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How to do a Custom Paint Job on the Joy-Cons

Want to learn how to paint your Switch controller to a different color? Check out this guide with step-by-step pictures for how to paint Joy-Cons a different color using only spray paint.

Tangledeep Developer Interview #2 – Switch Sales Account for 50% of revenue

Lead developer at Impact Gameworks, Andrew Aversa, answered some questions about the Tangledeep update. Interestingly, the Switch version now accounts for 50% of the game’s total revenue.

Tangledeep Switch Update Includes Two New Expansions

Switch owners have been waiting for an update for Tangledeep DLC for nearly a year. To help ease the wait, developer Impact Gameworks has made the first DLC available to Switch owners for free.

10 Best Switch Games to Play During Quarantine

Being stuck inside all day due to quarantine measures doesn’t mean you have to be bored. There are plenty of great Switch games that can occupy your time while you’re inside. Check out some of the best Switch games to play during quarantine.

La-Mulana 1 & 2 Tips and Tricks for Switch – Think Like an Archaeologist

The La-Mulana series of games are best described as a hardcore archaeology simulator in the trappings of a Metroidvania. You’ll need all of your wits about you to solve the game’s puzzles without a guide – which you may end up using anyway. Here are a few tips to help you get started with La-Mulana on Switch.

Every Trailer From the Nintendo Indie World Showcase

Nintendo’s March 17 Indie World presentation revealed a few great upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch. Many of these are timed exclusives for consoles. Here is every announcement and trailer showcased today.

10 Switch Games like Animal Crossing

Looking for games like Animal Crossing to tide you over until New Horizons releases? Check out this list of games that offer the small-town vibe from Animal Crossing.

Cat Quest Switch Review

Cat Quest on Switch is an exceptional action adventure game that features plenty of locations to explore and loot to collect. It’s a fun romp as a singleplayer experience.

Nintendo Switch Lounges Coming to U.S. Airports

Nintendo is expanding its Switch promotion strategy to include ‘Switch lounges’ in select airports across the United States. Travelers can stop by to play the latest Switch games and receive coupons on any Nintendo purchase now through March.

7 Tips for Getting Started in Eternal – A Deck-Building Card Game on Switch

Eternal is a free-to-play deck-building card game on Nintendo Switch, similar to Magic: The Gathering. This quick getting started guide helps familiarize you with how best to start the game as a new player.

How to use a Bluetooth headset with Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch does not support Bluetooth devices like headsets and keyboards out of the box. You will need a special Bluetooth adapter to use a wireless headset with the Nintendo Switch. Here’s a quick guide on what you need for wireless audio on the Switch.

70% of Nintendo Switch Lite Buyers are first time Switch owners

A recent Q&A session for Nintendo investors reveals that 70% of Nintendo Switch Lite purchasers are first-time Switch owners. The smaller form factor and lower price are likely appealing factors to adoption.

FBI busts hacker stealing Nintendo code with disturbing images

The FBI busted a hacker who focused on Nintendo servers since 2016. The 21-year-old man used phishing techniques on Nintendo employees and insiders to leak information about upcoming plans.

10 Best Switch Roguelikes to Play – Part 2

There are plenty of exceptional roguelike games on the Nintendo Switch. In the first part of this series, we highlighted plenty of great games like The Binding of Isaac, Tangledeep, and more. This list continues our look at the best Switch roguelikes on the platform.

Almost There: The Platformer Review

Almost There: The Platformer is a hardcore platformer with over 150 levels for players to attempt.

Do you still pay for Nintendo Switch Online?

Nintendo Switch Online launched nearly a year ago. It brought cloud saves, some older Nintendo games, and Tetris 99. A year on, are you still willing to pay for Nintendo Switch Online?

Before the Joy-Cons – Nintendo Experimented with a Modular Controller Concept

Back in 2013, Nintendo patented a new controller concept that featured modular design. Parts like analog sticks, D-Pads, and additional buttons could be swapped out at will. The design is likely a precursor to the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons.

The Wonderful 101 is Delightfully Weird – and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch

Platinum Games is turning to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to bring its Wii U exclusive game, The Wonderful 101 to Nintendo Switch and other platforms. This time the game will be self-published.

‘The Witcher’ fans should check out Thronebreaker on Switch

If you recently watched The Witcher on Netflix and you’re looking for more stories set in the world of Geralt, check out Thronebreaker: The Witcher tales. The game is also a great introduction to Gwent with plenty of card puzzles to challenge yourself.

Top 10 Best Selling Switch Games as of 2019

Nintendo’s latest financial call has revealed some of what we can expect from the company this year. In addition, Nintendo updated their sales forecast for the best selling Switch games as of 2019.

