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What are your dream Nintendo/indie developer pairings?

I've been waiting for this moment for a long time. In fact, I think it was over five years ago that I first started ranting about it. By granting the Zelda license to Brace Yourself Games, Nintendo has signaled to the world that they are wi...

 
 
 
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Ni No Kuni II's storytelling doesn't stick the landing

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is one of those sequels that is unanimously considered good, but less so than its phenomenal predecessor, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (or Dominion of the Dark Djinn if you count the Japan-only, Ninte...

 
 
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What games are you glad you played, but didn't enjoy?

You'd have to be terribly boring or adverse to trying new things to have never played a game you didn't enjoy. That’s just the way things are, and it’s not always the game’s fault. Sometimes the situation you’re in s...

 
 
 
 
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Happy 20th birthday, Wonderswan

The Game Boy left many slain in its wake. From the very beginning, many have challenged Nintendo's dominance in the handheld market and all of them failed. Some of those systems made a bigger splash than others, but Nintendo would inevitabl...

 
 
 
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The Konami Famicom treasures westerners missed out on

In recent years, Konami has become one of the industry’s most notable "bad guys." Its removal of the P.T. demo from the PlayStation store, prioritizing the production of gambling machines, and its sloppy handling of the Metal Gea...

 
 
 
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Kingdom Hearts III's Disney worlds, ranked

Before we start, I want to make it clear right out of the gate this post discusses various plot elements from Kingdom Hearts III. Specifically, the Disney arcs. Since a part of this involves inferring the relevance these have on later ...

 
 
 
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A guide to Yo-Kai Watch, where to start and what's next

With the recent western launch of Yo-Kai Watch 3 I've had a lot of people asking me if it's worth getting into the series. Short answer? "Yes." Although its popularity has waned outside of Japan, for all intents and purposes the f...

 
 
 
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Dragalia Lost's limited-time events burned me out hard

It says a lot about the weary nature of gacha games that I’ve stepped back on my relatively idealistic outlook towards them in such little time. I was already wary of them even while trying to remain relatively optimist...

 
 
 
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Kingdom Hearts III's shortcut menu upgrade is great

Like the action RPG junkie I am, I hyped myself up for Kingdom Hearts III on gameplay trailers full of spectacle-based eye candy. And despite everything happening on screen, I was fixated on three dots next to the combat shortcut ...

 
 
 
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These are the last WiiWare games I will ever buy

It is with great remorse and sadness that I confirm today, January 30, 2019, the Wii Shop Channel has closed its doors. Launching less than a month after the Wii’s debut, the channel started small with Virtual Console titles before ex...

 
 
 
 
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We reminisce about Kingdom Hearts on today's Impulse

Kingdom Hearts III is almost here and I don't know if I can breathe! While I'm not exactly a die-hard fan of the series, I got into the original two in my youth and have been eagerly awaiting the third entry for almost half of my life. That...

 
 
 
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A look at the early days of regional difficulty changes

In the primordial days before your mom was on the internet, we grew up in fear of the other. In the '80s and '90s, we frequently spoke of the mist-shrouded land across the ocean that controlled most of the games we played. Whether we discus...

 
 
 




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Flegma

At this rate Ill get the Labo VR Im a sucker for anything

 
Tohsaka

Yea, not playing Sekiro just Rocking this huge sword in another

 
LastKingofHearts

Review for sekiro up professionally written to say the least

 
dephoenix

My favorite thing in the whole DMC series is that Vergil once slicked his hair back and then NEVER combed or brushed it again, because it has stayed like that ever

 
Gummypuss

One Leaves is possibly the most manipulative advergame I have ever But man it being an anti smoking ad in disguise is right up there with World Gone Sour as so alienatingly weird that it’s Maybe play it if you got nothing better to do

 
elric6

Why hello there Christina

 
Hypno

It’s nice to have a relaxing evening after working playing Mario Kart and watching JoJo with my She needs at least 100 more years before she can face me in MK8

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Kind of wish more games/movies ended with A journey ended too soon, a villain winning, or it all being Most people hate that shit, but I like having it show up now and I heard from some1 well that sucks at end of Infinity War

 
Michformer

One of the last decade’s unsung darlings is coming back, and things couldn’t look peachier with this

 
 

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