Our readers find Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers a crushing disappointment

I’ve been playing a lot of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and it’s been mostly a delight. I talk to my villagers, I buy and make cool stuff for my house and I go to K.K. Slider’s concerts every Saturday. But it’s not all fantastic: When I go to grab...

The first ‘Pokémon Sword’ and ‘Shield’ expansion arrives June 17th

Nintendo will release the Isle of Armor, the first downloadable content from Pokémon Sword and Shield's upcoming expansion pass, on June 17th. On Tuesday, the company released a trailer that gives Pokémon fans a better idea of what to expect from the...

The best gifts for the new grads in your life

The year 2020 is turning out to be a strange one to say the least, but we can still celebrate momentous occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. Pandemic or not, now is typically the time that seniors in colleges and universities acro...

‘Wild Guns’ and ‘Panel de Pon’ are coming to Switch Online next week

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‘Paper Mario: The Origami King’ arrives on Nintendo Switch on July 17th

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‘What the Golf’ is coming to the Nintendo Switch on May 21st

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Dock Your Nintendo Switch in the World of Animal Crossing

The game Animal Crossing: New Horizons is all the rage with Nintendo Switch players these days. If you’re a fan of the series, then here’s a cool way to store and display your game system.

Etsy artist Violet Senpai makes these awesome 3D-printed Animal Crossing island docks, which have been lovingly painted to look like they came right out of the popular world-building game, and look great alongside your Amiibo characters too. It offer a cozy, padded spot for your switch behind its puffy trees, and includes a connector cable to link from the back of the island to the standard Switch dock.

They come in color schemes for winter, spring, summer, and fall, as well as one with all Sakura trees. Violet says she can customize the paint colors and do things like turn the apples into peaches, she’s happy to do that too. The dock is available on the Senpai3D Etsy shop for $115.

How do you feel about the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con gamepads?

Although the Nintendo Switch has quickly risen to be one of the best-selling consoles of all time, its built-in controllers have had a bumpier reception from fans. Some players have experienced a ‘drift’ issue that causes one or both thumbsticks to m...