The 2016 Pokémon World Championships took place this weekend in San Francisco, and players battled it out to get a share of the $500,000 prize pool. Although Pokémon GO has been very much in the forefront of Pokémon news recently, the game was not present at the World Championships. The Pokémon Company's J.C. Smith explained that they were concerned that too many fans would turn up to it and it would be overcrowded.

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Sony is planning to unveil PlayStation 4 Neo sometime soon (with September 7th looking likely as the reveal date), but they may have another hardware announcement on the way as well. A seller on UK auction site Gumtree claims to have a newer, slimmer model of PlayStation 4 that's not yet in stores. Click below for all the details and pictures.

A listing has appeared on Dell's website for "Metal Gear Solid V Definitive," set for release on October 11th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Interestingly, the listing's information and images are for the NES Classic Edition, but the price is listed as $50, making both that and the release date different. It's therefore impossible to say what comes in this edition of the game—it may not even be real—but definitive editions usually include the base game packaged in with all of the released downloadable content. Metal Gear Solid V is actually split between two games: the prelude, Ground Zeroes, and the main entry, The Phantom Pain, and so the supposed definitive version could come with both. Read on for more information.

A new mod has been released for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one which replaces Wario's character model with a model of Mr. Krabs from Battle of Bikini Bottom, a popular Spongebob game. This mod can be applied with Sm4shExplorer, which can be used to replace files in the game, and it can be downloaded on the modding website GameBanana. Alongside the model, it also contains a voice pack along with some UI elements for Mr. Krabs.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse was a smash hit last year, and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment has wasted little time creating a sequel. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this October, once again putting players in the shoes of a Time Patrol agent on a mission to protect history. Bandai Namco has released a short new TV commercial for the upcoming game that highlights a few scenes from the anime re-imagined as in-game cutscenes. You can check it out by clicking below!

Last July, Square Enix unveiled Dragon Quest XI for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. Shortly after, they revealed that they were also considering an NX version of the upcoming RPG. Just after confirming that Dragon Quest X is coming to NX, Square Enix has now announced the same for Dragon Quest XI.

In the latest issue of Nintendo Dream, Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii, Pokémon series producer Junichi Masuda, and Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai all teamed up for a roundtable discussion, during which Horii made the revelation. Hit the jump for more!

Nintendo first teased that they were working on new video game hardware over a year and a half ago, but they've revealed little since then. The upcoming console is planned to launch in March 2017, but Nintendo has yet to reveal the device to the public and won't comment on any of the reports about it. Shinya Takahashi, General Manager of Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development, recently spoke with Nikkei, and while he didn't give any details about NX's hardware, he did hint at the market Nintendo hopes to court with the mystery console. You can check out his thoughts by clicking below!

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing special Event Pokémon throughout the year in celebration of the beloved franchise's 20th anniversary. The latest giveaway for Europe and Australia has just been announced, and this time around it's Meowth. This special Meowth comes with the sixth generation move Happy Hour, which doubles the amount of money you earn from battles. Hit the jump for more details!

In-game cheating has become a popular pastime with certain Pokémon GO players. Players will use any method to make the game work in their favor, from using a GPS hack to catch Pokémon without leaving their homes, all the way to placing an egg in a Gym so it can't be taken. Some players do this for fun; others do it to gain an unfair advantage over everyone else. No matter the reason, Niantic has begun issuing permanent bans to players who have cheated. In an official statement explaining their reasoning for the bans, Niantic stated that they want Pokémon GO to be a "fair, fun, and legitimate game experience for all players."

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The Oculus Rift was released in the US back in March, and Oculus VR, the company behind the gaming headset, has announced that it will be coming to Canadian and European stores on September 20th. Oculus VR also stated in a blog post that people in those regions can order their headset now, but they will not begin shipments until the September 20th release date. The Oculus Rift will be available in Europe for £549/€699, and while no Canadian price was mentioned in the blog post, the device is available for preorder from the Microsoft Store for CAD $849.

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Facebook has announced that they are working together with the game engine company Unity in order to craft a "Dedicated, immersive experience [built] solely for gamers." Through the years, Facebook has gotten experience with video games, with over 650 million users playing games on the site every month. Now the social network hopes to work with Unity to "streamline the process of exporting and publishing games to Facebook." The new platform is said to be free from distractions such as the Facebook News Feed. It is also slated to not only include the casual games that can currently be found on Facebook, but also more immersive games like those someone would find on Steam.

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Dragon Ball fans are eagerly awaiting the sequel to last year's Xenoverse title, and with the game only two months away, Bandai Namco has revealed a new trailer and some more screenshots for the game. The trailer gives us a look at the game's "expert missions," battles against powerful enemies that you'll be teaming up with five other fighters to take down. It also reveals the return of a fan favorite character from the Buu saga: Majin Vegeta.

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Gamers everywhere were caught off guard a few years back, when Nintendo announced that a crossover game between the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series was in the works. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE released to great reviews, but it turns out Nintendo originally had very different plans. A segment of a Nintendo Dream interview from last year has recently been translated by fans, revealing an interesting new story behind the game's development—namely, that the initial pitch for a crossover wasn't with Atlus or Shin Megami Tensei at all. Instead, the Fire Emblem team originally wanted to make a crossover with the Pokémon series.

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Gamescom 2016 is now coming to a close, and the winners of the event's awards have just been revealed. Nintendo's much anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was very well received at the event and took the Best of Gamescom award as well as the Best Wii U game award. EA's Battlefield 1 also managed to pick up two awards (Best Action Game and the Consumer Award) and so did Ubisoft's For Honor (Best PC Game and Best PlayStation 4 Game). Other award winners include Sea of Thieves, which bagged the Best Multiplayer Award, GWENT: The Witcher Card Game won the Best Social/Online Game, and Sony's PlayStation VR won the award for Best Hardware.

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A fan game called "Pokémon Uranium Version" came out last week, introducing a new Nuclear-type and a darker storyline. But the creators caught wind that Nintendo was planning a takedown notice, so they preemptively removed all their download links. Understandably, some fans were not happy.

This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we think there's a big difference between this and the recently-struck AM2R. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.