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Nintendo Switch owners can play Splatoon 2 for four hours today

Nintendo Switch owners can play Splatoon 2 for four hours today

If you've got a Nintendo Switch and just can't wait for the July 21st release of Splatoon 2, you've got a chance to play a demo ahead of time. But here's the important part: the demo will only run for 4 hours today. Nintendo is using the trial as the world premiere of the game's first Splatfest, an in-game event where players face off as two teams in a turf war.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon’s next freebie is an ultra-rare shiny

Pokemon Sun and Moon’s next freebie is an ultra-rare shiny

With Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon on the horizon, it's been a little while since we last heard from the original Sun and Moon. If there was ever a time to return to those games, that time is definitely now, as Nintendo has announced a new mystery gift promotion that will run for the next month. Trust me, the Pokemon being given away in this promotion is one that you won't want to miss.

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Nintendo stops New 3DS production worldwide

Nintendo stops New 3DS production worldwide

Yesterday, we told you that Nintendo has stopped producing the New 3DS in Japan. At the time, it wasn't clear what the fate of the device would be in other regions around the world. Today, however, Nintendo has essentially confirmed that production has halted worldwide, meaning that your only options for a 3DS are the 3DS XL, the standard 2DS, and the incoming 3DS XL.

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Pokemon GO STADIUM event will make you NEED to move to Japan

Pokemon GO STADIUM event will make you NEED to move to Japan

For Pokemon GO this week the folks at Niantic have reminded us that they've got a MASSIVE event coming up in Japan. This sort-of-secret but very much public event will take place in Yokohama Stadium in Japan, and it's going to take place at the same time as the CUTEST holiday of all time. That is the PIKACHU OUTBREAK where they suggest "a special Pokemon GO experience is taking place."

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Official Mario Kart VR will crush your dreams: here’s why

Official Mario Kart VR will crush your dreams: here’s why

Nintendo has certainly flirted with the idea of VR in the past, but once the Switch arrived on the scene, hopes of Nintendo pursuing console-based virtual reality were dashed. Unlike the PlayStation 4, the Switch doesn't really lend itself well to virtual reality. That doesn't mean that Nintendo is opposed to VR, it just needs to find the right platform for it first.

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New Nintendo 3DS production ends in Japan

New Nintendo 3DS production ends in Japan

Well this is interesting: it appears that Nintendo has decided to stop New 3DS production in Japan. This is the second time this year that we've received such an announcement pertaining to Nintendo's hardware. Back in January, shortly before the launch of the Switch, Nintendo stopped production on the Wii U as well.

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Mysterious new Pokemon trailer hints at strange things

Mysterious new Pokemon trailer hints at strange things

It would seem that something big is being planned in the world of Pokemon. Earlier today, a mysterious new trailer appeared on Pokemon's Japanese Youtube channel. This new trailer is clearly teasing something, and it's doing so in a very creepy - almost unsettling - way.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon get special edition steelbook release

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon get special edition steelbook release

A lot of Pokemon fans are probably looking forward to the mainline Pokemon title Nintendo announced for the Switch during E3 2017, but before that arrives, we've got Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon to look forward to. Serving as enhanced editions for Pokemon Sun and Moon, players will once again venture through the Alola region, presumably playing through a different story. Like Sun and Moon before them, it turns out that Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon will be getting a special edition steelbook release.

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Pokemon GO Safari Zone Update: events around the world!

Pokemon GO Safari Zone Update: events around the world!

This morning Niantic revealed the Safari Zone global events that'll take place at the same time as Pokemon GO Fest on the 22nd. This is the 22nd of July, 2017 - at the same time as the 1-year anniversary of the game Pokemon GO's first full release. The game was originally released on the 5th of July, 2016, and events around the world - both in real life with real humans and without - will be taking place imminently.

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Nintendo Switch’s first streaming app inbound, others coming soon

Nintendo Switch’s first streaming app inbound, others coming soon

The Nintendo Switch would make a great portable multimedia device if not for the fact that it isn’t exactly a multimedia device. Or rather, it currently lacks one of the most popular entertainment pastimes of the modern age: video streaming. Nintendo did promise that video streaming apps would come in time. And apparently that time is this week with the first streaming app that you can’t have. Not unless you’re in Japan.

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Legendary Pokemon GO Gym Raid Event [Update: app store leak!]

Legendary Pokemon GO Gym Raid Event [Update: app store leak!]

Tipped is the first Legendary Pokemon GO Gym Raid Event which will be coming very, very soon. We've got the clues that lead right up to its doorstep! On the docket since the first promotional Pokemon GO video was released, a Legendary Raid Battle Event will be the biggest global event yet delivered by Niantic. Tests are being run, and trainers can see them in the game already - if they know where to look!

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Nintendo Switch actually has a hidden NES emulator

Nintendo Switch actually has a hidden NES emulator

Console makers have a love/hate relationship with emulators. On the one hand, emulators walk the thin line between innocent emulation of legally owned games and piracy. On the other hand, console makers themselves are now known to make use of that very same technology for their own benefit, from the Xbox One’s backward compatibility to the tiny NES Classic. Now it seems Nintendo is yet again banking on emulation, this time for the Nintendo Switch as homebrew modders discover traces of one inside Nintendo’s latest console.

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