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A Profound Waste of Time available for preorder

As many of you already know, A Profound Waste of Time is a limited print magazine that includes contributions from Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight), Rami Ismail (Ridiculous Fishing/Vlambeer), Toby Fox (Undertale), and our very own Jonathan ...

 
 
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New year, same old video game magazine oddities

In the last issue, we celebrated the demise of Miiverse by looking back at some notable Miiverse posts. Originally, this issue was planned for December and was supposed to be holiday themed, with an emphasis on holiday-related oddities from...

 
 
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Miiverse: may we never forget

In the last issue we looked back at various spooky mythos in video games, PC Gamer's continuing unprofessional attitude towards a plea for help, and the topic of death itself! However, for this issue we'll be mourning the death of the Miive...

 
 
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Ye old video game oddities: Rise from your grave!

Last issue, we showcased the day the spiders won, how 30 FPS is a matter of having class, an 8.8 score that burned the Zelda community to the ground, and my backup plan for the inevitable moment I'm capped in broad daylight. For this issue ...

 
 
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Ye old video game oddities - issue #2

Back in the original issue we looked at EGM letters, old Usenet posts, and bold 4chan predictions for Nintendo's Wii U. In this month's issue (that's right folks, it's going monthly!) we're gonna take a look at how Christmas was ruined for ...

 
 
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Reggie wanted The Binding of Isaac on 3DS all along

[Update: We added some samples from the magazine in the gallery, including a look at both sides of that double-sided Splatoon poster, featuring some original art by Anita Sarkeesian Thor Thorvaldson. It's really good!] The Binding of Isaac:...

 
 
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Meet the winner of Nintendo Power's The Mask II contest

In my heart of hearts, Nintendo Power will never die. If you were an American Nintendo gamer in the late '80s to early '90s, this monthly rag granted you unfettered access to a world of insider news and gossip that made you the envy of ever...

 
 
 
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Get NF Magazine issue #7 for super cheap

For the next +40 hours, you can get the latest issue of NF Magazine for $.99 for download, $4.99 for print. It's a pretty great issue, featuring exclusive interviews with Chris Seavor (creator and voice of Conker from Conker's Bad Fur Day ...

 
 
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Sonic comic writer will play Lost World for charity

My homeboy David Oxford, writer at The Mega Man Network and and fellow editor on NF Magazine, has planned a special charity event alongside Ian Flynn, lead writer on Archie's Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. For 24 hours beginn...

 
 
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A little refresher on the fall of the Dreamcast

As a young 'un, my only experience with the SEGA Dreamcast was with Sonic Adventure at a Target demo station. I was very much an outsider, admiring the machine as it appeared in magazines and on television. I finally picked up a unit three ...

 
 
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Wonderful 101 had longest dev time for a Platinum game

The whole non-American world will be getting their hands on The Wonderful 101 later this month, while US citizens must sit tightly until September 15. The wait has been especially difficult for myself, considering this has been my most anti...

 
 
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Is Call of Duty: Ghosts coming to Wii U or not?

Prior to the Xbox One unveiling, Activision said that it had no news concerning Call of Duty: Ghosts on next-gen platforms, in response to a question about a Wii U version. Then PS4 and Xbox One versions were confirmed, yet Wii U was once a...

 
 
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A Link to the Past 2 will run at 60 fps in 3D mode

Nothing gets the blood pumping like new Zelda details, and the July issue of EDGE magazine has got the junk you need. Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has confirmed that A Link to the Past 2 will run at 60 frames per second in 3D mode, whe...

 
 
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Awakening was almost the last Fire Emblem game

Fire Emblem: Awakening surprised just about everyone with its critical and commercial success. In Japan, the 3DS strategy RPG had sold over 400K units through June 2012, and it's likely continued to grow since then. In the US, digital and r...

 
 
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Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies gets a Japanese web demo

Capcom has finally slapped a proper localized title onto Ace Attorney 5, hereby known as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and will be bringing it out West this fall. Unfortunately, it will be an eShop-only release, but I hope ...

 
 
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Apple co-founder shows off his legendary Tetris skills

Steve Wozniak is an oddity. Though many know Wozniak for his work at Apple, in his earlier days he was known for his work with videogames, both as a designer (creating Atari's Breakout) and player. This video shot by Game Informer gives a ...

 
 
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Rayman Legends will have 30 extra levels

The Wii U-exclusive Rayman Legends demo coming out this month will contain the full online challenge mode. A nice treat, sure, but that still doesn't change the fact that the game was already finished and should have been out by now. If Ubi...

 
 
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New Turrican title in the works

In the newest edition of the German "Retro Gamer" magazine, a complete retrospective of the legendary Turrican game series also delivers some very exciting news for fans of the long lost silver-armored hero. According to the article, a bran...

 
 




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2 things: Thing 1, what the Hell kind of ending was that for The Heist?! Thing 2, I MUST have misread that trophy name because it was dumb when I made that joke to myself! Bonus thing: Screwball challenges were I still hate the Taskemaster

 
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