Nintendo Switch

  • It's been a pretty great year for games. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are being pushed to their limits, while Nintendo’s quirky Switch injects its usual fun, fresh take on things. New Atlas rounds up our favorite games of 2018, including new blockbusters, solid remakes and surprise underdogs.
  • The holiday break is the best time to catch up on all the games you might have missed this year, or even splash out on a new console. We’ve rounded up the best deals on consoles, games and accessories for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
  • If you haven’t already jumped in for a games console, now is the perfect time. To help you decide which one is for you, New Atlas is comparing the specs and features of Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4, and Nintendo’s Switch.
  • Nintendo is set to continue its experiment of combining cardboard crafts with video games. The company has unveiled the Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit, which adds a car, a plane and a submarine to its lineup of cardboard creations.
  • Nintendo has revealed the winners of its first Nintendo Labo Creators Contest, a competition for Nintendo Switch modders to really get creative with cardboard and Joy-Con controllers. The winning entries include a solar-powered accordion, a miniature tree house, and an analog alarm clock.
  • In 2018 we’ve led the android rebellion in Detroit: Become Human, pillaged and plundered the Sea of Thieves, and gotten a Norse crash course in fatherhood through God of War. But the best could be yet to come, with some of the most highly-anticipated titles of the last few years.
  • E3 2018 aka Gamer Christmas, kicks off next week. ’Tis the season to gorge on new reveals, details and trailers gifted to us by Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and big publishers like EA, Ubisoft and Bethesda. New Atlas runs through the games confirmed, expected or suspected to be at the show.
  • After a few weeks with the SwitchCharge, a beefy battery pack for the Nintendo Switch, we’re happy to report that it actively solves some of Nintendo’s niggles, earning its place in our bag basically every time we leave the house with the Switch.
  • Nintendo has unveiled the details for the Switch console's upcoming online service. Not only will Nintendo Switch Online let players jump into multiplayer games, it will also open up a cloud saving feature and include a range of classic games to download.
  • New Atlas went hands-on with the cardboard contraptions of Nintendo Labo, and found a solid combination of the fun of video games, the DIY satisfaction of Lego, the creativity of crafts and the sneaky education of a STEM toy.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will be huge employers in the future, so it makes sense to start piquing the interest of kids. Nintendo Labo is a set of DIY cardboard construction kits that turn the Switch into things like a playable piano or wearable robot suit.
  • ​With stand-outs like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn, 2017 will be remembered as one of the best years of gaming in a long time. Although we could spend another whole year working through the backlog, it’s time to take a look at what’s coming up in 2018.