owners, don’t put a skin on your new console

For more than a few years now, a popular way to customize the look of your game console and controllers has been with vinyl skins, or temporary stickers that wrap around the surface of the device, but can be peeled off without damage. Owners of the new Nintendo Switch, however, will want to avoid purchasing these accessories, as the adhesive has been found to damage the outer surface of the console.

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See inside Nintendo Switch with iFixit’s teardown

See inside Nintendo Switch with iFixit’s teardown

The new Nintendo Switch game console has officially been released, and if you were lucky enough to get your hands on one, you're probably enjoying the new Zelda right now. And as with the debut of any new tech device, the teardown experts at iFixit have already managed to pull one apart, offering us a look inside. So if you're curious about what's powering your new console-handheld hybrid, or want an update after that questionable "early prototype" teardown from a few weeks ago, here's the details you're looking for.

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