A curious story appeared on the Web about how one resident of Canada assembled a Nintendo Switch console for himself.
He named the project FrankenSwitch. He explained his decision to assemble the set-top box on his own with his inherent caution and a desire to avoid known Switch problems: stick drift on the JoyCon, cracking plastic and docking station defects.
He decided to build the console mainly from third-party components, ordering them from Aliexpress. The exception was the original motherboard and part of the structure, as well as the battery, which, although it was not original, was not ordered from the Chinese site.
The total amount spent on the project was about 600 Canadian dollars or about 485 US dollars. For comparison, the original set-top box costs about $ 307 in Canada. In addition, due to the delivery time from China and the careful selection of components, the whole process dragged on from May 2020 to September 2021.
The author notes that he wants to carry out a number of changes in the future, installing a more capacious battery and, possibly, a different display.
In the comments to the story, some people are impressed by the work done, and some indicate that even with known problems, buying the original is much wiser.
So the options are:
- Buy a Nintendo Switch, use the included joysticks, hope they don’t drift, and get them repaired for free if they do (CAD 380)
- Buy a Nintendo Switch and buy a pair of third-party JoyCon that don’t have a known offset issue (CAD 430)
- Try building Frankenstein – your own console for 16 months using non-guaranteed parts from a Chinese seller and hope it works (CAD 600)
An offline game has appeared in the Opera gaming browser in case of an unstable Internet connection or network disconnection
Opera Software has announced the launch of an innovation for the Opera GX browser. As a reminder, Opera GX is being promoted as a browser designed specifically for gamers. The innovation is intended to brighten up the moments when Wi-Fi suddenly disappears for game lovers.
In this case, the arcade game Operius appeared in the browser, which can be played offline. Created with GameMaker Studio 2 engine, the game will automatically appear in the browser every time the connection fails. If someone wants to play Operius on a stable internet, they can simply type opera: // operius in the Opera GX address bar.
Operius was selected through a competition involving more than 900 games created in GameMaker Studio 2. As a result, Operius won a poll where more than 100,000 Opera GX and GameMaker users voted for eight games selected by experts.
Operius features retro graphics inspired by 1980s space arcade shooters and a soundtrack from Catonator. Multiplayer is available to players without the Internet: in order to do this, you need to enter the mode for two players and then share the keyboard with a friend.
The most popular sports video game in the world. Electronic Arts spoke about the achievements of FIFA 22
Electronic Arts today announced that the recently launched FIFA 22 has become the world’s most played sports game. Of course, this refers to the video game market.
FIFA 22 was released 22 days ago, but now it is played by gamers from more than 200 countries, and on average 89 million matches are played per day.
In the game’s Career Mode, 3.1 million new Custom Clubs were formed with Create Your Club, and 2.1 million players were involved in this mode. More than 57.7 million matches have been played in the Pro Clubs game mode, and over 326,000 female avatars have been created.
The growth of our global football platform continues at an unprecedented pace and our fantastic community is participating at an unprecedented level. We are delighted to continue this momentum by delivering the most immersive football games available to fans anywhere in the world.
Along with hundreds of licensing partners including the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, UEFA and CONMEBOL, we are honored to create the most authentic interactive football platform in the world, allowing over 150 million fans around the world to connect with their favorite leagues, clubs and players
Nintendo Switch OLED scratches, burns and tries to break. The console has been tested by blogger JerryRigEverything
Well-known blogger JerryRigEverything got to the new Nintendo Switch OLED game console to test its strength.
The console screen is covered with a plastic sheet, so it is very easy to scratch. For owners of all versions of Switch, this is nothing new. The heating test is still as useless as it always has been, but it can be noted that a trace of the flame remains.
At the same time, the strength of the console is quite high. Despite the size and the presence of the attached parts, as you can see, the application of serious efforts does not lead to any damage. However, you shouldn’t repeat this with your own prefix, of course.
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