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The Igavanias, ranked

Unless it was made by just one person, it's a bad idea to give all the credit for a game's success or failure to a single individual. Koji Igarashi has produced many of the best games in the Castlevania series, but he's far from the only re...

 
 
 
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Arcade weirdness abounds at California Extreme

"So what's California Extreme?" I hear you asking. Simply put, it's a yearly convention where arcade cabinet and pinball collectors converge in San Jose to show off their favorite machines. Enthusiasts bring their perfectly maintained arcad...

 
 
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Lethal League Blaze excites the competitive casual in me

Like a deconstruction of a shonen protagonist, I admire the spirit of competition, but I'm much more of a casual than a hardcore player. I get a thrill from trying to climb up leaderboards and learning new things about the online versus gam...

 
 
 
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What is your favorite Final Fantasy combat system?

The Final Fantasy VII remake is a perfect example of Square Enix’s core design philosophy when it comes to combat systems -- which is to say, there isn’t much of one. Sure, the series has its roots in “traditional” R...

 
 
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What DLC do you wish was a new game instead?

One of my most anticipated releases in 2019 is not a new game, but a DLC expansion to Hollow Knight. As a part of its Kickstarter stretch goals, the acclaimed bug-em-up Metroidvania’s developers planned to create a side adventure star...

 
 
 
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The west needs a Ganbare Goemon/Mystical Ninja collection

It wasn’t long after I had described Konami as collection adverse that it hit us with a trio of pretty awesome compilations. The Arcade, Castlevania, and Contra collection are all stacked with solid games. It’s actually an impre...

 
 
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Trials of Mana was E3's most magical surprise

Everyone tunes into E3 with a list of wishes because there are few feelings as exciting as that wish coming true. Setting one’s expectations that high is unrealistic, but I personally don’t believe it’s healthy to set your...

 
 
 
 
 
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What do you want to see revealed at E3 2019?

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is once again upon us and this year is shaping up to be a strange one. First and foremost, Sony isn't showing up. Even though it has what is arguably the biggest game of the year set for release this...

 
 
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I may have found the cure for spoilers

[Editor's Note: One thing that has been made quite evident over the past several weeks is Hollywood has no problem weaponizing the audience's fear of spoilers to their advantage. The urgency to avoid all spoilers and see Avengers: Endg...

 
 
 
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The secret threat of tanuki balls

It’s no secret Japan has long been trying to destroy us westerners with its unstoppable culture for decades. Whether it's replacing our wives with waifus or cramming our circulatory systems with their nutrient void, sodium-packed inst...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Switch exclusives we expect to see at E3 2019

E3 is nearly upon us again and a lot has changed since 2018, but one thing remains the same: the internet’s unquenching thirst for Nintendo Directs. I revel in this season of speculation and anticipation, so much that last year I...

 
 
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It's time for the rail shooter to take flight again

“We’re going to break through that fleet!” Fox says as he and his wingmates assault a vastly overwhelming enemy armada. Maybe it’s one of the less memorable quotes from Star Fox 64, but it’s a moment that captu...

 
 
 
 
 
 




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Boxman214

If you could bring one character from a video game to life (like, real life), who would it be and why?

 
Adzuken

Slimybear245v20 requested I review a Yakuza I just so happened to have a mostly finished review of Yakuza 0 that I was able to dust off and finish

 
JcDent

Chaos? Lets see how it likes tanks!

 
ScionVyse

My Transistor video is up! This was basically my last two weeks Itd have probably been out sooner, if Three Houses hadnt Please watch it if you have the time and tell me what you think! Bump

 
chlmera

UGH! I decided against getting Dragon Quest on switch since I have it on steam but I WANT And why does it have to come out a week after Links Awakening? Too

 
Shoggoth2588

Well I could spend $20Million on a Type-7 transport but it would only 30T of extra cargo stick with my Im gonna keep saving for that sweet Elite Dangerous is still Hella

 
TheBlondeBass

So I finished Fire Emblem Three Houses, and now I reappear! Its definitely an entry I recommend, but I wouldnt suggest choosing the Blue Lions route like I did -- Maybe golden deer is better, but it really feels like Edelgards

 
Boxman214

MoviePass has had a data breach (and is apparently STILL in Video

 
Mike Sounders

The season pass for Fire Emblem Three Houses makes me want to hold off on doing more playthroughs until

 
Haklen57

Nioh2? I want this more than I want Gravity Rush to make a

 
 

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