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With this Dragon Quest VIII story trailer, I can see why the game is so beloved

When it comes to the Dragon Quest franchise, my favorite RPG series, I'm a Johnny-come-lately. I didn't get into it until the DS era when I picked up and subsequently fell head over heels for Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime...   read

 
 
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EA and Ubisoft claim they're all in on the Switch: But will it last?

In the past six months we've been seeing a lot of praise coming out of Ubisoft's corner for the Nintendo Switch, and it's a whole lot of déjà vu. When the Wii U launched, they pranced on stage at multiple trade shows talking a...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon had the biggest launch ever for Nintendo in Europe

Straight from the horse's mouth, Nintendo is reporting that Pokemon Sun and Moon has sold (not shipped), over 368,000 units just in the UK  so far. For reference, it launched in Europe six days later than the rest of the world, so it's...   read

 
 
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What games would you like to see get an anime adaptation?

In recent years I played Persona 3 and Persona 4 and loved them, but I have yet to see their anime adaptations. I hear great things about them (aside from the Golden series) but just need the time to sit down and check them out. L...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon really hooked me

**Warning** this article may contain minor spoilers. I will do my best to avoid any dead giveaways, but if you absolutely don't want to know anything about the story, stop reading now** I have always been a sucker for the cute little storie...   read

 
 
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The first major Pokemon Sun and Moon event just started

Game Freak is rolling out global events for Pokemon Sun and Moon, which involve the entire community. The first one starts this week, and tasks the entire playerbase with collectively capturing 100 million Pokemon in all. If we all mee...   read

 
 
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That Nintendo and Universal Studios partnership is actually happening

Back in May, it was announced that Nintendo and Universal were teaming up to bring us Nintendo-based experiences. It was all a bit tentative, since we didn't have anything tangible to go on, but this new video from Nintendo kind of seals th...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has been delayed by another week in Australia

Unfortunately, it looks like JRPG fans in Australia must wait a little longer to get their hands on both Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. Deep Silver, the publisher of these games in both Europe and Austr...   read

 
 
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Aww, one of you made a Destructoid shirt for Animal Crossing

Have you trawled the quickposts yet today? It's Mech Girl Monday, a time-honored tradition that I am all about as a way to start the work week off right. Today also brings a thoughtful gift from your friendly neighborhood community member i...   read

 
 
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Mario Happy Meal toys coming to UK in January

Nintendo and McDonald's have a long history of cross promotion, and it appears that the fast food giant will soon be offering Mario toys with their Happy Meals, presumably to coincide with the release of Super Mario Run. Nintendo Everything...   read

 
 
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Don't miss Nintendo's Cyber Deals on Wii U and 3DS games

The word "cyber" will forever read real weird to me, but deals? I love me some deals. You might've seen that Nintendo is running its digital game sale on the Wii U and 3DS storefronts, but if not (maybe you're taking the ignorance-is-bliss ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Network maintenance begins soon

Just a heads up that Nintendo's network services will be undergoing maintenance beginning at 5PM Pacific time (8PM Eastern) and running until 1AM Pacific tomorrow morning. Both the Wii U and the 3DS networks will be affected. The listing of...   read

 
 
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Another mystery Pokken Tournament character will be revealed this week

Pokken Tournament can't stop, won't stop! At least in arcades, where it's getting tons of new DLC in the form of extra fighters. Wii U isn't getting anything just yet, while we wait for more information, or a potential Switch port. As ...   read

 
 
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PSA: Pokemon Sun and Moon's bank and National Pokedex are coming in January

A lot of players have asked me how to get the Pokemon Bank app to work with Sun and Moon, but here's the rub -- it doesn't! Nintendo hasn't added in the functionality yet, and just like the Virtual Console editions of Pokemon Red, Blue...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon's Z-Ring is cute for kids, won't fit adults

Remember when I talked about ordering a Z-Ring for Pokemon Sun and Moon? Well I wasn't joking -- it arrived over the weekend and I've been putting it through its paces! Alongside of some really janky instructions (which incorrectly ide...   read

 
 
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Our Video Game Book Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Print media about video games is on the rise again, so we had a lot of options to work with this year for a book-specific gift guide. No need to focus on just one publisher anymore. In fact, it's arguable that we have too much material to ...   read

 
 
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Here are all the QR codes for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Now that Pokemon Sun and Moon have been out for a bit, folks have been figuring out all of its intricacies -- or, in some cases, confirming them after the official guide arrived just last weekend. That includes exactly how the QR ...   read

 
 
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Lunatic beats Pokemon Sun and Moon with just a Magikarp

A Japanese player seems to have tore up Pokemon Sun and Moon's (well, one or the other) Elite Four and gotten to the Pokemon Hall of Fame using only a level 70 Magikarp. The pitiful fish was kept from its birthright -- evolution into a kic...   read

 
 
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The $99 Black Friday New 3DS is now available at Walmart

[Update: Gdammit it sold out. You can set an alert notification and all as it'll come randomly back in stock throughout the day -- but we'll also let you know if another retailer carries it.] I'm not even going to start this post with some ...   read

 
 
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This Majora's Mask fan film is better than every Hollywood video game adaptation this year

This year we've been served one average video game film after another. Some of them have come close to good, but none have quite crossed that threshold. Thankfully you can always count on the fans to pull through as Ember Lab, a VFX and ani...   read

 
 
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3DS sales surge in Japan upon release of Pokemon Sun and Moon

In case you hadn't heard, Pokémon is still a thing, a big thing, and it doesn't seem to be losing any momentum at all. Media Create Sales reports that nearly 1.6 million copies of Pokémon Sun and Moon have ...   read

 
 
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Nintendo

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. It's a slow news day since it's a national holiday here in the United States. I recommend settling down with the Mystery Science Theater Turkey Day Marathon running now on YouTube. You could also chec...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Dragon Ball Fusions

Welcome to eShop life support. I'm your host, Chris Carter, and I hope you're having a good holiday week. As we anxiously await the March Switch date (and price, and really, any tangible information announcement coming in "2017"), you can p...   read

 
 
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Review: Dragon Ball Fusions

Dragon Ball Z represents some of the best and worst aspects of serialized anime. There is an abundance of clever, funny, and charming characters along with some fantastic art and intense scenarios. Then there are the repeated animation fram...   read

 
 
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Why yes, Pokemon Sun and Moon are pretty damn successful in Japan

Well, here's some news that'll come as a shock to nobody at all. If the sales figures for the Japanese releases of the latest iterations in the seemingly-unstoppable Pokemon franchise are to be believed, the newest games -- Sun&nb...   read

 
 
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