Nintendo Switch Lite is revealed and it’s “dedicated to handheld play”
It’s finally been revealed! Nintendo has announced their latest Switch family addition and it’s called the Nintendo Switch Lite. Simply put, it’s a handheld: No need for a docking station, no detachable JoyCons, just a plain and simple all-in-one console – with a D-pad!
Aside from the new D-pad, there is not much else that’s new: The handheld is going to be available in three different colours at launch; yellow, grey and turquoise, and the device appears to be slightly smaller than its older sibling – oh, and the IR motion camera and HD rumble feature from the stand-alone JoyCons will be missing from the Lite models integrated ones.
No Switch family divorce – all can play together
Obviously the Nintendo Switch Lite is fully compatible with the Nintendo Switch, so they won’t be splitting up the Switch family. Their announcement video is full of portable Switch and Switch Lite handhelds used together to emphasise the point. No custody battles for Smash Bros. Ultimate needed.
The Lite won’t connect to a TV, since it’s meant to be a handheld console and not a replacement for the original Switch. Since the IR motion camera is missing from the Lite, you’ll need additional Joy-Cons for any game that requires motion control such as 1-2 Switch. Otherwise, any Switch title that supports handheld mode is playable on Lite.
Nintendo Switch Lite will launch September 20, 2019.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which of these other major free-to-play games has the biggest connection to Warframe?
- Fortnite by Epic Games
- Apex Legends by Respawn Entertainment
- Eve Online by CCP Games
- Pokemon Go by Niantic
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Pokémon GO should top $3 billion by end of 2019
Trainers going about their day with that Gotta Catch ‘Em All mentality helped Pokémon GO rake in over $800 million in revenue last year, and the year before that it managed a whopping $1.8 billion in revenue – and so far this year, it’s made $395 million. All this before it’s officially launched in China. Pokémon GO is on course to top $3 billion by the end of 2019.
Grand Theft Auto V near-miss clip catches out Pakistan politician
Thinking he was praising an airline pilot’s heroic skills, Pakistan’s secretary general Awami Tehreek had posted a clip of someone piloting a passenger jet taking off just before they would have struck a fuel tanker on the runway. Luckily it had never happened as it was from Grand Theft Auto V’s Los Santos International Airport.
Nolan Bushnell founded Atari, but he also founded Chuck E. Cheese’s
That mad genius Nolan Bushnell, who turned down a third ownership offer of Apple for just $50k (oops), went and founded Atari in June 1972 – a real grandfather of a company within the videogames industry. The man also founded the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza-Time Theaters back in May 1977, which would become a restaurant chain across America.
What better way to get those kids hooked on Atari games than at a kid’s pizza restaurant full of arcade games, prizes and even musical animatronic performances? Those came about because of his admiration for Walt Disney and what he had accomplished with his theme parks. It was the perfect marriage of games, pizza and parents desperate to placate hungry offspring.
Today there are over 500 Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants still in operation across the US, although they have phased out using animatronics in favour of modern dance floors.
What are ya buyin’?
This week’s hottest deals are all about those sweet AAA titles, across a wide range of genres! If you enjoy playing Apex Legends and love Pathfinder’s sweet grappling skills then it’s about time you checked out Titanfall 2. If you’re looking for something darker to scare you to sleep, Resident Evil 2 or Bloodborne may be more up your alley. Whatever your taste, we’ve got something for you here.
Pokémon Shield + Steelbook and In-Game Tracksuit (Nintendo Switch) £39.85 @ ShopTo
Far Cry Primal & Far Cry 4 – Double Pack (Xbox One) £12.99 @ Geek Store
Titanfall 2 (Xbox One) £2.95 @ The Game Collection
Witcher 3 GOTY Edition (PS4/Xbox One) £12.95 @ The Game Collection
Bloodborne (PlayStation Hits) (PS4) £8.85 @ Base
Starcraft 2 Battle Chest 2.0 (PC) £9.99 @ CDKeys
Resident Evil 2 (PC) £18.99 @ CDKeys
Getting 28% off when you pre-order Shield is a particularly good deal, especially when you consider that Nintendo Switch games don’t really drop their prices that quickly.