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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Man it's one lame day for original stuff on the eShop!On Wii U, we're getting the Virtual Console release of Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, as well as Dragon Skills, a demo for Just Dance 2017, and Overworld Defender Remix. &nb...   read

 
 
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The Volcanion Pokemon distribution event arrives in October

The wait is over! No longer will players look longingly at their Pokedexes and think "when the hell is #721 going to get here, when he was found years ago due to a leak?"Nintendo has officially confirmed that Volcanion will arrive in N...   read

 
 
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Story of Seasons

Story of Seasons, Rune Factory producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto farms on vacation

While people taking their work home with them is not by any means a new phenomenon, the concept of "work-life balance" is perhaps more of a concern now than ever before. With the advent of the Internet and mobile phones, employers now have ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon

What old-school Pokemon do you want to see get Alola forms in Pokemon Sun & Moon?

The new looks announced today for classic Pokémon are objectively the best thing we've found out about Pokémon Sun and Moon to date. In case you missed it, certain first-generation Pokémon are returning to the upcoming ...   read

 
 
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These new Pokemon Sun & Moon forms are freaking me out

Pokemon Sun & Moon looks wackier every time some new bit of info drops. Ok, I get "long neck" Exeggutor, but then it starts getting confusing. Ice Vulpix and Sandshrew! What kind of madness is this in a tropical climate? Oh, and that is...   read

 
 
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Arceus

PSA: You can grab Arceus, the God of all Pokemon, starting today

As Jordan calls it, the "Monthly mythical 'mons" train rolls on. Along with July Shaymin is out, and Arceus is in. After two months of glorious, retail store free events on the Nintendo Network, now we have the unfortunate reality of G...   read

 
 
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Level-5 confirms Lady Layton localization for 2017

If all goes to plan, Level-5's recently-announced Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone's Conspiracy will be released in western territories sometime next year, the developer has confirmed. The Nintendo 3DS and mobile game, which is slated ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Kirby's Epic Yarn

The Wii U is a Virtual Console ball of fluff smorgasbord today, with Kirby's Epic Yarn (a great co-op game), and Kirby Mass Attack. You'll also find a bunch of indies on offer too, like 3Souls, BLOC, Dracula's Legacy, and Vektor W...   read

 
 
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3DS copies of Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow on sale for $8

Sick of spending time catching the same damn Pokémon again and again in your neighborhood park with Pokémon Go? Why not pick up Pokémon Blue, Yellow, or Red for cheap and actually enjoy progress within a game? Best...   read

 
 
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Lay Lady Layton
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Lay Lady Layton; Or, first they came for the Ghostbusters and I said nothing

First they made the Ghostbusters into women and the problem is that they weren't, at first. And you laughed. Oh how you laughed (perhaps at the film itself, I don't know, I'm too poor to afford movie theatres). But this is what we're talki...   read

 
 
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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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Baby-making RPG Conception II coming to Steam next month

It feels like forever ago, but Conception II only came out in 2014 on the 3DS and Vita -- and even then we kind of knew the latter's days were numbered. If you didn't grab it then though no biggie, because Spike Chunsoft is bringing it to S...   read

 
 
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Mega Man Legends 3

It's been over five years since Mega Man Legends 3 was canceled

Mega Man -- the fanbase that never stops dreaming. No matter what, even with a complete lack of proper releases, we never give up hope. I still look back at my collection after grabbing a game to play out of it weekly and think -- "one day....   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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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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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 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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Azure Striker Gunvolt

Azure Striker Gunvolt hits 170,000 downloads on 3DS

The last time we checked in with Azure Striker Gunvolt, Inti Creates managed to peddle 150,000 digital copies on 3DS, but at this point they've reached a new milestone -- 170,000. When Gunvolt was released it had a pack-in 8-bit game a...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Monster Hunter Generations

There's pretty much something for everyone (albeit with an RPG tint) this week. Wii U sees the release of Tumblestone, in addition to the TurboGrafx-16 duo of New Adventure Island and Bonk's Adventure. Additionally, you can pick up R-T...   read

 
 
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Pokemon
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This Japanese Pokemon trailer is almost like found footage horror

Nintendo just put out a new clip on their Japan-side for Pokemon Sun & Moon, and I have expected it to take a horror-like turn at some point (especially with the spooky new creature). Unsettling presentation aside it's actually a sweet ...   read

 
 
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Mega Man X2

Mega Man X2 hits the Japanese Virtual Console next week

Mega Man X2, one of the greatest platformers ever (and where part of my handle "Magnalon," comes from in Magna Centipede!), will arrive on the New 3DS Virtual Console in Japan on July 20. Both of those qualifiers (read: New 3DS, Japan) make...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon

Oh my GOD, these two new Pokemon

A couple of pocket monsters from Pokémon Sun and Moon have slipped out of CoroCoro magazine, and if there was ever a time to use those beautiful eyes of yours before they give out, this would be it. According to Serebii, the hug-lov...   read

 
 
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That adorable Star Fox and Monster Hunter crossover is coming west

So uh Monster Hunter Generations is out in three days! And it seems like Capcom is going to be doing the same trickle of content as usual, including the Star Fox promo we saw a while ago in Japan. This is addition to the Zelda and...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter Gen Review
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Review: Monster Hunter Generations

It occurred to me while writing this review that Monster Hunter is my Dark Souls. Yes yes, Monster Hunter predates the Souls games by quite some time, but that doesn't change the accuracy of the statement itself. People obses...   read

 
 
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Nintendo

Nintendo Network will have extra Splatoon maintenance today

While small maintenance windows in the dead of night are commonplace in the console era, there's a few big periods coming up for Nintendo systems that are worth noting. Today, July 11, from 5PM to 7PM PT, there will be a maintenance period ...   read

 
 
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