Nintendo fans have had it good for a long, long time. Unlike Xbox and PlayStation owners, they’ve never had to pay to play their games online. This free period, like all good things, has come to an end. With the launch of Nintendo Switch Online–which is now live with the 6.0 system update–Nintendo has begun charging for online play, although there is a free seven-day trial available to sample it first.
As with Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus, anyone who wants to get the most out of their Switch will all but have to subscribe. (Note: this doesn’t affect Wii U or Nintendo 3DS owners; online service for those systems will remain free). And while [...]
I lay restlessly in bed a few nights ago thinking about something I presume many people who have just turned 30 think about: Pokemon cards. I wasn’t counting Mareep to lull myself into a slumber, nor was I dreaming of sliding down the freakishly long neck of an Alolan Exeggutor (not tonight, at least). No, I was thinking about how bloody expensive the Pokemon Trading Card Game is, and this made me unreasonably upset at roughly 1 in the morning.
For a lot of people, the Pokemon Trading Card Game is something they remember fondly from school. Opening booster packs of 10 randomised cards, comparing shinies with mates, and making ill-advised trading decisions [...]
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Whether you need new charging gear for your new iPhone, or want to play your Switch on a cross-country flight, Amazon’s one-day Anker sale has the goods.
The main attraction is the USB-C Power Delivery charging gear, which is capable of charging things like MacBooks and Nintendo Switches at much higher speeds [...]
Season 5 of Fortnite: Battle Royale on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android is in its final week of challenges. As with the previous seasons, this one brought with it a selection of fresh challenges to complete on a weekly basis, as well as a variety of Battle Pass rewards to unlock for your efforts. This time, however, Epic has made a few tweaks to the way certain Battle Pass challenges operate, including the introduction of free challenges for all players. Before the season ends and previous challenges are no longer available, we’ve got details on all of the ones available so far through Week 10, and exactly how to get them all done.
Once again, [...]