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Nintendo Direct Recap (April 12)
April 12, 2017 | Wii-U News
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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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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review
March 16, 2017 | Wii-U Reviews
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1-2-Switch Review
March 15, 2017 | Wii-U Reviews


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Jason Rohrer’s Passage on the DS

Jason Rohrer’s Passage is a beautiful game. In a mere five minutes Rohrer is able to convey actual emotions and thoughts regarding life, marriage and our impeding deaths. I must confess that I cried when I played Passage. I shed tears and wept. At that moment I knew that games are actually art and not just toys to play on my Nintendo

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Final Fantasy V and VI on the DS?

Shinji Hashimoto, producer for titles such as Final Fantasy VIII & IX and the Kingdom Hearts series has been recently speaking with fans through the Square Enix Twitter Account. In discussions with the fans he addressed questions regarding a number of games that they enquired about.

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The Week of July 11th in Nintendo Downloads

So the weekly article of DSiware downloads took a month-long vacation and picked up some extra baggage once it got back. Now the article will feature Wiiware and Virtual Console downloads as well, although, unfortunately, there are no Virtual Console releases this week. Here’s the list of downloads, straight from Nintendo. This summer season is […]

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Red Steel 2

Going into Red Steel 2, I was excited. I had never played the first one so I don’t have anything to base it on but the look and combat all seemed very intriguing. After booting it up, I was very pleased. The opening sequences were very great, albeit hampered by terrible load times. The load times happen by your character just staring at a door, waiting for it to open. It breaks the immersion quickly and makes you want to yell at your TV screen.

Combat was one of the most stand-out things at last year’s Nintendo E3 Press Conference. It looked fluid and beautiful. For the most part, the game lives up to that. But there’s times when I found myself just shaking my arm furiously trying to swing the sword to no avail. And having to swing harder to do a more powerful attack seemed like a bad idea. It’s not that it’s necessarily broken or anything, it’s just that the combat is so hectic and crazy, there’ s no time to stop and try and throw your arm back even further to do a harder attack.

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3DS Price, Release Date Revealed on September 29th

Apparently the new way the video game industry reveals information to the public is with countdowns, which, in Hideo Kojima & Nintendo’s case, lead to even more countdowns. On September 29th, Nintendo will reveal the price and release date of the 3DS in Japan. Unfortunately for everyone else we only have previous information to go on. America had been given a vague area of “next year,” (which was later corrected by Nintendo) and Europe will receive it by March 31st of 2011 at the latest.

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii Review

He is the most recognizable figure in video games and Nintendo is celebrating his 25th anniversary (23rd in the US) by releasing an old-school side-scroller that pays homage to his decorated lineage. Of course I am talking about Mario and speaking of that lineage, Nintendo threw a party at the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center for Mario’s anniversary and I was lucky enough to attend. Take a look at the video!

The new game is New Super Mario Bros. Wii and it takes elements from the greatest of Mario’s titles from over the years (mostly Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, with hints of the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island and Super Mario 64 sprinkled in). Princess Peach has been kidnapped by Bowser for the millionth time and it is up to Mario to traverse eight worlds (inspired by Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World) broken up into 69 different stages.

To make matters more difficult, Bowser has pulled out all the stops. After their 18-year hiatus, the seven Koopalings (again from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World) Larry, Morton Jr., Wendy O., Iggy, Lemmy, Ludwig von, and Roy are back along with Bowser Jr. to defend the castles at the end of each world. Bowser Jr. is also traveling in style since Bowser’s old airship has been rebuilt and will continue to pester Mario on his quest. Also brought back into the mix are the many varieties of brothers who used to pester Mario way back in Super Mario Bros. 3. Hammer, Boomerang, Giant Hammer, Fire, and Wrench brothers are back along with the all-new Ice brothers, and always seem to pop up in Mario’s path at the worst possible moments.

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