Nintendo Switch Features

Jelly DealsThe best Switch-compatible wireless NES controllers

Retro gaming without Nintendo Switch Online.

With the launch of Nintendo Switch Online - the long-awaited subscription-based online service Nintendo announced some months ago - the company now joins the ranks of PlayStation and Xbox with paid-for online systems. Along with voice chat, online multiplayer and cloud saves, Nintendo Switch Online offers up a selection of classic NES games, each updated with online play and other features.

Jelly DealsThe best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday 2017 deals

Our top picks for the best Nintendo Switch bundles, discounts and deals.

The star in the sky of Cyber Monday 2017 is gradually fading but never fear, the day may pass but the deals certainly aren't going anywhere. Not until later this week, at least. The long-running annual event with a slightly dubious name (given that it's no longer the late 90s) is the follow-up event to the even longer running Black Friday shopping bonanza. Previously, this was the online side of the late-November savings spree, though in recent years the lines between the two have blurred significantly. What you need to know, though, is that Cyber Monday brings a brand new set of discounts, bundles, special offers and deals on a whole array of products.

There are plenty of good reasons to preorder the Nintendo Switch (and some valid reasons not to), but there aren't many reasons to wait in line for a month for one. Yet Alex "Captain Nintendo Dude" Pekala has chosen to spend 30 days within the perimeter at NYC's Nintendo World store so he can be the first person in North America to procure Nintendo's peculiar piece of kit.

Oh listen, you know how we never have guests? We have a guest! And listeners to the Golden Era of Eurogamer podcasts - by way of clarity, the current era is the Uranium Era - may recognise Will Porter, also known as The Velvet Owl, also known as the man who's written for video games including but not limited to Alien: Isolation, Need for Speed Shift 2, and No Man's Sky. Also, he used to write for Eurogamer. And some magazines.

The Eurogamer Podcast #17 - What's the story with that dog in the Nintendo Switch trailer?

Hello! It is so lovely to be back with another podcast! Today Chris Bratt and I actually discuss some video game news. Well, a little bit at least. We have a lovely chat about Nintendo's new console, the Switch, which allows you to leave the house with it and play on a rooftop somewhere. We also pick over the best means of rooftop-to-rooftop communication, and explore why you should absolutely never play VR standing on top of your house.

What else? Civ 6 is a nice game, isn't it? We've both been playing it and trying to get a sense of where the series has now taken us. I've also been playing a strange and creepy game called Hello Neighbor, which encourages you to play cat and mouse - mainly mouse, if you're me - with an AI.

Finally, we try to answer some reader questions, one of which goes rather badly. See you next week?

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