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  • Blog Post: Franchise Follow-Ups No One Expected

    Every once in a while a game comes along that catches people off-guard. Whether they’re good or bad, unexpected games are always interesting to explore and discuss, especially when they’re part of a long-running series. Whether it’s because the games differ greatly from their predecessors... More
  • Blog Post: The Incredible Swan Songs Of The Wii, PS3, And Xbox 360 Generation

    The last generation of consoles might have been the strongest yet. We not only got amazing games at retail with far grander ambitions than ever before, but we also saw online marketplaces emerge to give us even more variety and instant access to games new and old. As usual, the end of a generation brought... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Wii U Games Our Readers Are Excited About For 2015 Since Zelda Is Off The Table

    Sadly, Zelda Wii U has been delayed , leaving a fairly large void for the Wii U to fill in 2015. In lieu of the disappointing delay, our readers shared some of the Wii U titles they are looking for. Following the news of the delay, we issued a discussion post asking readers what Wii U games they were... More
  • Blog Post: Future Amiibo Figures We'd Love To See

    With its all-star cast of recognizable characters, the Super Smash Bros. line of Amiibos served as a great introduction to the figures. The nostalgic elements of each character sold the figures for many, and their success has caused demand to be dramatically more than supply in many cases. Earlier this... More
  • Blog Post: Editor's Choice: Best Of Club Nintendo's Final Games

    The announcement that Club Nintendo is closing in July of this year was met with much chagrin. While the death of such a unique loyalty program is lamentable, Nintendo promised to make the Club go out with a bang. With just a few months left in its life, Club Nintendo made the final reward offerings... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Tips For Returning To (Or Starting Fresh With) Zelda: Majora’s Mask

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask released for the Nintendo 64 in 2000, and next week, it will re-release on 3DS. Despite launching only a few years after Ocarina of Time and sharing many of its gameplay mechanics, Majora’s Mask’s three-day repeating cycle created one of the biggest... More
  • Blog Post: Readers Tell Us What Zelda They Would Like To See Remade Next

    The Majora's Mask 3DS remake isn't too far away, but it's never too early to start thinking about what Zelda game deserves to be remade next. Last weekend, I asked readers to share which Zelda game they think deserves to be remade next . After sorting through the comments, I compiled a chart... More
  • Blog Post: Readers Tell Us What Modern Developers They Want On Classic Game Franchises

    Two weeks ago I posted a reader discussion asking what modern developers should take over or reboot classic franchises . The conversation was prompted by developers like Devolver Digital, who is attempting to make a Seaman game and The Odd Gentlemen, who are working on a new King's Quest . I put... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Nintendo Crossovers We'd Like To See

    When Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors, it was met with a healthy dose of skepticism. The idea was one that most fans would never dream of, and seemed out of character for Nintendo to license out one of its biggest properties to another developer. The biggest surprise of all, however, is that Hyrule... More
  • Blog Post: Five 16-Bit Games That Should Get 16-Bit Sequels

    I always hoped Mega Man 9 would start a trend of sequels to classic games recreated in all their original pixelated glory. Plenty of independent developers have crafted original pixelated experiences inspired by the style of 16-bit Super Nintendo games, but my hope that more developers would craft games... More
  • Blog Post: Four Teaser Trailers That Did Exactly What They Were Supposed To

    With the Star Wars teaser trailer continuing to make the rounds online ( and being mercilessly spoofed ), it prompts me to think of some of the teasers for video games I am most excited to learn more about. These are the recent teasers that drip-fed just the right amount of information to make me excited... More
  • Blog Post: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Was Almost A Zelda Game

    Before Captain Toad ever made his debut in Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker director Shinya Hiratake dreamed of a game set inside smaller worlds. He had reasoned that if he removed the jumping mechanic from a platformer that he could shrink a game's levels by a significant degree... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    With Nintendo's announcement of the 3DS remake of Link's creepiest adventure , we decided to look back at the original. Released shortly after the groundbreaking Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask reuses characters and assets from the first 3D Zelda title to create the surreal, dreamlike world... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Playing As Link In Mario Kart 8's Zelda DLC

    Mario Kart 8 has been one of Nintendo's best selling Wii U games. The game came out back in May, but it still has a lot of life left in it thanks to some upcoming DLC. New characters, new karts, and new tracks will all be included – the most significant of which is themed after The Legend of... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Wii U Rematch

    Yesterday , we gathered seven editors and one intern around a Wii U to play Super Smash Bros. Wii U. We had so much fun, that we had to do it again. This time we gathered six editors and two interns for two straightforward rounds of what basically amounts to indiscernible madness. Join myself, Wade Wojcik... More
  • Blog Post: What Should Nintendo Do With Its Amiibos?

    Nintendo’s amiibos are adorable little action figures I look forward to staring at while they find a home on my desk, but as of this moment, their application seems limited. Of the confirmed games that will take advantage of the figures, Super Smash Bros. is the only one we really know how amiibos... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Hyrule Warriors

    The bizarre Dynasty Warriors Legend of Zelda crossover is right around the corner, and we take a look at one of the game's Twilight Princess levels with Midna taking on the hordes of moblins. Fair warning, there is a spoiler here for a big set piece moment involving a big reference to a popular Zelda... More
  • Blog Post: This Is What Happens When You Attack A Cucco In Hyrule Warriors

    Attacking the Cuccos in any Zelda game is never good idea, and Hyrule Warriors is no exception. Andrew Reiner and myself decided to test our luck anyway, just to see what happens. Things get out of hand quickly when I start swinging my sword at a chicken hanging out in a Great Fairy fountain who was... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At PAX Prime 2014: Cosplay

    PAX is a hugely popular destination for cosplay, and this year was no exception. Here's a sampling of some of the impressive costuming. I saved the best for first, as you can see above. If you're not sure who you are looking at, head here to learn more . After the release of P.T., these two really... More
  • Blog Post: Tips For Surviving The Summer Gaming Slump

    If you're a gamer, you're no stranger to summer release droughts, but this time doesn't have to be such a downer. You can view this break as an opportunity, whether it's trying a new genre or preparing for your favorite releases. We know gaming dry spells can be rough, especially when... More
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