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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

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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

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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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Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run is basically split into three modes, the first being World Tour, which consists 24 levels - priced at $9.99 - each with increasing difficulty. Unlike previous games, Mario runs from left to right automatically, and by tapping the screen, you can make the character jump, spring off enemies, wall jump or spin in the air as he descends. Finishing World Tour may not be difficult, but similar to Super Mario 64, you'll have to go back to collect the five Challenge Coins. A boss in either an airship level or a castle level appears after every world to keep things interesting. Unfortunately, you'll have to always have a data connection or the game will pause. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview and more information.

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Zelda Nintendo Switch


Most gamers know that the Nintendo Switch is the highly anticipated upcoming hybrid video game console scheduled for release worldwide in March 2017, but now we get a first look at it in-action, thanks to Jimmy Fallon. The Switch's main unit is shaped like a tablet, featuring two detachable controllers on either side called Joy-Cons, which can be used individually or attached to a grip to provide a traditional gamepad form. The main unit is connected to a television display through a docking station, from which it can be removed and used as a portable console. It uses flash ROM cartridges rather than optical discs, similar to the Nintendo 3DS. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a working single-cylinder engine made from paper.

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Giant NES Controller


Forget the NES Classic, Ultimate Customs has created a giant, wireless NES controller with a fully-functional cartridge slot in which they use to play Duck Hunt / Super Mario Bros. (hybrid cartridge). Even though it doesn't have 30 built-in games, you'll be able to play any cartridge in Nintendo's vast library, including the Game Genie add-on. In related news, did you know that Nintendo entered into negotiations with Atari to release the Famicom under Atari's name as the name Nintendo Advanced Video Gaming System? That's right, the deal was set to be finalized and signed at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show in June 1983. However, Atari discovered at that show that its competitor Coleco was illegally demonstrating its Coleco Adam computer with Nintendo's Donkey Kong game. This violation of Atari's exclusive license with Nintendo to publish the game for its own computer systems delayed the implementation of Nintendo's game console marketing contract with Atari. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a mesmerizing chain link fence machine.

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NES Classic Edition Buy

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Nintendo's NES Classic Edition just may be the hottest gadget this holiday season, and the entire first batch was sold out within minutes of going live. If you weren't one of the lucky few, forget paying $60 for the mini-sized console, which comes loaded 30 classic NES games, as scalpers are getting bids in excess of $1,200 online. Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here for a few bonus hands-on images.

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