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3DS and the Swiss Army Knife Problem

Editorials by Joshua Johnston, posted on 09/30/2014 09:00 Leave a Comment

Nintendo’s handheld woes represent a storm of internal complications and industrial streamlining.

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Op-Ed: The Curse of Crossovers

Editorials by Anthony Vigna, posted on 09/24/2014 09:00 2 comments

How can a combination of your favorite series lead to disappointment?

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The Rise and Fall of Guitar Hero

Editorials by Jon Stevens, posted on 09/16/2014 09:00 5 comments

Through the fire and flames we carry on!

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Celebrating the Weirdos

Editorials by Robert Marrujo, posted on 09/08/2014 09:00 Leave a Comment

From Birdo to Error, we talk about the impact of the various Nintendo oddballs over the years.

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Op-Ed: What Does New 3DS Mean For Nintendo?

Editorials by Robert Marrujo, posted on 08/30/2014 09:00 2 comments

What should fans expect from Nintendo’s latest hardware redesign?

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Op-Ed: Defending the Mercedes-Benz DLC in Mario Kart 8

Editorials by Marc Deschamps, posted on 08/28/2014 09:00 Leave a Comment

Or, “How I learned to stop complaining and love free content.”

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Op-Ed: Let’s Cut Water Levels Some Slack

Editorials by Anthony Vigna, posted on 08/27/2014 09:00 5 comments

Are they really as bad as you think?

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Platformer Pioneers

Editorials by Robert Marrujo, posted on 08/25/2014 09:00 Leave a Comment

The platformers that played by their own rules!

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RPG Renegades

Editorials by Robert Marrujo, posted on 08/20/2014 09:00 3 comments

The RPGs that dared to be different!

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The Enduring Appeal of RPGs

Editorials by Robert Marrujo, posted on 08/18/2014 09:00 Leave a Comment

What keeps us coming back to the thinking-person’s genre of video games?

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A Salute to Cheap Characters

Editorials by Mel Turnquist, posted on 08/15/2014 13:00 2 comments

A bizarre love letter to the game breakers: from the spam monsters to the unassuming joke characters who become deadly in the right hands.

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The Assassination of Samus Aran

Editorials by Robert Marrujo, posted on 08/15/2014 09:00 3 comments

How Metroid: Other M went wrong in its portrayal of everyone’s famous bounty hunter.

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How The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Missed Its Mark

Editorials by Robert Marrujo, posted on 08/11/2014 12:00 Leave a Comment

A look at one of the quirkiest and least-played Zelda games.

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The Expensive Experiment

Editorials by Robin Wilde, posted on 08/10/2014 12:00 Leave a Comment

The odd action-RPG Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles laid the groundwork for Nintendo’s future strategies.

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Great Spins: Four Spin-Offs That Got Bigger Than Their Source Material

Editorials by Sam Stewart, posted on 08/09/2014 15:00 2 comments

Sometimes a side game can kick off its own blockbuster franchise.

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