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Nintendo Switch emulator already in the works from team behind 3DS emulator

Nintendo Switch emulator

Long before Nintendo started packaging classic games on miniature versions of its old consoles, the easiest way to play those games was with an emulator. Despite their questionable legality, emulators for virtually every console ever made have been released on PC, Android and even other video game consoles over the years.

As you might expect, it often takes years after a console launches for an emulator to be developed, but this weekend, the team behind the Citra emulator for the 3DS announced that a Switch emulator is already in the works.

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Nintendo Switch emulator already in the works from team behind 3DS emulator originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 at 23:01:36 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Netflix won’t be arriving on the Nintendo Switch anytime soon

Nintendo Switch Netflix

Despite early reports that Netflix might eventually bring its arsenal of original content to the Nintendo Switch, the streaming giant over the weekend indicated that no such plans are currently in place. In response to a question which made a point of noting that demand for Netflix among Switch users is high, Netflix bluntly said that "there are currently no plans for Netflix on Nintendo Switch."

At this point, it remains unclear why Netflix won't be landing on the Switch, especially given that Nintendo back in January of last year subtly hinted that support for a wide array of video streaming services -- from Hulu to Netflix -- was an option being considered.

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Netflix won’t be arriving on the Nintendo Switch anytime soon originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 at 17:19:59 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

‘Pokemon Go’ Community Day gives trainers a new reason to go outside and play

Pokemon Go Community Day

When Pokemon Go launched two summers ago, it was a bona fide phenomenon. I couldn't walk two blocks without running into someone on their phone, spinning a Photo Disc or trying to catch a Pokemon. On top of being financially successful, Pokemon Go was actually bringing people together, which was quite an achievement.

A year and a half later, Niantic is trying to revive that magic with a new monthly event called Community Day, during which players can meet up at local parks to encounter a special Pokemon. The Pokemon, which will only be available for a few hours, will know an exclusive move that was previously unavailable for that Pokemon.

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‘Pokemon Go’ Community Day gives trainers a new reason to go outside and play originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at 20:31:07 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Nintendo is proving that Switch excitement is about more than low expectations

Nintendo Switch: Dark Souls

When a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct presentation dropped out of nowhere on the company's website yesterday, it immediately became one of the top trending stories of the day. Despite the fact that it only featured a single exclusive game announcement, the presentation still felt like the awakening of a dormant volcano.

Nintendo fans (and game fans in general) are as excited about the Switch as they have been about anything in ages. At first, it would have been easy to attribute this to the low expectations set by the Wii U. It really looked like Nintendo might be losing whatever edge it had. So when the Switch -- which looked like a potential disaster in the making -- launched relatively smoothly with an exciting lineup of games, the community was taken aback.

Not only had Nintendo clawed its way back out of the hole it had dug itself into, but it had done so with a console that was basically the Wii U 2.0. But we're now a year out from the big Nintendo Switch presentation of last January, and the enthusiasm surrounding the Switch has yet to die down. The Nintendo Direct just proved it.

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Nintendo is proving that Switch excitement is about more than low expectations originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at 12:09:36 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Nintendo reveals new Switch games, DLC and more in long-awaited January Direct

Nintendo Direct January

For months, Nintendo fans have been anxiously awaiting another Direct live stream to see what the company has in store for 2018. Rumors and speculation had been running rampant, especially throughout this week, but on Thursday morning, Nintendo finally unleashed a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct Mini, featuring over a dozen announcements for the Switch that should satisfy fans who weren't sure what to expect from the company in 2018.

The 15-minute video kicks off with a surprising revelation: The World Ends with You, one of the cult hits of the DS era, is being remastered with HD visuals and a new epilogue for the Switch. This unique RPG from Square Enix never got its due when it launched in 2008, so it's exciting to see it being revived a decade later.

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Nintendo reveals new Switch games, DLC and more in long-awaited January Direct originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at 09:26:33 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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