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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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Nintendo Switch production tipped to go into overdrive

Nintendo Switch production tipped to go into overdrive

Perhaps Nintendo was being too modest, or perhaps it was being too cautious when it set its production numbers for the Nintendo Switch. Now it might be swinging the opposite direction, putting the production of the hybrid console into high gear. It initially set a goal of selling 8 million units before the end of the fiscal year in March 2018. Now it thinks it can actually do better, doubling the production to as much as 16 million units, which have to be mostly sold in within the next 12 months.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole won’t arrive on Nintendo Switch

South Park: The Fractured But Whole won’t arrive on Nintendo Switch

It has been snowy in parts of the U.S. this week, and the official South Park Twitter account recently pushed out a tweet in reference to that. In the tweet, viewers see a GIF of Cartman frozen with snow falling around him and the hashtag "#blizzard2017." That was all fine, but the tweet's text caused a bunch of confusion, reading, "Nin-ten-do. I'm coming. I'm coming, Nin-ten-do."

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Nintendo Switch gets Binding of Isaac, three other games this week

Nintendo Switch gets Binding of Isaac, three other games this week

The Nintendo Switch is getting four new games this week to pad out its still relatively slim library. Perhaps the biggest release of the week comes with the arrival of Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+, a new version of the popular roguelike that includes all of the content released so far. Because this is the definitive version of the game (at least for now), it comes with a rather hefty price tag of $40.

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Pokemon GO is down, it’s not just you

Pokemon GO is down, it’s not just you

It's a state of emergency right this minute as Throwback Thursday has begun early at Niantic. Pokemon GO is down in several key areas of the world according to Down Detector, including large portions of Japan, Southern Brazil, London England (and surrounding areas), as well as both the West and East coast of the United States. Do not panic, this is (probably) only temporary!

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Pokemon GO Special Items user guidance [updated]

Pokemon GO Special Items user guidance [updated]

Today we're having a peek at a set of Pokemon GO tips that'll increase a user's chances of finding Special Items on the regular. To make this happen, we first need to be clear: there's only one way to really find a Special Item in Pokemon GO. That one way is to spin Pokestops, and to spin them often. Now, to go about making that happen as frequently as possible, we turn to the Journal.

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Nintendo Switch sales reportedly top 1.5 million

Nintendo Switch sales reportedly top 1.5 million

To figure out that the Nintendo Switch is selling well, you need only phone around to a few stores and ask if they have any in stock. The answer will most likely be "no," as Switch consoles are sold out nearly everywhere you look. Today, analytics firm SuperData is putting a finer point on things, revealing that its estimates put total Switch sales at 1.5 million worldwide.

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Pokemon GO News Update: new ways to hack the game

Pokemon GO News Update: new ways to hack the game

Niantic's efforts to stop hacking of Pokemon GO seem to have gone away - at least, so seems to think the Reddit masses. As a result, several methods for mayhem have surfaced, or re-surfaced with new techniques. Players are currently able to walk around the world with a simple joystick controller on their smartphone device in Pokemon GO without hacking at all - and with only a minor threat of banning.

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