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Pokemon’s year of legendary giveaways begins today

Pokemon’s year of legendary giveaways begins today

As Game Freak prepares to shift Pokemon away from the 3DS and over to the Switch, Nintendo has launched a big promotion to keep Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon players satisfied throughout the year. Last month, the company revealed that it will be handing out free legendary Pokemon to owners of Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon on 3DS throughout most of 2018. That promotion kicks off today.

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Nintendo Switch eShop gets some indie gems today

Nintendo Switch eShop gets some indie gems today

It's Thursday, and by now Switch and 3DS owners should know what that means: a fresh batch of games is arriving on the eShop. Just the same as in recent weeks, the Switch is getting most of the attention this week, with a few indie gems hitting the eShop today. That doesn't necessarily mean that 3DS players are missing out entirely, and we even see the Wii U getting some love this week as well.

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Nintendo is making a Mario movie with the studio behind Minions

Nintendo is making a Mario movie with the studio behind Minions

It would appear that Nintendo's filmmaking aspriations don't simply begin and end with the incoming Detective Pikachu movie. The company has revealed that it will be making a Mario movie too. The studio it's partnering with is Illumination Films, the company behind the Despicable Me series and its wildly successful Minions spin-off.

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Pokemon GO trailer features the one and only Stephen Fry

Pokemon GO trailer features the one and only Stephen Fry

Today, the folks over at Niantic have presented us with a new trailer for Pokemon GO. This isn't any old trailer, though, as it takes the shape of a nature documentary in the vein of Planet Earth or Blue Planet. Niantic's marketing department even managed to snag a wise-sounding British guy to do the voice over for the trailer.

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Mario Kart Tour mobile game, Mario movie confirmed

Mario Kart Tour mobile game, Mario movie confirmed

Nintendo may have closed the doors on its first mobile game but it is opening a very big one in its stead. The gaming giant has just announced the title of its next smartphone game and its, for the second time, banking on the Italian plumber to carry the company forward. This time, though, he'll be doing it on wheels. Yes, Mario Kart is coming, in some form, to mobile. But that isn't the only Mario news Nintendo has for fans.

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Nintendo Switch Online launch date finally confirmed

Nintendo Switch Online launch date finally confirmed

The Nintendo Switch has been enjoying unprecedented, at least for Nintendo, success, both in sales numbers and in reviews, pulling the Japanese gaming giant out if its prophesied demise. But while the multi-form handheld gaming console has been nearly perfect for many, it is actually still missing one very important part. The Switch Online Service is still nowhere to be seen but now Nintendo of America is confirming that it is finally coming later this year.

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Nintendo Switch has already outsold the Wii U

Nintendo Switch has already outsold the Wii U

When the Nintendo Switch first arrived, it felt like a breath of fresh air for a company that had lost its way after the immense success of the Wii. Players were optimistic that Nintendo was heading in the right direction, but still a little bit apprehensive after the failure that was the Wii U. Then, as the Switch started to become more and more popular, that mentality shifted to one of excitement, as it began to look like Nintendo had something special on its hands.

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If Pokemon GO is down, the government did it

If Pokemon GO is down, the government did it

By the time you read this article, the United States Air Force may well be testing their newest protocols involving GPS. As such, it's entirely possible that Pokemon GO doesn't work - or you're told you can't access GPS, and cannot play as a result. What happens when a game that depends entirely on GPS loses that one crucial component?

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Nintendo Switch and 3DS are getting these big eShop games

Nintendo Switch and 3DS are getting these big eShop games

It's Thursday, so that means it's time for the next batch of Switch and 3DS games on the Nintendo eShop. Last week saw a bunch of games launch for the Switch, with the indie darling Darkest Dungeon soaking up much of the attention for itself. This week, however, is arguably just as big, and that's true for both Switch and 3DS owners.

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Miitomo shutdown will go out with a bang, Nintendo promises

Miitomo shutdown will go out with a bang, Nintendo promises

In case you haven't heard the news, Nintendo has marked Miitomo for death. The company announced last night that it will shut down Miitomo, the first app Nintendo ever released, in May of this year, giving users just a few more months before the app is gone for good. While that's sad news, those who plan to stick around to the end will be able to look forward to one last hurrah for the app.

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Nintendo Miitomo smartphone app shutting down soon

Nintendo Miitomo smartphone app shutting down soon

It has barely been over two years since Nintendo formally jumped into the mobile gaming market, not with a game but with what is practically a social chat app. Miitomo was, in a way, Tomodachi Life for smartphones, revolving around Nintendo’s iconic stylized avatars. And yet, the app/game that Nintendo hyped so hard to explain and defend is coming to an end. Nintendo has announced that it shutting down the service in just a few months, but offered no explanation as to why.

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Nintendo Switch is about to get a games explosion

Nintendo Switch is about to get a games explosion

It's that time of year again, with the Game Developers Conference sharing its State of the Industry survey for 2018. This survey examines the games industry from many different angles, but this year, there was a fair amount of focus on the Switch. According to this survey, it seems a decent percentage of developers are looking at the Switch as a viable platform for their games.

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