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Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

If you have a Nintendo Switch and you've been spending most of your time playing on your TV, I have a message for you: stop it. The Switch's hybrid nature might be a little strange to folks who have never really used handheld gaming devices, but there's no need to fear change in this case. Playing the Switch in portable mode is, in my opinion, the best way to play.

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Eevee evolution Pokemon GO update: a time to start over again

Eevee evolution Pokemon GO update: a time to start over again

Today's news update to Pokemon GO has to do with the way powers are handled for a variety of monsters, including Eevee. Espeon and Umbreon might not be the best evolutions available for this always-catch-friendly Pokemon. Instead, the other three - original evolutions - of Eevee might end up being a whole lot more useful to the everyday player. For those that need to complete the Pokedex, there's still a set of secret methods for nabbing the full set of 5.

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Nintendo Switch’s Arms “boxing game” gets roster, weapons reveal

Nintendo Switch’s Arms “boxing game” gets roster, weapons reveal

Although the Nintendo Switch has quite a number of games available for it now, Zelda: Breath of the Wild is by far its still most popular title. That said, it isn’t one that’s exactly designed to take advantage of the Switch’s unique features, like the detachable Joy-cons. That distinction will probably belong to Nintendo’s somewhat odd Arms game. The game isn’t due until Spring, however, so we’ll have to make do with some videos that reveal the characters and weapons available for this game.

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Pokemon on Nintendo Switch? Game Freak job ads suggest it could happen

Pokemon on Nintendo Switch? Game Freak job ads suggest it could happen

Longtime Nintendo fans have been wondering about the fate of Pokemon ever since the Switch arrived on the scene - does Nintendo keep making Pokemon games for the 3DS, or does it shift the series to the Switch? Today we're getting an indication that the long-running series could be heading to the Switch, thanks to a new series of job listings for positions at Game Freak.

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SlashGear’s Birthday Gift Ideas Guide [Late Winter 2017]

SlashGear’s Birthday Gift Ideas Guide [Late Winter 2017]

Here in the the gadget universe where men's gift ideas and women's gift ideas are equally awesome, SlashGear's latest look at the landscape is key. What we're doing today is running down a few of the most awesome items out in the wild available for grabbing for your favorite boy or girl. Be it your anniversary gift for a geek-like significant other or a birthday gift for a friend, we've got you covered in a radical way. Nobody is going to expect what's coming from you if it comes from this list - and nobody's going to be disappointed by that, either.

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Nintendo Switch review: Excellent hardware with one roadblock

Nintendo Switch review: Excellent hardware with one roadblock

I have something of a love/hate relationship with Nintendo consoles, especially in recent years. While I grew up with consoles like the Super NES, Nintendo 64, and Gamecube, in the time since then my preference has shifted to Nintendo's handhelds like the DS and the 3DS. Now that the Nintendo Switch is on the scene, Nintendo is looking to bounce back from a horrible console cycle with the Wii U, while at the same time blending the worlds of console and handheld gaming. How successful is it in doing so?

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Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

Nintendo's new Switch console is a unique gaming machine, and not just because of its hybrid status as a portable or the plethora of controller configurations. The system sees Nintendo return to using proprietary cartridges for physical copies of games, but it also has 32GB of built-in flash storage, and accepts microSD cards for expandability. There are different reasons for using each of these three storage options, but which one has the fastest load times?

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Ultimate Zelda fan uses ocarina to control automated home

Ultimate Zelda fan uses ocarina to control automated home

The Legend of Zelda is a hot topic these days, what with the latest title, Breath of the Wild, debuting alongside the Nintendo Switch this month. To showcase his love for the series, Allen Pan of the YouTube channel Sufficiently Advanced took to automating his home and making it all controllable via an ocarina, the small wind instrument at the center of the iconic N64 Zelda, Ocarina of Time.

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Super Mario Run jogs to Android on March 23

Super Mario Run jogs to Android on March 23

iPhone users have been enjoying Super Mario Run for several month now, but Android users will be able to get in on the fun. Nintendo has finally revealed that its iconic character's mobile debut will launch on Android as version 2.0.0 on Thursday, March 23rd. First revealed at Apple's iPhone 7 event back in September, Super Mario Run has been exclusive to iOS since its release in December, with Nintendo promising it would come to Android in the months to follow.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop starting next week

Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop starting next week

For many folks, the hunt for a Nintendo Switch is on, but the only problem is that they're next to impossible to find in the US at the moment. While you can always resort to a site like eBay, many sellers are listing the Switch for well more than its $300 retail price, with some going as high as $500 or more. That means eBay won't be a very realistic option for most, so what's a Switch-less gamer to do?

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Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List [mid-March 2017]

Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List [mid-March 2017]

In Fire Emblem Heroes this week we've got a bit of a switch up of several main characters on the tops of each tier. Fire Emblem Heroes is a wild west of abilities and powers, and the way people play changes the way we run ranks. So many different elements are at play - and Nintendo updates the game so often - that tier lists could be changed daily! As it were, we're trying to stick to a slightly more reasonable schedule - and today's list is a kicker.

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Getting Pokemon GO Special Items Reddit Research and Rarity Secrets

Getting Pokemon GO Special Items Reddit Research and Rarity Secrets

To get a handle on Special Items in Pokemon GO, players around the world have been doing intense research for the past few weeks. To wrap their brains around how and when they'll be able to attain these especially rare items in the game, they've marked their times, locations, and activities whilst spinning Pokestops. Together the folks on several Reddit forums, especially, have created a conglomeration of information that leads us to several conclusions - and a path forward.

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