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Nintendo Switch is okay with you playing in the bathroom

Nintendo Switch is okay with you playing in the bathroom

Nintendo's German arm has produced a second Switch commercial, barely a week after showing us the first. While the first Switch commercial centered around The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this new one features Mario Kart 8 Deluxe heavily. More specifically, it shows off all the different locations you'll be able to play Mario Kart 8, and one of them features a toilet.

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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller released for sale [UPDATE: Sold Out]

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller released for sale [UPDATE: Sold Out]

If you're not much of a fan of the Nintendo Switch's new Joy Con controllers, then the Pro Controller may be more your speed. The Switch Pro Controller went up for sale today at Amazon, lagging behind other Switch hardware, which became available for pre-order a couple of weeks back. If this is like any other kind of Switch product, though, don't expect the Pro Controller to be around for long.

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Pokemon Bank finally adds support for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Bank finally adds support for Pokemon Sun and Moon

At long last, Pokemon Bank has been updated to add compatibility with Pokemon Sun and Moon. This compatibility has been a long time coming, and now veteran Pokemon masters will be able to transfer their Pokemon to Sun and Moon from previous games. Even more exciting is the fact that this update allows you to transfer Pokemon from the eShop releases of Red, Blue, and Yellow, marking the first time that we've been able to move Pokemon from first generation titles into current games.

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Pokemon GO’s “Poke Bank” update revealed for transfer plus trading

Pokemon GO’s “Poke Bank” update revealed for transfer plus trading

Pokemon GO has been spotted in the code for the newest Pokemon Bank app update for the Nintendo 3DS. This is the Pokemon Sun and Moon connection to Pokemon GO we've been waiting for. In this update for the app - one double the size of the Pokemon Bank currently out in the public - major transfer action will be enabled. Of the many games that will be allowed to transfer Pokemon into the Pokemon Bank for cross-app usage, the mobile game Pokemon GO will be enabled.

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Nintendo Switch touch screen seen in action for the first time

Nintendo Switch touch screen seen in action for the first time

Nintendo has been pretty coy about details of its Switch “convertible” console. It wasn’t until recently that it even officially revealed, though not exactly announced with gusto, that the tablet-like device is, indeed, a tablet with a touch screen. Nintendo seems to downplay that part of the Switch in order to focus on its Joy-con controllers, but that’s not going to stop anyone from wondering about it. Fortunately, some from Skylanders, accidentally or otherwise, gave the world its first glimpse at that oh so smooth touch interaction.

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NES Classic Edition returns to GameStop this week

NES Classic Edition returns to GameStop this week

We haven't heard too much from the NES Classic Edition since around Christmas time, but it seems that Nintendo is still working to produce more. GameStop announced today that it will have the NES Classic Edition in stock this week at its US stores. They're available beginning today, but it sounds like you'll still need luck on your side if you want to sang one.

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Pokemon Duel download: official app aims to capitalize on GO!

Pokemon Duel download: official app aims to capitalize on GO!

Gamers enraptured by Pokemon GO but saddened by the lack of Bidoof have been targeted by the official Pokemon company with a new app. This app is a game by the name of Pokemon Duel, and it's been made for the masses. While a version of this game has been available in Japan for a period of time, the release of Pokemon Duel in the United States and around the world in English has just been made today for the first time.

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Nintendo’s Pikachu New 3DS XL is quite cute, very yellow

Nintendo’s Pikachu New 3DS XL is quite cute, very yellow

Despite the fact that the Switch is on the horizon, Nintendo says it's committed to supporting the 3DS. We've had some evidence for that continued support through new game reveals, but if that hasn't been enough to ease your worries about the death of the 3DS, then maybe Nintendo's special edition Pikachu New 3DS XL will be.

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Pokemon GO update: Gen 2 event plus celebration incoming

Pokemon GO update: Gen 2 event plus celebration incoming

The next Pokemon GO event may be upon us - considerations for both Chinese New Year and South Korea's first release of the game. One report suggests that January 24th (tomorrow) will reveal the first (re)release of Pokemon GO in South Korea. This would be the ideal time and place for an announcement of the next Pokemon GO event, one made to celebrate the Lunar New Year in China - and the rest of the world.

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Pokemon GO’s most helpful app give you one key Plus feature

Pokemon GO’s most helpful app give you one key Plus feature

The best way to get ahead in Pokemon GO - with evolutions, egg walking, getting all sorts of candy, and the like - isn't in the app itself. It's in an app called "Proximity Service" - and app for Android users that, despite the name, is not made by official Google developers. The name lends itself to the functionality it offers. This app turns a smartphone's display off when its proximity sensor is blocked.

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This is Nintendo’s last Wii U game

This is Nintendo’s last Wii U game

If the writing wasn't already on the wall, it is now: Nintendo has revealed what its final game for the Wii U will be. Given Nintendo's own announcement that it will be ending Wii U production in Japan, the fact that it won't support the console with much more first-party software isn't really a shocker. Still, it's further indication that the end is closing in for the Wii U.

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Here’s what the Nintendo Switch can’t do, or so says Nintendo

Here’s what the Nintendo Switch can’t do, or so says Nintendo

For some gamers, the Nintendo Switch is a dream come true, allowing them to take console-quality games on the road, in the living room, or whenever and wherever the urge strikes. It also has some fancy controllers to boot! But it’s not going to be everything for everybody, especially not for Nintendo. For its creator, the Switch is designed to deliver the best gaming experience, nothing more, nothing less. So, at least for now, video streaming is out!

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