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Wind Waker instakill boss strat discovered after all these years

Having played games since the '80s, I've seen my fair share of Easter eggs and secret boss strategies. Whether it's an instant kill method or just a silly way to approach the fight, I used to love going to school and discussing these lesser...   read

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You're a Lego, Harry (again)

At one point Harry Potter was so popular that it got two LEGO games (in 2010 and 2011) that were released on just about every platform known to man, including the original DS. Now people are just complaining about Harry Potter and the ...   read

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Paper Mario: Color Splash details its Super Sentai team

Paper Mario: Color Splash lets Toads finally get their due, but in a rather unexpected way. A new video (which seems to be the first in a series, unless it's an elaborate joke) shows off the "Rescue V" squad, which are basically a Supe...   read

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Star Fox Zero
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Star Fox Zero now has a low key demo on the Wii U eShop

I liked Star Fox Zero more than most, and I'm perfectly okay with that. I know some of you couldn't get used to the control scheme and didn't dig some of the difficulty spikes, but it only took me a few hours to acclimate -- and althou...   read

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Pokken Tournament
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Darkrai is coming to Pokken Tournament

Bandai Namco has just announced that the new mystery Pokémon that will be joining the cast of Pokkén Tournament is none other than Darkrai (one of my favorites!). Right now he's only coming to Japanese arcades on July 20, and ...   read

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Bonk, Adventure Island, R-Type all join the Wii U Virtual Console family

While the franchise has been in turmoil recently when it comes to publishing rights, R-Type is making a glorious return to the Virtual Console family this week on Wii U for $7.99. It is joined by New Adventure Island and Bonk's Ad...   read

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The Girl and the Robot
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The Girl and the Robot still looks delightfully Ghibli-like

We've briefly touched on The Girl and the Robot in the past, but now it's finally nearing its launch. It'll debut this summer on PC, with a PS4 and Wii U release later this year. The jury is definitely still out on this one, as it look...   read

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Smartphone game effortlessly rips Splatoon

So uh...Sepia Go? I think I can see where the development team got their "inspiration." This one has been making the rounds this past week, in what amounts to a Chinese-made Splatoon knockoff. It's surprisingly faithful, from the hub w...   read

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Super Mario Maker
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Super Mario Maker is getting Splatoon's Squid Sisters next week

Nintendo hasn't even hinted at when we'll see the end of Super Mario Maker, but the end of Splatoon is nigh. It'll kick off with a massive series of events in July, which will bring the last Splatfest, a concert, more amiibo, and now, ...   read

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Zelda's E3 attention
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Wow, the Xbox One S is bigger than I expected

As we wound down from E3 last year, the view count for the Final Fantasy VII trailer on the PlayStation YouTube channel surprised me and so I set out to take a casual glance at PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo's official channels to see wha...   read


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Paper Mario: Color Splash
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Paper Mario: Color Splash draws ire of Nintendo fans, looks alright

As I talked about yesterday, Paper Mario: Color Splash hasn't been very well received by the Nintendo community. You all shared your own reasons, and Nintendo's YouTube channel currently has more dislikes than likes on both showcase vi...   read

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BoxBoxBoy!!, a sequel to BoxBoy, is coming west

Nintendo had a few low key announcements that people probably glossed over yesterday. In addition to the surprise release of Rhythm Heaven Megamix last night on the eShop, they also noted that BoxBoxBoy!! the sequel to BoxBoy, is coming wes...   read

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The next Wii U and NX Zelda is called 'Breath of the Wild'

Nintendo opened up E3 today with a look at the new Zelda, and man does it look beautiful. It somehow manages to have that Nintendo feel while giving off an aura of Team Ico, and I'm really digging it. Chopping trees, hunting, cooking? That'...   read

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Minecraft's Battle mini game is out on June 21

Mojang recently unveiled Minecraft's "Battle mini game," and had a nebulous date of "sometime in June" for its release. Now we know that it's actually coming June 21, which should give you some time to settle down after E3. You can get an i...   read

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Mario Kart 8
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This fan-made video has me pining for a real Mario Kart 8 battle mode

After following up 7, Mario Kart 8 was a breath of fresh air. I loved playing it for months on end, there was just one major problem -- the "battle mode" sucked. I called Nintendo "out of their mind" back in 2014, and I stand by that s...   read

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Yooka-Laylee now has a 'firm' release window of Quarter 1, 2017

Yooka-Laylee (a project that I backed immediately), is benefiting from constant updates this past year, all of which have been rather flattering. In this newest E3 trailer we're seeing classic mascot platformer gameplay, including team abil...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode
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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 features big names from the community

After the most recent episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, I'm looking forward to the new direction for the series. Simple, one-off episodes seem to fit better than an overwrought multi-episode arc. The sixth episode releases next week beginni...   read

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Axiom Verge
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Axiom Verge Wii U port 'has the edge'

Game developer Tom Happ first started working on the Metroid-inspired action/exploration game Axiom Verge back on 2010. Six years later, and the game is about to be released on Nintendo's current home console, going head-to-head for the att...   read

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Super Mario 3D World
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Someone used a dance pad to clear Champion's Road in Super Mario 3D World

After hundreds of attempts, Twitch streamer PeekingBoo has bested Champion's Road, the big eff-you obstacle-course level of Super Mario 3D World, with his trusty dance pad. Over the past year, he's beaten entire games with the unconvention...   read

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Addressing 'the hipster issue' with YIIK co-creator Andrew Allanson

When Andrew and Brian Allanson were kids, they made their own Pokémon toys out of stuff they had lying around the house. They've always loved working together to build something out of nothing, regardless if anyone was watching or n...   read

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"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju...



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