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It’s time to buy a Nintendo Switch

It’s time to buy a Nintendo Switch

When a new console launches, there's always a period immediately afterward where many gamers sit on their money and wait for that console to become worth a buy. The time following launch can be a defining period for a console - if it achieves wide appeal, that attracts more developers to support the young platform and increases its value. If, on the other hand, it only manages a niche or small appeal, growth can flounder and scare developers away.

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Pokemon GO Reddit just revealed a big shiny treat

Pokemon GO Reddit just revealed a big shiny treat

In the future, the most rare form of Pokemon will be available outside the confines of individual events. The proof is in the pudding - aside from the anomalies we've witnessed over the past few weeks, today a screenshot from a Reddit user's Pokemon GO journal. In this journal entry, the user shows a Shuppet baby hatched from a Pokemon GO egg picked up post-Halloween event.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite Niantic rumor [UPDATE]

Harry Potter Wizards Unite Niantic rumor [UPDATE]

The folks at Niantic are apparently preparing a new Augmented Reality game for the public. This next game is said to ring in the new year with none other than global phenomenon Harry Potter - in a game that's not entirely unlike Ingress or Pokemon GO. Working with the basic data provided by Ingress and Pokemon GO - a dataset that continues to grow - users will be brought into the wizarding world of Harry Potter like never before - if this all turns out to be true, that is.

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Super Mario Odyssey Review: Mario’s greatest adventure yet

Super Mario Odyssey Review: Mario’s greatest adventure yet

It isn’t often that a game like Super Mario Odyssey comes along. I mean this both literally and figuratively. Even since Nintendo started the 3D Mario series with 1996’s Super Mario 64, we’ve received precisely three other entries: Super Mario Sunshine and both Super Mario Galaxies. Beyond that, though, to see a game as expertly crafted as Super Mario Odyssey is a rare sight.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 season pass announced and detailed

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 season pass announced and detailed

Earlier today, Nintendo hosted a new Direct broadcast in which is revealed a ton of new Xenoblade Chronicles 2 details. As expected, we received new details about the game's story, along with introductions to a lengthy roster of characters. On top of all of that, Nintendo revealed that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be getting a season pass that will support the game through most of 2018.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Direct: Watch it here

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Direct: Watch it here

We're just a few short minutes away from Nintendo's next Direct broadcast. As announced last week, this new Nintendo Direct will center around Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and that's almost certain to be the sole focus of the live stream. We've embedded the live stream in this post so you don't have to spend time finding it before Nintendo goes live.

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Nintendo needs to make Pokemon Animoji for iPhone X like, yesterday

Nintendo needs to make Pokemon Animoji for iPhone X like, yesterday

I've seen the Animoji in Apple's iPhone X and I cannot understand how Nintendo is not already a partner. How on earth is Nintendo not already working with The Pokemon Company, for example, to bring Pikachu Animoji to the iPhone X? Or maybe they already are, and we just have to wait until Apple opens the doors to 3rd-party contributions!

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Nintendo Flash games are unofficially being saved from extinction

Nintendo Flash games are unofficially being saved from extinction

Flash is practically dead, whether you like it, and many definitely do, or not. But with it will go many of the Flash-based content that, admittedly, may have never seen the light of day without the now derided technology. Those include games made by Nintendo itself, which the gaming giant eventually shut down due to the dwindling appeal of Flash games. Now a lone Nintendo fan has embarked on a difficult quest to turn back time, unearth these games, and make them available for future generations. With or, most likely, without Nintendo’s blessing.

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Niantic acquires Evertoon : Pokemon GO implicated

Niantic acquires Evertoon : Pokemon GO implicated

The next big update to Pokemon GO will likely hinge on what the Evertoon group will bring to Niantic. Niantic and Evertoon announced this afternoon that the former had acquired the latter. This acquisition will change the way the game will be played - so to speak. It'll be a bit more social, very soon.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 headlines the next Nintendo Direct

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 headlines the next Nintendo Direct

The Nintendo Switch had enjoyed a big year so far. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild started a string of successful first-party releases for Nintendo's newest console that brought us all the way up to last week's launch of Super Mario Odyssey. Those two games on their own are enough to make Switch owners happy, but Nintendo isn't quite done yet.

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Pikachu voice invades Amazon Echo Alexa and Google Home smart speakers

Pikachu voice invades Amazon Echo Alexa and Google Home smart speakers

Over the past 20 years, the Pokemon series has become a pop culture mainstay. Leading the way is the franchise's mascot, a little yellow mouse called Pikachu. Even if you've never played a minute of a Pokemon game in your life, you probably know who Pikachu is - after all, being the face of Pokemon, the electric rodent tends to have a way of popping up everywhere.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon has something long-time fans will love

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon has something long-time fans will love

If you count yourself among the Pokemon faithful and you haven't been sold on UltraSun and UltraMoon yet, this is probably going to be trailer that does it. Though Nintendo has relied on a trickle release of information to build hype for Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon, today it opened the floodgates. Just a word of warning, though: this latest trailer features a lot of spoilers, so if you'd rather go in to these games clean, it's probably best not to read on.

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