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BarberCut Lite Theft

Anthony Helinski, a 34-year-old teacher from Lawrence, Massachusetts, has been charged with putting his toddler into a BarberCut Lite arcade machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes. He turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at the Mall at Rockingham Park recorded video of a man encouraging the girl to grab prizes from within the game. Continue reading to watch the video without effects straight from the Salem NH Police Department.

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Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online is now live, and compared to similar services, the price is actually quite reasonable: 1-month for $3.99, 3-months for $7.99, 12-months for $19.99 or an eight Nintendo account "Family Membership" for $34.99. What do you get with this membership? How about online multiplayer, cloud saves and a collection of 20 classic NES games, with more constantly being added. Plus, cross-console play is also enabled, which means Switch players in Rocket League and Fortnite can game with Xbox One, mobile and PC users. To prepare Switch console for the online service, link + sync the proper Nintendo account, upgrade to the system version 6.0, active your subscription, and it's ready to go. Continue reading for a video explaining how you can possibly get a membership for under $5 per year.

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80s Airbnb Rental

Love the 80s and want to relive the experience? If so, then "The McFly", an Airbnb home in Dallas, Texas, just might be your best bet. In addition to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade machine, there's also a Nintendo Entertainment System with plenty of games to keep you entertained. There's no shortage of pop culture memorabilia either, and items include: Marty McFly's hoverboard, a Lamborghini Countach poster, and of course, a classic payphone. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Super NES CD ROM

Photo credit: Mats Lindh (Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

With the Nintendo Switch flourishing, it's only fitting at a console the company never released, the Super NES CD-ROM System, also known as the SNES-CD). The add-on built upon the functionality of the cartridge-based SNES by adding support for a CD-ROM-based format known as Super Disc. Fast forward to November 2015, one of the original Nintendo PlayStation prototypes had been found, and it was left behind by former Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Olafur Johann Olafsson during his time at Advant. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger

RAVPower's 26800 PD Portable Charger not only charges your mobile devices, but the Nintendo Switch, MacBook and MacBook Pro, all for $46.99 shipped with coupon code: 2XRA4PGQ and clipping the on-page $5 off coupon, today only, originally $81.99. The Type-C output reaches up to 30W that matches the original AC MacBook charger, so you can charge all devices including a MacBook in no time. Plus, it's capable of charging a Nintendo Switch while it is being played. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 2XRA4PGQ during final checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for a Nintendo Switch test video, more pictures and information.

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Pokemon GO Taiwan

Chen Sanyuan, a 70-year-old man from Taipei, Taiwan, may just be the most dedicated Pokemon GO player in the world, so much so that he even created a custom bicycle with up to a dozen smartphones to catch rare creatures. It all started when his grandson introduced the game to him, and combined with his passion for bicycling through Taipei, the rest is history. Currently, he spends 5-6 days a week and up to 10,000 yuan ($1,500) per month on his hobby. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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3DS XL Super NES Edition

This Nintendo 3DS XL Super NES Edition bundle comes with a digital download code for the SNES version of Super Mario Kart, and it's being offered for just $149.99 shipped, today only, originally $249.99. This system combines next-generation portable gaming with super-stable 3D technology and added control features. Take 3D photos, connect with friends, and enhance your gaming experiences with added amiibo support. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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3DS Smartphone

With hit mobile games Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, it's only a matter of time until Nintendo gets into the smartphone business themselves. This concept shows us how such a device from the gaming company could look, starting with a slide-open design that reveals a second display as well as extra control buttons. A triple camera setup could be used for augmented reality games, Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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NES Classic Official

The NES Classic is back in stock and better than ever, all for $59.99 shipped. It comes with multiple pre-uploaded games such as Metroid, Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, Balloon Fight and The Legend of Zelda. All you have to do is pick up the controller and enjoy an interrupted gaming action. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing how to add 800+ games onto your new NES Classic.

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Nintendo 3DS Phone

Photo credit: Jacob Estep

With smartphones replacing many common devices that people use today, such as point-and-shoot cameras and portable game consoles, it's only fitting that Nintendo would be working on their very own mobile device. The Nintendo 3DS Phone could be one possible concept. Featuring a slide-open design that reveals a second display, a gamepad, and dual cameras that concealed during normal use. Continue reading for more pictures.

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