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Pokemon GO Raid news: Mewtwo time, EX pass live!

Pokemon GO Raid news: Mewtwo time, EX pass live!

Mewtwo's coming is imminent in Pokemon GO as EX Raid passes (Exclusive Raid Passes) were first passed out today. One of the very first people to attain an EX Raid Pass was the user known as Broseph23. The Raid Pass suggested that the first EX Raid in his area would take place on September 7th, starting at 4PM and lasting until 6PM.

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Mario has officially left the plumbing life behind

Mario has officially left the plumbing life behind

Mario, as many of you already know, is a man of many hats. Not only is he an adventurer who has covered every corner of the Mushroom Kingdom by now, but he's also quite the sports star and go kart racer. One of his oldest roles, however, is that of every day plumber - an occupation he has held since Nintendo first started crafting the Mario mythos. Until today, that is.

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Six months with Nintendo Switch

Six months with Nintendo Switch

As of yesterday, the Nintendo Switch has been available at retail for six months. In that time, it’s become clear that the Switch is a smashing success, at least at launch. Though we won’t be able to say if it will take a place among the console greats for quite some time, it certainly is off to an excellent start. This is evidenced by the fact that even six months out from release, Nintendo is having a tough time keeping it in stock across the country. That doesn’t bode well for the holiday shopping season, but it’s at least a good problem to have for Nintendo.

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Raikou Pokemon GO raid guide ready for LegenDog Weekend!

Raikou Pokemon GO raid guide ready for LegenDog Weekend!

The best Pokemon to beat Raikou in Pokemon GO are here in list form - an aggregate of multiple lists from the top minds in Pokemon GO analysis. This is the first LegenDog Weekend of the next three months! This first month was announced to stick with Raikou here in the United States, so don't worry if you're stuck camping with your family over the next three days. You've got three WEEKS to catch this lightning doggy.

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Pokemon GO update: how to beat Raikou in the USA

Pokemon GO update: how to beat Raikou in the USA

This morning the folks at Niantic released an update server-side for the first new Legendary Dog Pokemon. This is Raikou, one of three new Legendary Raid Bosses that'll be coming to the three major regions of the world: the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe/Africa. Each of the three Legendary Dogs will come to these three regions one at a time.

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Pokemon GO down just as new Legendary raids appear!

Pokemon GO down just as new Legendary raids appear!

At news of a new battle system this morning, Pokemon GO was left in the lurch, knocking thousands of players offline at once. This problem began at around 8:30 AM Eastern Time and does not yet seem to be subsiding as this article goes life. This isn't the first time this has happened, but it's the first time in a LONG time that it's happened - these sort of problems seem to have largely been put in the past as Pokemon GO's userbase evens out to levels Niantic can handle.

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Nintendo Switch owners are getting this next big indie game first

Nintendo Switch owners are getting this next big indie game first

Nintendo hosted a new Nindies showcase today, and like the last one we received back in February, this one focused entirely on upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch. Though much of the focus for the rest of the year will be on first-party Nintendo games like Super Mario Odyssey and Fire Emblem Warriors, there seem to be a lot of great indie titles coming to the Switch as well, with Nintendo running down a rather long list today.

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Pokemon, Fire Emblem Warriors bundles announced for US

Pokemon, Fire Emblem Warriors bundles announced for US

Pokemon and Fire Emblem fans might want to have a look at a pair of new bundles Nintendo revealed today. For the upcoming releases of Pokemon UltraSun/UltraMoon and Fire Emblem Warriors, Nintendo will have some limited edition releases that die-hard fans can purchase. As always, these releases will feature some extras for those who want to take home more than just the game.

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Pokemon GO update: Mewtwo Countdown ending in 5, 4, 3…

Pokemon GO update: Mewtwo Countdown ending in 5, 4, 3…

The Mewtwo countdown continues in Pokemon GO - just days are left before Niantic's plan to release Mewtwo is executed! It's high time, too, as Pokemon GO's best Pokemon is in player hands only in Japan as of this month. Once the shock of the initial Pokemon GO Gym event wore off, it was all fingernails in kneecaps until Mewtwo was released into the wild!

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Miiverse shutdown announced for Wii U and 3DS

Miiverse shutdown announced for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo revealed today that Miiverse - a social network of sorts for Wii U and 3DS - will be shutting down soon. Given Nintendo's eagerness to stop producing the Wii U once the launch of the Switch was imminent, we probably should have seen this coming next. The disappointing part for many players will be the fact that the Switch doesn't really have a Miiverse of its own, and may not ever have one.

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Nintendo Switch production ramping up for holiday season

Nintendo Switch production ramping up for holiday season

Though the Nintendo Switch's stock woes have eased in some places around the world, it can still be difficult to find a console in some areas. These continued stock problems are something of a worry heading into autumn - though game sales tend to slump over the summer, they're about to kick into full gear, and the Switch is certain to be a hot holiday item. Will Nintendo be able to make enough?

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SNES Classic pre-orders are skipping Toys R Us

SNES Classic pre-orders are skipping Toys R Us

Earlier in the week, the first round of SNES Classic Edition pre-orders went up and sold out in the blink of an eye. Pre-orders from many different companies were available, including Walmart, GameStop, Target, ThinkGeek, and Amazon. One company notably absent from that list is Toys R Us, even though we know the toy store chain will be selling the SNES Classic Edition when it launches next month.

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