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The heartbreaking saga of Mighty No. 9

[Might No. 9's crazy trip from promising concept to resounding thud can be hard to follow. It felt like it had been in the cooker for years and fans at first were willing to accept it because they wanted the game to be good. But somewhere a...

 
 
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Review: Jump'N'Shoot Attack

Four Christmases ago, I joined the smartphone brigade when I found an iPhone 4S nestled under the tree. Oh boy! I thought. Now I can grab all those iOS games that people can't shut up about! And for a couple of years, I was an eager mobile ...

 
 
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Mega Man Unlimited gets super tough Omega bosses and more

Your eyes do not deceive! Tony Ponce is writing about Mega Man on the front page! I want to talk today about Mega Man Unlimited, the fan game I reviewed nearly two years ago that made me cry manly tears. You remember that tasty jam, right? ...

 
 
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Holy hindsight! Five series that should have been on Wii

By the end of 2014, Xbox 360 had slid past Wii to become the best-selling seventh generation console in the US. While a fantastic achievement for Microsoft, this event also punctuates the drastic shift in Nintendo's market dominance. Where ...

 
 
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Meet the winner of Nintendo Power's The Mask II contest

In my heart of hearts, Nintendo Power will never die. If you were an American Nintendo gamer in the late '80s to early '90s, this monthly rag granted you unfettered access to a world of insider news and gossip that made you the envy of ever...

 
 
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Take care, Destructoid, for everlasting peace

You know that sudden feeling, that you have to make an important decision that will affect your future in significant ways, but you don't quite know what the decision is going to be or when you are going to make it? You simply "know"? I got...

 
 
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Sonic's gotta go fast in these Smash 4 screens

Sorry, I got a little carried away earlier today. Let's try again, shall we? *AHEM* Sonic is returning to the Smash series and will be trading blows with Mario as well as the other blue boy, Mega Man. Sonic vs. Mega Man... first the Archie...

 
 
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Wii production is coming to a halt

The Wii may have secured a solid lead ahead of the Xbox 360 and PS3 with a tidy 100 million units under its belt, but let's face facts: its time in the sun is over. With the 3DS dominating in Japan and the US and the Wii U needing to be giv...

 
 
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StreetPass relay system will now allow six tags at once

Remember when Nintendo announced that the 3DS' StreetPass function would be improved so that you would get tagged whenever you passed through a Nintendo Zone location? The way the system works, two 3DS owners don't have to be present at the...

 
 
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Wii Party U lets you knit and scoop water

Man, the four-player fun in Wii Party U just doesn't let up! You can play "Water Runners," in which you scoop up water from a river... then pour it into a bottle! Then there is a game where you lay the GamePad and all Wii Remotes on the fl...

 
 
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Another Bravely Default trailer to slobber over

Another English trailer for the Square Enix 3DS RPG Bravely Default? Yes, please! Some of the voices are a bit grating, but at least we'll have the option of switching to Japanese when the game comes out next year. By the way guys, did you...

 
 
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A Link Between Worlds will allow you to sequence break

For the longest time now, the common Zelda formula has been (1) enter dungeon, (2) get item from dungeon, (3) use that item to beat that dungeon, and (4) go to new dungeon and get new item. A Link Between Worlds is going to buck the trend a...

 
 
 
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Sonic vs. Mega Man in Smash Bros. 4!!!

IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, WHERE LIFE IS STROOOOOOOONG!IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, LIFE'S AN OPEN BOOK!IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, WHERE COMPROMISE DOES NOT EXIST!IN THIS WORLD OF WORLDS, EVERY STEP MEETS THE REST! Sonic in Smash 4, everyone! My dream of So...

 
 
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Super Mario 3D World lets you clone yourself

In this morning's Nintendo Direct, CEO Satoru Iwata revealed a whole bunch of new abilities for Mario and crew in the upcoming Wii U platformer. By picking up a cherry, you can clone your character several times. Kuribo's Shoe is back, and...

 
 
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Mighty No. 9 will rock the PS4 and Xbox One

THREE. POINT. THREE. MILLION. DOLLARS. GOD. DAMN. I was honestly worried for a while there, but the PS4 / Xbox One stretch goals were met with just a day left to go! The Unreal Engine-powered Mighty No. 9 is making people happy the world ov...

 
 
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Wii U 4.0.0 update allows Wii Mode off-TV play

Alright! The long-awaited summer fall Wii U firmware has arrived! We've been patient, and now we finally have our unified account system! Thank you for answering our cries, Nintendo! ... Wait... where's our unified account system!? RACKIN' ...

 
 
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Pokemon grave stone fills me with all the feels

Among the readers here, I'm sure there are a few who are so engaged in videogames that they've effectively become your identity. Will your game-playing habits be what you are remembered for long after you've passed on? A man in Lund, Sweden...

 
 
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Here's a test video of Mighty No. 9 on Unreal Engine

No time to rest! The Mighty No. 9 train keeps right on rolling through the final day! Choo choo! The Monday update brings word that Mighty will take a page out of the Guilty Gear Xrd playbook and run on the Unreal Engine. A super early tes...

 
 
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Playable Risky Boots is a go for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

It's been slow goings ever since the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter met its base goal last week, but no need to lose hope just yet! The $500K Risky Mode has been funded! As the sexy pirate villainess Risky Boots, you'll be able to pla...

 
 




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