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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Limited Edition Will Come With A GameCube Game Controller

When an iconic video game gets a new sequel fit for modern day consoles, you know it calls for a retro game controller to be introduced. Such is what Nintendo is doing with its upcoming video game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This much anticipated video game is set to hit the stores starting December 7, 2018 and along with it is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Limited Edition which will come with a copy of the game, a Nintendo GameCube Controller Super Smash Bros. Edition and a Nintendo GameCube Controller adapter, so it could be use on the Switch console. Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Limited Edition Will Come With A GameCube Game Controller

Nintendo Labo Adds Vehicle Kit, Lets You Drive, Fly And Command A Sub

I am sure you remember Nintendo’s cardboard-based gaming peripherals under its Labo series. The new Toy Cons is a Vehicle Kit that will let you drive, fly and even command a submarine like how they should be controlled. The Nintendo Switch Labo Vehicle Kit includes Car, Pedal, Plane, Key, and Submarine. The Car is presented as a steering wheel with various controls. The Pedal is what it says it is. The Plane is an aircraft control stick and the Submarine is a contraption that I don’t really understand. It is a box with dual steering wheel of sort, one on each side of the box. And then there is the key, which is a ‘magical’ accessory enabled by a Joy-Con controller. Continue reading Nintendo Labo Adds Vehicle Kit, Lets You Drive, Fly And Command A Sub

Anker Has The First Nintendo Switch-certified Portable Charger

We don’t need to tell you obvious caveat of portable gadgets. If you need a gentle reminder, then the caveat would be those gadgets will run out of juice. The groundbreaking console/handheld gaming device hybrid, Nintendo Switch, is no exception. Thankfully, solution exists to keep it juice on the go, but there aren’t one that’s “officially” recognized by the console maker – that’s until now. Meet the Anker PowerCore Nintendo Switch Portable Charger (basically, power bank, or portable battery) – the first Nintendo-certified portable Switch charger. Continue reading Anker Has The First Nintendo Switch-certified Portable Charger

Nintendo Poké Ball Plus Lets You Catch Pokémon Like It Was Meant To Be

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Switch accessory that will boost the realism of Pokémon experience. Meet the Poké Ball Plus, an actual Poké Ball that lets you catch Pokémon like it was meant to be, i.e. throwing it at the Pokémon and not swiping your finger on a touch display. But that is as far as realism goes. The truth is, you are not going to hurl this precious little ball and expecting it not to break. It will. That’s why, like any motion controller, it comes with a hand strap, so won’t actually crack your very expensive flat TV when you use it on the new Nintendo Switch Pokémon games (such as Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eevee!) which it also works with. Continue reading Nintendo Poké Ball Plus Lets You Catch Pokémon Like It Was Meant To Be

What Happens When You Photograph F1 With A Game Boy Camera

8-bit graphics is a far cry from today’s HD and UHD resolution, but it has its allure. For a Shanghai-base “slightly bearded Aussie,” this allure turns into curiosity; curiosity of how a Formula 1 race would look like if they are in 8-bit. To answer this question, Tim Binnion, AKA the slightly bearded Australian, armed himself with a Nintendo Game Boy outfitted with a 0.016 megapixel cartridge-based peripheral from 1998, a $10 smartphone zoom lens and a 3D printed lens mount, and proceed to capture some rather awesome images at the Chinese GP last month. Continue reading What Happens When You Photograph F1 With A Game Boy Camera

ColorWare Adds A Nostalgic Feel To Joy-Cons And Pro Controller

Last August, we were enamored by ColorWare’s Joy-Cons Classic, the Joy-Con controllers for Nintendo Switch that has been customized with to look like the classic NES console. All 25 sets were swiftly snapped up and if you missed it, fret not, cos’ ColorWare has brought it back. Well, kind of… The Joy-Cons 8-bit, as it is called, is not quite the Joy-Cons Classic. It is close enough though, sporting a Nintendo gray and black design with hints of red on the ABXY buttons. Continue reading ColorWare Adds A Nostalgic Feel To Joy-Cons And Pro Controller

Game Boy Alarm Clock Wakes You Up To The Tune Of Super Mario Land In 8-bit

In this smartphone age, there is hardly the need for a clock. Personally, I don’t even wear anything on the wrist if not for the fitness tracker I am committed to use to track my lazy ass. But somewhere, somehow, somebody managed to come out with certain clocks that make certain people unable to say no to a clock. The Game Boy Alarm Clock is just one of those clocks and its target market? Consumers like me who grew up with Game Boy and to a larger extend, Nintendo. At this point, we probably don’t see the need to even tell you what it is. Continue reading Game Boy Alarm Clock Wakes You Up To The Tune Of Super Mario Land In 8-bit

Someone Turned A GameCube Into A Dock For Nintendo Switch

Oh, look, someone had made two much loved Nintendo come together as one. Meet the GameCube Dock for Nintendo Switch, a lovely hack/mod executed beautifully by YouTuber Rated-e Mods, AKA Dorison Hugo. In a video posted four days ago, Rated-e Mods, with the help of a smooth voice over that sounds those you will heard in an infomercial program, show you how it is done. The video is fairly long running over 18 minutes and so, you can expect a lot of details which I will not be regurgitating here. It just makes no sense. I am no pro. Rated-e Mod is. Continue reading Someone Turned A GameCube Into A Dock For Nintendo Switch

Google Puts Mario On Google Maps For A Week To Mark Mario Day

Google Maps is as useful as it is and therefore, I see no real purpose in sprucing it up with Easter egg, but that does not stop Google from trying to make using Maps fun and the latest ‘thing’ that will make using the Maps fun (at least fans of Super Mario Bros. will be, I think) is the inclusion of the mustachioed plumber and his trusty Kart on the Maps. To mark Mario’s apparent special day, which happens to be on March 10 (that’s MAR10, btw), the team over at Google Maps collaborates with Nintendo to let the world famous plumber and his Kart lead you to your destination. Continue reading Google Puts Mario On Google Maps For A Week To Mark Mario Day

Nintendo Labo Is A Series Of Switch Peripherals Made Of Cardboard

Nintendo has announced an interesting product that will make the Nintendo Switch console more interesting. Well, not that it needed any, judging from the sales it has been getting thus far. Anywho, with the Nintendo Labo, it may pique non-adopters to pick a set. I know, I am suitably intrigued. So, why the heck is Nintendo Labo? Official words are, Nintendo Labo “combines the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations.” What that means is, Nintendo wants you to use cardboard to put together gaming peripherals to expand your further the fun of the switch. Continue reading Nintendo Labo Is A Series Of Switch Peripherals Made Of Cardboard