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And there wasn't even a Blue Shell involved.

For many of us, playing out some kind of real-life Mario Kart fantasy, zooming through actual streets with actual karts, is a dream we may never realize. But MariCar, a Tokyo-based service, has been providing exactly that. Though that dream too may be dead after a lawsuit from Nintendo.
Whomever has not dream of racing down the streets as if he was Mario in his little Kart, is not a true gamer at heart, and because of that want, one company decided to fill that need and offer people a chance to be real-life 'Mario Kart', but Nintendo's army of Men-In-Black quickly came a calling, and have shutdown the service with a bunch of lawsuits, and damage claims.
More than 60 quality indie games are confirmed for Nintendo Switch this year alone, and many games take advantage of unique Nintendo Switch features.

The Nintendo Switch system launches on March 3, and people can expect an exciting lineup of games on Nintendo eShop for day one and beyond. Nintendo has been working closely with independent publishers and developers to deliver a steady flow of unique and original experiences to Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo had a big 'showcase' event earlier today, and during it they announced over 60 games will be released by indie publishers THIS YEAR, which is ontop of all the other high-quality games being published normally on physical cartridge format by Nintendo and others.
Arriving Later On This Year and Exclusively On The Nintendo Switch!

The BIT.TRIP series is near and dear to my heart so I'm very excited to share that Runner3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch!
Choice Provisions is excited to announce that Runner3—the latest entry in the BIT.TRIP series—will be arriving later this year exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.
Photos From Nintendo's Recent Event From Their Second Pop-Up Store!

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, the Nintendo Switch in Unexpected Places is set against the backdrop of the Snowmass Ski Resort in Aspen, Colorado, on Feb. 27. The versatility of the Nintendo Switch system allows consumers to play in a variety of settings, from the comfort of their own living room to any location imaginable. The new Nintendo Switch home gaming system launches worldwide on March 3.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, the Nintendo Switch in Unexpected Places is set against the backdrop of the Snowmass Ski Resort in Aspen, Colorado, on Feb. 27. The experience provided consumers with the opportunity to sample the new Nintendo Switch home gaming system, launching worldwide on March 3.

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Stores in Netherlands broken street date. Pirates dump Disc Title Key. Already playing the game early!

It all started out a week ago, with reports of the Zelda for the Wii U in the wild early, but all the early reports were debunked and videos proven fake, but no more with just five more days to go, stores have finally broken the street release date, and sold them.
And it didn't take long after the reports of stores in the Netherlands selling the Wii U version early, before pirates of course dumped the Wii U title key, and find ways to download the 2.2gigs for the day one update early direct from Nintendo's servers before it appears, and now they are sharing and enjoying the game already in the underground of the dark 'net for all those cheap Wii U owners out there!

You can't play it on TV.

Nintendo Switch has its first game you can only play while the console is undocked and held like a portable.
We all have known for a while the Switch has 'touch-screen', but all Nintendo's Video Promotions in form of teaser trailers of games and commercials of people happy playing on their Switch, never 'touch' the screen, but its now been discovered that if a developer decides the game should be 'touch-only', it is allowed, they don't have to include support for the Console TV DOCKING Station Mode, or support for detachable side-mounted Joy-Con split controllers.
Brand-New Game Added To Launch Line-Up For Nintendo Switch

One of the most pleasant surprises coming out of the Nintendo Switch announcement was Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!, a cooperative puzzle game that encourages players to communicate and think creatively to overcome various brain-teasing challenges.

Since its debut, the game has generated positive word-of-mouth from both fans and critics alike. And you will be pleased to know that its going to be ready for launch day as an eShop download, all you need to do is turn on your Switch on March 3rd and digitally grab it! :)
Photos From Nintendo's Recent Event From Their First Pop-Up Store!

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, local fans play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch system while it is in handheld mode in the California desert on February 23, 2017 at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California.

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John Cena, WWE Superstar, hosts Nintendo Switch in Unexpected Places for the Nintendo Switch system on February 23, 2017 at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Nintendo of America)

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans play the 1-2-Switch in tabletop mode in the California desert on February 23, 2017 at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Nintendo of America)

Old Time Hockey is almost a month away!

V7 Entertainment have announced that Old Time Hockey will be launching March 28, on PS4 and PC
V7 Entertainment Inc. is very excited to announce that Old Time Hockey will be officially launching on Steam and PS4, March 28!

But the best news is if you read thru the whole press release below, you will notice they are porting it to the Switch at a later date!
But 'Virtual Console' will NOT be Ready for Launch!

Nintendo has sent out press release, with a few updates regarding the Nintendo Switch launch next week occurring on March 3rd.
The big news is that eShop will be ready for launch, but it will mean having a 'day-one' update on your Switch, but big 'N' claims it is small, quick, and designed to update in the background, so you will be able to start gaming right away, while as long as you bought a physical game cartridge to play with as the system is updating, and afterwards you will be glad to know that there will be some 'indie games' already on the new eShop ready for your digital purchase, and any outstanding funds from your old Nintendo Network Wallet will work!
It took Piotr Delgado “The Mexican Runner” Kusielczuk 91 hours to beat Miracle Piano Teaching System, an NES game created to teach kids how to play the piano. (To pull it off, he had to teach himself how to play piano.)

