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Discord has quickly emerged as one of the most popular chat apps for the gaming community in the past three years, attracting over 130 million users. That's a massive audience of potential paying customers, and today Discord announced plans to launch a new service that is sure to excite many of them. Discord is launching their own online game store!

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Back in May, Nintendo revealed that indie action-adventure game Minit is coming to Switch. The reveal initially only confirmed a Japanese release, but since then publisher Devolver Digital has confirmed that it's coming to the West. Switch owners will be able to get their hands on this unique title next week, as Devolver has confirmed that it's launching on the Switch eShop on August 9th.

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Ever since its debut last March, Nintendo Switch has been a haven for games developed by smaller, independent studios. Numerous indie titles have far outperformed expectations on Nintendo's hybrid console, including Stardew Valley, Blossom Tales, and Celeste. Switch eShop is already home to numerous great indie games, but that's just the beginning.

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If you're a fan of challenging platformers, beautiful music, and a moving story, you'll want to check out Celeste. This indie darling was one of our five must-have titles on Nintendo Switch eShop and it has quickly become a big hit in the speedrunning community. Currently Celeste is only available as a digital download, but that could be changing soon.

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Team Salvato's Doki Doki Literature Club made a big splash last year when it was released for free on Steam and its own official website. Although designed to look like a fairly standard anime-styled visual novel, Doki Doki takes several dark turns as the story progresses, transforming into a psychological horror. Because of the game's dark nature, a father in Manchester believes it's to blame for his teenage son's suicide.

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Nintendo Switch has become a hot spot for incredible independently developed games, and the lack of a traditional Virtual Console has been a tremendous boon for sales. New titles, such as Golf Story, have found great success on Switch's eShop, and the console has also proven attractive to indie games of yesteryear, like Super Meat Boy. Switch's lineup of classic indies is about to expand once again, as two more hits are scheduled to arrive later this week.

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E3 has just wrapped up in Los Angeles, and several Gamnesia staff members got the opportunity to peruse the show floor over the past week, trying out upcoming games from numerous developers big and small. We're all pretty exhausted and glad to be back in the comfort of our own homes, but we also had a great time and played a lot of exciting games.

Before ending our trip, we all met up in the hotel one last time to record our impressions from three days on the show floor, including our thoughts from our extensive hands-on time with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at Nintendo's press appointment area. In addition to the excitement of Smash, we share our thoughts on Marvel's Spider-Man, Mega Man 11, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee, and lots more! Head inside to check it out!

Tuesday's E3 Nintendo Direct gave countless viewers a shock when Sakurai, having caved to fan demand, announced Ridley as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Personally, though, I got nearly as much of a jolt (and even more excitement) from another surprise reveal earlier in the Direct: a reveal trailer for Killer Queen Black, an adaptation of BumbleBear Games' hit arcade game Killer Queen for home platforms. For the final segment of today's Nintendo Treehouse stream, we got a closer look at Killer Queen Black's gameplay and its changes from the arcade version.

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Fortnite finally launched for the Nintendo Switch this week and already eclipsed two million downloads, yet depending on who you ask, its release was not pretty. The match made in heaven between Nintendo's hit hybrid system and the most popular battle royale game on the planet was seen coming a mile away, but the anticipated union came at a cost none were privy to before a rocky release.

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Hollow Knight launched on PC early last year, and it's garnered a passionate fanbase in the time since. Some call it a Metroidvania, some compare it more to Dark Souls, but many love the adventure through the insect world of Hallownest. We learned earlier this year that it was coming to Nintendo Switch, but they held off on announcing the release date until this morning's E3 Direct. And that release date is today.

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Between seasons of Rick and Morty, series co-creator Justin Roiland keeps himself busy with new interactive projects through Squanch Games (formerly Squanchtendo). One such project had the proverbial shower curtain lifted tonight at the Sony presentation, with a bathtub guy revealing Trover Saves the Universe to viewers of the E3 conference in Los Angeles and around the world.

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Electronic Arts and Jo-Mei Games are bringing a new third-person exploration game to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2019. In a world where humans turn into monsters when they get lonely, players will navigate Sea of Solitude while trying to transform back from being a monster themselves.

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GalaxyTrail's retro-throwback Freedom Planet is back, this time for the Nintendo Switch. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the game was originally released on Steam back in 2014, later being ported to the Wii U and the PlayStation 4. Now, in preparation for the incoming sequel, GalaxyTrail and XSEED Games are joining forces to bring Freedom Planet to the Nintendo Switch this fall.

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There's no series that throws the collective Nintendo community into an absolute frenzy quite like Super Smash Bros. The March Direct capped with the tease of a brand new entry in the highly coveted crossover fighter franchise, and fake leaks, rumors, and speculations have pretty much taken over the internet at this point. Naturally, there is one big question on everyone's minds with answers that pretty much define a new Smash entry: which new characters will join the roster? Hit the jump for our take!

It's been five years since Gaijin Games, now Choice Provisions, released the fantastic Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, breaking the addictive gameplay of BIT.TRIP Runner out of the confines of 2D space to a 3D world exploding with style and color. Come PAX West last year, I was delighted to find out that a new Runner game was on the horizon and enjoyed my brief stint with the demo on the show floor. Now that I've had the chance to play the game in full, how does Runner3 stack up to expectations?

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