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Leaked Nintendo Switch consoles originally stolen from distributer

In an earlier report, published on Friday, it was reported that a few customers had received their Nintendo Switch consoles early. The NeoGAF user known as hiphoptherobot was one such customer who showed the operating system, claiming that it was luck that got him his pre-ordered Nintendo Switch weeks in advance. Well, according to Nintendo, that was not the case. Nintendo stated that some of the consoles were lost and stolen by a distributor in the United States. Hiphoptherobot’s Switch was retrieved from the US distributor, which he shipped back upon Nintendo’s request, due to the fact that the console was stolen property. He said in a private online interview with Kotaku, that “I understand why they want it back and it sounds like that Switch might have been obtained in not the legalist [sic]of ways before I received it so them wanting it back is within their rights.” The NeoGAF user claimed that he did not realize that the Switch console that he purchased was previously stolen. In Nintendo’s statement to IGN, they said that they would like for “everyone being able to discover the wonders of the new system for themselves at that time.” With all of the hype surrounding the console, people have been excited to discover what all the system has to offer and how powerful it truly is. But, from the sound of that statement, they will have to wait as Nintendo wants to keep every secret that they can about this console until its release on March 3.

Lana Del Rey’s latest video is a vintage romance set in space

Lana Del Rey has released her latest music video for the single “Love,” the first from her unreleased fifth studio album slated to be released later this year. The video itself centers around a typical tale of romance set in Del Rey’s trademark “West-Coast” setting until the pair of lovers ride off into space, vintage car and all.

Remixed S1E2.5 – The Grammy’s in Review

We talk about the monumental event that was The Grammy Awards this year. We breakdown winners, losers, performances, and performers. Obviously we talk about Beyonce. And Lady Gaga. And Metallica. And Agent Orange. A lot happened. We live-tweeted the event over at @ByteBSU if you need a catch up on all the incredible happenings this year. Be sure to follow us on iTunes!

New Pokémon Go update adds new Pokémon, cheaper storage

Niantic announced a new update this week that will add 80 new Pokémon from the second generation of games for players to collect and battle. The update will offer cheaper storage expansion for the next two weeks. New Pokémon from Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal coming to the game such as Chikorita, Espeon, and Umbreon will be found in the wild. New evolutionary items and berries will be added to enhance collections and increase challenge during battles. Additional features include Nanab Berries and Pinap Berries, which trainers use to slow Pokemon to prevent them from running away and collect double the candy on successful catches respectively. There will be additional customization features for trainers as well. Buying storage space will cost 50 percent less than normal, making upgrades 100 Poke Coins or 99 cents per purchase. The discount will begin from afternoon PST on February 16 and continue through February 28. Currently, maximum capacity is set to 1,000 Pokémon and each upgrade will give players 50 more slots. It will cost player around $15 to get maximum capacity. All Pokémon Go players will have access to the update by the end of the week.

Disney, YouTube drop PewDiePie over anti-semitic controversy

Disney and YouTube are distancing themselves from YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, after a string of anti-Semitic videos. The videos, beginning in August 2016, featured images such as: the attempted resurrection of Adolf Hitler, a man dressed as Jesus Christ saying “Hitler did absolutely nothing wrong,” and, most recently, a video of two south-east Asian men holding up a sign saying “Death to all Jews,” which Kjellberg paid them to do. Sunday, Kjellberg made a post to his Tumblr, saying his videos should be taken as “serious political commentary” and he is “in no way supporting any kind of hateful attitudes,” though no apology was given in the post.

‘RWBY Volume 4’ sets up but lets down

Rooster Teeth’s hit show, RWBY, historically has had problems with pacing, storytelling, and its animation. Volume three had remedied many of these problems with an incredible season that had a real impact. However, volume four has returned to its past problems with pacing and storytelling, but in new aspects. While previous volumes had characters that felt too flat, this new volume tried a bit too much with its characters spread throughout the world of Remnant.

Remixed S1E2 – Gaga, Grammy’s, and Nickelback

With the Grammy’s fast approaching, we discuss the unique myriad of performers slated to appear at this Sunday’s award’s show. We also couldn’t help but notice that Nickelback wanted to put in their two cents (five cents?) on recent political issues in their new single Feed the Machine. Imagine Dragons’ new single titled Believer is what we believe to be better execution of lyrics and sound. On top of everything, one of our favorite bands Twenty-one Pilots have ended the Blurryface era with a music video for the song heavydirtysoul. We’re pretty hyped about that.

‘Rings’ is a rehash that belongs at the bottom of a well

Adaptions of Japanese horror films seem to be a popular trend in American media, especially in the early 2000’s. A notable amount of these titles appeared in American theaters to varying amounts of success, including The Grudge (2004), Pulse (2006), and One Missed Call (2008). With a few exceptions, most of these American adaptions are far less inspired than their Japanese counterparts, and as a result, many are forgotten shortly after their release. The film that started this trend of American re-interpretations of Japanese horror films, The Ring (2002), is one of the exceptions. Based off of the Japanese film Ringu (1998), The Ring was met with mostly favorable reviews and remains a title that is still heavily recommend by horror fans. While the American version of the The Ring was followed by both a short film and sequel, these titles have remained fairly unpopular among the general movie-going public and have been met with harsh scrutiny amongst critics. This year’s newest addition to the franchise, Rings, falls victim to the same old clichés that had plagued earlier entries in the franchise and ignores the factors that had made the original film a hit. Thus, Rings makes for a drawn out rather than horrific film viewing experience.

The Anime A – Team S3E9 – Oscar Snubs And Winter Blues

It’s the new winter season and we’re feeling the seasonal affect disorder. Find out why we’ve felt that this season of anime has been kind of... ehhh. We cover all the big (and weird?) names like The Saga of Tanya the Evil and Little Witch Academia. Where are you watching your anime? Because Amazon has unleashed a new anime streaming service called Anime Strike. How does it match up to Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Netflix?