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Nintendo’s surprise Mario Maker 2 Direct makes E3 2019 exciting

Nintendo’s surprise Mario Maker 2 Direct makes E3 2019 exciting

Nintendo announced today that it will host a special Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Mario Maker 2 ahead of E3. Super Mario Maker 2 is Nintendo's big summer game for the Switch, and though it's out on June 28th, Nintendo has been pretty quiet about what we should expect in terms of new (or improved) features and capabilities. It seems that whatever lingering questions fans have about Super Mario Maker 2 will be answered tomorrow when this Direct premieres.

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Tetris 99 DLC lets you play offline (for a price)

Tetris 99 DLC lets you play offline (for a price)

Tetris 99 has proven to be a very popular game with Switch owners, but thus far, it's only been available to Switch Online subscribers. That's all changing today with the release of Tetris 99's Big Block DLC, which adds two new modes that can both be played offline. That means you'll be able to play Tetris 99 in some form without having to pony up for a Switch Online subscription.

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Nintendo E3 2019 Direct dated with Mario Maker 2 expected to star

Nintendo E3 2019 Direct dated with Mario Maker 2 expected to star

Nintendo has detailed its E3 2019 schedule, and it looks an awful lot like how Nintendo did things last year. There will be Splatoon and Super Smash Bros tournaments again, along with a three-day long Treehouse Live event that will take a deep dive into the games that were revealed during the company's E3 Direct. Details about that special Nintendo Direct are definitely the most exciting part about this schedule reveal, as we now know when that Direct will go down.

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Nintendo Switch Online gets three new NES games next week

Nintendo Switch Online gets three new NES games next week

Today, Nintendo revealed the next batch of NES games heading to Switch Online. We're getting three this month, while some recent months have only added two. Once these three games join the service, Nintendo says there will be more than 40 NES games available to play with a Switch Online subscription.

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Nintendo Switch made to run Halo via XQEMU emulator on Linux

Nintendo Switch made to run Halo via XQEMU emulator on Linux

Nintendo dislikes emulators. Except for the ones it uses and ships itself, that is. It also dislikes people hacking into its consoles to make them do things the gaming giant could have never imagined nor permitted. Those two don'ts, however, have collided on the Nintendo Switch, as hacker and modder Voxel9 demonstrated the handheld gaming console running an Xbox game played with a PlayStation controller via an emulator running on the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Let that sink in for a while.

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Yoshi’s Crafted World review: A charming (but easy) adventure

Yoshi’s Crafted World review: A charming (but easy) adventure

Even though Yoshi is one of the best things about the Mario franchise, our green dinosaur friend is often times relegated to the role of sidekick. Every once in a while, though, Yoshi gets to star in a game of his (its?) own, starting with Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island way back in the days of the SNES. Since then, a variety of games starring Yoshi have been launched for various Nintendo platforms, most recently with Yoshi's Crafted World on the Nintendo Switch.

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Razer Hammerhead Duo earbuds have one Nintendo Switch-specific detail

Razer Hammerhead Duo earbuds have one Nintendo Switch-specific detail

The tiniest detail in the Razer Hammerhead Duo headset (earbuds) has an eye for the Nintendo Switch. To be clear, there'll be two versions of the Razer Hammerhead Duo, one for Switch, the other ready to roll with every other device under the sun. One is called "Razer Hammerhead Duo", the other is called "Razer Hammerhead Duo - Compatible with the Nintendo Switch". Sadly this version will not be in the eye-searing blues and reds of the Nintendo Switch console controllers.

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First Stardew Valley version 1.4 details surface

First Stardew Valley version 1.4 details surface

Despite the fact that we're now more than three years out from release, Stardew Valley is still going strong. Earlier this year, the game finally made its way to Android, meaning that it's now available on every modern platform out there. Last year, starting with PC and then Nintendo Switch, Stardew Valley developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone started releasing the game's version 1.3 update, which among other things added multiplayer functionality.

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Labo VR modes for Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey now live

Labo VR modes for Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey now live

If you're one of the folks who picked up Nintendo Labo's new VR kit, then you can play both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey in VR beginning today. Nintendo has pushed updates to both games that enable Labo support, allowing you to pop your Switch into your headset and play both games with a fresh perspective.

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New Nintendo Switch isn’t coming soon, China launch still far off

New Nintendo Switch isn’t coming soon, China launch still far off

Nintendo has been enjoying a fairly positive outlook in no small part thanks to the Nintendo Switch and a few successful mobile games. That was made its rather conservative earnings guidance surprising for analysts. Almost everyone was expecting it to confirm a new and cheaper Switch as well as a launch in China, neither of which is coming any time soon. Unsurprisingly, this has left analysts and shareholders wondering if something else is afoot.

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Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Switch exclusive finally has a date

Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Switch exclusive finally has a date

If you've ever dreamed of making your own Super Mario levels, legally of course, and taking it with you wherever you go, you didn't really have much choice. Super Mario Maker's only portable incarnation so far is on the Nintendo 3DS. That, however, changes in two months as Nintendo has finally announced the exact date that Super Mario Maker 2 will launch for the Nintendo Switch and only for the Nintendo Switch.

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NVIDIA SHIELD mobile console Mystique: How real today?

NVIDIA SHIELD mobile console Mystique: How real today?

There's a new NVIDIA gaming device in development, and it might be pretty awesome. Code found in official NVIDIA SHIELD Experience software showed a few clues that lead us to believe NVIDIA's making something special. Like a hybrid of all the NVIDIA SHIELD devices of past years, in comes Mystique. Like her namesake, Mystique has the ability to change forms.

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