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Super Mario Odyssey won’t have game over screens

Super Mario Odyssey won’t have game over screens

With each new Super Mario game, Nintendo seems to focused on doing things differently than other games in the series. Super Mario Odyssey has its share of new features and mechanics, but one change that Nintendo is making breaks with a long-running aspect of the Super Mario series. Super Mario Odyssey will be dropping the game over screen, which has been present in every mainline Super Mario game for the past 30 years.

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Pokemon GO Anniversary Event news: download now! [APK]

Pokemon GO Anniversary Event news: download now! [APK]

The next Pokemon GO Update was announced today by Niantic in the form of an Anniversary Event. This is the 1-year anniversary of Pokemon GO, a game which was formally released on the 5th of July, 2017 - but whose event will begin just a bit later. This event will feature a brand new version of Pikachu which will be available for a limited time in the wild.

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Mario, Zelda are NOT the Nintendo Switch’s top sellers in Japan

Mario, Zelda are NOT the Nintendo Switch’s top sellers in Japan

In the very first days of the Nintendo Switch, nay even before it launched, some remarked, only half-jokingly, that the console is really just a dedicated gaming device for Zelda, Breath of the Wild. Three months later, however, the numbers show otherwise. Nintendo Japan has just released its list of best-selling games for its latest console and while two of its biggest franchises, Zelda and Mario, do make it to the top 5, they are far from being the most sought out games on the Nintendo Switch.

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Pokemon GO is fun again, for real this time

Pokemon GO is fun again, for real this time

Over the past couple of weeks I've begun playing Pokemon GO again after not playing for a few months. I've kept the app - mostly because I write about Pokemon GO pretty often here on SlashGear - but I'd quit playing for the most part for the past few months. Now that the latest update to Pokemon GO has changed the way the Pokemon Gym is run, the game is entirely entertaining once more. Tell your kids, tell your wife, tell your husband, because it's fun up in here again.

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New Pokemon GO Update with Anniversary Event! [APK download]

New Pokemon GO Update with Anniversary Event! [APK download]

This morning Niantic released the next app update for the game Pokemon GO, and with it, their 1-year anniversary code! This version of the app does not include anything that'll be seen in the game for the anniversary yet - or so we're to understand - but it does have some sneak peeks. The Pokemon that'll be coming - special and rare for the 1st birthday of Pokemon go - SHINY PIKACHU - this might be the code we needed to make it go live!

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SNES Classic Edition games list (and what’s missing)

SNES Classic Edition games list (and what’s missing)

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced the SNES Classic Edition to a lot of excitement and some apprehension. After the ridiculous success of the NES Classic Edition, we all knew that a follow up like this was coming. Now that it's here, we get a look at which games Nintendo considers worthy of the SNES Classic Edition, and while there are a lot of great games on the list, it could be so much better.

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SNES Classic Edition pre-orders: Why to skip the scalpers

SNES Classic Edition pre-orders: Why to skip the scalpers

Given how insanely popular the NES Classic Edition was, it shouldn't be any surprise to see that people want to actually pre-order an SNES Classic Edition this time around. Nintendo hasn't made any official announcement on whether or not pre-orders will be offered - in fact, the retailers that will be carrying the mini console haven't even been revealed yet. Still, there are plenty of scalpers already cropping up, ready to take your money now in exchange for the promise of an SNES Classic Edition later.

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Exclusive: SHINY Pikachu coming to Pokemon GO

Exclusive: SHINY Pikachu coming to Pokemon GO

This morning we've been given a tip about the release of another rare Pokemon for Pokemon GO: Shiny Pikachu. This RARE Pikachu will be similar to event-centric Pikachu of the past - this time coming within the next week.* This lines up with two events, the first being the first birthday of the game itself, Pokemon GO having come to the public on July 5th, 2016.

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Pokemon GO Raid Distance and new Promo Codes [Try these!]

Pokemon GO Raid Distance and new Promo Codes [Try these!]

Rules that applied to Pokemon Gym Battles in Pokemon GO do not necessarily apply to RAID Battles. This is what players have discovered this week in a number of instances which indicate the direction Niantic is going in with Pokemon GO in the near future. Today we've also got a set of Promo Codes for users all around the world to try - but take a peek quick, they'll be gone in a matter of minutes!

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SNES Classic Edition: Why I won’t pre-order Nintendo’s sure-fire hit

SNES Classic Edition: Why I won’t pre-order Nintendo’s sure-fire hit

Today's biggest bit of gaming news was undoubtedly the announcement of the SNES Classic Edition. It's something we all knew was coming, something that a lot of people are going to want, and something that offers a decent helping of classic 16-bit games. It's also something that I don't think I'll be pre-ordering or purchasing, despite the fact that I was very excited about the NES Classic Edition.

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SNES Classic release date and sale details

SNES Classic release date and sale details

Following up on the immense success of the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo has announced the SNES Classic Edition. This announcement probably isn't going to shock too many people, considering that how many consumers were clamoring to get an NES Classic during its retail availability. With Nintendo now giving the same treatment to its 16-bit era console, we can already assume that the SNES Classic Edition will be just as successful as its predecessor.

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Pokemon GO Raids level and the next update

Pokemon GO Raids level and the next update

Raid Battles have begun in Pokemon GO and the whole in-game universe has begun to wonder when it'll be their turn to take a shot. As of this weekend, Niantic began rolling out the RAID Battle update to all players. This does not mean that every single player got the opportunity to participate in a Raid battle right off the bat. Some users had to wait until it was their turn - for their player level - to come up in the cards.

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