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Super Mario 3D World Preview – Here We Go Again

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No, Nintendo is not porting the 3DS exclusive, Super Mario 3D Land to the Wii U. With similar names, similar play styles, and similar environments, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Big N was pulling a quick shifty and porting yet another game. Still, we got our dirty little hands on the follow up to 3D Land at E3 this year, and while Mario slides perfectly into the world of High Definition, a lack of innovation and creative flair is proving to be a tad worrying. Read More »

Convergence Theory: PC & Console Gaming Have A Lot More In Common Than You Think

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Recently E3 concluded, and with its conclusion came a better understanding of where this next console generation is headed. One particularly noteworthy thing I picked up on was how important this upcoming generation will be to the evolution of our most beloved interactive medium. For the first time ever, console manufacturers aren’t making a play for the same market. But there was something suspiciously absent from the narrative that was being formed during E3. What about PC? Read More »

Video Game Face Off: Crash Bandicoot vs. Metroid

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Both the Metroid series and the Crash Bandicoot series have instantly recognizable protagonists: Samus Aran is the gun-armed superheroine of the Metroid franchise and the eponymous Crash Bandicoot is the orange-skinned, “Australian” bandicoot of the Crash Bandicoot series. Today these two worlds, and their heroes, collide in a fight to the death. Let the games begin. Read More »

Video Game Face Off: Mario Bros. vs. Donkey Kong

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Though not scientifically proven, I am certain the number of coins put into Donkey Kong machines over the years, if stacked on top of each other, would reach the moon. It was a mega hit and introduced the world to two of Nintendo’s “Founding Fathers” – Mario and Donkey Kong. Truly, the success of that single cabinet spurred the creation of two of gaming’s mega-franchises: Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong. Read More »

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