Take a Break from Smash and Play Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for $20

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I’ll be the first to admit, I’m pretty bad at Smash. And if you’re like me and you need a break from the constant fear of falling into a hole, pick up the $20 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle game for the Nintendo Switch, $10 less than on Amazon. (It’d go great with a fancy Pro Controller, FYI.)

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https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/take-a-break-from-smash-and-play-mario-rabbids-kingdo-1832505305

The RetroChamp Turns the Original NES Into a Nintendo Switch-Inspired All-In-One Handheld

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Thirty years after the original Game Boy was first released, handheld gaming is as popular as it’s ever been. Smartphones provide endless entertainment, and Nintendo’s current flagship console is even a portable device. But what if 1983-era technology had allowed the original NES to go portable? My Arcade’s new Retro…

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https://gizmodo.com/the-retrochamp-turns-the-original-nes-into-a-nintendo-s-1831514101

Jessie And James Are As Evil, Stupid, And Delightful As Always In Pokémon Let’s Go

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Pokémon Let’s Go revisits a lot of the same scenarios from Pokémon Red and Blue, including run-ins with members of the villainous Team Rocket organization. In Let’s Go, these aren’t just any Team Rocket members, it’s the notorious Jessie and James from the Pokémon anime. They’re as evil and dim-witted as they’ve…

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https://kotaku.com/jessie-and-james-are-as-evil-stupid-and-delightful-as-1830540334

Optimus Prime Replaces the Matrix of Leadership With a Watch, and More of the Wildest Toys of the Week

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all the wonderfully weird and wallet-draining toys we’ve seen floating around the internet. This week: Fantastic Beasts comes to Hot Toys, Monopoly’s got something to say about kids these days, and the fluffiest answer to Super Smash Bros. possible.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/optimus-prime-replaces-the-matrix-of-leadership-with-a-1830379352

Pokémon Let’s Go Helped Me Connect With My Son

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“Dad, can we play Pokémon together?” my seven-year-old son Seamus asked as I wandered about Kanto in Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee. It was the first time he’d asked to play a video game with me. It led to the first time we played a video game together.

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https://kotaku.com/pokemon-lets-go-helped-me-connect-with-my-son-1830464142

Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee and Pikachu: The Kotaku Review

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Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee are going to be divisive. The games seem meant to introduce a new generation of players to Pokémon, especially players who started with Pokémon Go. The changes made to gameplay may frustrate longtime fans, including me; I started playing in the late ‘90s and kept up with the…

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https://kotaku.com/pokemon-lets-go-eevee-and-pikachu-the-kotaku-review-1830393778

Nintendo Needs to Stop Putting Digimon in Pokémon

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Now that we’ve all seen the trailer for the first live-action Pokémon movie, it feels like it’s time to voice some…concerns about some of the newer pocketable monsters Nintendo’s been stealthily incorporating into its games for the past few years. To put it simply: Nintendo’s been trying to pass off Digimon as 

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/nintendo-needs-to-stop-putting-digimon-in-pokemon-1830392097