10 Gaming Gifts Under $25

10 must-have gaming gifts under $25 on Amazon

10 must-have gaming gifts under $25 on Amazon

By on December 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Christmas is less than a week away. Hopefully, you’ve already finished your gift shopping, but it never hurts to have a last-minute guide to fall back on just in case you need a few extra stocking stuffers.

The sales aren’t as easy to find as they were a few weeks ago, but we managed to cobble together a selection of affordable games and accessories for every modern game console that any gamer would appreciate. More →

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Best Games of 2014

The 10 best video games of 2014

The 10 best video games of 2014

By on December 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM.

The first full year of the new generation is coming to a close. After much deliberation, I’ve settled on the ten games that stood out above all of the rest. These were the games that delighted me in 2014 — the games that I kept returning to, the ones I kept thinking about even after I’d put them back on the shelf.

I didn’t have a chance to play every game released this year, so if your favorite game didn’t make this list, it’s probably not because I hated it — I just didn’t get around to playing it.

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Video Best Games of the Year

Video: Watch dozens of the year’s best games in just two minutes

By on December 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Video: Watch dozens of the year’s best games in just two minutes

2014 was a busy year for gaming. Unless you have a PS4, an Xbox One, a Wii U, an above-average PC and more time than you know what to do with, it’s unlikely that you had a chance to play every major release this year, but don’t worry — YouTube user Malcolm Klock has got you covered. More →

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Most Disappointing Games of 2014

These were the 5 most disappointing games of 2014

These were the 5 most disappointing games of 2014

By on December 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

There were some great games released in 2014, but there plenty of stinkers as well. In fact, several of the biggest critical flops had been highly anticipated up until the day they launched, enticing gamers into believing that the new generation had finally arrived. Not all AAA titles are destined for greatness, and the following list is proof of that. More →

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Super Smash Bros For Wii U Preview

Hands on with the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s 8-player mode

Hands on with the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s 8-player mode

By on October 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Earlier this week, Nintendo invited me to its New York office to go hands-on with the final build of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. I’d had the opportunity to play the console version of the new Smash Bros. twice before, but this was the first time I was able to see all of the new modes and features, including 8-Player Smash, Smash Tour and the Amiibo NFC figures. More →

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Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

10 awesome new things you need to know about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

10 awesome new things you need to know about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

By on October 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

There are plenty of huge game releases still to come before the end of the year, but for Nintendo fans, one game stands out above the rest: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The Smash Bros. series has come to define Nintendo’s consoles in recent generations, stirring up as much excitement as any other popular series on the market. With less than a month until the game’s launch, there was still plenty we didn’t know, but on Thursday afternoon, Nintendo finally revealed everything we’d need to know about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. More →

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10 Most Wanted Games

The 10 most wanted games on every console this holiday season

By on October 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

The 10 most wanted games on every console this holiday season

We’ve been talking about it incessantly, but the holiday gaming season is finally upon us. Destiny has been out for over a month, Bayonetta 2 launches on Friday and Sunset Overdrive hits store shelves next week. Despite a few notable delays, there are still plenty of huge releases ahead of us, but which are receiving the most attention? More →

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Review
Bayonetta 2 Review

Bayonetta 2 review: A witch scorned

Bayonetta 2 review: A witch scorned

By on October 13, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Bayonetta 2 doesn’t belong on the Wii U. It’s also exactly what the Wii U needs.

Bayonetta, the character, is everything that Nintendo hasn’t been for the past two console generations: brash, confident and self-aware. She has a sense of humor and she’ll never turn down a challenge, no matter how insurmountable it may appear. Nintendo’s willingness to take on this franchise might not be enough to restore its credibility with the core gaming crowd, but it’s a confident move in the right direction. More →

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Super Smash Bros For Wii U Release Date

The Wii U’s latest savior game finally has a release date

By on October 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

The Wii U’s latest savior game finally has a release date

Nintendo announced on Tuesday that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the home console companion to the portable entry which released last week, will finally be available in the United States on November 21st. The highly anticipated brawler will then make its way to Europe two weeks later on December 5th. It took longer than many fans (and bloggers) had expected to reveal the date, but it looks like Nintendo is still on track. More →

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Hyrule Warriors Review

Hyrule Warriors review: A link to the past

Hyrule Warriors review: A link to the past

By on September 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Playing Hyrule Warriors is like playing with action figures — it’s not a great representation of how a war in the world of The Legend of Zelda would actually play out, but with a little imagination, everything comes to life. Hyrule Warriors is a bit of a mess, but once you become acclimated to the oft-repeated gameplay loop, there’s plenty of fun to be had. More →

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Nintendo Wii U 3DS Live Stream

Nintendo is hosting an 8-hour live stream of the best new Wii U and 3DS games

By on September 12, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Nintendo is hosting an 8-hour live stream of the best new Wii U and 3DS games

With all the doom and gloom surrounding the Wii U, it’s easy to forget that Nintendo still (occasionally) puts out some of the best games on the market. Super Mario 3D World was certainly a contender for game of the year last year, and now Nintendo is prepping what looks to be a solid, if scant, holiday lineup for 2014. More →

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Wii U Call of Duty

Yet another hugely popular gaming franchise spurns the Wii U

By on August 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Yet another hugely popular gaming franchise spurns the Wii U

Nintendo has always thrived on the strength of its first-party games, from Super Mario Bros. to the The Legend of Zelda, but a modern game console can’t survive without support from third-party developers. Worryingly, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be getting any this generation. More →

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