The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's first real attempt at a hybrid console, releasing worldwide on March 3, 2017. While Nintendo had previously attempted to design a console that could be played differently both at home and on the go with the Virtual Boy, the Switch has a number of key features that make this concept actually work.

There are two main configurations for the Switch: docked and handheld. The former is mainly for TV use, having you slot the screen portion of the console into a proprietary dock to supply power and improve cooling. Handheld meanwhile allows you to play on the go, either with two mini controllers (Joy-Cons) attached, or with the just the screen section and external controllers.

The Joy-Cons each feature "HD rumble" — haptic feedback that can emulate certain sensations — and motion controls. Motion controls in particular were a way to recapture some of the success of the Wii, though the input method ended up being used more sparingly by developers.

As of 2022, the Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's best selling home console of all time, though it still lags behind their most successful handheld, the Nintendo DS.

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DNF Duel Reveals Its Third Season Pass Character: Battle Mage

A new DNF Duel DLC character has been revealed, and if you weren't a fan of Brawler's burly antics, this one might be for you. Just a week after previous DLC character Brawler's release date, Battle…

September 22, 2023 | 08:30 EDT

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Moonstone Island

Moonstone Island is a creature-collecting life-sim set in an open world with 100 islands to explore. Make friends, brew potions, collect Spirits, and test your strength in card-based encounters to…

September 21, 2023 | 03:49 EDT

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Moonstone Island Resource Guide

This Moonstone Island Resource Guide will teach you how to get your hands on the more obscure materials you need in the game.  Several items are needed pretty early on, but won’t make themselves…

September 21, 2023 | 03:50 EDT

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Moonstone Island Starter Guide

Our Moonstone Island Starter Guide will show you the basics of the new farming-sim/monster-collecting game as well as how to get yourself set up with all the best equipment you need to get started…

September 21, 2023 | 03:50 EDT

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Capcom Reveals Dragon's Dogma 2 Gameplay, Apollo Justice Ace Attorney Trilogy Release Date, & More

Capcom just hosted its presentation from Tokyo Game Show, and the Japanese developer had a lot to share about its upcoming games and DLC. If you didn't manage to watch it live, you can find all the…

September 21, 2023 | 11:03 EDT

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Dying Light 2 Roadmap Promises New Missions, Crossovers, And More

Techland has revealed the Dying Light 2 roadmap for fall and winter, showcasing what's coming to the open-world zombie-slaying game for the rest of the year and beyond. Over the next few months, you…

September 21, 2023 | 08:21 EDT

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FTC Prompts Fortnite Players Charged for Unwanted Items to Apply for Refund

Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has started a claims process to provide refunds to Fortnite players who may have been charged for items they did not really want. This…

September 19, 2023 | 01:13 EDT

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Haunted House Release Date Revealed Just In Time For Spooky Season

Atari has announced a Haunted House release date, meaning you'll be able to play the upcoming roguelite retro revival just in time for spooky season. Per a press release, Haunted House launches…

September 18, 2023 | 09:03 EDT

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Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time Showcases its "Lives" in New Gameplay Trailer

Today Level-5 released a new trailer of its upcoming social slow-life RPG Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time. The trailer starts by showcasing the "Lives" which are basically the game's…

September 16, 2023 | 03:19 EDT

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Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road Shows Anime Cutscene by Mappa & Gameplay in New Trailer

Today Level-5 released another trailer of its upcoming soccer JRPG Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road. The trailer begins with a look at the anime cutscenes designed by popular studio Mappa. During the…

September 16, 2023 | 02:04 EDT

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Level-5 Reveals New Decapolice Trailers Showing Features & Gameplay

Today Level-5 revealed two new trailers of its upcoming JRPG Decapolice. The first video focuses on communicating the concept of the game, presenting story and characters, including the protagonist…

September 16, 2023 | 11:58 EDT

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Genshin Impact 4.1 Gets Release Date And Lots Of New Info

The upcoming Genshin Impact 4.1 update has received a release date, and a ton of new information has also been unveiled. After version 4.0 launched in August, the next installment of your adventures…

September 15, 2023 | 09:23 EDT

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Palia A Catalyzing Caper Quest Guide

Our Palia A Catalyzing Caper Quest Guide will tell you how to complete the Temple of the Flames and unlock the Vault of Flames Bundle! A big part of the fun in Palia is exploring the mysterious…

September 15, 2023 | 01:08 EDT

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Release Date Revealed

An Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes release date has finally been announced. During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, a new trailer for the hotly-anticipated RPG was revealed, and it contained…

September 14, 2023 | 10:57 EDT

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Tomb Raider I-II-III Remastered Announced During Nintendo Direct

During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, remasters of the first three Tomb Raider games were revealed in the form of Tomb Raider I-II-III Remastered. Tomb Raider I, II, and III are launching on…

