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Nintendo Switch: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Nintendo Switch: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In a roughly 14 hour period spanning Thursday night and Friday morning, we received an onslaught of Nintendo Switch news. A lot of new information was revealed, including details about the Switch's release, its online systems, and its launch titles. As a lifelong Nintendo fan, I'd been looking forward to these events since they were announced, and I thought I'd take some time to go through my personal hits and misses with Nintendo's Switch reveal.

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Here’s every Nintendo Switch game trailer released so far

Here’s every Nintendo Switch game trailer released so far

We were hoping that Nintendo would have a lot of games to show off during last night's Switch event, and boy did Nintendo deliver. With an impressive of number of games announced, that can only mean one thing: a lot of game trailers. Luckily for you, we've collected them all in this one place you don't have to go searching for them. There are a lot of trailers to get through, so grab a snack, put your feet up, and enjoy the show.

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Nintendo Switch: Everything you really need to know

Nintendo Switch: Everything you really need to know

Nintendo's Switch reveal event has come and gone, and now that we're on the other side of it, there's a lot of information to get through. Nintendo announced everything from release date and pricing to which first-party titles will be launching for the console within 2017. With that in mind, here all are the Nintendo Switch details you need to bring yourself up to speed.

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Super Mario Odyssey announced for Nintendo Switch, but not for launch

Super Mario Odyssey announced for Nintendo Switch, but not for launch

As expected, Nintendo has announced a new Mario title for the Nintendo Switch today. Dubbed Super Mario Odyssey, this new game plucks Mario from the Mushroom Kingdom and puts him in a location that has some striking similarities to our lovely planet Earth. Just as well, he seems to have a new travelling companion this time around.

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Nintendo Switch event time, where to watch, and what to expect

Nintendo Switch event time, where to watch, and what to expect

After months of waiting, Nintendo's Switch reveal event is nearly upon us. Nintendo will be broadcasting live from Tokyo tomorrow (or on January 13 depending on where you happen to be in the world), and this event promises our first official details about a console that has been shrouded in mystery thus far. If you need a bit of a refresher heading into the event, here's all of the stuff you need to know.

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Mario Kart 64 finally comes to Wii U Virtual Console

Mario Kart 64 finally comes to Wii U Virtual Console

Poor Wii U owners didn't have much in way of new games to play over the holidays, but the arrival of Mario Kart 64 on the Virtual Console changes things a bit. Widely regarded as one of the best Nintendo 64 games ever made, there's a good chance that many Wii U owners have a lot of fond memories with this game. You can relive those memories without having to plug in a Nintendo 64 by paying $10, or a discounted rate of $2 if you owned it through the Wii's Virtual Console.

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Super Mario Run DLC isn’t planned, so don’t hold your breath

Super Mario Run DLC isn’t planned, so don’t hold your breath

Super Mario Run is a few days old and, unfortunately, not terribly exciting. Early reviews are lower than hoped for, with a glut of one-star reviews dragging down the game's overall App Store rating. The disappointment has resulted in Nintendo's shares falling, and now there's some bad news for those who did enjoy the game: there's no Super Mario Run DLC planned, so what you see is what you get.

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Super Mario Run Android APK download (and how not to)

Super Mario Run Android APK download (and how not to)

After we thought we'd learned our lesson with Pokemon GO, Nintendo has decided to release Super Mario Run for mobile devices. But not all mobile devices get Super Mario Run, just the most popular line of smartphones and tablets: iPhone and iPad. So what's an Android user to do, besides clone the app themselves and run it illegally on their own Google Pixel XL? There are a few answers - and most of them are bad.

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Super Mario Run release is live!

Super Mario Run release is live!

Super Mario Run will be released today, December 15th, 2016, at around 1:30 PM Central Time for both iPhone and iPad. This information may turn out to be off by a few minutes, depending on how close to the wire last-minute preparations go - glitches might also happen, but they probably wont. This is for the iOS version of Super Mario Run, and while iPhone and iPad may be first, Android won't be far behind.

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Super Mario Run hops its way onto iPhone and iPad

Super Mario Run hops its way onto iPhone and iPad

After a few months of waiting, today is the day that Super Mario Run arrives on iOS. After Pokemon GO, Mario is the second Nintendo property to make an appearance on mobile devices, with more franchises slated for mobile games in the future. Perhaps more importantly, Super Mario Run is the first Nintendo-developed game for iOS, so in a way, this marks the beginning of a new era for the big N. UPDATE: It's out now!

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Always-on woes: Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Always-on woes: Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Nintendo has confirmed that Super Mario Run will require an always-on internet connection to play. This means, of course, that you won't be able to play the game in places where you can't maintain a connection to Nintendo's servers. Always-on internet connections have been implemented in the past to combat things like piracy, and that's the exact reason why Nintendo is including it here.

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Super Mario Run release demo out early: play now!

Super Mario Run release demo out early: play now!

Super Mario Run won't be officially available until December 15, but Apple and Nintendo are giving you the chance to check out a demo early. When Reggie-Fils Aime stopped by The Tonight Show last night, he mentioned that a demo would be available at Apple stores across the country. That demo goes live today, so if you want to see how everyone's favorite plumber does in his first mobile game, you need only track down the nearest Apple store.

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