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Nintendo Announces Planned Closure of Wii Shop Channel

By Jason Venter, Sep 29, 2017 11:23am PDT

If you have Wii Points to spend, or if there are Wii games you want to download, make sure to take action while you still can.


"Nintendo has recently been bringing a lot of the TurboGrafx-16 stuff to Wii U (the same games ..."

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Arms 3.1 Update Goes Esports with Sparring Ring Stage

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 28, 2017 9:20pm PDT

Those looking to play Arms competitively will get a new stage just for them with Arms' new 3.1 update.


Switch Is Leading Nintendo To Its Best Software Sales Performance Since '95

By Charles Singletary, Sep 28, 2017 3:45pm PDT

An NPD analyst notes that Nintendo is headed for an incredible milestone.


"It's fantastic. I hate consoles and they've managed to completely hook me. I'll play docked and ..."

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Modojo Rewind: Twice The Time, Twice The News

By Kevin Tucker, Sep 22, 2017 5:00pm PDT

Your weekly roundup of the biggest stories in mobile and portable gaming, courtesy of Modojo.


11 Games You Would Want on a Nintendo GameCube Mini

By Shack Staff, Sep 15, 2017 4:00pm PDT

The GameCube turned 16 years old this week! To celebrate, the staff submitted their picks for 11 games they (and you) would want on a Nintendo Gamecube 'Classic' mini console.


"Best selling GCN game of all time and it got more viewers than SF5 when they used to share ..."

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Nintendo Switch Continues To Outsell PS4 and Xbox One

By Charles Singletary, Sep 15, 2017 10:55am PDT

August saw the Switch continue a recent trend of outperforming its competition.


Skyrim Coming To Nintendo Switch This Fall Without Mods

By Charles Singletary, Sep 14, 2017 12:55pm PDT

Another edition of the game that will not die is on the way, but there don't seem to be plans for mods in the near future.


"Yeah, that's probably true, not sure if they'll sell as many as they'd like."

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Nintendo Direct - Full September 13 Recap

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 13, 2017 6:00pm PDT

It was a busy day for Nintendo, starting with Pokemon and ending with Super Mario Odyssey. Shacknews is here with the full recap.


"Do you guys have a review copy of NBA 2k18 for Switch? Really curious how that port will turn ..."

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Arcade Archives Brings Classics to Switch Starting with Mario Bros

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 13, 2017 3:36pm PDT

A new series for Nintendo Switch is dedicated to bringing arcade classics to a new generation.


"i am really hoping they bring the old Zelda games back on the switch"

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Splatoon 2 Adding Kelp Dome Map, new 'Tenta Brella' weapon

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 13, 2017 3:24pm PDT

They're Mary Poppins, y'all!


"The last episode of Made In Abyss has put me right off combat umbrellas (and a lot of other ..."

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Watch the September 13 Nintendo Direct Live Stream Here

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 13, 2017 2:30pm PDT

Get a look at the fall lineup for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS with today's Nintendo Direct by watching along with us at Shacknews.


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Shackcast Episode 005: The Shacknews Theater

By Asif Khan, Sep 12, 2017 9:45pm PDT

Today we reinvent podcasts.


"I played Quake 2 as a kid and never played UT. I guess Quake by default."

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NES Classic Mini Will Return In 2018

By Charles Singletary, Sep 12, 2017 5:52am PDT

The SNES Classic Mini will also be shipped well into 2018, corroborating statements from the Nintendo of America President. 


"I was just thinking yesterday,after watching a Nintendo related The Know video on Youtube,that ..."

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Reggie Fils-Aime Says There Will Be Plenty SNES Minis In Stock

By Charles Singletary, Sep 11, 2017 1:20pm PDT

Don't fall for all the overpriced reseller listings for the SNES Classic console. 


"Yeah it's a bit of a shift for sure. New president making strides? "

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Nintendo Achievement System may be Coming Soon

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 11, 2017 12:55pm PDT

Two console generations after Microsoft and Sony first ushered in the idea, Nintendo may be preparing achievements and leaderboards for the Nintendo Switch.


"The Gamestop bundles are easy to get.. in stock frequently.. but you gotta pre order and takes a ..."

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