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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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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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