Opinion: The Necessity of Console Exclusives

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Why We Need Third Party Exclusives on Home Consoles

When I wrote about picking the Wii U over the PS4 and Xbox One, I pointed out that most Third Party games are multiplatform, including PC. This meant that even though PS4 and Xbox One get third party games, basing your decision off them is pretty much useless. Getting a home console should be for getting unique or the best experiences. If the...

Opinion: Second Opinion: Xeodrifter (3DS eShop)

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

How a well-made game falls short of the series that it so closely tries to resemble

Xeodrifter, a game made by developer Renegade Kid is a retro style, side-scoller adventure that draws its inspiration from classic 2D Metroid games. Right off the bat Xeodrifter excels at providing a polished gameplay experience that is reminiscent of its inspiration while also providing its own unique experience. Much like past Metroid games,...

Features: 9 Underrated Nintendo Games That Deserve More Attention

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Did your title make the list?

  There are many unknown games out there. Some have pleased critics and others haven't so much, yet they often go unnoticed. I believe that there are so many games out there that deserve far more attention. In this list, you'll see some titles that could be considered cult hits, and you'll see some that you may dislike yourself - and that's...

Opinion: Why the Wii U is a Good Only-Console to Have

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Argument for picking the Wii U over Xbox One and PS4

When gamers discuss which console to get, I often questioned why not get both or all of them?  Technically that would be in an ideal situation that you have the money to afford that. In some people's case like mine, you can only really afford one home console. While the PS4 and Xbox One are great, I think it's important to focus on the underdog....

Opinion: My Experience With Gaming and Aging

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

A gamer's personal opinion of how gaming changes over time

Many years ago, I recall being happy just receiving a new game to play. Back then, I didn't know about game reviews and how to determine whether a purchase was worthwhile and not just licensed cash cows. However, I think I had a good experience on what games I got with only being disappointed with a Looney Tunes  and a Star Wars Podracing game....

Opinion: Nano Gems #6: Nintendo’s Overlooked Treasures

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nintendo Drugs, Genderless Toads, DK Bongos Comeback, and More...

Nintendo Drugs, Genderless Toads, DK Bongos Comeback, and More... It's been a while but this time we've got a great selection of quirky oddities and rarities.  Everything from Metroid shoes, to Nintendo drugs and of course Charles Martinet's Instagram adventures!  Let's go! Nano-Gems #6 1. Gamecube Controller Mod for your Nintendo 2DS In...

Opinion: What does Amiibo Mean?

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Amigo or Amoeba?

Nintendo Likes its Symbolic Names There is no official statement on the actual meaning of this new "concept," but whether it means amigo, as in "friend" in Spanish, or amoeba, as in the biological shapeshifter preceding all living organisms, it seems to cover both of those fields and everything in between.  It's your virtual friend come to life...

Opinion: Recommendation for a First 3D Legend of Zelda Experience

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

An in-depth analysis on recommending the N64 classic

A while back, I was talking with some friends and one of the girls asked what our recommendation for a first Legend of Zelda title to play was. When talking about 2D, the answer was A Link to the Past. 3D titles had a little more debate, but the consensus was Ocarina of Time. Why Ocarina of Time? Putting aside favoritism (and fear of the...

Features: Why I Rarely Choose Multiplayer in Games

Why I Rarely Choose Multiplayer in Games
Friday, October 31, 2014

I'll be greedy and take the whole screen for myself...

Video games have always been a personal experience to me. Yes, of course I've enjoyed mutliplayer in games such as Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros., but for me, the real video game experience comes when I play by myself. Think of video games like living by yourself, or being at home by yourself. You can do what you want. Nobody is there to...

Opinion: Things to Consider when Making an Avatar Game

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

What developers need to keep in mind to please fans

So last week was another blow to the Avatar: The Last Airbender/ Legend of Korra gaming fans according to the media. A title many outlets were setting high hopes for has been severely criticized by those same outlets. Does it mean that no one can enjoy that title? Not at all, since one of our staff members is having a great time with it on his...