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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review: The return of the king

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review: The return of the king

That I’m sitting here in 2017 and writing a review of Mario Kart 8 definitely seems strange. I have played this game before - a lot - and now I’m revisiting the same game under very different circumstances. Nintendo, recognizing that the original release of Mario Kart 8 likely missed a lot folks because it was released on the Wii U (a console not many people had), has re-released the game on the Nintendo Switch as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, packing in some extra racers, modes, and all the DLC that was released for the original game. Do the extras make Mario Kart 8 Deluxe worth a second purchase?

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Pokemon GO grass event start time and Shiny Eevee

Pokemon GO grass event start time and Shiny Eevee

The next Pokemon GO in-game event has been detailed - just in time for what'll be one of the first t-shirt-weather weekends of the year for many players up north. Just as predicted by sources such as *cough* SlashGear *cough* earlier today, it's just the right time for another Pokemon GO event. Now that we've seen a behind-the-scenes update, it's time for the big show - grass style.

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Promo Code Pokemon GO Update 2 imminent: the obvious clues

Promo Code Pokemon GO Update 2 imminent: the obvious clues

The next phase in Pokemon GO is coming very soon, as evidenced by several updates from Niantic, both in public and behind the scenes. As Niantic has suggested, three big updates to Pokemon GO will be initiated before the end of the year. One of these events has a lot to do with Promo Code releases. As the Promo Code section in the game APK download has been added, it won't be long before the first part of the Pokemon GO event series is initiated.

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia season pass costs a ton of money

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia season pass costs a ton of money

Thus far, Nintendo hasn't really gone all-out in offering DLC. That's all about to change with the release of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, as Nintendo has announced a rather pricey DLC season pass for the game. The season pass will give players five DLC packs in all, but get ready to shell out for it, because boy is it expensive.

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Here’s why Nintendo Switch is only getting better from here

Here’s why Nintendo Switch is only getting better from here

Nintendo has set some pretty lofty goals for the Switch, but this latest one is definitely a bit of a doozy. In a question and answer session regarding the company's recently released financial report, Nintendo's president Tatsumi Kimishima said that he thinks the Switch could become as popular as the Wii. Those are some mighty big shoes to fill, as the Wii is one of the best-selling Nintendo consoles ever.

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Pokemon GO Promo Codes with Item Unlocks Updated

Pokemon GO Promo Codes with Item Unlocks Updated

Live as of this morning, Pokemon GO Promo Codes are being entered into the game en masse for item redemptions. As of the publishing of this article, the folks at Niantic suggest that Promo Codes will be used to "unlock items with exclusive Pokemon GO promotions." This means that we'll be posting all the codes available just as soon as they're made available - assuming Niantic doesn't tie each individual code to the user.

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Pokemon GO Promo Codes update released [UPDATE]

Pokemon GO Promo Codes update released [UPDATE]

Overnight an update to Pokemon GO seems to have delivered a long-rumored element in the game made for special events and in-store oddities: Promo Codes. The Promo Code element in the game released overnight can be found in the Pokemon GO Store. Once the Store is opened, scrolling all the way to the bottom will bring up this Promos graphic. At this moment there does not seem to be a SUBMIT button, but we're expecting that it COULD be launching soon - or this could just be a test.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch busts sales records

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch busts sales records

This afternoon Nintendo let it be known that their game Mario Kart 8 had broken sales records for the series, coming up first in several categories. This game broke the previous record for first-day sales in the history of the franchise, previously held by Mario Kart Wii for the original Nintendo Wii. Mario Kart Wii sold 433,900 units on launch day in 2008, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch sold a cool 459,000 units on its own first day of sales.

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Your Switch may have cost Nintendo a lot of money

Your Switch may have cost Nintendo a lot of money

By now, we have a pretty clear picture of how popular the Nintendo Switch was at launch, but today, we're getting a better idea of the lengths Nintendo had to go to in order to keep up with demand. As it turns out, Nintendo had to transport some launch consoles by air to regions like the US and Europe to keep store shelves stocked. Even then, consoles still sold out quickly, so imagine how bad the stock situation would have been if Nintendo had only relied on its traditional shipping methods.

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Pokemon GO update event taps McDonalds and rural upgrade

Pokemon GO update event taps McDonalds and rural upgrade

The newest update to Pokemon GO brings on lured McDonalds with "dancing pedals" as well as an upgrade for Rural users hunting monsters. This set of updates requires no Pokemon GO file update - unless of course the player hasn't updated for the past several weeks. This update is mainly server-side, which means that it's Niantic's switch the flip, rather than that of the individual user.

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Nintendo Switch still selling like crazy, says GameStop

Nintendo Switch still selling like crazy, says GameStop

Nintendo Switch stock shortages have been well documented since launch, but those have to be coming to an end, right? While new stock isn't selling out immediately like it was at launch, it's still going quickly. GameStop doesn't see this changing any time soon, so get ready to pounce on new stock when you see it if you're still looking for a Switch.

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Makeshift Nintendo Switch VR shows why it shouldn’t be done

Makeshift Nintendo Switch VR shows why it shouldn’t be done

It may seem like Nintendo will be playing catch up with the VR gaming trend in the near future but, truth be told, it already tried to dabble in that technology decades ago. Unfortunately, it was far too ahead of its time back then and the disastrous fate of the Virtual Boy may have caused Nintendo to take a cautious approach this year. With the launch of the Switch, there have been speculation and ideas on how to pull off a virtual experience using the portable console. But as YouTuber Nintendrew's "Switch VR" demo shows, it's a good thing Nintendo didn't.

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