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Unsurprisingly, people are using automated bots to quickly snatch up SNES Classic Edition preorders

If you're having trouble finding an SNES Classic Edition preorder, you're not alone. Thousands of people are in the same boat, and that's a boat full of very angry people. No sooner than preorders go live, it seems they sell out. How can so many people be so quick? They can't, which is why they're using the Tai Ding bot to do the dirty work.

The Tai Ding bot keeps an eye on preorders for you, and snatches one up as soon as they go live. The creators of the bot know there are quite a few people upset with this practice.

“People have realized that our bot puts them ahead of the competition. We have a 93 percent success rate. Basically our bot is able to "Automatically Cart" and checkout an NES [or SNES] without the presence of a person monitoring the computer.

It’s very much frowned upon by those who don't have the software and find it ‘unfair’ that others have the upper hand. The bot gathered a lot of attention last year around the release of the NES Classic. The attention died down after that but has begun to rise again during these past few months now that the SNES [Classic] is here.”

Multiple retailers have tried to shut down the Tai Ding bot service, but have so far failed. Seems like hot-ticket items like the SNES Classic Edition are going to be quite difficult to get through regular services.

CIRCLE Entertainment announces Koi, Shelter Generations for Switch

Final Fantasy XV very strongly hinted at for Switch release

I mean, come on. That's not really a tease as much as it is a confirmation. There's no way this isn't happening. Now we just have to wait and see if it's more like the console release or the recently revealed pocket edition!

Europe getting SNES Edition New 3DS XL on Oct. 13th


Well isn't she a beaut! So many great designs for the 3DS coming out lately. It's hard to pick which one you want to make your own! Ah, if only we had unlimited funds...

Switch eShop now allows Paypal as a payment option

Out of nowhere, Nintendo has added a new way for gamers to pay for content on the eShop. As of right now, all regions have access to Paypal as a way to pay for eShop games. Pretty neat addition to see hit the service. While it's never fun shelling out cash, more ways to do so certainly make it easier for the consumer! Thanks to ContraNetwork for the heads up!

Nintendo Reveals Video Game News Ahead of Gamescom Show

Nintendo of Europe’s participation in the Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany is producing news with relevance to fans here in the Americas.

In Splatoon 2 news, Nintendo detailed new free content coming to the game soon: Manta Maria joins the lineup of Turf War* and Ranked Battle stages this weekend, while the new Lost Outpost stage joins the rotation of Salmon Run stages later today. Both stages will also become available in The Shoal for local multiplayer matches. Also announced was that the Bubble Blower special weapon will be available first in a set with the Forge Splattershot Pro starting Sept. 1.

Fans of Nintendo Switch fighter game ARMS will soon have a new character to use as part of the next free update: street-performing pugilist Lola Pop. A well-traveled clown with a personality as colorful as her clothing, Lola Pop’s key ability is inflating her body like a balloon, providing her with great defensive qualities. With three new Arms and a new stage, players can look forward to developing new strategies whether competing locally against friends or taking on the world online.*

Those who haven’t yet sampled the fast and fun fighting action of the ARMS game can do so for free this weekend with the ARMS Global Testpunch, which runs 8 a.m. PT Friday, Aug. 25, through 2 p.m. PT Sunday, Aug. 27. To participate, simply download the free ARMS Global Testpunch software from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, then fire it up and jump into online multiplayer matches.

Nintendo also revealed that the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system includes a Rewind feature that lets players rewind their gameplay to retry tricky sections, pick up missed items or simply run through an area again to see if anything was missed. The rewind time depends on the kind of game: Players can go back a few minutes in role-playing games such as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, while action titles such as Super Mario World offer around 40 seconds, ideal for re-trying short segments of gameplay. The system also comes with optional frames that can be wrapped around the on-screen display for each game.

The following is a schedule of some of the online events taking place in Germany. These sessions, as well as others featuring other Nintendo games, will be featured at https://www.nintendo-europe.com/gamescom and archived on Nintendo UK’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/nintendouk.

For a closer look at new ARMS character Lola Pop, visit the site at 2 a.m. PT on Aug. 23.

Super Mario Odyssey Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi will give an in-depth talk about his game at 6 a.m. PT on Aug. 23.

At 3 a.m. PT on Aug. 24, Producer Yoshio Sakamoto and MercurySteam Creative Director José Luis Márquez will present new details about Samus Aran’s upcoming Nintendo 3DS adventure, Metroid: Samus Returns.

A livestream of Fire Emblem Warriors gameplay highlighting newly revealed characters will be featured at 2 a.m. PT on Aug. 25.

For a complete schedule of live shows happening throughout the week, and more information about all the games playable at this year’s Gamescom show, visit Nintendo of Europe’s Gamescom website at https://www.nintendo-europe.com/gamescom.

Lola Pop revealed for ARMS, three new ARMS and a new stage coming as well

Fans of Nintendo Switch fighter game ARMS will soon have a new character to use as part of the next free update: street-performing pugilist Lola Pop. A well-traveled clown with a personality as colorful as her clothing, Lola Pop’s key ability is inflating her body like a balloon, providing her with great defensive qualities. With three new Arms and a new stage, players can look forward to developing new strategies whether competing locally against friends or taking on the world online.

RUMOR - Inside source claims Mother 3 unlikely to be localized, Rhythm Heaven franchise done with

Our friend Jonathan Holmes is certainly in the know when it comes to some Nintendo topics. He has all sorts of connections, and I definitely trust his reports. That's why I'm so sad to read a recent feature he put together on Mother 3 and the Rhythm Heaven franchise. According to his inside source, things aren't looking good for either.

"You never know what's going to happen, but the way it looks right now, under Nintendo's current administration, Mother 3 will never leave Japan and there will never be another Rhythm Heaven game. Iwata was a driving force behind the Rhythm Heaven series, and a consistent advocate for NoA to at least look at the possibility of Mother 3 finding a new audience in the United States and Europe. With him gone, there is no one at Nintendo pushing for either anymore."

Mother 3 not getting localized is a running gag now for a very long time, but it's disheartening to know we're not any closer to seeing the game released. As far as the Rhythm Heaven franchise goes, that's a real killer for me. I love rhythm games, and the series has been one of my favorites in Nintendo's library. That said, I recognize they're not big unit movers outside of Japan. I sincerely hope this report ends up being wrong, but I fear it's right on the money.

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 627

It was a two-person show today. Mom Brain had to deal with me for over an hour. I feel so bad for her! She also had to take on the NPD challenge by herself. She's such a trooper!

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Download Episode 627 Here!