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Create a handheld aquarium with Abyssrium on Nintendo Switch

Since its launch back in 2016, Idle Idea Factory's aquarium-management game Abyssrium has been downloaded over 25 million times. The simple clicker title allows users to create life in a pocket-sized aquarium filled with hundreds of differe...

 
 
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Hyperkin reveal 'Ultra Game Boy' prototype handheld

Hyperkin have revealed details of a new device currently in development at the peripheral manufacturer. The tentatively-titled "Ultra Game Boy" is designed to be a remake of one of the greatest selling consoles of all-time, brought up to sp...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Portable Game of 2017 goes to...

Samus Returns. And how. MercurySteam knocked it out of the park in 2017 with Metroid: Samus Returns. The Nintendo 3DS title took the 1991 Game Boy release Metroid II: Return of Samus, and re-envisioned it into a gorgeous, aggressive and add...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Portable Game of 2017

Portable gaming had a very strong year this year. In the face of intense competition from other handheld devices, the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita held its own with a strong selection of exclusive software.We had anime mysteries, subte...

 
 
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Review: 7 Wonders (iPad)

It's been out for roughly six years, but in the past six months or so, 7 Wonders became my tabletop group's board game of choice -- either for warmups for heavier games or a cool down afterward ("dessert," as it's called). Our gro...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Ultra Sun

Pokémon and I have a tenuous relationship. I never owned an original Game Boy, so when the series exploded around the world the first time I didn’t have a means of playing it. On the Game Boy Advance, I pre-ordered Sapphire and...

 
 
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Over 300,000 consoles sold in the UK last week

Chart trackers Gfk Entertainment have announced that the recent Black Friday weekend was in the top 15 of the UK's best hardware sales weeks, with some 300,000 consoles being shifted.Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Gfk stated that Friday Nov...

 
 
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Pokemon games have sold over 300 million units worldwide

Speaking in the latest issue of Japanese publication Famitsu, The Pokemon Company revealed that Pokemon-branded video games have officially shipped over 300 million units.From 1996's Pokemon Red & Blue, to 2017's Pokemon Ultra Sun &...

 
 
 
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A brief buying guide for the original Nintendo DS

The Nintendo 3DS is gradually being put out to pasture, now that it's bulkier, flashier half-brother is taking over. We're bidding adieu to a console that had a pretty impressive back catalogue, and dominated the handheld market for a good ...

 
 
 
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A new Professor Layton show is in the works

The Professor Layton series is pretty god damned awesome and has always contained an anime style for it's animation. It was one of the first DS games to have full motion video that didn't look like absolute garbage and even resembled Studio...

 
 
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Review: Bittboy Mini FC Handheld

I remember the first Christmas I ever worked in a mall at an EB Games, getting geared up for the holiday and ready to lose our minds at the absolute insanity of Boxing Day that was to come. In the mall they had these little kiosks where the...

 
 
 
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Review: New Nintendo 2DS XL

It's starting to get difficult to keep track of every iteration in the Nintendo 3DS console line up. First, there was the original 3DS console from 2011. Then came the 3DS XL in 2012, which simply provided users with a larger variant of Nin...

 
 
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Nintendo is launching the New 2DS XL this July

With the Switch out and high-profile 3DS game releases starting to wind down, it hadn't even crossed my mind that Nintendo would come out with another model, but here we are. Enter the New Nintendo 2DS XL, which will sit right in between th...

 
 
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Review: Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

The first 15 hours of Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns may be the slowest first 15 hours of any game I’ve ever played. Some games I’ve played are over in half that time, but here it’s just the point where new elements final...

 
 
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Nintendo Switch battery life runs between 2.5 and 6.5 hours

With a console that can be taken on the go (or a handheld that can be set up on a TV), battery life is going to be an important consideration. In today's Switch presentation, Nintendo reported its battery life to run anywhere between 2.5 an...

 
 
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15 of top 20 selling games in Japan are on handhelds

Media Create Sales is taking at least this week off due to the holidays, but thanks to Famitsu we can get an idea of Japanese game sales for this past week. You'll never guess what's at number one (hint: it starts with a P). The only new re...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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....

 
 




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Czar Kazem

Need to stop trying to beat games when Im not feeling It makes me super I was nursing a rough hangover when I beat Yakuza 0, and just about had a migraine beating Xenoblade 2 last Kind of takes some of the fun out of it!

 
Chris Hovermale

Somewhere out there, hopefully, there is an alternate universe incarnation of myself who doesnt waste time trying out new mobile games for like 1-3 days before uninstalling them probably

 
Chris Moyse

Hope youre all enjoying the extended weekend, guys n gals

 
Rudorlf

Anyone whos still playing games with mods on Steam might wanna complete their playthroughs soon, as GSC Game World will patch the vanilla versions again in the

 
zatoseyes

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is soooo so Its the level based Castlevania Ive been wanting for so

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

I gotta say, this music video got me I actually laughed when he played guitar alongside The seriousness of the song & Mayers music in general (which Im usually not super attached to) clashes beautifully with the

 
Goemar

Inti Creates, if you could make a Gradius or Contra like game, that would be just

 
arkane9

So apparently the movie is being sued but not by Disney, but by Sesame I was

 
 

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