Jul
24
2019
1

Nintendo now offering free repairs for Switch Joy-Cons.

About blipping time.

Nintendo’s got a problem on its hands. It’s called “Joy-Con Drift,” an issue where the analog sticks on the Switch’s detachable controllers, called Joy-Cons, begin moving things on the screen on their own. Following the huge response to a report by Kotaku, it’s become enough of an issue that Nintendo recently told customer service representatives the company will no longer charge customers seeking Joy-Con repairs, and refund those who’ve already paid, according to internal Nintendo documentation seen by VICE Games.

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Jul
10
2019
8

The Switch Lite is coming in September, and you’ll be sorry if you buy it.

Via C-Net, this sounds, well, awful.

When reports emerged of a lower-cost Nintendo Switch that wouldn’t have detachable Joy-Con controllers and couldn’t plug into a TV, my son had one question. What’s the point of a Switch that doesn’t Switch? Good question. But that’s exactly what Nintendo is releasing on Sept. 20. The Nintendo Switch Lite is handheld-only and costs $200. (UK and Australian pricing is yet to be announced, but that converts to £160 or AU$290.) That’s $100 less than the original Switch and also shrinks the previous model down a bit, with a 5.5-inch, 720-pixel screen. But it also ditches TV connectivity via USB-C, and no longer has detachable rumbling controllers.

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Oct
25
2009
2

Ah, Nintendo.

Circa 1988. Before you laugh, contemplate what the people in 2030 are going to be laughing about when it comes to our it-seemed-a-hip-idea-at-the-time enthusiasms. Although I hope to God that the hairstyles don’t age as badly:

(Via David Thompson) I never had a Nintendo, by the way. This no doubt scarred me for life; and explains why the Wii has such an unholy fascination for me…




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