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  • Blog Post: Handy Graphic Shows Video Game Console Cost Adjusted For Inflation Up To Current-Gen

    Video games are an expensive hobby, and while it might not appear to be true – considering current prices – in general, the cost of playing video games has gone down over the years. You'll see the chart below, which was posted on reddit last month by user Auir2blaze . It puts into perspective... More
  • Blog Post: Precursor Games Halts Shadow Of The Eternals Development

    Shadow of the Eternals, the Kickstarter hopeful successor to Eternal Darkness, missed its pledge mark, and the developer has announced that it is halting development. The project has had its share of hiccups with a canceled and relaunched Kickstarter, legal problems , and then it was not able to reach... More
  • Blog Post: Collector's Edition Box Set Gathers All Of Zelda's Hard Cover Strategy Guides

    Since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Prima has released special edition hard-cover strategy guides in celebration of Zelda's legacy. Now it has gathered all of the guides into one box set. The set includes guides for Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Extends Eternal Darkness Trademark

    If this trademark extension is any indication, Nintendo has not abandoned the Eternal Darkness franchise just yet. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem was an innovative GameCube horror title from Silicon Knights that messed with players' heads in ways that Hideo Kojima could admire. Silicon Knights... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 2/22/13

    With a snowstorm covering Minnesota in white powder, it's a good weekend to stay in and play video games. Our editors will do just that this weekend, except for one who's tasked with moving. Ben Hanson : This weekend I might try playing Ni no Kuni for a while longer. I'm not hooked yet, but... More
  • Blog Post: Animation Recounts The History Of Nintendo's Controllers

    Animator Chris Koelsch has posted an impressive animation online of the history of Nintendo's controllers. Maybe it's kind of silly that Nintendo drastically redesigns its controllers for each new console, but can you imagine how boring a PlayStation animation of a similar nature would be? This... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Animated History Of Nintendo's Consoles

    Animators Anthony Veloso and Quentin Dron left out the Virtual Boy, but it doesn't mean their animated history of Nintendo isn't worth checking out. I particularly like the end with all of the Nintendo logos re-imagined using the logos of Nintendo's biggest franchises. [via Reddit ] More
  • Blog Post: Pre-Starfox Adventure Dinosaur Planet Footage Appears Online

    Before Starfox Adventure became a game starring Fox McCloud and pals, it was a Nintendo 64 game called Dinosaur Planet that starred an anthropomorphic fox on a planet of dinosaurs. Recently, some long-lost footage from that version of the game appeared online. There is just under an hour of footage below... More
  • Blog Post: GameStop Doesn't Want Your GameCube Stuff Anymore

    Starting in April, GameStop said it's no longer accepting trade-ins on GameCube systems, games, and accessories. The retailer previously suspended trade-ins for the original Xbox back in 2009. GameStop says it's still accepting trade-ins for PlayStation 2 and PSP, however. GameCube was first... More
  • Blog Post: Some GameCube Titles Are Downloadable On Wii U

    Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U won't be able to play GameCube discs, but you may still be be able to enjoy your favorite games from the old system. In an interview with NintendoGal , Nintendo of America's director of entertainment and trend marketing Amber McCollum explains how the GameCube... More
  • Blog Post: Wind Waker Summarized With Beautiful Art

    The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker polarized fans of the series. For every person that applauded the game’s charming, cel-shaded art style, there was another decrying it as too kiddy and cartoonish. Whether you finished the game and loved it, or never got past the silly barrel-sneaking section, you... More
  • Blog Post: Was Retro Working On Metroid 1.5?

    According to documents supposedly leaked from a level designer for Retro Studios, the Metroid Prime developer had pitched Nintendo on a game known as Metroid 1.5 -- a title set between Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. A sharp-eyed member of the NeoGAF forums discovered this massive proposal... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Spawned Shadow The Hedgehog For US Gamers

    Shadow the Hedgehog’s metacritic score hovers around 50. Suffice it to say, the dark doppleganger with a 'tude wasn’t very popular with anyone. Sega is now confirming what you may have already guessed: the failed 2001 hedgehog shooter was geared towards trigger-happy US gamers. Speaking... More
  • Blog Post: Sakurai: Working On Super Smash Bros. Melee Was "Extremely Grueling"

    Nintendo-developed games tend to be fairly light-hearted, and with the way it blends characters and locations from all of the big N's franchises, the Super Smash Bros. games are arguably the most whimsical in its catalog. But just because a game is fun doesn't mean it's fun to make. In a... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Metroid II: Return of Samus

    You may have read some of the mixed opinions and somewhat controversial reviews (including my own ) for Metroid: Other M, the latest adventure starring Nintendo's popular female bounty hunter, Samus. For our first ever Replay featuring a portable game, we decided to take a look back at one of the... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Batman: Dark Tomorrow

    And I thought Superman 64 was bad. On this week's episode of Replay, Dan Ryckert, Andrew Reiner, and Jeff Cork join me in my ongoing quest to play every awful superhero game ever...and boy, is this Gamecube-era Kemco release awful. Witness our breath-taking attempts to leap across the roofs of Gotham... More
  • Blog Post: Court Sides With Nintendo, Reverses Patent Decision

    The Federal Court of Appeals today reversed a jury decision from 2008 that found that a trio of Nintendo’s controllers violated a patent held by Anascape Ltd. In that original decision, a jury determined Wii’s remote and nunchuk didn’t violate that patent, though the Wii’s classic... More
  • Blog Post: GameCube Top 25

    It wasn’t the most popular console of the last generation, and even stalwart Nintendo fans admit that the system had its share of dry spells. But while supporters in both Sony and Microsoft camps liked to point and laugh at the little purple box with a handle, this list of 25 titles proves the... More
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