Last week Colin took a trip to demo some of Nintendo's upcoming lineup, including the highly-anticipated NES Classic Edition. This was major talking point on last week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and I had a lot of great things to say.

Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.

The original Paper Mario was first released on Nintendo 64 over 16 years ago, but speedrunners and hackers are still discovering new things about the classic game. YouTuber Stryder7x (who previously discovered a game-breaking glitch that involves hitting a block for 416 years) has just uploaded a new video that reveals Paper Mario text that has remained hidden for all these years. Hit the jump for the details!

There's a lot of hype among long-time Sonic fans for the upcoming retro-styled Sonic Mania, but that's not the only hedgehog adventure SEGA has in the pipeline. The team behind Sonic Generations is also working on a new 3D Sonic game (known only as Project Sonic 2017 at this time) for next year. While we still know very little about the upcoming game, a few details have trickled out thanks to a recent meet and greet event in Japan. Hit the jump for more!

Halloween is just around the corner, and Mojang is celebrating with a special three-in-one spooky bundle for Minecraft on consoles. The Spooky Bundle contains the Halloween Mash-up (featuring a pre-built spooky world for you to explore), the Halloween Battle Map, and the Campfire Tales Skin Pack. You can now grab all three of these in one bundle for $6.99 on any console edition of Minecraft. You can also check out a trailer for the Spooky Bundle by clicking below!

Blizzard's annual convention just got a little weirder. BlizzCon 2016 takes place on November 4th and 5th, and they've just revealed that "Weird Al" Yankovic will be closing the show out. Yankovic will take the stage the evening of Saturday, November 5th to perform for attendees of the convention, and people at home can tune in with the purchase of a BlizzCon virtual ticket for $39.99. Yankovic commented on the upcoming concert by saying "I'm very excited to be playing at BlizzCon, because it'll be one of the few times in my life where a significant percentage of the audience is even nerdier than I am!"

Back in May, The Pokémon Company released a touching video titled "Train On" which told the story of a young Japanese boy who moves to Hawaii and bonds with his new classmates through a mutual love for Pokémon. This turned out to be the start of a special series of videos, and the second one released last month, showing two friends making up after fighting over a Pokémon battle. The third video released today, and you can check it out by clicking below!

If you're looking to get back into Pokémon, now's a great time. Amazon currently has deals on Pokémon X, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and even the upcoming Sun and Moon versions, selling all of them for $32 a piece, or 20% off the normal price. If you want to take advantage of these deals, you can grab Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon by clicking those hyperlinks, and you can pick up any of the other three by clicking here.

Microsoft recently held an event where they announced several new devices and software, including a line of VR headsets starting at $299. Microsoft will be partnering with companies like HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer to create these devices. These new headsets will support "inside out six degrees of freedom sensors," which will reportedly eliminate the need for cameras or laser tracking systems. They also happen to pair well with the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, which will include a 3D version of Paint along with other additions to the OS to make it more VR friendly.

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Yesterday, the official Twitter account for the Kingdom Hearts series uploaded two new screenshots from Kingdom Hearts III. The images show off a new area in the Olympus Coliseum world with Sora fighting some Shadow Heartless. The important takeaway from the new footage is that Drive Forms are officially returning in the new installment.

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Nintendo's upcoming hybrid console, Nintendo Switch, works as both a home console and a handheld, but it takes after the latter when it comes to physical games. Rather than playing discs, Nintendo Switch will use cartridges like Nintendo's handhelds. Nintendo hasn't stated how much these cartridges will hold, but Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki claims to have the scoop. Hit the jump for more!

Pokémon GO quickly shot to the top of the charts when it launched back in July, but its active users and revenue stream have declined in recent weeks, dropping as low as number ten. Developer Niantic decided to prompt more activity with a special Halloween event (making "spooky" Pokémonmore common and making it easier to rack up candy), and it's paying off. According to market intelligence firm Sensor Tower, Pokémon GO is back on top, at least for now. Niantic will have to continue finding ways to entice players to stay active if they want that sweet, sweet cash to keep flowing in.

Capcom just issued its second quarter earnings release, highlighting sales figures from the first six months of the current fiscal year. In addition to projecting strong sales for Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter Generations (Monster Hunter X in Japan) has now sold over 4.1 million copies worldwide. This includes "solid sales overseas" in addition to the millions of copies sold in Japan. The recently-announced Monster Hunter XX is expected to sell 2 million before the end of the fiscal year on March 31st, 2017.

With every new month, a new set of free games is released for the proud owners of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. The month of November should definitely scratch a few itches as the list of free games is quite diverse. The two Xbox One games available will be Super Dungeon Bros., an isometric brawler, and Murdered: Soul Suspect, a ghostly adventure game. The free Xbox 360 games will be the point-and-click classic The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and the epic shooter Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

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Following last week's reveal of the Nintendo Switch, we know that the console is compatible with the Joy-Con Grip controller and the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. However, in a recent interview, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said that there are more Switch accessories to come. Although these items will be accessories, Kimishima said you could also call them "add-on hardware," and we can assume that there will be a "wider array."

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The Pokémon Company recently kicked off a new YouTube video series called Pokémon Generations, telling stories from across the six regions and generations of the popular video game franchise. The last two episodes focused on the Hoenn region, following the attempts by Team Magma and Team Aqua to control Kyogre and Groudon. The Pokémon Company released two more episodes today, treating us to an epic outer space battle between Legendary Pokémon and a night of horror at the Old Chateau. You can watch them both by clicking below!