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Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t support 3D gameplay

Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t support 3D gameplay

Bad news for the four of you who regularly use the stereoscopic 3D features of your 3DS: the official box art for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS has arrived, and on it, we can see a warning that says the game will only play in 2D. This means that your handy little 3D slider won't do anything when you're playing Super Mario Maker, dooming you to enjoy a mere two planes while you're crafting your levels.

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Pokemon Bank getting National Pokedex feature with Sun and Moon support

Pokemon Bank getting National Pokedex feature with Sun and Moon support

With today's Pokemon Sun and Moon news comes the announcement of a major update for Pokemon Bank. For those not in the know, Pokemon Bank is a utility app Nintendo created for the 3DS that allows players to easily store and transfer Pokemon between generation six games. That functionality will extend into the seventh generation of Pokemon games, with Nintendo confirming today that Pokemon Sun and Moon will receive Bank support in January 2017.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals version-exclusive monsters

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals version-exclusive monsters

As with all of the Pokemon games that came before them, Pokemon Sun and Moon will come with a number of new Pokemon that will be exclusive to one version or the other. A freshly-landed trailer for Sun and Moon is detailing just a few of these version exclusives, giving us an early glimpse at the Pokemon you'll be able to find in your preferred version.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer shows off two new Ultra Beasts

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer shows off two new Ultra Beasts

Last time The Pokemon Company and Nintendo decided to part with some Pokemon Sun and Moon information, they revealed the concept of Ultra Beasts. These new monsters roam the region of Alola and apparently present something of a threat to Pokemon and Humans alike, but for the moment, they're mostly shrouded in mystery. Though we're getting a glance at two new Ultra Beasts in the latest Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer, the mystery still remains, leaving us to guess how Ultra Beasts will factor into the overarching story.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals Pokemon Snap throwback

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals Pokemon Snap throwback

We have yet another Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer today, unveiling even more details about the upcoming pair of games. Like most of the trailers that have come before, this trailer is revealing a handful of new Pokemon, while at the same time giving us additional information on the Alola region and showing off some new gameplay mechanics. Pokemon Snap fans may want to keep reading.

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It’s time for Nintendo to exit the console business

It’s time for Nintendo to exit the console business

It's time for Nintendo to leave consoles in the past. I've rewritten this opening paragraph multiple times trying to figure out the right way to say that. I've written that there are few surprising things in the gaming industry these days, save for Nintendo, which remains to be a wild card of poor marketing decisions, and that Nintendo's mistakes have proven that it's software, not hardware that people are interested in. Sometimes, though, it's best just to come out and get to the point: Nintendo needs to close the curtains on its hardware business and transition to being a purely software developer.

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Here’s how to get Victini in Pokemon ORAS and XY

Here’s how to get Victini in Pokemon ORAS and XY

It's the first day of a new month, and if you happen to be a Pokemon Master who's been following along, that means there's a new mythical Pokemon available. In celebration of Pokemon's 20th anniversary, Nintendo has been giving away many of the series' hard-to-catch mythical Pokemon, giving players a new one each month. Here we'll tell you how to get Victini, the legendary pocket monster up for grabs in September.

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Pikmin 3DS revealed for 2017 release

Pikmin 3DS revealed for 2017 release

Pikmin fans were given quite the surprise today, with Nintendo announcing a new entry in the long-running series. Nintendo is switching things up with this Pikmin title, moving the series away from home consoles and onto the 3DS. As a result, it appears that Pikmin 3DS will be shaking up the series' beloved gameplay quite a bit.

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Super Mario Maker arrives on 3DS in December

Super Mario Maker arrives on 3DS in December

One of the more surprising announcements from today's Nintendo Direct broadcast centered around Super Mario Maker. Since most of the Nintendo Direct was focused on the 3DS, you can see where this is heading: Super Mario Maker will be launching on the 3DS later this year, albeit in a more limited form than its Wii U counterpart.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon early purchasers get Munchlax for free

Pokemon Sun and Moon early purchasers get Munchlax for free

Nintendo has just held a new Direct broadcast entirely centered around the 3DS, and as expected, Pokemon Sun and Moon led the charge. This time around, there aren't many new reveals, but Nintendo did announce that there will a bonus for early purchasers of the game, just like those who bought Pokemon X and Y at launch.

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Nintendo’s new galaxy-themed 3DS XL has a truly ridiculous name

Nintendo’s new galaxy-themed 3DS XL has a truly ridiculous name

Nintendo, we need to have a talk. I thought that maybe you learned an important lesson about branding thanks to the failure that was the Wii U, but it's clear from this newest 3DS XL variant that you have not. You put Reggie on video to announce the "New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL," today, and when the President of Nintendo of America has to say "new" so many times that he begins to doubt his script and stumble over his words, we've got a problem.

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New Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer and a GX cards showdown

New Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer and a GX cards showdown

If you've been anxiously since the last Pokemon Sun and Moon reveal, you'll be pleased to hear that a new trailer has arrived. Shown at the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Pokemon World Championships in San Francisco, this new trailer doesn't give us any details about new Sun and Moon features, although it does show off four new Alola region Pokemon. Fair warning: one of them is a sandcastle.

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