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Review: Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

A young child comes up to me at the airport after he notices I am playing my 3DS, waiting for my plane to arrive. Wearing Poké Ball headphones, he asks me if I am playing Pokémon as he reaches into his backpack to pull ou...

 
 
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Is there anything that could make you give up gaming?

My Twitter feed has been buzzing this week about three highly anticipated games and the more seedier aspects of them. Star Wars Battlefront II, Forza 7 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War are all releasing soon. All three of them have been gett...

 
 
 
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Yoshiro Kimura's Million Onion Hotel looks absurdly amazing

One of the most pleasant surprises of the year hit mobile phones in January. Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada remains one of 2017's best mobile games and I've played basically every day since first downloading it. The game is the ...

 
 
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Dragon Quest XI on the Switch will use the Unreal Engine

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a bonified hit in Japan with more than three million copies sold between the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4. A western release is planned for next year and fingers crossed western gamers will be ...

 
 
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This is the greatest fatality in Mortal Kombat history

I remember the first time I saw a fatality in Mortal Kombat. I was watching some other kid play at an arcade in Monroe, WA and he successfully pulled off Sub-Zero’s spine rip. It was shocking to see as a seven-year-old in 1992, and ju...

 
 
 
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Watch the 2017 Nintendo World Championships here

I don't know why it took Nintendo so long to make the Nintendo World Championships a semi-regular thing, but I hope today's broadcast is successful enough that it becomes a yearly event. Ever since I saw The Wizard, the 100-minute theatrica...

 
 
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Review: Culdcept Revolt

A game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers is on the TV in the background as I laze on the couch Sunday afternoon. Given the two teams playing, I’m obviously not paying attention. Instead, my eyes are glued to my 3DS...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition

It was one of the more peculiar announcements made during the last Nintendo Direct. The 3DS, a console many believe is already on its way out the door, is getting the biggest game in the world with the New Nintendo 3DS edition of Minecraft....

 
 
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Contra's spread shot remains the coolest power-up in gaming

Let me take you back for a moment to five-year-old CJ. There I was, playing the family NES in my parents’ bedroom. The system came with Mario and Duck Hunt packed in, so for the first few years that was all my brother and I played. Ev...

 
 
 
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Koei Tecmo finally ready to move on from Dead or Alive 5

September 25 will mark the 5th anniversary of the first release of Dead or Alive 5, Koei Tecmo's beautiful babe and bro brawler that has seen as many re-releases and version updates as it has articles online referring to it as filth. There ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Did you know Danganronpa’s Junko Enoshima was named the most popular video game character to cosplay as by Guinness World Records: Gamers Edition? It’s true, even if the publication’s description of the game as a “fi...

 
 
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Screw Raiden, I'm playing as Black Lightning in Injustice 2

When Raiden was confirmed as a DLC character for Injustice 2, I really wasn't on board with the decision. I thought it was a slot that could be better used by one of the superb lightning-based heroes or villains of the DC Universe. Somebody...

 
 
 
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Yes, Virginia, there is a new Style Savvy

I have to admit something. Ready? Are you sure? Okay, here I go: I was wrong. Back when I reviewed Style Savvy: Fashion Forward I said it was probably the last game we'd see in the series unless it went mobile. I based that prediction ...

 
 
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The new Dillon's Rolling Western will make a furry out of you

Early in the life of the Nintendo 3DS, we saw a few original games from Nintendo 2nd party developers pop up in the eShop. Games like Sakura Samurai, Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!, Pushmo, and Dillon's Rolling Western. Of those, Pushm...

 
 


About CJ Andriessenone of us since 6:56 PM on 10.14.2014

Just what the internet needs, yet another white guy writing about video games.
Full Disclosure: I backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
 
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