Nintendo

nintendo

Since its release in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has become a wildly popular console. Even with the release of other current-generation consoles, like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, the Switch has continued to outperform competitors in sales.

There are countless games available for the Switch, whether you're looking for a cozy vibe or something to play with friends.

What Nintendo Switch should I get?

Right now, there are three different Nintendo Switch models on the market: the original Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch Lite, and the Nintendo Switch OLED. The Nintendo Switch Lite is the only of these consoles without the option to play on the television, making it the single handheld version. This limits some play options, as there are certain games that require you to use motion controls to participate.

The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch OLED models are very similar, though the OLED model is the most recent and upgraded version of the console. While the specs are not too different from those of the original Nintendo Switch, for hardcore gamers, it might be worth it to shell out the extra $50 for this newer model if you value graphics and plan to spend a lot of time on it.

Ultimately, whichever model you decide on will depend solely on your personal play preferences and budget.

Do you need a Nintendo Online membership to play with friends?

Many of the games available for the Nintendo Switch offer online play options so you can play with your friends, whether or not you're in the same room as them. While you don't need a Nintendo Online membership to play games available for the console on your own, like Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, or Pokémon Sword and Shield, if you want to play with your friends using an internet connection, you'll need the online membership.

That being said, there are a couple of free-to-play games that, despite needing internet access, do not require an online membership. Games like Fortnite allow players to access online battle-royale matches without ever signing up for the membership, hence the free-to-play distinction.

What Nintendo Switch accessories do I need?

With many new video game consoles and electronic devices, you'll need to purchase a litany of accessories. Fortunately, you don't need a lot of accessories to get the most out of your Switch.

If you plan to capitalize on the Switch's portability often, then it would do you well to invest in a carrying case. Look for one with the appropriate amount of storage (for JoyCons, games, the charger, and other third-party controllers). The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, while a little on the pricey side, is also easily one of the better controllers for the console and worth the investment if you find yourself fed up with the continuous drift of the JoyCons.

You'll also likely want to invest in a microSD card for your Switch, as the games can take up a good amount of storage, and if you plan to play any download-only titles, you'll find yourself running out of space quickly.

Beyond that, some invest in a screen protector or case for their Switch, though that's arguably not a necessary buy, as the screen is moderately sturdy. Any other accessories you'll want to purchase will depend entirely on your personal playing habits.

Latest Nintendo News and Updates

  • 'Pokémon Scarlet' and 'Violet'
    Gaming

    A New Leak Gives Hints on What Legendaries Will Be in 'Pokémon Scarlet' and 'Violet'

    Thanks to a new leak that has come out online, we have some hints as to what Legendary Pokémon will be on the covers of 'Pokémon Scarlet' and 'Violet.'
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'GTA V'
    Gaming

    There Are Only Three 'GTA' Games Available for the Nintendo Switch

    Despite 'GTA V' being upgraded for three generations of consoles, it has yet to be made available for the Nintendo Switch. Is it coming to the console?
    By Sara Belcher
  • Pokemon Go
    Gaming

    Eggs Can Be Found in All Sorts of Different Places Throughout 'Pokémon GO'

    Here's how to get eggs in 'Pokémon GO.' The AR mobile game lets players live out their Pokémon-related dreams in real life, including hatching eggs.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • 'Nintendo Switch Sports'
    Gaming

    'Nintendo Switch Sports' Is Not 'Wii Sports' — but That Doesn't Mean it's Not Worth It

    'Nintendo Switch Sports' is the successor to the well-loved 'Wii Sports' — but is it worth it? Here's what the concensus is on if you should get it.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Mario Strikers: Battle League'
    Gaming

    There Are Only 10 Playable Characters in 'Mario Strikers: Battle League'

    'Mario Strikers: Battle League' revives the soccer title from the Game Cube era, but what playable characters will you be able to control?
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Nintendo Switch Sports'
    Gaming

