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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Direct announced

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Direct announced

Super Smash Bros Ultimate was a major part of Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation, but there's still plenty we don't know about the game. That might change later this week, as Nintendo has announced a new Direct that will be at least mostly focused on Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Whether or not that means we'll see Nintendo reveal some new fighters is anyone's guess, given the game's already ridiculously big roster.

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Nintendo Switch fake Pro Controllers are starting to appear

Nintendo Switch fake Pro Controllers are starting to appear

It’s an inevitable side effect of popularity and success that there will be some who will try to take advantage of eager gamers’ excitement, naiveté, and budget constraints. While there is no shortage of third-party controllers for the Nintendo Switch in the market, some are less legitimate than others. And others just try to counterfeit the real thing outright, like the new crop of “Wireless Pro Controllers” that are popping up on eBay that might fool even the keenest of eyes.

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Octopath Traveler hits 1 million shipments worldwide

Octopath Traveler hits 1 million shipments worldwide

Octopath Traveler is a game that had a lot of excitement backing it before its launch back in July. Fans of old-school JRPGs were quickly drawn to the game, which was co-developed by Square Enix, one of the masters of the genre. It turns out that there are a lot of people around the world who want that JRPG return-to-form, as the game just passed a major milestone in terms of sales.

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Nintendo Switch sales closing in on a massive (and impressive) milestone

Nintendo Switch sales closing in on a massive (and impressive) milestone

From pretty much day one, the Nintendo Switch has had an impressive retail run. It quickly became clear that the console wasn't going to flounder like the Wii U did, but once we were past the ever-crucial launch period for, the big question became whether or not Nintendo could keep the momentum up. In its latest round of financials, the company tells us that momentum is indeed still high, and indicates that the Switch is closing in on a very big milestone.

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GameCube controllers for Nintendo Switch are perfect for Super Smash Bros

GameCube controllers for Nintendo Switch are perfect for Super Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the first entry in the series for the Nintendo Switch, is arriving this December, and that means dedicated players are going to be looking for a more traditional controller to use with the fighting game. Fortunately, Performance Designed Products (PDP) has just announced a near-perfect replica of the GameCube controller coming to the Switch later this year, and it even features a few improvements that make it perfect for Super Smash Bros.

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Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions are now available to pre-order

Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions are now available to pre-order

After a lot of talk and a few delays, Nintendo Switch Online is set to launch this September. The paid service for the Switch is going to be required to play multiplayer games online, but it will also serve up at least a few extras for subscribers. Subscriptions have gone up for pre-order, so you can take care of your first year right now if you feel so inclined.

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Nintendo Switch Labo Vehicle Kit turns into a car, plane, sub

Nintendo Switch Labo Vehicle Kit turns into a car, plane, sub

One of the biggest hits that came from the Switch isn’t exactly a game. Sure, it’s playful but it’s also educational. The Nintendo Labo cardboard platform has opened up new worlds and new inventions, showing what can be done with simple materials and a pinch of creativity. Now Nintendo is expanding that world further with its third Toy-Con kit, the Vehicle Kit. With some simple cutouts and a Switch, you can have a racing truck, an old-school plane, and even a submarine.

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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Mini-games and tactical battles

Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Mini-games and tactical battles

It's Thursday, which means it's time to learn about the Nintendo eShop releases for the week ahead. This week, Nintendo's primary focus is on Go Vacation and Banner Saga 3 for the Switch. As always, though, there are plenty of indie games landing on the eShop, including one beloved action RPG that has made quite a name for itself over the past decade.

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Samsung X Nintendo gaming phone: In 2019 the time is right

Samsung X Nintendo gaming phone: In 2019 the time is right

How realistic is it that a Nintendo phone would be what Samsung is planning for their foldable Galaxy X? A few days of rumors suggest that there's a new Samsung Galaxy X on the way, that there might be a Galaxy F with foldable display, and that there's a gaming phone coming one way or another. The wires are crossed and the neurons are firing - let's talk about how possible it is that Samsung's working directly with Nintendo behind the scenes.

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Nintendo Switch Gamecube Smash Bros controllers coming from HORI

Nintendo Switch Gamecube Smash Bros controllers coming from HORI

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is shaping up to be the Nintendo Switch game of 2018, and one of the most exciting things about the game is that it will support GameCube controllers. Among many Super Smash Bros veterans, the GameCube controller is the preferred control method, due in part to the fact that Super Smash Bros Melee is the most popular game in the series for competitive play. The GameCube controller's popularity has been so enduring that Nintendo already revived it once for Super Smash Bros for Wii U, and it's now bringing that compatibility forward to the Switch as well.

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Octopath Traveler review: A solid throwback to the JRPG greats

Octopath Traveler review: A solid throwback to the JRPG greats

After more than a year of waiting, Octopath Traveler has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch, and boy are JRPG fans excited. One look at its aesthetic is all you need to begin drawing comparisons to the many excellent JRPGs from the 1990s, like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI, and Chrono Trigger. It’s safe to say that hype among the folks who love this genre was incredibly high in the lead up to release, but now that it’s here, does Octopath Traveler live up to the hype? Is it the 16-bit throwback we’ve all been waiting for?

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“Lucky” Pokemon GO might bring you back to the game

“Lucky” Pokemon GO might bring you back to the game

The next update to Pokemon GO was revealed to contain a new feature which favors those players who've played the longest. It probably wasn't meant to help with player retention - or to bring back elder players that've left the game long ago - but that might be just what happens when said update goes live. This update includes LUCKY Pokemon, or Pokemon who cost less to level up and grow powerful - but not every Pokemon is Lucky.

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