The Animal Crossing Switch is a Safe Buy — No New Switch Model in 2020

Nintendo has unveiled a new Animal Crossing-themed Switch to coincide with the release of New Horizons. If you’re considering getting it, you should know Nintendo has no new plans to release a beefed up Switch this year.

What Happened to the Switch eShop Reviews System?

Over a year ago, Nintendo added a way for gamers to review the games they bought on the eShop. The eShop reviews system was quickly removed and hasn’t re-appeared since. Why?

10 Best Viking Games on Nintendo Switch

Love Vikings and want to raid and pillage as one? Check out these Viking games on Switch that offer a mix of action, strategy, and tactical combat set in the world of the Northmen.

Top 15 Free Switch Games You Should Play

Want to play some of the best free switch games on the eShop? Look no further than this list of the best free Switch games that don’t require a Nintendo Switch online subscription.

10 Best Switch God Games – Guide Your People Through The Ages

The Switch has a handful of ‘god games’ where you manage people and help them grow. These games are worth checking out if you like simulation games and guiding people through history – or just smashing face as a god online.

Top 10 Switch Tower Defense Games to Master

Tower defense games have a unique combination of strategy and resource management that provides unique and challenging gameplay. Check out some of the best tower defense games on Nintendo Switch. There’s even one that is completely free to play!

Best Cheap eShop Games Under $5 on Switch

Some of the best cheap eShop games on Nintendo Switch cost less than a fiver. Check out these awesome games if you’re looking for a great game on a budget.

Wargroove DLC Details Revealed

Chucklefish has announced an entirely new DLC designed for co-op play in mind. Several new changes are coming, including a new story campaign!

Tired of Hearthstone? Try Eternal, the Best Card Game on Switch

Are you tired of how greedy Hearthstone feels? Maybe you’re sick of how RNG reliant it can be. Eternal features deep strategy on the same level with Magic: The Gathering in Hearthstone’s easy to parse format. The game is now free-to-play on Switch. Check out our guide on how to get 32 packs for free.

10 Best Roguelikes on Switch

Looking for a new roguelike game to play on the Switch? Check out this list of some of the best roguelikes available on the platform.

Blasphemous Review ⁠— One of the Best Metroidvanias on Switch

Blasphemous is a masterful combination of Dark Souls-inspired gameplay with the sprawling world and lore we’ve come to expect in Metroidvania games.

Why You Probably Shouldn’t Buy the Switch Lite Just Yet

The Switch Lite is now available for only $200, but the low priced console may not be worth it. Read on to find out why.

Graveyard Keeper Tips & Tricks

Need some help understanding graveyard management in Graveyard Keeper? Check out this nifty tips and tricks guide.

7 best cooking recipes to use in Breath of the Wild

Curious about the cooking system in Breath of the Wild? Check out this guide on the best recipes to use for health, status effects, and more.

Top 10 Metroidvania Games on Switch

With Metroidvania inspired games making a resurgence of late, there are plenty of great games to choose from on the Nintendo Switch. Check out our runners up list for some of the less well-known Metroidvania games on Switch.

Best Prime Day Switch Deals

Looking for the best deals for Nintendo Switch games and accessories this Prime Day? Look no further than our list, which highlights the best Prime Day Switch deals.

Best Super Mario Maker 2 Stylus

People who pre-ordered Super Mario Maker 2 can get a free stylus. Everyone else should check our list for the best Super Mario Maker 2 stylus.

Anker Switch Power Bank Review

Looking for a power bank for the Nintendo Switch that offers multiple charges in a small package? Look no further than the Anker PowerCore 13,400 Nintendo Switch edition. Here’s our full review.

Graveyard Keeper Review

Graveyard Keeper is finally available on Switch, but it turns out it’s just as broken as other platforms. Underneath a shiny coat of beautiful pixel art lives a deeply flawed and broken game.

A first look at the world of Cadence of Hyrule

An Indie World presentation gives us our first look at Cadence of Hyrule, the upcoming crossover between Crypt of the Necrodancer and The Legend of Zelda. Cadence of Hyrule is releasing next month.

Metroidvania Timespinner gets Switch release date

Timespinner is a crowdfunded Metroidvania making its way to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in June. The game has hugely positive ratings on Steam.

Warlocks 2: God Slayers bringing co-op action to Switch in June

Qubic Games have finally revealed the release date for Warlocks 2, a unique co-op action platformer. Players can choose from five different warlocks to play through the game solo or with friends.

Gato Roboto releasing on Switch this week

Charming 8-bit Metroidvania Gato Roboto is hitting the Nintendo eShop this week. Take a cat on a robotic adventure through an alien world full of treacherous traps and use your feline instincts to survive and save your ship’s captain.

