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Splatfest

You can still get Splatfest currency in Splatoon even though the events are over

Splatoon junkies know the value of Super Sea Snails. You can earn them by way of Splatfests, grinding away so that you can buff up your gear. But as most of you are aware, the final Splatfest (Callie vs. Marie) was held last week. Oh no! Wa...   read

 
 
Nintendo NX
Chalk this up as another rumor on top of the pile of other NX rumors, but this one seems to have credence from Eurogamer, who generally has some top-notch sources. The outlet is reporting that the NX will be a "high-powered h...   read

 
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Pokemon Go

When you see a Blastoise, everyone gets in the water

Look, doing whatever it takes to be the very best doesn't come without sacrificing comfort sometimes. If there's a Blastoise in the water, you damn well better get in the water. Otherwise, you're just another jabroni with too many Zubats. A...   read

 
 
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Team Valor or bust

Pokemon GO team leaders officially revealed

[Update: Apparently team changing is not allowed at this time per the official FAQ.] The official Pokémon GO Twitter revealed the identities of the team leaders, and boy am I happy I chose correctly with Team Valor who has a strong b...   read

 
 



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POKEMON

Pokemon Go now available across most of Europe (Update: Including France)

[Update: Niantic just announced Pokémon Go is now available for download in France.] Pokémon Go is out now in 26 new markets across Europe, The Pokémon Company has announced. Following the mobile sensatio...   read

 
 
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Friday Night Fights - Maps are fun

I've been really fascinated by maps recently. Not sure what it is, but the shapes and curves really attract me. I get all excited looking at them, and I feel they get excited being looked at. It's fucking weird. Not quite sure what has come...   read

 
 
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Metroid Prime: Federation
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At this point, the reaction to Metroid Prime: Federation Force seems split

Let's check in with the E3 2015 trailer for Metroid Prime: Federati.....whoa! It's 10,000+ likes to 88,000+ dislikes. That's right, people hated it. But wait, there's more. It's been over a year now, and some of you out there have came arou...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Niantic wants you to stop asking for new Pokemon Go stops and Gyms

Several days ago, Niantic asked you to report new locations for PokéStops and gyms, in case your area didn't have them already. Well, stop that!In a new help section that has popped up on its website (coinciding with the Japanese lau...   read

 
 
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Paper Mario
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I love Paper Mario: Color Splash's sense of style

Nintendo has taken the Paper Mario series in a light-adventure direction that, as a fan of the original N64 game and its superb sequel The Thousand-Year Door, I'm not especially enthused about. That said, I have to appreciate the papercraf...   read

 
 
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Mini NES
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Here's another look at the Mini NES, this time on a totally 80s laser grid

Nostalgia's a hell of a drug, eh? Nintendo's banking on it this fall when it releases the Mini NES for $60. It doesn't seem like a risky venture, though; it feels like a smart one. This thing will sell like hotcakes. Still not convinced? W...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

This custom Pokemon Go Pokedex battery pack is awesome

I thankfully already had three backup batteries for my mobile device that I use for traveling, but I know a lot of people who bought them specifically for Pokemon Go in the past few weeks. Or, you could be like this ingenious artist, and cr...   read

 
 
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Splatoon
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Here are the stages you picked for Splatoon's last Splatfest

Hark, the end of Splatoon is nigh. Well, the end of new content at least. As previously announced, the last ever Splatfest is going to be Callie versus Marie, in a Squid Sister battle to the death. That's going down tomorrow, July 22, ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger

It's demo day for the Wii U, as Star Fox Zero proper and its Guard spinoff both have their own demos now available on the eShop. Also on Wii U you'll find Buddy & Me: Dream Edition, Pokemon Ranger by way of the Virtual Co...   read

 
 
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Game Boy
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This collector video is making me miss Game Boy cartridges

"Try" of My Life in Gaming is now taking on the issue of displaying Game Boy games, which are one of the more clunky formats in recent years. The group's new video goes through some of the common options -- a shelf, a tub (which is the...   read

 
 
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Star Fox Zero
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Star Fox Zero now has a low key demo on the Wii U eShop

I liked Star Fox Zero more than most, and I'm perfectly okay with that. I know some of you couldn't get used to the control scheme and didn't dig some of the difficulty spikes, but it only took me a few hours to acclimate -- and althou...   read

 
 
Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go is a phenomenon. Even people who can't name any of the original 151 creatures outside of Pikachu are playing it, walking around their office complexes in suits trying to find that "brown fox" over in the corner of ...   read
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Pokemon flick
Murmurs of a live-action Pokémon movie are coming to fruition. The Pokémon Company and Legendary Entertainment have reached a deal for a new film franchise, reports Deadline, with a movie based around Detective ...   read

 
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Nintendo NX

Ubisoft says Nintendo NX is 'really great,' will woo 'casual players'

Ooh boy, lotta ways to take statements Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot made in yesterday's earnings call regarding Nintendo's still-scantly-detailed console just eight months away. "On the NX, what we have seen is really great," Guillemot said....   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go social studies

Finally, a Pokemon Go dating app

While all the reports of people hooking up thanks to Pokemon Go are real and true and good, those who want to grease the wheels of fuck without putting their b-hole on Craiglist, good news: PokéDates, replete with artwork straight fr...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go reportedly claims its first death

[Update: Now that the dust has settled, it appears as if the most widely reported story (and confirmed by Guatemalan police) is very similar to a situation that happened in the US recently. Assailants possibly used the app to...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is getting a massive amiibo-based update this year

Later this year, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is getting a huge patch that adds amiibo compatibility. To be clear, the update seems to support both amiibo cards (there's a picture of scanning a card and having the neighbor move in) and fi...   read

 
 
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Kirby Cafe

The Kirby Cafe opens soon in Japan, here's some select food items

Remember that Kirby Cafe we talked about recently? Well it just dumped a whole lot of info on its official site. It's officially opening up in Osaka next month, with August 3 as the unveiling of the shop, and August 5 as the release of the ...   read

 
 
Snacktoid
I'm always hesitant when it comes to my favorite video game characters ending up in food and drinks. In my younger days, I threw caution to the wind and threw just about anything and everything directly into my mouth. Sadly, ...   read
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Nintendo

Indie dev touches on the limitations of Nintendo's Cross-Buy system

For years, we played a "will they or won't they" drama was playing out in the background of Nintendo's eShop in regards to Cross-Buy. Nintendo seemed adverse to the idea, but after years of wearing them down on both the 3DS and Wii U platfo...   read

 
 
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Nintendo
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Nintendo just revealed a ton of new Pokemon for Sun & Moon

By way of the official Pokemon Channel, a heap of new creatures were revealed, several of which we didn't know about yet. That list includes Wimpod (Bug/Water), Bounsweet (Grass), Comfey (Fairy), Mudsdale (Ground), and the previously announ...   read

 
 
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Dont think the rumored NX will be very But what if the dock isnt just for connecting to the TV, but also acted as a power boost? Granted, I dont know how they would do it, but they could iterate on this with more powerful docks later

 
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Ok, so whatever the NX is and whatever the value that strategy is, something Nintendo is doing wrong with the NX is losing control of the That might not seem important, but when expectations get set by people other than you, problems can

 
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