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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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The many faces of Mario: A look at the man we don't even truly know

[How well do you know Mario? Just another innocent guy, trying to make a living with his everyday plumbing duties...right? NakedBigBoss see's things a little differently ~ JuIc3] We all know Mario, right? He's the most recognizable face in ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon's most wanted

[And check out community member Inquisitve Ravenclaw! He helped with the wanted posters. I hear he's a commissionable artist!] As most people went out of their way to stay spoiler-free for the new Pokémon Sun and Moon, I went in...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild 15% off at Amazon

Edit: Apparently, this deal also extends to the 3DS version of Mario Maker, Pokémon Sun and Moon, as well as the recent Paper Mario: Color Splash. The article originally stated that the discount stacks w...   read

 
 
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Forget about your family, Pokemon Go is having a double XP event!

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Niantic is holding a double XP event for Pokémon Go. Running from November 23 until the 30th, the event will double all experience and stardust gained from catching Pokémon. Now, instead of fight...   read

 
 
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A guide to quickly increasing Pokemon happiness in Sun and Moon

Pokemon trainers are going to have to get to know a few of their pocket monsters awfully well in order to get them to evolve. In Pokemon Sun and Moon, Eevee, Munchlax, Pichu, and Type: Null all require high happiness ratings to level t...   read

 
 
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Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

Animal Crossing: New Leaf was an incredible update to a charming series. The amount of polish along with bonus features made coming back everyday something I looked forward to. I played the game for a solid year straight to catch every bug,...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Uranium and AM2R dropped from Best Fan Game category at The Game Awards

The competition for Best Fan Creation at The Game Awards 2016 has suddenly been halved. Without any explanation, the nominee pool has been whittled down from four to two titles. But, it's not too tough to infer what probably happened. Pokem...   read

 
 
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A parent's guide to Pokemon

I was recently attending a social event with some friends, and one of them had brought her two boys along, ages 11 and 9. One of the only other kids at the function (also 11) had brought along her 3DS to keep occupied. The boys were transfi...   read

 
 
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Overwatch and Pokemon mash up better than you might think

Header image by ElStrawFedora on Deviantart. Pokémon Sun and Moon released today, and the word is no matter which version you choose, they're both excellent. Pokémon and Overwatch have been in the news a lot recently since th...   read

 
 
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Someone told me Pokemon's Z-Ring was for kids, so I ordered one

Pokemon Sun and Moon is here today (it feels weird saying that), and you can order a whole lot of plastic junk to go along with it. It's not DLC like anything in the Skylanders series or even amiibo, mind, it's just a literal hunk...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Pokemon is headed to the Switch with Pokemon Stars

With the successful launch of Pokemon Sun and Moon, it looks like Nintendo and Game Freak are shifting their priorities to the future of the series. According to a rumor posted on Eurogamer corroborated by multiple sources, Pokemon Stars wi...   read

 
 
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Last chance on Pokemon Sun and Moon 20% off deal before release

Whether you go Pokémon Sun or Moon for tomorrow's release, at least get a 20% discount versus forking over the full list price. Two retailers have price breaks available: Toys"R"Us and Amazon (who is price-matching TRU). This saves y...   read

 
 
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This overview video makes the case for Super Mario Maker 3DS

Nintendo is pushing out Super Mario Maker for 3DS right in time for the holidays, and while there's no doubt in my mind that it'll sell well as a portable Mario game, this version leaves a lot to be desired compared to its superior Wii U c...   read

 
 
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It 'only' took a year and change to sort out the amiibo stock problems

And with Robin, all is right in the amiibo world again. Wait, are you still there? Am I in an empty figurative room, talking about amiibo stock, while everyone else scattered after the horror that was Wave 4? That seems to be the case, and ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Sun and Moon

After all that waiting Pokemon Sun and Moon are hitting the eShop and retail tomorrow, and will probably take up the rest of your year if you're going for a full Pokedex all over again. Also on 3DS you'll find Swapdoodle, Ohayou! Beginner's...   read

 
 
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Swapnote just got a sequel!

Out of the blue, Nintendo has released a sort of sequel to Swapnote called Swapdoodle. Similar to the previous iteration, you can write messages and send them to your friends. This time, though, you can make 3D images and partake in lessons...   read

 
 
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Holy shit, Japanese gamers really like old games

The Famicom Mini is exploding in Japan, topping the hardware charts at 261,381 units sold in its first week in Japan. That's nearly triple the amount of second place, PlayStation 4. PS4 Pro, released this past week, is included in the PS4's...   read

 
 
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