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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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Yesterday was host to the final bout of Round 1 of our Ultimate RPG Showdown. Featuring a handful of Mario RPGs, it was ultimately Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that came out on top, falling just shy of half of the votes cast. Today marks the beginning of Round 2 of our tournament, and much like the first round, we'll be showcasing a single four-way match a day. The winner of these bouts will move onto the 1v1 matches of Round 3.

Today's match-up pits Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver against Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and Diablo. Which game has what it takes to move onward? Head inside to cast your vote!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as we discuss news from the past week, including tons of new Pokémon, the end of Splatoon's Splatfests, some corporate shakeups, and the mobile sensation sweeping the nation, Pokémon GO. Afterwards we have a brief discussion about the future of the show, so be sure to stay tuned.

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!

With the closure of yesterday's two matches, we have finally reached our 16th and final qualifying match-up for Round 1. Skyrim and Chrono Trigger both earned relatively easy wins in their respective brackets, and they will be front and center in just a few days once we get into Round 2. Today's focus is all about choosing the final game to join them, and it includes quite a few fan-favorites from those of you here at Gamnesia.

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July 11th, 2015 marked the passing of Satoru Iwata, the 55-year-old President and CEO of Nintendo. It was sad news for gamers world over, who expressed their heartache, their memory, and their joy in his life. Some expressed it through art. Some through eulogy. Some through animation. Some congregated at memorial shrines in his honor. Some asked for an Amiibo in his likeness. Even members of the gaming industry from rival companies expressed their grief and opened up about his legacy.

But his memory still touches those same people today, and many are coming together online once more to remember the man and the legacy he left. Head inside to keep reading.

Our most recent showdown of dungeon-crawlers proved to be a bit slow, with Diablo picking up an easy win in a quieter bracket, but today should be a bit more interesting. We are finally reaching the end of Round 1 of our tournament, with the final match-up arriving tomorrow, so it's time to determine the final entrants into our quarterfinals. The victor from today's round will have test its mettle in just a few days against the likes of Persona 4 Golden, Golden Sun, and Final Fantasy VI—a difficult bracket any way you look at it—so make sure to choose your champion wisely.

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Our match on Saturday was one of the least active bouts yet. Only 69 votes were cast! In light of this low participation, Diablo came out on top, garnering 41% of the vote. With the conclusion of that round, we now know what the first bout of Round 2 will be! In fact, with only three fights remaining in Round 1 (and a total of 4 match-ups in Round 2), at this time next week we'll be starting the more intense one-on-one bouts of Round 3!