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Mario Tennis Aces update addresses the tyranny of Bowser Jr

Mario Tennis Aces update addresses the tyranny of Bowser Jr

Bowser Jr. is a character with very few redeeming qualities, both specifically in Mario Tennis Aces and across the broader Mario library. On the court, he's seen by the player base as an overpowered character who is a little too good at everything, and in other Mario games, he's a whiny brat who only seems to be concerned with causing trouble. The little punk is kind of cute though, which is about the only positive thing you can say about him.

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I am so bad at Mario Tennis Aces (but I still kind of love it)

I am so bad at Mario Tennis Aces (but I still kind of love it)

For the moment, Mario Tennis Aces is the Nintendo Switch game to be playing (at least until Octopath Traveler releases later this week). Mario sports titles have always been an interesting little offshoot of the main Super Mario series - at first blush, you wonder why you'd waste your time playing a sports game featuring the cast of Mario, but once you actually sit down and really get familiar with them, their often deep systems become addicting. It should be little surprise, then, that Mario Tennis Aces has a lot of people hooked.

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Nintendo Switch eShop weekly update: Tennis balls and building blocks

Nintendo Switch eShop weekly update: Tennis balls and building blocks

It's Thursday again (funny how this seems to happen so frequently), which means that it's time for another update to the Switch eShop. While some eShop updates throughout the first half of the year have been relatively quiet, this one most certainly is not. This, of course, is the week that Mario Tennis Aces arrives on the Switch, but it's being joined by some other exciting games as well.

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Mario Tennis Aces review round-up

Mario Tennis Aces review round-up

After E3 2018, a lot of Switch owners are probably looking forward to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but while we wait for that game's December release date to roll around, there's another Switch title that requests your more immediate attention. That game is Mario Tennis Aces, and it's launching this Friday. Before it does, however, some reviews have already started going live, giving us an idea of what to expect from the title.

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Mario Tennis Aces new characters revealed: here’s how to get them

Mario Tennis Aces new characters revealed: here’s how to get them

The upcoming Mario Tennis Aces game is getting a pair of new playable characters, Nintendo has announced. Even better, the company promises they'll be totally free for players to download starting this summer. The catch? You have to earn them if you want to be one of the first people to download, otherwise you'll have to wait until later this year.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate trailer has FULL roster

Super Smash Bros Ultimate trailer has FULL roster

There are so many characters in Nintendo Switch's Super Smash Bros Ultimate that your head will spin. Every single character from the original Super Smash Bros game series appears to be in this game. That's all the characters, N64, Wii, and so forth. That includes DLC characters, too - it's nuts!

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Monopoly is getting a Mario Kart makeover

Monopoly is getting a Mario Kart makeover

Mario Kart die-hards take note, because the next entry in Hasbro's Monopoly Gamer line is going to be themed around everyone's favorite kart racer. Monopoly Gamer is a relatively new spin-off for the classic board game, which kicked off last year with a release themed around the cast of Mario. Like last year's release, Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart will change the rules of Monopoly drastically, incorporating items and tracks from the game series as best as a board game about becoming a property baron can.

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Mario Kart invades Google Maps today

Mario Kart invades Google Maps today

Mario is unquestionably the most recognizable video game character in the world. Because of this, we often see Mario make the jump to mainstream promotions that exist outside the world of gaming. Today we're learning about where we'll see the plumber next, thanks to a new team up between Nintendo and Google Maps in celebration of Mario day.

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Surprise! Mario is a plumber again

Surprise! Mario is a plumber again

Throughout his 37 year video game career, Mario has done a lot of different things. He's been an athlete in pretty much every sport imaginable, a go kart racer, a piece of paper, and even a doctor. Throughout all of these changes, the one constant has been occupation as a plumber.

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Super Mario Odyssey DLC adds Luigi, outfits, filters

Super Mario Odyssey DLC adds Luigi, outfits, filters

Nintendo may have once been chided for being slow to move, but now it’s doing things right on schedule. As promised last month, one of the platform’s most successful games is getting an update today. Yes, Luigi makes an appearance but really only that, an appearance. Luigi’s Balloon World has arrived and while it does offer something to do after you’ve finished the main game, it’s going to be more of a way to past the time rather than an engrossing new piece of content. Then again, it’s a small-ish update that you’re getting for free.

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This Super Mario encyclopedia is a must-have pre-order

This Super Mario encyclopedia is a must-have pre-order

Being a die-hard Mario fan means keeping up with 30 years of games and their associated media. It's not an easy thing to do when you consider that in those 30 years, there have been 18 games in the mainline Super Mario series, and the man himself has appeared in more than 200 titles. Luckily, Nintendo and Dark Horse are about to make it a little easier to look back on Mario's incredibly successful career with the launch of the Super Mario Encyclopedia.

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Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey Q&A got weird, quick

Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey Q&A got weird, quick

There's no question that Super Mario Odyssey was one of the biggest games of 2017, and such a widely-played game is sure to inspire some burning, poignant questions among its player base. Nintendo has decided that it is time these questions get answers. In a new video, Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi, a man who was seen heavily promoting the game in the lead up to its launch, sits down to field queries from fans and give us all of the important details as someone in the know.

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