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Unofficial Metroid II remake AM2R gets update in spite of Nintendo's takedown efforts

So uh, if you're willing to dig, you can locate a new v1.1 update for AM2R -- that Metroid II fan remake that was immediately hit with a takedown from Nintendo within 24 hours of its release. It fixes some bugs like the gravi...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Uranium 'more alive than ever' despite Nintendo's takedown

A story in two headlines: Fan-made Pokemon: Uranium finally releases after nine years, August 11. Nintendo drops the hammer on Pokemon Uranium, August 13. Yes, Nintendo put the kibosh on the years-in-the-making, not-for-profit fan project q...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go teens flashed by laser-wielding, pig-masked sex couple

I'm not sure anyone can top the original headline, Sex pigs halt traffic after laser attack on Pokémon teens, but I've tried. The report comes from Insjön in central Sweden where a couple spooked two teens who'd wandered out to ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward, the third entry in Nintendo’s fashionable franchise, hits store shelves in the US this Friday. The rest of the world has had it for a year or longer, and quite frankly I’m a bit surprised Americans ...   read

 
 
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Paper Mario: Color Splash details its Super Sentai team

Paper Mario: Color Splash lets Toads finally get their due, but in a rather unexpected way. A new video (which seems to be the first in a series, unless it's an elaborate joke) shows off the "Rescue V" squad, which are basically a Supe...   read

 
 
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Nintendo at gamescom: Yo-kai Watch 2 Europe release, 2DS bundles, and more

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be demoed and Yo-kai Watch 2 is coming to Europe -- that's just two of many announced plans that Nintendo has detailed for its gamescom brief. Here's a summary of what it has in store (note: most o...   read

 
 
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Splatoon demo returning next week

For any of the people who were holding out on grabbing Splatoon, Nintendo is bringing back the Testfire demo next week. Now you, too, can experience the glory of the squid sisters on your own. The demo will be running from August 25 - 28 be...   read

 
 
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Nintendo drops the hammer on Pokemon Uranium

Just days after Nintendo took down a fan remake of Metroid II and an archive of Nintendo Power, the developers behind the fan-made Pokémon Uranium announced that Nintendo lawyers have requested that it be taken down. The not-for-prof...   read

 
 
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Super Smash Con is pretty lit this year

The first ever Super Smash Con kicked off last year in Virginia, and it was a pretty relaxed, low-key affair, with a high tourney turnout and lots of energy. This year it's grown quite a bit though and they've not only expanded their space ...   read

 
 
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Another serene look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Temple of Time

In terms of substance, there's admittedly not too much going on in this latest video for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But Nintendo's audio folks have worked their magic again and, like the E3 2016 trailer that I still occasiona...   read

 
 
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World Building: A flat world full of depth

[TheBlondeBass' Bloggers Wanted entry concerns a series that is close to my heart: Paper Mario. The Mushroom Kingdom has never been more alive and more colorful. Much like the Koopa Bros., these games are the Coolest of Cool. ~ Shade] It's ...   read

 
 
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Friday Night Fights - No Man's Thigh

No Man's Sky? Pffffft. Give me hot dudes thighs. I don't need no damn sky. Just fleshy, muscular meat pistons. Actually before I got home to write this, my kid wanted a movie so we hit up the Redbox. NMS was just put in. SNARF! Pretty hyped...   read

 
 
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The fabled Lucina amiibo might get a restock soon

During the past few years or so (wow, amiibo have almost been out that long!), folks have been trolling the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) site for Nintendo to find any sort of information on possible restocks. A certificat...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mega Man X

Wouldn't you know, it's actually a decent week for the eShop, both in terms of nostalgia and one new release. The Wii U is getting Tadpole Treble, Wave Race 64, 360 Breakout, Mario Sports Mix, and Surfin' Sam - Attack of the Aqualites. Wait...   read

 
 
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Metroid Prime: Federation Force continues to look awesome in new story trailer

One of my most anticipated games just got a new trailer that has me even more pumped. I'm speaking, of course, of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, a game that takes the formula of the Prime series and combines it with a bit of Monster...   read

 
 
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Rumor: New Pokemon leaked ahead of upcoming trailer

[Update: Confirmed! You can find the official video here.] Take this all with a grain of salt, but it looks like new Pokémon have leaked via 4chan and other imageboards around the internet. If you don't want spoilers for the upcomin...   read

 
 
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Metroid 2 remake creator: 'Please, don't hate Nintendo for all this'

Milton 'DoctorM64" Guasti, creator of the AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) project has some serious guts. For the past ten years, just two things have kept him motivated to continue plugging away at putting the game together -- his love for ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go will get you booted from the Cambodian genocide museum

While a handful of dictators have killed or been otherwise responsible for the deaths of many more millions of people, the estimated two million deaths under Pol Pot's reign in Cambodia is extreme in context, given that that number represen...   read

 
 
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New Nintendo Selects titles announced

Earlier today, Nintendo announced a new batch of Nintendo Select titles will be available beginning August 26 in the US. It also announced a couple of new game and console bundles as part of a "Back to School" price cut. The discounted gam...   read

 
 
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Bethesda isn't ready to say its committed to the NX yet

When you think "Bethesda," you really don't think "Nintendo platforms." It kind of ignores the Big N entirely, and outside of publishing projects here and there like the forgotten Star Trek: Conquest on the Wii, it mostly focused on the PC,...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun & Moon's Alola Meowth looks like he doesn't mess around

Tons of new Pokemon have been revealed by way of CoroCoro Magazine, and like the last batch, it's looking good! The ever growing list now includes a pre-evolved Bewear, a fish that can evolve into a giant shark-like thing by way of combinin...   read

 
 
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(Update) Pokemon Go update adds tracking for some players

[Update: Turns out Niantic wasn't joking about the tracking test being for a subset of users as the below video demonstrates a new system that many players in San Fransico and some other major cities are seeing. On top of the new sightings ...   read

 
 
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Iran is the first country to ban Pokemon Go

Iran has become the first country to ban the hugely popular Pokemon Go. The decision was made by The High Council of Virtual Spaces, the wonderfully-named authority on such things.. According to the BBC, the ban is related to "unspecified s...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go had a record $200 million first month

While Activision would come to purchase Candy Crush Developer King for about six billion dollars, King's crown jewel "only" made $25 million in its first month of release back in 2014. Usurping Candy Crush was this year's Clash Royale (~$12...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun & Moon is getting a manga series, fellas

The Pokemon Company and Nintendo are going full bore with Pokemon Sun & Moon -- and they may as well, with Go sweeping the globe. The former has just announced a new manga series, which will debut by way of the CoroCoro Comics...   read

 
 
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I find it interesting that when Aliens: Colonial Marines was falsely advertised the news was filled with people calling it out, but with No Mans Sky its written off as overhype and people are being told to just get over

 
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Now and again I see people compare the releases of No Mans Sky and Federation Whats worse to you? A game riddled with false advertising and PC performance controversy or a spin-off release for a dormant but trendsetting franchise? Thoughts?

 
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Firewatch is a bloody fantastic So beautiful and The way the story twists and turns and makes you super paranoid is And that just I feel like shit in the best possible Go play it

 
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Today was good! Visited a friend, made progress in a light gun game and explored a collection of Wii Homebrew games I have We found a gem! Im also now maybe considering applying for a provisional license and getting driving Not

 
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