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Nintendo announces new hybrid portable game console

Nintendo’s Switch is a touchscreen tablet with removable physical controls that turn it into a traditional handheld game console. It comes with a chunky dock to hook it up to a TV set for high-definition couch action; also announced is a traditional wireless gamepad to match the squared-off dark gray design. Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, …

Some Pokémon Go players given lifetime bans are being let back into the game

Did you get banned from playing Pokémon Go after downloading an app that you thought might make the game more fun? Well, it turns out that you might be able to get back into the smash hit title after all. A couple of weeks ago, Pokémon Go-maker Niantic Labs vowed to crack down on cheaters with “lifetime” bans for those who used third-party “add-on” apps to get ahead …

Watch a hamster clear a Super Mario Bros. level

Watch a hamster clear a Super Mario Bros. level / Boing Boing Like an 8-bit Habitrail. (@yutako55 via Laughing Squid) report this ad 1. Cute. READ THE REST Sometimes the simplest things in online life are the most sublime READ THE REST “Luna and Lily have grown from helpless little chicks to near adult barn owls and now they’re beginning to …

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition will add saving throughout gameplay

Sorry purists: New players of classic NES games on the upcoming micro NES Classic Edition system from Nintendo won’t have to rely on barbaric codes that recall progress, or single session playthroughs to beat games. Speaking with French language radio show La Terrasse ÉNERGIE (via IGN), Nintendo of Canada comms person Julie Gagnon told listeners that the console will provide players with permanent save points, like …

Pokémon Go is now live in 15 more countries in Asia, but not India or China

The wait is over for many Pokémon Go fans in Asia, after the smash hit game went live in 15 new countries in the continent. The full list of new countries are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. A major expansion in Asia has been expected for some time, but three …