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It feels like there's been a massive increase in video game movies in recent years, but they've been around for decades. Well over 20 years ago Capcom tossed their hat in the ring with the Street Fighter movie. Steven E. de Souza wrote and directed the project, which launched to generally poor reviews. There are numerous flaws with the movie, but as it turns out, de Souza was also dealing with a myriad of problems, including the film's star, Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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Blast from the past Sonic Mania was a nostalgic thrill ride that was well worth the wait for Sonic fans, and many are looking forward to double-dipping into Sonic Mania Plus with its worldwide launch tomorrow. To commemorate, much like they had done with the original Collector's Edition last year, SEGA put together a familiar tongue-in-cheek advert that those who grew up in the 90's "Console Wars" will surely recognize.

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The NES Classic Edition was a prized stocking stuffer during the holiday 2016 shopping season, and Nintendo's production was completely unable to keep up with demand. After a lengthy absence, Nintendo finally began restocking the coveted plug-and-play console last month, but it quickly sold out at most retailers. If you haven't been able to get your hands on one yet, don't panic! There's still time.

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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website has updated tonight with a brand new song added to the music portal, this time coming from none other than legendary Sonic the Hedgehog composer and sound director Jun Senoue himself. Taking us back to the year 1991, the Crush 40 guitarist lends his talents to the upcoming Smash Bros. game with a rocking medley dedicated to a different blue gaming mascot this time around.

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In just a few days Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be launching on Nintendo 3DS and Switch. This charming puzzle game made its debut on Wii U, but what if it had launched about 25 years earlier? Nintendo Wire answers this question wonderfully in their latest video by re-imagining Treasure Tracker as a classic Nintendo Entertainment System game.

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Nintendo is gearing up to launch a new iteration of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch, and this time it's the Ultimate version of the game, including every past character in franchise history. Millions of fans are excited for the future of the franchise, but there's still a dedicated group of players that miss the Melee days. Speaking with the Washington Post, Smash creator Masahiro Sakurai explained why he chose to move away from that game's more fast-paced, technical gameplay.

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It's pretty common for an in-development game to get cancelled before it ever sees the light of day. This often happens early, in the prototype stage, but sometimes a game is well along in development before the plug gets pulled. In even rarer cases (such as Star Fox 2 before the release of the SNES Classic) a game is completely finished and still shelved anyway. As it turns out, this is the case for an old Game Boy title from Rare.

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Nintendo's struggles with hackers and modders continue. Earlier this year, Switch was declared "completely compromised" due to its Tegra X1 architecture, and since then we've seen countless examples of this. Nintendo has responded, banning members of the Homebrew community and Splatoon 2 hackers, but they just keep coming. In another new development, one modder now has Nintendo 64 and GameCube games running on Switch.

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Nintendo's greatest strength is its vast library of popular games stretching back decades. In the past, Nintendo has always leveraged this legacy content by releasing the games digitally as part of the Virtual Console, but Nintendo Switch won't be following this path. They have, however, been releasing legacy games as plug-and-play consoles like the NES Classic and SNES Classic, and they recently filed a trademark related to N64. What's Nintendo's next move?

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Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire's developers drew inspiration for its new generation of monsters from animal encyclopedias, cartoons and movies, and their own childhood experiences. One family of Pokémon, the Aggron line, was borrowed from Korean mythology. Aggron's design in particular seems to be from a 1985 Korean movie called Pulgasari, which has an interesting and disturbing story behind its production.

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The NES Classic Edition, Nintendo's plug-and-play retro console, was a huge hit in 2016, and Nintendo was utterly unprepared to keep up with the demand. Fortunately they're giving the popular collectible a second shot at life. Nintendo is restocking the Classic at numerous retailers, and they're selling out fast. If you're eager to get your hands on one, you can currently grab an order at Best Buy. Get 'em before they're gone!

Since the launch of Nintendo Switch, fans have been calling for the release of popular GameCube titles on eShop, and we've often heard it rumored that they're on the way. Nintendo's even launching a new line of officially licensed GameCube controllers soon. The possibility is looking even more likely today, as Nintendo has just filed new trademarks for the GameCube.

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Back in 2016, Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition—a plug and play miniature console pre-loaded with 30 classic games. Demand for the retro stocking stuffer far exceeded supply, and Nintendo found themselves utterly unprepared to keep up with their insatiable fans. If you missed out on your chance to grab one earlier, fear not! The mini console will soon be available once again.

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Last year, Nintendo and Dark Horse Comics teamed up to launch a Zelda Encyclopedia in Japan. This treasure trove of Zelda lore finally made its way to the West earlier this week, and interesting tidbits have begun to surface as early buyers tear through its pages. This includes a section that focuses on the geography of Hyrule in the early games that reveals a rather shocking correlation between the maps of the original adventure and A Link to the Past.

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Last year Atari announced a brand new console packed with retro games and capable of playing some newer games as well. On December 14th, the day pre-orders were set to open, Atari abruptly announced that the console would be delayed. Only vague reasons were given, and half a year later the situation still isn't any clearer. To make matters worse, Atari recently held a disastrous showcase for the console and then lied about it afterwards.

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