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Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's much-speculated-about next console has had its official reveal – so we can all stop making shit up, now.
Mike Diver
10.20.16
Gaming

After 385 Hours, One Player Still Hasn’t Beaten His Hardest 'Super Mario Maker' Creation

<i>Super Mario Maker</i> player Braden Moor has spent more than 16 days trying to make it to the end of the ultra-hard stage he calls "Trials of Death".
Patrick Klepek
9.28.16
Gaming

How 'Crash Bandicoot' Became So Much More Than Sonic’s Arse

As the 3D platformer toasts its 20th anniversary, here's why Crash was better than his peers, but why we don't need a comeback proper.
Ellie Gibson
9.19.16
Gaming

A Terrible 'Super Mario Maker' Clone on Steam Actually Has a Few Good Ideas

If Nintendo won't release its games on PC, opportunistic developers are prepared to release basically the same thing.
Patrick Klepek
9.16.16
Gaming

I’ll Never Love Another Console Like I Loved The Nintendo GameCube

It didn't sell as strongly as the N64 or the Wii, but for many, the GameCube was its maker's most essential system.
Jack Yarwood
9.15.16
Gaming

I’ll Never Love Another Console Like I Loved the Nintendo DS

Some tipped the DS to fail, but the gaming's most creative designers looked at it and saw only ideas and opportunities.
Chris Schilling
8.30.16
Gaming

Why Is There No ‘Proper’ Olympics Video Game in 2016?

We get Mario and Sonic cavorting around Rio, but no game in which we can play as Usain Bolt. After decades of realistic Olympic tie-ins, what's up with that?
Mike Diver
7.29.16
Gaming

Reports Claim That the Nintendo NX Is (Mainly) a Handheld Console (Obviously)

Look at the company's past successes and the decision to make the NX a hybrid affair, for home and mobile play, makes perfect sense.
Mike Diver
7.26.16
Gaming

New Mario Game’s ‘Shufflegate’ Joke Has Nothing to Do with ‘Online Hate Campaign’, Says Nintendo

After confusion over what could be interpreted as a Gamergate reference in the forthcoming Wii U game, the publisher sets the record straight.
Mike Diver
6.23.16
Gaming

If You Have to Play One Video Game at a Rave, Make It ‘Katamari Damacy’

Loud and fast music. Electric lights. Surely you need no further stimulus, beside whatever's in your blood already. But if you really fancy a game, it's best to get weird.
Mike Diver
5.19.16
Gaming

PETA’s Video Games Are Making Animal Rights Fun

The group's parody titles are brilliantly made, and they all carry very relevant calls for change.
Danny Wadeson
2.18.16
Gaming

Nintendo Fans Are Growing Up – But Nintendo Isn't, and It Could Cost Them

The company's kid-friendly policies actually risk pushing its younger demographic away.
Willie Clark
1.29.16