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Article Controller Grip for Nintendo Switch Review
Since the Nintendo Switch released, I’ve wanted to get some grips for the Joy-Cons. Single Joy-Con Play is awesome for the games that support it, like Fast RMX and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but unless you have small hands, it can feel a little cramped with the sort of lightning reflexes needed for racing games.

Without the access to the Racing Wheels that Nintendo released, I hunted on Amazon for some reasonably-priced grips made for Single Joy-Con Play. What I found was a product that I’d seen mixed reactions to, by a company called YAOSTE.


After nearly 3 days of waiting for the shipped product to arrive, here is my review of the Control Grip for Switch!

The Grips, themselves, has a typical controller shape. The outside has the normal hand-holders on the bottoms, like PlayStation Controllers and curve up to the triggers. The top has two clickable triggers for the L and R buttons, along with a clear rectangle between them to let you see the battery-level lights between each Joy-Con’s triggers.

The design is pretty simple and actually looks pretty slick. It looks just like a tiny controller and the Joy-Con looks pretty nice when you have them in it. Although the Neon colors do look a bit contrast to the black color of the grip, the Black Joy-Cons would actually look pretty great in it.

The only issue I have, are the SR and SL buttons. They are large and set nicely, however, you have to push at the most inner area to get a proper button press. I think that is just the nature of the Joy-Con given how small the SL and SR buttons are and their location.

I was hoping these shoulder buttons would feel more like actual ones, and they do, but you still have to press down the sweet spot.

All in all, I would highly recommend these. They make the Joy-Cons much more functional. I have played many races in Mario Kart 8 and have had no issues with the overall comfort.

I will also mention how tight the joy-con fits in the holder. It does not snap...
The Master Trials are only HOURS AWAY!!!
The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild Master Trials DLC is released TONIGHT!!! The Switch and Wii U game's DLC is almost here!!!!

The first downloadable content for The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is now just hours away!!!! The Master Trails is stated to launch tomorrow, June 30th, but it'll actually arrive on the eSshop a bit sooner, depending on where you live...

A Nintendo spokesperson has confirmed that The Master Trials will be released tonight at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET, at least in the United States (and maybe Canada). That means a good portion of the country won't have to wait until it's actually Friday to start playing!!!!!!! But having to wait a couple of extra hours is okay! :)

The Master Trials will be available for both the Switch and Wii U versions of Breath of the Wild :)! Its most significant addition is the Trial of the Sword!!! A 45-ROOM challenge that powers up the Master Sword (Making the sword glow infinitly)!!!!!! It also introduces a harder difficulty mode (kinda like Master Quest right), an item that allows you to create a fast-travel point anywhere (kinda like Faroe's Wind right), a system that tracks where you've been, new outfits (tingle.....), and more! :)

You can read more on the Master Trials on another thread posted specifically regarding this subject!
Ya sadly I forgot who posted that thread ): but the thread is out there:)!
But for now here is what I KNOW the DLC includes:
Tingle suit which gives you a speed boost at night time, Phantom suit, Majora's Mask, and everything else listed above! Now please note the Master Trials include WAY more than just this so make sure you purchase the DLC!

This DLC costs I believe $20 or so but is worth every penny!!!!

Are you excited for the DLC?
Have you already purchased it?
Remember to comment down below :)!
The European SNES Classic looks 'cuter' than the US version (The Verge)
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If you saw our post by MrMischief you'll have noticed that Nintendo will be releasing the SNES classic with 21 classic SNES games later this year in September and that's great; but it turns out Europe will be getting their own version which according to The Verge is considerably 'cuter'. The differences however are purely cosmetic.

This tweet pretty much sums up how I feel:



What are your thoughts? Do you like the US version or the EU version more?
SNES Classic Announced

The SNES Classic will include Star Fox 2 and 18 other games. Star Fox 2 was intended to be released in 1995 as the true sequel of Star Fox, however it was never released because of the concern it would interfere with the scheduled N64 launch (which ended up not releasing for about a year and a half later). There are ROMs for this game out there but this will be the first official release of Star Fox 2. That alone will make this system a must buy for collectors. Release price is $80 and launches on 9/29.

