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In Monster Hunter XX, Nintendo Switch gets the Capcom title it deserves

In Monster Hunter XX, Nintendo Switch gets the Capcom title it deserves

Capcom has already thrown some support behind the Nintendo Switch in releasing Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (out today, as luck would have it), but it just ramped up support for the console in a big way. Capcom revealed today that a new Monster Hunter game - Monster Hunter XX - will make its way to Nintendo's newest console. Details are still slim at this point, but we should find out more rather quickly.

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Three months with the Nintendo Switch

Three months with the Nintendo Switch

It's been nearly three months since the Nintendo Switch launched. Those three months have been filled with a lot of excitement, from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to the revelation that the Switch actually sold really well on release. I've had a Switch of my own this entire time and I penned the SlashGear's review of the device, giving it a 7/10. Now that we've had a few months to let things simmer, has anything about my opinion changed?

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Nintendo Switch is getting two huge releases this week

Nintendo Switch is getting two huge releases this week

Most weeks between now and the launch of ARMS and Splatoon 2 this summer might be a little light for the Nintendo Switch, but not this one. This week, the Switch will be getting two games that have been advertised since well before launch. These aren't just a couple of indie games either, but rather new releases from long-running franchises.

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Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro: Is it worth the upgrade?

Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro: Is it worth the upgrade?

We've been waiting about a year and a half for a new Surface Pro, and a couple of days back, Microsoft finally revealed it. Unlike the others, this isn't a numbered entry in the line up, with Microsoft simply referring to it as the Surface Pro. Looking at side-by-side lists of specifications, the new Surface Pro and the Surface Pro 4 seem to be quite similar, so are there enough differences between the two to warrant an upgrade?

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Beam rebrands to Mixer as Microsoft introduces co-streaming

Beam rebrands to Mixer as Microsoft introduces co-streaming

Well that was fast: even though streaming service Beam was integrated into Xbox One and Windows 10 just a couple of months ago, it's already getting rebranded. Microsoft revealed the new name today as Mixer, introducing a handful of new features to go along with this relaunch of sorts. Aside from the name change, it doesn't seem like any drastic changes are being made to the way the service operates, which will be encouraging to folks who have already bought into the platform.

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Samsung responds to Galaxy S8 iris scanner hack

Samsung responds to Galaxy S8 iris scanner hack

A couple of days back, we got word that a group of developers had found a way around the Galaxy S8's iris scanner. According to the folks at Chaos Computer Clubs, the iris scanner in the Galaxy S8 can be beaten with a high-resolution, infrared photo of the iris in question with a contact lens laid over it. That, obviously, is a pretty discouraging bit of news, but now Samsung has responded to this report.

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5 things Nintendo needs to do this year to maintain its momentum

5 things Nintendo needs to do this year to maintain its momentum

Nintendo has reason to celebrate today, as the success of the Switch has sent its stock price up over the peak it reached during the initial Pokemon GO craze. Nintendo's share price rose to ¥31,880, which represents year-over-year growth of 102%. That's impressive, but it comes nowhere close to how high Nintendo's stock was during the Wii era. As we all know, success like this can be fleeting, so here are five things Nintendo needs to do to maintain its current momentum.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer gears up for all-out war

Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer gears up for all-out war

We're now less than two months out from the return of Game of Thrones. If you've been watching this long, you're no doubt excited for its return, but HBO has decided that you aren't excited enough. To bring all of us to proper hype levels, HBO has released the official trailer for Game of Thrones' seventh season.

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New Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer shows Vulture in action

New Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer shows Vulture in action

The third trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped today, and it gives us a few glimpses we've yet to see in the trailers released so far. Most importantly, this trailer shows off even more of the Vulture in action, building hype for the showdown between him and Spider-Man. It goes without saying, but perhaps you shouldn't watch if you'd prefer to go into the movie blind.

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T-Mobile calls out Verizon with its latest switcher promotion

T-Mobile calls out Verizon with its latest switcher promotion

T-Mobile has announced a new switcher promotion as part of its "summer celebration" and it's aimed directly at pulling people away from Verizon. This latest deal has all the trappings of typical switcher promotions - T-Mobile will pay the remaining balance on your device, hook you up with a new plan, and let you add additional lines at a discount. However, this promotion has one major offer we don't see that often: T-Mobile will let you keep your phone.

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Nintendo Switch now works with 8Bitdo controllers

Nintendo Switch now works with 8Bitdo controllers

8Bitdo announced today that most of its popular wireless controllers are now compatible with the Nintendo Switch. This new functionality is coming by way of a firmware update to version 4.0. Even better is the fact that since the Switch already supports wireless controllers, you don't need pair these with a wireless receiver in order to get them to work.

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Nintendo takes Switch and 3DS on the road this summer

Nintendo takes Switch and 3DS on the road this summer

If you still need to be sold on the Nintendo Switch, then you might like to know that Nintendo will be taking it on tour this summer. On June 9, Nintendo will kick off its Summer of Play tour, taking the Switch and the 3DS to a number of different cities around the US and giving players the chance to get some hands-on time with them. The roster of games that will be on display is packed with a bunch of hits for both consoles, including Zelda, Mario Kart, and Pokemon.

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