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We got confirmation today via Kotaku that the infamous Left Joy-con issue is the result of a manufacturing variant and not a result of the product design. This aligns with a lot of the videos out there of fixes for the Joy-cons. So if you had this issue, contact Nintendo and they’ll set you up!
There is no design issue with the Joy-Con controllers, and no widespread proactive repair or replacement effort is underway. A manufacturing variation has resulted in wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con. Moving forward this will not be an issue, as the manufacturing variation has been addressed and corrected at the factory level.
We have determined a simple fix can be made to any affected Joy-Con to improve connectivity.
There are other reasons consumers may be experiencing wireless interference. We are asking consumers to contact our customer support team so we can help them determine if a repair is necessary. If it is, consumers can send their controller directly to Nintendo for the adjustment, free of charge, with an anticipated quick return of less than a week. Repair timing may vary by region. For help with any hardware or software questions, please visit http://support.nintendo.com.
IndustryTalk is our brand new interview show, where we talk with people within the video game industry. We’ll chat with developers, publishers, artists, streamers, and more about their experiences and opinions.
In our first episode, we have Sean Velasco and Nick Wozniak from Yacht Club Games on to discuss Shovel Knight, their relationship with Nintendo, and future projects! Check it out!
The Nintendo Switch really likes that sleep mode. Although the sleep mode is a great option, if you were wanting to change out your Micro SD card or were going to take a long break from playing your Switch, you would want to power down the Switch completely. Personally, though, I can’t imagine you wanting to stop playing Zelda for a long period of time, but that is beside the point. We are here to help you completely power off your Switch.
Most people will just push on the button next to the volume control, but it will only send the Switch into sleep mode. If you click on the power button icon at the far right of the user interface, it will just show a menu that lets you send the Switch into sleep mode. So in order to fully shut down your Nintendo Switch, this is what you must do:
Step 1: Make sure all of your games are saved and closed.
Step 2: Hold down the power button next to the volume control, for at least five seconds.
Step 3: Select “Power Options” and “Turn Off.”
While it seems quite easy, it’s not entirely obvious. Just don’t leave it off for too long; that machine wants to be played! So keep playing and enjoying that Nintendo Switch!
Calling all classic indie games, make your way over to the Switch! That is the major theme of the Nintendo Download today with five new titles coming to the Switch, with four of them being available on other consoles. Not sure what to make of it, but Wii U eShop takes home the crown today with six new titles. Check it out below!
While true that many of the Switch games available today are ports, they are definitely high-quality games. For instance, there is a version of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ on the Wii U and 3DS. However, this version is powered up with new characters, secrets, enemies, bosses and everything. The best part is that no two runs are the same. Each dungeon is completely random and each power-up that can be found is random. Those that had the Wii U at launch may remember Little Inferno. Become a pyromaniac and burn everything! Collect coins, and buy more things to burn!
You can always check out the WiiWare classic, World of Goo. It is a physics based puzzle/construction game. Solve a variety of different puzzles with these Goo balls that have no idea they are in a game and apparently very delicious. You can also check out a Neo Geo classic game with ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’94. The last remaining title is Human Resource Machine. Want to manage an office building? Well, now you can. Hire workers, get them to do the job for the boss, and then get promoted to take on new challenges.
The 3DS eShop gets three titles, with one of them being a demo. Explore the demo of Fairune2 and if you like what you play then you can purchase the full version. The other two titles also appear on the Wii U eShop which are Double Breakout and Sudoku Party. So if you enjoy Sudoku, be sure to attend the party that is happening at the eShop. Or you can destroy blocks in Double Breakout. It is a combination of the classic Breakout game and Pong.
Finally, over on the Wii U eShop after you’ve checked out of the Sudoku Party and Double Breakout II, head over to the Virtual console for Picross 3D. The DS classic is now available on Wii U with the full support of Off-TV play. Solve puzzles, create 3D pictures and more! Also dropping in are ACE – Alien Cleanup Elite, VROG, and Sky Force Anniversary.
Are you planning to download any of the newest titles? Be sure to let us know in the comments!New on the eShop for Switch:
New on the eShop for 3DS:
Featured eShop Sales and Discounts on 3DS & Wii U:
[Source: PR Email from Nintendo of America]
Those who know me would call me a passionate guy. I am passionate about my wife and my daughter, but one other thing that has always been a passion of mine is Nintendo. I was born in 1985, the year Nintendo saved the video game industry, and I grew up in a house that had an Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). From then on I was a lover of Nintendo. To serve as my introduction to NintendoFuse, here are five reasons I love Nintendo.
