Tired of Nintendo Switch Price Gougers? This Guy Built His Own—From Spare Parts

Surviving the Switchocalypse with $199 in parts.
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Despite all the disruption in supply lines right now, one creative maker found a way to get their hands on a Nintendo Switch—by creating it from scratch. The project was shared just this week by a user known on Reddit as Sarbaaz.

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At the moment, Nintendo Switches are hard to come by with prices getting as high as $400 on eBay. Desperate to acquire a Nintendo Switch for a few friends, Sarbaaz decided to build one entirely from spare parts.

Long before Coronavirus became a pandemic, the Chinese parts of Nintendo's supply chain were facing disruption.

Why are Switches so hard to find?

Long before Coronavirus became a pandemic, the Chinese parts of Nintendo's supply chain were facing disruption—a fact that was forecast as early as mid-February. Couple that with people being stuck at home and the Switch's overall popularity and you have the perfect Switchocalypse.

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The biggest challenge, according to Sarbaaz, was patience.

Everything from the shell, screen, buttons, and internal circuitry had to be accounted for and individually acquired to pull this project off. It cost about $199 to order all of the parts needed. The biggest challenge, according to Sarbaaz, was patience. Since every component had to be ordered individually, waiting for good prices and orders to arrive was a time-consuming endeavor.

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If you're looking for something cost-effective and have tons of time (don't we all?) plus some technical expertise, this may be the project for you. In the post, Sarbaaz breaks down everything you need to order as well as the assembly process. This unconventional solution may not be ideal for everyone, but it's far too impressive to ignore. Check out the full project on Imgur.

Take yourself back to the time of summer camp, bonfires, and scary stories with The Quarry
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Nostalgia is at an all-time high and what better way to take yourself back to the time of bonfires and summer camps than to dive into The Quarry, the horror-drama spiritual successor of Until Dawn from developer Supermassive Games and publisher 2K Games. Like Until Dawn, The Quarry features a cast of teenagers with various levels of relations with one another, finding themselves in danger and needing to rely on their surroundings and ingénue to survive. The plot of the game kicks off with an introduction to the setting, Hackett’s Quarry, by two camp counselors on their way to the camp a day early. Something in the middle of the road causes them to swerve off and get into an accident which, from there, The Quarry's story unfolds as players begin to make their own choices. Each choice creates a new branching path in the story that affects the game later on, as stated by the path chosen sign appearing to remind the players of their chosen fate.