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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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Sonic Mania hit with delay as Sonic Forces gets official reveal

Sonic Mania hit with delay as Sonic Forces gets official reveal

Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog panel at SXSW 2017 brought a bit of good news and a bit of bad news. The bad news is that Sonic Mania has been delayed. Originally scheduled for a spring release, the 2D Sonic adventure that serves as a throwback to Genesis-era Sonic games now won't be arriving until sometime this summer.

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PS3 enters end-of-life as Sony prepares to stop production in Japan

PS3 enters end-of-life as Sony prepares to stop production in Japan

It's been an impressive run, but it looks like the PlayStation 3's days are numbered. Sony has silently updated the PS3 listing on its Japanese site to say that production on the console will be ending soon. Though it doesn't give a date for when production will end, one Japanese retailer suggests that it could happen as early as this month.

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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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NVIDIA boasts hand in Mass Effect: Andromeda’s 4K HDR beauty

NVIDIA boasts hand in Mass Effect: Andromeda’s 4K HDR beauty

While RPGs of all shapes and sizes are a dime a dozen these days, few can claim to have achieved legendary status as BioWare’s Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Seeking to change its image after years and years of games based on D&D or Star Wars franchises, BioWare created the fantasy and sci-fi worlds that have become the talk of the town for this current generation of gamers. In a few days, the latest and perhaps most ambitious Mass Effect installment will finally launch to the public. But not before NVIDIA lets everyone know how it and its technologies are deeply intertwined with massive world of Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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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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Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Yet another game has been added to the Xbox One's backward compatibility list: Street Fighter IV. The fan-favorite is now listed among the titles that support backward compatibility, giving the owners of Microsoft's latest-gen console a way to play the now-dated Street Fighter game. As well, the list now includes a couple lesser known arcade games like Luxor 2.

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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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Horizon Zero Dawn sales rocket to 2.6 million

Horizon Zero Dawn sales rocket to 2.6 million

For most developers, launching a brand new IP the same week a new console comes out is a no-go. Beyond that, launching a new IP the same week a new console and a new game in The Legend of Zelda series release would probably be insanity. That isn't the case for Sony, which launched Horizon Zero Dawn for the PlayStation just a few days before the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild arrived on the scene.

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Android’s Super Mario Run APK download incoming [and a warning]

Android’s Super Mario Run APK download incoming [and a warning]

Super Mario Run is just about to launch on Android for and by Nintendo - but until then, be cautious. Since Nintendo worked with Apple to release Super Mario Run for iPhone first, Android users have been screaming bloody murder for their chance to take a crack at it. To be especially clear - when this article is set to be published, Nintendo has NOT released Super Mario Run officially, and all APK files offered by 3rd-party sources are completely illegitimate.

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