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The Sonic Cycle and Will Sonic Mania or Forces Succumb to it?
March 27, 2017 | PS4 Features
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The Life and Times of the Wii U
March 23, 2017 | Wii-U Features
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One Week with the Nintendo Switch
March 10, 2017 | Wii-U Features
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Holiday Events Good or Bad for Today’s Games?
February 13, 2017 | PS4 Features
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Let’s Talk About That Nintendo Switch
January 16, 2017 | Wii-U Features

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The Sonic Cycle and Will Sonic Mania or Forces Succumb to it?

Sonic the Hedgehog is a weird video game series. After Sega stopped making hardware, there was no real place for the mascot to really cement a new legacy in. Sure the games have still been selling all right with games like Sonic Heroes and Sonic Colors selling millions each, older fans have all but given […]

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The Life and Times of the Wii U

With the Nintendo Switch entering the market, it’s time to take a look back at Nintendo’s previous console, the Wii U. A fun novelty system with huge ambitions but overall lacked focus. Being Nintendo’s first “HD” console, the Wii U had a lot to live up to, but never reached its peak until the very […]

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One Week with the Nintendo Switch

From the January event, I had my concerns about the Nintendo Switch. The console itself is fine and being used also in tabletop and handheld modes is still awesome. However, I’m more concerned about the game lineup going forward and Nintendo’s handling of the product. Now that the Switch has been out for a week, […]

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Holiday Events Good or Bad for Today’s Games?

One of the hot trends in gaming lately has been holiday events. Certain games get decked out with special goodies that you can only get for a limited time. Others do double experience or increased chances of items. At the same time, we see player counts increase tenfold for these games during events, but go […]

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Let’s Talk About That Nintendo Switch

We had the weekend to consume all the Switch information Nintendo gave us despite having more questions than answers for some of us. The basics if you missed our recap of last Thursday’s presentation from Japan are that the console is out on March 3rd for $299.99. There’s also two SKUs to get with the […]

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Zelda’s Game Awards Videos Create More Questions

This week at the Game Awards, Nintendo showed off the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild… twice! They unveiled a new trailer in the pre-show and about five minutes of gameplay during the actual show. When the show ended, the winner of the Most Anticipated Game award seemed to ask more questions than to […]

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Ten Games That Should of Been in the NES Classic Edition Mini

Friday’s release of the NES Classic Edition Mini is arguably Nintendo’s biggest product to buy this holiday season. There’s also the new Pokemon games but for Nintendo fans, this $59.99 trip down memory lane has them really excited. The 30 games included in this tiny Nintendo are indeed some of the system’s greatest hits. It’s […]

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Have Platinum Games Lost Their Magic?

The first several years for Platinum Games felt like a breath of fresh air for Japanese game development. Consisting of former Capcom guys, some of the biggest names in that industry finally got to see what they can do on their own. They made their mark with the Devil May Cry and Resident Evil franchises, […]

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How Nintendo Can Capitalize NX From The Apple Keynote

Leave it to Nintendo to steal the show, even though it was supposed to be Apple and Sony’s day with their keynotes, with the announcement of Super Mario Run for iOS. The sight of Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen on an Apple stage showing off a Mario game for a phone stunned people. So much […]

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5 Ways Difficulty Settings in Videogames Are Bad Design

To understand why difficulty settings are sometimes bad design we need to talk about how difficulty impacts player engagement. If a game is too hard, you might say “Hey, I paid $59.99 for this content, how about not giving me a hard time about experiencing all of it?”, but with videogames in particular it’s not […]

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