DOOM's New Video Showcases Motion Controls Support on Nintendo Switch

Kelley Robertson
October 20, 2017

One thing to keep in mind is that after transferring data to another Switch, it will no longer be available on the console it was extracted from. However this means that players can not back up their data in any way still in case of damage or loss of their Switch. By pressing the capture button (the small square button on the left Joy-con), you can take a screenshot, but by holding it down, the last 30 seconds of gameplay will be saved to the console. While its likely that video support will be rolled out for more titles in the future, currently, gamers can only capture footage from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, ARMS and Splatoon 2. But it also doesn't address an ongoing problem in Nintendo consoles. Two 30 second videos only take up 37 MB, or slightly more than 141 screenshots.

A week ahead of Nintendo's next big Switch game, Super Mario Odyssey, a big software update arrived to Nintendo Switch consoles. If not, will you pick one up next week when Super Mario Odyssey is released? Nintendo, however, is said to be inviting developers and publishers to release more mature games for the Nintendo Switch, such as the violent first-person shooter Doom by Bethesda.


While it's great that Nintendo has added this feature, it would be really nice if this update included compatibility with the rapidly growing amount of Bluetooth audio devices. While only four games now support this feature, Super Mario Odyssey will be the fifth. If it doesn't, you can manually download the update by heading to the System Settings app, going to System, and selecting System Update. All of those games will also prompt you for an update as they need the support built in. Anything open before the system update starts will be closed, and the console will reset.

For a full list of the changes, check here for the patch notes issued by Nintendo.

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