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Games Done Quick (GDQ) events have been famous for pitting speedrunners against some great games, all in the name of charity. Due to its nature as a favorite of many speedrunners, Super Metroid has often been featured in GDQ events, sometimes as the final game to be played. For the upcoming Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) event, however, the classic SNES title is not going to make an appearance at all, something many gamers have vented frustrations about since the official game list for AGDQ 2018 was released.

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Hackers quickly went to work adding more games to the NES Classic when it released last year, and things are no different in that regard for the recently released SNES Classic. Using the same method of adding games, hackers have figured out how to load more SNES titles to its Classic Edition. While the SNES Classic may already be equipped to play the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 and twenty more classic gems, the system can hold even more of your favorites if you are willing to take the risk.

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A while back, a hacker discovered a hidden NES game, Golf, inside the firmware of the Nintendo Switch, but someone has finally made a way to play it. Judging by the date and methods required to launch the game, it seems as though the inclusion was intended to be a hidden tribute to the former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who passed away two years ago.

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Star Fox 2 is not fun at first. That most likely would have been the case for most players in 1996 as much as it is now in 2017. Belated release on the SNES Classic aside, however, this sci-fi sequel is still a worthy follow-up to the original Star Fox and is a lot of fun once you learn the quirks of the game.

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One of the biggest surprises from this month's Nintendo Direct was the unveiling of the Arcade Archives series on Switch. This series features classic Nintendo arcade games such as Vs. Super Mario Bros. being brought back to life, with a few updates, of course. Famitsu has recently revealed that Vs. Excitebike, Vs. Wrecking Crew, and Vs. Urban Champion are coming to this series as well. These games join Vs. Balloon Fight, Vs. Clu Clu Land, Vs. Ice Climber, and Vs. Pinball in the lineup.

Sonic fans were hyped when Shadow the Hedgehog was revealed as a playable DLC character for Sonic Forces a few days ago, and I saw a number of comments saying something to the effect of "now they just need to do Sonic Adventure 3!" Well, my friends, much as I hate to burst your bubble, it doesn't sound like that's going to happen anytime soon. Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka was recently asked about this very topic, and his comments indicate that SEGA has little to no interest in returning to Sonic Adventure right now.

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Ever since hackers discovered that a copy of NES Golf is present on every Nintendo Switch console this past weekend, countless individuals have been working to uncover why it was placed there and how Nintendo intended for gamers to be able to naturally access the easter egg. Now, some members of the community believed they've figured it out, but it's going to take a while for most of us to test it out. And that's because, if they are correct, this is no mere easter egg—it's a touching tribute to late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata himself.

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The current console generation has been filled to the brim with a number of remakes and rereleases of older, classic titles, and today another amazing game is joining those ranks. Announced last night during Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy IX to PlayStation 4—and if that wasn't exciting enough on its own, the game is already available right now.

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A while back, data miners discovered that every Nintendo Switch has an NES emulator buried within its hardware, mysteriously named "Flog." Now they've uncovered the probable meaning behind that name, as it turns out that the Switch has an NES game pre-installed with the console as well: the NES title Golf. What's more, this old game has been remade to allow the use of a brand new control scheme, namely motion controls.

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When Mario Party: The Top 100 was announced at the recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo made no mention of boards in the title, seeming to frame it as a simple minigame collection. As such, speculation started to brew as to whether or not this Nintendo 3DS minigames compilation of the Mario Party series would include boards at all. According to the official website for the game, however, fans shouldn't be worried.

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Today's Nintendo Direct brought with it a ton of news on games both new and old, and one set of newly-announced titles really fits into both of those categories! Nintendo is reaching into their vault of games and pulling out a number of titles that debuted not on their home gaming consoles, but rather the arcade systems that Nintendo focused on in the 1980s, before the NES took off. These titles are on now being brought back for the Nintendo Switch under the series name of "Arcade Archives."

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With the impending release of the SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo has been hosting a series of interviews to reveal new information about many of the games that will be included in the system. The latest of these focuses on the original F-Zero, and in it the devs revealed a surprising bit of information about the racing series' star character, Captain Falcon: he wasn't originally designed for F-Zero at all. In fact, the great Captain was intended to be the mascot of the Super Nintendo itself.

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The NES Classic was a big hit—and a far bigger one than Nintendo was anticipating, as they quickly ran out of stock and were unable to meet the demand by far. Gamers were understandably upset when the system was abruptly cut off, as many had failed to obtain one in the mini retro console's limited run. Well, it looks like Nintendo has heard our cries. This morning, the company not only gave some solid examples of how they're working to avoid that fate with the SNES Classic, but they also revealed that the NES Classic will be returning next year.

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The NES Classic was notorious for being impossible to find at retail stores during its production. Because of this, many fans have been worried about their chances of buying Nintendo's upcoming SNES Classic Edition. Preorders for the system sold out everywhere within minutes and are already being auctioned off on websites like eBay. However, Reggie Fils-Aime has urged fans not to buy into these auctions, assuring fans that the SNES Classic will be more readily available than its predecessor.

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Okami is a classic from the days of the PlayStation 2, and later the Wii and PS3, and there's a chance the adventures of the lupine sun god Amaterasu are on their way to a new generation of gamers! Every now and then, rating boards list a game that hasn't been announced yet, and a few days ago the Korean Ratings Board did just that for an Okami HD, listing it for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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