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The 8 best games for an SNES Classic Edition launch

The 8 best games for an SNES Classic Edition launch

Even though an SNES Classic Edition hasn't been officially announced, one has to imagine that Nintendo is planning to release one. The eye-watering success of the NES Classic Edition (it's still sold out everywhere, by the way) proves there's a market for this kind of product, and suggests that an SNES Classic would be another money printer for Nintendo. What games would feature, though? There's a treasure trove of great titles on the SNES, so here are eight I'd like to see on the SNES Classic Edition should it ever arrive.

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Nintendo Switch reportedly shuffles major launch titles

Nintendo Switch reportedly shuffles major launch titles

There's been a good amount of conversation about launch titles for the Nintendo Switch, with Mario and Zelda being the front-runners. We've known that a Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been in the works for quite some time, but a new report says that localization of the game is taking longer than expected. As a result, Breath of the Wild may not be a launch title for Switch.

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Super Mario Run release date and pricing revealed

Super Mario Run release date and pricing revealed

After months of waiting, Nintendo has finally revealed the release date and pricing for Super Mario Run. The game - which will serve as Mario's first mobile outing - was revealed alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus back in September. When it was announced, we heard that it would be arriving in December, but beyond that, Nintendo didn't share anything specific.

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NES Classic Edition Amazon, Walmart, GameStop release details

NES Classic Edition Amazon, Walmart, GameStop release details

Today Nintendo's NES Classic Edition was released for sale at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, and Target. There are a few other places it can be purchased, but for now the only online location is Amazon. This release comes just in time for the holiday shopping season or - some might argue - a bit too early for the holiday shopping season. How is a true retro Nintendo fan supposed to wait several weeks before getting one of these as a stocking stuffer?

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Super Mario Run will be free-to-start, list of launch countries expands

Super Mario Run will be free-to-start, list of launch countries expands

With all of the fuss surrounding the Nintendo Switch, you'd be forgiven if you forgot that Super Mario Run is a thing that exists. Its release is coming up quickly, with the game scheduled to launch on iOS sometime in December. Nintendo has released some early pricing details for the game, giving players an idea of what to expect when it finally launches.

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Nintendo’s lime green New 3DS XL comes packed with a classic game

Nintendo’s lime green New 3DS XL comes packed with a classic game

All eyes may be on the Switch at the moment, but that's not stopping Nintendo from releasing a new 3DS variant. Nintendo has teamed up with Amazon to launch a lime green New 3DS XL, and the loud, vibrant color isn't the only thing that makes this special edition stand out. That's because this lime green New 3DS XL ships with a copy of Super Mario World pre-installed.

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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 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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Nintendo NX pricing revealed in new leak, Mario tipped as launch title

Nintendo NX pricing revealed in new leak, Mario tipped as launch title

With all of this talk of the Nintendo NX launching in March 2017, it seems very strange that we still haven't received an official announcement from Nintendo. The company's silence on the NX has lead some to believe that the console will miss its March release window, but a new leak is suggesting - among other things - that the NX is still on track to launch in six months.

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New Super Mario Bros speedrun record set by less than half a second

New Super Mario Bros speedrun record set by less than half a second

If you're unfamiliar with the practice, speedrunning is when players try to complete a video game from start to finish in the fastest time possible, usually with all the standard rules and/or requirements in place. The original Super Mario Bros. for the NES is a classic example of a game that can be speedrun, however its world record completion time of just under 5 minutes is one long thought to be impossible to improve on. Until earlier this week when one player topped it by mere tenths of a second.

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Battlefield 1, Call of Duty lead the way in Nielsen’s most anticipated games

Battlefield 1, Call of Duty lead the way in Nielsen’s most anticipated games

Nielsen Game Rank has released its list of the most anticipated games for the Holiday 2016 season, and it probably won't come as much of a surprise that Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are in a dead heat for the most anticipated multi-platform title. The survey gives both titles an overall anticipation rating of 96%, while Final Fantasy XV and Batman: Return to Arkham round out the top four most anticipated multi-platform games.

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Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t support 3D gameplay

Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t support 3D gameplay

Bad news for the four of you who regularly use the stereoscopic 3D features of your 3DS: the official box art for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS has arrived, and on it, we can see a warning that says the game will only play in 2D. This means that your handy little 3D slider won't do anything when you're playing Super Mario Maker, dooming you to enjoy a mere two planes while you're crafting your levels.

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