The Nintendo Switch has been connected to a YouTuber

The Nintendo Switch has been connected to a YouTuber ...

The Power Glove is a tedious piece of Nintendo kit that was part of the company''s early attempts to develop the NES beyond being a simple home console system. Along with R.O.B. and the Virtual Boy, the Power Glove was a failed device that largely allowed players to control on-screen characters using hand gestures, something that would not return to gaming until Xbox''s Kinect and modern VR.

Although the Power Glove seemed to be quite cool (and can be found in several movies and television shows for this particular reason) the Glove''s performance left a lot to be desired. Due to extreme latency, the Power Glove made playing video games almost impossible. Despite that, the Power Glove was discontinued after a year of development. According to Generator, the Power Glove has since become a collectors game.

One YouTuber decided to get the Power Glove working on Nintendo''s latest home console. Niles Mitchell of the Will It Work? YouTube has managed to non-profit get the Power Glove working on the Switch, but he''s even been able to control an actual kart in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. He''s even recorded the process and posted his results to YouTube.

The Power Glove''s initial ability was limited to Niles, although there are adapters that allow you to connect the Power Glove to the Switch via a USB port. However, the Power Glove''s motion controls may be difficult to interpret, and finger controls that allow you to input the A and B buttons were just not helpful for Niles.

Niles added a new adaptor, the Titan, which has onboard memory that allowed him to run scripts and more easily map button controls. Using the Titan, he was able to remap motion controls to the thumbstick and also write a script so that the A button was just constantly pressed regardless of what his fingers were doing.

"I connect odd things together to see if the Power Glove will work," Niles said in an email to TheGamer. "I tried to get this adapted to new platforms a few years ago, but it was unsuccessful, and I shifted the focus to the project. I also found a path forward to make it work and proceeded to purchase another glove.

"It''s mostly successful, but the inability to map fingers to buttons remains a stubborn problem," Niles added, indicating that he intends to continue working on the issue until it''s fixed.

And he intends to take the Power Glove even beyond Nintendo''s ecosystem. A survey on the Will It Work? Twitter page is asking people if he should attempt to get the Power Glove to work on the PS5, Xbox Series X, or the Sega Dreamcast next. I believe there is a lot of hope in getting two failed devices to function together, so im writing on the Dreamcast.