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New Nintendo 2DS XL: Five things to know

New Nintendo 2DS XL: Five things to know

You'd think that most of Nintendo's focus would be on the Switch at the moment, but even a new console launch isn't stopping Nintendo from refining its existing platforms. Late last night, Nintendo introduced the New 2DS XL, keeping with the confusing naming convention it's used for the 3DS. In order to dispel some of that confusion, here are five things you need to know about Nintendo's latest handheld.

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Nintendo 3DS not forgotten in Nintendo Direct stream

Nintendo 3DS not forgotten in Nintendo Direct stream

Nintendo just held one of its Nintendo Direct live stream press releases and, unsurprisingly, much of the fanfare was focused on its latest Switch handheld console. That, however, doesn't mean it has forgotten about its other gaming handheld. As if reassuring owners that the Nintendo 3DS lives on, the company revealed nearly a dozen titles that will grace the device all throughout the year.

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Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

If you have a Nintendo Switch and you've been spending most of your time playing on your TV, I have a message for you: stop it. The Switch's hybrid nature might be a little strange to folks who have never really used handheld gaming devices, but there's no need to fear change in this case. Playing the Switch in portable mode is, in my opinion, the best way to play.

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Pokemon Bank finally adds support for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Bank finally adds support for Pokemon Sun and Moon

At long last, Pokemon Bank has been updated to add compatibility with Pokemon Sun and Moon. This compatibility has been a long time coming, and now veteran Pokemon masters will be able to transfer their Pokemon to Sun and Moon from previous games. Even more exciting is the fact that this update allows you to transfer Pokemon from the eShop releases of Red, Blue, and Yellow, marking the first time that we've been able to move Pokemon from first generation titles into current games.

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Nintendo’s Pikachu New 3DS XL is quite cute, very yellow

Nintendo’s Pikachu New 3DS XL is quite cute, very yellow

Despite the fact that the Switch is on the horizon, Nintendo says it's committed to supporting the 3DS. We've had some evidence for that continued support through new game reveals, but if that hasn't been enough to ease your worries about the death of the 3DS, then maybe Nintendo's special edition Pikachu New 3DS XL will be.

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Fire Emblem games coming to Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and mobile

Fire Emblem games coming to Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and mobile

Nintendo seems to be making good its promise to really embrace mobile as part of its expanded gaming ecosystem. Especially after the rather divisive Super Mario Run launch. While it still hasn’t given a solid date, Nintendo is at least giving more details about the totally new Fire Emblem title that is coming to both Android and iOS. But that’s not the only glad Fire Emblem tidings it dropped at its Nintendo Direct. The gaming giant is also preparing quite a number of Fire Emblem titles, both old and new, for its other handheld gaming devices, namely, the Nintendo 3DS System and, of course, the upcoming Nintendo Switch.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon’s second global mission kicks off – here are the details

Pokemon Sun and Moon’s second global mission kicks off – here are the details

Nintendo has revealed new details about Pokemon Sun and Moon's second global event - missions where all players around the world work toward a common goal. The first global event occurred shortly after the games' launch and ended in failure. Nintendo has scaled the goals for the second event based on participation from the first, so players should have an easier time completing this one.

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The Best Games of 2016: Pokemon Sun and Moon

The Best Games of 2016: Pokemon Sun and Moon

You may not know this about me, but Pokemon and I go way back. From the moment my mom bought me a Game Boy Pocket and a copy of Pokemon Blue at the now-closed KB Toys in my local mall, I've been hooked. I wasn't the only one either, and in the past 20 years, Pokemon has become as much of a cultural sensation as Superman or Mickey Mouse. In that time, though, the series hasn't strayed much from its tried-and-true formula. That all changed with Pokemon Sun and Moon.

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Dragon Quest XI revealed, coming to PS4 & 3DS in 2017

Dragon Quest XI revealed, coming to PS4 & 3DS in 2017

When it comes to RPG series from Japan, there are two top franchises: Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. Oddly enough, they both come from Square Enix, and since we just saw the long-awaited release of FF15, the developer is turning its focus towards the upcoming Dragon Quest XI. At the Jump Festa 2017 event in Japan this weekend, the first details of DQ11: In Search of Departed Time were revealed live on stage, along with a debut trailer.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon’s first global event is shaping up to be a failure

Pokemon Sun and Moon’s first global event is shaping up to be a failure

Pokemon Sun and Moon's first global event is going to wrap up in a few days, and when it does, it will end in failure. For those of you who missed the news, Nintendo and Game Freak launched this global event back on November 29, challenging players around the world to catch 100 million Pokemon by the time the event ends. With Pokemon Sun and Moon breaking Nintendo sales records, that should be easy enough, right?

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Magearna event: a Mythical Pokemon Sun and Moon catching how to

Magearna event: a Mythical Pokemon Sun and Moon catching how to

Pokemon Sun and Moon are barely out of the gate and already it's time for the first mythical Pokemon, Magearna, to be given away. This promotion caps off nearly an entire year of mythical Pokemon giveaways, which Nintendo started back in February to commemorate the franchise's 20th anniversary. However, whereas Nintendo distributed previous mythical Pokemon through the mystery gift function, the way you'll add Magearna to your game is a little different.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon break more records for Nintendo

Pokemon Sun and Moon break more records for Nintendo

Pokemon Sun and Moon have become the fastest-selling Nintendo games ever in the Americas, the company has announced. This sales milestone comes on the heels of a similar one in Japan, where Pokemon Sun and Moon managed to become the second-largest 3DS launch. It would seem that Sun and Moon are primed to become the most successful launch Nintendo has had in years.

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