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This five-year-old's reaction to Bugsnax is just the cutest

Just when I thought I couldn't be more into Bugsnax, an oddball adventure inspired by Viva Piñata and Ape Escape, there's this: a too-cute-for-words commentary from Jeff Bakalar's adorable five-year-old. Their stream-of-consciousness...

 
 
 
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Wonder Park trailer is clearly hiding a dark secret

We got the first trailer for Paramount's Wonder Park today and normally I'd let it slide right by but the teaser trailer is so devoid of anything even remotely hinting at a plot that I felt compelled to share it. It definitely looks stunni...

 
 
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Review: Isle of Dogs

Do you like Wes Anderson? Then you'll like Isle of Dogs. It's got everything we've come to expect from the director, who has basically created a genre named after himself. The film is full of his signature symmetrical shots; his stunning&nb...

 
 
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As a dad I couldn't be more excited about Nintendo Labo

My son, Asher, was born almost three years ago on February 23, which happens to be my own birthday (send gifts). I've been waiting all these years to play video games with him. I mean, he can watch me play video games right now, and loves w...

 
 
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Nintendo Labo combines Switch and cardboard for DIY toys

Leave it to Nintendo to drop a little teaser and get the internet out-of-control stoked. That kid-friendly "new interactive experience" is Nintendo Labo, "a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences that combine DIY creations with ...

 
 
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Those mini PS4 controllers are coming to North America

We touched on Hori's upcoming Mini Wired Gamepad for PlayStation 4 and a number of you fine folks expressed interest in the device for either yourself or your little loved ones. While these controllers were originally announced for Europe, ...

 
 
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After quite the wait, toddlers are now in The Sims 4

The impossible has happened: toddlers are now in The Sims 4 by way of a free update. I'm an on-again, off-again Sims player at best, so my reaction here is a general "Aww, that's cute. Look at those lil outfits!" But the folks who are in f...

 
 
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Cool dad builds custom Mario Kart nursery

It's strangely reassuring to know that this isn't the first time we've covered a game-themed nursery and it almost certainly won't be the final. Builder and father Wes Swain decided on Mario Kart 8 as "there didn't seem to be any big attemp...

 
 
 
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These old Pokémon ads and toys bring me back

I went down an Internet wormhole last night when I really, truly should've just gone to bed. It began with this Imgur album of old Pokémon ads, but as someone who grew up alongside Pokémania, it couldn't end there. I had flash...

 
 
 
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Epic Games gives Unreal Engine 4 to schools for free

Schools and universities have free, unlimited access to Unreal Engine 4 now, thanks to Epic Games. These organizations need only to visit Epic's dedicated page for access for their staff and students.  When I was in school I learned ty...

 
 
 
 
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Chuck E. Cheese's testing Oculus Rift for birthday parties

The Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset is coming to Chuck E. Cheese's in select markets for a six-week trial run starting today in Dallas and later this month in San Diego and Orlando. The device and a playable "Virtual Ticket Blaster Expe...

 
 
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They're finally selling real-life Mario Karts

To be a kid again. Or, a 70-pound adult. That's what it'll take to enjoy the Super Mario Kart Ride-On Vehicle, available in March at Toys"R"Us for $199.99. The kart has working pedals, can go in reverse, and there are tires for on-and off-r...

 
 
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Steam rolls out parental controls for all users

For a second there, I got all pumped to hear Steam Family Options had gone live for all users after previously being restricted to beta participants. Then I realized this isn't the same thing as Steam Family Sharing -- rather, it's a set of...

 
 
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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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Sonic comic writer will play Lost World for charity

My homeboy David Oxford, writer at The Mega Man Network and and fellow editor on NF Magazine, has planned a special charity event alongside Ian Flynn, lead writer on Archie's Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. For 24 hours beginn...

 
 
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Boy stops speeding car, credits Mario Kart for his skills

I don't remember the last time I read or watched a feel-good story involving videogames in the mainstream news. Hell, I'm having trouble finding news within game media outlets that doesn't paint a bleak or damning future for our hobby. Let...

 
 
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Daily Mail claims Sonic made a boy have a heart attack

A 16-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome and Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome had a heart attack after getting overexcited by Sonic the Hedgehog. The Daily Mail's take on the story? He was, of course, killed by a videogame.  Bri...

 
 




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I started dabbling in MTG Arena, and its pretty The art is obviously pretty and invokes a lot of imagination, but after you finish those stupid color challenges, is the only thing left PvP? Is there no other free way to obtain cards, even slowly?

 
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Heads up, those Mario Pins for the 35th anniversary are live now, I just grabbed

 
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I think were going to have something really special on our hands when this fan title finally releases to the

 
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Playing that mobile mario kart for the I havent touched the controls once and the worst outcome has been 2nd place

 
 

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