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CJ and Holmes disagree: Should E3 stay dead?

I'll never forget my first E3. It started with Nick Chester, Aaron Linde, Chad Concelmo, Tiff Chow, Dale North, and I'm sure some other folks I'm blanking on (sorry folks) all piled into a hotel room, planning for the start of the show the ...

 
 
 
 
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Now is the perfect time for a book about Majora's Mask

Every day feels the same, but if you focus on the little things that you have some power over, you might be able to make things better. It's just going to take some time, which is bad news, because time is running out. Doom is in the air, i...

 
 
 
 
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Sometimes Always Monsters is a replacement for normal life

During these uncertain times, many have clung to the new Animal Crossing for comfort. It offers players a world with enough structure to help make sense of existence, but not so much that you ever feel trapped or otherwise punished. It's le...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons wants to be my new craft

I love the original Animal Crossing for all the things it does do, and maybe even more for all the things it doesn't. It doesn't let you traverse a big world, fight anything, or ask you to do much other than wander around and engage in a re...

 
 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 


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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