Most of us don’t have time to play games on our TVs. The Nintendo Switch plays games on your TV just like any other console, but it has an interesting twist. When you are on the go, it’s let’s you pick up the tablet from the dock and continue playing anywhere. That means you can play your favorite Nintendo games just about anywhere.
Looking for a cheaper alternative to the Switch? If you don’t plan on connecting your Switch to a TV, then the Switch Lite is worth considering. It only supports handheld mode games and is lighter and smaller than the original Switch, making it perfect for on-the-go gaming. The best part? Now you can play all the great compatible Switch games at a more affordable price point. Choose from a variety of different colors, including the special Pokemon design.
Now this is stuff of gaming dreams! Blending physical RC karts, mixed reality, and digital gameplay, Mario Kart Live lets you play Mario Kart in real life! It transforms your living room into a race track with a first-person view of the action. Map out a variety of courses with physical gates and steer your kart with your Switch. What’s cool? The physical karts respond to boosts, hits, and other in-game effects. Race against Koopalings or with up to 4 karts — each player needs their own console, game, and kart. It seamlessly blends the digital game world with the real world to deliver an innovative, immersive, and interactive experience. The only thing not included is a large living space.
The next generation of gaming is here! With real-time ray tracing support, 3D audio, and haptic feedback, Sony promises to take you to new worlds. Available in two different options, the PlayStation 5 features a lightning-fast SSD drive that promises to virtually eliminate load times. Most importantly, it offers a compelling launch lineup. Play has no limits.
Microsoft’s next-gen console, Xbox Series X, is the world’s most powerful console with 12 teraflops of power and an all-new fast processor and GPU. It’s 2 times more powerful than Xbox One X and blows away the Xbox One and PS4. In addition to its strong library of exclusive games like Halo Infinity, Forza Motorsport, and more, backward compatibility is another key differentiator. Loyal Xbox fans will appreciate that it plays thousands of games across Xbox One, Xbox 360, and even the original Xbox. Games feature major visual enhancements and ray-tracing provides realistic lighting for richer, more detailed, and more immersive worlds. Its fast 1 TB SSD drive and Quick Resume feature lets you jump right into your favorite games. With Smart Delivery, if you purchased a game for Xbox One, you are entitled to a free download on Xbox Series X. While it won’t support VR, the controller offers a slight redesign with an improved D-Pad and ergonomics. When it launches this Holiday 2020, it’s expected to be competitively priced with PS5, while offering comparable specs.
Retro gaming is all the rage nowadays! The Genesis Mini arrives on the scene September 19th and does what Nintendon’t! Everything is included to plug-and-play right out of the box. The best part? You won’t need any cartridges, as 40 legendary Sega Genesis titles are preloaded. Play classics like Sonic The Hedgehog, Altered Beast, and so much more! Relive the glory days of gaming with the return of the beloved 16-bit Genesis now in miniature form.
Imagine buillding and owning your own arcade cabinet of your favorite retro game. That’s exactly what you get with this cabinet from Arcade 1Up. Relive the glory days of arcade gaming and engage in classic gaming in the pleasure of your home for a fraction of other arcade cabinets. The best part? No quarters are required, so play on!
One of the best things about the Nintendo Switch’s design is the Joy-Cons. Because the Joy-Cons are detachable, you simply need to remove them and you can have some multiplayer fun. You can pick up an extra pair, if you want to play 4 players in your favorite Nintendo Switch game. They come in the cutest colors so it’s even fun to collect different colors.
There aren’t too many aesthetically pleasing gaming headset but the Razer Kraken delivers. Available in different colors, the Razer Kraken Headset is the perfect headset because it works with the Playstation 4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and even PC. The large ear cups keep your ears comfortable after hours of gaming. Gamers will love the retractable microphone. It comes in several models but our favorite is the Quartz color. For an even cuter look, it’s available with cat ears.
Have you ever felt that playing the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode isn’t comfortable? This grip case cover provides extended grips that provide for a more ergonomic and natural position. Finally, you can play Smash Brothers all day long without getting cramps in your hands after a few minutes.
