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Over 20 years after the series made its debut, Pokémon is finally getting its first official live-action movie, but it's not following the formula of the main series games. Instead, Hollywood turned to a little-known Nintendo 3DS spin-off game called Detective Pikachu. We've known that a film adaptation has been in the works for quite some time, but yesterday we finally got our first look at the movie, including Ryan Reynolds as a talking, crime-solving Pikachu. Was it everything you were hoping for, nightmare fuel, or something else entirely?

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The Game Awards 2018 is coming up in just a few weeks, and it's expected to be packed with more announcements than any previous show. Of course, as the name of the event indicates, the focus of The Game Awards is to honor the best video games from 2018. With that in mind, host and creator Geoff Keighley just revealed all the categories and nominees up for awards.

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It's the holiday season, and that means deals all around! Microsoft and Sony have already unveiled deals on Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, and more, and now it's Nintendo's turn. To show off their bargains, Nintendo released a video starring Luigi as well as GandaKris, a talented Amiibo modder who Nintendo hired as an Ambassador. What savings do the two have to show off?

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Earlier this year we reported that Nintendo had taken legal action against two ROM sites that were stocked with many Nintendo games. LoveROMs and LoveRETRO were sister sites operated by a husband and wife, Jacob and Cristian Mathias, and Nintendo was seeking millions in damages for their distribution of Nintendo IP. A settlement has just been reached, and it will likely have a massive impact on ROM sites in general.

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Nintendo recently launched an exciting new trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the internet has been going crazy ever since. The trailer opens on a billboard featuring Smash artwork, then transforms into a massive Nintendo battle. It's a beautiful video that shows off the game's incredibly diverse cast in action, but fans noticed that it didn't have any background music. Well, now it has all the music.

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Detective Pikachu recently came to the West on 3DS, and soon it will be making the jump from the small, handheld screen to the massive theater screen. The movie adaptation, starring Ryan Reynolds as a talking Pikachu, began filming earlier this year, and it's slated for release in 2019. Today we finally got a good look at the upcoming film, as its first trailer dropped.

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Last month, Nintendo treated fans to a new Mario Party game on Nintendo Switch, and it debuted to the strongest reviews in 20 years. Super Mario Party requires the use of the Switch's Joy-Con controllers, which means things can get expensive when you want to play with four players. Fortunately, a bundle including the game and some extra Joy-Cons is finally making its way to North America.

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Back in September, Nintendo debuted their new subscription-based online service, Nintendo Switch Online. Customers could previously play online games for free on Switch, but that feature now costs around $20 per year. In exchange, Nintendo offers features like cloud saves and an expanding digital library of NES games. This service has been met with mixed reviews by critics and fans, and Nintendo is aware that it needs improving.

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Over the past few generations, Nintendo has frequently chosen to design hardware that offers unique experiences instead of focusing on power. This strategy has had its highs (Wii) and lows (Wii U), but one undeniable side effect is that Nintendo has missed out on many major third-party titles due to hardware constraints. Switch, although still not as powerful as the competition, has managed to attract more support, and according to Nintendo's President, we've only seen the tip of the iceberg.

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It's an exciting time to be a Nintendo fan! Super Mario Party recently launched on Switch,  Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee are just around the corner, and Nintendo's capping off the year with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. To raise hype for the last of that impressive trio, Nintendo recently held another Nintendo Direct presentation packed with 40 minutes of Smash goodness. Join us for the latest episode of the Switched On! podcast as we break it all down!

Nintendo Switch has been a phenomenally successful console through a year and a half on the market, but it's not without its flaws. One of the biggest has been its extremely limited selection of streaming apps. Nintendo added a Hulu app last year, but fans have been griping for months about the lack of services like YouTube and Netflix. Now, Nintendo is finally taking another step in the right direction.

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It's been 25 years since the critically panned Super Mario Bros. movie from the '90s, and Nintendo is finally getting ready to give their most iconic character a second shot at the big screen. Nintendo announced early this year that they've teamed up with Illumination to bring the movie to life, and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto is calling the shots to make sure it's true to his vision. So when we can we expect to see this all come to fruition?

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is headed to Nintendo Switch with the biggest selection of playable fighters in franchise history. If the roster of over 70 fighters available at launch isn't enough for you, Nintendo has already confirmed that they're planning five more fighters as DLC (plus Piranha Plant). Fans across the globe are excitedly making predictions about the future fighters, but if you've been bombarding Sakurai's social media channels with suggestions, you're barking up the wrong tree.

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Hollywood's attempts at turning video games into movies have often ended in disappointment. Numerous problems have plagued these adaptations, but one of the most glaring is often a failure to respect the source material. Now that we know there's an animated Mario movie in the works, many fans are wondering if we're doomed to see this shortcoming yet again, but a recent interview regarding its development should be cause for optimism.

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We're just over one week away from the launch of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee on Nintendo Switch, and Game Freak continues to build hype with new teasers. Today they dropped two new trailers, one in English and one in Japanese. Both of them give us a look at the Elite Four, the four powerful trainers you'll need to best to become the League Champion, and there are plenty of other surprises as well.

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