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Netflix still “exploring” Nintendo Switch app, but we might be waiting a while

Netflix still “exploring” Nintendo Switch app, but we might be waiting a while

The Nintendo Switch is becoming a great little platform, but it's still far from perfect. Switch owners have complained about a variety of things since launch, including the lack of a virtual console and the need for a smartphone app for in-game communication. One of the most common complaints, however, is that the Switch is missing streaming apps that have already found their way to every other platform imaginable.

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Switch has a “crucial” second year ahead of it, Nintendo says

Switch has a “crucial” second year ahead of it, Nintendo says

It has to feel pretty good to be a Nintendo executive right now. The Switch was one of the hottest devices of the year, and instant popularity among consumers has translated to sales that are outpacing the Wii, Nintendo's best-selling home console of all time. Though the Switch exceeded Nintendo's sales goals throughout the year, there's still work to be done if the company is going to turn the console into one with staying power.

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Nintendo Switch needs these 5 Wii U games next

Nintendo Switch needs these 5 Wii U games next

Throughout 2017, Nintendo bolstered its first-party offerings on the Switch with ports of Mario Kart 8 and Pokken Tournament, two games that originally appeared on the Wii U. The thought process behind this is pretty clear, as it allows Nintendo to keep up a steady string of releases for a new console without as much effort as developing new games from the ground up. It also gives the large number of us who missed out on the Wii U a chance to play these games, which is nice because Nintendo released some excellent titles for its ultimately doomed console.

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Pokemon GO Community Day Jan 2018: Special Surf Pikachu

Pokemon GO Community Day Jan 2018: Special Surf Pikachu

Niantic revealed Pokemon GO Community Day this week as a monthly event that'll take place at parks around the world. "Pokémon GO Community Day is an opportunity for Trainers around the world to meet up at their local parks to make new friends and experience what it means to be a part of this special community." Niantic announced that these events will feature a "special Pokemon" that'll only be available during that time, on that special day. The first special Community Day Pokemon is Pikachu with a unique move: SURF!

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Pikachu 2DS XL is perfect for budding Pokemon detectives

Pikachu 2DS XL is perfect for budding Pokemon detectives

It seems that making just one Pokemon announcement today wasn't enough for Nintendo. Hot on the heels of the news that Detective Pikachu will be coming to the US, Nintendo has also announced a special edition Pikachu-themed 2DS XL. This 2DS XL looks similar to other Pikachu handhelds we've seen in the past, with the electric mouse's familiar face on the front (or back, depending on your perspective) of the device.

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Detective Pikachu US release confirmed with a giant amiibo

Detective Pikachu US release confirmed with a giant amiibo

There's been a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, but today we're learning that those of us in the west will soon have a video game to go along with it. Nintendo revealed today that Detective Pikachu will soon make his way to the US in a new video game for the 3DS. When that game arrives, it'll be accompanied by an amiibo quite unlike any you've seen before.

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Pokemon GO: Mew code in game

Pokemon GO: Mew code in game

Since Pokemon GO launched with the first 250 monsters, trainers across the planet have anticipated the launch of Mew. The first official teaser for the game - after the April Fools Day joke - showed Mewtwo, so surely the game would also contain a Mew. Today we're having a peek at what it'll take for Niantic to release this super duper legendary Pokemon into the wild.

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Nintendo Switch: Watch today’s Direct Mini right here

Nintendo Switch: Watch today’s Direct Mini right here

Earlier this morning, Nintendo held a shorter-than-usual Direct Mini broadcast that announced a bunch of games for the Nintendo Switch. We've already covered some of the Direct's big reveals - such as incoming DLC for Super Mario Odyssey and the announcement of two more Wii U ports for the Switch - but there was so much more aside from those. When you think about it, it's pretty impressive that Nintendo managed to pack so many announcements into a mere 14 minute presentation.

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Nintendo Switch is getting two more Wii U ports

Nintendo Switch is getting two more Wii U ports

The Nintendo Switch had an excellent 2017, which was driven in part by Nintendo's focus on putting a bunch of first-party franchises on the console early. Part of the way Nintendo achieved this was by porting games from the Wii U over to the Switch, as it did with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Pokken Tournament DX. We learned today that Nintendo is going to continue this trend of porting old Wii U games over to the Switch, as it announced two more games today during its Direct Mini broadcast.

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Dark Souls for Nintendo Switch heading for release

Dark Souls for Nintendo Switch heading for release

One of the most surprising announcements to come out of today's Direct Mini features a game that most of us probably never expected to see on a Nintendo console. Nintendo revealed that Dark Souls: Remastered is on the way for the Switch, bringing the immensely popular series to Nintendo hardware for the first time. We're not sure why you'd want to subject yourself to Dark Souls' brutal gameplay a second time, but hey, now you can do it on the go.

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Super Mario Odyssey DLC next month brings a new character surprise

Super Mario Odyssey DLC next month brings a new character surprise

After days of dropping hints via Twitter, Nintendo finally delivered a new Direct Mini presentation this morning. The Direct Mini is in a different format than we're used to, as there's no human presenter and the whole presentation is wrapped up in about 15 minutes. Still, it packed in plenty of information about upcoming Switch games and new content for existing ones, revealing that Super Mario Odyssey will be getting new content next month.

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Ultra Game Boy from Hyperkin puts Nintendo on notice

Ultra Game Boy from Hyperkin puts Nintendo on notice

When you consider the success of the NES Classic and SNES Classic, it stands to reason that Nintendo would want to re-release all of its old consoles and handhelds under "Classic" branding. Rumors of a Game Boy Classic have been making the rounds for some time now, but if Nintendo is going to release such a product, it might want to hurry up, because Hyperkin might just beat it to the punch when it comes to tapping into Game Boy nostalgia.

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