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Nintendo Switch Online might be getting these SNES titles

Nintendo Switch Online might be getting these SNES titles

The Nintendo Switch on its own is already quite the gaming experience. But like any modern console these days, it is made better by an exclusive subscription service. From social features to cloud saving, the Nintendo Switch Online service promises added value to Switch owners but one feature, in particular, keeps fans on their toes: the expanding selection of NES games. Thanks to some sleuthing, however, said fans can now also look forward to their SNES favorites coming to the console. Eventually, that is.

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Do you want the good NES Classic and SNES Classic news first, or the bad?

Do you want the good NES Classic and SNES Classic news first, or the bad?

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime had an interview this week where he made clear the fate the NES Classic and SNES Classic. Both of these systems come with a pre-set number of games, and at first appeared to be limited to those games alone. This week, Fils-Aime put to bed rumors that either one of the consoles would have a path to attaining additional games at any point in the future. And there's more sorta bad news, too.

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SNES game runs Slack because why not

SNES game runs Slack because why not

The SNES, or Super Famicom in Japan, is one of the best loved classic consoles. Naturally, it is the most hacked, too, along with its older sibling the NES/Famicom. Almost everything imaginable has been done with these consoles despite their hardware limitations, including streaming Netflix. Here’s one that’s even crazier and totally useless: reading Slack messages. But since Slack engineer Bertrand Fan had time to spare, he set out to rectify that glaring error of history.

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SNES Classic Edition in stock at Amazon next week

SNES Classic Edition in stock at Amazon next week

If you haven't had any luck in finding an SNES Classic Edition, then here's a bit of good news: Amazon has announced that it will restock the popular mini console next week. There are already plenty of people selling SNES Classics through Amazon - in fact, at the time of this writing, there are more than 700 available - but if you want to get one that's new in box, you're looking at paying at least $100. That, of course, is a decent amount more expensive than the SNES Classic's list price.

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Two classic Mega Man games are being re-released on NES and SNES

Two classic Mega Man games are being re-released on NES and SNES

In case you haven't already heard, the Mega Man franchise turned 30 years old in December. Capcom has celebrated this milestone in a number of ways, most notably revealing Mega Man 11 and announcing the Mega Man X Legacy Collection for release later this year. Capcom isn't done celebrating Mega Man's 30th, though, and what is has planned next is something die-hard fans might want to pick up.

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Chrono Trigger is now on Steam, but fans aren’t happy

Chrono Trigger is now on Steam, but fans aren’t happy

The Super Nintendo gave us a lot of truly amazing games. Super Mario World, Final Fantasy VI, and Super Metroid all immediately come to mind, but there are quite a few players who rank Chrono Trigger above all of them. I happen to be one of those players, so imagine my surprise and elation to see that Chrono Trigger is now available on Steam.

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Nintendo Switch was a big hit during its first holiday season

Nintendo Switch was a big hit during its first holiday season

Nintendo executives have another reason to celebrate this morning, as NPD Group has just delivered hardware sales rankings for the month of December. Continuing a trend that persisted throughout much of 2017, the Switch finished as the top selling console in the US, beating out the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. That is, of course, unsurprising, considering that the Switch is a new console while the Xbox One and PS4 have been around for a while, but the amount of Switch units Nintendo moved in December might come surprise even those who expected it to do well.

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This SNES Classic wireless gamepad brings back the TURBO button

This SNES Classic wireless gamepad brings back the TURBO button

With an excellent library and a pretty decent price point, the SNES Classic Edition definitely has a lot going for it. Absent from that list of great things are suitably long controller cables, which was also a problem with its NES-flavored predecessor. Though you'd think Nintendo would have gotten the memo by now, it still shipped the SNES Classic Edition with controller cables that are entirely too short.

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SNES Classic in stock: Fighting Commander bundle will sell fast

SNES Classic in stock: Fighting Commander bundle will sell fast

If you're still on the prowl for an SNES Classic, you're going to want to check out GameStop today. The endlessly popular mini console is back in stock there today, but as is usually the case with GameStop and its subsidiary ThinkGeek, it's only available as part of a bundle. As luck would have it, however, this bundle isn't too bad of a deal.

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SNES Classic in stock at ThinkGeek, but there’s a big catch

SNES Classic in stock at ThinkGeek, but there’s a big catch

Even though Nintendo promised to produce more SNES Classics than it did NES Classics, the retro mini-console has still be a difficult product to find. Seemingly sporadic restocks have sold out immediately across the board, making it nearly impossible to get one without lining up in front of a retail store and hoping you got there soon enough. What's an SNES Classic hunter supposed to do?

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SNES Classic at Walmart: Today is your last chance

SNES Classic at Walmart: Today is your last chance

Just a heads up if you're still trying to track down an SNES Classic Edition: today will be your last chance to grab one for Walmart for at least the foreseeable future. Earlier in the week, Walmart announced that it would have limited quantities of the SNES Classic Edition in stock for three days in a row. Today is the last day, so if you've tried to get one but have come up short over the past couple of days, you've got one last chance.

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SNES Classic Edition stock hunters get big news from Walmart

SNES Classic Edition stock hunters get big news from Walmart

If you're still on the hunt for an SNES Classic Edition, then Walmart has some excellent news for you. The in-demand mini console will be back in stock at the monolithic retailer this week, and it sounds like Walmart might have a lot of consoles to go around. This could very well be your best chance to get an SNES Classic Edition before the holiday shopping rush, so you might want to consider hanging out on Walmart's home page this week.

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