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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toys"R"Us is running a buy one, get one 40% off sale on all games

If the numerous decorations and lights didn't give it away, we've got bad news for you... the holidays are indeed coming. With it though are deals aplenty. Have a thick wallet with due diligence savings? Give us your damn cash, say the reta...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is cracking down on pirates with Pokemon Sun and Moon

If you've been skating by hacking Pokemon in the past, Nintendo is going to crack down more than they have in the past. Illegal Sun and Moon pirates have been reporting that Nintendo has been handing out 15-day bans to players who...   read

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Sun

Though my interest in Pokémon has waned, I'll always be a fan at heart, curious to see where the series goes next and dream about what form it might one day take far into the future. The original games and ensuing multimedia craze la...   read

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Moon

Even though the "reading under the covers" stereotype sounds like it belongs in the movies, that's what I did with Pokemon Red with a Game Boy snake light growing up. Throughout the years as I grew, Pokemon mostly stayed the same ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Fusions will be fusing a little earlier than expected

Unlike most of the Frieza Saga, Dragon Ball Fusions will be hitting store shelves ahead of schedule. You won't have to wait a perpetual 30 minutes for this game to explode on your 3DS. There won't be any reused animation cels in this game. ...   read

 
 
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Ultra Beasts and Z-Moves galore in this Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer

You're going to be hearing a lot more about Pokemon Sun and Moon once the review embargo lifts tomorrow morning, but for now, here's a last-minute trailer you may (or may not, depending on your spoiler stance!) want to catch. I'm sure you ...   read

 
 
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Review: Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers

Something terrible has happened to our children in the last decade and we haven't even noticed or cared. The characters and cartoons they love have been turned into awful cash-in video games that don't even bother to get basic details corre...   read

 
 
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Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World gets custom pattern creation tool

Oh hey, Yoshi's Woolly World is getting a 3DS port next year with Poochy's name tacked onto it -- I totally forgot!Well, it's always been in the back of my mind because of the Poochy amiibo, but that's besides the point -- I was more i...   read

 
 
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Review: Mario Party: Star Rush

Mario Party: Star Rush let me experience something special that is hard to find these days: I got to watch a friend play their first Mario Party while getting console-throwing enraged. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time, so for...   read

 
 
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Square Enix reveals Bravely Default: Fairy's Effect

For a little while now Square Enix has been teasing news, and possibly a new entry, for Bravely Default. This morning we got the answer -- it's called Bravely Default: Fairy's Effect, and will be released for mobile devices next y...   read

 
 
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Review: Disney Magical World 2

For the last three weeks I've been on a deep dive with Disney Magical World 2 for the Nintendo 3DS. I've been dressing up in frilly outfits, interacting with cartoonish renditions of popular Disney characters, and running the world's m...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mega Man X3 (3DS)

The time has come for another somber week of Nintendo Download. Ding dong the Wii U is (mostly) dead, and its shambling corpse still has a few old games to peddle. On Wii U you'll find Dungeon Hearts DX, Rhythm Heaven Fever (VC), and R...   read

 
 
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Nintendo seemingly ends Metroid 30th anniversary with...a My Nintendo theme?

This year is the 30th anniversary of Metroid. And other than the requested takedown of Project AM2R, Nintendo hasn't really done much to acknowledge it. Until today, I guess. Europe and a few other regions have already had it, but toda...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker might have amiibo compatibility after all

When Super Mario Maker for 3DS was revealed, Nintendo was quick to note that it would not contain Mystery Mushroom support. It uh...won't have a full online level browser either. So it'll not have two of the biggest features of the game -- ...   read

 
 
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