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Super Mario 64 was one of the first great 3D adventure games and has served as an inspiration to countless developers. The Nintendo 64 classic saw a remake on DS, but it's never been given the HD treatment. Maybe that will change on Nintendo Switch, but until then, a talented fan has stepped in to fill that gap. Modder CryZENx has created a demo of Super Mario 64's opening moments, and it's available to download now.

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Earlier this week we reported on the impressive fact that Sony has sold over 500 million total PlayStation consoles since the original PlayStation debuted in 1994. That got me thinking about another titan in the industry with an even longer history. Nintendo has officially released sales data for all of its major hardware releases since the Famicom in 1983, so I did a little digging to see what kind of numbers they've piled up over the years and how they compare to Sony's.

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Fans of the Blue Bomber are eagerly awaiting the release of Mega Man 11, the latest in Capcom's series of side-scrolling shooters that is set to launch on October 2nd. However, according to the folks at TrueAchievements, fans and newcomers alike will have a chance to try out the game for themselves next month.

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This has been a big week for Smash Bros. fans, as Wednesday's Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct featured the announcement of two brand new characters, three new Echo Fighters, new game modes, new items, and more. However, fans in Europe got an extra little announcement courtesy of Nintendo of Europe's Twitter account.

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Bethesda's 2016 reboot of the Doom franchise (appropriately titled DOOM) was an instant hit with fans and critics alike, and during E3 we learned that a sequel is in development. The brief E3 teaser showed nothing substantial, but Bethesda promised a big reveal at QuakeCon, and they have delivered! Today Bethesda pulled the curtains back and gave us tons of new gameplay details and footage.

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What would you do if you only had one minute to live? What if you could live that short life over and over again, keeping your progress when you respawn? Welcome to Minit! This charming little action-adventure title puts a fun spin on the classic Zelda-esque formula with its 60-second bursts of gameplay. Minit made its debut back in April, but today it truly feels at home after launching on Nintendo Switch.

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If you ask modern game developers about how they got into their field, many will point to iconic and beloved franchises from the early days of gaming that blazed a trail and inspired them in their youth. Games like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid have served as a foundation for countless adventures that followed. However, if you ask Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai about his origin story, you'll get a completely different take.

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Famed developer Masahiro Sakurai has been steadily pumping out new entries in the Super Smash Bros. franchise for nearly 20 years now. All of that effort will culminate in the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (featuring every playable character in franchise history) this December. Sakurai has been floating the idea of moving on from Smash for years now, so will this Ultimate edition finally be the end? Probably not.

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Looking back on decades of video game history, it's hard to think of any one person with more influence and impact than Shigeru Miyamoto. The creator of Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and many more iconic characters and franchises has had a hand in developing hundreds of popular games over the years. As such, he's been chosen to deliver this year's keynote speech at the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference 2018.

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We're still over three months away from the launch of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, and The Pokémon Company is providing fans with a steady stream of new info. That trend continued today, as a brand new trailer has just been released. The trailer opens with a look at Vermilion City (including the S.S. Anne) before shifting to a recently-confirmed game mechanic: Mega Evolution.

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Earlier today, during the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, Nintendo announced a slew of new characters that are joining the roster. Simon Belmont and King K. Rool are coming as brand new fighters, while Richter Belmont, Chrom, and Dark Samus are joining as Echo Fighters. With this expanded roster comes an expanded Amiibo lineup as well! That's right, Amiibo based on all five of these fighters will be available in the future, allowing you to train your fighters into the ultimate Smash brawler. No date has been announced yet, but keep your eyes peeled for any updates!

Earlier today Nintendo held a Direct presentation just for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Series creator Masahiro unveiled tons of new info about the upcoming fighter, including new game modes like Squad Strike and Smashdown. He also teased a mysterious new game mode represented by a green space on the main menu. The name was blurred out in the presentation, but some fans believe they've already cracked it anyway!

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This holiday season the Pokémon franchise is evolving once again with the launch of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! on Nintendo Switch. The twin games are remakes of Pokémon Yellow with modern graphics and game mechanics, as well as some features from Pokémon Go. Because they're revisiting Kanto, the Let's Go games are sticking to the original 151 monsters, but they're not going entirely old school with the roster.

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During today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, series creator Masahiro Sakurai unveiled new playable characters (including Echo Fighters), new game modes, and more. At one point in the presentation, he also highlighted some of the rule changes in Smash modes, including the fact that you now choose your stage before you select your fighters. During this segment, he revealed an exciting new feature that's likely to shake up the game quite a bit.

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Today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct was jam-packed with exciting character announcements like Simon Belmont and King K. Rool joining the fight, but that's not all that was revealed! Smash creator Masahiro Sakurai also took the time to go over some returning game modes and introduce some new ones. Some modes are being kept secret, but Sakurai spilled the beans on Squad Strike and Smashdown today.

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