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This week's Humble Freedom Bundle is overwhelmingly good

Humble Bundle has partnered with numerous game developers and authors to put on a week-long "Freedom" bundle to support the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee in light of President Trump's immigration orde...   read

 
 
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Someone is translating the Mega Man X novelization, but they need help

Capcom just released the Rockman X novelization in Japan, and if their track record is anything to go by, it'll take years to see a western release, if at all. One fan by the name of skycompass is trying to change that, and has taken it upo...   read

 
 
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Dark Horse is publishing the Splatoon art book over here

It's been a bit of a wait, but that 320-page art book for Splatoon is coming stateside. Dark Horse is publishing the hardcover release of The Art of Splatoon in North America on June 13, 2017, and pre-orders for the book are open now at Ama...   read

 
 
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Seasons of Heaven looks pretty, but could use some work

The only known third-party exclusive for Nintendo Switch at this time is Seasons of Heaven, an indie game based on the book of the same name about a boy with Asperger's named Yann and his bulldog Ani. The first full trailer shows vibrant an...   read

 
 
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First third-party Nintendo Switch exclusive stars boy with Asperger's syndrome

The Nintendo Switch has its first third-party exclusive: Seasons of Heaven by France-based AnyArt Productions, who is known for indie titles such as Seasons of Heaven. I started to write Story of Seasons three different times befo...   read

 
 
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Review: The Pokemon Cookbook

If 2013 was the Year of Luigi, 2016 has to be the Year of Pokémon. From that kick-ass Super Bowl commercial last February to the release of Pokkén Tournament and through the record-breaking launches of Pokémon Go&n...   read

 
 
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Our Video Game Book Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Print media about video games is on the rise again, so we had a lot of options to work with this year for a book-specific gift guide. No need to focus on just one publisher anymore. In fact, it's arguable that we have too much material to ...   read

 
 
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The Diablo Book of Tyrael and Cain are great companions for diehards

Diablo III might not have had the best storyline, even when it comes to dungeon crawlers, but there was a lot happening behind the scenes. There's a 20 year history there, and the narrative has been continuing on since 1996. If yo...   read

 
 
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Review: World of Warcraft the Official Cookbook

When the opportunity came along to cover the official World of Warcraft cookbook, I jumped at it. While I don't share this fact much online, my wife and I have been cooking together on a weekly basis for over 10 years, and our German a...   read

 
 
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Review: Super Mario Adventures

In 1992, I was three years old. Apparently, some of you old farts were reading Nintendo Power at that time and were treated to installments of Super Mario Adventures. The magazine ran a chapter of the story each month of the year, and now t...   read

 
 


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Udon's Street Fighter Swimsuit Special 2016 walks the line between sweet and smutty

It was about 20 years ago that I first met a woman who believed that all pornography was inherently sexist. At first I didn't understand her point, but through discussion, she helped me to see that from her perspective, anything that depers...   read

 
 
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That's a slick-looking NES visual compendium

A visual compendium for the Nintendo Entertainment System is something I'd happily leaf through and that concept has successfully taken to Kickstarter. A day into its month-long crowdfunding campaign, Bitmap Books has met its funding goal f...   read

 
 
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English Persona 3 manga coming this year

Maker of fine books Udon is following up last year's Persona 4 manga, published in English last September, with an English publication of the Persona 3 manga starting this September. Symmetry! And good-ish timing with Persona 5's Septe...   read

 
 
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Pokemon, Assassin's Creed, Street Fighter up for grabs for Free Comic Book Day

Tomorrow, May 7 is the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day, and there are a couple of freebies on offer this year that may appeal to gamers who don't know a whole lot about comics (like me). Among the hefty list of 50 books are Pokémon: ...   read

 
 
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There's a new Illidan-centric Warcraft book out this week

As a lead-in to the Demonhunter-filled World of Warcraft expansion Legion (set to launch later this year), a new novel has been released simply titled "Illidan." Illidan is a very complex character who is constantly shifting ...   read

 
 
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Dudes, I just got the weirdest damn gaming book of all time

Yesterday I opened a package and found a book staring back at me called "The Unofficial Holy Bible For Minecrafters: New Testament." Naturally, my first reaction was "oh it's a tome of sorts for tips in the game, makes sense." But I was dea...   read

 
 
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This Dark Souls III strategy guide costs twice as much as the game itself

How much do you love Dark Souls? Enough to buy a deluxe strategy guide for Dark Souls III that costs double the price of the game itself? Because that’s what Bandai Namco and Prima Games are offering you. Now, admittedly, the Dark Sou...   read

 
 
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GameStop has a bunch of strategy guides at half-off (Twilight Princess HD, etc.)

So GameStop has a bunch of strategy guides on sale at half off. Before you dismiss the sale completely, some of these are actually pretty neat as far as collector items go, and we can definitely see how die-hard fans of a series would pick ...   read

 
 
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I've read the opening of that Five Nights at Freddy's novel and it doesn't suck

Stuck for a last minute Christmas present? Do you have £2/$3 just burning a hole in your pocket? Here, have some details about the Five Nights at Freddy's tie-in novel. The 464-page novel by the indie horror game's creator Scott Cawth...   read

 
 
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Here's when you can get that Five Nights at Freddy's book

Remember that Five Nights at Freddy's novel we told you about? Well, now we have another tease. And a DATE. It's all very exciting. The teaser image on Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon's website now su...   read

 
 
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Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Teases Novelization

Scott Cawthon, creator of the cult breakout Five Nights at Freddy's, has continued his long standing tradition of announcing Fazbear related news in the most convenient way possible. Secret coded messages. On December 11th, some fans notic...   read

 
 
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Amazon has The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers for free

Just yesterday, I was reading up on a canceled decades-old Konami fighting game whose character sketches are, uh, better seen than described. What a what-if! The information originated from author John Szczepaniak and his book The Untold Hi...   read

 
 
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Excerpt: WTF is Wrong with Video Games

Phil Owen is a freelance journalist and the author of WTF is Wrong With Video Games, a book that "sets out to lay bare all the fundamental issues with games, and the industry that makes them, that are holding this burgeoning medium bac...   read

 
 
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There's a Kingkiller Chronicle game in the works

Behind George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, Patrick Rothfuss's The Kingkiller Chronicle is probably the most well-regarded current fantasy book series. The former has had plenty of games based on it at this point, including a great...   read

 
 
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The world's biggest arcade machine can house an African elephant

Edit: Can't get the images to display for some reason - sorry! :( Have removed them for now, but will pop them back in as soon as I can.  The latest edition of Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition shares a heap of new gaming-flavoure...   read

 
 



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