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The Nintendo Switch Chicago Preview Event

Friend of the site, Greg Meyer, had a chance to go hands on with the Switch at one of the exclusive events. In anticipation of tomorrow's release, he's put together a bunch of impressions to get you excited for what's coming next for Nintendo.

On Friday, February 17th, I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago and check out Nintendo’s upcoming new system—The Switch, as well as fifteen different titles releasing within the Switch’s first year. As a longtime fan of video games, I’d read about events like E3 and press preview events and dream about going to one of these one day. Since I’m not involved in games journalism and live in the Midwest, I never imagined I’d have a chance to attend a preview event. The only time I went to something of this level was Nintendo’s E3 Best Buy event in 2013, where I spent three hours in line so I could play one Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze level. When Nintendo emailed me an invitation to preview the Switch, I immediately snagged two tickets. When I left for the event with my friend Marcus, I expected something similar to that Best Buy preview.

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Super Mario Maker Review

Mario Paint for the 21st Century, if it allowed your childhood dream to come true.

Most of us have played a 2-D Mario game at some point in our lives, and I'm sure I wasn't the only one that really wanted to make a Mario level and have others play it in years past. Granted, people have made attempts to make their own Mario levels with varying degrees of success, but Miyamoto and friends finally granted my wish for Mario’s 30th anniversary in the form of Super Mario Maker. As far as level creation tools go, Super Mario Maker is a great level creation tool that has seen over six million levels created since its launch last year. Needless to say, the game is a hit with Mario fans everywhere. However, there are still flaws it has to iron out.

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Super Mario Maker - "World Records & More!"

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Super Mario Maker - "Bookmark Update!"

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Nerds Without Pants Episode 77: Fantasy Gear

Or: The great Metal Gear debate.

Hey, we're back! I told you we would get back on schedule, and this episode of Nerds Without Pants is packed to the gills with video game discussion. This one is coming in hot, so let's get to it, shall we?

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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam - "Just the Fax" Trailer

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Nerds Without Pants Episode 76: Mother's Day

Go tell your mom that you love her. Then listen to this.

And the Nerds Without Pants make their triumphant return! After four long months, the Pantsless Ones are back together. Come join us as Julian talks about why the show went on hiatus, Patrick's enlightening trip to Ireland, Until Dawn, Tomb Raider, Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, and more!

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