Nintendo Switch Update 4.0 Allows Gamecube Controller Support

Nintendo Switch Update 4.0 officially rolled out on October 21st giving Switch owners a bevy of key new features. Among them a transfer data function, wireless headphone support, and video capture support. The one feature that probably stands out the most is update 4.0 allowing Gamecube controller support for both the docked console and handheld version.

Now, why would that be such a big deal you ask? The last time Nintendo gave new life to the Gamecube’s popular controller, we were blessed with Super Smash Bros for the Wii U. So does that mean there is Nintendo Switch version on the way?

One can only hope.

In order to use the controllers, you will need the special adapter that was released for the Wii U.

Nintendo Switch Update 4.0

Gamecube controller Wii U adapter.

The adapter is plugged into the Switch dock, then you pair them in the settings menu by pressing the L and R buttons. Now as good as this news is the only downside to using the controllers is the lack of a Z button no home button. This will make navigating back to the Switch’s home page quite tricky.

If you can look past that, the option to use Gamecube controllers is a wonderful option to have especially if you have a bunch of them just collecting dust.

Here are some other features the update includes:

  • New profile icons featuring characters from the Super Mario Odyssey™ game and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game (check out all the mustaches).

  • The ability to transfer user profiles and save data to another Nintendo Switch system. You can find this feature in System Settings –> Users –> Transfer Your User and Save Data.

  • A pre-purchase option is available for certain games on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch. This option also lets you pre-load the digital version of a game to your device, so you can play right away when the game is released. (The pre-downloaded game won’t be playable until its official launch.)

  • Additional adjustments and features for a more pleasant user experience.

For more details on update 4.0 head to Nintendo and continue to keep your fingers crossed for a new Switch version of Super Smash Brothers.

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Super Nintendo Game System Returns In September

80’s babies will continue to rejoice as Nintendo is getting back in on the retro release phenomenon. The brand recently announced that the Super Nintendo system will be making a comeback in the fall.

According to a tweet from Nintendo of America’s Twitter account, the much-beloved gaming console is coming with some upgrades. Renamed as the Super Nintendo Classic Edition, this bundle will include the gaming system, two controllers and more importantly 21 classic SNES games.

Considering the original 1991 release was only paired with Super Mario World, the Classic Edition edition is sure to be a hot item for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Confirmed titles include The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Star Fox, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Super Mario Kart and more.

Retro gaming has been trending in popularity due to readily available emulation programs that allow users to play these classic titles online. In 2016 Nintendo brought back the NES Classic and experienced impressive sales results. In 2017 they stopped production, causing the NES Classic to triple in value on the resale market.

The Super Nintendo Classic will be available September 29 with $ 80.00 dollars on the ticket.

Via Gizmodo

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Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata Dead At 55

Satoru Iwata, the long-standing CEO of Nintendo, has unfortunately passed away at the age of 55.

Reports MSN:

Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co Ltd’s chief executive and president, Satoru Iwata, died on Saturday due to a growth in his bile duct, the company said. He was 55.

The death of the hands-on CEO comes as the company expects to double annual operating profit in the year through March thanks to its long-awaited entry into smartphone games, amid weak sales growth in its traditional consoles.

Iwata, who opposed the move into mobile until the last months of his life, underwent surgery in June last year to remove the growth and had resumed his duties after a brief period of recovery. He had said in October that he had recovered well enough to resume his regular duties, and that he felt healthier despite having lost weight.

Iwata had been a director at Kyoto-based Nintendo since 2000, and was appointed president in 2002. He had also acted as CEO of the U.S. unit since 2013.

Iwata’s death leaves senior managing directors Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto as representative directors, the company said in a statement.

Nintendo’s shares were up about 1 percent, in line with the broader Tokyo market.

During his tenure at Nintendo, Satoru Iwata was hands-on in transitioning the Game Boy to the Nintendo DS and helping the Wii gain popularity. He will be sorely missed amongst the video game community.