September 14, 2023 | 10:31 EDT

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September 2023 Nintendo Direct - Find All the News & Announcements Here

Nintendo is broadcasting its third Nintendo Direct presentation of 2023, focusing on news and announcements about games coming for Nintendo Switch this Winter and beyond. If you didn't have the…

September 14, 2023 | 10:04 EDT

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Knight Vs. Giant: The Broken Excalibur Release Date Revealed For October

PQube and developer Gambir Studio have revealed the Knight vs. Giant: The Broken Excalibur release date. The Arthurian roguelite, which was originally announced in February this year, lands on PC…

September 14, 2023 | 08:37 EDT

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Anime Fighting Game Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes Reveals New Character Kaguya

A new character has been revealed for the recently announced anime fighting game Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes, and it's the beautiful and lethal Kaguya. Kaguya is aptly nicknamed "Moonlight…

September 14, 2023 | 01:17 EDT

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Teal Mask Review - Best Storytelling, But Worst Performance

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's first DLC The Teal Mask has been released welcoming players to visit a second region for the first time in Pokemon history since the second generation of Pokemon and…

September 13, 2023 | 09:37 EDT

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How To Get Ursaluna Bloodmoon Beast In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Teal Mask

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's first DLC, The Teal Mask, is available for all. Explore the region of Kitakami, a new location filled with new and returning Pokemon. One of those new Pokemon is Ursaluna…

September 13, 2023 | 07:32 EDT

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New Nintendo Direct Showcase Revealed For Tomorrow

Nintendo has announced that a new Nintendo Direct presentation is set to air tomorrow. The Japanese gaming giant is promising X minutes of new information regarding "Nintendo Switch games releasing…

September 13, 2023 | 10:11 EDT

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Palia Plumehound Pilgrimage Quest Guide

Our Palia Plumehound Pilgrimage Quest Guide will tell you how to follow Tau's Trail, how to find the Flowstones, and more! Palia continues to expand its story content every now and again with the…

September 14, 2023 | 10:59 EDT

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Gets New Hybrid Kaido Trailer Showing Devastating Combos

Bandai Namco has unleashed a new One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 DLC trailer, and this time, it's all about Hybrid Kaido. The trailer, which follows on from Yamato's trailer earlier this month, sees…

September 12, 2023 | 09:42 EDT

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Ys X: Nordics Reveals Tons of Spectacular Action JRPG Gameplay; Ys VIII Figures Announced

Today Nihon Falcon shared a lot of sweet gameplay of the upcoming action JRPG Ys X: Nordics, showing multiple aspects of the game.  We get to see two stages that will be included in the playable…

September 12, 2023 | 09:56 EDT

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Fortnite My Hero Academia Crossover Brings New Outfits And More

Epic Games has announced another Fortnite My Hero Academia crossover, bringing new Outfits, items, and more to the battle royale shooter. First up, the new crossover is adding Shoto Todoroki's Ice…

September 12, 2023 | 08:18 EDT

Tanjiro and Nezuko against a bright backdrop with lots of tumbling dice in the new Demon Slayer Mario Party-style game coming next year

New Demon Slayer Mario Party-Like Game Revealed For 2024

Aniplex has revealed that a new Demon Slayer game is on the way, and it's a Mario Party-style minigame bonanza. According to a press release (which is entirely in Japanese), Demon Slayer Mezase!…

September 11, 2023 | 10:44 EDT

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Cities: Skylines 2 Gets New Trailer Highlighting the Full-Featured Photo Mode & Cinematic Camera

Today Colossal Order and Paradox Entertainment released another trailer about the upcoming city builder Cities: Skylines 2. This time around, the video focuses on the cinematic camera and the photo…

September 11, 2023 | 10:01 EDT

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Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure Of Dai Gets New Temple Of Recollection And Challenge Mode Info

Square Enix has revealed new Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai information, principally revolving around two features: the Temple of Recollection and the Challenge Mode. In the…

September 11, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Gnosia & Touhou Luna Nights' Console Release Dates & More Games Revealed at Playism Game Show

Today publisher Playism hosted another of its Playism Game Show news livestreams, including some interesting reveals and updates about its games. If you're unfamiliar with Playism, it's known for…

September 10, 2023 | 01:05 EDT

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Legendary Visual Novel Witch on the Holy Night Coming to PC via Steam

Today, during the celebrations of Aniplex Online Fest, the publisher announced that the legendary visual novel Witch on the Holy Night will come to PC via Steam. It'll launch on December 13, 2023,…

September 10, 2023 | 04:32 EDT

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Fae Farm Review - A Little Bit of Magic

You usually know what you're getting when you play a Farming RPG. Fae Farm subverts many of those expectations with surprising innovations and fewer management annoyances -- but as this Fae Farm …

September 11, 2023 | 10:17 EDT

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Watch a Bunch of Super-Cute Eevee Dance to Celebrate the Newest Pokemon Jet