    Play Against the Pros With the Pro League in 'Nintendo Switch Sports'

    The Pro League in 'Nintendo Switch Sports' allows players to only compete against other very skilled players. Here's how to unlock it.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Nintendo Switch Sports'
    Gaming

    Play Online to Unlock Accessories and Outfits in 'Nintendo Switch Sports'

    Players can customize their character in 'Nintendo Switch Sports' with a variety of outfits and accessories — here's how to unlock more items.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Nintendo Switch Sports'
    Gaming

    Use This Trick to Earn Points in 'Nintendo Switch Sports' Without a Nintendo Online Subscription

    'Nintendo Switch Sports' allows players to compete with others online, but do you need a Nintendo Online membership to do so? Here's what we know.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Golf 'Nintendo Switch Sports'
    Gaming

    Golf Will Be Available on 'Nintendo Switch Sports' Before the End of the Year

    When 'Nintendo Switch Sports' launched at the end of April, it had six different sports to choose from. But when does golf get added to the game?
    By Sara Belcher
  • Xur 'Destiny 2'
    Gaming

    Your Guide to Xûr's Location and Wares in 'Destiny 2' — April 22-26

    Xûr has a series of weapons and armor you can only get for a limited amount of time in 'Destiny 2,' but where is the salesman's current location?
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Splatoon 3'
    Gaming

    'Splatoon 3' Finally Gets a Release Date

    Nintendo finally unveiled an in-depth trailer for 'Splatoon 3: Return of the Mammalians,' but what is the upcoming title's release date?
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Bayonetta 3' logo
    Gaming

    We Probably Wouldn't Have Had a 'Bayonetta 3' if It Weren't for Nintendo

    Why is 'Bayonetta 3' an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch? The game has been released on multiple platforms, but it still exists because of Nintendo.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3'
    Gaming

    'Xenoblade Chronicles 3' Just Got an Earlier Release Date — So Preorder Your Copy Now

    The upcoming 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3' got an even earlier release date, and if you haven't gotten your preorder yet, there's a new special edition.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Nintendo Switch Sports'
    Gaming

    Your Guide to Preordering 'Nintendo Switch Sports'

    'Nintendo Switch Sports' will hit the Switch console in April, but are there any preorder bonuses for the game? Why is the physical edition more expensive?
    By Sara Belcher
  • Nintendo Switch Sports
    Gaming

    Can You Still Use Your Mii in ‘Nintendo Switch Sports’?

    The best part of 'Wii Sports' is your customizable Mii. Can you still use it for 'Switch Sports'?
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • 'Bugsnax'
    Gaming

    'Bugsnax' Is an Exploration of Food-Based Biology — Does It Have Multiplayer?

    Is 'Bugsnax' a multiplayer game? The game was originally released in 2020, appearing on next-gen consoles. The game will appear on more platforms.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Kirby
    Gaming

    Fans Want DLC for 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land' — but Will We Get It?

    Will there be DLC for 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'? The game came out in March 2022, and fans are loving this new addition to the franchise.
    By Kori Williams
  • 'Bugsnax'
    Gaming

    'Bugsnax' Is Finally Coming to the Switch and Xbox

    The Young Horse–developed game 'Bugsnax' is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PC. Here's its upcoming release date.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
    Gaming

    'Kirby and the Forgotten Land' Is Packed With All Kinds of Different Worlds — Just How Many Are There?

