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Mario and Pokemon mashup toys are Pokemon Center exclusives

Mario and Pokemon mashup toys are Pokemon Center exclusives

Two of the most popular game franchises ever to hit Nintendo consoles and portables are Pokemon and Mario. Pokemon Go isn't generating the sort of buzz it was early on, but it is still a hugely popular game and people are still very interested in playing it. The Pokemon Company has announced a new line of Mario and Luigi themed merchandise that is exclusively available for Pokemon center shippers in Japan.

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Nintendo Switch in color: look at the possibilities

Nintendo Switch in color: look at the possibilities

For products meant to be gaming machines, consoles are pretty drab affairs, coming in basic black or, if lucky, white hues. Sure, there are special editions, but they are named as such for a reason. Nintendo’s handhelds, in contrast, are usually more playful in color., which gives hope that the Nintendo Switch, which stands somewhere in the middle, could similarly get a more colorful flavor. That is the possibility, or wish, that a certain “TheGrumpyCat”, who probably isn’t that grumpy for now, expressed in a series of Nintendo Switch mockups teasing us of what could be.

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Nintendo Switch graphics powered by NVIDIA Tegra

Nintendo Switch graphics powered by NVIDIA Tegra

It’s a big day for Nintendo. Maybe even “big” is an understatement. The announcement of the Nintendo Switch, formerly known as Nintendo NX, has definitely put the company back in the spotlight. Whether that’s a favorable light or not remains to be seen next year. In the meantime, however, NVIDIA will also be basking in that light as well, revealing that, at the very heart of the portable console, is a custom NVIDIA Tegra processor. Aside from confirming the Switch’s nature as a mobile device, it also puts NVIDIA in the gaming console game, vis-a-vis its rival AMD/ATI.

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PlayStation Tournaments hawk prizes in eSports competitions

PlayStation Tournaments hawk prizes in eSports competitions

Sony has teamed up with ESL to bring a new feature to its latest-gen console: PlayStation Tournaments. The first among the so-called “Major” tournaments, which will be available to PlayStation 4 owners, is NBA 2K17. The tournament will coincide with the launch of the latest NBA season, running from October 27 to November 26. Major Cup rounds will be held each Saturday during this time, and ultimately three winners will be selected.

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Tobii launches Eye Tracker 4C, adds simultaneous head tracking

Tobii launches Eye Tracker 4C, adds simultaneous head tracking

In a world where we're knee-deep in VR headets, Tobii is going in a different direction with its Eye Tracker 4C. Like VR headsets, the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C is meant to make your gaming experiences a bit more immersive. The difference, however, comes in what the Eye Tracker does and how much it costs.

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Nintendo Switch pricing tips, controllers, everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch pricing tips, controllers, everything you need to know

The final evolution of the Nintendo NX is here in the form of a console called Nintendo Switch. Today we're going to run down the details that are available thus far - the important details. We'll also be hypothesizing what it means for the system to be in the form that it is, and what that'll mean to the future of your pocketbook.

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Nintendo Switch reveal: Six burning questions that need answers

Nintendo Switch reveal: Six burning questions that need answers

Nintendo's Switch reveal trailer actually had a lot of hidden details in it, but it didn't come close to answering all of the questions we have. There's so much left to discover about the device, and the answers to those questions could determine whether the Switch sinks or swims. While we wait for Nintendo to share the next morsel of information about the Switch, here are six burning questions we have about the company's latest console.

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Razer Blade Pro refresh beefed to battle MacBook Pro

Razer Blade Pro refresh beefed to battle MacBook Pro

The Razer Blade Pro has been re-revealed with more power than it's had before in a chassis that's just the same. This refresh of the notebook has a 17.3-inch G-Sync-ready IGZO UHD display (3840 x 2160). It also has a brand new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU under the hood.

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Red Dead Redemption 2’s first trailer has arrived – watch it here

Red Dead Redemption 2’s first trailer has arrived – watch it here

Like clockwork, the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 has arrived. Just like it said it would, Rockstar has released the first teaser trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 only a few days after officially announcing the game. Between this trailer and the announcement of the Nintendo Switch, it's already a pretty big day for the gaming world.

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Nintendo Switch games revealed: release titles you’ll need

Nintendo Switch games revealed: release titles you’ll need

Now that the Switch reveal is in the books, it's time to talk about the most important thing: release titles. While it's impossible to know which Switch titles will be available right launch and which will be releasing within the critical first six months of the console's lifespan, we already have a decent idea of what to expect. That's thanks to a number of pre-reveal leaks and Nintendo's own footage from the Switch reveal trailer.

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Remix IO takes the Android PC idea to a whole new level

Remix IO takes the Android PC idea to a whole new level

Jide has made a name for itself for pushing Android to the desktop, in places and ways that Google may not necessarily approve of. Although it is hardly the only one to do so, no other startup or project can boast of the hardware, software, and business that Jide enjoys. Spurred by that success, it is taking yet another stab at the Android PC market, but this time with a slightly different bent. One that bundles PC, TV, and console in one small package: the Remix IO, or Remix In One.

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Nintendo NX revealed as Nintendo Switch, a hybrid cartridge-based console

Nintendo NX revealed as Nintendo Switch, a hybrid cartridge-based console

As promised, Nintendo has revealed the NX at long last, showing off the console in a new three-minute trailer and giving it a new name: Nintendo Switch. Nintendo is ready to leave the Wii branding behind as it launches this console, and it turns out that most of the pre-reveal rumors we heard are true. Most importantly, the Switch will be a cartridge-based hybrid console.

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