Nintendo Switch Cartridges Taste Disgusting

Breath of the Wild is a huge game. Bigger than Skyrim. We all know that by now. It’s so big and immersive that you literally won’t want any distractions whilst exploring its huge open world.

Just please remember to stop and take breaks for bathrooms and meals, instead of trying to eat any spare Switch games that you might happen to have lying around. You’ll regret it if you do, because Nintendo have coated the cartridges with a “bittering agent” to make them taste like crap. This is so that kids will be less likely to swallow them. Eh, thanks Nintendo?

Nintendo confirmed to IGN that the non-toxic agent Denatonium Benzoate was added to the gaming cards after Giant Bomb writer and noted gaming journalist Jeff Gerstmann‏ tweeted the following:

Denatonium Benzoate is also used to prevent ingestion of liquid soaps and shampoos, and while I haven’t had the pleasure of sampling it myself, it apparently tastes like insecticide. So I don’t think I want to.

So yeah, I wasn’t exactly expecting Switch cartridges to taste like strawberries and cream, but still, I guess I should sincerely be thanking Nintendo for looking out for the kids. But still, it tastes like insecticide.

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