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I know, I know, everyone's freaking out because the inauguration is just two days away, and everything's on fire, and 2016 never really ended because the passage from one unit of time to the next has no bearing on the course of human events. I get it. But let me take your mind off it for just a moment, and then I'll let you get right back to the existential dread.

I've been excited this week, because I like video games. And Nintendo just announced something magical. Head inside to keep reading.

A dedicated Nintendo fan has come up with a brand new way to show your love for the Super Nintendo: by wearing the controllers on your feet. Artist Jonny Barry designed a pair of Air Jordans for Freaker Sneaks that are themed after the classic Nintendo system, going so far as to put actual buttons from the controller in the shoes. You can take a closer look at the shoes and how to buy them after the jump!

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.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin for the first Nintendo Week of 2017, doubled in length as we emerge from our slumber with rusty podcasting skills and much to say about Nintendo Switch and all that surrounds it. We cover everything we learned from the Switch Presentation, including hardware, software, pricing, third-party relations, and so much more, before moving onto what all this tells us about Nintendo's prospective future.

You can check out all this and tons more in 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!

Thursday night, Nintendo fully revealed the Nintendo Switch, their latest in their famed line of video game consoles. But amidst tons of announcements for games, release dates, trailers, and more, some of the biggest stories got drowned out. Today we're going over five of the most exciting stories you may have missed about the Nintendo Switch, as well as five major disappointments that may have flown under your radar.

Keep reading to see five of the most exciting stories about Nintendo Switch, and stay tuned to Gamnesia in the coming days to learn about those five hard truths.

A Tumblr user by the name of SupperMarioBroth has discovered a surprising new way to kill the seemingly-invincible Big Boos in Super Mario World. Apparently, if Mario slides down a flight of stairs and collides with a Big Boo, he can kill it easily. Although this seems like an incredibly simple solution, it's come as a major surprise to thousands of people who, until now, believed that Big Boos were more or less immortal.

Follow after the jump to watch it in action!

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Final Fantasy games mostly appeared on Nintendo consoles. After Final Fantasy VII stopped being developed for Nintendo 64 and jumped to PlayStation, Nintendo may have harbored some ill feeling towards Square Enix (then Squaresoft). In a recent interview with multiple Square Enix developers, it was revealed how Nintendo reacted when Square Enix decided to switch to the PlayStation. According to Character Programmer Hiroshi Kawai, Nintendo said, "If you're leaving us, never come back."

Read more after the jump!

The Wii U may be coming to an end, with the Switch's big presentation coming tomorrow and its launch just a few months away, but Nintendo is still doling out a few classic experiences for their current hardware via the Virtual Console. They've just revealed what one of tomorrow's offerings will be, and it's a big title from a franchise that hasn't seen much love in recent years: F-Zero X. You'll be able to grab this Nintendo 64 racing gem and take Captain Falcon through dozens of courses tomorrow for just $9.99.

Head past the jump for more.

Nintendo's new retro console, the NES Classic Edition, has drawn a ton of attention over the past few months, and not only because of how hard it is to find. The mini device allows access to a wide variety of classic games, but it does have some issues when it comes to things that Nintendo consoles have since moved away from, namely wired controllers and requiring a TV. Well, the modders of Kei Studio have taken it upon themselves to change that, and they did so by transforming a Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom, Japan's version of the NES Classic, into a Game Boy.

Check it out after the jump!

It's been floating around the world of Nintendo news for quite some time that Nintendo might be porting Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to their upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch, and the now-infamous reporter Laura Kate Dale recently came forward to say that it is true.

This was one of the talking points on the 82nd episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

We've seen a ton of incredible Unreal Engine 4 Zelda remakes recently, giving areas such as Hyrule Field, Goron City, and Gerudo Valley an updated look. Now, a YouTuber called Aran Graphics has created a playable Kokiri Forest from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in Unreal Engine 4.

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Yesterday we reported on a modder going by KePocuH who upgraded his NES Classic Edition to play additional games. Nintendo's recently-released plug and play console comes loaded with 30 games, but he was able to mod two of them to hold 60 games apiece. KePocuH stated that he'd be releasing a YouTube video showing NES Classic Edition owners how they can upgrade their consoles as well, and his tutorial is now available. Hit the jump to check it out!

Mario Kart has been a Nintendo staple and a fan favorite since the Super Nintendo days, but one potentially awesome feature the series has always lacked is the ability to edit and create your own courses. While that desire may never be met in any official capacity, one dedicated fan is looking to give players that ability in Mario Kart: Double Dash. SMW Central user shibboleet has been working on a Double Dash level editor since last Summer, and he recently released it in beta form. Hit the jump for more!

Late last year, Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition—a plug and play miniature replica of the original NES, complete with 30 pre-loaded games. Nintendo released a similar product in Japan, but instead based its design on the Famicom and gave it a slightly different lineup of pre-installed games. As it turns out, the Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom also has a secret message hidden away inside its code. Hit the jump for the details!

If you're a fan of classic handheld video games, you're going to love the Super Retro Boy. This upcoming third-party handheld was just announced by Retro-Bit at CES 2017, and it's a dream come true for anyone who grew up playing Game Boy. Super Retro Boy is designed to look like Nintendo's original handheld, but it can play any game that originally released on Game Boy, Game Boy Color, or Game Boy Advance. Hit the jump for more details!

Late last year, Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition—a plug and play miniature replica of the original NES, complete with 30 pre-loaded games. This retro-styled console is not designed to be upgradable, but one buyer claims to have done just that. Reddit user KePocuH has uploaded video footage that appears to show an NES Classic Edition console loaded up with 60 games instead of the standard 30. Hit the jump for more details!