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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!

The last match of Round 3 of our Ultimate RPG Showdown came to an end a few days ago, as Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door finally took out Golden Sun. It was a tense three days, but Paper Mario gathered 57% of the vote. This amounted to a total of 330 votes cast for Paper Mario—a mere 78 votes ahead of Golden Sun! As a result, Paper Mario is going to take on Mother 3 in our week-long final round!

Nintendo is releasing new entries to some of their most beloved game series this year: Paper Mario and Metroid. Usually, fans would rejoice when a company announces new games for long-running series, but this time things went a little bit different, since Paper Mario: Color Splash and Metroid Prime: Federation Force got an overwhelming negative response from fans when the games were announced. This is certainly not contained to Nintendo, because Activision got the same reaction when they revealed the first trailer for the new Call of Duty game: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Why is it that those newly announced games in series that have such a strong share of dedicated fans elicited such a negative reaction? The answer is simple: because those games have something intrinsically different about them than what made fans fall in love with the series in the first place.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider launched last year exclusively for Xbox One and PC, but it was recently revealed that it will also be coming to PlayStation 4 on October 11th. A listing on the PlayStation Store revealed that preorders of Rise of the Tomb Raider will come with a copy of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. This bonus is only for digital preorders, so buying the game through the PlayStation Network Store will get you a download code for Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

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Nintendo's ever-growing silence on the NX about its design and hardware has allowed the internet to run rampant with rumors and speculation about what this mystery console is going to be. Earlier today it was leaked that the NX may feature a mobile design that can dock with a home base-station, essentially letting it be a more versatile version of the Wii U GamePad. Along with this leak, it was repeated that the NX could feature a processor meant for mobile devices, the Nvidia Tegra X1 graphics processor, which is the same one used for the Nvidia Shield. Of course, this raises a question: how will the NX compete with the likes of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a mobile graphics processor? Or, more importantly, does it even need comparable hardware to compete?

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We at Gamnesia are always looking to grow our staff, and as we head into the last few weeks of Summer, now's a great time to expand the team! We're looking for volunteers to help run the show here, from writing to editing and more. If you've ever wanted to join the gaming industry as a journalist, now's your chance to dip your toes in the water! We have no age requirement, nor do we care whether or not you have past professional experience; what we're looking for in staff is a talent, respect, and dedication to the craft and a love for the gaming community.

Head inside to learn more about what we're looking for and what you can do to join the team!

The first match of Round 3 of our Ultimate RPG Showdown came to an end a few days ago as the cult classic Mother 3 took out the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokémon. After three days of voting, the official count had Mother 3 with 67% of the vote compared to the 33% HeartGold & SoulSilver obtained. That works out to be 2 votes for Mother for every vote cast for Pokémon! What wild results!

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.This week we share our take on the newly-announced "NES Classics Edition" console, followed by a few discussions about the role it can play in the marketplace as Nintendo prepares to launch NX, the future of this "Classics" line with SNES and Game Boy, and whether it should have been able to connect to the eShop or Virtual Console in some way.

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! We'd also like to announce a new Facebook group for the Nintendo Week community, The Nintendo Week Fun Club, which you can learn more about inside.

Welcome to Round 3 of Gamnesia's Ultimate RPG Showdown! Today officially marks the beginning of our semi-finals in this tournament, and will change our rules slightly to accommodate for the raised stakes. As those of you have been following the tourney know (or as you might have guessed from the above image), our first match pits Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver against Mother 3. Unlike all our matches up to this point, both of our semi-finals bouts will last 3 days, so we have a bit more time to gather votes.

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Yesterday's match, without a doubt, was one of the closest and most highly contested of this competition thus far. Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger each had an extended amount of time in the lead, but Golden Sun managed to come up from behind and clinch the win! The fan-favorite has earned its spot in Round 3, and today it's time to vote for the game it'll fight against for a spot in the finals.

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It's been a week since Pokémon GO was released in the United States, and its popularity has already grown to a monstrous level befitting of the series for which it's named. It surpassed 15 million downloads, became the fastest game to ever become the top-grossing mobile app, and even made short work of smartphone regulars such as Tinder and Snapchat.

It's still far too early to say whether or not Pokémon GO will be remembered as a turning point in Nintendo's, or augmented gaming history, but we'd like to take a moment and share some of our experiences and reflections on the game.

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With the runaway success of Pokémon GO, it's only natural that people should wonder what the app's popularity means for the future of Nintendo. Judging by shareholders' overwhelmingly positive response, it seems investors believe that the future of Nintendo lies in bringing their beloved universe IP to mobile devices. I've seen others express that maybe Nintendo could benefit from going third party, or on the even more extreme end that Pokémon GO means the death of Nintendo games for core gamers.

But even though investors are right to recognize that Nintendo IP + mobile devices = massive profit, there's another element of Pokémon GO's success that's been a pattern across all of Nintendo's biggest games: Nintendo is at their best when they're in the business of wish fulfillment.

With the conclusion of yesterday's bout, we're now officially halfway through Round 2! Mother 3 took the match-up yesterday, ending up with slightly under half of the votes cast. With this victory, it will move on to face Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver for a shot at making it into the final two! Though this match-up is sure to make many of you excited, we still have two more fights to go before we get there. Without further ado, let's look at today's match!

Summer Games Done Quick 2016 wrapped up this past Sunday, much to my disappointment. For a solid week, I spent every spare moment I had glued to my TV, watching in awe as game after game was beaten into submission in near-record time. It didn't matter what was being played—no, it was the thrill of the quest that kept me entertained. While I'm still fairly new to the speedrunning community, the Games Done Quick organization has definitely made a long-time fan out of me.

What do you think of speedrunning? Are you a fan? Head inside to let us know!

Round 2 continues as we determine which of today's four competitors has what it takes to go head-to-head with Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver in the semi-finals. The DS remakes won an easy victory yesterday, taking a comfortable lead with over 50% of the votes cast, but that's no guarantee for a repeat in Round 3. Today's competitors make up a wide variety of RPGs, so head inside and choose your champion carefully!

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