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'WarioWare Gold' Winks at a Cynical Critique of the Games Industry

The latest WarioWare game is premised on game industry greed.
Danielle Riendeau
8.7.18
Nintendo Switch

The Switch Succeeds on Nintendo's Historic "Toys Over Tech" Approach

The company isn't always good at intuiting the desires of players, but when it does…
Jeremy Parish
1.24.18
Metroid

The Underrated Charm of the Much-Maligned 'Metroid Prime Hunters'

The 2006 DS title was hugely ambitious, but its workarounds for portable play made it a sometimes uncomfortable ride.
Mike Diver
7.5.17
nintendo

Nintendo’s ‘Ever Oasis’ Is Caught Between High Adventure and Headache

'Secret of Mana' director Koichi Ishii's new game never finds a sweet spot, however cute its looks and sublime its music.
Mike Diver
6.26.17
Follow The Money

Nintendo Hackers Told Us $20,000 Bug Bounties Aren't Going to Stop Piracy

Nintendo is offering up to $20,000 to white hat hackers who report critical vulnerabilities that could be used to hack its new Switch console.
Kevin Wong
4.13.17
Yoshi's Woolly World

‘Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World’ is More Than Just Ridiculously Cute

The new-to-3DS platformer is also tightly designed, with secrets popping from under every button.
Danielle Riendeau
2.7.17
Super Mario Maker

Yamamura the Edamame-Eating Pigeon is Nintendo’s Best New Character

Yamamura is a cute pigeon who teaches you how to play 'Mario Maker for 3DS'. He’s the best bird.
Danielle Riendeau
11.30.16
nintendo

'Pokémon Sun' and 'Moon' Offer a Much Needed Escape

Need a happy getaway from reality? Join Pikachu and pals.
Heidi Kemps
11.24.16
Pokemon

‘Pokémon Sun and Moon’ Offers the Perfect Vacation from 2016

The latest Pokémon game offers a tropical getaway with adorable, fierce fantasy pets. It’s exactly what we need right now.
Danielle Riendeau
11.18.16
Ace Attorney

How the 'Law and Order' of Gaming Has Lasted for 15 Years

Few expected the Ace Attorney series to make inroads worldwide, least of all Capcom. But now its newest installment has come West, the impressive <em>Spirit of Justice</em>.
Steven Wright
9.13.16
Gaming

How the 'Law and Order' of Gaming Has Lasted for 15 Years

Few expected the Ace Attorney series to make inroads worldwide, least of all Capcom. But now its newest installment has come West, the impressive 'Spirit of Justice'.
Steven T. Wright
9.13.16
Gaming

How ‘Monster Hunter Generations’ Has Improved an Already Formidable Formula

Capcom's 12-year-old series proves it can learn plenty of new tricks with 'Generations', the studio's finest hunt yet.
Luke Shaw
8.10.16
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