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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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The worst moms in video games

Moms don't often take the spotlight in the world of video games. They're usually killed early on, take on some sort of villainous role, or sit quietly in the background while their children go off to save the world.  With Mot...

 
 
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Getting weird with Knuckle Sandwich

Knuckle Sandwich is a surreal RPG in the vein of EarthBound, but there’s so much more to it than that. Andrew Brophy, the creator of the game, uploaded a cryptic trailer last week announcing that there would be an “announcement&...

 
 
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Undertale will 'eventually' be on Switch

Undertale made a quick appearance during today's Nintendo Direct. Details were pretty scarce, but the game will be coming "eventually" to the Switch. Here is the quick trailer to get you hyped.

 
 
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Shigesato Itoi interview comic explores the origins of MOTHER

Shigesato Itoi is not what you would call a video game superstar. He broke into the game industry as a copywriter with a question: "What RPG would Steven Spielberg create?" From that question, coupled with his perseverance to bring his visi...

 
 
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EarthBound cookery book smashes crowdfunding targets

A cookery book, full of recipes inspired by beloved SNES RPG EarthBound, has annihilated its Kickstarter goal, and is expected to go into production for release this year.Mother's Cookbook is the brainchild of New York chef and EarthBound d...

 
 
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Reverie bound for Vita early next year, PS4 soon after

I've only very recently heard of Reverie, a top down 2D action game very much in the style of old school Legend of Zelda with a visual style very closely resembling EarthBound. A bigger surprise with this title is that it was...

 
 
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What's your most-played SNES Classic game so far?

There are 21 games included on the SNES Classic -- which one are you most into right now? My playing habits have been all over the place since the mini console launched. I beat Mega Man X's iconic intro after booting up the system. (Ahh, it...

 
 
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Review: Undertale (PS4)

I’m going to have to be a bit controversial when it comes to Undertale. Maybe it was all the hype for years leading up to me playing it, but I guess you could say that the game just didn’t capture me in the same way as everyone ...

 
 
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Our Video Game Book Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Print media about video games is on the rise again, so we had a lot of options to work with this year for a book-specific gift guide. No need to focus on just one publisher anymore. In fact, it's arguable that we have too much material to ...

 
 
 
 
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Mother 3 hasn't come west for 10 years now

On this day in 2006, Mother 3 was released for the Game Boy Advance in Japan. Or in other words, the third entry in Shigesato Itoi's beloved role-playing game series has existed for ten whole years now and Nintendo still...

 
 
 
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Is Nintendo preparing a Mother 3 localization?

Mother 3 has been a long-awaited localization -- perhaps one of the most requested in the history of gaming. Gamers have been assuaged by fan translation efforts, but a real, actual release would get this classic into the hands of more peop...

 
 
 
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Itoi has a good reason for not doing Mother 4

Mother 4? Not going to happen. Not with Shigesato Itoi, anyway. "Totally impossible." Speaking to Game Watch Impress, as translated by Kotaku, he said, "Among big-time pop stars, if they, you know, put out ten albums, around the fourth albu...

 
 
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Such a tease! Mother 3 is headed to Wii U in Japan

There was at least one noticeable difference between today's Nintendo Direct in North America and Japan, and of course it involved Mother 3. The latter region is getting the treasured role-playing game on the Wii U Virtual Console next mont...

 
 
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Gentle Love does EarthBound as a tribute to Iwata

[Disclosure: Jayson Napolitano previously worked for Destructoid. He is now representing Gentle Love.] You know Gentle Love, right? It's the Japanese duo responsible for the soothing Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies albums. "Sna...

 
 
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Experience Points .23: Mother 3

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a part of the soun...

 
 
 
 
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Lucas goes big and goes home in Super Smash Bros. 4

Lucas is one of those characters that people will play no matter how good or bad he is in a given Smash Bros. game. Mother/Earthbound fans are like that. Just look at the comments in the announcement post for Earthbound Beginnings. The love...

 
 




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Played a 3 hour game of Rimworld that had a bunch of highs and plenty of Everyone died but I fired an orbital lazor so thats

 
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I did not know that Overload hit So were downloading that Havent played a good ol6DoF game in a long

 
 

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