There’s nothing worse than having Joy-Cons that aren’t fully charged. You can dock them on the side of the Nintendo Switch dock, but this charging stand makes it so much easier. No more charging only 2 joycons at a time. You can charge up to 4 joycons at the same time and even charge a pro controller. It makes it easy to have your controllers ready to go when you want to play a multiplayer brawl in Smash Brothers.
Have you ever wanted to take the Switch on the road but still be able to connect it to a TV without lugging around the dock? The Genki covert dock is a pocket sized dock that you can carry around in your pocket. Ten times smaller than the Switch dock, the Genki Dock takes all the functionality of the regular dock and puts it into a power brick. If you love traveling with your Nintendo Switch, it deserves a place in your travel bag.
From the makers of Overcooked, Moving Out is a fun, unconventional co-op game for up to 4 players. You’ll be working together with friends to plan and execute a move. The game presents a journey of many unconventional moves. The concept is simple: move furniture, appliances, and more into a moving truck. You’ll have to think critically and creatively about the best way to move items like a refrigerator or couch. Undoubedly, you’ll be debating with your friends on what is the best way to move items. It offers refreshingly new gameplay that has you dreaming up creative ways to quickly perform the move. You’ll be swinging items through windows, breaking down walls, using portals and ray guns, and scrambling to quickly load the truck while managing its space and not letting items fall off. Yes, sheer chaos will ensue! There’s a bit of a learning curve with the controls and you’ll have to learn how the physics system works to best handle each item. You’ll have to consider the weight of each item and whether you need multiple people to handle the move. Race against the clock to earn medals and complete objectives. There’s a lot of replay value as you attempt to beat your best time or complete the objectives. Some of the objectives challenge you to completely rethink your gameplan. Sadly, there’s no online component. But it’s the most fun we’ve had in a co-op multiplayer game since the Overcooked series.
Social distancing has gotten a lot easier. Now that we are inside, there is no game bigger than Animal Crossing New Horizon. Humans are social and need to interact with each other. If we can’t do that in real life, Animal Crossing is the perfect simulation. In the start of the game, you start of on a deserted island but soon you will find yourself socializing with your new animal friends. You can even invite friends to your island and go exploring together.
Who doesn’t love the Sims? The game is so addictive. The only problem? You would play this game all the time.
What if you mixed an RPG with exercise? Imagine you are a hero who makes your way through levels fighting monsters. This might sound like a role playing game. The difference? Instead of using pressing buttons, you exercise through the game using a Pilates ring. To attach, you’ll squat, do yoga, and sprint. It’s never been so fun to sweat.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate feels like a museum designed to celebrate itself. The game boasts every playable character in the series’ history plus a couple new ones for over 65 characters in its roster. Ridley will finally make his way into the game after popular demand and even Snake will be making a return. There will be a mix of old and new levels. Featuring perfect shields, a short hop, and the return of directional air dodges, it’s aiming to be a robust competitive experience. Fans can expect a faster, more technical game than ever.
There is nothing that gets you moving like the latest Just Dance game. Girls will get into the groove and their heart pumping with over 40 of the hottest tracks from artists like Ariana Grande to Blank Pink. The game will have you breaking a sweat as players can even monitor the calories burned during their dance workouts.
Nintendo has created its most ambitious Zelda game to date. While the game still follows in the same lineage as the previous Zelda game, Nintendo has crafted one of the best worlds in a video game. The biggest change? The game now features a massive open world that offers freedom like never before. You are no longer tied to doing things in a certain order and can approach things how you choose. You cook, solve puzzles, and take down baddies as your try to restore peace to Hyrule. It’s a game that is impossible not to get lost in.
In Mario Kart 8, players race around tracks throwing bananas, red turtles, and green turtles at each other to win the race. Based on the previous games in the series, Nintendo has made several improvements to the game including more tracks and a new battle mode. It is now probably the most fun you could have with a Mario Kart game.
While not a completely new Zelda game, Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a 2D reimagining of the classic Game Boy Zelda game. It features a top-down 2D perspective and traditional Zelda gameplay and retains the classic feel and personality of the original. The revamped cartoony graphical style looks absolutely gorgoeus.