    How many worlds are there in 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'? The game takes place in a world previously unvisited by the adorable pink puff ball.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Pokémon GO Giovanni
    Gaming

    Wondering How to Find Giovanni in 'Pokémon GO'? We've Got You Covered

    Users playing 'Pokémon GO' are wondering how to find notorious Team Rocket boss Giovanni in the game for a special surprise. Here's what we know.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Shadow Latias in 'Pokémon GO'
    Gaming

    Capture Latias in 'Pokémon GO' by Battling Giovanni

    Latias is Giovanni's newest final Pokémon in 'Pokémon GO.' Here's how to beat the Legendary Pokémon and what move types it's weak against.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Transform Pokémon
    Gaming

    These Ditto Disguises Are "Transform Pokémon" in 'Pokémon GO'

    In the new batch of research tasks, many trainers are wondering what "Transform Pokémon" are. Here's what to look for in the game.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Sierra
    Gaming

    Trying to Beat Sierra in 'Pokémon GO'? We've Got You Covered

    Wondering how to beat Sierra in 'Pokémon GO'? Don't worry, we've assembled all of the facts to make it as quick and easy as possible.
    By Chris Barilla
  • Nintendo Switch
    Gaming

    There Are Limited VR Options for the Nintendo Switch — Here's Everything We Know

    The Nintendo Switch is one of the best-selling consoles on the market, but can you use it with the Oculus Quest 2 for a VR experience?
    By Sara Belcher
  • Nintendo Switch Online
    Gaming

    Canceling Your Nintento Switch Online Account Is a Pretty Straightforward Process

    If you no longer want to have your Nintendo Switch Online account, canceling it is fairly simple. Here's how to do it.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • 'Breath of the Wild 2'
    Gaming

    'Breath of the Wild 2' Has Officially Been Delayed to Spring 2023

    Zelda fans have been waiting for details of 'Breath of the Wild 2,' but what is the game's release date? It's officially been delayed to 2023.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
    Gaming

    'Kirby and the Forgotten Land' Can Be Completed Pretty Quickly if You're Going for Story

    How long is 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land' on the Nintendo Switch'? The new title is the first fully 3D 'Kirby' game in the franchise's history.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Mario facing off against the Mad Piano
    Gaming

    Mario Has an Irrational Fear of the Mad Piano in Nintendo's 'Super Mario 64'

    In 'Super Mario 64,' Mario's enemy is a piano that has the fictional plumber running for his life. Why is he afraid? Here's what we know.
    By Allison DeGrushe
  • Tunic
    Gaming

    'Tunic' Has the Charm of Nintendo Switch Classics — But Is It Coming to the Console?

    'Tunic' was released exclusively for Xbox consoles and Steam, but is the game coming to the Nintendo Switch anytime soon? Here's what we know.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Nintendo
    Gaming

    Microsoft Was Laughed at When It Offered to Buy Nintendo

    Nintendo is one of the most successful video game companies on the market at the moment — but does Disney (or another company) own it?
    By Sara Belcher
  • pokemon
    Gaming

    These Are Some of the Strongest Pokémon You Can Catch

    There are so many different evolutions of Pokémon that it's difficult to round up the strongest ones — but here's our take on some of the best out there.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Kung Fu Tea and Nintendo enter a partnership ahead of 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'
    Gaming

    Kung Fu Tea and Nintendo Partner for 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land' Sweepstakes

    Kung Fu Tea officially launches a partnership with Nintendo ahead of the latest installment in the 'Kirby' franchise. Here's everything we know.
    By Allison DeGrushe
  • 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe'
    Gaming

    All of the Confirmed New Tracks Coming to 'Mario Kart 8' in the DLC

    'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' has six waves of new tracks coming to the game with the new DLC. Here are all of the confirmed tracks so far.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Super Mario Odyssey' launch party
    Gaming

    Mario Day Is an Annual Celebration for Nintendo's Mascot — Here's Why It's in March

    Why is Mario Day celebrated in March? The popular Nintendo mascot has plenty to look forward to in his future, with massive DLC and Hollywood stardom.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'
    Gaming

    What Exactly Is Kirby? Unpacking the Popular Video Game Character

    Popular video game character Kirby has been around for 30 years, but what exactly is the little pink protagonist? We unpack who — or what — Kirby is.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'
    Gaming

    There Are a Select Number of Preorder Bonuses for 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'

    If you're on the fence about buying the new Kirby game, maybe some of these preorder bonuses will encourage you to get 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land.'
    By Sara Belcher
  • Kirby's mouthful mode
    Gaming

