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3:30 PM on 05.02.2012

Preview: Pokemon Conquest

I made the harrowing decision to pass on Pokémon Black and White when they released, which I never expected to do, as an avid fan of Pokémon. It’s still a choice that doesn’t sit quite well with me (...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 04.30.2012

Preview: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Few developers have a large enough catalog of praised franchises that they can make entire games featuring a variety of their own iconic characters. Nintendo is obviously the leading company that has made a habit of doing th...

Ryan Perez

12:15 PM on 04.17.2012

Preview: Thundercats for the DS is a simple beat 'em up

As a big fan of the old school Thundercats, I was pleasantly surprised by how good the new Thundercats series is. Namco Bandai is working on a simple beat 'em up for the DS that ties in with the new series and it's not that b...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 04.10.2012

Fall in 'love' with Mario Tennis Open

Of the many games showcased at PAX East 2012, I had no intentions of falling for Mario Tennis Open. Typically I'm not a fan of tennis, sports games, or confusing Mario universe cameos. But having seen the crisp, vibrant graph...

Holly Green

11:10 PM on 04.08.2012

PAX: Kingdom Hearts 3D, now with even more Jeff Bridges

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance has Jeff Bridges. Boom. End of preview. ... Fine, I'll tell you more about the rest of the game.

Tony Ponce

12:00 PM on 02.22.2012

Multiplayer and more with Kid Icarus: Uprising

It goes without saying that Nintendo has a lot riding on the revival of their winged warrior in Kid Icarus: Uprising. It’s the first major, first-party release of the year for the thriving 3DS and something even more...

Wesley Ruscher

3:15 PM on 02.17.2012

Preview: Mixing it up with MLB 2K12

This is the third year in a row that 2K Sports is holding its Perfect Game Challenge for its MLB 2K series. They're changing the format this time, but previously, the first person to throw a verified perfect game would win $1...

Samit Sarkar

5:30 PM on 01.30.2012

Preview: Devil Survivor 2 is great, has high-set boobs

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor was like a dream come true for me. One of my most-loved game makers took my favorite genre (strategy role-playing) and fused it with the demon collecting fun and turn-based battles of other ...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 01.19.2012

Preview: Two hours of flight with Kid Icarus: Uprising

"I can't believe I'm actually flying!" These are some of the first words that Nintendo's, once forgotten hero, Pit utters in disbelief during the opening moments of Kid Icarus: Uprising -- his long awaited return to the foref...

Wesley Ruscher

2:30 PM on 12.21.2011

VVVVVV for the 3DS is... well, it's VVVVVV

During the eShop preview event, Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis was on hand to demonstrate the 3DS iteration of the revered, renowned, and hard-as-balls VVVVVV. I can confirm here officially - the game is still as insanely difficult and as infuriatingly addictive as ever. As for new additions to the VVVVVV gameplay structure, well...

Casey Baker

12:00 PM on 12.21.2011

Colors! 3D lets you doodle in three dimensions

One of the most exciting eShop games I had a chance to preview last week wasn't actually a game. It was an application and a continuation of a fan favorite DS homebrew app that never carried over to DSiWare (though it did mak...

Casey Baker

6:00 PM on 12.15.2011

Mighty Switch Force has an 'Ugly Checkpoint Dog'

During a session with some of Nintendo's first- and third-party 3DS eShop game developers yesterday, I got a chance to check out the (incredibly promising) future of the eShop. I first got some hands-on time with WayForward's...

Casey Baker

5:45 PM on 11.29.2011

Preview: Fractured Soul: Deep Void

The Nintendo 3DS is a system built around two simple concepts: portable 3D and dual-screen gaming. Unfortunately, the latter usually finds itself lent to making our experiences less intrusive by acting as a placeholder for ma...

Wesley Ruscher

6:00 PM on 11.22.2011

Preview: Planet Crashers 3D

It goes without saying that Nintendo’s handheld needs games. As the system has been out for roughly eight months. one genre -- more than others -- that could use a little kick on the butt is the one that found such an i...

Wesley Ruscher

1:15 PM on 10.31.2011

Resident Evil: Revelations looks fantastic

Much to the dismay of a certain contingent of fans, the Resident Evil series has slowly moved away from its survival-horror roots and towards a more action-oriented style as of late. Those pining for the days of claustrophobi...

Steven Hansen

12:15 PM on 10.31.2011

Hands-on with the Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro

September 6, 2011. A day that will live in infamy. Nubageddon. The day Nintendo announced the “Slide Pad Expansion,” the second nub’s cradle attachment. Now officially known as the Circle Pad Pro, presumably because…it’s for pros (?), I got to play a videogame using this incredibly divisive piece of plastic.

Steven Hansen