The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse update now live on Switch

OneBitBeyond has been hard at work on squashing bugs in the microRPG The Swords of Ditto. The 1.17 update is now live for Nintendo Switch users, with plenty of bugfixes and issues addressed.

90% of Hazelnut Bastille Backers want the Switch version

Hazelnut Bastille recently issued a backer update for its Kickstarter campaign. The update confirms the studio has been approved to receive a Switch devkit and a surprising amount of interest in the Switch version of the game.

Dead Cells: Rise of the Giant Free DLC now available on Switch

Motion Twin has released the FREE Rise of the Giant DLC for Dead Cells. The game has also reached 2 million sales total, making it one of the most successful indies released this year.

How Slay the Spire’s Original Interface Almost Killed the Game

Slay the Spire combines tactical RPGs with a card-based combat system. The result is a satisfying tactical roguelike. Mega Crit discusses how the interface for Slay the Spire came together and how intents were designed to clearly communicate attacks in the Twitch era.

Blazing Beaks Review for Nintendo Switch

Blazing Beaks is a mash-up between Enter the Gungeon, Nuclear Throne, and The Binding of Isaac. The game is best played co-op with another person, but it can be a fun single-player experience. Be sure to read the rest of our review.

Baba Is You Walkthrough – Help With All Baba Is You Levels

Are you having trouble completing a certain level in Baba Is You? This walkthrough showcases how to progress through each level in the game. (Note: Some levels are missing as they were added to the game after this walkthrough was recorded.)

Behind the design of FTL & Into the Breach

No Clip sat down with Subset Games at the most recent GDC to talk about their inspiration for some of the design choices behind FTL and Into the Breach. If you enjoyed either of these strategy games, this short documentary is worth a watch.

Darkwood Coming to Nintendo Switch This Month

Top-down procedurally generated horror game Darkwood finally has release dates for all the console versions. The Darkwood Switch release date is May 16. Check out the new trailer inside.

Vblank Entertainment releases new ‘Hostile Takeover’ Shakedown: Hawaii trailer

Check out the new ‘Hostile Takeover’ trailer for Shakedown: Hawaii, showing you some of the ‘business practices’ you can engage in.

Steamworld Quest Tips and Tricks

Steamworld Quest is the latest installment in the Steamworld series. This card-based RPG is vastly different than the previous games. If you’re struggling with core concepts, check out these Steamworld Quest tips & tricks.

Shakedown Hawaii coming to Switch on May 7

After missing the 2017 release date, Vblank Entertainment has finally revealed the release date trailer for Shakedown Hawaii.

Abstraction Games Interview with Ralph Egas

Abstraction Games has been in the porting business for a long time. Ralph Egas sat down with us and discussed some of the challenges his team has faced porting games to Nintendo Switch.

Monster Slayers Tips & Tricks

Monster Slayers is a roguelike deck-building game with eight different classes. It’s similar to Slay the Spire, but with enough differences that it feels refreshing to play.

Monster Slayers Review

Monster Slayers is a roguelike deck-building game with eight player classes. Don’t let the game’s simple aesthetic fool you, it’s just as fun as the more well-known Slay the Spire.

Yacht Club Games worked hard to publish Cyber Shadow

Yacht Club Games said it took plenty of convincing to get MekaSkull to agree to a publishing deal. He initially said no when they approached him about publishing Cyber Shadow.

Path To Mnemosyne is a weird adventure puzzle game headed to the Switch

Path To Mnemosyne is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 16. The unique puzzle adventure game takes place in a world of infinite zoom.

Super Meat Boy Forever delayed

Tom Refenes has revealed that Super Meat Boy Forever has been delayed from its April release date. Speaking with RPS at PAX East, he says it will come when it’s finished.

Miyamoto and Aonuma loved Crypt of the Necrodancer

Game Informer has revealed that both Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma loved Crypt of the Necrodancer, which spawned the Cadence of Hyrule spin-off.

Panic Button Bringing Hob & Torchlight II to Switch

Legendary porting studio Panic Button is working on bringing Hob: Definitive Edition to Nintendo Switch. They’re also bringing Torchlight 2 to consoles, though no specific platforms were announced.

Shovel Knight Showdown gameplay from PAX East 2019

Check out this new gameplay video of Shovel Knight Showdown from PAX East that features new characters revealed at the show.

Interview with Nomada Studio, creators of GRIS

We sat down with the creative director of GRIS to discuss how this exquisite artistic experience came to Nintendo Switch and whether we can expect a physical edition any time soon.

