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  • Blog Post: Clash Of The Titans: How Gaming's Iconic Creatures And Bosses Measure Up

    Have you ever wondered how giant creatures and machines from completely different games would look if they stood side by side? We took some of the biggest and most well-known bosses and creatures in video game history and calculated how they would stack up shoulder to shoulder. This chart originally... More
  • Blog Post: The Legend Of Zelda’s Weird (And Sometimes Bad) Offshoots

    The Legend of Zelda is one of video games’ darlings. It has set many gameplay standards and created numerous innovations for video games over the course of its tenure, and is cited by many as being their favorite franchise. The series isn’t perfect, however, and a few disappointing or just... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The Legend Of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

    Tri Force Heroes marks Zelda's return to a multiplayer focus, and we gathered three players to try out the cooperative play. Join myself, Wade Wojcik, and intern Marcus Stewart as we argue over the Zelda timeline ( more on that here ), compete over the bow and arrow, yell about Deku Scrubs, and generally... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Confirms Tri Force Heroes’ Place In The Zelda Timeline

    Once a source of great mystery and fan speculation, the Zelda timeline has now become official franchise canon following the release of Hyrule Historia , and Nintendo is more than happy to discuss where the assorted games appear – depending on when you ask them. I spoke with a Link Between Worlds... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrate The NES's 30th Anniversary By Watching Us Play 8-Bit Classics

    Today marks the 30-year anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System launching in North America. Nintendo's gray rectangular console was destined to change lives and the industry forever when it hit shelves on October 18, 1985. Since we're getting all wistful and nostalgic, let's capitalize... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Game Series Begging For The Super Mario Maker Treatment

    Super Mario Maker captured the imaginations of Nintendo fans at this year's E3. The Nintendo World Championship 2015 highlighted the insane degree of entertainment and unpredictability a creative mind can pack into custom stages. NWC 2015's final challenge was filled with surprising enemies like... More
  • Blog Post: Why Does Mario Grind Luigi's Shoes? And Other Strange Google Inquiry Results

    Google has a handy feature that prefills your search inquiry based on the most popular questions asked by users. Sometimes it makes searching easier. Sometimes it proves that people have very strange inquiries about their favorite video games characters. As you will find below, a lot of these questions... More
  • Blog Post: Is July 31 The Most Important Day In Gaming History?

    You’ve likely heard a lot of juicy tales regarding the creation of some of the industry’s biggest games, but the stories behind the stories are even juicer. Did you know that July 31 is actually one of the most eventful days in gaming history? Learn about all of the historic happenings that... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Games On 3DS

    The 3DS library may have been a slow burn at first, but in the years since its initial launch, Nintendo has built a strong line-up around its most recent handheld. Though the dual-screen setup is the same as the preceding DS handheld, and the entertainment industry's flirtation with 3D technology... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Games On Wii U

    Since its debut in 2012, the Nintendo Wii U has had its fair share of rough seas and smooth sailing. From the third-party developer exodus that occurred shortly after the system hit the market to the outstanding releases that only Nintendo can deliver, the waters of the Wii U can be tricky to navigate... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Legend Of Zelda’s Non-Hyrule Worlds

    During E3, Nintendo revealed a new Zelda game for 3DS. While we don’t know a ton about Triforce Heroes, we do know that it does not take place in Hyrule . Hyrule is The Legend of Zelda’s most iconic setting, but plenty of games in the series have featured worlds outside of Hyrule. With Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Predictions: Nintendo

    E3 is once again upon us. Announcements will be made, and Nintendo will do doubt use the show to outline some of its plans for the future. The anticipation is part of the fun, so we're looking into our crystal ball to predict some of Nintendo's next moves. More Amiibos On The Way This is a no... More
  • 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
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