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Before I engage in the same gushing adulation for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that so many other video game critics have over the past year and change, I’d like to begin this article with a few disclaimers: –Wild Hunt is the first game in the series I have actually played, unless you count the first...
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Last weekend, I had the opportunity to partake in a dying trend in the gaming industry: playing demos! Demos used to be key in the video game world before YouTube gave people unfettered access to Let’s Plays and Live Streams. Yet while we have greater access to game information than ever before, it still helps...
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Rating: 9/10 When remembering the games we cherish the most, we are reminded of great moments in those games. Not necessarily the biggest boss fights, kill streaks, or action sequences, but rather times where you can just take a minute and appreciate the world presented to you. The best games usually intersperse such moments throughout...
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Sci-fi MMO EVE Online will soon have a free-to-play option alongside its subscription model through two different “clone states,” EVE Online Community said in a statement. The new pay (or not) structure, which will become available in November, will include two models: newcomers and inactive accounts who want to play for free will enter as...
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For this series, I identify various phenomena found in the modern gaming world and explore their existence, particularly what’s wrong about it. I recently just played Red Dead Redemption for the first time on my Xbox One, and did so mainly because of all the media attention surrounding its new backwards compatibility on the Xbox...
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The upcoming Wii U and NX title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has won the Best of Gamescom award, according to Gamescom’s website. The game also won the award for best Wii U game. Ubisoft’s For Honor took away the Best PS4 Game award while Microsoft’s Sea of Thieves received Best Xbox One game recognition. For Honor...
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Rating: 8.5/10 Back from a rather extensive hiatus, the Retro Review column is now looking back at one of the most influential games in history: the original Pokemon. Given the enormous success of Pokemon Go as well as the upcoming 3DS releases of Pokemon Sun/Moon, it seemed proper to go back and see where everything...
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Believe or not, I actually enjoy some games not made for Nintendo consoles. While the Big N holds a dear place in my heart, I’ve also got plenty of love for its console competitors, in particular Microsoft’s Xbox 360. The 360 hosted some of the best games of the past decade from a multitude of...
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The release date for Square Enix’s upcoming RPG Final Fantasy XV has been postponed from September 30 to November 29, Gamensia reports, citing a source within GameStop management. Promotional materials for the upcoming title with new dates on them have been shipped to GameStop locations, the report says. The source told Gamnesia that GameStop stores were given specific...
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Nintendo has posted a new teaser video from its upcoming Wii U and NX title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on its Facebook page. The video, which can be seen here, depicts the moss-covered ruins of a temple with a glowing light emanating from the back as light piano music is heard in...
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Action sports title and wave runner simulator Wave Race 64 is now available on the Nintendo Wii U’s Virtual Console store. The game can be played by up to two players and can be purchased at a price of $9.99. A somewhat forgotten classic, Wave Race 64 was among the Nintendo 64’s launch titles when it released...
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With all the rumors going around about the NX, Nintendo’s next console, let’s take a minute to remember all of the Big N’s previous console achievements and what the best game for each one was. Here are my picks: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES): Super Mario Bros. 3 While the NES was home to many of...
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Two additional titles in the Kirby series are now available on the Wii U’s Virtual Console: Kirby’s Epic Yarn for the Wii and Kirby Mass Attack for the Nintendo DS. The games will come at a price of $19.99 and $9.99, respectively. Kirby’s Epic Yarn launched for the Wii in 2010 in the midst of Nintendo’s push the bring...
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Xbox Live’s Free Games with Gold for the month of August will include Xbox One titles WWE 2K16 and Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate as well as ports of Xbox 360 games Spelunky and Beyond Good and Evil HD. Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate will be available for free download for the entire month of August, while WWE 2K16 will be available from August...
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Nintendo has released a free demo on the 3DS eShop for Metroid Prime: Blast Ball, a multiplayer arena sport that is expected to release officially as part of Metroid Prime: Federation Force next month. Blast Ball, though different from Federation Force in concept, uses the same controls and graphics engine as the upcoming 3DS first-person shooter. The game is...
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