Nintendo’s promised cloud saves on Switch won’t work for every game

Enlarge / A few Nintendo Switch games’ save files will be stuck on your console even if you pay for cloud-save support, as per Nintendo’s latest confirmations. (credit: Aurich Lawson) The first paid online service for Nintendo Switch, simply named Nintendo Switch Online, is set to arrive at some point later this month, and we’re […]

Gallery: Exploring Nintendo’s flagship New York City store

Growing up, I loved exploring the heavily branded shopping experiences of the Disney Store and the Warner Bros. Studio Store. These days, I can get a more tech-oriented version of the same basic concept at one of Apple or Microsoft’s many retail locations. But to get Nintendo’s version of that kind of retail wonderland, I […]

The RetroBeat: Donkey Kong ’94 for the Game Boy is Nintendo’s forgotten masterpiece

Mario has starred in more classics than any other game character, but one of his best games doesn’t get the attention it deserves. In 1994, Nintendo released the Super Game Boy, a cartridge for the Super Nintendo that let you play Game Boy games on your TV. It would even add colors to some games. […]

Nintendo’s next Labo kit coming in Sept, looks like next-gen Pilotwings

Nintendo Despite anecdotal evidence that Nintendo’s cardboard-filled Labo series hasn’t yet sold gangbusters, the Japanese game maker is apparently going full-speed ahead with the weird series. Nintendo took a late-Thursday opportunity to unveil the Labo Vehicle Kit, coming this September to Nintendo Switch. The $ 69.99 product will include three separate build-your-own steering chassis: the […]

Nintendo’s biggest bull doubles down on his call after shares crater 20% in a month

Nintendo/Universal Studios Nintendo shares have plunged nearly 20% over the past month.  But Jefferies analyst Atul Goyal, who is the biggest Nintendo bull on Wall Street, says they still have tremendous upside.  He points to the widely successful Nintendo Switch, and says the company could improve its mobile business.  Watch Nintendo trade in real time here […]

Steam beta adds support for Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller

Steam already works with a bunch of gamepads, including PS4’s and Xbox 360’s/One’s, thanks to the Valve controller’s software component. But if you’d rather use Nintendo Switch’s, then you’ll have to be willing to take Steam’s beta client for a spin. The platform’s beta version has added support for the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, so […]

The Morning After: Nintendo’s DIY cardboard kits reviewed

Happy Friday morning! We bust out the cardboard and make a robot suit in our Nintendo Labo review, Apple ends its AirPort WiFi family and we figure out what’s going on with HD vinyl. There’s other things too, of course! Nintendo’s DIY cardboard kits reinvent gaming. Nintendo Labo review: a labor of love Nintendo’s Labo […]

Nintendo’s new multi-screen patent isn’t just crazy—it might already hide in Switch

Anybody familiar with Nintendo’s hardware history knows better than to expect the company to rest on its laurels. Sure enough, as the company’s Switch continues racking up sales, a hint at its next portable system has already arisen in the form of a patent that is too bonkers to ignore. Patents, after all, can be […]

FTC: Warranty-voiding language like Nintendo’s and Sony’s is illegal

Enlarge / No it isn’t. (credit: PROEirik Solheim) It’s common for manufacturers of cars, video game consoles, and other products to insist that consumers will void their warranty if they use unauthorized repair services or unauthorized third-party parts. Some even insist that you’ll void the warranty if you break the “warranty seal.” These policies are […]

Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda gets lifetime achievement award at DICE Awards

Genyo Takeda, 68, received the Lifetime Achievement award at the prestigious DICE Awards tonight during the DICE Summit elite gaming event in Las Vegas. Takeda was honored for his work on generations of Nintendo game consoles, including the Nintendo 64, GameCube, and the Nintendo Wii. He was formerly general manager of Nintendo’s Integrated Research & Development […]