Yacht Club Games announces Cyber Shadow

Yacht Club Games has announced it is helping publish a new 8-bit ninja action game called Cyber Shadow. The game has been in development for more than ten years and YCG has spent the last year helping polish it.

Graveyard Keeper Switch version revealed at PAX East

Lazy Bear Games has finally announced that Graveyard Keeper is coming to Nintendo Switch. The not-so-accurate medieval graveyard simulator is like a quirky Stardew Valley.

Dead Cells: Rise of the Giant DLC announced

Motion Twin has announced a new free DLC for Dead Cells. Rise of the Giant was revealed in an animated short.

How to fix controller drift on the Switch Joy-Cons

Do you have a pair of Joy-Cons that you can’t use anymore because they drift annoyingly? Check out this Switch controller drift fix that costs less than $10.

Steamworld Quest coming to Nintendo Switch on April 25

Image & Form has revealed SteamWorld Quest will launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch on April 25. Check out 22 minutes of exclusive gameplay footage inside.

10 Best Selling Indie Games on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo revealed the best-selling indie games for Nintendo Switch over the last year. Several newcomers on the list, while others made the list for a second consecutive year.

Baba Is You Review

Guide a small sheep-cat through a world that can be changed with words. Solve complex puzzles by thinking outside the box. Baba Is Fun. Baba Is Puzzles. Baba Is You.

Nintendo Switch News Round-up: Tetris 99 Maximus Cup, Switch vs. Xbox sales & more

A lot has happened this week in Nintendo land. Don’t miss a peek at everything weird and wonderful in the news this week.

What’s New in the Switch eShop – March 7th

Several new games are available on the Nintendo eShop this week. Indie highlights include strange puzzler Baba Is You, Assault Android Cactus+, and Hard West.

Super Rare Games Interview with George Perkins

We sat down and had a chat with Super Rare Games’ George Perkins about how the collectible indie game business is doing.

7 great player-created Wargroove map codes to try

Looking for some custom maps to enjoy with your friends in Wargroove? Check out these amazing player-created maps from the community.

Tangledeep Dev Interview: Switch at 23% of lifetime PC sales after one month, DLC is confirmed for Switch

We recently sat down with the lead developer of Tangledeep to discuss the game and the process of porting it to Nintendo Switch.

Thea: The Awakening Review

Thea: The Awakening is a god-simulator mixed with a dash of 4X and survival with card-based combat. Not everything has to be solved with the edge of a blade, either.

Tangledeep Review

Tangledeep is a deep tactical roguelike with a forgiving adventure mode. The unique job system lets you switch classes at any time, mixing and matching skills as you go. This unique story-driven roguelike is worth a look even if you usually avoid games with roguelike mechanics.

Wargroove Quality of Life improvements on the way

Chucklefish has outlined a series of quality of life improvements for Wargroove that addresses player criticism about difficulty and other missing options.

Thoughts on the Nintendo Direct

Nintendo announced several new games today during a new Nintendo Direct presentation. Here’s a quick recap of everything that was announced, including my reaction to it.

MuHa Games Interview – Thea: The Awakening’s launch on Switch was better than PS4/XB1

MuHa Games speaks about the recent launch of Thea: The Awakening on Nintendo Switch. This unique strategy game has performed better on Switch than on other consoles, though PC reigns supreme.

Robothorium Review

Robothorium is a turn-based, tactical RPG that draws inspiration from games like XCOM and Darkest Dungeon. Lead your robots on a revolution by supporting one of five different factions.

Aragami: Shadow Edition Interview

NintendoLife interviewed the developers of Aragami: Shadow Edition. This definitive version of the stealth beat ’em up featuring all DLC is coming to the Nintendo Switch on February 21st.

Etherborn Rebirth Trailer

Etherborn is a gravity-puzzle platformer set in an M.C. Escher-like world.

Nintendo reveals the Switch Online NES games for February

Get Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby’s Adventure on NES this month through Nintendo Switch Online.

Players are re-creating Advance Wars maps inside Wargroove

You can now experience your favorite Advance Wars maps directly in Wargroove from these player creations.

Tangledeep Patch 1.01 coming soon to Switch

The developer of Tangledeep has a new patch on the way to fix save corruption issues. Full patch notes inside.

Tangledeep Tips & Tricks For Roguelike Beginners

Having trouble getting started in the vast world of Tangledeep? Follow these tips and tricks to help you live longer on your journey.

The Liar Princess & the Blind Prince Trailer

NIS America has revealed a brand new trailer for The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince showcasing the game’s puzzling gameplay.

Fortuna Update launching tomorrow on Nintendo Switch

The Fortuna: Part 1 update will be live on Nintendo Switch starting tomorrow. Explore Orb Vallis, get a moa pet, and use kitguns in this new update.

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