NINTENDO SWITCH

The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is Not Currently Worth Your Hard-Earned Money

Back in September, Nintendo announced a new tier to the existing Nintendo Switch Online plan by adding two new consoles, Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis, to the plan. While at the time the tier, titled the Expansion Pack in reference to the Nintendo 64’s RAM expansion, went unpriced, a later Animal…

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REVIEWS

Nintendo is Improving Joy-Cons to Avoid Drift, But Says it’s Inevitable

Nintendo has given two notable updates on the Switch’s on-going issues with Joy-Con drift, or how the console/handheld hybrid’s controllers have a tendency to detect input on their analog sticks where there is none. One update is good, the second? Less so. Let’s start with the good news. In an…

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Nintendo Switch Joins 21st Century By Enabling Bluetooth Headset Use

When Apple thought it had “courage” for removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, what I didn’t realize this meant at the time was that I was going to have to have two distinct sets of headphones on my person if I wanted to use both my phone and…

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Nintendo Denies Report Regarding OLED Switch Profitability

In a pretty out-of-character move, Nintendo has responded to a recent report from Bloomberg regarding its upcoming OLED Switch model, specifically focusing on the updated device’s profitability. The report broke down the profit margins for the upgraded console/handheld hybrid based on the difference in components, estimating the OLED models cost…

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Meet the Chef Who Transformed Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Food Into Gourmet Cuisine

Food in video games has often existed within the confines of arbitrary video game logic. Most often, it’s used to provide health boosts and stat buffs. But, the conversion between stew and adding +4 to evasion stats makes little to no real-life sense. Video game logic is also how a…

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FEATURES

A Massive, 65-Pound, Fully Functional Nintendo Switch May Be Impractical, But it’s Pretty Neat

The Nintendo Switch is handheld, but the world’s largest version of the device needs to be held with both arms. YouTuber Michael Pick has created a fully functional Nintendo Switch with a 30 by 70-inch 4K display, and while it’s not going on sale, it’s pretty neat to see him…

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Nintendo Reportedly Launching More Powerful Switch Model This Holiday

After reports surfaced last year that Nintendo would be producing a new Switch model capable of 4K output this year, a new story from Bloomberg has some more specifics about the long-rumored new version of the handheld/console hybrid. According to the report, the new model will launch in 2021, and…

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Keyboard vs. Keyboard, This Is How the Next Gen Consoles CLACK UP

One odd thing I find myself excited about each new generation is the myriad ways game consoles let us communicate with each other. While there’s a number of voice-driven options — including headsets, built-in microphones, and inexplicable mobile apps — I’ve always kind of preferred a good old keyboard with little letters on…

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REVIEWS

The Switch Has Been the Best-Selling U.S. Console for Almost Two Years

The Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling hardware platform in the U.S. for 23 consecutive months, just one month short of two full years. The data was confirmed by The NPD Group, an industry tracking firm. According to analyst Mat Piscatella, the Switch set a new U.S. October hardware sales…

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Report: Nintendo Releasing a 4K-Compatible Switch in 2021

In news that is bound to suck the life out of handheld devices’ batteries everywhere, a report from Bloomberg says that Nintendo is looking to release a new version of the Switch next year, and it might support 4K output. According to Bloomberg’s sources, the plan to hold off any…

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WayForward Is Releasing a New Bakugan Game in the Year of our Lord 2020

In one of the most absolutely inexplicable moves of 2020, WayForward is releasing a Bakugan game, at least six years after the last time anyone actually thought about Bakugan. Everytime I write the word “Bakugan” my brain tells me that this is a goof and I am writing a joke…

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100 Free Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Names

Choosing a name for your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a villager, second only to selecting an island in the first place. It’s not something that can ever be changed, no matter how many dozens (or hundreds) of hours you…

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LISTS

Gals’ Fighters, One of the Best Handheld Fighting Games Ever, Now on eShop

This is gonna sound crazy if you don’t remember what life was like when area codes mattered, but back in the rosy-pink halcyon days of the late 90s/early 2000s, hardware manufacturers other than Nintendo sometimes made a run at the handheld video game market. It didn’t even have to be…

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Fanbyte Morning News April 24, 2020

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Third Super Mario Maker 2 Update Lets You Make Your Own Damn World

Surprise! It’s inching towards midnight on a Monday-ass Monday night, so now is of course the perfect time for Nintendo to reveal the third (and final) “major” update to Super Mario Maker 2. Arriving for free this Wednesday, April 22, Super Mario Maker 2‘s big sendoff patch adds a ton…

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Fanbyte Morning News April 20, 2020

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Fanbyte Sunday Edition April 19, 2020

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Can’t Get a Nintendo Switch? Resellers Using Bots Like This Are to Blame

Given how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions under quarantine, it’s hard to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch these days. Demand has skyrocketed, while supply is struggling to catch up — and resellers who are buying the console and selling them at vastly higher prices are only…

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Fanbyte Morning News April 14, 2020

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PODCASTS

Switch Owners Can Finally Move Games Directly to Their SD Card

For as objectively great of a console as the Nintendo Switch is, some things about it are still weirdly backwards. There’s the whole voice chat support thing, the companion app, the lack of a Netflix app, and until today, the fact that you couldn’t rebind the controllers at the system…

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