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Now that we've left behind the triumphs and disappointments of 2017, it's time to look forward to the year ahead. On we look past the customary video game dry spell (which used to last well into the year but now extends only to late January), it's clear we have another absolutely packed year ahead of us. Here are 18 of the best.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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At approximately 10pm last night, Harvey Norman quietly opened pre-orders for the highly-sought after Nintendo Classic Mini SNES. If you didn't hear about the sale, you're not alone - no announcements were made on social media and no press release was issued to journalists. We only just found out about the sale via a report on vooks.net. By then, stock had already sold out.

We're so conflicted about this.

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After summarily ignoring our emails all week, Catch has finally confirmed that the Nintendo Mini SNES won't be going on sale this morning, as previously reported. Instead, it will be appearing at an undisclosed time as part of a flash sale.

That's right: if you want a Mini SNES, you will need to keep checking back on the hour, every hour. Tch.

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It's official: after the runaway success of the Nintendo Classic Mini NES, Nintendo is releasing a retro remake of the Super Nintendo video game console. Boasting 21 of the best games from the 16-bit era, two SNES controllers and a nostalgic SNES design, the Super Nintendo Classic Edition is going to be one of the hottest items this Christmas. Here's everything you need to know - including links to pre-order right now!

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Of all the things I expected out of E3 2017, Atari announcing a new console was last on the list. Heck, it wasn't even on the list, more scratched in chalk on the tip of my shoe. But it is happening -- CEO Fred Chesnais confirmed with VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi the company's plans to get "back [into] the hardware business".

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The Nintendo Classic Mini NES is no more. Despite selling like the proverbial hot cakes and making Nintendo a boatload of cash, the company has decided to cancel production of its miniature retro console in the West. Australian retailers have been instructed to stop taking online orders with shipments suspended indefinitely. If you still haven't managed to get your hands on one, time is running out.

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I always thought this should have been a launch feature, but not to worry, it's available now thanks to the latest PlayStation 4 firmware update. If you have a PlayStation 4 Pro, and you're playing one of those pesky games that haven't been patched for PRO PERFORMANCE, you can now activate 'boost mode' to make them perform better.

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The Nintendo Switch officially goes on sale in Australia tomorrow. Most units have been earmarked for pre-orders but it's still possible to buy the console in-store with a little luck and legwork. Here are the cheapest bundles we're seen online so far. Prices start at just $450.

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The Microsoft Store is selling the 500GB Xbox One S bundled with a choice of six popular games for just $299. That's $100 off the usual RRP. The deal also includes the snazzy Gears Of War 4 Special Edition console pictured above. Here are the links to buy online.

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Whether you're a console collector, a casual gamer or a parent on a tight budget, the Xbox 360 video game console is an excellent investment to make. While supplanted by the Xbox One, the machine is still being supported and there are thousands of affordable games to choose from. For a limited time, you can buy the console from EB Games with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II for just $99. Bargain!