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Why'd EarthBound bomb? Well, critics at the time didn't help...

If Metacritic had existed when EarthBound launched in 1995, the cult-classic RPG would be rocking a 72%. Over at The Video Game Preservation Dump, Frank Cifaldi scanned every timely review, "to try and figure out why it failed." The last di...   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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Two more Pokemon Sun and Moon Ultra Beasts are bugging out

Here are two more Ultra Beasts, each exclusive to either Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. The latter gets the sexy bug, UB-02 Beauty. According to the Pokemon website, "Its narrow, graceful legs allow it to accelerate with such explosive speed...   read

 
 
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Apple essentially just put its own version of LINE gaming stickers on iOS

Line, a popular Japanese social app, has been doing video game themed stickers for forever, but now Apple is getting in on the lucrative licensed emoji market. This week the company launched a new "iMessage Store" for those of you who have ...   read

 
 
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Don't 'worry,' Call of Duty isn't going anywhere

Call of Duty was once a well respected franchise -- at least, more than it is now. It may have borrowed heavily from Hollywood to create scenarios that glorified war, but the games were trailblazers for mechanics that nearly every shooter s...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go developer looking at one-on-one battles

Niantic just unleashed the Buddy System in Pokemon Go, but it has a lot of features left to live up to when it announced the game many moons ago in its inaugural trailer. Trading, for one, would be great, as would a true battle mode outside...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Generations animated series announced

With two new Pokemon games on the horizon, a year-long Mythical Pokemon distribution event and much more, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are really celebrating the franchise's 20th anniversary in style. It looks like these festivitie...   read

 
 
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Rest assured, there's a New 3DS XL based on Pokemon Sun and Moon

Nintendo is producing an obligatory limited-edition New 3DS XL as a precursor to Pokémon Sun and Moon. The games themselves won't be out until November 18 (a fact I'd rather stay blissfully ignorant to given just how into 'em I am ri...   read

 
 
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More crazy Sonic apparel: Free Sonic head with Fire & Ice pre-order

Halloween is right around the corner, so those of you still looking for a cheap costume or just wanting to embarrass yourself can now a get a free Sonic hat when you pre-order Sonic Boom Fire & Ice for Nintendo 3DS from the Nintend...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight's second expansion will launch in spring 2017

[Header courtesy of DeviantArt user seraharcana] Yacht Club Games has taken to Twitter to show off a small teaser image for the upcoming Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. It looks like the second expansion will be coming out in spring 2017...   read

 
 
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Mario and Luigi's long-lost father appears

It's been thirty years since the NES launched in the U.S., and all that time we've not known a whole lot about the Mario Brothers' home life. The closest we've gotten was in incidental scenes in the Paper Mario and other RPG serie...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing update includes a free lawnmower

The UK Animal Crossing Twitter account has posted that players returning to Animal Crossing: New Leaf after the autumn update won't have to worry about weeds in their towns. Normally, players of New Leaf who don't check their game...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto shows how to eat a burger while playing Super Mario Run

In talking up Super Mario Run's one-handed game design, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto recently went on the record to say that it's possible to play the upcoming mobile title while "riding the subway or, my favorite, eating a hamburger." That...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild trademark includes a cartridge listing

With Nintendo keeping a tight lip on any NX details, no one knows whether the system will be utilizing discs, going all digital, or following in the vein of the 3DS with cartridges. A recent trademark seems to indicate the latter, unless th...   read

 
 
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Russian man faces 5 years in jail for playing Pokemon Go in church

I would like to point your browser towards two links first by way of remembrance. Pokemon Go is still chugging as the 'fastest game ever' to hit $500 million in revenue, to remind you that there are still a lot of people playing Pokemon Go....   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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Pokemon Go is still chugging as the 'fastest game ever' to hit $500 million in revenue

Although a lot of folks I know have quit playing, it still clearly has an audience -- Pokemon Go is apparently the fastest app to reach the $500 million revenue mark, beating out titans like Candy Crush. Analyst site App Annie predicts...   read

 
 
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Nintendo showcases more bonkers Pokemon Sun and Moon forms

It's that time of year -- the time when Nintendo and The Pokemon Company will send us droplets of Pokemon Sun & Moon info every few days or so, and we'll like it! The new tidbit has to do with Rockruff, who is basically assimilatin...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's Buddy Update is rolling out today

Niantic is unleashing one of the first real content updates for Pokemon Go out into the world today on Android and iOS. Rather than take away or curb features that existed at launch, the patch is adding in a brand new "Buddy System" th...   read

 
 
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Generation 8: Three years later

It's been about three years since the beginning of Generation 8 in console gaming (four if you want to start when the Wii U launched). We've sure come a long way in just three shorts years! No matter what your preference in gaming is, we've...   read

 
 
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(Update) NESBox passes certification for release on Xbox One

[Update: Turns out we all got excited for nothing. Microsoft has pulled the app from the Windows store and denied release for Xbox One. The creator of the app has stated on his Twitter account that Microsoft wants him to remove Xbox One fun...   read

 
 
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The secret sauce of Super Metroid

It was Metroid’s 30th anniversary recently, and although the celebrations were a bit scarce on the Nintendo front, fans took to the internet to show their appreciation of the series, most notably in the form of AM2R (which has now, sa...   read

 
 
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Experience NES classics with a Trump twist

I was perusing the internet at work for some games (like the great worker I am) and I stumbled upon an amazing discovery. Someone has converted the last boss of a bunch of NES game into Donald Trump. Now, instead of just throwing crappy int...   read

 
 
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Review: Picross 3D Round 2

Picross 3D is probably my favorite puzzle game ever. That DS gem was actually my introduction into the Picross franchise, having missed out on Picross DS and Mario Picross years before it. What I loved abo...   read

 
 
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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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