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Nintendo acquires JESNET for $46.5 million

Nintendo announced earlier today that it has made a deal to acquire JESNET (Japan Entertainment Software Sales Network) for the equivalent of $46.5 million. JESNET is a production and distribution network native to Japan, and it's likely th...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Mario 64 DS

It's old school week on the eShop, fellas!First up on Wii U we have Super Mario 64 DS, followed by Shadow Archer. It's underwhelming to say the least, but the fairly unknown DS port of the 64 classic isn't talked about very often, and I'm g...   read

 
 
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Another day, another Zelda: Breath of the Wild video

Not content to be one-upped by its European counterpart, Nintendo of America has released some more footage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild today. This short video showcases some of the different weapons Link will be getti...   read

 
 
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One of the rarest amiibo looks to be getting a restock

We haven't found ourselves in a position to write many of these posts lately. That's because amiibo, on the whole, are much more widely available than they were in February 2015. I went into a Best Buy the other day and there were nine Litt...   read

 
 
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Sakurai had a ton of trouble gathering different Pokemon voices for Smash Bros.

Pokemon is such a massive property now, there are a ton of hoops to jump through. For one you have Nintendo and Game Freak, who both are part owners in The Pokemon Company entity. Then there's the localization problems given the worldw...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's new IV-like appraisal update is pretty basic

Yesterday's update description for Pokemon Go was light, but most of us veteran Pokemon players kind of scratched our heads and said...did Niantic just add an IV mechanic to Go? Well, no. Initially excited to try out the new "appr...   read

 
 
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New video of unreleased GoldenEye XBLA game unearthed

Once upon a time, Rare was working on an updated port of GoldenEye 007 for Xbox 360. This remaster, in addition to having updated textures and models, would have included online play and a special split-screen online option. Whomever i...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go loses over 10 million daily players

Pokemon Go made record profits in its first month, but the reason King sold for $6 billion, for example, wasn't Candy Crush's first month (a paltry $25 million earned to Go's $200 million), but sustained engagement.  After peaking 2-3 ...   read

 
 
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New Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage shows off runes

A post from Nintendo Europe's Twitter account has given us a video showing off some runes from the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It looks like some pretty neat stuff, especially when coupled with the dynamic world of the gam...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go gets an actual feature added, not taken away, in new update

Niantic has been supporting Pokemon Go at a sluggish pace, taking away more features than adding them this past month in a half. But yesterday it notified us of an update that's coming in the form of version 0.35.0 on both iO...   read

 
 


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Pokemon Go draws massive, scary Taiwan crowds

Pokemon Go is still big in Taiwan, and man is it insane. Most of the more popular Go areas around me are ghost towns at this point with just a dedicated few left, but these images verified by the Eastern Broadcasting Company show massive cr...   read

 
 
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Dark Horse to publish new Zelda art book

[Header image by Jessica Smith] A new Legend of Zelda art book is coming from Dark Horse Comics, the company behind the Hyrule Historia compendium. Since that was released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the series, I guess this...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem was originally going to crossover with Pokemon before Conquest ruined it

We heard so little about Tokyo Mirage Sessons #FE over the course of its development that some of us feared it was canceled, but it had undergone a number of changes before it actually came out the way it did (which was good, by the way!). ...   read

 
 
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Epic Disney Racers was once in the works, RIP Epic Mickey IP

Would you have played Epic Disney Racers? I would have given it a shot. Some new information has popped up regarding a spinoff title in the same ill-fated "Epic" universe, which was of course canceled and will likely never see the light of ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go player earns lots of XP in a weekend, triggers anti-cheat measures from Niantic

Even if you don't follow Pokemon Go, this is a neat little inspiring story, and an interesting case of game design. Although quite a bit of folks have quit Go, a large fanbase still remains, and among them is an avid player named ...   read

 
 
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Review: Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

What do you mean Destructoid's never reviewed a Style Savvy game before?   read

 
 
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What's Nintendo's problem with Metroid?

It wasn't long ago that Donald Trump announced that the United States should stop allowing people who identify as Muslim into the country until we figure out "What the hell is going on." It's a pretty wacky idea, one that hasn't been super ...   read

 
 
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Disney Magical World 2 is more than just Frozen

What's This? More than 100 Disney characters are looking to be Part of Your World with a new game that's Just Around the River – no, no, stop. I'm not doing the pun thing again. Disney Magical World 2 for the Ninte...   read

 
 
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New Pokemon Crabrawler is an incredulous rock lobster

My first thought reading the name "Crabrawler": the balls on the localization team with that one, innit? I was so impressed I turned British, despite being the red-bloodiest American on staff. It's a crab and it's a brawler. It's a crabraw...   read

 
 
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Mario Party Star Rush gets new, non-soup can ripoff box art

Whether it was always a case of it not being "final" boxart or a reaction to the fact that they were caught re-using their own assets, Mario Party Star Rush has new artwork, unveiled at gamescom this week. I sincerely hope this it...   read

 
 
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Review: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Next Level Games is in a good spot. Since 2014, it has just been working with Nintendo even though it's technically an independent developer. Despite having a history with low-key ports, it hit the big-time with 2009's Punch Out!!, as ...   read

 
 
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Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity Falls writers tapped for live-action Pokemon film

Last month The Pokémon Company and Legendary Entertainment reached a deal for a new film franchise based around Detective Pikachu. According to Variety, the project has found its writers, too: Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. Perlman ...   read

 
 
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New hero in a half shell revealed for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Another day, another badass Pokémon is revealed for Sun and Moon. This time, it is a brand new fiery dragon turtle named Turtonator, which is kind of like Terminator and turtle combined. I like it. Meanwhile, everyone...   read

 
 
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Pokken Tournament defies odds, ships one million units on Wii U

When I visited Japan several months after its release and played Pokken Tournament in multiple locations, I didn't really see any major activity. Most fighting game fans were playing Street Fighter and Guilty Gear, and while the multi-cabin...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

The time has come. A Nintendo platform has a major release. And...it's a Metroid spinoff. Ha! First up though, let's talk Wii U. We're getting Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, so the entire Ranger trilogy is now on Wii U. Also, you...   read

 
 
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And now IM the one who forgot to get down on Catboy Thursday! What an appallingly ironic outcome!

 
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In other news, I masturbated so hard that I accidentally rubbed some of the skin off of my Then I kept going, because there was no stopping me at this I cant say I dont regret it though, because now it stings when I get an :(

 
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Trying to get my head round continuities at Would be nice if they made any kind of sense as they have: The DC cinematic Universe, The DC animated universe, The New 52 universe and the Arkham Oh and the Flashpoint univserse

 
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Dreamweaver

So, the complete edition of The Witcher 3 is coming out in a few days, but Im not sure if I want It really doesnt seem to interest me, but since everyone says its good, maybe its the type of game you need to play yourself to understand? Thoughts?

 
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I was looking forward to playing Warioware: Shake It! on my old Well, guess what? IT WONT WORK!! The hard drive keeps making noise way louder than my laptop ever has and just pukes the disc Are hard drives allergic to me or something!?

 
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Well my Drunk History night turned into another No Mans Sky But damn was it worth Found a beautiful, lush Bursting with color and Wandered for an hour, just scanning and

 
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