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Short doc examines the history of Nintendo's Hanafuda cards and alleged Yakuza ties

As most of you know by now, Nintendo started in 1889 as a playing card company -- specifically, selling Hanafuda cards. They even came full circle and honored this legacy by offering up a Mario themed set on Club Nintendo (RIP) several...   read

 
 
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Taro Yoko's next project is a mobile game titled SINoALICE

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not much of a mobile gamer. While I do enjoy the occasional session of Ridiculous Fishing or Downwell on my phone, I'll usually gravitate towards other platforms whenever I just want to pick up ...   read

 
 
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Review: Circles

One of the defining aspects of old-school games is the ability to teach through gameplay. Since there wasn’t a lot of storage space for text to explain individual moves, games had to organically lead players down the correct path. Thi...   read

 
 
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This Xbox One bundle of 10 indie hits for $20 is a stupidly good deal

Those who are looking to play some overlooked gems and bolster their Xbox One library can easily do so in one fell swoop. Publisher Curve Digital has a sale on indie games that is among the best you're going to find on consoles. Called the...   read

 
 
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The NES Classic outsold the Wii U in January

We all know the Wii U is floundering (and while discontinued, is still being sold at retail), but new information regarding January's console sales only serve to explain the direness of the situation. According to information reported by Th...   read

 
 
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Guide: Pokemon Go has a new Eevee evolution trick for Umbreon and Espeon

Remember the Pokemon Go Eevee trick where you could get a specific evolution based on names from the TV show (Rainer for Vaporeon, Sparky for Jolteon, Pyro for Flareon)? Well it's back alongside of the Generation 2 update that hit this...   read

 
 
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Puzzle adventure The Gardens Between looks dreamy

The Gardens Between, an upcoming Windows and Mac game from The Voxel Agents, makes a strong first impression. The puzzles themselves manifest as little diorama-like dream worlds, and the self-described "bittersweet story of friendship" tra...   read

 
 
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Some glorious modder added a 'jerk off' schedule to Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is renown for its attention to detail. Little quirks in characters are represented in their daily schedules from when they work to when they sleep, but it wasn't 100% realistic. As most romantic comedies like to joke about, a...   read

 
 
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HearthStone's getting a Mammoth shakeup

All successful collectible card games maintain their relevance by adding new expansions at periodic intervals, and HearthStone is no different. Blizzard released some information earlier today that let us know more about their pla...   read

 
 
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What does the community think of Fire Emblem Heroes?

Nintendo's second foray into the mobile gaming market seems to have a bit more panache and aggression packed into it. Loads of freebies to get started, a rotation of characters to earn, and just a few weeks after launch we got a new selecti...   read

 
 
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The next Watch Dogs 2 DLC tackles self-driving cars and whose lives they should prioritize

Have you ever taken one of those psychopath morality tests? Here's a good one. It tasks you with making callous and calculated decisions about who should die in a car accident. Like, is a pregnant woman's life more valuable than a criminal...   read

 
 
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(Update) How Content ID and Party Hard's music screwed both YouTubers and TinyBuild

[Update: YouTube's PR team got back to us with some more information on the Content ID system. According to YouTube's help site, content matches for "so-called Royalty free production music libraries" -- see also: the music used in Party Ha...   read

 
 
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Bethesda has another E3 presser this year, which means we can probably expect big things

As it has for the two years prior to this, Bethesda will again hold a press conference at E3. And, like previous years, it'll take place on Sunday. This was all confirmed by Bethesda today, although a specific time hasn't yet been mentioned...   read

 
 
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Come win one of our 15 copies of Halo Wars 2

[Update: Just a bump before we close the contest tomorrow. Get your entries in now if you want a shot at winning! Also, if you're curious how Halo Wars 2 turned out, go give our review a read.] Look, we simply have too many copies...   read

 
 
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Enjoy some free multiplayer this weekend on Xbox One and PS4

Microsoft is holding a free multiplayer weekend for Xbox Live starting tomorrow. Along with the reduced barrier to entry comes the chance to play Rocket League and NBA 2K17 for free, too. Since Live is a paid service on both the 360 and One...   read

 
 
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An early look at the Nintendo Switch setup and UI

One lucky person was able to secure a Nintendo Switch two weeks ahead of schedule. Posting to NeoGAF, user hiphoptherobot has shared footage of the console's setup process and given curious fans a quick scroll through the various system op...   read

 
 
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Ultimate Chicken Horse is bound for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Clever Endeavour Games' party platformer Ultimate Chicken Horse is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and also Nintendo Switch (still getting used to typing that! Feels good!) in Q3 2017. The game is hinged on a fun-sounding concept. Playe...   read

 
 
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Rocket League is free on Xbox this weekend, go destroy some scrubs

Psyonix is holding another free Rocket League weekend on Xbox, giving the unexposed a chance to get hooked on the jumpy flippy car soccer game. It's also 25 percent off for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, a discount that will seem of treme...   read

 
 
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The HP Omen X gaming desktop is more reasonable with this 20% off code

Introduced in Summer/Fall 2016, the HP Omen X, a collaboration with Maingear, is not exactly a budget gaming rig. Heck, even the bare chassis has a list price of $600. The gaming desktop hasn't had very many deals through the past few month...   read

 
 
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Lock's Quest returns with a remaster on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

In today's "Whoa, what, really?" gaming news, THQ Nordic has revealed plans to bring back Lock's Quest with an enhanced port headed to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this April. It's a name I haven't thought about in years -- the DS origin...   read

 
 
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theHunter: Call of the Wild release week 20% off Steam deal

A sequel to 2014's relatively popular theHunter was released earlier this morning. theHunter: Call of the Wild has quickly shot up to the top-selling spot on Steam, currently at #3 on the US and Global top-seller list. Well, turns out there...   read

 
 
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Anyone remember Deep Down? Capcom just filed another trademark for it

Back when Deep Down was announced in 2013 it gave us a real Souls vibe, but a lot of people feared that it would be another "me too" type project. Well, since Souls is ending soon with the second and final DLC of potentially the last Souls ...   read

 
 
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Cities: Skylines gets a spring 2017 window on Xbox One

Cities: Skylines was released in March of 2015 on PC, but an Xbox One port was supposed to follow at some point. So we waited, and waited, and nothing really came of it. But after a small update in January that it still exists, Paradox Inte...   read

 
 
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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy out in June

Vicarious Visions' remaster of the first three Crash Bandicoot games has been something I've been looking for to for a minute now. Including the first three Crash titles (Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Ba...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Ogre Battle 64

It's another what's old is new again week, with Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber as the headliner on the Wii U Virtual Console. Also on Wii U is Back to Bed, Wall Ball, and Color Cubes. I still recall many conversations in my y...   read

 
 



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