A programmer who goes by ‘OatmealDome’ on Twitter managed to get Half-Life 2 working on the Nintendo Switch via the Portal: Companion Collection. How so? Since the source code is very similar for both, Half-Life 2 actually runs on top of Portal 1, but this is not a native port, so you’ll experience a few glitches, such as frequent crashes.
Always wished there was a Super Mario Odyssey online multiplayer mod for the game? Well, programmer CraftyBoss has made it a reality, and some are actually able to try out the beta now. This mod enables co-op gameplay with up to 10 players, complete with a moon collection shared between all.
The Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership + SanDisk 128GB microSD bundle is a must have for families or groups of friends, and you can get it for $34.98 shipped, today only, originally $69.98. If you just got a Nintendo Switch console, the Switch Online membership includes a curated library of more than 70 classic Super NES and NES games. Many of the games have been updated with save states, co-op online with friends (select titles), and screen sharing. Product page.
It’s official, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords from developer Aspyr is hitting the Nintendo Switch on June 8th, priced at $15 USD. What makes this release really special is that all of the unfinished and unreleased content will be offered to owners of the Switch version as a free DLC at some time in the future.
The 8BitDo Pro 2 Bluetooth Game Controller is compatible with most mobile gaming devices, and you can get one for $42.50 shipped, today only, originally $49.99. This is the company’s most advanced controller yet with 2 Pro back paddle buttons, a custom profile switch button, modifiable vibration, a 6-axis motion sensor, adjustable hair triggers, a customizable turbo function, and a 1,000mAh battery pack. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Set for release on April 7th, The House of the Dead: Remake modernizes the 1996 rail shooter The House of the Dead by Sega’s AM1 arcade division. It was developed by MegaPixel Studio, and published by Forever Entertainment. However, MegaPixel Studio was unable to use the game’s original assets due to missing source code and legal issues, so they had to develop everything from scratch. A limited edition physical release is planned and will include an exclusive box, character stands and stickers. Read more for the new trailer and additional information.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for the Nintendo Switch lets you race a real course, complete with power-ups, and you can get the bundle for $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. It comes with a real-life miniature Mario Kart that you can control with a Nintendo Switch, which is used to show what’s happening in-game from behind the driver’s seat. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
What do you get when The Legend of Zelda meets Super Mario Bros? Rokaplay’s Super Dungeon Maker. Think of this title as a classic action-adventure dungeon creator that lets you craft your own adventures before being able to play them. You can also attempt to complete the trap-filled dungeons made by other creators from all over the world as well. Players will be able to place as many enemies, floors and secret paths as they want. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo Switch) will help you get in shape with games, and it’s being offered for just $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. If you’re unfamiliar with how it works, the Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories basically respond to your real-world movements, enabling the game to turn them into in-game actions. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Inventor Scott Bez wanted to brighten up his Christmas tree, but in a geeky kind of way. So, he created a somewhat functional Nintendo Switch ornament. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it can’t play real games, although the ornament is capable of running animated GIFs from an SD card on its 1.14-inch LCD panel. Read more for a video and additional information.