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Mekazoo has a cheeky rhyme for tricky gameplay

“When in doubt, switch them out.” Sage-like advice, really. That’s what Mekazoo’s creative director Jarrett Slavin had to tell me to do when I showed obvious struggles playing his demo. I’m no stranger to platf...

 
 
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RIVE was my favorite twin-stick shooter at PAX East

When I learned that Netherlands-based Two Tribes Studios (Toki Tori & Toki Tori 2) was bringing its snazzy metal-wrecking, robot-hacking, twin-stick shooter RIVE to PAX East this year, I jumped at the chance to set ...

 
 
 
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Soul Axiom is a cross between Journey and Tron

Everything you could say about Soul Axiom feels reductive. It looks like Journey mixed with Tron, except when it looks like Tron mixed with Tron. It’s a puzzler that evokes The Talos Principle&n...

 
 
 
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8 things right and 8 things wrong with Smash Bros. Wii U

I recently got my hands on Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo Wii U, and holy Bowser babies, are there a lot of new and expanded features! In fact, there is so much new stuff that I could hardly cover it all, so instead I am sharing my boiled-...

 
 
 
 
 
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Opening a treasure chest as Ganondorf felt wrong

During a Nintendo showcase event at PAX Prime, I wanted to say "screw it" and just play Hyrule Warriors for an hour (or more) but with only two demo stations available and lots of other nice games media types eager to check it out abov...

 
 
 
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Costume Quest 2 is still cute, trying to be more engaging

Costume Quest, like every Double Fine game, is charming. It's a fresh-feeling, low stakes take on the JRPG genre, more Earthbound than Final Fantasy. Though, as Chad put it in his review, it's "RPG Lite," accessible for all ages. ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
Hands-on: Yoshi's Yarn photo

Turning yarn Yoshis into yarn balls in Yoshi's Woolly World

Yarn Yoshi is a pretty good name. Yoshi's Woolly World is an okay name. Yoshi's Yarn is a better name and what the game should've been called for the sake of alliteration and Yoshi's Story symmetry (a yarn is like a story!!!). I'm going to...

 
 
 
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Mario Maker will make a level designer out of you

Mario Maker is a drag-and-drop level creator, letting you use classic (and newer) Mario game tiles and props to create your own stages. I gave it a spin here at E3 to try to create the next great Mario stage. I found that while making your ...

 
 
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Hyrule Warriors is more Warriors than Hyrule

You knew that upcoming Wii U title Hyrule Warriors would be a blend of Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors and Nintendo's Legend of Zelda. But I'm here to tell you that the gameplay is much more like Dynasty Warriors than I thought it would be. N...

 
 
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The new Super Smash Bros. characters each bring a unique feel

Since the first game in the series, one of the most exciting aspects of the Super Smash Bros. series has been watching for the appearance of unexpected characters. Back then, it came in the form of unlockables, but it evolved into a pre-rel...

 
 
 
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Sonic Boom plays pretty much exactly as I expected

[Update: Apparently, just this morning, Sega decided to subtitle both Sonic Boom for Wii U and the upcoming Sonic 3DS game. Sonic Boom on Wii U is now Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, and the 3DS title is Sonic Boom: Shat...

 
 
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Mario Kart 8: What's old is new and what's new is old

Mario Kart 8 has unveiled two "new" characters. They are Baby Rosalina and Pink Gold Peach. What the heck, right? You're probably rolling your eyes at the lack of surprise with Baby Rosalina (who's joining Baby Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Dais...

 
 
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The next Skylanders borrows a little from the Pokemon series

The developers at Toys For Bob are back in the saddle with Skylanders Trap Team, the next entry in their hit toys-meet-videogame franchise. This time the hook involves you capturing villains and enslaving brainwashing reforming them to wor...

 
 
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Seven things I loved about playing Watch Dogs

The delay of Ubisoft Montreal's new open world IP, Watch Dogs, surprised many. With only a month away from launch, and a rather bold marketing push for the holiday season, Ubisoft appeared ready, but then we found it wasn't. At all. It's no...

 
 




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Agatha Knife"Just use a blade that's short and sharp for me"

 

Import Super Robot Wars V"Get in the robot Shinji"

 

Batman Ninja"Japan <3 Batman"

 

Avengers: Infinity War"This is not going to go the way you think"

 

The Swords of Ditto"Saving the world's never looked so cute"

 

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The Invisible Hours"Peeping Thomas Edison"

 

Super Troopers 2"2 Supe 2 Troop"

 
 
 

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RocketKnight

I forgot to mention here that I wrote a blog! If any of you have the time, I would love if yall read On a different note, I just got Metal Gear Solid V about a week ago and its really The story is very, very dumb At least so

 
WILFoftheblues

This made me seriously laughed!

 
Barry Kelly

Went to the pub and got Pretty sure itd be an S Heres what google decided to serve up on my Im pretty sure theyre trying to stir up rebellion on the QT

 
Ticklefist

I have not been having fun with games for some time Often considering leaving the But today I found my new jam so fuck all

 
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Cosby got convicted on one of his

 
Shoggoth2588

So I follow a couple of indie game shops on facebook and the one I used to live close to is getting some cool stuff in! A bunch of amiibo and a few toy/marvel comic look like things I had to leave down

 
Colonial bong264

My adapter finally came in! My 2600 joystick works but my TAC2 is acting funk so it probably needs a I also though the TAC2 would be smaller for some reason but its a big as an xbox control! Yup, ill be marathoning pitfall and berzerk for a bit :P

 
Morty

Holy shit! They did They fuckin did Infinity War is a great

 
kevlarmonkey

Not looking for any condolences, but I needlessly lost someone There is always someone to talk to, and life can always offer something better, or at the very least, If you need help, just ask, if you know someone who might, check on them

 
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I can always tell when Wes is on

 
 

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