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Alwa’s Awakening Review – 99 Blue Orbs

It is a long-held belief of mine that Metroidvanias are the best video game genre because of the immense gratification they give to players. They are natural underdog stories that…

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Nintendo Confirms Production Of NES Classic Edition Will Continue

Rumors of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition going out of production are apparently unfounded, according to a statement from Nintendo UK. Their statement is in response to speculation about the…

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The Year of Final Fantasy – Final Fantasy I

Each genre has its own poster child series. Platformers have Super Mario Bros., FPS games have Call of Duty, and strategy games have Civilization. For RPGs, it’s safe to say…

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Gaming Obscura: Mr. Gimmick

Mr. Gimmick is a game as impressive as it is rare. It was only released in Japan and Scandinavia for some reason, in very limited quantities. There was originally a…

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[Updated] Nintendo Is Re-Releasing the NES This November

Update: Nintendo has confirmed that the 30 games that come with the device will be the only games the NES Classic Edition will be getting. The console is a standalone device,…

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Mario and the Generational Bridge

When you think about video games in the grand context of the universe, they haven’t been around too long. Even in terms of the technological age, video games remain a…

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Game Changers – Super Mario Bros

It would be difficult to start any conversation on the best games ever made without mentioning a portly Italian plumber from the Mushroom Kingdom. So much has already been said…

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Playing Roles: A Final Fantasy Retrospective

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the North American release of Final Fantasy. Arguably the most important role-playing game ever made, Final Fantasy as a franchise has spawned fourteen main…