Nintendo Switch's Parental Controls App is Live

Nintendo Switch's Parental Controls App is Live

A Nintendo representative informed Polygon today that the company plans to slowly ween Switch owners off the 12-digit Friend Code system by adding other options like social network integration, in-game menus, and the customizable Nintendo Network ID usernames. However, for most fans, that's what the parental controls should be for. "Asking $300 for a new console without a bundled game is a comparatively higher barrier to entry for consumers, considering that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are already discounted and come with a free game", said SuperData.

With the launch of a new Nintendo console comes the mini-game gimmick showcase. We all know what children are like, and so do Nintendo it seems.

If you do, however, you'll likely be looking for the nearest bottle of Listerine, as Nintendo intentionally has made its new console's game cartridges taste bitter, according to IGN. The Switch goes on sale tomorrow worldwide for $299.99.

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GamesIndustry.biz makes a solid observation that even at 5 million SKUs between March and December, it's a better figure than what the Wii U moved between a 14 month period where it sold 5.86 million units.

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There's also a $70 Pro Controller that resembles a traditional gamepad (it doesn't look all that different from an Xbox One controller) and makes for a more comfortable experience while gaming at home.

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In late February, gaming journalist Jeff Gerstmann sampled the taste of a Nintendo Switch cartridge - for science - and since then the growing consensus has been that for the things taste absolutely awful.

Without a doubt, the biggest draw among the Switch's initial lineup of games is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, there are a few things you need to do first.

During its Nindies Showcase, which you can watch below (skip to 16:23), Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch version of "Stardew Valley" will be the very first console to get the game's multiplayer feature, ahead of its other current-gen competitors. There just isn't much else right now.

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It's also not going to stay as the Switch's primary means of hooking players up. The controller also apparently works on Android devices, but users have reported a bit of lag when used this way.

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