    Kirby Consumes His Surroundings Using Mouthful Mode in 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'

    Mouthful Mode is a new way for players to interact with their surroundings in 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land.' Here's what you need to know before you play.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus Anime
    Anime

    You Can Explore the Hisui Region in an Upcoming 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Anime

    When is the 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' anime release date? Fans will get to explore the Hisui region in a brand new way sooner than they think.
    By Kori Williams
  • 'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet' memes
    Gaming

    'Pokémon Scarlet' and 'Violet' Were Just Announced, and We Already Have Tons of New Memes to Celebrate

    The internet is already flooded with 'Pokémon Scarlet' and 'Violet' memes. The new mainline games are scheduled to be released in late 2022.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • 'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet'
    Gaming

    Get Ready to Meet the Next Generation of Pokémon on 'Scarlet' and 'Violet' Later This Year

    When are 'Pokémon Scarlet' and 'Pokémon Violet' being released? We already know which Pokémon are the new starters!
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Generation 9 Pokémon in 'Scarlet' and 'Violet'
    Gaming

    These Starter Pokémon Are Only the Beginning of Generation 9

    The announcement of 'Pokémon Violet' and 'Scarlet' also revealed the start of Generation 9. Here's what we know about the upcoming generation.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Starters
    Gaming

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Have the Cutest Starters of Any Pokémon Game

    What are the 'Pokémon Scarlet' and 'Pokémon Violet' starters? The game has just been announced and fans are already trying to figure out as much as they can.
    By Kori Williams
  • Mewtwo
    Gaming

    Watch for Another Opportunity to Get Mewtwo in 'Pokémon GO'

    It'll be difficult to get Mewtwo in 'Pokémon GO' (and even harder to get Armored Mewtwo), but here are some ways to get the Legendary in 'Pokémon GO.'
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    You'll Have to Grind to Capture All of the Legendary Pokémon in 'Legends: Arceus'

    Capturing the Legendary Pokémon in a game is part of being the very best — but what Legendary Pokémon can be captured in 'Legends: Arceus'?
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' DLC
    Gaming

    'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' Is About to Get a Whole Bunch of New Courses Within the Next Two Years

    'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' will start rolling out DLC that will make the races even wackier throughout 2022 and into 2023. What's in store?
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3'
    Gaming

    'Xenoblade Chronicles' Will Soon Become an Interconnected Trilogy With the Third Game

    What is 'Xenoblade Chronicles' about, anyway? The first two games were only spiritually connected, but the third came may bridge the gap.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'
    Gaming

    'Kirby and the Forgotten Land' Might Be the First 'Kirby' Game of Its Kind

    Will 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land' be open world? The new 'Kirby' game bears a number of similarities to another classic Switch game.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Dimitri and Claude
    Gaming

    The Next Installment in the 'Fire Emblem' Franchise, 'Three Hopes,' Is Coming to the Switch

    When is the 'Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes' release date? The previous game in the franchise, 'Three Houses,' is the best-selling one of them all.
    By Kori Williams
  • Shiny Pokémon in 'Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    The Shiny Charm Will Greatly Increase Your Chances of Finding Shiny Pokemon in 'Legends: Arceus'

    Getting the shiny charm in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' will make hunting for shiny Pokémon even easier for trainers. Here's how to get it.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Nintendo Switch Sports'
    Gaming

    'Nintendo Switch Sports' Builds on 'Wii Sports' — How Are the Games Different?

