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Nintendo online accounts now have two-step authentication

Nintendo online accounts now have two-step authentication

These days, two-step authentication is a staple in good online security practices, the same as not re-using passwords on multiple accounts/websites. Thankfully Nintendo has learned from Sony's past mistakes and now offers the feature for its online accounts with the Nintendo Network, which is used on both the Switch and 3DS game systems.

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Xbox One streamers can now use a third-party USB camera

Xbox One streamers can now use a third-party USB camera

When it comes to streaming games, both the Xbox One and PS4 can easily broadcast their gameplay to services like Twitch and YouTube. But to be a professional streamer with a large audience, gamers also need to use a camera and mic to communicate with their viewers. While these secondary functions are usually handled by a PC, Microsoft is making it a bit easier to do it all from the console itself by introducing support for third-party USB cameras.

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Super Mario Run update introduces new world, mode, and playable character

Super Mario Run update introduces new world, mode, and playable character

Super Mario Run made its debut late last year as one of Nintendo's first big smartphone games, along with marking the iconic character's first time appearing on a non-Nintendo platform. Those who are still enjoying the run-and-jump mobile game will be pleased to hear that its largest update yet is arriving next week, adding a new playable character and level. And for those who've been waiting to go beyond Super Mario Run's free trial, the full game will be on sale at a substantial discount.

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Nyko wireless SNES controller is perfect for the Classic Edition

Nyko wireless SNES controller is perfect for the Classic Edition

Nintendo is teasing SNES fans with its Classic Edition, a modern version of the retro console that includes wired controllers for a more authentic experience. If you're not so keen on having an authentic experience, Nyko has the controller you probably wish Nintendo would have used: a wireless SNES controller. This model looks just like the original (with the purple and lavender buttons), but it sheds the cable in favor of a small dongle.

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The SNES Classic Edition is here and I’m already in love

The SNES Classic Edition is here and I’m already in love

We're one week out from the launch of the SNES Classic Edition, but today, SlashGear's review unit landed on my doorstep. Though I can't give you a full review just yet (that's coming soon), I can give you an early peek at the mini console itself, along with my initial impressions. It kind of goes without saying, but just like the NES Classic that came before it, the SNES Classic is quite the charming device.

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There’s a Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal coming, and it’s big

There’s a Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal coming, and it’s big

After revealing Red Dead Redemption 2 nearly a year ago, Rockstar has been mostly silent about the game. We received some new screenshots back in May, along with the news that the game had been delayed beyond its original fall 2017 release window, but other than that, new information on Red Dead Redemption 2 has been painfully slim. It looks like that's going to change next week, as Rockstar is now teasing a new reveal of some sort.

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Pokemon Gold and Silver now available on Nintendo 3DS

Pokemon Gold and Silver now available on Nintendo 3DS

It's a big day for Pokemon fans. Not only is Pokken Tournament DX launching on Nintendo Switch (read our review here), but Nintendo is also bringing Pokemon Gold and Silver to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. These re-releases follow the eShop launch of Pokemon Blue, Red, and Yellow, which were all released to celebrate Pokemon's 20th anniversary.

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Pokemon Playhouse: Gotta start ‘em young

Pokemon Playhouse: Gotta start ‘em young

Although initially intended for young gamers, Pokemon quickly became a grownup’s playground. Especially with “spinoffs” like Pokemon GO. In trying to bring the game back to its roots, Pokemon Company might have gotten carried away. The latest addition to its line of mobile games, Pokemon Playhouse is meant for those too young to play the actual video games but would still enjoy, but definitely not all, of the cute critters and maybe learn a thing or two about raising pets and responsibility.

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Ani OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious finally rolls out this weekend

Ani OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious finally rolls out this weekend

What’s better than having tricked out cars racing and trying to “nearly” destroy each other, Fast & Furious style? Why having said cars be controlled by AIs, of course! While that might sound like a script for a sci-fi flick, that is basically the premise behind Anki’s latest OVERDRIVE set. The Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition shrinks down two of the film’s iconic wheels to fit in your living room (or playground). And they can finally be yours on Sunday, if you didn’t pre-order them already.

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Mewtwo and Pokemon GO’s newest secret weapon

Mewtwo and Pokemon GO’s newest secret weapon

As we wait for Halloween to roll up in Pokemon GO, Niantic's sprung a Solstice Event on us - and a new item. This item allows the user to attain the contents of Pokemon Eggs far faster than normal - and multiple times per item. At the same time, it's nearly time for everyone to have access to the master monster Mewtwo.

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Doom on Nintendo Switch is retro-revival done right

Doom on Nintendo Switch is retro-revival done right

When Nintendo revealed that last year's Doom revival will be coming to the Switch, it took a lot of people by surprise. Doom was one of the biggest games released last year, and it offered a level of graphics fidelity that a lot of people thought wouldn't be possible on the Switch. Bethesda has given a number of publications an early look at the game, and those who doubt the company's ability to actually bring this game to the Switch might be surprised by what a lot of them are saying.

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Flappy Bird killed for good by iOS 11

Flappy Bird killed for good by iOS 11

It's been quite some time since we heard from our old friend Flappy Bird. What began as something of a phenomenon on iOS and Android was quickly snuffed out by its creator. As long you downloaded the game in the short window of time it was available, you were able to keep playing it, but for iOS users, that all changes with the release of iOS 11.

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