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Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday bundle serves up free microSD card

Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday bundle serves up free microSD card

For Black Friday this year, Nintendo rolled out a familiar Switch bundle that included a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. That bundle deal has since ended, but for Cyber Monday, the company has a new (and arguably better) Switch deal. For today only, purchasing a Switch from a participating retailer with net you a 128GB microSD card from SanDisk.

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On Black Friday, skip the Nintendo Switch bundle

On Black Friday, skip the Nintendo Switch bundle

Black Friday is nearly here, and that means plenty of deals on games and consoles. This year, Nintendo is mostly sticking to the same deals it offered last year, offering a console bundle that essentially nets you a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe instead of a discount on the Switch itself, along with discounts on some Joy-Con variants and games both at retail and through the eShop. Before you decide to take the plunge on that Switch bundle, however, you need to consider what you're getting.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer reveals Gigantamax Snorlax

Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer reveals Gigantamax Snorlax

Pokemon Sword and Shield have been out for a little while now, and today, we're getting our first glimpse at post-launch content. The Pokemon Company announced today that Gigantamax Snorlax will be heading to the games next month, and it'll be the first of what we expect to be a number of incoming Gigantamax Pokemon.

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Nintendo’s Black Friday eShop sale has rare Switch discounts

Nintendo’s Black Friday eShop sale has rare Switch discounts

Nearly a week after Nintendo announced a Black Friday eShop sale for Europe, the company today finally confirmed a similar sale for the US. Nintendo's eShop discounts for the US begin today and run until the beginning of December, giving Switch owners plenty of time to peruse the deals. While there are a number of games on sale during this promo, this could be particularly good for those who have been waiting for price drops on some of the Switch's first-party titles.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Raid exploit fix is in for unlimited watt farming [UPDATE: patched]

Pokemon Sword and Shield Raid exploit fix is in for unlimited watt farming [UPDATE: patched]

Over the weekend, raid battles in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield were tossed into chaos. Users of all sorts found it more likely that they'd find a raid with no friendly co-trainers than the opposite - and it's all thanks to one simple trick. Once you drop in on a Raid Battle in Pokemon Sword and Shield, if you don't like the Pokemon that appears, you can simply leave, change your Nintendo Switch time/date, and try again!

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Pokemon Sword and Shield sales go big for launch

Pokemon Sword and Shield sales go big for launch

Yesterday, we learned that Pokemon Sword and Shield enjoyed a very strong start in Japan, but today, we're learning that was true on a global scale. Nintendo has announced that Pokemon Sword and Shield managed to sell 6 million units during launch weekend. 2 million of those units were sold here in the US.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield are already big hits in Japan, despite fan backlash

Pokemon Sword and Shield are already big hits in Japan, despite fan backlash

Despite all of the controversy surrounding Pokemon Sword and Shield, it seems the games are off to a strong start in Japan. According to reports, Pokemon Sword and Shield managed to sell 1.36 million copies in Japan in their first three days of availability. Not only is that a strong start, but it's the strongest start for any Switch game so far.

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The Game Awards reveals all nominees for 2019

The Game Awards reveals all nominees for 2019

We're coming up on the annual Game Awards, and ahead of the show's December 12th premiere, Geoff Keighley has revealed all of the nominees for 2019. As there have been in recent years, 2019's Game Awards are packed with different categories, ranging from best eSports coach all the way up to the big kahuna, game of the year.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield first impressions: My kingdom for a Bulbasaur

Pokemon Sword and Shield first impressions: My kingdom for a Bulbasaur

Pokemon Sword and Shield are officially out and, like many Pokemon fans, I spent much of the weekend playing through the opening hours of Pokemon Sword. Though it's going to take more playtime before I'll have a comprehensive opinion on Sword and Shield, I've played it enough to form some early impressions of it. After somewhere around 15 hours of game time, I can indeed confirm that this is a Pokemon game.

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Nintendo Switch Lite flip cover finally heads west

Nintendo Switch Lite flip cover finally heads west

In the lead-up to the launch of the Switch Lite, Nintendo debuted a first-part flip cover for the device. The flip cover is a fairly basic product, as it serves to protect the front and back of the console when it's not in use. There was just one problem: At the time, Nintendo only confirmed the flip cover for Japan.

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Shiny Pokemon odds just changed in a BIG way

Shiny Pokemon odds just changed in a BIG way

A new report on the latest Pokemon game seems to confirm the early leak about the odds of new Shiny Pokemon encounters in the near future. According to the folks at Serebii, specifically the writer Jon Hatch, it's shown that "encountering the same Pokemon in a chain increases shiny chance!" This means the odds of a Shiny version of a Pokemon get better each time you encounter a Pokemon with the same name in an unbroken line of encounters. God help you if you encounter a Ditto*.

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Minecraft Dungeons release date and Xbox Game Pass details revealed

Minecraft Dungeons release date and Xbox Game Pass details revealed

Today at XO19, Microsoft and Mojang brought some new information about the dungeon crawler adventure by the name of Minecraft Dungeons. This game is like Diablo 4 in an alternate universe. Inside the Minecraft Universe, players will explore many different environments with a real boxy sort of base. This system will be available inside 2020.

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