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  • Blog Post: New Mario Vs. Classic Mario: Which Is Better?

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of Mario, which is a perfect excuse to reshare this video debate about "New" Mario versus classic Mario. We originally published this as part of the coverage for when the Wii U and New Super Mario Bros. U appeared on our cover, which you can explore by clicking... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are Our Review Scores For (Almost) All Of Mario's Core Releases

    Sunday, September 13 marks the 30th anniversary of Super Mario, and in celebration we're looking back on all the scores we've awarded the core Mario games. This list is limited to the main platforming experiences, so you won't the Mario Parties, RPGs, or other offshoots from the series. We... More
  • Blog Post: Which Controller Is The Loudest? Sounding Off On Controller Noise

    Recently, while making my way through Infamous Second Son as the rest of my household was asleep, I could distinctly hear my controller echoing through the house. It wasn't from the speaker built into the controller I always forget is there that periodically emits noise to remind you of its existence... More
  • Blog Post: Grind Time: The RPG Live Show – Xenoblade Chronicles

    Update: Our live stream is over, but you can find the full episode below. We couldn't end March without a true Grind Time episode. This time, we're looking at Xenoblade Chronicles. Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the best RPGs of the last generation. Next week, Nintendo is giving gamers another... 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: Five Things We Want From The Nintendo NX

    Today, Nintendo announced a partnership with DeNA to bring its IP to mobile phones and to create an online membership that links its current hardware to PCs and mobile. To prove that it's not out of the hardware business, Nintendo casually mentioned that it's "currently developing a dedicated... More
  • Blog Post: Looking Back At 10 Years Of Monster Hunter With Its Producer

    Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the Monster Hunter series – a franchise that has found huge success in Japan and has built a small but devoted fan base in America. To commemorate the series’ decade of killing monsters and using their remains to create armors and weapons, we spoke... More
  • Blog Post: Kirby Through The Years

    Kirby may just be a pink ball with oval arms and red shoes, but he's gone through a lot of changes over the years. Whether it's small changes, or entire changes in the properties he's made of, Nintendo has done a lot with a character that is ostensibly a pinks circle. In this feature, we're... 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: 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: Kyle Hilliard's Top Five Games Of Last Generation

    I’m sure many of our lists will feature broad open worlds and RPGs full of choices and alternate player-driven directions, but I have always been a fan of the more curated experience – the one that has been designed with a specific goal in mind that the player must accomplish. I love exploring... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Capcom’s Ace Attorney Series

    Capcom's Ace Attorney has become a niche darling and is partially responsible for helping visual novel games catch on in the West. These games put you in the shoes of a defense attorney, finding clues and deducing information to put the right person behind bars. With fun gameplay, great humor, and... 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: End Of An Era: By The Numbers

    After spending the last month publishing our best-of lists of the last generation , we decided to break down the numbers and see which of the past nine years were the best for gamers, which console had the most exclusive titles appear on our lists, and which publishers delivered the largest amount of... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Platformers Of The Generation

    We take a look at the 10 games that defined – and redefined – the platforming genre in this past generation. It was an interesting console generation for the storied platforming genre. While it isn't the commercial powerhouse it once was, the genre grew in many ways - both by evolving... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Sports Games Of The Generation

    In many ways, this past console generation was a brutal one for sports video games. While other genres flourished, sports gamers were subjected to an irreversible thinning of the herd during the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Wii era, losing MLB 2K, 2K Sports football, NHL 2K, both NCAA basketball franchises... More
  • Blog Post: Our Top 25 Games Of Last Generation Snubs List

    When you make a list, you’re bound to upset a few people. That’s true whether you’re calling out the best Xbox 360 games , PS3 titles , or Wii releases , as we’ve been doing. Everyone has an opinion; if you’re not putting a particular game too high in your rankings, you’re... More
  • Blog Post: Trends That Defined A Console Generation

    Our month of features celebrating the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii is halfway done. If you have not seen our lists of the best Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 , and Wii games, then spend some time deciding if we hit the mark or lost our minds. If you don’t agree with us, maybe you’ll find one... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The Developer Top Five Lists

    Now that you've seen the 35 developer lists chronicling their favorite games of the Xbox 360/Wii/PlayStation 3 console generation, it's time to crunch the numbers. Find out which game finished with the most votes, which games were snubbed, and which studio won over the most hearts last generation... More
  • Blog Post: 35 Developers Share Their Picks For Best Games Of The Generation

    You've dissected our picks for the best Wii and Xbox 360 games (and you'll see our PlayStation 3 list on Friday). But what do the developers think are the top games of the generation? We asked several prominent creators to share their top fives, and they obliged. In the next several pages you... More
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