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Nintendo Switch Online service is now available, will be required for online multiplayer in ARMS & Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

28 days ago   |   By Shoryuken

Nintendo's foray into a paid online service subscription has begun.
Nintendo Switch users can now buy into Nintendo's new online subscription service, Nintendo Switch Online. It launched last night, after a minor delay.
The service offers a number of perks: cloud game saves , integration with a smartphone app for chat, access to special offers, and a playable library of NES classics - but the primary reason to pick up the service is that many games utilizing online multiplayer will require it, including games such as ARMS , and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate when it drops in December.
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Nintendo Switch Online NES Games List

28 days ago   |   By IGN

See every game available right now and those to come when you sign up for Nintendo Switch Online.
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Nintendo Switch Online Service Available Now

28 days ago   |   By GameSpot

Nintendo Switch Online, the first paid online service from the company, is now available for purchase through the Nintendo Switch Eshop. Signing up for the service grants you access to online play, cloud saves, and a selection of NES classics. To sign up, first you'll have download and install the 6.0 system update. Then you can go into the Eshop and find the new Switch Online tab. That will show the various subscription periods along with the seven-day free trial. If you decide to pay for a subscription, it's priced at $4 for one month, $8 for three months, or $20 for 12 months. A...
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Nintendo Switch Online now available in the 6.0 update - here are the patch notes

Nintendo Switch Online now available in the 6.0 update - here are the patch notes

28 days ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Following several months of delays, the Nintendo Switch Online service finally launched on Monday night, bringing with it cloud saves, classic NES games, and paid online play. We've already covered the service in great detail in our extensive FAQ , but in addition to Nintendo Switch Online, the company also rolled out system update version 6.0.0 , which includes a variety of features, fixes and improvements beyond the online service.
We knew about some of these additions ahead of the system update, but there are a few surprises as well, such as the new user icons and the ability to upload...
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Nintendo now allows you to play your digital games across multiple Switch consoles

Nintendo now allows you to play your digital games across multiple Switch consoles

28 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Nintendo Switch owners can finally play their digital games on multiple consoles. The functionality comes courtesy of Nintendo Switch Online, which launched late last night. The online subscription service starts at $4.99 per month in Canada. In classic Nintendo fashion, however, the process of playing one's games across multiple Switch consoles is far more restrictive and convoluted than it should be. When playing a game on a secondary device, the user is required to have an active internet connection. Should the device lose its connection to the internet, the game will pause “after a...
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Here's What Everyone Online Thinks About the PlayStation Classic

28 days ago   |   By IGN

Yesterday Sony announced its own NES and SNES Classic competitor with the PlayStation Classic , a micro console complete with 20 games from its extensive library. Including Wild Arms, Ridge Racer Type 4, Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Jumping Flash, and other "legacy" titles set to be revealed soon, the PlayStation Classic will release on December 3 for $99.
Naturally, a nostalgic announcement like this had the internet awash with reactions ranging from generous doses of snark to demands for specific games to be included in the 20-game lineup.
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How To Play Nintendo Switch's NES Games Online

How To Play Nintendo Switch's NES Games Online

28 days ago   |   By GameSpot

Nintendo's online subscription service for Switch has arrived, and along with online play and cloud save backups, one of the benefits it provides is access to NES - Nintendo Switch Online, a library of classic NES games exclusively for subscribers. There are 20 titles available in the library right now , with more to come every month, and they all feature modern amenities such as save states, HD resolution, and even online play. If you're interested in trying out the latter, however, it may not be readily apparent how exactly to play NES games online with a friend. If you subscribe to the...
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Directly To You: breaking down the Nintendo Direct's big news and noteworthy trends

28 days ago   |   By N4G

Random Nintendo discusses the latest Nintendo Direct's biggest games, notable third-party trends, and whatever's going on with Switch Online. Plus, impressions of three Switch Nindies: Lifeless Planet, Salt and Sanctuary, and I, Zombie.
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Nintendo Switch Online's NES Library is Pretty Impressive

28 days ago   |   By N4G

Nintendo Switch Online is live from today. With it comes online play, cloud saves, and a pretty impressive library of NES games.
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