That was the longest. He’s also spent 39 hours with the billiards game Championship Pool, 37 and a half hours with the shoot’em-up Ikari Warriors, and more than 16 hours playing Q*Bert.
We all have heard the stories of loyal video gamers collecting every single NES game ever made, produced, boxed, or sold, but really what is the fun in that, anyone can spend a ton of money buying old 30 year old games and storing them in boxes on their shelves, but the real fun is playing them all. I mean what the fuck are video games for, they are to be enjoyed, so rip open that $10,000 package of an unsealed never played before NES cartridge, slam it into your 30 year old console, pick up...
It seems that Nintendo has employed or is in the works with the Belgian Anti-Piracy Federation which has gone on a copyright frenzy on youtube.

Various content creators have received one or multiple copyright strikes on youtube and have had their videos completely removed; some users have also been completely shut down!
Ahead of the Switch release, Nintendo is going on warpath again removing any videos to do about 'modding', 'flashcarts', 'homebrew' on the Nintendo 3DS, some YouTuber's think the crackdown is to make it look like their devices are 'secure' ahead of the big Switch release, or to put fear into the 'modders' out there to leave the 'Switch' alone or Nintendo will come calling, if you think you can post a mod! :)

So what do you think Nintendo's reasons are, and is it not strange they...
#NintendoMinute - Forgot all those fake viral videos of 'stolen' Switches being unboxed, this is the World's First Unboxing of a Switch!

The old viral saying goes like this: Once tou seen one unboxing, You have seen them all! Well that is not really true, when it comes to Kit & Krysta, there is no one else in the world wide world of social networking that can do an unboxing video like they can!
Now that Nintendo with its army of men in black have removed all those 'fake viral videos' of unboxing by hiphoptherobot with his stolen Switch that they even got back from him, and rounded up all those rogue employees, its now safe for them to release the first official real unboxing of a Nintendo Switch, and amazing enough 10 days earlier before anyone in the world has ever seen one being unboxed before!
However, the game will still come out in March.

A Nintendo Switch launch game has been delayed. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will no longer release on March 3.
One less game will be available on launch day for the upcoming Nintendo Switch launch next week.
WWE Superstar John Cena Greets Visitors at the First Stop in the California Desert

To showcase this unprecedented new style of console gaming on the go, Nintendo is showcasing the versatility of Nintendo Switch across the country with highly visual, interactive living room-inspired spaces in places you would never expect, bringing surprises to every stop.
Imagine driving in the middle of the desert and seeing a couch, TV and video game system in the middle of nowhere, or skiing down the side of a mountain and seeing another one of these surprising setups sitting there in the snow, ready for a round of gaming.
Memory lane.

Nintendo of Japan has revealed digital download sizes for a number of Nintendo Switch games, including one that is too large to be stored on the console's 32GB internal memory.
If you want to take a trip down the digital memory lane path with your Nintendo Switch as, now finally 'digital purchases' will be tied to your account not your 'console/handheld' so it makes more sense to go 'digital' with this new generation of Nintendo hardware, the only problem is the 'games are huge' in fact one is already bigger than the internal memory itself, remember only 25.9gb of 32gb is free for storage space, and that space is also needed for DLC and Game Saves, since nothing is written back to your physical game cartridges.
Forgot Silly Unboxing Videos, We Here At MaxConsole Are Showing You The Real Guts Inside That Make Switch Work!

You must have watched those first videos of Nintendo Switch retail unit from 'hiphoptherobot' in action a dozen times by now, but to a true hard-core scene gamer like ourselves, its what inside that really matters, so we bring you the first basic tear-down of an Nintendo Switch!
They said a picture is worth a thousand words, so no more text chit-chat to read, here are all the Switch photos direct from our source:
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Nintendo continues to enthusiastically work hard to spread the word about how third-party developers can bring their games to Nintendo Switch.

They made an appearance at the Game Creators Conference 2017 this weekend, where they revealed that the Nintendo Switch dev kit price is approximately 50,000 yen ($450).
Nintendo was pushing hard at the recent GCC event in Japan, and one of the major points they stressed to smaller developers is that you can get started developing with their new Nintendo Switch for only $450 Dollars, which is alot lower price point then they previously offered with the Wii U, and still much less than what Sony or Microsoft are charging for their entry-level 'devkit' setups.
HipHopTheRobot had his 15 minutes of fame, its all over now Nintendo tracked him down and grab their unit back!

First there was the first UI video, then there was the UNBOXING video, and then Nintendo Men-In-Black came a knocking!
Big 'N' might have been able to track down their 'early unit' in the hands of HipHopTheRobot, but the cat is out of the bag, the videos are out there in the wild, and even with YouTube deleting them left&right, people keep uploading them, and there is tons of raw MP4 files!
All the details are fuzzy, but seems a 'shipment' somehow fell off a back...
Follow-up unboxing video to the first Switch setup one earlier today by NeoGAF user: hiphoptherobot

Today, has been an exciting day for Nintendo Switch fans, and it’s about to get much more exciting.
Earlier today, we were one of the first news sites to post the video of Nintendo Switch being operated by the now world famous 'hiphoptherobot', and FloKO contacted him to make a longer better, complete full unboxing video of the Nintendo Switch unit.