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A parent's guide to Pokemon

I was recently attending a social event with some friends, and one of them had brought her two boys along, ages 11 and 9. One of the only other kids at the function (also 11) had brought along her 3DS to keep occupied. The boys were transfi...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Pokemon is headed to the Switch with Pokemon Stars

With the successful launch of Pokemon Sun and Moon, it looks like Nintendo and Game Freak are shifting their priorities to the future of the series. According to a rumor posted on Eurogamer corroborated by multiple sources, Pokemon Stars wi...   read

 
 
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Fuse yourself with Dragon Ball Fusions this December

I know very little about Dragon Ball Fusions. The game is a 3DS title with an emphasis on fusing heroes together. It also has a Western release date of December 13, 2016. Along with that news, Bandai Namco has uploaded an English-subbed tra...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Generations animated series announced

With two new Pokemon games on the horizon, a year-long Mythical Pokemon distribution event and much more, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are really celebrating the franchise's 20th anniversary in style. It looks like these festivitie...   read

 
 
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Miitopia sounds like actual hell

Are you tired of Miis yet? Nintendo sure hopes you aren't, as Miitopia was announced at the end of today's Nintendo Direct. There are not a lot of known details on what the game will be, apart from it not being another mobile spin-off....   read

 
 
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Lost GBC game uncovered after 15 years

At E3 2001, Affinix Software debuted an RPG by the title of Infinity. The game was in the vein of classic Final Fantasy titles and looked to be a rather engrossing experience. Due to the impending launch of the Game Boy Advance, howeve...   read

 
 
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Game Boy Advance turns 15

Happy 15th anniversary to the Game Boy Advance

I'm leaving on a jet plane at 6AM tomorrow morning for E3, an entire week dedicated to the hottest upcoming new video games and my own navigating how to play all these hot new games after just getting my thumb ripped out of its socket. It'l...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's bringing SNES classics to New 3DS starting today

Nintendo's letting us play some of the most revered and iconic games on new, handheld hardware. Beginning today, select SNES classics are available to download on the New 3DS. The first batch of titles is made up of Super Mario World, Pilot...   read

 
 
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Come April, you won't be able to access the PlayStation Store on PSP

As of March 31, 2016, PlayStation Portable owners in the United States, Canada, and Latin America will no longer be able to access the PlayStation Store directly through the handheld. SCEA is ending native support (but that's not as big of...   read

 
 
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Nintendo has refurbished 2DS units for $60

Not keen on the New 3DS and simply want a console to play those 3DS titles you've been itching to get your hands on? You're in luck. Nintendo is offloading some refurbished 2DS units for only $60 on its eBay store (aka the online outle...   read

 
 


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'3DS is here to stay,' says Nintendo

Nintendo's Scott Moffitt, the executive vice president of sales and marketing, said in an interview with The Washington Post that "Nintendo 3DS is here to stay. Let me throw out a number that might surprise you. So far, on a global basis, N...   read

 
 
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Is that a Game Boy?

'Is that a Game Boy?' Navigating simple questions as a socially awkward adult

The other day I was sitting in the lunch room alone, playing on my 3DS. I was having a go at the current Pokémon Safari in Pokémon Shuffle, trying to capture the last 'mon I needed from the event. In walks one of the graduate ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo has more New 3DS cover plates

If you've been thinking about upgrading to New 3DS but don't want the XL model, today is the day. The standard New 3DS is out now in North America along with some swappable cover plates. For the time being, the only way to get the handheld ...   read

 
 
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Blue PS Vita

The US is getting a blue PlayStation Vita

After following a link to this aqua blue PlayStation Vita, I had to double check the time stamp -- what year is it? Oh, 2015. It is new. I'm as surprised as you are to see Sony acknowledge the handheld. It's a GameStop exclusive in the Unit...   read

 
 
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Steamboy

Portable 'Steamboy' Steam machine coming late 2016

Do you have $300 and less cents? Want to replace that Nvidia Shield that catches fire and is basically a big 'ol Ouya? The first batch of "Steam machines" -- computers with living room form factors meant to rival traditional game consoles -...   read

 
 
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Sony exec calls Vita a 'legacy platform'

Those who hold out hope that Sony will change course and start avidly supporting the Vita may want to finally give up on that pipe dream. The outlook for the PlayStation handheld has been grim, and is even more so after a top executive rece...   read

 
 
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What if the New 3DS is Nintendo's last 3D handheld?

I was there when Nintendo first announced the 3DS. It was back when the company did actual press conferences at E3. As its presentation wrapped up, Nintendo sent droves of models into the audience, each with a 3DS tethered to their torsos. ...   read

 
 
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Forgotten Memories iOS debut on April 23, watch the launch trailer now!

As you may recall, Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities came out of near-nowhere with its Silent Hill 2 cast additions, after several years off the development grid. If you're still wondering what Guy Cihi's delightfully broken ton...   read

 
 
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Nintendo talks NX, mobile game pricing, DeNA partnership

Nintendo is finally entering the mobile game space through a collaboration with DeNA. Why now? As CEO Satoru Iwata explained to TIME, "We have come to the stage where we can say that we will be able to develop and operate software which, i...   read

 
 
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Criminal Girls

You have the right to remain sexy with Criminal Girls: Invite Only's latest screens

Criminal Girls: Invite Only is a game I've been following for some time now, and right now I'm in the middle of reviewing it for Destructoid. Since there's still a bit of time left before it actually comes out, however, I've come with a set...   read

 
 
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Review: New Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo has an interesting history in terms of portables. Outside of the rare add-on like the expansion pack for the Nintendo 64 or the Game Boy Player for the GameCube, they play it rather conservatively when it comes to consoles. Bu...   read

 
 
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Nintendo at PAX South

Majora's Mask 3D and New 3DS XL playable at PAX South

The New Nintendo 3DS XL is the current hot commodity for Nintendo fans, with special edition units selling out. For those who are not so keen on ordering one before playing, an opportunity to get some hands-on time is coming in just a few d...   read

 
 
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3DS discontinued

Nintendo has seemingly discontinued the original 3DS

[Update: Nintendo's official response is as follows: "Nintendo has nothing to announce about the production status of Nintendo 3DS."] We have reason to believe Nintendo of America has completely ceased production of the original 3DS model, ...   read

 
 
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Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

The visual novel has been ubiquitous in Japan since the early ‘90s, but in the West they've never truly caught on. Whether it was the U.S.’s love for its own home-grown adventure games like Sierra’s King’s Quest, th...   read

 
 
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Pokmon review
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Review: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

For a franchise that’s continually berated for remaining the same over the years, Pokémon is wildly successful, having pushed forward on its own, full speed ahead. It hasn’t needed to change much to sweep the nation with ...   read

 
 
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