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Pre-release Nintendo Switch was stolen, company reveals

Pre-release Nintendo Switch was stolen, company reveals

The new Nintendo Switch console won't be officially released until March 3rd, but earlier this week one lucky gamer managed to get a unit, sharing unboxing pics and a video of the UI in the process. Going by the username "hiphoptherobot" on the NeoGAF message boards, he said that he had purchased the game console from an "unnamed store." Nintendo has now come forward and stated that the device was stolen.

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How to get Special Items in Pokemon GO: Some Guidance

How to get Special Items in Pokemon GO: Some Guidance

This week we're tearing through the Pokemon GO Gen 2 update to see how everything works - today's subject: Special Items. What the game calls "Special Items" are also called Evolution Items, or Evolution Requirements by the game. There are several Pokemon which require one of these items to evolve into their next-level Pokemon. That, and a healthy dose of patience to capture many times over or carry along as a Buddy Pokemon for Pokemon Candy.

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Nintendo Switch will finally tie digital purchases to your Nintendo account

Nintendo Switch will finally tie digital purchases to your Nintendo account

Many of you have probably already seen the leaked Nintendo Switch unboxing video making the rounds today, and in the time since it was first uploaded, the internet at large has discovered an important piece of information. As it turns out, Nintendo is finally doing something to bring its online systems up to the same level as Xbox Live and PSN, at least it terms of offering an actual account system.

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Pokemon GO update live! Plus how Eevee evolves into Umbreon and Espeon

Pokemon GO update live! Plus how Eevee evolves into Umbreon and Espeon

This evening Pokemon GO Gen 2 was made live, bringing on a collection of 80+ new monsters to the game. This first big wave contains a whole lot of Pokemon originally released in the Pokemon Silver and Pokemon Gold games - though this isn't the first we've heard from the gen. The first we got were a bunch of babies - several Baby Pokemon hatched from Pokemon eggs that were pre-evolutions of Pokemon already in the game - save one. Now we've got a whole lot more!

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This is what the Nintendo Switch OS (supposedly) looks like

This is what the Nintendo Switch OS (supposedly) looks like

It won’t be another few weeks before the Nintendo Switch actually starts shipping out. At least for the lucky early birds who caught the pre-order worm. But at least one extremely lucky gamer already got the gaming console/handheld hybrid, making it feel like an extremely late Christmas. Shipping mistakes do happen, but so do hoaxes. But, for now, we can gawk at glimpses of the Nintendo Switch and its software, which was so graciously provided by the lucky new owner.

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Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List updated, Feb Week 3: the Takumi era

Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List updated, Feb Week 3: the Takumi era

This week in Fire Emblem Heroes with the release of a whole new collection of heroes, we've got some adjusting to do. Adjusting to the big Tier List, that is to say - deciding which characters belong on which rank level based on their skills and statistics. For the most part the rank list has remained largely the same. With the rise of overpowered characters like Takumi, however, it's become time to make some changes.

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See our Gen 2 Pokemon GO 1st-wave list and release date timing

See our Gen 2 Pokemon GO 1st-wave list and release date timing

Our analysis of the clues presented in the code for Pokemon GO's latest update are in, and it's time to see what's coming! Niantic suggested this week that they'd be releasing "more than 80" new Pokemon to the game soon - but there are 100 new Pokemon in the entirety of "Gen 2" - AKA Pokemon Silver and Gold. As such, we've combed through the clues and have spun up a list of Pokemon that'll most likely be released with the first wave.

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Watch Link get struck by lightning in new Breath of the Wild footage

Watch Link get struck by lightning in new Breath of the Wild footage

In almost exactly two weeks, the Nintendo Switch will arrive with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in tow. If you've been following Nintendo's marketing efforts thus far, then you'll know that there's a lot in this game to look forward to. Today, we're getting a fresh look at some new Breath of the Wild footage, and what's shown looks awfully painful for our old pal Link.

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Street Fighter on Nintendo Switch has ridiculous Hadouken mode

Street Fighter on Nintendo Switch has ridiculous Hadouken mode

The Nintendo Switch isn’t made just for Zelda or Mario. It’s also made for the button-mashing, adrenaline-pumping games like Ultra Street Fighter II. But while you might think that this particular mobile iteration of the iconic fighting game will all be about punches and kicks, you’d be half right. The game will apparently feature a first person mode that will let you perform moves, at least those that only involve hands, using the Joy-cons. And yes, that includes the world-famous Hadouken. Cue Wii-mote nightmares.

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Pokemon GO Gen 2 0.57 APK mine update: Johto, Shiny, New Items

Pokemon GO Gen 2 0.57 APK mine update: Johto, Shiny, New Items

This week we've seen one of the biggest updates to Pokemon GO since the first release of the game - Johto is here! This update from Niantic suggested that a line of new Pokemon will be in the game extremely soon - 80 new entries in the Pokedex, to be exact. Alongside the features already made live in the newest update, we've got a collection of finds from behind the scenes. The version 0.57.2 release of the Android APK for Pokemon GO - and our APK mine - is here.

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Pokemon GO update is live: download Gen 2 Android APK, iPhone app

Pokemon GO update is live: download Gen 2 Android APK, iPhone app

This morning Niantic updated the game Pokemon GO with Gen 2 Pokemon for both Android and iOS. This afternoon the game's updated files have been released for the masses. This is the most substantial update to the game since the game's original release, prompting a rush on the APK as well as the iOS version of the game in app stores.

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Fire Emblem Heroes update adds new heroes, extends launch promos

Fire Emblem Heroes update adds new heroes, extends launch promos

Fire Emblem Heroes is getting its first substantial update today. Some of the in-game launch events are rotating out to make room for four new incoming heroes. Those heroes are being accompanied by a new set of Paralogue battles, which will reward you with orbs that you can spend on a variety of things.

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