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Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer reveals Galarian Forms, new rivals

Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer reveals Galarian Forms, new rivals

Earlier this week, The Pokemon Company announced that yet another Pokemon Sword and Shield reveal had been set for August 7th. That just so happens to be today, and sure enough, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have launched a new trailer for the games. While other trailers have given us a look at the Galar region and the new Dynamaxing mechanic, this one covers some of the new Pokemon we'll encounter in Sword and Shield.

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DC Universe Online gets a revival on Nintendo Switch today

DC Universe Online gets a revival on Nintendo Switch today

Several years ago, before battle royale games and MOBAs took over the gaming world, everyone was all about creating massively multiplayer online games. The success of World of Warcraft sparked something of a frenzy in the rest of the gaming industry, with seemingly everyone trying to claim a slice of the MMO pie for themselves. One of the more successful MMORPGs of the time was DC Universe Online, and even though the game is now eight years old, it's getting a new lease on life by arriving on the Nintendo Switch today.

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Nintendo Switch Lite FCC visit reveals battery-saving changes

Nintendo Switch Lite FCC visit reveals battery-saving changes

Nintendo is almost like Apple in at least one aspect. It seems able to squeeze out almost unbelievable performance from constrained hardware. The original Nintendo Switch is practically running on a two to five year old chip platform and while it isn't blowing the competition out of the water in terms of graphics, its offer of mobility and performance still appeals to many gamers. Those gamers, however, have one common complaint: the Switch's battery life. Nintendo claims to have solved that in the Nintendo Switch refresh and even the Switch Lite and FCC photos may have given a clue how.

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More Pokemon Sword and Shield news coming this week: What we expect

More Pokemon Sword and Shield news coming this week: What we expect

Ever since announcing Pokemon Sword and Shield, Nintendo and Game Freak have been trickle-releasing new information about the games. We're about to get our next morsel of information, as The Pokemon Company is teasing an announcement for later this week. We don't know what's going to be announced, but we don't have much longer to wait before all is revealed.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate set a huge record at EVO 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate set a huge record at EVO 2019

If you spent the weekend watching EVO 2019, you definitely weren't alone. EVO 2019 marked the first appearance of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at the tournament, and it's clear now that adding it to the games lineup was a good move on the part of EVO's organizers. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wound up setting a viewership record for EVO, at one point drawing in a peak of more than 279,000 viewers.

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Nintendo Switch third-party dock bricking explained by an engineer

Nintendo Switch third-party dock bricking explained by an engineer

There is a rather big market for third-party Nintendo Switch accessories but the one thing that continues to worry Switch owners is the charging dock. Nintendo's Official version is large and expensive but third-party options risk bricking the gaming handheld. The latter has largely been blamed on Nintendo's implementation of the USB-C Power Delivery feature which is believed to be non-compliant with the standard spec. According to an electrical engineer, however, those third-party docks might be the ones to blame instead.

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New Nintendo Switch China launch is true red tape nightmare

New Nintendo Switch China launch is true red tape nightmare

If you've been following Nintendo news throughout the year, then it's probably already clear that the company wants to bring the Switch to China. In other regions around the world, the Switch has enjoyed a lot of success, but China is still an untapped market along with being one of the biggest for gaming. It makes sense that Nintendo would want to bring the Switch to China, especially when you consider the emphasis on mobile gaming within the country.

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A classic N64 shooter is coming to Nintendo Switch next month

A classic N64 shooter is coming to Nintendo Switch next month

It isn't controversial to say that the Nintendo 64 was home to some excellent games, specifically a few really good shooters. It's been revealed that one of those shooters - Turok 2: Seeds of Evil - will be heading to the Nintendo Switch next month. If you'd like to take a walk down a memory lane that's filled with dinosaurs and over-the-top weapons, then you'll soon have your chance.

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Nintendo opens up Switch Lite pre-orders

Nintendo opens up Switch Lite pre-orders

Following months of rumors and speculation, Nintendo finally revealed the Switch Lite earlier this month. This new Switch model is meant to be used entirely as a portable device, removing the ability to connect to an external display. With the loss in functionality comes a drop in price, putting the Switch Lite at a $200 price point that may prove tempting for people who have held off on the Switch thus far.

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The Outer Worlds is getting a surprise Nintendo Switch release

The Outer Worlds is getting a surprise Nintendo Switch release

One of the most anticipated games of the year is unquestionably Obsidian's The Outer Worlds. Obsidian is known for its excellent RPGs, and one set on the edge of space is something that a lot of people find appealing. Originally confirmed for release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, Obsidian and Nintendo revealed today that the game will be getting a Switch release as well.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s next DLC character is releasing today

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s next DLC character is releasing today

As promised, Nintendo published a video today that was packed with details about the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Hero from the Dragon Quest franchise. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai sat down for nearly 22 minutes to talk about the character in depth, going through his abilities and giving us a good idea of what he'll be capable of on the battlefield. Sakurai also told us when Hero will be releasing, and as it turns out, that launch is happening today.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC livestream announced: What to expect

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC livestream announced: What to expect

Though Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been out for more than half a year at this point, Masahiro Sakurai and his team at Sora Ltd. have been spending the time since launch working on DLC characters for the game. The first DLC character, Joker from Persona 5, released earlier this year, and at E3 2019, Nintendo revealed the next two DLC characters on deck: the Hero from the Dragon Quest franchise and Banjo-Kazooie.

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