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Review: Owlboy

Welp, it was worth the (eight-year) wait!   read

 
 
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Review: Super Mario Adventures

In 1992, I was three years old. Apparently, some of you old farts were reading Nintendo Power at that time and were treated to installments of Super Mario Adventures. The magazine ran a chapter of the story each month of the year, and now t...   read

 
 
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Review: Noitu Love: Devolution

Noitu Love. Spell it backwards. Evol Ution. Evolution! If the damn title can blow your mind, imagine how great the game must be.   read

 
 
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Review: Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire

Two of my favorite games of all time are strategy games: Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force II. I have such fond memories of these titles, and others like them, from when I was growing up. I'm always chomping at the bit to sink my...   read

 
 
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Children of Morta has all the ingredients to be the next great roguelike

The term "roguelike" has been bastardized a bit and can cause some confusion at times, but I think most people can think of a few traits that always persist. Permadeath, randomized level design and possibly powerups, and tough difficulty ar...   read

 
 
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Missed September's Nintendo Direct? Catch up here

No, there were no surprise NX details. But there was a lot of good stuff announced! A couple of Wii U to 3DS ports, some new (and surprising) games like Pikmin, and of course goofy skits in between! Here's the Direct, alongside a list of ev...   read

 
 
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A new Pikmin title is coming to the 3DS

A new Pikmin title was announced during today's Nintendo Direct, but it's not quite the same as its predecessors. Eschewing the traditional view, the 3DS adventure is a sidescrolling game, but retains the core ideas. The video shows Ol...   read

 
 
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Yoshi's Woolly World headed to 3DS early next year

Following in Super Mario Maker's footsteps, Yoshi's Woolly World is also headed to the 3DS. The game releases on the handheld on February 3, 2017. It will have new features, like Poochy levels that looks like some sort of bonus stage. ...   read

 
 
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New Zelda amiibo coming later this year

amiibo! Nintendo loves making them, people love buying them. I've fallen out of my amiibo craze, or at least, I thought so. Today Nintendo announced four new Legend of Zelda amiibo coming on December 2: 8-bit Link, Ocarina of Time ...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker is coming to 3DS this year with a big restriction

Super Mario Maker, one of my most-played Wii U titles, is coming to the 3DS later this year on December 2. Shown off at today's Nintendo Direct, it looked just the same as the Wii U version in action. However, the biggest caveat, and one th...   read

 
 
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Juri is the most complex character on the Street Fighter V roster

[Header image from Dead End Thrills] I'll admit, I'm a little late getting this guide out compared to my internal timeline. I have a good reason though, and I think Street Fighter V fans will understand. You see, in between playin...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Little King's Story

I've heard people clamoring about Little King's Story ever since its release in 2009. "It's a great Pikmin-esque experience!" and "It's so cute and charming, you gotta play it!" they'd say. I'm not exactly sure why I didn't get around ...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: No Man's Sky

When the PC version of No Man's Sky got delayed, I was very sad. I've been anticipating this game for a long time. I've been a fan of Hello Games ever since Joe Danger. Both games in that franchise are brilliant and I've poured dozens ...   read

 
 
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Review: Just Cause 3: Bavarium Sea Heist

Man, I have never been so excited to uninstall a game in my life. If you bought this Season Pass, you truly have my condolences.    read

 
 
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Why a single Dota 2 match was more exciting than the Super Bowl

Yesterday, one of the more intense eSports matches of all time happened during Dota 2's International tournament. Over $20 million is up for grabs, but not in this particular match. We aren't even at the grand finals yet, but I highly ...   read

 
 
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Review: Everest VR

Just the thought of climbing a mountain like Everest is terrifying. Plenty of stories exist of people's treks up the mountain, many of which end in defeat and/or death. Movies have been made, books have been written, and I have quietly sat ...   read

 
 
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Olympics got you bummed out? Watch The International instead!

Regardless of you interest in sports, you've no doubt heard plenty of awful news surrounding this year's summer Olympics. It's not anything new, really, since plenty of dilapidated and/or corrupt cities have held the Olympics, distracting v...   read

 
 
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Review: Kentucky Route Zero Act III

What can I say, sometimes it takes a really long time to produce something, you know?   read

 
 
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Balrog's got punches like a truck, truck, truck

Well, this is surprising. I find myself playing Balrog a lot in Street Fighter V. I generally judge how well I'll perform by how efficient I can do their trials. I ended up doing terribly at Balrog's trials, but have had really good su...   read

 
 
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Review: Tumblestone

I can't think of the last puzzle game that had a color/shape-matching mechanic that I've genuinely enjoyed. It might be none of them, actually. I just never felt satisfied after completing a puzzle. I'm more of a candy eater than a candy cr...   read

 
 
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Review: Quadrilateral Cowboy

Well, it's finally here. After playing through the brief-yet-amazing Gravity Bone and Thirty Flights of Loving, the third game has arrived. Don't be fooled, though -- Quadrilateral Cowboy stands alone in what it accomplishes. Not only ...   read

 
 
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Ibuki SFV Guide

Ibuki is no longer the character I fell in love with, but that's okay

Ibuki was one of the handful of characters I dabbled in while playing Street Fighter IV. The others were Hakan (my main), T. Hawk, Dan, Seth, and Makoto. Once I found out that Ibuki's neckbreaker slide was a lot like Hakan's belly slide, I ...   read

 
 
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Brilliantly original puzzle game Tumblestone out now

I first played Tumblestone at last year's PAX East and was completely blown away. Ty Taylor's first game, The Bridge, is one of my favorite puzzle-platformers ever, so I expected good things from this next venture. I said it last year and I...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter Gen Review

Review: Monster Hunter Generations

It occurred to me while writing this review that Monster Hunter is my Dark Souls. Yes yes, Monster Hunter predates the Souls games by quite some time, but that doesn't change the accuracy of the statement itself. People obses...   read

 
 
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Review: Dark Fear

I am probably a horror game maker's favorite sort of person. I scare very easily when it comes to video games. Movies, not so much, but video games, man, they get me. Like, was Resident Evil 4 supposed to be super scary or is that...   read

 
 


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