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Gaming in 2020 – The Winners

Gaming in 2020 – The Winners

2020 was a bad year in a lot of regards, but thankfully, it wasn’t all bad in the gaming industry. We had a lot of really good games to see us through the pandemic, and while the games were really the only good thing to come out of the gaming industry in 2020, there were a lot of high points on the release schedule. We’ll get to the bad parts of the gaming industry in 2020 with a separate article, but for now, let’s recap the year in gaming by running down some of the solid titles we saw release in the past 12 months.

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Pokemon KIBO Pikachu – how to claim this cute monster

Pokemon KIBO Pikachu – how to claim this cute monster

Here at the tail end of the year 2020, Nintendo aimed to celebrate a KIBO stream from the International Space Station. In the mix on this particular event celebration was a new Pikachu delivered via Mystery Gift in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. If you have either one of these games, this unique, rare, limited edition - whatever you want to call it - Pikachu is yours to claim.

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Nintendo reveals best-selling Switch indie games for 2020

Nintendo reveals best-selling Switch indie games for 2020

2020 was a pretty good year for indie games all things considered, and now Nintendo is recapping the year's best-selling indie titles on the Nintendo Switch. There are a obviously a lot of fan favorites featured in Nintendo's recap - obviously, otherwise they wouldn't be the platform's best-selling indie games - but there's always a chance you could be introduced a new game by checking it out.

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Cool portable Nintendo N64 is about the size of a retro game cartridge

Cool portable Nintendo N64 is about the size of a retro game cartridge

Game consoles today play games that are either downloaded from the Internet or on discs. Gamers who've been around long enough to remember when consoles like the Nintendo N64 were the top-of-the-line gaming consoles will recall plugging cartridges into the console to play. A YouTuber going by the name GmanModz has created a customized portable N64 that puts controls, screen, and the game itself in a device about the same size as a game cartridge from the past.

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Pokemon GO codes: The real one, how to avoid the fakes

Pokemon GO codes: The real one, how to avoid the fakes

Today we're taking a quick look at how Pokemon GO has some legit promotional codes and a whole lot of fakes. One of the biggest games in the history of mobile games was sure to attract scammers over the years - but there IS one surefire way to avoid mishaps. If you're searching for codes for the game outside of the game, you COULD find them anywhere - but there's only two places where entering a code will give you any sort of in-game benefit.

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Pokemon GO code gives Ultra Balls, Revive, Pokemon Egg

Pokemon GO code gives Ultra Balls, Revive, Pokemon Egg

A code is active in Pokemon GO right this minute with in-game bonuses aplenty. This code gives users 30x Ultra Balls, 10x Max Revive, and a single Lucky Egg. This code was delivered to users as a thanks for all the AR Photo A Day challenge entries, straight from Niantic.

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Forgotten Game Boy keyboard revealed, with Phone function

Forgotten Game Boy keyboard revealed, with Phone function

Today a long-lost add-on for the original Nintendo Game Boy, "Workboy", was shown in full working order. It's a keyboard - the sort of keyboard that you wouldn't expect would make ANY sense to use with a Game Boy. The device was made by Fabtek, released back in the year 1992, and never... really made its way to the public at large.

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I regret buying the Switch Lite and you probably will, too

I regret buying the Switch Lite and you probably will, too

I'm a Nintendo Switch Lite owner and I have buyer's remorse. It's not that the Switch isn't a great console, because it absolutely is. In fact, the console is so much better than I'd anticipated that I can't ignore everything I'm missing out on. I love the Switch but I regret buying the Lite, and you probably will, too.

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This Super Mario 3D All-Stars ad makes us miss Super Mario Galaxy 2 even more

This Super Mario 3D All-Stars ad makes us miss Super Mario Galaxy 2 even more

With a number of Nintendo Switch consoles no doubt finding new owners this week, Nintendo is obviously tapping its big franchises in advertising campaigns. The company's biggest franchise - Super Mario - celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and as part of that anniversary celebration, Nintendo released Super Mario 3D All-Stars back in September. Today, the company published a new ad focusing solely on one of the games in Super Mario 3D All-Stars: Super Mario Galaxy.

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Nintendo Switch Year in Review could come as a pandemic shock

Nintendo Switch Year in Review could come as a pandemic shock

2020 is quickly drawing to a close, but before it does, Nintendo has launched its Switch Year in Review website that allows Switch owners to see a number of statistics about their year in gaming. Nintendo does this at the end of every year, showing Switch owners what their most-played games of the year were, along with how many hours they played throughout the year. There are even some special Mario-themed stats for 2020, as this is Mario's 35th anniversary.

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Pokemon GO New Years event revealed with new Shiny Pokemon

Pokemon GO New Years event revealed with new Shiny Pokemon

This morning Niantic revealed the official 2020 to 2021 Pokemon GO New Year's event. This event rolls with new avatar items, bonuses, and a wide variety of costumed Pokemon, both old and new. This event also includes events with themes according to different regions around the Pokemon world, starting with the Unova region!

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Nintendo Switch emulation on M1 Macs looks very promising

Nintendo Switch emulation on M1 Macs looks very promising

You might be getting tired of hearing about how powerful and capable the Apple Silicon M1 is so here's yet another proof of that. Granted, being able to run Windows apps is already concrete evidence, let alone running Windows 10 itself. Still, gaming console emulation has always been a rather tricky matter, especially considering how it's not officially and directly supported, which is why this first successful attempt at running a Nintendo Switch game on an M1 Mac, even if short-lived, is already a huge milestone in that direction.

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