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Console gamers can get the party going with BenQ’s new 4LED projector

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Into social gaming? This little number should help.
Into social gaming? This little number should help.
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BenQ unveiled its new TH690ST short-throw 4LED projector Friday, calling it “the world’s first 4LED video party projector with preset game modes for bringing big entertainment to any gathering.”

You connect it to any gaming console or other video source with an HDMI cable to get the party started. Oh, and don’t forget to have a wall to project on.

Make the switch to this compact 3-in-1 Nintendo Switch-compatible docking station

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Your Nintendo Switch could feel like new with this 3-in-1 dock hub.
Give your Nintendo Switch an upgrade with this compact docking station.
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After its launch in 2017, the Nintendo Switch became a massive hit, beloved by gamers everywhere. There have been few updates to the popular console since then, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own revisions.

With this Nintendo Switch-compatible docking station, you can ditch the clunky original Switch Dock for an upgrade that’s as sleek and portable as the console itself. For a limited time, you can get a 3-in-1 Nintendo Switch Docking Station for $19.99 (regularly $24).

Alternative dock makes Nintendo Switch feel brand-new

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Switch your old Nintendo Switch dock with this better one.
Finally, you can give your Nintendo Switch the dock it deserves.
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One of the best things about the Nintendo Switch is that you can take it anywhere. The popular portable gaming console is sleek and seems like a giant leap forward for Nintendo. On the other hand, the Nintendo Switch dock feels clunky and isn’t nearly as flexible as the console it supports.

Luckily, you can replace the Switch dock with a more modern take that expands how easily you can game on the go. This 3-in-1 Nintendo Switch Docking Station can connect all your Switch’s cables to one hub that extends what screens you can game on. Plus, it only costs $19.99 (regularly $24) for a limited time.

Nintendo revamps Switch Online app to make it a little more useful

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Switch Online app update 2.0.0
You can now see which of your friends are online.
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Nintendo on Sunday rolled out a somewhat significant update to its Switch Online app that makes it a lot less rubbish than it was before. The version 2.0.0 release brings a refreshed design and the ability to see which friends are online.

Switch Online, which is required if you want to use voice chat inside some Nintendo Switch games, is still nowhere near as useful as its counterparts for PlayStation and Xbox. But it is at least better than it was.

Take the pain out of saving Nintendo Switch screenshots on iPhone

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Save Nintendo Switch screenshots to iPhone and iPad
Nintendo's own method is way too slow.
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If you’ve ever tried saving Nintendo Switch screenshots to your iPhone or iPad, you’ll know it’s a less than seamless experience. It seems Nintendo didn’t put a great deal of thought into designing its rather primitive transfer tool.

Fortunately, someone else did. Developer Filip Němeček has built an app called SwitchBuddy that makes fetching your Switch screenshots on iPhone and iPad faster, easier, and much more enjoyable. Here’s how to use it.

Laughable report claims Apple will take on Nintendo Switch with powerful hybrid console

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The Nintendo Switch's flexible Joy-Con controllers work just fine with a Mac (but not an iPhone).
Don't get your hopes up.
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Apple is developing its own “Nintendo Switch style gaming console” with a hybrid design that “will outperform anything that Microsoft or Sony offers in 2021,” according to one very sketchy report citing unnamed sources.

The company has games “rivaling” Nintendo hits The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey that are “almost ready to go” to showcase the device, which will supposedly be powered by Apple Silicon.

GameSir G4 Pro is the cross-platform game controller you’re looking for [Review]

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GameSir G4 Pro review
GameSir G4 Pro game controller can be used with iPhone and Android devices. And iPad and PC too. Plus Nintendo Switch.
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The GameSir G4 Pro is a wireless game controller that works with iPhone and iPad but also PC, Android and Switch. It resembles a wireless Xbox controller but with a flip-out mount for holding an iPhone.

I did quite a bit of gaming with the G4 Pro. Here’s how it stood up.