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Nintendo Switch Game Case

The Nintendo Switch is set to hit stores on March 3rd (if you can find them), but some reviewers already have their hands on the actual console as well as games. Now here's a first look at Super Bomberman R, which makes full use of the Nintendo Switch system capabilities, enabling gamers to play wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. In 'Battle' mode, up to eight players are dropped within a maze until the 'last man standing' is declared the winner. There is also a 'Story' mode where one to two players work cooperatively to clear a series of 50 stages in order to save the galaxy. Continue reading for another video, picture and more information.

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Hyperkin SupaBoy S

Hyperkin's SupaBoy S is basically a portable SNES console that you can take anywhere, all for $98.25 shipped this weekend only. The device will play all original SNES (NTSC AND PAL) and Super Famicom cartridges on a built-in 4.3 inch LCD screen. It includes a D-pad and face buttons, as well as right and left shoulder buttons. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Smallest SNES

Raspberry Pi can be used to build many things, including the world's smallest SNES, or at least a miniature device that looks like one. Gaming enthusiast Hugo doris hand-crafted the clay shell for his SNES Micro, which consists of a Raspberry Pi Zero board and a USB hub. The finished produce runs an SNES emulator that could play just about any NES game as well. Unfortunately, you won't be able to plug in any of the original controllers, which is understandable due to the original slots being larger than the micro console itself, but I'm sure you'll find plenty of worthy alternatives. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cool vertical coin bank.

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Nintendo Switch VR

Mario Kart and Zelda are fun games both on portable as well as home consoles, but imagine playing the titles in virtual reality? Thanks to the Nintendo Switch, that may soon become a possibility. Simply put, the Switch's display would slide right onto this headset and the Joy-Con controllers would be used like normal. What would something like this be priced at? Well, considering that the HTC Vive costs $800, anything priced at half that or even less should be a hot seller. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Nintendo Switch Bottle Water

Those who attended the NYC Nintendo Switch event were given small 8oz bottles of water, and some have already made their way onto eBay, with a few trying to fetch $100. "Up for sell is a Bottle of water from the nintendo switch event in NYC. This item is unused and in mint condition. The water was bottled at a natural spring. It's clear. It makes for a great shelf item for any hardcore Nintendo fan. Feel free to make offers and ask questions. There's no refunds," said the seller. Continue reading for another video from the NYC even and more information.

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Nintendo Switch Launch Date

Set for a worldwide launch on March 3rd launch, priced at $299, the Nintendo Switch includes a 6.2-inch, 720p multi-touch tablet running at a 1280 x 720 resolution when used in a handheld mode. The Switch is capable of outputting full 1080p visuals through an HDMI connection to an attached TV when docked, while the Switch itself is powered by a custom NVIDIA Tegra processor. It offers 32GB of onboard memory, which can be expanded with microSD cards. Games are loaded on physical GameCards, making them easy to travel with. The console uses a standard USB-C connection, and connects to the internet through an 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection. You can pre-order here now. Continue reading for previews of five games.

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Super Retro Boy

Photo credit: CNET | Gallery photo credit: The Verge

The NES Classic Edition may still be sold out everywhere, but soon, you'll be able to get your hands on a modern pocket-sized Game Boy, called the "Super Retro Boy". Featuring a 10-hour internal battery, backlit display, and compatibility with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges - a 10-in-1 cartridge is included. Expect to pay $79.99 when it hits stores this August. Click here for a few hands-on images. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Touch ID Amazon

Source: WSJ

Bethany Howell appreciated the convenience of being able to purchase something on Amazon using just her fingerprint, but that backfired when her 6-year-old daughter Ashlynd used her thumbprint to rack up a $250 bill while she napped. Shortly after waking up, she saw 13 order confirmations for Pokemon items, and initially thought someone had hacked their account. "No, Mommy, I was shopping. But don't worry - everything that I ordered is coming straight to the house," said Ashlynd. Unfortunately, Amazon only allowed them to return 4 of the 13 items, and we're assuming it's because the rest were from 3rd party sellers. Click here for the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Pokemon Go in real-life.

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Game Boy Smartphone

If Nintendo ever partners with a mobile phone manufacturer (HTC, ASUS, etc.) to create a smartphone, it would probably look something like this, or at least color scheme wise. The "Smart Boy" looks normal, but when the "Game Bat" accessory pad is attached, it becomes a full-fledged mobile gaming device. Since Nintendo has just started with mobile games, it would only make sense to capitalize on their namesake, especially with all of the different limited special editions they could release. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Modern Game Boy
Modern Game Boy

The Nintendo Switch may be launching in a few months, but there are still gamers waiting for an updated Game Boy, and this device, by F. Renner, gives us a glimpse at one possible design. It sports a cartridge slot, widescreen HD display, an SNES gamepad-style button layout, headphones jack, and traditional on / off switch as well as a volume toggle. If this were released today, we'd expect it to have WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth, and possibly a 4G data connection for gaming on-the-go. Continue reading for more pictures, including one of a special Fallout edition.

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