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Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

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Searching the Right Castle. Release Date: December 5, 2014 Genre: Puzzle Platformer Platform: Wii U Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E MSRP: $39.99 Debuting in 2007’s Super Mario Galaxy, Captain Toad has seen his fair share of guest appearances. In 2013, the character saw his first taste of the action as he found himself playable through […]

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Definitive Smash   Release Date: November 21, 2014 Genre: Fighting Platform: Wii U Developer: Sora Ltd., Bandai Namco Studios Inc. Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E10+ MSRP: $59.99 Following a successful handheld debut just weeks ago, the wildly popular Super Smash Bros. series is finally ready to return to the home console scene. Super Smash Bros. arrives […]

Review: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 DLC

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A Legendary Offering   Release Date: November 13, 2014 Genre: Arcade Racing Platform: Wii U Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Everyone MSRP: $7.99 for Pack 1, $11.99 for Pack 1 and Pack 2 Bundle Mario Kart 8‘s launch may be in the distant past as far as the fast-moving video game industry is concerned, […]

Review: Wii U GameCube Adapter

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When Super Smash Bros. Brawl released on Nintendo Wii, the hardware had an advantage based on the system’s original design: it featured ports for GameCube peripherals to be used in games. This proved especially prudent as gamers grew tired of motion controls for core games, and showcased Nintendo’s foresight with releases like Mario Kart Wii and […]

Review: Amiibo

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The announcement of Nintendo’s Amiibo figures was met with as much fanfare as it was confusion. The interactive action figures resembled those found in the Skylanders and Disney Infinity sets, and featured some of the most recognizable characters in video game history, but without a single game or franchise dedicated solely to the Amiibo figures, […]

Review: Bayonetta 2

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Pure as Platinum.   Release Date: October 24, 2014 Genre: Action, Hack-n-Slash Platform: Wii U Developer: Platinum Games Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Mature MSRP: $59.99 There are some occasions in gaming where everything goes better than anyone could have expected. Moments like these are few and far between, especially with the rate that notable high quality […]

Hyrule Warriors Character Guide

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The one to Hyrule them all Now that Hyrule Warriors is out worldwide, you are probably eager to get hacking and slashing at endless mobs of monsters. True to Dynasty Warriors fashion, the games boasts an impressive list of playable characters. There are 13 Zelda characters to choose from, including iconic characters as well as […]

Review: Hyrule Warriors

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The Legend Lives On. Release Date: September 26, 2014 Genre: Action, Hack-and-Slash Platform: Wii U Developer: Tecmo Koei Games Publisher: Nintendo ESRB T for Teen MSRP: $59.99 I recently wrote about why I think Hyrule Warriors could be one of Nintendo’s biggest gambles and most exciting games in recent memory. Now that I have put […]

Review: Shovel Knight

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Burying the competition. Release Date: June 26, 2014 Genre: 2D Platformer Platform: PC, 3DS, Wii U Developer: Yacht Club Games Publisher: Yacht Club Games ESRB Everyone MSRP: $14.99 Retro games are hard to pull off. A time comes when your fond memories can no longer protect you from the dark secret that your favorite games […]

Review: Mario Kart 8

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Defy Gravity.   Release Date: May 30, 2014 Genre: Arcade Racing Platform: Wii U Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Everyone MSRP: $59.99 Few series hold the spot of royalty that Mario Kart has in the industry over the past 22 years. 1992’s Super Mario Kart on Super NES was more than just a great […]

Review: Child of Light

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Beauty in Simplicity. Release Date: April 30, 2014 Genre: JRPG Platform: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U Developer: Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft Bucharest Publisher: Ubisoft ESRB Everyone 10+ MSRP: $14.99 There is something to be said for simplicity in the modern age of gaming. The last decade […]

Review: NES Remix 2

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We Invented the Remix. Release Date: April 25, 2014 Genre: Compilation Platform: Wii U Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo, indieszero Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E for Everyone MSRP: $14.99 After the successful surprise release of last December’s NES Remix on Wii U, Nintendo wasted little time in announcing a sequel to the crazy classic compilation. With the […]

Review: The Lego Movie Video Game

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Everything is awesome Release Date: February 7. 2014 Genre: Family/Adventure Platform: PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC Developer: TT Games Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment ESRB E 10+ MSRP: $59.99 (Current generation), $49.99 (Last generation), $29.99 (Handheld) The Lego Movie Video Game doesn’t stray far […]

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