There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Tons of news has been happening lately, including a live-action Pokémon movie, new Sun and Moon info, Metroid, Zelda, Sonic, Animal Crossing, New IPs, and for once some significantly more promising NX news. All those subjects and more are in store in our discussions this week. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Since Pokémon GO released, it has become a global phenomenon by getting millions of trainers out of their house on the great journey to catch 'em all. The popularity of the mobile app has caused many fans to wonder if it will connect with the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon games coming out later this year. Junichi Masuda of Game Freak has expressed that he would like to see some connectivity between the two titles, but only if they can make the games interesting.

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Just yesterday we saw Citizens of Earth return to the 3DS eShop after having been exploited to run homebrew, but the hackers have already struck again! A brand new exploit has been developed now, this time using Paper Mario: Sticker Star as a means of running unsigned code on Nintendo's handheld. If past example is any indication, the game will probably be pulled from the 3DS eShop in the coming days, unless Nintendo is able to develop a patch quickly enough to make that unnecessary.

What are your thoughts on these hacking efforts? Are the exploits and homebrew worth the risk of getting games removed from the eShop? Let us know in the comments!

WayForward's Shantae series has captivated many lovers of the platforming genre over the years, and it looks like it might be doing so again soon. Not only is the fourth game coming out later this year, but several websites have recently listed a 3DS retail release for the third entry, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, which has only been digitally available for the handheld system up until now.

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Update: A few of our team members are also reporting that the update has eliminated tracking for individual Pokémon, meaning you can no longer tap a Pokémon in the "nearby" list to focus on them. This isn't mentioned in the patch notes, though, so we aren't sure if this is part of the update, a temporary glitch, or a new bug. We'll keep you posted if we hear more.

Original: Pokémon GO has been out for several weeks now, but Niantic is still working to make the experience the very best, like no app ever was. One of the big issues players have had for the last week and a half is the infamous "three-step glitch," where Pokémon appear to be three footprints away on the app's radar no matter close they actually are. Well, Niantic is pushing out a new update today—0.31.0 for Android and 1.1.0 for iOS—that will do away with the glitch, though not in the way that many of us were probably expecting or hoping. Rather than actually fix the problem, this new update has opted to completely remove footprints from the game.

Learn what else Niantic has changed in this update after the jump!

According to a recent report by intelligence firm App Annie, Pokémon GO is raking in $10 million per day (having been downloaded over 75 million times since its launch earlier this month). The app continues to gain new players every day and shows no signs of slowing down; in fact, it's even helped other apps in terms of user engagement and revenue opportunities.

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The road to catching them all in Pokémon GO is a long and grueling one. With the app still suffering from server woes and a still-malfunctioning nearby tab—or perhaps because players grew tired of running into Pidgeys and Rattatas—some trainers have turned to tracking tools such as Poké Radar and PokéVision to ease their search for brand new Pokémon.

However, some have seen these tools as cheats that take the fun out of the game, and none feel this more strongly than Niantic Labs' CEO and founder, John Hanke. In an interview with Forbes, where Hanke also explained how Pokémon GO exceeded expectations since surpassing 75 million downloads, he warned that these tracking tools won't work forever. Read on after the jump for his statement on the matter!

Pokémon GO has been a monumental success since its launch earlier this month, quickly reaching over 75 million downloads and topping the mobile revenue charts in dozens of nations around the world in record-breaking time. Unfortunately, this immense popularity has led to server overload, making the game hard to play for some and delaying its release in many countries around the world, including Japan.

Speaking in an interview with Forbes, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke tackled a variety of Pokémon GO topics, including the numerous server issues. While Hanke believes Niantic now has the situation under control, he revealed that initial surge of users was far greater than what they had prepared for. In fact, Pokémon GO attracted so many players in its first two weeks that the active user base was where Niantic expected it to be a year from now. Hit the jump for more!

In a recent interview, Pokémon Sun and Moon producer Junichi Masuda explained why the new Alola region is based on Hawaii. The islands already have a connection to Pokémon, as the world championships for both the games and card tournaments have been held there many times. Masuda thinks it's a very energetic land with extremely varied environments such as seas, volcanoes, and waterfalls, in addition to different weather conditions. For Pokémon Sun and Moon, the team was looking for a location that emphasized life energy, and a Hawaii-themed region seemed like the perfect fit.

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Eurogamer recently released a report blowing the lid off the concept behind Nintendo's upcoming console, the NX. This was the main discussion on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and it echoes much of what we've said on the show in the past. All the of us believe the reports are absolutely true. After all, they're reports—not simply rumors—that have been corroborated by a number of different publications. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Nintendo is still remaining tight-lipped on their next console (code named NX), but Eurogamer, The Wall Street Journal, and several other publications all claimed to have the inside scoop earlier this week. According to the various reports, NX is a handheld device featuring detachable controllers and a docking base that allows it to connect to a TV.

Yesterday we showed you an impressive fan-made mock-up that gives us a pretty good idea of how NX could look and function, and today we have another fan-imagined take on NX that shows a different interpretation of the detachable controllers. While the first mock-up shows the two controller components as individually-functioning controllers (held sideways and resembling Super Nintendo controllers), this version sees them a two parts of a single controller, much like a Wii remote and nunchuck. Additionally, this version includes triggers for the controller components. You can check it out by clicking below!

During Microsoft's E3 media briefing back in June, they announced a new and improved version of Xbox One called Xbox One S. The upcoming new model is 40% smaller than its predecessor and features a built-in power supply. A 2TB version launches on August 2nd, and 500GB and 1TB versions will be available on August 23rd.

If you're looking to acquire an Xbox One S, you can trade in old hardware to get a good deal at GameStop. The popular games retailer has announced trade-in deals for Xbox One S, including $200 for trading in a PlayStation 4, $150 for trading in an older Xbox One, and $100 for trading in a New Nintendo 3DS or Wii U. Hit the jump for more info.

If you're a longtime Pokémon fan, you're probably familiar with the work of Jason Paige, even if you don't recognize his name. Jason Paige is the singer of the original theme song for the Pokémon anime in the United States, so chances are you've probably listened to his music a few times. Since recording the theme, he has moved on to produce work for other bands or properties, such as the upcoming movie Sausage Party. However, it seems that Mr. Paige still has a place in his heart for the Pokémon theme, as he recently uploaded a video of himself singing the song again 18 years after the original recording. Head inside to check it out!

Since its launch earlier this month, Pokémon GO has encouraged players to go out and explore real-world landmarks marked by PokéStops. However, some of these stops are located in places that many have deemed inappropriate, like cemeteries, and others are located at local businesses who may or may not want to be included in the game. According to The Pokémon Company's consumer marketing director J.C. Smith, Niantic is working to update PokéStop locations to respect the wishes of real-world entities. Head inside for more.

Earlier this year, DOOM was resurrected with a fantastic new entry for current gen consoles. Now that the video game has been out for a couple of months, a board game based on the series is in the works. The DOOM board game is developed by Fantasy Fight Games and is being described as a "tactical combat experience."

The board game is for two to five players, and you'll be able to play as demons or marines. Marines will have to complete a series of six missions while the demons must prevent them from reaching their goals. You can read more information about the board game by clicking here. The DOOM board game is scheduled to be released later this year.

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