Get ready to create the Super Mario courses of your dreams in Super Mario Maker 2, exclusive to Nintendo Switch. With new tools, challenges, modes, themes, sound effects, and near limitless combinations, let your imagination run wild. You get the creative freedom to choose exactly what enemies you want, where you want them, and if there are secret rooms. The game offers several themes, including Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and now even Super Mario 3D World.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 heads to a haunted hotel with multiple levels of fun with a variety of themes. Luigi’s latest game introduces a slew of new Poltergust upgrades like the slam function, suction shot, and burst to help you on your adventure. We love the freedom you now have to freely explore the levels. Gooigi, a Luigi made of goo, is back and allows you to slip through metal fences and walk on spikes. There’s even co-op, 8-player multiplayer, and a mode where you have to defeat all ghosts before time runs out. Expect a ton of traps and mysteries to unravel.
Super Mario Party is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game will feature fun mini games and new boards to keep things interesting and competitive. What’s cool? There’s an innovative new system allowing you to pair two Switches to play certain games. The game will feature online play as well as leaderboards. Get your friends together for some great party fun!
While it is a few years old, Minecraft is still a phenomenon. There is no right way to play the game. It’s like an open box of Legos, giving you the freedom to use your creativity. You can build anything you want from huge towns to tall sky scrapers. The only limit is your imagination.
Pokemon Sword & Shield will feature the biggest maps in a Pokemon game. While Sword & Shield won’t feature the national Pokedex, there will be over 800 Pokemon featured in the game. A number of new Pokemon will be featured. The game will have a balanced battle system that allows all Pokemon to shine. The new Dynamax mechanic sounds cool and the Max Raid Battles pit four players against a powerful giant Pokemon.
Parents should note that this is an M Rated game with bloody violence, strong language, nudity, sexual content, and use of drugs. It is not for teens. Brutal! Last Of Us 2 is a bloody journey filled with violence, loss, and regret. Like the first game, it stars Ellie. After a life changing violent event, she soon finds herself consumed with revenge and is on quest to hunt down all the people who were responsible. The amount of care Naughty Dog has put into the game in unparalleled from the graphics to the story.
Nintendo Labo allows gamers to create cardboard objects, using the Nintendo Switch as the brains of their creations. It’s all part of a push to get people interested in science and engineering. There are several different kit out already including a Variety, Robo, and Vehicle kit. This is the VR Kit that let’s you create VR Googles out of cardboard.
With no bulky cables, the Oculus Go is the most convenient and comfortable VR headset ever made. Choose from 32 or 64GB of storage. Although you have to download the app, this is a completely standalone device. The biggest surprise is how easy it is to use and comfortable it is to wear. Expect around 2.5 hours of battery life with video and roughly 2 hours for games. With a low starting price point, it’s the easiest way for most people to jump into VR.
The Oculus Quest 2 is faster, lighter, and more powerful than its predecessor. The VR headset and controllers have been redesigned. The biggest improvement is the faster image refresh rate with enhanced clarity to provide a more immersive experience with more realistic-looking VR games. It delivers 50 percent more pixels than the Quest. With a lighter design, you can enjoy longer VR gaming sessions without discomfort. Like its predecessor, it’s wireless and self-contained, meaning it doesn’t require a high-end PC system to run. With backward compatibility, you can explore a range of old favorites and new titles. Look for multiple versions of the headset.
If your teenage girl loves to blow stuff up, she will love the latest Call Of Duty game. These games come out every year and each one is just as fun as the last. The latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot delves into the horrors of war from a civilian and soldier’s perspective. It showcases the brutality and horror of war in a mature experience unlike anything before. The game is full of non stop violence, action, and intrigue.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a single-player narrative-driven action-adventure game set between Revenge of the Sith and New Hope. With Fallen Order, Respawn is doing its best to honor the Star Wars franchise. You’ll literally feel like you’ve walked into the Star Wars universe with its impressive visuals, movie-inspired soundtrack, and heavy combat. The lightsabers feel satisfying with the ability to block, parry, and even size up enemies. It’s about enemy arrangements — free form enemies react in different ways and you’ll encounter a host of enemies, including massive bosses and classic, scout, and perch Stormtroopers. The game offers skill points with Push, Pull, and Force Flip moves as well as wall running. The game features Metroid-vania-style exploration and BD-1 droid helps you on your journey. Although there are no light and dark sides in this game, you get to experience an engrossing Jedi story.