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Nintendo talks Switch online service pricing, and it's not terrible

When the Switch arrives we'll be entering a paid online era for Nintendo. Hopefully that comes with perks like dedicated servers (ha) for some games and better infrastructure -- for now, at the very least, we don't have to pay for it. ...   read

 
 
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Review: Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

When I first heard I was going to be reviewing Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, I turned on my Wii U and popped in my copy of the original game to see how far along I got in it. Turns out, I didn't make it past the first world. I bl...   read

 
 
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Review: Candleman

Ten seconds. That's all you get in Candleman -- ten seconds of light to navigate an environment of near-darkness. It's a fascinating concept, one that turns a rudimentary platformer into an always-tense affair. It's maybe the most inte...   read

 
 
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Review: Double Dragon IV

Double Dragon II NES was a staple in my household. I convinced just about every person I knew to take at least one run at it, and depending on their prowess, they'd either get bored after the first stage or rage at the final boss into ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's Noctis and crew morph into Power Rangers in upcoming DLC

With a new Power Rangers movie on the horizon and an awful game in the rear-view mirror, now is as good a time as any to jump on the bandwagon. Revealed at the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event in Tokyo, the Booster Pack D...   read

 
 
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Uhh, come check out Conan Exiles' big swingin' dicks

In the opening minutes of sandbox survival game Conan Exiles, your character is strung up to a cross before he is fortuitously saved by Conan himself. But, in those precious moments before, you get to customize yourself mid-crucifixion. Tha...   read

 
 
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What did Capcom finally get so right with Resident Evil 7?

Hello "fam." It's me, "Daddy," and all these modern-day neologisms aren't just an attempt to stay with it; they'll be familiar to you and appropriately amusing in their horrific juxtaposition if you've played Resident Evil 7. The jig is up....   read

 
 
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Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle

If there’s one big franchise that I’ve had a weird relationship with, it’s the Power Rangers series. I abandoned ship after Power Rangers in Space’s finale since it ended the Mighty Morphin universe on a solid note. ...   read

 
 
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Square Enix and Marvel announce multi-game partnership

Square Enix and Marvel Studios announced earlier today that they'll be working together on multiple games based in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first game to come from the partnership is titled The Avengers Project, and it's being dev...   read

 
 
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Sega adds a ton of their classic soundtracks to Spotify, including Sonic

Sega just dumped a ton of their music onto Spotify, and even if you don't have a subscription it's probably worth checking out the web client for. The lengthy list includes Fantasy Zone, NiGHTS, Out Run, Virtua Fighter, Skies of Arcadia, Ku...   read

 
 
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Check out the revised Xbox One home screen and Guide

Microsoft is rolling out an Xbox One update for select Xbox Insider Program members today with, among other things, enhancements to the console's home screen and Guide overlay. Simply put, and as shown in this video, the stuff we tend to l...   read

 
 
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Review: Resident Evil 7 biohazard

Resident Evil's been a roller coaster of quality for twenty years now. The first handful of games terrified players by making them exceedingly vulnerable in a world where a biological weapon turned living beings into various nasties that wa...   read

 
 
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Review: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Kingdom Hearts has had a rough but eventful history. It debuted in 2002 and took the world by storm with its genius marriage of Final Fantasy and Disney -- a combination no one knew they even wanted. To fuel the fire there was a portable se...   read

 
 
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Debatoid: Are loot boxes a blight on gaming?

Welcome to Debatoid! If you weren’t around six years ago, Debatoid is an internet debate between two lovely community members. A topic is chosen and the two gentleman/gentleladies will argue either for or against said topic. I will fl...   read

 
 
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Arms is beautiful and fun, but not the next big eSport

There are times when I feel like I'm not playing a game to its max potential, that there is some high skill ceiling I'm not quite reaching. That often comes when playing fighting games, but not just fighting games. Games like Crysis an...   read

 
 
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1-2-Switch is not the next Wii Sports

When the Wii launched over 10 years ago (10 years!?), people were still unsure about the concept of motion control in video games. "What is this TV remote-looking thing? How will anyone play games with this?" The innovative console turned o...   read

 
 
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Did Nintendo sell us a ROM of Super Mario Bros.?

The Virtual Console on the Wii and Wii U has been pretty crappy. While there are definitely a bunch of classic titles available, Nintendo's treatment of the service comes off as an afterthought. This is a company with one of the richest bac...   read

 
 
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20 minutes with Breath of the Wild left me wanting more

I didn't have to get up at 6:00am on a Saturday morning to go out in the freezing cold, sit on a train for two hours and spend 2000 yen each way to get my hands on the Nintendo Switch. But I did. I wanted to see what Nintendo's new toy had ...   read

 
 
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Review: Yakuza 0

Japan in the '80s was a wonderful time for business owners. The yen was exploding in value and money was flowing like water. If you were involved in any kind of business, legit or not, you were basically so wealthy that you could blow your ...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia comes to 3DS in May

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a re-imagining of the series' second entry, the Japan-exclusive Fire Emblem Gaiden, is coming to 3DS on May 19, 2017. Shadows of Valentia tells the story of two kingdoms split up ages ago by the gods...   read

 
 
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The top 42 indie games to watch for in 2017

I actually had to whittle this list down, can you believe it? I guess I didn't have to, since 42 is already an arbitrary choice, but I really liked the reference to Hitchhiker's Guide so I settled on 42. Plus, as I approach 50, I ...   read

 
 
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Review: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

I'll be the first to admit that when a Western release of Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star was first announced, I couldn't help but be a little excited. Type-Moon's Fate universe is something that I hold a high level of adoratio...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)

Sometimes, you get things right on the first try.  That's the philosophy which has guided the Dragon Quest series for thirty years, and it's hard to argue. The franchise has consistently been a top seller in Japan, and Dragon Ques...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Nintendo Switch won't blow you away but will satisfy core gamers

Boy, what a doozy! If there was an award for most complicated game system, Nintendo's Switch would win in a landslide. The simple name really betrays the true complexity of the system given its seemly uncountable number of ways to play game...   read

 
 
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These are the first Neo Geo games coming to Nintendo Switch

Neo Geo games on Nintendo Switch seemed like something that would happen sooner than later, but it's nice to hear confirmation all the same. So far, Hamster Corp. has announced five titles for worldwide digital release on the system: The Ki...   read

 
 



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