    'Wii Sports' was one of the top games for the Nintendo Wii, but with the announcement of 'Nintendo Switch Sports,' how do the two games compare?
    By Sara Belcher
  • Shiny Geodude in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    This Glitch in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Will Help You Catch Multiple Shiny Pokémon

    Thanks to a glitch in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus,' players can now catch multiple shiny Pokémon easily, making shiny hunting less stressful.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Nintendo Switch OLED
    Gaming

    Watching the Nintendo Direct is the Best Way to Keep up With New Switch Games

    Nintendo Switch owners looking to stay up to date on the most recent releases for the console should tune into the Nintendo Direct. Here's how.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Nintendo Switch OLED modelq
    Gaming

    10 of the Most Anticipated Titles Coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2022

    The Nintendo Switch saw some knockout games hit the console this year, and there are even more titles planned for 2022. Here are some of the most anticipated ones.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Nintendo Switch OLED modelq
    Gaming

    Cloud Gaming on the Nintendo Switch Lets You Play Big Games on Your Portable Console

    What is cloud gaming on the Nintendo Switch? If you want to play the prettiest games on your Switch, then you might want to turn to the cloud.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Inkay in 'Pokémon Go'
    Gaming

    Inkay Might Be One of the Strangest Pokémon to Evolve, Including in 'Pokémon Go'

    If you've ever played 'Pokémon' on a Nintendo console, you might already know the strange secret to evolving Inkay into Malamar.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Nintendo Switch Games
    Gaming

    Which Nintendo Switch Games Are Best Sellers? You Might Be Surprised at the Answer

    Have you been curious which Nintendo Switch games are more popular than others? Here are the best selling games for your Switch to join in the fun!
    By Anna Garrison
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    Wood Is a Scarce Resource in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'

    There are only a few locations that wood will spawn in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' — but you'll need it to complete a request. Here's where to find it.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    There Are Rumors That 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Has DLC Coming in a Few Months

    Will 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' have DLC? There are rumors that the game could get new gameplay just a few months after its release.
    By Kori Williams
  • Space-Time Distortion in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    Shards Will Give You a Big Payout in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'

    Shards will appear in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' during battles in the Space-Time Distortions. But what do you do with them once you have them?
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    Tips and Tricks You Should Know When Playing 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'

    'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' is one of the more difficult Pokémon games on the market. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when playing.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Does Not Have an Online Multiplayer Option

    'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' is the newest Pokémon game to hit the franchise, but does it have a multiplayer mode like the previous titles?
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    You'll Need to Max Out Your Friendship Levels to Evolve Some Pokémon in 'Legends: Arceus'

    Your friendship level with a Pokémon is essential in having a good partner and having your Pokémon evolve. Here's how to increase your friendship in 'Legends: Arceus.'
    By Sara Belcher
  • Pastures in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    Mass Releasing Pokémon in 'Legends: Arceus' is a Great Way to Farm Grit

    You have to unlock the feature to mass release Pokémon in 'Legends: Arceus.' Releasing Pokémon is one of the only ways to get Grit in the game.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'The Sims 4'
    Gaming

    Sorry, but 'The Sims 4' Won't Be on the Switch Anytime Soon

    'The Sims 4' has captivated players since its release in 2014 — but is the game coming to the Nintendo Switch anytime in the future?
    By Sara Belcher
  • Pre-order bonuses in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    How to Unlock and Redeem Mystery Gifts in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'

    Anyone who pre-ordered 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' will receive additional Mystery Gifts. Here's how to unlock and activate them in-game.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    The Starter Pokémon for 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Will Get Unique Final Evolutions

    'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' is here. Who are the starter Pokémon and which is best? What are the final evolutions of the starter Pokémon?
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    There Aren't Trade Evolutions in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' — But You Can Still Trade WIth Friends

    'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' has a lot of differences from other 'Pokémon' games. Can you trade in the new title? How to trade and details on trade evolutions.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    Evolving Your Pokémon Looks a Bit Different in 'Legends: Arceus'

    Evolving looks a bit different in the new 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus.' Here's how to evolve your Pokémon and what Pokémon have special requirements.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Eevee in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    How to Get All of the Eevee Evolutions in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'

    All eight of Eevee's evolutions are available in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus.' Here's how to evolve your Eevee into Sylveon, Umbreon, Leafeon, and more.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    Here Are Some Tips for Shiny Hunting in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'

