Nintendo’s Switch NES gamepads are an unnecessary blast from the past

How much would you pay to be transported back into the 8-bit era? Nintendo already gave us a taste of nostalgia with the $ 60 NES Classic, and now it’s offering a similar experience with a pair of NES controllers for the Switch. The big downsides: They also cost $ 60 and they’re only available […]

Japanese auction reveals Nintendo’s first Wii remote… for the GameCube

Yahoo Auctions Over the weekend, a Japanese auction site revealed an incredibly rare version of Nintendo’s Wii remote: one that was designed not for a Wii console, but for the previous generation’s GameCube. And at least one game developer has already attested to its legitimacy. The previously unrevealed remote controller, which sold at Yahoo Auctions for […]

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 […]