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Apparently Barcelona’s Soccer Team Loves To Play Mario Kart 8 On The Switch

Four out of seven Barca players give it a thumbs up. What better way for some of the best soccer players in the world to mentally prepare themselves for Sunday’s match against Las Palmas than a little battle mode? The Catalan team’s captain, center-mid veteran Andrés Iniesta, tweeted the below while en route to the Canary Islands for tomorrow’s match. And where’s the skipper’s Switch? Nobody knows. Maybe he got too many connection errors and …

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Let’s-a Go! Mario, Tournaments and Nintendo Switch head to E3 2017

Let’s-a Go! Mario, Tournaments and Nintendo Switch head to E3 2017 As part of Nintendo’s plan to deliver news about upcoming games all throughout the year, the company will provide a packed week of activities at the E3 video game show, which runs from June 13 to June 15 in Los Angeles. Proceedings will be headlined by the first-ever opportunity to play the Super Mario Odyssey game, Mario’s upcoming sandbox-style adventure for the Nintendo Switch …

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With real amiibo hard to find, Nintendo fans are making and selling their own

Nintendo fans are used to the company’s collectibles going in and out of stock quickly. When it comes to amiibo, the NFC-enabled, game-enhancing figures that are compatible with a swath of Nintendo games, many disgruntled customers who are unable to find the ones they want are resorting to making — and selling — customized, unofficial card-based versions themselves. Instructions on how to create your own amiibo are easy to find online; our sister site The …

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Nintendo E3 2017 expectations | Red Bull Games

From Super Mario Odyssey to Pokémon Stars, here’s what we expect to see at Nintendo’s E3 showing. By Jon Partridge on 12 May 2017 Nintendo’s taken a step back in recent years from the huge E3 press conferences that Microsoft and Sony still usually put on, opting for a more low-key, pre-recorded digital show. Dubbed Nintendo Direct, it gives us plenty of new information along with some ridiculous skits and unique ways to …

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Minecraft arrives on the Nintendo Switch

It didn’t make the cut as one of the many announcements to emerge from Microsoft’s Build 2017 event this week, but this morning the company unveiled that Minecraft – the game it acquired a few years ago for $2.5 billion – has now made its way to the Nintendo Switch. The new game will include the same features found in console versions, Microsoft says, including the multiplayer mini games, Battle and Tumble. But it will also …

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R.I.P, WiiU: A tearful eulogy for Nintendo’s unloved gaming console

The Nintendo Switch is the latest piece of gaming gear everyone’s got to have. But spare a thought for what the Switch replaces: the underappreciated WiiU. Liam Maguren takes to the pulpit to share some stories and plead for the maligned console’s legacy.  How does one kick off a funeral? Is it insensitive to crack a joke? Do I thank the deceased’s family for allowing me the honour to speak? Should I even consider it …

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More People Want a Nintendo Switch Than a PS4 Pro or Scorpio

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro and Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio represent the peak of modern console technology. Power doesn’t mean everything, however, as the two systems’ raw horse power doesn’t appear to make them more desirable. According to a recent survey, folks in the United States are more interested in the comparatively weaker console/handheld hybrid Nintendo Switch. According to the Nielsen Games 360 Report, 16 percent of gamers aged 13 and above said they would buy …

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Nintendo games were used to smuggle spiders. Sweet dreams, gamers.

Another piece of evidence that we’re all actually living in a burning tire fire has surfaced: Nintendo Famicom game cartridges intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border contained a treasure trove of smuggled spiders. First question: WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? There is a reason, but let’s look at the facts of the case first. Shudder. During what sounds like a normal customs check at Guadalajara International Airport on Wednesday, Mexican authorities intercepted a package bound for Hanover, Maryland. Inside were …

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E3 2017: Here’s the PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Bethesda and EA live stream and conference times

Use our cheat sheet and make sure you don’t miss a thing. Ready or not, E3 is a-comin’. We’re just a tiny bit over a month away from the biggest event in the gaming calendar once again and though E3 has changed quite a lot over the last few years and had a lot said about its continuing significance, this year spells a big change: the show is open to the public. Before the show …

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Should you buy the NES Classic Edition? Try the $40 RetroN 1 instead

The adorably tiny $60 NES Classic Edition is officially a collector’s item. Nintendo halted production in April and has no plans to make more. Bummer!Nintendo Other than going to places like eBay, where you’ll pay a premium for the system, there’s another strong option for buying something similar to the NES Classic Edition without actually getting it. It’s called the RetroN 1 HD. Try to ignore the dumb name for a second while you take a gander …

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Best Nintendo Characters Ever Created

The word “Nintendo” is synonymous with video games. From early arcade hits like Donkey Kong and Mario Bros. (not to be confused with Super Mario Bros. for the NES) to legendary home consoles like the Super Nintendo and Wii, to the recent launch of the console/handheld hybrid, the Switch, Nintendo is one of the most recognizable companies in modern pop culture. Entire generations have been raised on the works of the House of Mario. While it’s hard …

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Minecraft For Nintendo Switch Is The Best Version

What we talk about when we talk about Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch should be as simple as this: It took the Kyoto purveyor of mustachioed plumbers and barrel-chucking gorillas years to get Minecraft on the Wii U, but all of two months for it to find a home on Nintendo’s new flagship console-handheld. Minecraft is available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $30 as I type this. Having tooled around with it (versus nearly …

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NVIDIA CEO Was Delighted By The Nintendo Switch In A Way No Other Console Did In 15 Years

The Nintendo Switch release also marked the return of NVIDIA into the console space, as the new Nintendo console is powered by the Tegra chip. In a recent financial call, the NVIDIA CEO explained how his company came to work with Nintendo on its latest console. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang recently revealed that the Nintendo Switch delighted him in a way that no other console did in the past 10, 15 years. Somebody asked me …

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‘Super Mario Odyssey’ will be the star of E3 2017 for Nintendo – BGR

Nintendo once again won’t be holding a press conference at E3 this year, but there’s still plenty to look forward to from the house of Mario. On Thursday, Nintendo shared its plans for the week of E3, which include a video presentation, live streamed gameplay and tournaments for upcoming Switch games. Nintendo will kick off E3 on June 13th at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET with its Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video presentation. …

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Turns Out A Lot of Nongamers Have No Idea What the Nintendo Switch Is

Nintendo’s new hybrid console has been a massive success within the gaming community. Even those who once doubted the Nintendo Switch are watching curiously as it continues to surge in sales and tout some of the best selling games of the year so far. Not only that, but the Switch marks a moment in gaming history because it’s the first time a true hybrid gaming experience was brought to life. As if that wasn’t enough, the …

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