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You've Been Playing 'Super Mario Bros.' Wrong Your Whole Life

We've all bounced through Super Mario Bros. but few of us have done it the right way.

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Here are the upgrades Nintendo’s Switch Pro might have over the original

The PS5 and Xbox Series X were some of the most talked-about gadgets in tech last year, but the four-year-old Nintendo Switch is still the console to beat. Sony and Microsoft launched their high-en…

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How Did the Duck Hunt Gun Work? | Mental Floss

The Duck Hunt gun, officially called the NES Zapper, seems downright primitive next to today's technology. But in the late '80s, it filled plenty of young heads with wonder.

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Best Nintendo Switch accessories for 2021

From controllers to charging to protection, here are our recommendations to keep you playing at your best.

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The key to unlocking the Nintendo Wii’s copy protection was a simple pair of tweezers

Here’s how the Nintendo Wii was hacked with a simple pair of tweezers. A YouTuber has created an entertaining breakdown of one of the biggest hacks in console gaming.

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Time is running out to claim your year of Switch Online for FREE

Some seven months ago, Amazon and Twitch began offering anyone with a Prime membership a year of Switch Online for free. And time is running out to get one!

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Nintendo denies reports of trade-in program for new, upgraded Switch models - The Verge

Nintendo has denied reports that it is offering an exchange program for those looking to upgrade to the newer Nintendo Switch model with improved battery life.

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Nintendo Switch Lite vs. Nintendo Switch: What Should You Buy? | Tom's Guide

Debating Nintendo Switch Lite vs Switch? We've got the details to help you decide.

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Nintendo Game Boy at 30: As fun as it ever was

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy's release in Japan. Three decades ago, the portable gaming landscape would change forever.

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Best Nintendo Switch Deals and Console Bundles (Spring 2019) | WIRED

The best Nintendo Switch console deals, and all the essentials you'll need when you own one.

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Nintendo confirms the N64 Classic Edition won’t be ready any time soon – BGR

Following the outsized success of the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, it's no surprise that Nintendo fans naturally assumed that a miniature Nintendo 64 must be in the works.

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Nintendo patent imagines turning your phone into a GameBoy - CNET

What if Nintendo's GameBoy Classic is just a phone case and an app?

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Watch this gamer beat 'Super Mario Bros.' in under five minutes and set a new world record in the process

The simple fun of Super Mario Bros. made it an instant classic when it hit the original Nintendo in 1985, but over the years, players dedicated to beating the game as fast as possible have turned it into a sweet science. Yesterday one gamer managed to set

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Here's How To Play Nintendo Switch's New NES Games Online - GameSpot

One of the perks for subscribing to Switch's new service is a library of NES games that support online play, but you may be confused about how to play these titles online. Here's what you need to do.

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People Are Already Hacking the Nintendo Switch Online NES Emulator | Digital Trends

Players have already managed to hack the NES emulator included with the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service, allowing them to load the system up with additional ROMs of classic games. Only 20 games are officially supported, though more will be add

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Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, X-2, and XII are coming to Switch in 2019 | VentureBeat

Nintendo announced that a slew of Final Fantasy games are coming to the Switch in 2019.

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Nintendo Switch Online launching on September 18 | VentureBeat

Nintendo Switch Online is launching on September 18. It's cheaper than Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus, but the servie could be lagging on quality.

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‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ bundle includes a GameCube controller

Nintendo has been dribbling out more info on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ahead of its release this December. Aside from new characters, the company announced --...

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Nintendo got it right again

I worked Circuit City when the PlayStation 2 launched. For weeks, we were sold out, and there was always a crowd around the blue demo unit in the gaming department. It’s easy to see why the PlayStation 2 was a hit looking back. It was powerful, inve

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Nintendo 3DS had its best January sales since 2013 | GamesBeat

The Nintendo 3DS handheld console just had its best January since 2013 in terms of consoles sold, according to the NPD Group. For hardware dollar sales, it was the portable’s best January since 2014.

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Nintendo confirms Super Mario animated film and Mario Kart mobile game | GamesBeat

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima told analysts during an earnings briefing that Nintendo will work with Illumination to produce an animated Super Mario movie, confirming a report that the company is finally prepared to put the terrible 1993 live-actio

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Mario Minions: 'Despicable Me' studio is ideal fit to reboot the plumber's movie career | GamesBeat

Nintendo is partnering with Illuminations on a new Mario Bros. movie, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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I played Nintendo Switch with a stranger on a plane

I never thought it could happen to me, but it did ... I somehow ended up in a Nintendo commercial in real life. On my flight home from E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo game event in Los Angeles), I ended up talking with the person sitting next to me

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The Nintendo PlayStation is real, and now it’s fully operational

Two years ago, one of gaming’s greatest myths became a reality when a man named Terry Diebold unearthed the world’s only known prototype of the “Nintendo-PlayStation.” A Sony-created and branded machine, it was a hybrid Super NES that came with a

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New Nintendo 2DS XL hands-on: this is the 3DS that always should have been

The New Nintendo 2DS XL came as a surprise to the tech world. In the lead-up to the release of the Switch, Nintendo said its new portable hardware and its old handhelds would coexist. But as the...

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Nintendo-themed Happy Meal toys are back at McDonald's, like it's the '90s again

Finally: a reason to buy a McDonald's Happy Meal as an adult.  McDonald's and Nintendo are...

