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A while back, we posted about the talented GandaKris and her custom-made Nintendo Switch puppy Amiibo. She certainly hasn't stopped making various figures since then, and her latest Amiibo is perfect for those that have been playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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Nintendo's latest console, the Nintendo Switch, just recently launched, and fans of the Big N are pretty excited about it and its possibilities. It turns out that they aren't alone in this thrill: the fervor for the new console is so strong that, according to GameStop's senior director of merchandising, Eric Bright, the Switch could be on pace to outsell even the Wii. The console has been sold out in multiple outlets since release, and so GameStop believes it could eventually eclipse the beefy 100 million units the Wii sold over its decade-long lifespan.

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YouTube star JonTron has been the subject of much controversy recently, after a series of insensitive racial comments that he made on Twitter and during an appearance on a live show with Destiny, a fellow YouTuber. His views on immigration and cultural assimilation have been perceived as racist by many fans, and as a result, he has received a lot of backlash, even losing over 10,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. Earlier today, JonTron received the worst hit yet, when Playtonic Games announced that it would be removing JonTron's voice work from its debut title, Yooka-Laylee, as the company did not wish to be associated with his personal views.

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Fans have proven to be quite pleased with the offerings of Blizzard's first-person shooter Overwatch, but that doesn't mean there are no further features that they'd like to see added. In some recent responses to users on the game's Battle.net forums, director Jeff Kaplan commented on a few of these desires, including that of a map editor being added to the game. Kaplan said that he is "extremely open-minded" about the possibility, but he also warned that it will likely be some time before it happens.

Check out his full statements on this and other features after the jump!

Just a few short hours ago, a new event went live in Pokémon GO featuring Water-types! Dubbed the "Water Festival," trainers will be more likely to encounter Water Pokémon from Kanto and Johto alike, with increased chances for Johto species around watery areas. Niantic even hints that this applies to my favorite Water-type, Lapras! To further celebrate, your avatar can sport a fashionable Magikarp Hat to profess your love of the carp.

If this isn't enough to get you back in the game, maybe the chance to catch a shiny Magikarp or Gyarados is! Find out more after the jump!

Tomorrow, March 23rd, Nintendo will finally release Super Mario Run on Android devices, more than three months after its launch on iOS. As with the iOS version, there will be a demo of Super Mario Run available for free, but the full game will cost $9.99.

Along with this release, Super Mario Run will be getting an update on all platforms, which will add a few new features to the game. Follow after the jump to learn more!

In June 2015, about halfway through the development of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Satoru Iwata, the former president and CEO of Nintendo, tragically passed away due to complications from bile duct cancer. This was hard for the development team behind the game, who saw Iwata as a great inspiration and were deeply motivated by his memory in the years following his death. Recently, a Nintendo fan and YouTuber known as Seaniccus discovered a secret in Breath of the Wild that seems like it could be a hidden tribute to Iwata and his strong parental influence over Nintendo.

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When Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night finished up its Kickstarter campaign, it wound up with an impressive $5.5 million in collections. Earlier this month, we learned that Bloodstained was going to be making its way to the Switch as well, but this left a question in many minds—what about the Wii U version? That question has been answered as of today, as Creative Director Koji Igarashi announced that the Wii U version has been officially canceled.

Head inside to read Igarashi's official statement as well as to find out what your options are if you chose to get the Wii U version as a reward!

While PlayStation Now may be being pulled from devices like the PS Vita and PlayStation 3, Sony is doubling down on the PlayStation 4 and PC support. In addition to the current collection of 480 PS3 games, players will soon be able to access PS4 titles on PS Now. While no games are confirmed, it's unlikely any extremely recent PS4 titles will make their way to the service. Regardless, because of how PS Now streams the game to your PS4 or PC, this will become the first way to legally play a PS4 game on PC without owning a PS4.

There is no word on whether the current $20 a month price will change and no solid release date for PS4 titles to come to the service. But overall this seems like a positive direction for PlayStation, bringing more of their games to a wider audience.

Much like with the Wii, Nintendo found major success with the launch of Switch, with the latter becoming the best launch of a Nintendo console ever. It's no surprise then, that retailers have been plagued with short supplies, making it hard for consumers to purchase the device. Nintendo has certainly taken note of this and, according to inside sources, is already doubling their production for the next fiscal year.

Head inside to read more about Nintendo's plans for the Switch after the jump!

Nintendo Switch has been hard to come by since it released on March 3rd. Most people interested in the new console have had to resort to purchasing it from scalpers. If you still haven't bought one, though, you may be in luck soon, as GameStop will be receiving a restock later this week.

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Officially, the only Pokémon game available on the Apple Watch is Pokémon GO. That hasn't stopped one fan from bringing one of the classics to the platform, however. iOS software developer Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan had been working on a Game Boy emulator for a few months before finally releasing it a few days ago. The emulator, named "Giovanni" after the head of the notorious Team Rocket, was designed to maintain a balance between framerate and performance, according to O'Flaherty-Chan. Using this emulator, O'Flaherty-Chan was able to port Pokémon Yellow to the Apple Watch 2.

This is a pretty neat project, so if you want to find out more about the design process or to see the emulator in action, head inside!

If there's one thing I'll never get tired of watching on YouTube, it's domino art. YouTuber TheDominoKing has excelled in this craftsmanship, creating a wide variety of tributes to video games and television alike. This time, TheDominoKing has created a tribute to Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal by immortalizing the Johto starters in domino form. The process of designing the mosaic took three days and almost 17,000 total dominos!

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A brand new Pokémon movie entitled Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You is set to release in Japanese theaters this summer. The movie is a retelling of the first season of the anime, highlighting some of the major events during Ash's time in the Indigo League. Of course, though Ash is the main character, it's his faithful partner in crime Pikachu who really steals the show. That's why, to celebrate the movie (which in turn celebrates the 20th anniversary of the anime), The Pokémon Company is giving away an Ash Pikachu as a preorder ticket bonus!

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We've heard that the Nintendo Switch and its biggest game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, have been selling remarkably well. As Reggie Fils-Aime claimed last week, the Switch enjoyed the best launch of any Nintendo console in history. However, despite all the records that the Switch has been breaking, we still haven't heard any official sales numbers for the console. Recently, a research firm named SuperData released an official estimate of the system's sales so far, giving us the first trustworthy sales numbers for the Switch's first few days.

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