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Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo seemingly gets a release date, may indicate game's launch

Nintendo has been very silent on details about the NX, the Wii U port's release date of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the upcoming Zelda amiibo line. No one is certain if both the Wii U and NX versions of the game will releas...   read

 
 
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This Pokemon Generations short is a must-watch for fans

The new Pokémon Generations shorts are, well, exactly that, but they're a nostalgic delight. Particularly this first episode, "The Adventure," which has a cool transition from the Red and Blue opening on Game Boy into a battle into ...   read

 
 
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Friday Night Fights - Who let the sharks out?

So how about them penis's? Gotta love a good ole floppy meat stick. Oh wait, there's not penis in my header? Damn. Shark coming through a picture eh? Well, that's some pretty cool art and all, but I prefer good ole groin finger any day. No ...   read

 
 
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Sega's 3D Classics line can't stop, won't stop

Sega is keeping the 3D Classics train a'rollin' and I'm completely fine with that. It's in its best interest to continuously have folks interested in its treasure trove of classics, but you know what? Sega takes the time to make them feel l...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Dragon Quest VII

Another big day for the 3DS, more old games you've probably played before on Wii U. So it's...a weekday. On Wii U you'll find Noitu Love: Devolution, as well as WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Aenigma OS, Brick Breaker, Gear Gauntlet, Grand Prix R...   read

 
 
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Review: Noitu Love: Devolution

Noitu Love. Spell it backwards. Evol Ution. Evolution! If the damn title can blow your mind, imagine how great the game must be.   read

 
 
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The Xbox One may yet get its emulator

Over the weekend, we reported on the emulator NESBox being allowed permission for release on the Xbox One. Microsoft eventually denied the application, citing that it did not go through the [email protected] program. The developer of the program wasn...   read

 
 
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Why'd EarthBound bomb? Well, critics at the time didn't help...

If Metacritic had existed when EarthBound launched in 1995, the cult-classic RPG would be rocking a 72%. Over at The Video Game Preservation Dump, Frank Cifaldi scanned every timely review, "to try and figure out why it failed." The last di...   read

 
 
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New Paper Mario: Color Splash trailer shows off the battle system, murdered Toads

Nintendo released a new YouTube trailer for Paper Mario: Color Splash yesterday. The trailer begins with Mario receiving a mysterious letter, but once it's unfolded, he finds to his horror that it's actually a Toad retainer, drained of...   read

 
 
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Two more Pokemon Sun and Moon Ultra Beasts are bugging out

Here are two more Ultra Beasts, each exclusive to either Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. The latter gets the sexy bug, UB-02 Beauty. According to the Pokemon website, "Its narrow, graceful legs allow it to accelerate with such explosive speed...   read

 
 
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Apple essentially just put its own version of LINE gaming stickers on iOS

Line, a popular Japanese social app, has been doing video game themed stickers for forever, but now Apple is getting in on the lucrative licensed emoji market. This week the company launched a new "iMessage Store" for those of you who have ...   read

 
 
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Don't 'worry,' Call of Duty isn't going anywhere

Call of Duty was once a well respected franchise -- at least, more than it is now. It may have borrowed heavily from Hollywood to create scenarios that glorified war, but the games were trailblazers for mechanics that nearly every shooter s...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go developer looking at one-on-one battles

Niantic just unleashed the Buddy System in Pokemon Go, but it has a lot of features left to live up to when it announced the game many moons ago in its inaugural trailer. Trading, for one, would be great, as would a true battle mode outside...   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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Rest assured, there's a New 3DS XL based on Pokemon Sun and Moon

Nintendo is producing an obligatory limited-edition New 3DS XL as a precursor to Pokémon Sun and Moon. The games themselves won't be out until November 18 (a fact I'd rather stay blissfully ignorant to given just how into 'em I am ri...   read

 
 
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More crazy Sonic apparel: Free Sonic head with Fire & Ice pre-order

Halloween is right around the corner, so those of you still looking for a cheap costume or just wanting to embarrass yourself can now a get a free Sonic hat when you pre-order Sonic Boom Fire & Ice for Nintendo 3DS from the Nintend...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight's second expansion will launch in spring 2017

[Header courtesy of DeviantArt user seraharcana] Yacht Club Games has taken to Twitter to show off a small teaser image for the upcoming Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. It looks like the second expansion will be coming out in spring 2017...   read

 
 
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Mario and Luigi's long-lost father appears

It's been thirty years since the NES launched in the U.S., and all that time we've not known a whole lot about the Mario Brothers' home life. The closest we've gotten was in incidental scenes in the Paper Mario and other RPG serie...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing update includes a free lawnmower

The UK Animal Crossing Twitter account has posted that players returning to Animal Crossing: New Leaf after the autumn update won't have to worry about weeds in their towns. Normally, players of New Leaf who don't check their game...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto shows how to eat a burger while playing Super Mario Run

In talking up Super Mario Run's one-handed game design, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto recently went on the record to say that it's possible to play the upcoming mobile title while "riding the subway or, my favorite, eating a hamburger." That...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild trademark includes a cartridge listing

With Nintendo keeping a tight lip on any NX details, no one knows whether the system will be utilizing discs, going all digital, or following in the vein of the 3DS with cartridges. A recent trademark seems to indicate the latter, unless th...   read

 
 
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Russian man faces 5 years in jail for playing Pokemon Go in church

I would like to point your browser towards two links first by way of remembrance. Pokemon Go is still chugging as the 'fastest game ever' to hit $500 million in revenue, to remind you that there are still a lot of people playing Pokemon Go....   read

 
 
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Sega gives Sonic fans the okay to make games

Nintendo is notorious for sending out cease-and-desist notices for fan games based on its IPs. Just this year, we've seen AM2R and Pokémon Uranium taken down despite the creators not asking for money. It seems like fans looking to pa...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is still chugging as the 'fastest game ever' to hit $500 million in revenue

Although a lot of folks I know have quit playing, it still clearly has an audience -- Pokemon Go is apparently the fastest app to reach the $500 million revenue mark, beating out titans like Candy Crush. Analyst site App Annie predicts...   read

 
 
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Nintendo showcases more bonkers Pokemon Sun and Moon forms

It's that time of year -- the time when Nintendo and The Pokemon Company will send us droplets of Pokemon Sun & Moon info every few days or so, and we'll like it! The new tidbit has to do with Rockruff, who is basically assimilatin...   read

 
 
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