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World Building: WarioWare's Diamond in the rough

[Do characters like Yoshi or Bowser have to worry about bills? We don't know how much Bowser's castle costs or the debt associated with it. Who would've thunk that the metropolis Wario bums around during his microgames escapades could feel ...   read

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Wario Land: Shake It!

Wario Land: Shake It! is coming to the Wii U this week

Wario Land: Shake It! is a really underrated game that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. Hell, you could probably levy that same complaint against the Wario series as a whole, but I digress. For those of you who enjoy great platf...   read

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This Wario-centric history video brings back some good memories

Wario games are legendary. They sum up Nintendo's goofier side, and many projects, which wouldn't have otherwise gotten the greenlight, were made possible because of Wario's involvement. He's one of my favorite characters that the publisher...   read

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Owlboy creator proposes a new Wario Land

D-Pad Studio has been working on Owlboy for a long time. When a game looks this good, expectations run high, and the pressure to deliver can be overwhelming. Like a lot of developers, it seems that they escape from the stress by workin...   read

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NES Remix 2 reviewed
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Review: NES Remix 2

NES Remix was able to scratch an itch for many retro enthusiasts out there, but it lacked a certain spark that made it a must-buy for the average gamer. It would be hard to really consider half of the selections "classic," and it lacke...   read

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Wario Land 4 eBook

Wario Land 4 to be critically analyzed in 600-page eBook

Game Design Companion: A Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4 is a 600-page eBook that will analyze the entirety of Wario Land 4. I'll just give you a moment to let that sentence sink in. Seriously, Daniel Johnson has put together 600 pages of...   read

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Review: Game & Wario
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Review: Game & Wario

Game & Wario is kind of like Nintendo Land in reverse. Where Nintendo Land takes the gameplay concepts of various Nintendo franchises and condenses them all into a Mii-sized caricature, Game & Wario takes the micro-game sensibility ...   read

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Wario's crowdfarter

Nintendo apes Kickstarter with Wario's Crowdfarter

It's safe to say that Nintendo is in a comfortable spot when it comes to first party development and funding. But Wario is not content with Nintendo's handling of the situation, and has launched his own "Crowdfarter" parody site, counting d...   read

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Game & Wario comes to Wii U on June 23 for $39.99

Game & Wario arrives in North America on June 23 and then Europe on June 28. It comes with a budget price of $39.99. I'll bite my tongue and hold back any Wii U gaming drought comments, because Game & Wario is finally here! And by h...   read

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Game & Wario
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There are five new gametypes in Game & Wario

For the fans of 2007's Wario Ware: Smooth Moves, it's been quite the dry spell in between console entries. Having recently seen release in Japan, Nintendo is now showing off localized versions of Game & Wario. Here's a rundown on some ...   read


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Game & Wario
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'Pirate' and 'Gamer' revealed for Game & Wario

Nintendo revealed a bit more info for Game & Wario today, showing off the new minigames "Pirate" and "Gamer." Pirate has players moving to the rhythm to dodge cannon shots -- the TV only shows the ship in front of you, so you have to u...   read

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Game & Wario
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Game & Wario video blow out

The last time I posted about Game & Wario, there was much editorializing on how I found the game initially disappointing but was slowly becoming more hopeful that it would find excellence. These new videos from the Japanese r...   read

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Game & Wario
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Tickle sleeping children's feet in Game & Wario

Everbody's buddy "NintenDaan" Koopman directed us to these latest videos for the upcoming Game & Wario. Now, I must admit that I haven't been following the development of the Wii U party fest because the word "mini-game" has become suc...   read

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Game and Wario
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Game and Wario fills out with Disco, Pirates, and Gamers

I was a little disappointed with Game and Wario when I played it at E3 2012. It came off as limp and uninspired compared to most prior WarioWare games. Arrow and Ski felt felt too much like similar mini-games found in N...   read

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Game Over, the poster

Game heroes died so that you can have this poster

Did you guys get a chance to check out "The Game Over Tinies" in brentalfloss the comic? Once again, co-writers brentalfloss and Dan Roth and artist Andrew Dobson created an abecedarian comic of videogame character deaths -- characters each...   read

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The Game Over Tinies

Even more 'Game Overs' in storybook rhyme

A couple weeks back, brentalfloss the comic began an arc parodying the dark comedy children's book The Gashlycrumb Tinies -- that book's author, Edward Gorey, is the subject of today's Google Doodle, by the by. Anyway, "The Game Over Tinies...   read

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Game & Wario

Game & Wario is coming soon in Japan

After eons of radio silence, we now have some more concrete info on a Japanese release date for Game & Wario: March 28th, 2013, with a retail price of 4,935 Yen (4,700 digitally). I had a chance to play it at a Nintendo event last year,...   read


Game & Wario will contain 16 minigames

At yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation in Japan, Nintendo revealed a bit more information about Game & Wario, stating that it'll have sixteen separate minigames to choose from. The game is said to have a mix of fully fledged miniga...   read

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100% Wario

100% Series Retrospective: Wario

[Read on for a description of every Wario game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2012.]Why Wario? Ok, this is the last one for 2012, I promise. After squeezing in Kingdom Hearts to top off my Tony...   read

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E3: Game & Wario is neither Game & Watch nor WarioWare

Along with Project P-100, one of the biggest surprises at the Nintendo booth at E3 was Game & Wario. I would have definitely been less disappointed with Nintendo's on-site press conference if they had made some...   read

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Dr. Wily makes necessary preparations in WarioWare D.I.Y.

Let's see now...there have been ten main games, one side story, and five handheld titles in the classic Mega Man series. Dr. Wily builds one or two fortresses for each outing, and they always crumble to the ground in the end. Where the hel...   read


Review: WarioWare D.I.Y./WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase

At first I wanted to start this review with a "Do you like to do it yourself" reference to The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but then I thought, "Is that how I really want to be remembered in the annals of Internet history? As a peddler of lame refer...   read

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Watch Gaijin Games make a WarioWare D.I.Y. microgame

I must say, covering WarioWare D.I.Y. has been nothing but delightful -- and I haven't even gotten around to picking up a copy of the game yet. "Fire Bad!" by Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games is the latest of the developer-created microgames to ...   read

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Tips & tricks with advanced WarioWare D.I.Y. tutorials

And with that, the super helpful, nicely-produced WarioWare D.I.Y. tutorial videos from Nintendo of America Treehouse have come to a close. Since the game has been out in the wild for a while now, this final set delves into more advanced s...   read

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Watch Ron Carmel make his WarioWare DIY game Suck Goo

Ron Carmel, co-creator of the highly successful WiiWare and PC title World of Goo, has made a WarioWare D.I.Y. microgame. Suck Goo might be simplistic (even by WarioWare standards) but that's exactly the sort of game I can s...   read

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An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. He can be heard on the comedy podcast ( The mer...



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