The nostalgic memories.
Ah, the memories! I remember asking my mom every day and writing letters to Santa Claus for a Super Nintendo (SNES). Then at Christmas, my brother and I opened our very own SNES with Super Mario World. We spent so much time playing Mario, A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, Donkey Kong Country, and more. I worked as a paper boy in order to save up and buy my Nintendo 64. The hours I spent playing games like Super Mario 64, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Goldeneye, and Banjo-Kazooie I will never know. The GameCube was the first time I went to a midnight launch. I got Luigi’s Mansion and stayed up all night playing it. I was actually scared of that game, so my mom said I shouldn’t play Eternal Darkness. I did anyway, and it gave me so many nightmares, but it was all worth it! I can look on my past with Nintendo and smile.
The games that bring families together.
Today I am a father, and as I look at many of the games that are available, I am so thankful for Nintendo. They make games that I am glad to let my daughter play. Families can play together and have a great time with Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., Mario Party (although they haven’t been great recently), Mario Sports, Wii Sports, Nintendo Land, Bomberman, 1-2 Switch, and others.
The connection to other people.
I just recently went to the Nintendo Switch midnight launch event. I was so encouraged to talk about Nintendo with people there, and hear their own memories of growing up with Nintendo. It made me realize that I’m not alone in my love for this company, their consoles, and their games. Nintendo is bringing people together in a time when people often feel far apart.
The creativity to try new things.
It feels like other companies that make game consoles today just want to give us a more powerful machine all the time. Nintendo really doesn’t go that way, and I don’t think they should. They seem to ask questions like, “How can we do something different?” I enjoy that about them. The Nintendo Switch is not perfect, but at least they are trying to do something different and creative. They have always led the way on new things, like joysticks and motion controls, and it was all because they dared to be different.
Their games make me smile.
Let’s just be honest: Nintendo has the best first party games in the world. Games like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pikmin, Donkey Kong, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Splatoon, Star Fox, and Kid Icarus are just a few. All of these games make me smile. Sometimes, of course, they can make me angry too, but those times are usually my own fault. Nobody can touch them when it comes to great first party games.
I could probably share all day why I love Nintendo, but this seems like a pretty good list for now.
Why do you love Nintendo? What memories come to mind when you think of them?
Keep loving Nintendo!
While at PAX East 2017, I had the privilege of sitting in on a private session of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the Nintendo crew and several other video game journalists. Due to the nature of the event’s many wireless signals, we tried out the game’s LAN (local area network) mode. Not only does playing over LAN allow for a strong connection between players, it also allows you to play with up to 12 racers at a time. Local wireless mode only allows for up to eight players.
We know many of you will want to have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe LAN parties when the game launches on April 28, 2017. In order to do so, you will need the following:
After all the Nintendo Switches are started and have fired up the game, here is how you begin LAN mode:
There is, of course, the possibility that Nintendo may update the software before launch to include LAN Play as a regular option on the main screen whenever you have a LAN adapter connected to a hub. For now, though, you will have to use the button combination that feels like an old-school cheat code, which is actually quite fun!
There you go! As you wait for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to launch on April 28, be sure to get your LAN adapters and hubs ready!
This morning, I woke up to a huge snow storm that is coming for a good portion of the US east coast, but I also woke up to see Nintendo had posted a “Making of” series of videos all about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Each video is about 10 minutes long; and together, they cover the initial concepts, the story/characters, and the open-world style of the game.
We just finished up our first episode of GameChat last night, all about this incredible game, so I was very pleased to see these videos posted this morning! I especially enjoy hearing the thoughts behind the game, what was going through the developers’ minds, and what inspired them. In my opinion, video games are clearly an art form, and the Zelda series is one of the medium’s masterpieces!
Instead of spoiling it for you, we’ve simply posted all the videos right here for your viewing pleasure! If you’re snowed in like me, today, do yourself a favor by pouring a cup of hot coffee or cocoa and sitting back to enjoy the thoughts behind what is arguably one of the best Zelda games ever made.
[WARNING: The videos contain minor spoilers, so watch at your own risk!]
What do you think of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and these “making of” videos? Let us know in the comments below!
For the first episode of NintendoFuse GameChat, we discuss the big launch title for Nintendo Switch — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
We tried hard not to jump into spoiler territory, but some stuff was difficult to avoid. Don’t worry, though, we give you an obvious warning when to look away (and when to come back).
If you want to know what we think about the newest Zelda adventure, check out this GameChat!
What do you think of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below!