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witch Unexpected Places Event in Aspen, Colorado - photo gallery

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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 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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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, kids discover the Nintendo Switch in Unexpected Places at Snowmass Ski Resort in Aspen, Colorado, on Feb. 27. A home gaming system with the portability of a handheld, the Nintendo Switch system launches worldwide on March 3.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, local fans from the Snowmass Ski Resort in Aspen, Colorado, play the Nintendo Switch system in tabletop mode. A home gaming system with the portability of a handheld, the Nintendo Switch system launches worldwide on March 3.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, pro snowboarders play the 1-2-Switch game on the Nintendo Switch system while in tabletop mode in the Snowmass Ski Resort in Aspen, Colorado. The new Nintendo Switch home gaming system launches worldwide on March 3.

Pokemon Gallery Figures - another photo gallery

Check out the gallery here

This is just the first set of Pokemon Gallery Figures. More are going to be released, but Pokemon Co. hasn't said who we can expect.

Pokemon Day 2017 at Nintendo NY - footage

Thanks to KirbyGCN17 for the heads up!

Today's BIG Story - The Sun calls 1-2 Switch's cow milking game a sex-act simulator

Welcome to Today's BIG Story for Feb. 27th, 2017. The Sun is at it again with their sensationalist headlines. This time, they've targeted 1-2 Switch on Switch.

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How Miyamoto And Aonuma Are Training Nintendo's Next Generation - video interview

Check out the video interview here

- Miyamoto says game design has two different aspects: building the core and then decorative exterior design
- Miyamoto says the older devs can't keep up with the decorative design, so they have the younger folks take that on
- if the younger generation takes on all that work, they tend to follow the current trends or what everyone else is doing
- this is why it's important for both generations to work together
- Aonuma believes the younger generations are a bit more serious in some ways, which causes them to get lost
- the older generation goes on instinct, and they teach the younger generation to trust instinct and go with the flow
- the philosophy of Nintendo has always been to be unique and different
- they don't try to compete with the current trends or fads
- Miyamoto tells the younger devs to think seriously about what they want to make
- Aonuma wants younger generations to use the older generation's point of view for reference
- Whenever Aonuma finishes a game and shows it to Miyamoto, he gets unexpected comments he could never have envisioned
- these lead to new ideas
- incorporating those unexpected comments to create new ideas is important to Nintendo

Yooka-Laylee character of the day - Lootsalot


As usual, remember to follow along with the Playtonic Twitter account to see what character art they share throughout the week.

MIT creates AI that plays Smash Bros. Melee

- created at MIT by the CSAIL team
- the team trained a neural network to fight by handing it the coordinates of game objects
- they also gave the AI incentives to play in ways that should secure a win
- the AI is good enough to usually prevail over players ranked in the top 100 worldwide

Japan's latest Pokemon Sun/Moon commercial features Usain Bolt

This is the latest in a series of Pokemon Sun/Moon commercials in Japan that feature Olympic gold medalists. Certainly Bolt is the most high-profile athlete they've featured yet!