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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: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

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It’s Smashin’ Season.   Release Date: October 3, 2014 Genre: Fighting Platform: 3DS Developer: Sora Ltd., BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E10+ MSRP: $39.99 Before the Wii U was released, Nintendo name-dropped Super Smash Bros. in order to try and build hype for the upcoming system. While we’re still waiting on an official […]

Review: Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright

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No Objections Here Release Date: August 29, 2014 Genre: Puzzle Platform: Nintendo 3DS Developer: Level 5 Publisher: Capcom ESRB T for Teen MSRP: $29.99 When two of Nintendo’s most popular niche series combine, the result is an utterly charming and fully fleshed out puzzle game. Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright features some stellar characters, thrilling […]

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: Kirby: Triple Deluxe

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“A Tasty Adventure” Release Date: May 2, 2014 Genre: Platformer, action Platform: Nintendo 3DS Developer: Hal Laboratory Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E for Everyone MSRP: $34.99 While Nintendo staples like Mario and Donkey have seen lots of love lately, it’s been nearly 3 years since we last saw Kirby devour his enemies and use their powers […]

Review: Mario Golf: World Tour

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Par for the Course. Release Date: May 2, 2014 Genre: Sports, Golf Platform: 3DS Developer: Camelot Software Planning Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E for Everyone MSRP: $39.99 The Mario Golf franchise is one that has existed in the shadow of one of its first entries. With incremental improvements having been included in each release, the series […]

Review: ‘Pokemon Battle Trozei’

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Gotta match ‘em all. Release Date: March 20, 2014 Genre: Puzzle Platform: 3DS Developer: Genius Sonority Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Everyone MSRP: $7.99 Pokemon Battle Trozei is a digital exclusive with a small price tag on the 3DS eShop, which could lead fans to thinking it might be a quick, cheap cash-in on the Pokemon series. Skeptics will be […]

Review: Yoshi’s New Island

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A mixed basket Release Date: March 14, 2014 Genre: 2D Platformer Platform: Nintendo 3DS Developer: Arzest Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Everyone MSRP: $39.99 Ask any Nintendo fan: the original Yoshi’s Island still remains one of the best platformers of all time. The idea for the story was original, the soundtrack was simply perfect, and the gameplay […]

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 […]

Review: Bravely Default

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Save the Earth, One Random Encounter at a Time. Release Date: February 7, 2014 Genre: Role-Playing Platform: 3DS Developer: Silicon Studio/Square Enix Publisher: Nintendo (NA/PAL), Square Enix (JP) ESRB T MSRP: $39.99 Epic and sprawling yet entirely accessible, serious-minded but with a welcome lightness and humor, Bravely Default is a fantastic JRPG and one of the […]

Review: Farming Simulator 2013

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Giants Software’s Farming Simulator 2013 promises to be the “largest and most exciting farming simulator ever made!” just before it touts its inclusion of “over 200 brands!” It should come as no surprise that this German-based budget-priced sim title misses the mark, but the unspeakable, Lovecraft-ian depths to which it sinks make it the stuff of […]

Review: LEGO Marvel Superheroes

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Excelsior! Release Date: October 22, November 15 (PlayStation 4) Genre: Action-adventure Platform: PlayStation 4 Developer: TT Games Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment ESRB E 10+ MSRP: $59.99 Few brands can claim to be as recognizable as LEGO, which has been a major factor contributing to the success of the LEGO video games. Combined with the […]

Review: Adventure Time: Explore that Dungeon Because I Don’t Know!

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Why are we exploring this dungeon again? At this point, you can’t take a trip to the mall or log onto the internet without being bombarded by Adventure Time merchandise or memes. Last month, WayForward Technologies launched Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land on the 3DS, which featured solid throwback gameplay, but suffered […]

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