What makes sideways the best way?
It's no secret that one of the biggest joys of Nintendo's latest console is the ability to slide off each side of it to turn one controller into two, but it's also no secret that it's not the most comfortable way to game. As such, many companies including Nintendo themselves have attempted to create little plastic...
Pro controller, case and Joy-Con - we'll take the lot, please
Update: Nintendo of America replied to our question regarding availability of the accessories featured in this article, simply saying "we have nothing to announce on this topic." If Nintendo should announce availability for these at a later update, we'll make a new post. ...
Useful, but not that useful
Hidden features are a staple of Nintendo consoles; where other manufacturers may drag you through a twenty minute tutorial after ever major update, Nintendo often prefers to give you the basics and then let you discover all the little twiddly bits in your own way. And as it happens, the Joy-Con controllers and the Pro...
HD Rumble in the tumble
Playing single-player games in a co-op fashion isn't a new idea for those playing the Switch, but most of the time it's monstrously impractical. That's not the case for upcoming Switch game TumbleSeed that employs its controls so simply that a Joy-Con per person is not only a reality, but it's a lot of fun. The difficulty...
Now you'll never be out of charge
In the rush to cover all the Nintendo Direct news coming out last night, we only briefly touched on this. In addition to the Neon Yellow Joy-Con, which will be released alongside ARMS, and the possibility of buying a standalone Switch dock, Nintendo also sneaked in the unveiling of the Joy-Con AA battery pack into...
Another fun colour option
During the Nintendo Direct today it was revealed that ARMS would be released on 16th June along with Neon Yellow Joy-Con which hit stores on the same day. Matching Joy-Con straps will also be available. There's not too much to say about this other than they are a perfect match for the brightly coloured palette of ARMS. Now...
There's already loads of them
The Nintendo Switch may not have been out for very long, but already we're seeing a wealth of games supporting co-op play thanks most likely to the flexibility and appeal of the Joy-Con controllers. Make sure you check out the video above where we look at the top five of these games that are out there for you to...
Born to Play
It was only a matter of time before folks started painting their Switch Joy-Con to suit their retro system of choice and we have to say this GameCube-inspired offering by the talented guys over at Boss Fight Props looks amazing. In addition to spraying the two Joy-Con controllers and grip in the classic GameCube purple, red and green...
Connectivity issues blamed on a 'manufacturing variation'
When the Nintendo Switch launched there were some valid and frivolous complaints around it online - one issue that had a decent amount of credence related to the left Joy-Con controller. In some cases users reported connectivity issues, and naturally the internet broke it down to an...
So, it is a hardware issue
One of the issues echoed by many Switch owners at launch was that the left Joy-Con was prone to connectivity issues when detached from the Switch. Naturally, this seemed to be a relatively small percentage of the userbase, but it was nonetheless prevalent enough that it seemed to highlight a widespread issue. Later...
Strike fear into the heart of your 1-2-Switch opponents!
Are you fed up of losing rounds in 1-2-Switch? Perhaps you need this intimidating 3D-printed knuckle grip to strike fear into the heart of your opponent? It's hard to think of an genuine application for the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Knuckles made by "The Engineer" and offered for sale at $25 in...
Retailer refunding the cost of replacements
Update: Since this report went live we've been told of several other cases. These were all offered the same refund - the price of a new pair of Joy-Cons - but replacement systems were offered initially; each person turned this option down due to lack of available stock. A 15 percent refund - around £40 -...
There's a fix, if you're good with a soldering iron
Plenty of us are already enjoying our brand new Nintendo Switch consoles but reports that Joy-Cons are randomly disconnecting have sullied the experience for some. We'd held out hope that this issue could be solved via a software update but Ars Technica is now offering the opinion that the problem...
"Check for possible sources of interference"
A bit of an ongoing saga around the Nintendo Switch has revolved around scenarios in which the Joy-Con controllers - particularly the left one - lose their connection. Far more prevalent on that left controller, it seems the Bluetooth-driven signal can struggle if the controller is 'obstructed' from a...
Not fixed by the day one update, though some disagree
Over the past week or so there's been some chatter around issues with the left Joy-Con occasionally disconnecting from the Nintendo Switch. While it appears to be a relatively infrequent occurrence (in many cases happening a few times over many hours, or not at all with this writer) it's the sort...
Poochy ain't stupid
When the Nintendo Switch was first revealed back in the fall, it didn't take long after that initial showing for the internet to point out how the Joy-Con Grip looks a lot like a dog's face if you look at it right. Since then, plush toys and t-shirts with a Joy-Con dog have begun popping up here and there, and now, a sticker will...
Spot the pop-culture reference
We think the Joy-Con controllers are a big weapon for the Nintendo Switch, and could be a pleasant surprise to plenty of people once they're in hand - we even dedicated a feature to making that point recently. Nintendo has also been keen to highlight the various capabilities of the controllers, and their flexibility in...
You'll need the "premium" version, of course
Just when you thought the cost of owning a Switch couldn't get any higher, allow us to bring to your attention the fact that the Joy-Con grip that ships with the console doesn't actually charge your Joy-Cons when they're attached - you'll need to invest in a more advanced grip, which costs £27.99 in the...
Nintendo, take note
Nintendo hardware has historically been known for being quite colorful, particularly with its handhelds. Of course, the Nintendo Switch has no precedent as a console that's both a home console and handheld, but we'd be willing to bet that Nintendo will be rolling out plenty of variations across its lifespan. Last week, we found a...
Shut up and take my money
Nintendo has a long and proud history, and it also has a tendency to release special and limited edition designs for its consoles and handhelds. One speedy designer on Twitter called @DevSF4 has already mocked up what the limited edition controllers for Nintendo Switch could look like. We contacted Dev who kindly...
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