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Owlboy is the skyward hero Nintendo fans deserve

At first it was exciting to see so many games come to the Switch eShop every week. Now it's getting ridiculous. Just this month, Celeste, Dandara, Space Dave, Old Man's Journey, Pac-Man CE 2 Plus, and Owlboy have all been competing for my t...

 
 
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How should Bayonetta look in Bayonetta 3?

Bayonetta 1 & 2 were just released on Switch, which means that soon enough, Sega, Nintendo and Platinum will start rolling out more information on Cereza's next big adventure. As for right now everything we know about the game comes fro...

 
 
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The Switch is still scheduled to be skewered by 1001 Spikes

When people argue about game difficulty, most of the time what they're really arguing about is if said game was properly marketed to the same people who would end up enjoying it. Cuphead looks like a cute, simple 2D platformer, but it's act...

 
 
 

hey girl if this video gets 30 comments about salt and pepper and also 1000 views I will give away some copies of Super Mario Bros Deluxe for 3DS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJg5HARDwoY

 
 
 
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Nintendo Direct Mini shows off new ports, sports and fighters

Without pre-announcement or fanfare, Nintendo just posted a 10+ minute direct showing off new games and DLC for the Switch and 3DS. Highlights include an HD port of The World Ends With You for Switch, two new DLC characters (Aegislash and ...

 
 
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It's time to pray for Chibi-Robo

[This piece was originally published in 2015. In light of recent rumors about the next Nintendo Direct and an ensuing eyebrow-raising tweet from Nintendo of America today, it just felt right to revive it. -Jordan] Chibi-Robo is a refugee fr...

 
 
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Axiom Verge Multiverse Edition is my GOTY of 2017

There were a lot of games I loved this year -- Battle Chef Brigade, Cuphead, Ghosts 'N Homunculi, GoNNER, Million Onion Hotel, Puyo Puyo Tetris, River City Ransom: Underground, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Splatoon 2, The En...

 
 
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Why did The End is Nigh on Switch keep all the f-bombs?

The "Hang in there" kitten became a cultural icon for a reason. Sure, many say they only liked the poster ironically, but whether we want to admit it or not, the image of an innocent, desperate little animal hanging onto life by one paw is...

 
 
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Owlboy artist makes playable mock-up for new Mega Man game

[Update: Simon wants you to know that he is not making a Mega Man game right now. Sorry if this post led to any confusion! I still hope he makes one though, even if it's just a couple of levels...] It's Mega Man's 30th birthday and Capcom ...

 
 
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What's wrong with the run animation in Mega Man 11?

Running walking animations are easy to take for granted. When they do their job right, they look too natural to ever grab your attention while still adding energy and personality to the character. While it may look primitive now, the origin...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Unearthed Sweet Home commercial has a very grabby torso

Sweet Home is the weird, ugly step-father of the Resident Evil series. Never to be sold outside of Japan, the game's mix of Dragon Quest-influenced mechanics and brutal, feel bad aesthetics weren't likely to find much of an audience on the...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I hope Mario is a secret racist in the next Tetris game.

 
 
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Okinawa Rush could get a taste of The Baz if we're lucky

I've seen a lot of great rushes come and go over the years. Sonic Rush, Sugar Rush, San Francisco Rush: 2049, Rush, and of course, August Rush are just few off the top of my head. With the rush market already over saturated to th...

 
 
 

The older I get, the more it seems like people think the stuff I don't work very hard on and am not at all proud of is great, and the stuff that I work hard on and am proud of is no good. It feels weird to be a Bizarro in your own world

 
 
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This Tetris comic should be taught in schools

There's been talk of a Tetris film for years, but from the looks of it, the critical failure of movies like Pixels and Battleship may have slowed Hollywood's enthusiasm for adapting toys and games that have no established narratives of thei...

 
 


About Jonathan Holmesone of us since 4:12 PM on 12.04.2007

"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1

"The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1

"I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes



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