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AHH Gaming: A Look At Nintendo Direct 4-1-2015

Nintendo Direct 4-1-2015

Article by Ru

No lame April fools jokes here, Nintendo got right to the point with the news they announced at this 45 minute long conference. With that said, lets talk about all news that came out today.

First, we need to get out of the way that there was no Zelda or Star Fox. Zelda was unfortunately pushed back to 2016, and there’s still been no word on Star Fox. Hopefully we get some Star Fox news at E3, as Nintendo has already said Zelda will not be there.

Mewtwo is coming to Super Smash Bros on April 28th for $ 3.99, $ 4.99 if you want him on both Wii U and 3ds. If you have both Smash games registered on Club Nintendo then you will be receiving a code to download him free on April 15th! Nice.

Lucas returns to Smash. He’s been given a release date of June, but still no price. This gives us hope that more characters will be returning.

There’s a Super Smash Bros fighter ballot! Nintendo is asking for feedback on which Nintendo character should appear next in Smash. All you have to do is go here and say what character you want, what game they’re from, and why they should be in SSB. I will personally be voting for Cooking Mama.


Amiibos! More amiibos are on their way! Much to Jerz’s dismay, and his kids delight.


A word of advice if you’re looking to buy amiibos: pre-order them now. A majority of amiibos become very hard to find quickly, and if you’re too late they end up costing way more than expected online. So get those pre-orders going while you can. Pre-orders will be available at Gamestop today. It looks like Nintendo isn’t going to just stop at SSB. As they’ve mentioned before, Amiibos work on Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart 8, and various games to be announced if you have the New Nintendo 3DS. Coming this fall….



Even Nintendo’s newest project, Splatoon is coming out with a line of amiibos coming May 29th.



There were more gameplay videos for Splatoon. The game looks promising, but now its all up to the community to support it. Splatoon is scheduled to release on May 29th.

Nintendo 64 & Nintendo DS games are coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. Available right after the Nintendo Direct are Super Mario 64 and Yoshi’s Island DS.

Attack On Titan is coming to the 3DS in North America and Europe. It will have 4 player local or online co-op play. It will be available digitally in May.

The long awaited Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem was announced. It looks great, but there still isn’t a lot of info about whats going on. Fans are just excited to know that the game is still in the works. Hopefully we get more word at E3.

New Fire Emblem! The SRPG series is releasing another entry for the 3DS. Make your own character and choose from the branching paths ahead. One side will be more for the beginner and casual player, while the other side will be geared towards the traditional and more challenging parts. Fire Emblem will be out sometime in 2016.

Fatal Frame Wii U is coming to the US. The latest entry in the survival horror franchise looks to make perfect use of the Wii U gamepad and is looking to scare the crap out of you. No real release date yet, but i cannot wait!

Nintendo is getting a whole line of indie games on the way.They Include Adventures of Pip, Octodad, Don’t Starve, and many more.

The new update for Codename: Steam is on the way which will speed up enemy turns. Awesome, speed up the gameplay.

2 new streetpass games, as well as a streetpass premium are coming to 3DS.

A new amiibo card game is coming to the 3DS starring Animal Crossing. Its your job to decorate their homes. Sounds…..riveting. We’ll see how this goes, but Animal Crossing does have a very loyal fanbase.

Pokemon Rumble World is coming to 3DS for free. After the success of Pokemon Shuffle, NIntendo decided to double up. Pokemon Rumble World will be coming soon.

Finally, the 2nd set of Mario Kart 8 DLC is coming out sooner than announced. Instead of the May date that we were told back in the fall, the DLC will come out on April 23rd. Along with the DLC is another update to MK8 that will add 200cc free to the game. 200cc, take that in for a moment. Now think about how many more BS ways to lose this game there will be as everyone will have blue shells and you’ll be stuck with banana peels. Great times!

Thats all for this Nintendo Direct. What did you like? What did you dislike? What are you most excited for? What amiibos are you buying and why is it all the yarn Yoshis?



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