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Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 passes through Korean ratings board

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 passes through Korean ratings board

If you were a fan of the original Mega Man Legacy Collection, then good news: it looks like a follow-up anthology has made a stop at the Korean Game Rating Board. Of course, since these are just re-releases of classic Mega Man games, it was a safe assumption that a second one would pop up sooner rather than later. Still, this pass through the Korean Game Rating Board suggests that the game is close to becoming a reality.

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Pokemon is the key to Nintendo Switch success

Pokemon is the key to Nintendo Switch success

As a lifelong Nintendo fan (and recent Switch owner), I was happy to see the news that the Switch had an excellent launch, with nearly 3 million units sold worldwide. Home to the one of the best games of at least the past decade - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - there was little surprise that the Switch was going to sell well at launch, but what can Nintendo do to keep it up? The answer is as simple as it is certain: Nintendo must launch a proper Pokemon game on the Switch if it wants to see the console become a smash hit.

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Apple’s Siri speaker might say hello at WWDC 2017

Apple’s Siri speaker might say hello at WWDC 2017

With both Amazon and Google tapping their smart assistants for smart speakers, it seems like only a matter of time until Apple enters the fray with Siri. Indeed, previous rumors have suggested we may see a Siri speaker launch before long, and now reports are saying that Apple might reveal it before the end of the year. Specifically, Apple could be ready to introduce this speaker by the time its Worldwide Developer's Conference rolls around in June.

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New Nintendo 2DS XL: Five things to know

New Nintendo 2DS XL: Five things to know

You'd think that most of Nintendo's focus would be on the Switch at the moment, but even a new console launch isn't stopping Nintendo from refining its existing platforms. Late last night, Nintendo introduced the New 2DS XL, keeping with the confusing naming convention it's used for the 3DS. In order to dispel some of that confusion, here are five things you need to know about Nintendo's latest handheld.

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Super Mario Run is nearing this major milestone

Super Mario Run is nearing this major milestone

Though the Switch garnered a lot of attention in Nintendo's receny year-end financial report, there was still some big news about Super Mario Run hiding within. Though we haven't heard much from the mobile game in a while, it appears to be chugging along quite nicely. In a briefing to investors, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announced that Super Mario Run is about to hit an important download milestone.

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Apple P2P payment service to take fight to Venmo and Square

Apple P2P payment service to take fight to Venmo and Square

Apple is always rumored to be thinking about dipping its toe into different industries, but this newest one might make some degree of sense given the services Apple already offers. As an extension of Apple Pay, Apple is reportedly looking to break into the peer-to-peer payment systems. This would put Apple in a position to compete with existing services like Venmo or Square Cash.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at Amazon, but there’s a catch

Nintendo Switch in stock at Amazon, but there’s a catch

If you haven't been able to find a Nintendo Switch at your local GameStop store, you may want to give Amazon a look. The online retailer has received new Switch stock, making it a fairly easy choice for those who'd rather not call around brick and mortar stores trying to find one. There's one small catch, though, and it's going to disqualify some shoppers from buying through Amazon.

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Acer bolsters Predator line with new notebooks and monitors

Acer bolsters Predator line with new notebooks and monitors

Acer has a lot of equipment coming down the pipeline for its Predator line of gaming hardware. At its next@acer event today in New York, the company unveiled a lot of Predator-branded hardware, including two new notebooks and two new monitors. If you're in the market for a new gaming notebook or a 4K monitor, you might want to have a look at what Acer's offering here.

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BlackBerry KEYone release date and pre-order details revealed

BlackBerry KEYone release date and pre-order details revealed

The BlackBerry KEYone, first revealed at Mobile World Congress back in February, is certainly interesting as far as Android devices go. As you'd expect from BlackBerry, the handset has a physical keyboard, which is sure to get some heads turning. If one of those heads belongs to you, then you might be pleased to know that BlackBerry has finally announced a release date for the phone.

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Nintendo Switch sales are off to a very strong start

Nintendo Switch sales are off to a very strong start

Nintendo delivered its financial report for the fiscal year ended March 31 today, and in that report we get another glimpse at how well the Switch is performing. Earlier numbers coming from Nintendo told us that the Switch sold just over 900,000 units during the month of March in the US, but now this financial report is painting a more global picture. In short: The Nintendo Switch seems to be off to a solid start.

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PlayStation Plus free games for May include Tales from the Borderlands

PlayStation Plus free games for May include Tales from the Borderlands

It's the final week of April, so you know what that means: those May flowers people keep talking about are on the way. Aside from that, though, we have a new batch of free PlayStation Plus games to look forward to, and just about one more week to grab the ones that are currently available.

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Call of Duty: WWII release date and first details revealed

Call of Duty: WWII release date and first details revealed

Today was a exciting day for Call of Duty fans, as Activision and Sledgehammer games revealed the first details about the incoming Call of Duty: WWII. This is a big entry because it'll be taking the franchise back to its roots after the series had become increasingly futuristic in recent years. Though Sledgehammer spoke mostly in general terms today, we did find out a number of interesting details - including the game's release date.

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