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You can swap between 8-bit and HD visuals at any time in Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

A handful of games have done the whole "swap aesthetics" thing over the past few years or so, and it's a really great feature. Although I would have settled for an "either or" option that would entice me to beat the game twice, going above ...   read

 
 
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You can punch this Goro in the nuts for $1,400

Haha, payment plans for a Mortal Kombat statue. I laughed out loud when I scrolled down on this $1,400 Goro statue listing. I know someone is going to do it! Yes, it's true, Pop Culture Shock Toys is getting an exclusive 1:3 scale Goro...   read

 
 
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Nioh hits one million in sales as a brand new IP on one platform

It feels like Team Ninja is finally back to its old self. 2005's Ninja Gaiden Black (an amazing upgrade on the back of its 2004 predecessor) was its crowning achievement, and beating it on Master Ninja was one of the most fun journeys I've ...   read

 
 
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We played Zelda: Breath of the Wild for 30 hours - have any questions?

Since we've previewed Zelda: Breath of the Wild multiple times during the many events Nintendo has hosted for it in the past few years, I figured we'd try something different. If you have any questions about the game, provided that I c...   read

 
 
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A rundown of how amiibo work in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

For months we've been wondering what some of the Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo do in-game (others were revealed very early), and now that I have access, the mystery is solved. If you don't want any in-game spoilers of any kind (it's...   read

 
 
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(Update) Snipperclips will be a launch game for Switch, getting a physical edition

[Update: The US date of March 3 has been confirmed by Nintendo of America.] Folks were lamenting the fact that Snipperclips wouldn't arrive at launch with the Nintendo Switch, but that changed as of this morning. Nintendo of Europe has...   read

 
 
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Bethesda is still somehow being cagey about Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on Switch

In a Polygon interview rife with info regarding the future of Bethesda and some of Todd Howard's potential future projects, one thing stands out -- we still know next to nothing about Skyrim on the Switch. When asked, Howard's response is t...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Harvest Moon 64

As we gear up for the Switch in just under two weeks, the Wii U eShop is gearing down. In addition to Harvest Moon 64, it's also hosting forma.8, Ghost Blade HD, Maze Break, and Vaccine. The 3DS is super low key this week with Shovel K...   read

 
 
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The Nintendo Switch won't have any form of family sharing between consoles

There's a lot of hubbub in the digital era regarding sharing games. Digital often features more drawbacks than positives, so things like family sharing on modern consoles, where you can download games to several systems, adds to the allure ...   read

 
 
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Physical Nintendo Switch carts don't require a mandatory install

As most of us expected, you won't need to install data in a mandatory fashion when using a cart, like you would if you're using physical media on the Xbox One and PS4. After booting up Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Switch this week,...   read

 
 


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Here's everything you get with your Nintendo Switch

I was surprised to open up the box for the Nintendo Switch and see so much empty space. I mean, the system, basically, is comprised of the tablet you see above (or below), and the dock. Clicking in the two Joy-Con to the sides of said table...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 still knows how to keep it weird in the Velvet Room

The Velvet Room is probably one of my favorite recurring elements in recent Persona games. Even if they have their own casts and distinct styles, I love having that one strange location to return to that ties it all together. In case y...   read

 
 
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Go grab some free NieR: Automata PS4 themes with your Japanese PSN account

NieR: Automata is coming. Right in the middle of a brand new console launch, a new Zelda game, and off the heels of another open world game in the form of Horizon Zero Dawn. It's...a rough launch to say the least. Based on my time with...   read

 
 
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Watch Eiji Aonuma unbox Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition

I rushed to a GameStop the morning that the special editions for Zelda: Breath of the Wild were announced, and found that my store only had three of them -- I was third in line, but the guy in front of me "didn't like Zelda." Phew! If ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo of France expects the Switch to eclipse the Wii U by year's end

Talk about a sibling rivalry of Cain and Abel proportions, but the projections for the Switch versus the Wii U are some real salting the Earth type stuff. Nintendo of France's deputy general manager Philippe Lavoue recently came o...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising 4 is coming to Steam in March

Not content with just staying in the Microsoft "Play Anywhere" Xbox One and Windows 10 ecosystem, Capcom is moving Dead Rising 4 to Steam this coming March. The port will come roughly four months after its December 2016 launch, hitting...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II has online co-op, hitting PS4 and Steam in April

Square Enix has spilled the beans on Dragon Quest Heroes II, explaining the enhancements that they've made compared to the first -- if you haven't already been playing the sequel since last May in Japan. When the game arrives in the west on...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no longer a launch title for the Switch

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ was going to be one of the many ports that the Switch hosted on its launch day, but that's not happening. "Issues beyond our control" have been cited by Team Meat and Nicalis, and although it's been pushed ...   read

 
 
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As Dragon Quest X dies on the Wii, it's born on the Switch this year

Much like Square Enix got rid of the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV so it didn't hold the others back, Dragon Quest X is suffering the same fate. The publisher announced this week that the Wii version is ending service completel...   read

 
 
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Rime will take around eight hours to beat, more if you do everything

Whenever a new puzzle platformer come out, I worry about padding. Having secrets and Easter eggs packed in is fine, but when you're asking me to collect hundreds of trinkets of Donkey Kong 64 proportions to see a good chunk of the game...   read

 
 
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A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV is going to be a free download as of next month

What was once a pre-order bonus is now a fully-fledged free game. Square Enix has announced that A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV, the retro beat 'em up that serves as a prequel of sorts (it's an embellished tale from Noctis' father, with so...   read

 
 
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Review: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Watching the original Berserk anime for the first time had a profound impact on me. I had seen bleak or otherwise violent films like Starship Troopers before as a youngster, but gazing upon Berserk was the first time I had felt li...   read

 
 
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Man, Nintendo Switch game cases sure do stand out

Seeing the Nintendo Switch in person at a tradeshow was all the proof I needed that the concept worked. Sure the Joy-Con might not be as comfortable for some games as a Pro Controller, but as a whole, the system is sleek and I came away imp...   read

 
 
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Parks are still trying to figure out how to deal with Pokemon Go

If you played Pokemon Go during its peak, you probably saw how a lot of institutions, both public and private sector, reacted to the game. Some embraced it, encouraging folks to petition to add them as a Pokestop, and had deals for pla...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC is still 'in development'

Although Nintendo has been embracing DLC more and more in recent years, and even had adopted the season pass model several times, fans are still pushing back. The latest battle is over the Zelda: Breath of the Wild season pass ($20), which ...   read

 
 



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