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Nintendo might be releasing a mini-Super NES in time for Christmas

Last week, Nintendo broke the news that it had officially discontinued the NES Classic Edition, its super popular, super hard-to-find miniature NES with built-in games. Now, Eurogamer has reported that the Japanese gamemaker is getting ready to take the n

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NES Classic Edition has been discontinued

Last shipments hit stores this month

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After 30 years Nintendo finally fixed a typo in The Legend of Zelda

For nearly three whole decades grammar purists playing the English-language version of Nintendo's seminal NES adventure The Legend of Zelda have been bugged by a glaring typo in the largely text-free game. In the latest version of the acclaimed classic h

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GameStop will have more Nintendo Switch systems for sale starting March 22 | TechCrunch

Nintendo Switch is in short supply – which is good news for Nintendo, but not so great news for customers looking to get their hands on one of the new..

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‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ is a masterpiece: EW review

Since its debut on the NES, The Legend of Zelda has defined (and then redefined) action-adventure games for more than 30 years. Each Nintendo console has gotten its own magical installment, and the series has continually evolved and innovated, producing

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Nintendo Switch review: pure potential - The Verge

Nintendo's best hardware ever, but many questions remain unanswered

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This sneaky 'Super Mario World' hack has been in hiding for 26 years

A 'Super Mario World' gamer has shared what appears to be a clever hack online.

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The Game Boy Returns, With a Twist

The classic handheld device is back—but it's not a Nintendo product.

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Your biggest Super Mario Run questions, answered

Have you ever played a Mario game and wished there weren't so many buttons to press? Good news! Super Mario Run is upon us, and it's going to take over the world for a little while.

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Nintendo Switch specs: less powerful than PlayStation 4 | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

The Nintendo Switch game console coming next year won’t be more powerful than Sony’s three-year-old PlayStation 4, according to sources who talked to GamesBeat about the upcoming Nintendo console’s specifications.

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Nintendo unveils Switch game console on late-night TV

Because late-night hosts get all the cool things first, Jimmy Fallon unveiled the Switch on Wednesday night.

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Will We Even Be Able To Buy The Mini NES Classic Edition On Black Friday?

The mini Nes Classic Edition may be a hot gift this holiday season, but Nintendo's going to be missing a lot of sales unless stores get some stock for Black Friday.

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Nintendo’s mini NES is here to take you on a much-needed nostalgia trip

Howdy, Gameologerinos, and welcome to our weekly thread for the discussion of weekend gaming plans and recent gaming glories. It’s been a tough week around these parts. I know it was hard for me to find the wherewithal to cobble my mind back together an

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Where can you buy the NES Classic Edition?

It might be tricky to get your hands on Nintendo’s mini NES on launch day

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Nintendo can't count on Pokémon Go to pull itself out of the red | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

Nintendo reported net losses for the quarter that ended June 30, and it forecasted no change in its previous revenue projections, a clear sign as any that Pokémon Go isn’t a savior for its bottom line.

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Nintendo stock tanks after 'Pokemon Go' investors realize company doesn't own game

In response to the ubiquity of “Pokemon Go,” investors immediately began snatching up Nintendo stock like, well, Pokemon, probably because the company is most closely associated with the game from its original conception as a cartridge game for Game B

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'Pokémon GO': How Nintendo Beat Sony And Microsoft By Using Trends - Forbes

With 'Pokémon GO' Nintendo is cleaning up with a mobile and social game. The market is vastly larger and more profitable than console competition with Sony and Microsoft.

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Nintendo’s next assault on nostalgia is a mini-NES with 30 built-in games

Believe it or not, you can still play video games without going outside and risking getting mugged or finding a corpse. Even though it helped usher in our new, terrifying age of active gaming, Nintendo’s next big nostalgia play is bringing games back to

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Here's How Many Wii U Units Nintendo Hoped to Sell - Fortune

Nintendo had hoped to sell far more Wii U units than it actually did, the company acknowledged recently on an investors call.

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Super Mario Bros. world record speedrun video | BGR

There's a reasonable chance that no one will ever beat the new world record run of Super Mario Bros. This week, a speedrunner who goes by the name Darbian managed to finish an "any percent" run of the NES classic in 4:57.260.

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Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out Secret Discovered 3 Decades After Release

Nearly 30 years after its initial release on the NES, a fan of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out has uncovered a heretofore unknown secret tactic.

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The NES arrived in America 30 years ago | Plugged In - Yahoo Games

From Yahoo Games: On October 18, 1985, Nintendo renamed the Famicom and released it in North America as the NES.

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Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime says he loves all the company's games — except one

Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's now-iconic president and COO, has made a point of being publicly passionate about all of his company's products. He's been game to re-quote meme lines from his past...

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Nintendo used to design Super Mario levels on graph paper

Back in the day, every question mark block, goomba, and mushroom was sketched out by hand.

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Netflix Employees Play 'House of Cards' On A Classic NES

If you haven't yet binge-watched your way through "House of Cards" then you consider yourself lucky, you won't yet feel the deepening sadness that comes with knowing you'll have to wait another year. For those of you that have, here's a ...

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Check out this kid's Super Mario Bros. 4 pitch, and read Nintendo's amazing reaction

In early 1990, an 11 year old Jason Venter sent Nintendo a design document proposing a new entry in the Super Mario Bros. franchise. Twenty-five years later he dug it out for us, along with the reply...

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50 Things Nintendo Wants You to Know About Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Nintendo just rolled out a special Nintendo Direct that walks through 50 of the game's new features, including an eight-player offline Smash mode.

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Teenagers Just Can't Figure Out the Original NES | Mental Floss

Video game technology has come a long way since the Nintendo Entertainment System debuted in the 1980s, so it's no surprise that the teenagers examining the device in the Fine Brothers' latest React video are kind of bemused by the device. "Is this a projector?" one asks. Game of Thrones' Maise Williams thinks it might be a video player; another guesses that it's a Gameboy 1. "I've played with a PlayStation 2," one girl notes, "but this is as old as it gets for me!"