    Pokémon trainers have been Shiny hunting for generations of games in the franchise. Here are tips to have fruitful Shiny hunts in 'Legends: Arceus.'
    By Sara Belcher
  • Frustration Pokémon GO
    Gaming

    There Are a Few Ways to Remove Frustration From Your Shadow Pokémon

    Frustration is a move that all Shadow Pokémon automatically come with that can be a bit, well, frustrating. You can remove it in 'Pokémon GO' with a TM.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    Leaks for 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Reveal New Pokémon, Hisui Exclusives, and More

    Just more than a week before 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' is set to drop, a series of leaks online have revealed most of the gameplay.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Gyroids in 'New Horizons'
    Gaming

    'New Horizons' Players Have Gotten Creative With the New Gyroids

    Since gyroids were introduced to 'New Horizons' in the 2.0 update, players have been getting creative in decorating their homes with them.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    Catch and Battle Pokémon Like Never Before in 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'

    In the new 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' game for the Nintendo Switch, players will catch and battle Pokémon like never before. Here how.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'
    Gaming

    You and a Friend Can Play Together Through 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'

    Along with the announcement of its release date, Nintendo revealed multiplayer details of the upcoming title, 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land.'
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
    Gaming

    Get These Exclusive In-Game Items by Pre-Ordering 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'

    There's still time to pre-order your copy of 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' — here are all of your options for bonuses when pre-ordering.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Leftovers in 'Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl'
    Gaming

    Leftovers Could Save You in a Battle in 'Pokémon BDSP' — Here's Where to Find Them

    Don't throw out those Leftovers! This item is useful for Pokémon players. Here's where to find Leftovers in 'Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl.'
    By Sara Belcher
  • Pokémon Go New Year's Banner
    Gaming

    Trying to Catch up on New Year's Research in 'Pokémon Go'? Here Are the Tasks to Complete

    'Pokémon Go' loves to celebrate the New Year with special events. Here are the research tasks you'll need to complete before tonight.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • 'Pokemon BDSP'
    Gaming

    When Will Pokémon Home Be Compatible With 'Pokémon Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl'?

    With the Nintendo Switch remakes 'Pokémon Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl,' trainers want to know when they'll work with Pokémon Home.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Neopets'
    Gaming

    We Could See a 'Neopets' Game for the Nintendo Switch

    The popularity of 'Neopets' didn't die with Flash — in fact, fans of the browser game are hoping for a Nintendo Switch version of the game.
    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Inscryption' gameplay
    Gaming

    'Inscryption' Is a New Kind of Computer Card Game — Is It Available on the Switch?

    'Inscryption' is a brand-new kind of computer card game on PC from Devolver Digital. Can you play the game on the Nintendo Switch too?
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Holiday Island Design
    Gaming

    15 Christmas Designs to Bring Holiday Cheer to Your 'Animal Crossing' Island

    It's the holiday season, and what would Christmas be without some holiday cheer on your 'Animal Crossing' island? Here's how to spruce up your island.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Team GO Rocket in 'Pokémon GO'
    Gaming

    "Ke Ke Ke" Is an Important Tell for Team GO Rocket Grunts in 'Pokémon Go'

    Team GO Rocket Grunts can be a pain in 'Pokémon Go,' but there's a way to counter them. If they say "Ke ke ke," you can guess their next move.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Nintendo Switch
    Gaming

    New Indie Games Coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2022

    2022 is going to be a big year for the Nintendo Switch. The company announced new indie games coming to the platform in the new year during the Indie World Showcase.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Bayonetta 3
    Gaming

    Will 2021 Really End Without at Least One More Nintendo Direct to Cap off the Year?

