Legendary video game developer Shigeru Miyamoto turns 65 years old today! He is best known for creating many of Nintendo's oldest and most beloved franchises—The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Donkey Kong, Pikmin, and of course the one and only Mario, to name just a few—and it's great to see him still making games to this day.

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Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, creators of the wildly-popular indie title Cuphead, confirmed during an interview with IGN that they definitely plan on bringing Cuphead back in a future game. When asked whether Cuphead has a chance of returning someday, Jared Moldenhauer immediately responded that he is "guaranteed to come back," but he admitted that he and his brother have not had time to discuss any concrete plans.

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The Game Awards will be airing on December 7th this year, and the nominees have all been officially announced. There are many different categories this year, such as Best Performance, Best Student Game, Best Chinese Game, and many more. But most people watching the show will be looking at one award in particular: Game of the Year. The contenders for this biggest category include Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

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Nintendo has been almost exclusively focused on making video games for years now, but we could soon see the company expanding its beloved IP into other spaces. Legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto revealed back in 2015 that Nintendo wants to make movies using their popular characters, and there's no Nintendo character with more brand recognition than Mario himself. Could the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom be making a return to film decades after the infamous Super Mario Bros. movie? Hit the jump for the details!

It's been a great year for Zelda thanks to the monumental success of Breath of the Wild, and there's more content on the way in the form of a DLC pack next month. As great as Link's latest adventure in Hyrule was, there are still plenty of longtime fans itching for another classic, top-down entry in the franchise. Nintendo hasn't announced anything on this front for Switch, but thankfully Ittle Dew 2 launches today. Hit the jump to see why Zelda fans should be excited for this indie gem!

Pokémon GO was a smashing success when it debuted last summer. It brought many people together to explore the world around them and catch all sorts of creatures with friends and family. Since the game's launch, the daily number of players has reduced significantly. However, the game is still enjoyed by a very large amount of gamers and is still being updated with new content.

Pokémon GO did a great job strengthening the Pokémon brand, and it was only a matter of time before other businesses contacted Niantic to take their franchises to the next level. The next game to come from this big name in mobile gaming will be centered around the wizard world of Harry Potter.

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Many Star Wars fans are rejoicing because the deluxe version of Star Wars Battlefront II will be available to play tonight. While many fans are excited to get their hands on the newest entry in the series, there has been a lot of negative outcry toward the game over microtransactions. EA is no stranger to controversy when it comes to potential greed, but this situation has people riled up unlike any before it.

In Battlefront II, players will earn credits every time they play a multiplayer match. These credits can be used to unlock vehicles, weapons, and characters to play as. This sounds pretty standard at first, but one Reddit user by the name of TheHotterPotato discovered a horrible truth under it all.

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are looking to add a lot of new improvements and features to the mix, and new, exclusive Z-Moves for certain Pokémon account for several of those changes. We first caught wind of the fact that Mimikyu would be getting such a move a few weeks ago—although it looks like it was also being teased in the Ultra games' first Direct—and today The Pokémon Company gave us the full reveal.

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While this morning's Nintendo Direct focused almost exclusively on the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2, a brief mention was given to yet another of Nintendo's major releases from 2017: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It turns out that another quest will be coming to the latest Zelda game in just a couple of days, via a free update. While we don't yet know what exactly this quest will require of Link, we do know its reward will be the outfit of Xenoblade Chronicles 2's main protagonist, Rex.

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DLC for games is nothing new these days, with even Nintendo getting in on the action in recent years. It looks like they'll be doing so again with their upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as this morning's Nintendo Direct announced an "Expansion Pass" for the game. Five rounds of DLC appear to be planned for the title, which will roll out from December all the way until autumn of next year.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Nintendo Direct just wrapped up, but one of the biggest new details about the game came right at the start. For a while now, gamers have been critical of some of the voice acting in the upcoming title, with many hoping that they'd be able to switch to Japanese voices if they wanted to. This is now confirmed to be an option in the game, with Nintendo planning to add the feature via a free DLC patch on launch day.

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Good morning, my fellow Xenoblade fans! Nintendo announced last week that a Nintendo Direct focused on Monolith Soft's soon-to-release Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would be airing this morning, and the time is almost here. It's a pretty early start for some of us, but here's hoping that Nintendo will make it worth our while by providing tons of new details and information about December's massive RPG.

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Usually, the 2D games in the Super Mario franchise sell faster than the 3D adventures. Before now, New Super Mario Bros. Wii held the title of fastest-selling Mario game in the United States. Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch has broken that trend, selling more than 1.1 million units of the game in the first five days in the U.S. alone. On top of the rising Nintendo Switch sales, this is a success story Nintendo is more than pleased with.

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Super Mario games pretty much always have polish. As such, the former plumber's games are usually great platforming adventures with some whimsical designs and tight controls. That being said, it's difficult to say the series has retained its unique sense of charm in the past decade. Super Mario Galaxy was the last time the core series of games really reinvented itself, with the more linear games since making some slight improvements, but none that broke any innovative new ground for Super Mario. I guess it is extremely fitting, then, that the brand new sandbox 3D game in the franchise feels like the freshest adventure Mario has had in more than ten years.

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Blizzard just revealed a new Overwatch hero at Blizzcon 2017. Her name is Moira, and she is an Irish research scientist and support healer who harnesses the power of shadows in battle. We don't have a release date for her so far, but Blizzard has given us a backstory trailer for her, detailing her past as a scientist.

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