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Your old 3DS won’t play SNES games, Nintendo explains why

Your old 3DS won’t play SNES games, Nintendo explains why

If you haven't heard the good news, you're finally going to be able to play Super Nintendo games on the go. We've been able to play our old favorites on the Wii and Wii U for a while now, but for some reason Nintendo had neglected to bring those same games to the 3DS. And now we have a good idea of why.

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Nintendo made a limited SNES-themed 3DS but only for Japan

Nintendo made a limited SNES-themed 3DS but only for Japan

Nintendo fans, you've likely already heard the news from yesterday's Direct livestream that some of the best games from the Super Nintendo console are coming to the New 3DS handheld. But Japanese version of the announcement also had something extra: a limited edition New 3DS XL featuring a Super Famicom-themed design, complete with the colored buttons for A, B, X, and Y. The Super Famicom was Japan's domestic name for the SNES, which looked a tad different from the one on our shores.

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New Nintendo 3DS is getting Super NES games

New Nintendo 3DS is getting Super NES games

During its Nintendo Direct presentation today, the company announced plans to bring SNES games to the New Nintendo 3DS console. Starting today, Super Mario World, Pilotwings, and F-Zero are available to download from the Nintendo E-Shop. While good news for New Nintendo 3DS owners with a taste for nostalgia, owners of the non-'New' 3DS are being left high and dry.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming to Nintendo 3DS this year

Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming to Nintendo 3DS this year

In what should come as no surprise, Nintendo announced the latest editions of the Pokemon games this morning. During a brief Nintendo Direct live media broadcast, the company revealed the titles as Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. The games are coming to the Nintendo 3DS, but unfortunately for fans of the monster-collecting series, they won't see release until the "holiday 2016" period.

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Twitch to host 24-hour Pokemon cartoon marathon

Twitch to host 24-hour Pokemon cartoon marathon

Saturdays are for cartoons. Somewhere, that is a rule that's written down, and must be obeyed. Sadly, as adults, few of us wake up in the morning to watch our favorite animated shows. Generally, we like to sleep in, and do adult things. Plus, our favorite shows aren't on anymore. Well, this Saturday one of your favorite shows is going to be on all day. And you won't even need cable to watch it.

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Here’s your Mythical Pokemon release schedule for the game’s 20th anniversary

Here’s your Mythical Pokemon release schedule for the game’s 20th anniversary

When your highly-successful franchise hits a big milestone, you have to celebrate. Especially when people are still buying and playing your games in droves. Yesterday we showed you the new Special Edition Pokemon 3DS, which will be released next month. But Nintendo has gifts coming for everyone, once a month, through the end of the year. And we've got the schedule.

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Shovel Knight’s amiibo can be read while still in the package

Shovel Knight’s amiibo can be read while still in the package

When you buy a collectable figure, you've got a couple of options. You can take it out of the packaging, and enjoy playing with it, or leave it in the box, to remain in mint condition for all of its days. Unfortunately, if you're into collecting amiibo, you don't have much of a choice if you actually want to use them for their intended purpose. Thankfully there is at least one that you can use, while still leaving it sealed in its packaging.

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Nintendo 3DS runs Windows 95, for real

Nintendo 3DS runs Windows 95, for real

Compared to running the very same OS on a smartwatch, seeing Windows 95 booting up on a New Nintendo 3DS might look tame in comparison. It could potentially also be more useful. Perhaps that is why there is a bit more excitement surrounding this port of one Microsoft's earliest operating systems to Nintendo's current gaming handheld. While the project might be a big deal for a holiday vacation project, the biggest question perhaps will be "what now?".

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Nintendo video compares New 3DS loading times against its predecessor

Nintendo video compares New 3DS loading times against its predecessor

Loading times are the bane of every gamer. As seconds of loading screens add up to precious minutes over time, you start to wonder just how much more of the game you could play, if it would only load faster. I've even put down games, just because I hated dealing with constant, long loading screens (I'm looking at you GTA Online). Well, if you've picked up Monster Hunter X and feel like you're wasting too much time waiting on the game to load, Nintendo has a way to fix that.

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Nintendo Account finally does away with friend codes

Nintendo Account finally does away with friend codes

Nintendo has a love-hate relationship with the future. In the last two generations of consoles, Nintendo was a big innovator. The Wii brought us motion controls, and the Wii U brought us a tablet input for a home system. And that's not to even mention what they've done for the world of handheld gaming. Through all of these innovations, Nintendo has been lightyears behind when it comes to playing with your friends online. But that will finally be changing.

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Amazon launches Nintendo Digital Downloads page

Amazon launches Nintendo Digital Downloads page

Nintendo Wii U and 3DS gamers in the US now have a new option when it comes to paying for digital game downloads: Amazon.com The internet shopping giant has just launched a digital download store dedicated to Nintendo's platforms, but it's much better than paying for a game, getting a redeemable code via email, and then entering it on a console's eShop. Users can make their purchase on Amazon, check-out, and then click on a link to the Nintendo Network that will automatically register the content as purchased for their system.

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New Nintendo 3DS launches in U.S. on September 25

New Nintendo 3DS launches in U.S. on September 25

After questions and speculation and outcries and impatient waiting, Nintendo fans located in the U.S. will be able to get ahold of the smaller New Nintendo 3DS starting next month. Earlier this year, Nintendo announced the larger of the two new models in the US, but was careful to avoid giving any explicit statement either way about whether the smaller unit would be arriving in North America. Now the video game company has made an official statement, saying the device will be available starting September 25.

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