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The final Kirby Star Allies update is out, and it's a big one

Kirby Star Allies has brought my house a lot of joy these past nine months or so, and even though HAL Laboratory has announced the end of any further updates, I'll continue to play it for years to come. At launch I really enjoyed Star Allie...

 
 
 
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Dark Meta Knight confirmed for free Kirby: Star Allies DLC

Based on the datamining efforts of the Kirby: Star Allies community close to its launch, we learned about the "wave" strategy that Nintendo was fixing to use to deliver free DLC. Over the course of three waves new characters would be introd...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Kirby Star Allies

I had to do a double-take once I realized we haven't had a mainstream console Kirby in seven years. Seven years! It almost seemed like Nintendo was ready to plop the little fluff ball onto portables permanently, and given that the Swit...

 
 
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Review: Part Time UFO

It’s easy to see mobile gaming as nothing more than a cash grab that preys on players' desire for success with as little effort as possible. That’s why there are massive ad campaigns for so many mobile games that don’t eve...

 
 
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HAL Laboratory's first mobile game is out today

It's fun to see companies like Game Freak (Pokémon) and HAL Laboratory (Kirby) branch out with original smaller-scale games every now and then. Part Time UFO is exactly that -- it's an object-stacking action puzzler in which a sentie...

 
 
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Review: Kirby Battle Royale

When the December 2017 NPD Group data came out earlier this month, the biggest surprise wasn’t that the Switch sold 1.5 million units in the US. That was expected given its meteoric rise. No, the biggest surprise was the 3DS family, a...

 
 
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New Kirby game simply titled 'Kirby' coming in 2018

Nintendo announced a new Kirby game at their E3 showcase, simply titled "Kirby." Quite a surprise after so many fancy spin-offs and subtitles. Overall not much was shown beyond what looks like you're typical Kirby including Whisp...

 
 
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Kirby is also getting an 'action fighting game' this year

While there hasn't exactly been a shortage of Kirby games, we'll be seeing even more of the little pink guy thanks to the series' 25th anniversary celebration. You'll hear no complaints from me! Last week, there was Team Kirby Clash Deluxe,...

 
 
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Review: Bye-Bye BoxBoy!

HAL Laboratory games have the uncanny ability to always bring a smile to my face. No matter the title, the developer knows what to do to absolutely charm me right off my feet. Whether I’m inhaling a Waddle-Dee, doing battle with a hip...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Kirby: Planet Robobot

It's hard to believe that when Kirby was first introduced to the world in 1992, he didn't even have the power to use copy-abilities. I must have beaten the original Dream Land and its New Game+ mode hundreds of times on family road tri...

 
 
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Japan gets Pokemon Snap on Wii U next week

Make-believe animal voyeur simulator Pokémon Snap is coming to Wii U next week, at least in Japan. While you can already play the 1999 Nintendo 64 classic on the console through the Wii portal, this version adds support for...

 
 
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Beard View: BOXBOY!

HAL Laboratory's BOXBOY! launched today for the Nintendo 3DS via the eshop for $4.99. I purchased BOXBOY! with my hard-earned human dollars to give you all a Beard View! You'll give it a watch, won't you? HAL has perfected making...

 
 
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is almost too cute for words

Nearly ten years ago, Kirby: Canvas Curse graced our original Nintendo DS handhelds, showing us (once again) that Kirby games could be about things other than floating around, ingesting bugs, and vomiting stars. Canvas Curse also had the re...

 
 




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Welped, was repairing my friends computer when I noticed something was off with the One of the pins must have slightly bent when I was working, so I gotta get him a new Thank goodness I have a new job, but I still feel really

 
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Another minor gripe about Hades: Bullet hell The game isnt really built for that type of stuff, so when you have multiple enemies that turn the game into a bullet hell, the combat just Asphodel is the worst offender

 
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You can nerf the meat, but you shall never beat the meat!

 
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Did you know that according to Nintendo, L is actually real in Super Mario 35? Well, lets work our way to unlocking him in tonights session of Super Mario 35!

 
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Nintendo announcing the Fire Emblem localization like we didnt already get the DS A remake which is still available to the three of us who still have their Wii U plugged

 
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