    Nintendo Directs can be an exciting time for gamers, but we haven't had one in a while. When will the next one be and will it come before 2022?
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Statues in 'Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl'
    Gaming

    Statues in 'Pokémon Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl' Can Liven up Your Personal Space

    As remakes from 2006 titles, 'Pokémon Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl' feature plenty of refurbished side content to sink your teeth into.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Dragonair Pokemon Go
    Gaming

    Getting a Dragonair in ‘Pokémon GO’ Isn’t as Hard as You May Think

    The Dragonspiral Descent Challenge sports 10 dragon-type Pokémon for Poké-fiends to capture, but most people want to know how to get Dragonair.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Nintendo Switch
    Gaming

    These Were Some of the Best Titles for the Nintendo Switch in 2021

    2021 was a plentiful year for Nintendo Switch players, and these are just some of the top games we saw hit our consoles in the past year.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons -  Happy Home Paradise
    Gaming

    Can Your 'Happy Home Paradise' Villagers Come to Stay on Your 'New Horizons' Island?

    'Happy Home Paradise' is a brand new DLC game that lets your 'Animal Crossing' villagers take a vacation. But can you bring DLC villagers back home?
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
    Gaming

    'Call of Duty' Has Been on Almost Every Console — Does That Include the Nintendo Switch?

    The long-running army FPS series has been released on plenty of platforms in the past, but has 'Call of Duty' ever been on the Nintendo Switch before?
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Pokemon HOME
    Gaming

    You Can Basically Bring Your Pokémon Anywhere, Even From 'Pokémon GO' to 'Pokémon HOME'

    The 'Pokémon' franchise is no stranger to letting you take your collection everywhere. Here's how to transfer your 'Pokémon GO' catches to 'HOME.'
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Donation box in 'ACNH'
    Gaming

    Visitors Can Now Tip You Directly With the Donation Box in 'New Horizons'

    With the 2.0 update, players can now craft and add a donation box to their island – but what is it used for? Here's what to know and how to get it.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Defog in 'Pokemon Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl'
    Gaming

    Defog Is Useful in 'Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl' — Here's How to Use It

    Some areas in 'Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond' and 'Shining Pearl' can be difficult to navigate with annoying fog. Here's how to use "Defog" to help out.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Mayor Mori in 'Animal Crossing
    Gaming

    Here's When Your 'Animal Crossing' Island Will Become a Winter Wonderland Once Again

    When does it snow in 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'? The change in temperature is coming! Here's what you need to know for seasonal DIYs and more.
    By Kori Williams
  • Stardust in Pokemon GO
    Gaming

    Stardust Is an Essential Item in 'Pokémon GO'

    You can receive stardust for a variety of activities in 'Pokémon GO,' and you'll need to it charge up your Pokémon. Here's how to get more.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Nintendo Switch
    Gaming

    9 Educational Games Available for the Nintendo Switch

    If you're looking to justify buying your child the Nintendo Switch, you should know there are plenty of educational games available for the console.
    By Sara Belcher
  • ordinances in 'Animal Crossing'
    Gaming

    The New Ordinances in 'New Horizons' Give You More Control of Your Island

    With the 2.0 update, players can now enact different ordinances on their island, giving them more control over their personal playstyle.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Dialga and Palkia
    Gaming

    Transferring Your Pokémon From 'Sword' to 'Brilliant Diamond' Is Definitely Possible

    Your old Pokémon from previous games like 'Sword' can be transferred to the new releases like 'Brilliant Diamond,' but there is a bit of a catch.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Pokemon Brilliant Diamond
    Gaming

    Hatching Eggs in ‘Brilliant Diamond’ Is a Familiar Process for Pokemaniac

    Hark, Pokemon fiends: if you're trying to hatch eggs in 'Brilliant Diamond' then the process isn't going to seem foreign to you, but here's how to do it.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Soundscapes in 'ACNH'
    Gaming

    Add More Ambience to Your Designs With Soundscapes in 'New Horizons'

    Soundscapes are a new feature as part of the Happy Home Paradise DLC for 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons.' Here's how to unlock them.
    By Sara Belcher
  • © Copyright 2022 Distractify. Distractify is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.