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A few days ago, the world got an at Nintendo's upcoming console-handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch, when one lucky user was able to buy it from an unsuspecting retailer. Guess what? Turns out the console was actually stolen.

Nintendo released an official statement regarding the matter, explaining that the console was one of a small group of consoles stolen by an employee at a U.S. distributor. All the consoles have been retrieved and all individuals involved have been identified, terminated and are currently under legal investigation.

"Earlier this week, individuals claimed to prematurely purchase a small number of Nintendo Switch systems from an unspecified retailer. Nintendo has determined these units were stolen in an isolated incident by employees of a U.S. distributor, with one system being illegally resold. The individuals involved have been identified, terminated from their place of employment and are under investigation by local law enforcement authorities on criminal charges.

Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017, and we look forward to everyone being able to discover the wonders of the new system for themselves at that time."

You'd think a person who steals one of the most anticipated gadgets of the year wouldn't boast his spoils for millions to see on YouTube.

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Fan Mods Nintendo 64 To Act As Switch Dock

With its thin, all black design, the standard Nintendo Switch dock gives the console a modern, sleek look when you want to play on your television. However, for one fan, they were looking for something a bit different. Reddit user tettzan777 took a broken Nintendo 64 unit and modded it to be a Nintendo Switch dock. The user says their only concern is that they cannot attach the Joy-Cons to the Switch for charging purposes while the system is docked. In addition to making the cartridge slot the dock for the console, the modder also swapped out the controller ports for USB ports. The Reddit user also says that there is plenty of space between the slot and the edges, meaning that they can easily avoid the scratching problems that have come out of using the regular dock for some users. This also allows for better airflow than the original dock, according to tettzan777.   Credit: @Twitter and Game Informer

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Logan Claws Its Way to the Top of the Box Office

source and story: IGN   By Alex Osborn Logan dominated the domestic box office this weekend, debuting in first place with an estimated $85.3 million. As noted by Variety, Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine film boasted a production budget of $97 million. Logan serves as further evidence that there's a large market for R-rated comic book films, as it's not the first adult-oriented comic-inspired hit from Fox, with Deadpool opening to incredible success last year. For our thoughts on the James Mangold-directed film, which serves as an "amazing swan song for the Wolverine character, Following its incredible debut last week, Get Out slipped to second with an estimated $26.1 million. Jordan Peele's horror film continues to be a big moneymaker for Universal, having only cost $5 million to produce. Meanwhile, Lionsgate's faith-based drama The Shack debuted in third place, earning $16.1 million. The film stars Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, and cost $26 million to make. Rounding out the top five is The LEGO Batman Movie, which placed fourth with $11.7 million, and the young adult drama Before I Fall, which placed fifth with $4.9 million.   Here are the Top 10 weekend box office three-day estimates via comScore: 1. Logan $85.3 million 2. Get Out $26.1 million 3. The Shack $16.1 million 4. The LEGO Batman Movie $11.7 million 5. Before I Fall $4.9 million 6. John Wick: Chapter Two $4.7 million 7. Hidden Figures  $3.8 million 8. The Great Wall $3.5 million 9. Fifty Shades Darker $3.5 million 10. La La Land  $3 million

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Big Day For NINTENDO! All platforms pay tribute