Today The Pokemon Company released a cute video to celebrate the launch of the latest Pokemon Jet airliner, dedicated to Eevee.  The video shows the presentation ceremony of the aircraft, including…

September 9, 2023 | 12:56 EDT

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First Dwarf Preview - Dwarven Delight

I'm a simple man. I see a dwarf in a game? I play it. So obviously, I'm not skipping out on First Dwarf. It also helps that the game is quite good, if my preview session at PAX West 2023 is any…

September 10, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Is Johnny Cage In New Mortal Kombat 1 Trailer

Warner Bros and Netherrealm have released a new Mortal Kombat 1 trailer, and it's official: Jean-Claude Van Damme, the Muscles from Brussels himself, will appear in the game in the form of a Johnny…

September 8, 2023 | 09:18 EDT

Noir posing against a stylish backdrop in artwork for the new Persona 5 Tactica trailer

New Persona 5 Tactica Trailer Introduces Noir And Milady [UPDATED]

A new Persona 5 Tactica trailer is here, and it's introducing Noir, otherwise known as Haru Okumura. Several other Phantom Thieves have already received big Persona 5 Tactica trailers, including…

September 13, 2023 | 04:08 EDT

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Ys X: Nordics Character Introduction Trailer Lets You Meet The Cast

Nihon Falcom has released a brand new Ys X: Nordics trailer, and it's introducing some of the cast members you'll meet on your journey. We've already gotten a couple of looks at some of the new…

September 8, 2023 | 08:41 EDT

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Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Preview - A Pokemon-Like With Its Own Personality

During Gamescom in Cologne, I played a preview build of the upcoming Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince on Nintendo Switch and experienced the next iteration of the popular sub-franchise of the…

September 8, 2023 | 09:47 EDT

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Jackbox Games: 10 Years of Laughing, Quipping, and Fibbing

The widely beloved Jackbox Party Pack series has become an icon in the gaming space, carving out a niche for itself unlike any other. It’s a video game with the energy of a tabletop gathering, and it…

September 8, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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How to Get to the Frozen Plateau Mountains in Fae Farm

Are you wondering how to get to the Frozen Plateau Mountains in Fae Farm? We'll tell you what you need to do to get into this new area of the Map. As you explore the Map in Fae Farm, you may…

September 8, 2023 | 04:16 EDT

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How to Remove Miasma in Fae Farm

Read our guide and learn how to remove Miasma in Fae Farm, opening up access to more areas of the Fae Realm -- and some new buildings for your Farm. Corrupted Magic has messed up the world of Fae…

September 8, 2023 | 04:16 EDT

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How to Remove the Fire Wall in Fae Farm

This guide will tell you how to remove the Fire Wall in Fae Farm for good, opening up access to the volcano -- and a challenging new Dungeon. Fae Farm loves to put obstacles in front of you and the…

September 8, 2023 | 04:16 EDT

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How to Break the Orange Rocks in Fae Farm

This guide will tell you how to break the Orange Rocks in Fae Farm and open up some of the most interesting secret areas in the game. Each completed Dungeon in Fae Farm opens up access to some kind…

September 8, 2023 | 04:16 EDT

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Fae Farm A Watery Wonder Quest Guide

Our guide will help you complete the Fae Farm A Watery Wonder Quest and get a bunch of delicious goodies for your new friend Neppy. Fae Farm has many mysteries and surprises, but some of them are…

September 8, 2023 | 04:16 EDT

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Fae Farm Starter Guide

Our Fae Farm Starter Guide will teach you the basics of this magical Farming RPG and give you a walkthrough for the first few Quests! Fae Farm is a magical Farming RPG that plops you down on the…

September 8, 2023 | 04:10 EDT

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How to Remove Shade Clouds in Fae Farm

In this guide, we'll tell you how to remove Shade Clouds in Fae Farm by using powerful magical abilities -- and a little help from some unexpected friends. Fae Farm isn't just a Farming RPG -- it's…

September 8, 2023 | 04:16 EDT

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Fae Farm Magic Guide

Our Fae Farm Magic Guide tells you how Magic works, how to unlock better Staves, and how you can unlock new Spells to use in combat! Fae Farm is all about Magic. You'll meet magical creatures, you'…

September 8, 2023 | 04:15 EDT

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How to Make Money in Fae Farm

Our guide will tell you how to make Money in Fae Farm, whether you're looking to get Gold fast or you're in search of bigger profits. Running a Farm takes money and Fae Farm is no different. Sure,…

September 8, 2023 | 04:15 EDT

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How to Destroy Thorns in Fae Farm

If you're wondering how to destroy Thorns in Fae Farm, you're in the right place -- read our guide to learn how to get past this annoying obstacle! The world of Fae Farm is in trouble. Magic is…

September 8, 2023 | 04:16 EDT