We played Doom on the Nintendo Switch, and it was fine—mostly

Bethesda’s fall preview tour reached New York yesterday, and while it boasted new looks at the publisher’s VR experiments and big holiday-season releases, I was most curious to check out a game I already played to death when it came out last year: Id Software’s excellent Doom reboot. This wasn’t just any version of …

Read This: Hackers may have found a tribute to Nintendo's former president hidden in the Switch

Back in July, a poster on a forum dedicated to hacking and homebrewing Nintendo hardware reported something weird happening with their Switch: they set the game console down, and when they returned to it, it was running the old Nintendo Entertainment System game Golf. They apparently played the game for a bit, then…

You can’t destroy a Nintendo Switch even if you want to

Amazon may have struggled to get its “guarantee release-date delivery” Nintendo Switches out on time, but the good news is that once you have it, it’s pretty hard to destroy it. At least that’s what the gentlemen of the Waterjet Channel YouTube account discovered when they set about cutting into a Nintendo Switch with…

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Let’s badger the one person on staff who has a Nintendo Switch with our questions

Nintendo’s newest system, the Switch, is set to debut in little over a week on March 3. Some of us at The A.V. Club are already fully on board and have theirs pre-ordered. Others are a little more hesitant. But thanks to a squandered genie’s wish, Gameological editor Matt Gerardi is the only one among us who has…

Nintendo releases ad encouraging you to play its new system on the shitter

The Nintendo Switch is the latest in Nintendo’s long exploration of where, and how, we play video games, combining a portable system with a typical, TV-based console. The famed game company has played with these big concepts before, via the Wii’s revolutionary use of motion controls and the Wii U’s embrace of…

Nintendo’s new controllers make the Switch a versatile video game canvas

Prior to actually playing the Switch, it seemed the system itself was the star of Nintendo’s latest game console. Rather than a big hunk of plastic that you leave plugged into your TV, the Switch is a tablet. You can lock a controller onto either side of the screen—each pad resembling one half of your typical Xbox or…