Nintendo is going to be here forever no matter which system you grew up with or grew to love, Nintendo has proven for decades that they will outlast any competitor and evolve at will. Today is the launch of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo fans are losing it all over the world! Playstation flopped with their newest system but, The Xbox Scorpion is still in the running... It's also getting a bit messy on Amazon with all the preorder Switches customers are angry... Online retailer Amazon offered preorders for the Switch several times following the console’s release date announcement, promising day one delivery of Nintendo’s latest console. Now it’s day one, and many preorder customers are still waiting. All it takes is searching On Twitter for Amazon to see that many customers are regretting their choice of pre-purchase retailers. Complaints include customers stuck in “Shipping Now” status while orders still promise delivery this evening by 8 AM . . . Adding insult to injury, Amazon is still sporadically selling the Switch online. A small batch of Neon consoles went up for sale on the site earlier today, quickly selling out. Meanwhile, the Amazon Games Twitter account is tweeting about consoles being available for purchase at Amazon book store locations in the Northwest U.S. Multiple attempts to contact Amazon throughout the day regarding the Switch situation have been unanswered, but we don’t need an official comment to see that the retailer has bumbled this hardware launch badly. Did you order your Switch from Amazon? How’d that go? Let us know in the comments. How many of you are Nintendo fanboys and do you play do get this system? leave all your interesting and creating responses in the comment sextion now!   pics and article courtesy of Kotuka

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MUGEN SOULS WEB SERIES

This is a brand new gaming web series of mine I hope you enjoy it enough to tune in each week for
exciting new episodes! I have plenty of Mugen games but I decided to pick this one since is one of
the most popular Mugens out to date with really interesting gameplay.... catch the show here: Retro Gaming Channel Game Info: Mugen Souls features a free-roaming battle map, turn-based combat, and massive amounts of customization and growth to maximize the fun players can have with the game.Expansive worlds to explore: Travel freely on each world to explore and find treasures and items. Monsters are roaming about, so be cautious, or fight them head-on and make them your subservient peons! Free-roaming style battle maps: Use Combo attacks to execute spectacular moves with your allies! Destroy Crystals on the battlefield to activate Hyper mode!
Moe Kill: Execute the Moe Kill technique to enslave enemies and turn them into items by exploiting their weaknesses!
Customization: Create a full cast of characters! Customizable body parts, facial expressions, and job classes!  

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Actor Bill Paxton dies at 61 :'(

I know this has absolutely noting to do with emlation and retro gaming but it does for all the Alien fans out there.The entire reason I started playing the franchise was because of this man... My heart is so heavy right now as one fo the biggest movie ctitics an fanatics ever born this was my first love gaming my second... So young... I believe I have the Aliens game on every system it can out for... The only man to ever be killed by Aliens, Predator, and Terminator!!! God Speed Bill.. CNN for credits Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as "The Terminator," "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61. "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," the statement said. "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family's wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father."   Moments after news of Paxton's death broke, social media lit up with tributes to the versatile actor. Actor Rob Lowe called Paxton a dear friend and "Renaissance man." "Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton," Lowe tweeted. In addition to more than 90 acting credits, Paxton was also a director on films such as "The Greatest Game Ever Played," and "Fraility." Screenwriter Brian Lynch said Paxton was a talented director. "RIP Bill Paxton. great in everything, was the highlight of every movie he was in," Lynch tweeted. "Underrated director too." From Texas boy to Hollywood stardom Paxton was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1955. He accidentally entered the national spotlight at age 8, when he went to see President John F. Kennedy visit Dallas on November 22, 1963. A photo of Paxton hoisted above the crowd became a famous photo from the day of Kennedy's assassination. Texas Supreme Court Judge Don Willett shared the photo and called Paxton a "good guy, great actor and proud Texan."  

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NINTENDO SWITCH DEVELOPMENT KIT COSTS $440 ONLY

Nintendo always had a reputation of being the least open to 3rd party and indie developers. The company promised repeatedly to turn that around, and it seems like it is finally fulfilling that promise with the Nintendo Switch. A Nintendo representative shed some light on the company's plans for 3rd party and indie support during the Game Creators Conference in Osaka, Japan. Ultimately, the process of bringing a game to the Nintendo Switch would be very similar to the one in place now for the Wii U and 3DS at the Nintendo Developer Portal, with some minor differences that are not yet detailed. More importantly, the Nintendo representative revealed that the Switch's development kit will be priced at around 50,000 yen ($440). This is only $140 above the retail price of the regular console. For comparison, the PlayStation 4 and Wii U development kits are priced at around $2,500 apiece. MegaGames

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