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Few franchises have had a bigger impact on the video game industry than The Legend of Zelda, and arguably the most influential and beloved of all the Zelda games is Ocarina of Time. The legendary tale of the Hero of Time and his battle against Ganon captured the hearts and minds of millions of fans and inspired countless games. Today this classic adventure celebrates a major milestone.

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While millions around the world are either nostalgically revisiting Kanto or heading there for the first time, Did You Know Gaming decided to mark the launch of Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee with a lengthy collection of obscure Pokémon facts. There's plenty to dig through, including tidbits about the music, Pokémon designs, and mistakes that weren't caught before launch, but perhaps the most interesting revelation is that the original games almost ended up being much harder.

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Nintendo has found great success with its Classic console lineup, selling over 10 million combined NES and SNES Classic Edition consoles. To many, following them up with an N64 Classic seems like it would be a no-brainer, and Nintendo has even filed trademarks related to Nintendo 64 in recent months. Is an announcement on the way? Not so fast, says Reggie.

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks are two very different Nintendo games. The former was a Game Boy Advance puzzle-platformer that brought a strategic edge to the old Donkey Kong formula, and the latter is a touch-screen-based Zelda game that sees us traversing Hyrule via locomotive. These games are two well-enjoyed extensions to Nintendo's most prolific franchises, and they have something in common: they've both been given new trademarks, meaning we might see more of them in the future!

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RuneScape was one hell of a game back in the day. Not only does it hold the Guinness World Record as the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game of all time, but its expansiveness is almost unheard of. Unfortunately, the game was forgotten in time after a bout of updates that, to most, ruined the game. Luckily, the team at Jagex gave us a revival in 2013 with the release of Old School RuneScape, a complete backup of the game's beloved circa-2007 servers. Now that version of the game is receiving a mobile port on both iOS and Android, complete with cross-platform play with PC users. And boy oh boy, does it ever work smoothly!

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If you're a fan of Resident Evil 4, you probably have it on your platform of choice, and maybe a couple of other copies across different consoles. From PlayStation 2 to Xbox One, the game has seen ports to different consoles eleven times so far, and it's not stopping there! In order to expand the reach of the best games their legendary franchise has to offer, Capcom has announced that they're bringing three fan-favorite games to the Nintendo Switch: Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil, and Resident Evil 0.

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It's been nearly two years since Nintendo debuted the NES Classic Edition, a plug and play console loaded up with 30 classic Nintendo games. This delightful little stocking stuffer remained almost constantly sold out after launch, prompting Nintendo to follow it up with the SNES Classic Edition. The two mini consoles have continued their popularity into 2018, with the former even topping June's hardware charts, and now they've collectively hit a major milestone.

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Switch is moving on up in the world. Nintendo's hybrid console made its debut in March of 2017, and less than a year later it had officially surpassed Wii U's lifetime sales numbers. Switch's sales numbers have slowed down a bit from that record-setting first year on the market, but those numbers should pick up again soon with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon: Let's Go on the way. In the meantime, Switch just reached a major milestone.

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The wait is finally over. Sony has officially revealed the full list of games to be re-released on the upcoming PlayStation Classic. The mini plug-and-play was announced with five of 20 titles confirmed: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. The full list has some beloved favorites, while also leaving out a few key PlayStation classics that might leave a few potential buyers scratching their heads.

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Announced at last year's PlayStation Experience, Sony's classic, skeleton-based hack-and-slash MediEvil is set for a comeback. The nearly double decade-old PlayStation game is getting a remake, and even though there's been zero information since its reveal, we won't have to wait much longer to learn more!

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Capcom gave the long-running Resident Evil franchise something of a fresh start with the back-to-roots survival-horror gameplay of Resident Evil VII, and the results were impressive. Now they're taking VII's game engine and using it to revisit one of the most popular classic entries in the franchise: Resident Evil 2. How will the development team go about creating something fresh that is still true to the feel of the original? Producer Tsuyoshi Kanda addressed this topic in a recent interview.

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Welcome to another episode of Switched On! After taking a week off, we're back to break down all the exciting Nintendo news from the past couple of weeks. Join Ben, Jeff, and newcomer Mark as we talk about Nintendo Switch Online, Pokémon, and more. We also give our impressions of the newly-launched Super Mario Party. For this week's discussion section, we discuss three Nintendo franchises that need a reboot and explore what that might look like. Hit the jump to take it all in!

When Pokémon made its debut over 20 years ago, one of the most unsettling areas in the game was Lavender Town. Eerie music, a graveyard, ghost Pokémon, and possessed trainers all combined to make it a memorably creepy location. Now that Kanto is getting an HD remake in the Pokémon: Let's Go games on Switch, Game Freak had to redesign the town for a new audience. And it sounds like we're in for a treat.

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Well here's a bit of a surprise. Nintendo Switch Online recently made its debut, and subscribers to this service now have access to a library of over 20 classic NES games. Three more titles were scheduled for release today and are now available, but there was also a fourth title added. In a move that no one called, Nintendo has released an easy version of the original Zelda.

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Nintendo doesn't plan to launch a traditional Virtual Console on Switch, which has left many fans wondering how they'll distribute their classic games this generation. Some NES games are now available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, and there's been some indication that Super Nintendo games will eventually follow, but what about the Game Boy? A recently discovered patent may hold the answers.

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