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Coronavirus did a number on PAX East exhibitor merch stock

PAX East has been a lot of fun this week. Caitlin Cooke and I interviewed Platinum's Hideki Kamiya yesterday after playing Enter the Gungeon: House of the Gundead, Disc Room, Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon, and a whole bunch of other new and...

 
 
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Samurai Shodown cuts deep on Switch

My first thought when downloading Samurai Shodown, the soft-reboot of the mostly-2D fighting series on Switch, was "I had to delete Skullgirls to make room for this?" The game comes in at about 10GB, which is larger than I would have assume...

 
 
 
 
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The most woefully under-exposed Switch eShop games of 2019

When Nintendo first entered the fray of online storefronts with the Wii Shop Channel, you were lucky to get one great game a month on the service. The scarcity of high-profile, critically acclaimed titles helped standouts like World of Goo,...

 
 
 
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The Takeover is the latest game in The Baz extended universe

There's never been a better time to be a fan of 2D, multi-plane beat 'em ups. With the Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle, River City Girls, Fight 'N Rage, Streets of Red already out, Castle Crashers making a comeback this year, and Streets of ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Six sick sects: The most unholy games of 2019

Halloween is a weird one. Once considered a Pagan holiday that celebrated the connection between the world of the living and the dark worlds of hell, it's morphed into a celebration of being benignly "bad" in a variety of ways. If being hol...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ex-Zodiac is crazy like a Star Fox

It's been a long time since Nintendo was able to make a hit Star Fox game. Star Fox Zero was one of Miyamoto's biggest bombs, though it wasn't the first time the series struggled to appeal to its audience. The last all-...

 
 
 
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Super Smash Bros. has become 'Video Games: The Video Game'

The announcement that SNK's Terry Bogard is coming to Smash was met with polarized responses. Fans of Himbo's and the King of Fighters series were overjoyed, while fans of not-those-things were somewhat irritated, decrying Terry as just "Ke...

 
 
 
 
 
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Iga constructively critiques Minoria while playing it

Watching developers play other people's games is always interesting. Most of the good ones end up looking at the other dev's work both for what it is while also thinking about how it was made, making for more layered, insightful commentary...

 
 
 
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The Igavanias, ranked

Unless it was made by just one person, it's a bad idea to give all the credit for a game's success or failure to a single individual. Koji Igarashi has produced many of the best games in the Castlevania series, but he's far from the only re...

 
 
 
 
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The Cuphead devs would love to make a Zelda game

[Fan Art by Metroid McKay] The upcoming June issue of Nintendo Force (available in print for as low as $4.99 until June 23rd) features an interview with Maja, Chad, and Jared Moldenhauer, the "heads" of Studio MDHR, developers of Cuphead. C...

 
 


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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