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Bethesda had everyone laughing during their press conference Sunday night when they debuted a new trailer for "Skyrim: Very Special Edition," an obvious joke that advertised a new version of the game coming to Amazon Alexa. It was great to see them poking fun at themselves, taking an old internet joke and running with it, but then everything turned on its head when people discovered that the app was, in fact, a real thing.

Now Bethesda's Pete Hines has spoken up about how they came up with the joke, as well as what led them to making it an actual thing that exists. Head inside for more!

E3 finally wrapped up yesterday, following five days (six, if you count EA's events as a part of it) of announcements, interviews, and streams concerning the biggest and best upcoming video games. But it's never too early to start thinking about next year, and so, as per usual, the ESA has already provided the dates of E3 2019. It will look pretty similar to this year's, taking place in the second full week of June once again.

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Having DLC become available for games post-launch has become a common sight in the industry in recent years, but the Kingdom Hearts franchise has yet to embrace such practices. That may be changing for Kingdom Hearts III, as a new interview from IGN with series creator and director Tetsuya Nomura has revealed that he would like to include post-launch content in the game. At the moment, he doesn't know what that content might be, though he does have some ideas.

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Plenty of games were shown off at E3 this week, but for Nintendo there was one primary game that, understandably, received the most focus of all: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Described as the biggest crossover in gaming history, it will have at least 66 fighters battling on over 80 stages when it launches this December. Nintendo Treehouse gave the game a lot of love during their livestream, and we've gathered all of them together in one place for your viewing pleasure.

Check out over six hours of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gameplay after the jump!

During the E3 Direct, Nintendo announced a new piece of content for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Titled Torna ~ The Golden Country, it takes players back in time to 500 years before the events of the main game, allowing us to experience a war only discussed in 2's campaign. During Nintendo Treehouse Live, we got our first look at how this will play out, with the team playing through the first twenty-five minutes of the new expansion. We also get a few hints of story beats, as well as some new and returning mechanics.

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Super Mario Party was given a spotlight on Nintendo Treehouse Live yesterday, and it returned today for the final day of E3 streaming to reveal some new modes, including one with the franchise-first ability to play minigames with both friends and strangers online! We had to wait for the very end of the segment for this detail to be dropped, but in the meantime the team treated us to looks at the game's other modes, focusing heavily on "Partner Party" mode as well as a better look at the Tank minigame shown off during the Direct.

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Last September, Nintendo announced the "Arcade Archives" series of titles, which seeks to bring back classic, pre-console Nintendo titles for everyone to play on Nintendo Switch. Another game was revealed today to be joining these Archives, and there's a slight chance that you might've heard of it. Just a tiny one. It's some small arcade title called Donkey Kong, and for Switch owners in North America, it's available today.

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One of Nintendo's surprise announcements during their E3 Direct this year was the reveal of Super Mario Party, a brand new entry in the multiplayer, friendship-ending franchise. Featuring new boards and minigames, along with a distinct lack of riding in cars, the next Party starts up in October. If you're curious or worried about how this new title might play, the Nintendo Treehouse has you covered. They've been streaming their new games all E3, and one of their segments was all about Super Mario Party.

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Nintendo's E3 Direct yesterday started off with the reveal of a brand new mech game for the Switch: Daemon X Machina. At the time we only got a brief look at the game, but today Nintendo Treehouse treated us to a much longer look. Sitting down with one of the game's developers, they took us through half an hour of the new game, showing off character customization, mech combat, and destructible environments.

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Mario Tennis Aces is releasing in just a few weeks, and so it was no surprise to see the title get its own segment in Nintendo's Treehouse Live @ E3 streams. What was a surprise is that they took the opportunity to announce a pair of additional playable characters that will be added to the title in the coming months, expanding the roster even further!

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Nintendo had a lot to bring to E3 this year, but one game many noticed was missing was the new Yoshi title announced at E3 2017. It was supposed to be coming out this year, but with no mention of it during yesterday's Nintendo Direct or Treehouse Live segments, many started suspecting that it was seeing a delay. Well, now it's been officially confirmed: Yoshi Switch has been moved to 2019.

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Super Smash Bros. always has a variety of interesting stages, and at least 80 are on their way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That number is outstanding, especially when you consider the additional Battlefield and Omega forms for them, but fans had one more question: can we play the regular stages without hazards? Thankfully, it sounds like Ultimate is indeed making that a new option for the series.

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Nintendo Treehouse is showing off the Big N's upcoming games and content for this week's Treehouse Live @ E3, and they just revealed some new info that is sure to be exciting for fans of the Xenoblade games. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has some new DLC coming up soon, including a special "Challenge Battle Mode," but it turns out this mode will offer more than just tough fights. It also brings back two classic characters from the original Xenoblade Chronicles: Shulk and Fiora!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate finally got its official unveiling yesterday, and it's certainly living up to its name so far! Alongside the return of every fighter in Smash history, plus Inklings and Ridley, it also appears that we'll be revisiting a huge number of stages from games past. By scouring through the Nintendo Direct, the individual character trailers released for each fighter, and the game's website, fans have already identified over 80 different stages that should be in the game!

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Plenty of companies livestream during E3 these days, but Nintendo was one of the first to do so, and their streams continue to remain highlights of the show for fans. This year is no different, and as we head into Day 2 of E3 proper, the Treehouse team will be starting up those streams yet again. We can expect plenty of footage of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, certainly, but we might also get a look at other upcoming and newly announced Nintendo games like Fire Emblem: Three Houses or Super Mario Party. And who knows? Sometimes, the Treehouse has surprise reveals of their own to give us.

Whatever they have in store for us today, we'll see it soon, as the stream starts at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET. Head inside to join us for the fun!