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Article Why ARMS is AMAZING.
As many of you may know, I LOVE the switch. I love it so much I bought it on launch day. So when ARMS, a hyped game that was announced for the switch, was released, you better bet I bought that too. For any of you who don't know what ARMS is, here's a link to Nintendo's reveal video. I would have explained it myself, but I couldn't do this game justice.



I fell in love with ARMS. Its roster of ten playable characters (and two non - playable ones), plenty of game modes, its delicate balance of strategy, luck and casual fun make it a great game to play.

I find that even when you lose, you still have tons of fun, and you can always try again. I never found myself getting frustrated, despite getting pummeled to the same person over and over again. There's a great video on this topic by BriHard on youtube, which I'll put right here:
. It explains this perfectly.

After playing through the Grand Prix, I found that there were always things to be worked on in my strategy that I never realized were there. And this wasn't frustrating to deal with at all. It provided a new fresh challenge and something to focus on and work towards. But hey, that might just be me and my bad luck.

ARMS doesn't have much of a story, though. There are only two surprises in the Grand Prix and that's about the whole story right there. So if you only like story based games, ARMS isn't for you.

To sum up this article, I would like to provide a few tips and tricks for people just starting out or who are considering buying the game.

The ranked mode, (unlocked when you have beaten Grand Prix mode at difficulty level 6 and up) is the easiest way that I have found to get coins, even when losing. The coins are DOUBLED. This helps you get new ARMS quicker, which can improve how well you compete.

Playing online is a great way to see how you can improve the flaws in your strategy, but is the WORST for earning coins.

Grand Prix...
Article Monster Hunter XX for Switch not coming to North America
Gamespot has confirmed that Capcom has no plans to localize Monster Hunter XX for the Switch to North America. Since the Switch is not region locked you could still buy the Japanese copy to play in North America, but being able to read and understand Japanese will likely be necessary.


The Monster Hunter series has a long history on Nintendo’s consoles — as well as the PlayStation Portable — and Monster Hunter XX is itself an expanded port of Monster Hunter Generations, a Nintendo 3DS game.

“Monster Hunter’s particularly huge in Japan, where previous portable entries have dominated the sales charts for months on end,” Polygon wrote about the announcement of Monster Hunter XX. The reveal that the series would be available on Nintendo’s new hybrid home and handheld system seems to have been well-received, according to analysts — soon after Capcom announced the Switch port of XX, Nintendo’s stock hit a nearly nine-year high.

The next Monster Hunter game coming to the United States is Monster Hunter: World, a title coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Nintendo Switch's Online Service Will Be $20/Year.
Nintendo Switch’s online service will cost $20/year and will launch at some point in 2018, the publisher said today. Playing Switch games online will be free until the service launches.
You can also get a one-month subscription for $4 and a three-month subscription for $8.

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will have ongoing access to a library of classic games with added online play. Users can play as many of the games as they want, as often as they like, as long as they have an active subscription.
More new joycons for Splatoon 2
Last night Nintendo revealed some new details on two of its big upcoming Switch games, Arms and Splatoon 2. But mixed amongst the story trailers and new character reveals was some bright, colorful new hardware. The Splatoon-themed, neon pink-and-green options include both a pair of Joy-Con controllers, and the sleek Pro Controller. There’s also a similarly-themed Switch carrying case, complete with lots of squid graphics.

Japan and Europe — there’s no word on a release in North America. The accessories will be launching on July 21st, the same day Splatoon 2 releases on Switch, and in Japan you’ll be able to get the game and Joy-Con as part of a console bundle. For those in North America looking for a colorful new Joy-Con, there are other options. In June, Nintendo is releasing a bright yellow option to go along with the launch of Arms.