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Nintendo Switch, Baseball, and Cute Animals: This Week in GIFs

cute baby lion Nintendo

This week’s GIF haul: Nintendo nostalgia, sports, and a hefty dose of aww.

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This week’s top story

5 Reasons You Should Be Excited About the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is coming up on its first holiday season after six months of being on the market. Despite a few successful titles, there are still those who grumble about the console, citing a lack of good games and console power. We all know where that second complaint comes from, and there’s just no fixing that. But we do believe the Switch has a future worth getting excited over. Here are a few good reasons.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Yes, we know this came out already, but the successful team-up of Nintendo and Ubisoft is very telling of the level of clever innovation being pumped into Switch titles. That the two developers were able to use an IP that wasn’t aging too well and combine it with a Nintendo classic to create a concept unique to both series showed that we may be getting some “out of the box” thinking for the Switch.

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This week’s top GIFs

It has been a very rough week. You need—nay, you deserve—some cute animal GIFs. Have at it!

Check out last week’s roundup here.