Anti-Brexit RPG ‘Not Tonight’ is coming to Switch

The anti-Brexit game Not Tonight may be a year old, but it's still just as relevant. With the Brexit deadline pushed back to October and heightened political tension in the US, the game's digs at the gig economy, right-wing extremism and nationalism...

‘Luigi’s Mansion 3’ is coming out on Halloween

You'll be able to help Luigi and his new pal Gooigi tackle hordes of ghosts at the spookiest time of year, because Nintendo has confirmed Luigi's Mansion 3 will arrive on Switch October 31st. In the first incarnation of the series on the hybrid conso...

There’s a new ‘Super Monkey Ball’ game is on its way

A new Super Monkey Ball game will be arriving later this year -- at least, it will in Japan. Game developer Famtisu confirmed this week in a blog post that a new entry in the popular series will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch....

‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ is a slice of epic life

This article contains no story details, beyond those revealed in the game's official trailers. There is discussion of some mechanics and procedural details yet to be shown by Nintendo. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the game Fates should have been....

The Nintendo Switch Lite vs. the original Switch: What’s changed?

We knew it was coming, but Nintendo's finally drawn the curtain back on a smaller, portable-only version of its successful Switch console. It'll be out in September, in plenty of time before the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield this Novembe...

The Nintendo Switch Lite is an ‘unswitchable’, affordable, handheld version of its predecessor

Is the Switch even a switch if it can’t switch? No, that isn’t the latest tongue-twister keeping teens entertained on the interwebz, it’s a genuine question a lot of us have. Nintendo’s Switch, when first released nearly 2 years ago, promised a versatile gaming experience. The screen and joy-cons could detach, allowing you to play solo, multiplayer, on the go, on a TV, or even using Nintendo’s extensive Labo Kits. It was a reimagination of Nintendo’s gaming experience, and coupled with the company’s popular titles like Pokémon and Mario, the Switch was an absolute win. Just hours back, Nintendo debuted the Switch Lite, the Switch’s smaller brother. While that strategy worked in the past for Nintendo, with its DS gaming system, the Lite version of the Switch sort of contradicts everything Nintendo was trying to build with the Switch… or does it?

The Switch Lite is smaller, lighter, and less versatile than its older brother. The last bit comes with reason. Also made to be $100 cheaper than the Switch, the Switch Lite is like the iPhone 5C or the Pixel 3a of the gaming world… the same old experience, with a slashed price tag and a few constraints. The Switch Lite works with all the titles on the Switch, but was designed for single, handheld playing. It comes with a slightly smaller 5.5 inch touchscreen, and a better battery life. The controls are built in, and don’t slide outwards like the Switch, and the Lite doesn’t connect to the TV… so why does it have the “Switch” title to it when it can’t switch?

The Switch Lite isn’t a replacement device… it’s a recruitment device. For all the people who want to be a part of the Switch eco-system but can’t, that’s who the Switch Lite is for. Designed to allow more people to enjoy Nintendo’s titles, the Switch Lite does have some caveats, but at the end of the day, it’s still a perfectly good controller, with all the gameplay features and is compatible across all of Nintendo’s games. Sure, it doesn’t switch like its big brother does, but with its $199 price tag, it lets you play all of Nintendo’s latest and greatest games, including Mario Kart with your friends (over an internet connection), and Pokemon Pikachu and Eevee Go!

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Players have created over 2 million levels on ‘Super Mario Maker 2’

Super Mario Maker 2 players are having a busy summer. Nintendo announced today that players have uploaded 2 million courses on the level creator since its worldwide release on June 28th. The highly-anticipated Nintendo Switch sequel to Super Mario Ma...

The best games for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's Switch is on a roll. The youngest of the games consoles is punching above its weight with a mix of core Nintendo games that have pushed iconic characters like Mario and Link into the modern gaming age. The Switch is also a portable console...