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Nintendo Switch vertical grip could make it easier to play arcade classics

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William Jones
Jun 21, 2018 22:10
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Video game collectible maker Fangamer launched the Kickstarter on Thursday for something called the Flip Grip, which lets people more easily and portably play certain games in their vertical "TATE mode" orientation.

Jeremy Parish, a retro game expert, author and former game journalist, is working on the device with engineer Mike Choi.

The vertical format lets you use the whole screen on certain Switch games designed for a "portrait" orientation.

This includes Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Pinball FX 3 and Ikaruga.

There are currently 21 Switch games that support vertical orientation, according to Ars Technica.

"Until now, using the Switch in vertical mode required propping up the console sideways on a stand to use as a tabletop system," the Kickstarter page reads.

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