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E3 is less than two weeks away, but The Pokémon Company couldn't quite wait that long to spill the beans on their plans for the future. They held a special media presentation last night (watch it in full right here) and unveiled multiple new games. The big announcement that has everyone talking is Pokémon: Let's Go (available in Pikachu! and Eevee! versions), a game that returns to Kanto and infuses the classic Pokémon formula with elements from Pokémon GO. Fans have reacted with a wide range of emotions that stretches from ecstatic joy to frustration and hate. Whether or not you think the Let's Go games are for you, they represent an absolutely brilliant move by Game Freak, and they're sure to boost the series for years to come.

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Last week, Electronic Arts and DICE hosted the formal reveal of the next entry in the Battlefield franchise. Coming off of 2016's lauded Battlefield 1, the team is returning the series to the fields of World War II in the new Battlefield V. There has been some contention from fans about the game since this event—the reveal trailer currently has over 55,000 more dislikes than likes—due to a variety of factors. But the thing that bugs me most is one that I'm seeing very few people discuss, and I've driven myself crazy trying to figure out why EA would do it.

Because the chosen release date for Battlefield V really makes me wonder if they're intentionally sending this game out to die.

The critically-acclaimed Ikaruga has been ported to numerous home consoles since its debut in 2001, wowing millions of fans with its clever twist on an established genre. Publisher Nicalis recently revealed that they're bringing the classic arcade shooter to Nintendo Switch, and today it's up on the eShop. Nicalis provided Gamnesia with an early copy for review, so we've been playing for the past few days. Does Ikaruga stand the test of time on Nintendo Switch?

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Nintendo Switch has been a massive, record-breaking success in its first year on the market. No doubt much of that success is due to the device's hybrid nature, functioning both as a home console and a handheld. However, this dual nature isn't without its downsides. Historically speaking, Nintendo handhelds almost always outsell their home console counterparts, and Switch's $300 price tag definitely puts it closer to the home console camp economically. With the all-important launch of the first main series Pokémon games on Switch fast approaching, it's time for Nintendo to get serious about reaching out to the handheld market.

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2018 is going to be an exciting year for fans of the Kingdom Hearts franchise because we're finally approaching the release of the grand finale to the current story arc, Kingdom Hearts III. For those both inside and outside the series' community, there is an undeniable sense of hype surrounding this game.

Regardless of the hype, Kingdom Hearts never has been and never will be a perfect franchise. It has a ton of flaws you should know about before getting into it. This is coming from somebody who has been a loyal fan since the original game's release 16 years ago. So if you're thinking about catching up on the Kingdom Hearts series, take all of these things into consideration first.

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Nintendo recently opened up and shared some info about the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online membership program. One of the benefits of becoming a paid subscriber (other than playing online, which will cease to be free in September) is access to a library of digital NES games. As fans suspected, Nintendo has confirmed this means there are no plans for a traditional Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch.

While this marks a shift in strategy for Nintendo, you can bet that they still intend to bring their classic games to Switch in some form. Nintendo hasn't elaborated on how they plan to release games from classic platforms like SNES and Game Boy Advance, but a likely option is that they will handle them similarly to the NES library. If that's the direction Nintendo chooses to go, it's fantastic news for indie developers.

Everybody has one special game in their life that they consider the pinnacle of perfection. It's the one thing you can always go back to that stands out above the rest. You never grow tired of it, and it always puts a smile on your face. You're often willing to look past all of its flaws because it had such a powerful impact on you as a person.

Which title do you always find yourself coming back to, despite its flaws? Even though you're aware it's not the best game in the world, what game are you willing to throw out their as the most important in your life?

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Nintendo 3DS has enjoyed a lengthy stay in the spotlight as Nintendo's primary handheld since its debut in 2011. You might think the launch and incredible sales success of Nintendo Switch (which can also function as a handheld) would spell the end for 3DS, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Nintendo envisions the two co-existing for some time, and they recently announced plans to make new 3DS games until at least 2020. Is Nintendo crazy to continue to support seven-year-old hardware when they've got that beautiful, HD Switch screen available? Maybe a little, but there's a method to their madness.

On September 16th, 2015, Tatsumi Kimishima was faced with an impossible task: filling the shoes of Satoru Iwata. Nintendo's former President was a gaming icon and a beloved figure, and his sudden passing was a tragedy that shook the industry. In taking the torch from Iwata, Kimishima inherited a company that was not only brokenhearted, but also struggling financially. Kimishima was not Iwata's first choice for the job, but he stepped up to the plate when no one else was prepared to do so. Three years later, Kimishima is preparing to step down and turn the Presidency over to someone new. Looking back on his brief, but important stint as President, I believe Satoru Iwata would be proud of what he accomplished.

Hit the jump to reflect on Kimishima's Presidency with us!

I know what some of you are thinking. "Why would you ever listen to music when you can enjoy the lovely soundtracks video games have to offer?" That's a fair point, and I used to agree with that. But there's a certain point when I can't stand the constant "wahoo!" of Mario Kart or the boring ambient sounds of League of Legends. I need something fresh. I need something that gets me pumped.

What about you? What kind of music do you listen to when playing video games? Hit the jump and let us know in the comments!

Happy birthday, Kirby! Twenty-six years ago today, Kirby's Dream Land was released for the Game Boy in Japan. Nintendo and HAL Laboratory have released more than thirty games starring the perfect pink puffball since 1992, and our lives have been all the better because of it.

Find out more about this momentous occasion after the jump!

Dragon Ball Super's run has sadly come to an end after 131 episodes, but that doesn't mean the story is finished. We believe there's a strong chance that the latest iteration of the hit anime franchise will return after a hiatus of a year or so. If and when it does, it's got some pretty big questions to answer. Hit the jump for three big questions Dragon Ball Super never addressed, and join us in theorizing about the answers!

Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene, the creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), recently revealed that he wants to support the game for 20 years, saying, "We want to do this for the next 20 years. We want to build out a platform for game modes and possible esports. We're committed to supporting this game for a long time." As evidence of this continued support, he also detailed maps which are coming out later this year, and the devs are currently hosting betas to test the new "Savage" map, the second round of which begins today.

All that sounds fine, but I have my concerns when a developer announces they want to support one game for a long time. Does a 20-year plan make sense for PUBG? Head inside to join the discussion.

In just over a week, Nintendo will be launching Nintendo Labo, which gives players the ability to craft their own custom peripherals out of cardboard and interact with Switch's features in unique ways. This outside-the-box idea could be the first of many, as Nintendo just announced plans to field new tech ideas from upcoming developers looking to create new experiences on Nintendo Switch. With just about anything in the realm of possibility, what sort of interactive experiences or features would you like to see on Switch?

Nintendo and Universal have been working on a theme park full of Nintendo attractions since last Summer, but today we go another exciting announcement. In addition to three Super Nintendo World locations, Universal is teaming up with The Pokémon Company to create a Pokémon theme park section in Orlando. When the park opens its doors in 2020, what sort of Pokémon adventures do you hope to encounter?

Hit the jump and share your ideas for Pokémon attractions!