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  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Perpetual Disappointment Of Nintendo Fandom

    Nintendo is one of the most beloved developers in the industry and was instrumental in helping popularize and legitimize video games in their early days. The company has a stable full of iconic franchises that it regularly taps to great results. Unfortunately, even with those advantages, a feeling of... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Metroid Prime: Federation Force Still Hasn't Won Us Over

    Now that Metroid Prime: Federation Force finally has a release date , we're starting to see and hear more about the game. The cooperative shooter allows you to team up with three other friends and shoot baddies as a marine of the Galactic Federation. We recently saw the game in action, and this episode... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – The Star Fox Spectacular

    Star Fox's legacy spans more than 20 years across four consoles and two handhelds. On this episode we look nearly every adventure the space-faring Fox and his team have experienced. Unlike the typical episode of Replay where we look at two games, today we look at a total of five games. We skipped... More
  • Blog Post: Ranking The Star Fox Series

    Today marks the return of a brand new, non-remake Star Fox entry after a 10-year absence. Star Fox Zero may not be quite the return we were hoping for ( you can find our review here ), but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our appreciation for the space fox and his spaceship adventures. Below... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Star Fox Gimmicks Grounded A Once-Proud Fighter

    Star Fox holds a special place in the hearts of many due to its exciting aerial combat, colorful characters, and impressive boss battles that captivated their imaginations during gaming’s formative years. The franchise, once acclaimed for its fluid controls and branching story paths, has recently... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – How Does Hyrule Warriors Legends Run On 3DS?

    Hyrule Warriors Legends releases on Friday, and we took a quick early look at the game to meet Linkle and see how the game performs on 3DS. Hyrule Warriors Legends works pretty well on New 3DS, keeping up with the Wii U version of the game in some respects, but when played on the original model 3DS or... More
  • Blog Post: Are Vehicles Coming To Pokémon Sun & Moon? And Other Teases From The Announcement

    Today’s Nintendo Direct let everyone know that Pokémon Sun and Moon will be coming this holiday season , but a smattering of quick screens and art may have let us know a few additional possibilities about the upcoming titles, some of which are fun to speculate over. Let’s take a look... More
  • Blog Post: Taking Turns: Mario’s RPG History

    Mario didn’t invent the platformer, but he popularized it and as a result is closely associated with the genre. Mario jumps on and over things, which is why it’s strange to consider how much success he has found in a genre so traditionally divorced from platforming. Super Mario RPG and its... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Learn How The Paper Mario Universe Got Jammed Into The Mario & Luigi Universe

    The Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario universes share a lot in common: They're both RPGs, both humorous, and star Nintendo's iconic plumbers. These two franchise are now overlapping in the latest entry in the series, and we played through the game's first 10 minutes to see exactly how that... More
  • Blog Post: Looking Back On Nintendo In 2015

    This was a hard, long year for Nintendo. There were stumbles along the way, including the tragic loss of its president, but there were also victories that demonstrated that Nintendo was thinking long-term and that brighter days may be ahead for the company. Let's take a look back at Nintendo's... More
  • Blog Post: Splatoon Devs Talk Future Updates And Why The Series Wouldn't Work On 3DS

    Splatoon, the 8-player competitive ink shooter for the Wii U, released earlier this year to enthusiastic, but slightly disappointing reviews. Our own Brian Shea stated in his review that the game lacked a number of features that would easily catapault it over its competition. Since then, Splatoon has... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Characters We’re Voting For As Super Smash Bros. DLC

    With the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata revealed the release date for the previously announced Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros., as well as a surprise announcement that Earthbound’s Lucas is returning to the series. Perhaps even more surprising, Iwata also revealed... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Considered Including A Naked Costume In Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

    Link’s latest adventure, a multiplayer follow-up to 2013’s A Link Between Worlds, was a departure for Zelda’s traditionally single-player focus that was met with mixed critical reception . We spoke with the Tri Force Heroes’ director Hiromasa Shikata and Zelda series producer... More
  • Blog Post: Is Box Boy! One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Box Boy! might be one of the most overlooked games of the year. A simple black and white aesthetic belies the game's more complicated puzzles. Developed by HAL Laboratory – the same studio that has brought us games like Kirby and Super Smash Bros., Box Boy! is a puzzle game about a young box... More
  • Blog Post: Is Puzzle & Dragons Z / Super Mario Bros. Edition One Of The Top Games Of 2015?

    Every year, Game Informer breaks down the best releases with its annual Top 50 list. It’s a group effort, which includes long meetings, heated discussions, and possibly the best homework assignments you could possibly ask for. There’s only so much time to go around, however, and sometimes... More
  • Blog Post: We Put The Mega Yarn Yoshi Amiibo Side-By-Side With The Other Yoshi Amiibos

    Nintendo's upcoming Mega Yarn Yoshi Amiibo stands at around 8 inches tall, making it the largest Amiibo released to this point. But how big does the Amiibo, which draws inspiration from Yoshi's massive transformation in Yoshi's Woolly World, look when compared to the the other Yoshi Amiibo... More
  • Blog Post: Learn All About Yo-Kai Watch From Level-5 President Akihiro Hino

    Tomorrow marks the debut of Yo-kai Watch in North America (you can read our review here ). The franchise has already caused a stir in Japan, becoming a worthy rival to Pokémon. It has spawned a television show, manga, films, and toys, but will it cause the same fanfare Stateside? We spoke with... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Best-Selling Wii U And 3DS Titles As Of September 30, 2015

    Nintendo has once again updated its best-selling games on Wii U and 3DS. With new entrants on the systems, including Super Mario Maker and Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer, the list is shaken up a bit. We’ve included all the relevant information, including change in sales and placement on the... 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: Test Chamber – Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden

    A new Dragon Ball Z game released this week for 3DS, so Game Informer's biggest Dragon Ball fans decided to take it for a spin. Join myself and Ben Hanson as we try out the game's alternate story mode, play as a wide variety of characters, and bring non-fighters like Chi Chi and Oolong into the... More
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