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Gadgets

Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 Switch bundle will be a Walmart exclusive

 Want those snazzy neon green and pink Switch controllers you’ve been coveting? In the U.S. and Canada, you’ll have to head to Walmart to pick up the Splatoon 2 Switch console bundle – at least initially. The bundle, announced today by Nintendo, will include Neon Pink and Neon Green right and left Switch controllers, as…

Tech

An engineer designed two Nintendo Switch controller adapters to help make gaming more accessible

An engineer is helping to make playing Nintendo Switch a lot more accessible for gamers everywhere.  Engineer Julio Vazquez created two 3D-printed peripherals for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers, allowing players who only have the use of one hand to play Switch games more easily. SEE ALSO: Windows 10 will soon be more accessible with…

Tech

Nintendo's detachable controller design draws accusations of patent infringement

A third-party hardware developer filed a lawsuit against Nintendo this week, alleging that the Nintendo Switch’s detachable Joy-Con controllers infringe on its patents. Gamevice filed a complaint for patent infringement against Nintendo with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Wednesday, saying that the Nintendo Switch’s design is too similar to…

Tech

20 years later, the N64 will finally get a usable controller

A group of inventive gamers took it upon themselves to improve one of the worst video game controllers of all time. It’s a sentiment that apparently many share, considering they funded their project on Kickstarter in less than a day. Retro Fighters have reinvented the Nintendo 64 controller, enticing backers on Kickstarter with the prospect…

Culture & Gaming

Nintendo World Championships 2017 really wants you to go to Best Buy

Nintendo is bringing back its famous gaming tournament. The Nintendo World Championships 2017 are taking place in New York at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom on October 7, and you can qualify for the event at Best Buy stores around the country (and play some upcoming Nintendo games). At the participating stores, you’ll have to…

Culture & Gaming

After Crash sells big, Activision gets bullish on nostalgia

Enlarge / Sweet hat, Crash. Crash Bandicoot generally doesn’t get the same kind of love as classic gaming mascots like Mario and Sonic in gaming’s nostalgia-obsessed zeitgeist. So the success of the recent Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy re-release is taking even publisher Activision by surprise, and it has the company thinking about reviving other…