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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon make me excited for what’s next

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon make me excited for what’s next

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have been here for almost a week now, and while they’re mostly what we expected, the represent big things for the Pokemon franchise. Not long before both games launched, Game Freak revealed that Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will most likely be the final Pokemon games made for Nintendo’s 3DS line of handhelds. Presumably, that means the next mainline Pokemon game will be made for the Switch.

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Pokemon GO Event Update today!

Pokemon GO Event Update today!

Today Niantic released a Pokemon GO update in app form - that means a new iPhone app and a new APK for Android. Those that wish to download for the newest iPhone - iPhone X - will get a special treat. That treat is an actual, working version of Pokemon GO for their very strangely-shaped phone display, hooray!

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Best Buy Black Friday deals mark down games, TVs, and smart speakers

Best Buy Black Friday deals mark down games, TVs, and smart speakers

We're quickly closing in on Black Friday, and as such, a lot of retailers are getting their planned deals out in the open. It seems that Best Buy will have some of the most extensive deals out there, today releasing a 50-page Black Friday preview ad. Within those pages are deals on pretty much any gadget you can imagine, whether you're looking for a video game, a TV, or a refrigerator.

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Splatoon 2’s massive holiday update adds new maps, gear, and modes

Splatoon 2’s massive holiday update adds new maps, gear, and modes

Perhaps anticipating a rush of new Splatoon 2 players thanks to the holiday season, Nintendo has announced a massive new update for the game. New content will be rolled out in two phases, with the first phase coming later this week. That first update will be followed by a second one in mid-December, giving Splatoon 2 players plenty of new content over the next couple of months.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has a surprise for iOS and Android

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has a surprise for iOS and Android

Well, this is a pleasant little surprise: just a day after announcing the release date for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Nintendo has launched the game early. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is now live on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, launching a day earlier than its originally announced release date of November 22. This is true at least for the US, though this roll out is likely happening across multiple regions.

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Pokemon Bank update out for UltraSun and UltraMoon

Pokemon Bank update out for UltraSun and UltraMoon

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon have only been available for a few days, but Nintendo has nonetheless been quick to make Pokemon Bank compatible with those two new games. Today Nintendo and GameFreak pushed an update to Pokemon Bank that will make it play nice with UltraSun and UltraMoon, meaning you can transfer any Pokemon you had in storage over to your new titles.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches globally this week

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches globally this week

Just in time for the Thanksgiving, which usually means a lot of time to kill, Nintendo will be fully opening the Animal Crossing floodgates this week. It’s third major mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Edition will probably be even more of niche title compared to Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes, which could make it a huge gamble for the gaming giant. At the same time, Animal Crossing: Pocket Edition could be the perfect title to introduce a younger generation of would be gamers to Nintendo’s name.

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Skyrim on Nintendo Switch supports video capture feature

Skyrim on Nintendo Switch supports video capture feature

As a console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch is definitely lacking in terms of hardware power when compared to the PS4 and Xbox One. However, that didn't stop Nintendo from giving the system the ability to record gameplay footage with a software update that was released last month. Unfortunately it seems support for the feature is on a game-by-game basis, as only Nintendo's first-party titles have taken advantage of it.

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Nintendo Switch just blew Sony and Microsoft out of the water (again)

Nintendo Switch just blew Sony and Microsoft out of the water (again)

It's no secret that the Nintendo Switch has been selling well since launch. It's a new console with a solid first party library and it can be purchased at a decent price - of course it's selling well. Today we're getting a better idea of just how well it's performing thanks to the folks at NPD Group, who are gearing up to deliver their games industry report for the month of October.

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SNES Classic at Walmart: Today is your last chance

SNES Classic at Walmart: Today is your last chance

Just a heads up if you're still trying to track down an SNES Classic Edition: today will be your last chance to grab one for Walmart for at least the foreseeable future. Earlier in the week, Walmart announced that it would have limited quantities of the SNES Classic Edition in stock for three days in a row. Today is the last day, so if you've tried to get one but have come up short over the past couple of days, you've got one last chance.

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Nintendo Switch homebrew has a major Mario drawback

Nintendo Switch homebrew has a major Mario drawback

It isn't a rare thing to see homebrew communities pop up around Nintendo consoles. We've seen it happen with the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, and now that the Switch is on the scene, the homebrew community has been hard at work figuring out exploits for it. A team called "reswitched" has created an exploit tool named Pegaswitch, and as of last week, that tool supports usermode code execution.

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Mario Bros movie tipped as major Hollywood deal nears approval

Mario Bros movie tipped as major Hollywood deal nears approval

Nintendo's most popular video game franchise is about to hit the big screen in a big way, according to sources, marking the return of Mario to the world of feature films. A movie based on Mario Bros is nearing finalization, according to the sources, in what is said to be a major Hollywood deal with Universal's Illumination Entertainment.

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