If scored a brand new gaming console this holiday season (or any other time), you’re going to want to get it up and running as quickly as possible—here’s how to get started with your PlayStation, Xbox, or Switch, as well as some tips for customising your new gaming machine and exploring some of its features.
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I am bad at Super Smash Bros. Maybe you are too! We could listen to our betters, who claim the only tact for improving is to “get gud,” or we could employ the time-honored tradition of modifying our hardware to make our gaming a little less shitty. This isn’t me encouraging you to apply some shady mod that lets you cheat though. These are tips for upgrading you Switch through with dongles, controllers, and display devices.
You just bought a new Nintendo Switch. Now it’s time to figure out what games you want to play. We’ve got you covered.
Diablo III is basically Gauntlet on steroids and with better menus, which both helps and hurts its newest iteration on the Switch. The much-anticipated Switch port, which will be released November 2, teases at being the go-to couch multiplayer game Diablo III was always meant to be, and in some cases, succeeds at it.
Yet where its Switch iteration shines, unfortunately, is its single-player.
I didn’t hate the Switch when I reviewed it last year, but after spending an entire day hunting it down in stores I could easily say it wasn’t exceptional enough to warrant camping out or paying Craigslist scalpers. A year later I stand by that sentiment, but I don’t have to stand in line any more. I can stop into any store and pick one up, hassle-free, for $399. Anyone can. Which is wonderful, because despite the system’s vocal gamer fans, the Nintendo Switch is the console that’s actually best for every else.
If you’ve picked up a Switch you’ve no doubt been impressed by the games and the overall design, but decidedly underwhelmed by the display—which is uglier than the ones found on cheaper products like the Amazon Fire. Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Nintendo is considering another model of the Switch—this time with a display that actually shows off all those pretty games.
Even if it’s technically new, Nintendo Switch Online shouldn’t seem especially new to anyone.
Like Xbox Live Gold for the Xbox One and PlayStation Plus on the PlayStation 4, the new $29.95 subscription for everyone’s favourite “hybrid” console confers a couple of services gamers on other platforms would consider standard — the ability to play games online and access to cloud storage for game saves — as well as a couple of bizarre features, such as online chat through a phone app (don’t ask), and offers to buy exclusive products such as NES-controller shaped Joy-Cons.
I’ve got to admit, despite owning a launch day Nintendo Switch and more games for it than I’ve had time to beat, when the first two Labo kits came out in earlier this year in May, I skipped over them like a hot turd on a steamy footpath.
So eBay has come out swinging with its Amazon Prime competitor, called eBay Plus. It's got some nice perks, but maybe not enough to get you to sign up. Well, you might want to take advantage of the free trail, at least for the weekend, as eBay is offering some unbelievable deals for products from Dyson, Nintendo and GoPro, to name a few.
Earlier this week, Nintendo delighted Fortnite fans by announcing that the game, which might just be the most popular game being played right now, was coming to the Switch immediately. Even better, Switch players would be able to compete with PC and Xbox players, too - instant digital distribution and multiplayer open to all!
Nintendo's announcement felt like a dream come true after years of console makers refusing to play nice. But it isn't a dream, because Sony continues to flip the bird to its competitors and Fortnite players on the PS4 are being left out in the cold, unable to play with Xbox or Switch gamers.
E3 2018 is here, and companies have already announced more games than you can shake a Joy-Con at. But what about consoles? The last few years have seen E3 inundated with either rumours or news about new consoles from the big three. This year's gaming expo has been a touch on the lighter side when it comes to hardware announcements, but still had an interesting reveal or two from the show's biggest players. Depending on your console of choice, that might be a good thing.
YouTube's My Mate VINCE has a knack for wiring modern video game consoles to old-school TVs. After perfecting his skills, he's hacked together what is undoubtedly his greatest, most absurd creation: a resurrected boombox that lets gamers play their favourite titles anywhere they're strong enough to carry this monstrosity.