• Ranking the Best (and worst) Pokémon Games

    After my list of the best and worst Fire Emblem games was published, I immediately began thinking of other Nintendo series to rank. With Pokémon Sword and Shield just around the corner, what better place to start than with the Pokémon series itself? Of course, ranking every Pokémon game ever released would be a monumental […]
    • by Cyrus Oliver II
    • 10 Months ago
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  • Why is Belle Delphine Appearing in Signs Across Taiwan?

    Billboards and signs across Taiwan have been promoting a new mobile game that promises MMORPG goodness for all. However, amidst all of the excitement and buzz surrounding the title, some have noticed a remarkable likeness between a female character in the promotional material for the game and popular cosplayer Belle Delphine. The game, titled Perfect […]
    • by Nancy Chen
    • 10 Months ago
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  • Nintendo is Going to Make Exercising Fun with Latest Switch Creation

    Nintendo has been successfully getting gamers off the couch and exercising for years. The company sold over 22 million units of its Wii Fit accessory and game back in 2012. The Wii Fit let players to do everything from yoga, to aerobics, to virtual jogging right in the comfort of their own homes. Now with […]
    • by Ring Yip
    • 10 Months ago
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  • GameStop is Closing Roughly 200 Stores After Laying Off 14% of Employees

    GameStop? More like Game Over. With over 5,700 stores across 14 countries, the company is (was?) one of the world’s largest video game retailers. Unfortunately, those numbers are dwindling fast as the store is facing increased competition from digital game sales. The cost of overhead for renting out store space at brick-and-mortar locations hasn’t helped. […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 10 Months ago
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  • Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Switch Just Received Its First Review

    Fans were beyond excited when Nintendo announced The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening would be receiving a full-blown remake, and now that the new Switch title is less than a week away from release Zelda fans have something else to be excited about. According to Gematsu, the well-known Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu‘s final score of […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 10 Months ago
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  • Ranking the Best (and worst) Modern Fire Emblem Games

    Fire Emblem is a series that you either love, or really love. There is no in-between. But it hasn’t always been this way. For those who have stuck with the series from the beginning, even the hardcore among you who were importing it before Super Smash Bros. Melee introduced the West to the tactical strategy […]
    • by Cyrus Oliver II
    • 10 Months ago
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  • Bendable Joy-Cons could be Coming to Nintendo Switch

    In a move that is likely to excite Nintendo fans everywhere, the company recently submitted an application for a US patent on bendable Joy-Cons. The conceptual design shows a pair of Joy-Cons with hinges on each side that allow the top half of the controller to bend. Such a controller would offer a much more […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 10 Months ago
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  • Astral Chain is a Slice of Gaming Heaven

    There are games, and then there are games. When I first saw snippets of Astral Chain for Nintendo Switch a year ago, I thought it was just filler material to pad out Nintendo’s release schedule. The only thing that made it even remotely stand out in the lineup was the developer behind it – PlatinumGames. […]
    • by Cyrus Oliver II
    • 10 Months ago
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  • Second Opinion: A Near Miss for Fire Emblem: Three Houses

    When Fire Emblem: Three Houses was announced I was very excited to get back to one of my favorite series. Lots of exciting news was circulating: Fire Emblem finally returning to a home console, a new paradigm in character building, being able to choose one of three factions to fight alongside. As a long time […]
    • by Anthony Hsu
    • 10 Months ago
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  • Western Gamers Can Officially Play Uncensored SNES Games for the First Time

    For decades, many gamers in the United States have unknowingly been playing censored versions of their favorite Super Nintendo titles. It is not uncommon for games to undergo some changes when localizing for outside territories. Nintendo is a Japanese company, so it has been known to adjust its products accordingly to better match Western tastes […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 10 Months ago
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