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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...   read

 
 
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The formation of the ESRB makes for a cool story

Gaming, as it is today, is fairly open to creative ideas. There are no real limits on the stuff people can make and that is good. No one benefits from media that censors important subjects, even if gaming tends to muck up the subject materi...   read

 
 
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Meet the crew in Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft released a new trailer for the upcoming Watch Dogs 2 earlier today. The video begins by introducing the other DedSec operatives your character, Marcus Holloway, will be working with. In addition to showing off some of the San Franc...   read

 
 
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Ghibli and Ganon, together at last

YouTuber Matt Vince posted a video yesterday that takes the world of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and combines it with the somber, gorgeous art style perfected by Hayou Miyazaki. It's a real feast for the eyes, and it's ac...   read

 
 
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Digital Foundry takes an in-depth look at BioShock Remastered

BioShock: The Collection isn't exactly the best remaster. In addition to a plethora of bugs, some crashes, and basically downgraded PC ports, it looks like artistic changes are part of the ordeal. I don't sit well with that.   read

 
 
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Sonic Mania Collector's Edition has an old-school informercial

Growing up in the '90s was a wild time. In addition to networks pushing the boundaries of censorship and MTV being a relevant force in the world, we often had ridiculous infomercials for products that any sensible person would walk away fro...   read

 
 
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Valkyria: Azure Revolution gets a TGS trailer

Are you ready to not understand a Japanese game trailer and get hyped for a game that will never release in the West? Well, I guess that is too bad for you! Sega has uploaded the Tokyo Game Show story trailer for Valkyria: Azure Revolution ...   read

 
 
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New Paper Mario: Color Splash trailer shows off the battle system, murdered Toads

Nintendo released a new YouTube trailer for Paper Mario: Color Splash yesterday. The trailer begins with Mario receiving a mysterious letter, but once it's unfolded, he finds to his horror that it's actually a Toad retainer, drained of...   read

 
 
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Watch the Sony Tokyo Game Show press conference here

Sony's TGS press conference is about to start. We'll have coverage shortly, but if you'd like to watch the English version live stream along with us, you can tap in to the stream linked above.   read

 
 
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Sega gives Sonic fans the okay to make games

Nintendo is notorious for sending out cease-and-desist notices for fan games based on its IPs. Just this year, we've seen AM2R and Pokémon Uranium taken down despite the creators not asking for money. It seems like fans looking to pa...   read

 
 


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Luigi's color came from graphical limitations

While it took Nintendo years to catch on to the fact, gamers have known for a long time that Luigi is the true lord and savior of gaming. He may play second fiddle to his brother, but we all prefer the slim, handsome scaredy cat over the ty...   read

 
 
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Bayonetta gives dance lessons in Smash

YouTuber Master0fHyrule wants to show you what the rest of the Super Smash Bros. roster would look like if they learned how to dance like Bayonetta. The results range from silly to disturbing. The video shows most of the game's c...   read

 
 
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Here's how you can make some Fallout 4 weapons for yourself

We've written before about the YouTube show Man at Arms, which shows modern day blacksmiths creating real world versions of weapons from popular culture. The show reminds me quite a bit of Mythbusters since they always test w...   read

 
 
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Gravity and pixels combine in this Mario World tribute

There's something that's just satisfying about watching a carefully laid out matrix of dominoes falling down exactly as they're meant to. YouTube user TheDominoKing has been setting 'em up and knocking 'em down for quite a while now, a...   read

 
 
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Pop some pellets with Pac-Man's dog

I've seen a lot of live-action versions of classic video games before, but rarely have I seen one as adorable as this. A new YouTube series called Animal Arcade posted its first video today, and well, I don't want to spoil it for you.  ...   read

 
 
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YouTuber pick: MxR on Fallout 4 mods worth downloading

He had me at "breastfeeding is just a zip away." I was going through my YouTube feeds and spotted a smorgasbord of Fallout 4 mods worth looking into, as spotted by MxR Mods, including a fully functional portal gun. One of the most outlandis...   read

 
 
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Warner Bros. settles FTC charges over deceptive Shadow of Mordor sponsored videos

As part of its promotional push for 2014's Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. paid online influencers "tens of thousands of dollars" to produce positive videos about the game that were collectively viewed upwards of 5.5 million t...   read

 
 
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Wow, the Xbox One S is bigger than I expected

As we wound down from E3 last year, the view count for the Final Fantasy VII trailer on the PlayStation YouTube channel surprised me and so I set out to take a casual glance at PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo's official channels to see wha...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's next Active Time Report hits just before E3

Final Fantasy XV is for-really-reals coming out in just over three months. That's still crazy and exciting to me, though I'm hoping the final iteration of combat is more involved than the Platinum Demo. Square Enix has changed its tune...   read

 
 
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YouTube Live returns to E3 this year

Last year YouTube hosted its own form of E3 coverage, which basically competed with Twitch and offered a new avenue for streaming press conferences. It looks to return this year yet again, offering up the usual content in addition to a "12 ...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III gets the Mythbusters treatment

YouTuber DefendTheHouse is at it again in the test lab. This time, Dark Souls III is on the slab. Can you parry giant pots back at those saw guys in the Undead Settlement? Can Mimics be tamed? Can a Young White Branch work as well as a...   read

 
 
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Happy 20th birthday, Resident Evil!

Twenty years ago today, Resident Evil opened its mansion doors to a whole new genre of video games.  It on was March 22, 1996, that we first met Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton’s beard and Albert Wesker’s hair....   read

 
 
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This real life P.T./Silent Hills remake is amazing

Fans have recreated the P.T./Silent Hills teaser in a real-life video. Shooting in live-action and adding the sounds and score from the actual demo, this trailer does a fantastic job of emulating the disquieting uneasiness of the origi...   read

 
 
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Here's what's coming in the PS4 3.50 firmware update

Update: Hmm... the video has been switched to "private". Hope you managed to see it before it was yoinked. Just as well I took 'em screencaps, eh? If you’re not in Sony’s beta test, here’s a behind-the-scenes tour of what&...   read

 
 
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Man at Arms forges Master Yi's sword from League of Legends

I only know the Man at Arms guys from their YouTube series where they forge dumb, impractical, and awesome weapons from different games and anime. So when I was visiting with the in-laws this weekend and a Man At Arms TV show came on after ...   read

 
 
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