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Nintendo Switch transformed into Linux tablet by hackers

The Nintendo Switch is a super successful video game console featuring an incredibly diverse line-up of world class video games, but you know what it was really missing? Linux. But worry not!

Fail0verflow is a squad dedicated to hacking games consoles and they’ve just released video footage of their most recent project: transforming the Nintendo Switch in to a Linux tablet. Here’s what it looks like in motion.

Incredibly, fail0verflow has managed to implement touchscreen and web browser support, which is interesting since the Nintendo Switch doesn’t actually have a consumer facing web browser. Fail0verflow posted a screenshot of the Linux hack in action on February 7, but this is the first video footage the team has released.

It looks nice!

Rumbling Nintendo Switch controller tipped man off about tumor in his hand

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Like many excited gamers, a programmer from Australia named Chris bought the Nintendo Switch at launch to experience The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After exploring Hyrule for a number of months, Chris started to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. That’s when he started to feel a strange pain.

Remarkably, it seems like the Switch’s HD Rumble feature pointed out a growing tumor in Chris’ hand, according to Kotaku, which did not use Chris’ last name in its story. As chronicled on Reddit, every time Chris played Mario Kart, he felt a sharp pain radiating from his right palm to his index finger. The pain intensified whenever he picked up the yellow coins littered throughout each track.

Snagging a coin is one of the various events that causes the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers to rumble. Normally a PC gamer, Chris stopped playing the Switch because of the nagging pain and went back to gaming with an Xbox One controller. The pain subsided and so did his worries.

Out of sight, out of mind, as they say. After a few months, though, a bruise surfaced on his palm where the pain had been. “Around that time, a few friends pitched in and bought one of our friends a Switch and a few games.

I noticed as soon as we played our first race that the pain was a lot worse than it used to be, and it wasn’t really something I could ignore anymore,” Chris said. He made a doctor’s appointment and was told that something was indeed going on with his hand. “That was perhaps six months ago, now I’ve got a nice lump sticking out of my palm and everything I do with the hand hurts, but thankfully I’m due for surgery sometime in the next month.

So, thanks to the Switch’s HD Rumble I managed to spot a tumor months earlier than I would have otherwise!” he said. Unlike other game controllers, the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers use a more precise form of feedback through their HD Rumble technology. Vibrations from Joy-Cons can be abrupt, powerful, and oriented to a specific location.

Chris did not experience any pain from using an Xbox One controller, which also has a rumble feature.

Thankfully, Chris says that doctors informed him the chances of the anomaly being cancerous are low.

Based on an MRI, doctors think it could be either a giant cell tumor or vascular malformation.

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Successor to gloriously bad game ‘Shaq Fu’ launches this spring

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The 1994 fighting game Shaq Fu is regarded by many as one of the worst video games ever made. It capitalized on the massive popularity of basketball player Shaquille O’Neal, and were we not in the darkest timeline, we would have collectively wiped it from our memory. But that didn’t happen — in fact, a successor, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, is releasing this spring, and its creators are well aware of its less-than-lofty expectations.

In a press release, publisher Wired Production revealed that Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will be launching this spring as both a digital and physical game. It’s free on Switch to anyone who purchased NBA Playgrounds on the console before June 10, 2017. The game received mixed reviews, with many critics feeling that it wasn’t a worthy successor to the NBA Jam series.

The latest trailer for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn admitted the original game “sucked,” but proclaims the new game is “better than the old one” alongside colorful footage of Shaquille O’Neal beating up various baddies. “Better than the old one” isn’t saying much, but we’re hoping to be pleasantly surprised. “Shaq Fu has an incredible legacy in the history of video games, and we’re delighted to be part of the team shooting to earn Shaq his place in the future of video games.” An “incredible legacy” is one way to describe Shaquille O’Neal’s history with video games.

He was also available as a secret fighter in the boxing game Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2, which was much better received. Not everyone is on board with the development of a sequel. If you go to ShaqFu.com, you’ll be taken to the official website of the Shaq Fu Liberation Front, a clandestine organization dedicated to ridding the world of Shaq Fu one cartridge at a time.

“The development of a sequel to Shaq Fu is an affront to human dignity and represents a threat to peace and stability all over the world,” the website said in its “declaration of opposition” document.

We hope it doesn’t come to war.

We’ll find out when Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn launches this spring for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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Amazon Promo Code gives gamers £5 off £35

Attention all gamers now, as Amazon has another great incentive to offer anyone who is looking to buy the latest games and accessories on PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch. For a limited time only, you are able to take advantage of a new Amazon Promo code for February 2018 that offers GBP5 off when you spend GBP35 with no catch. Considering that most new releases are GBP40 and above, this is a fantastic deal to knock GBP5 straight off the price.

Not to mention it is also a great way to save money for anyone that needs a new controller as well.

New PS4 or Xbox One controllers are usually between GBP40 and GBP45 so you can save money on these. For those looking for games, Call of Duty WW2 is GBP40 at the moment, so with the code you will pay just GBP35 with free delivery – not bad at all.

Start shopping here and enter the code VG5OFF35 at checkout and let us know if it works for you and what games or accessories you bought.

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Also See: Amazon Fire Tablet price cut for February 2018

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