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The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D Review

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D review: Nintendo’s most triumphant remaster ever

By on February 6, 2015 at 3:01 PM.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D review: Nintendo’s most triumphant remaster ever

15 years ago, the darkest, most complex game in the history of The Legend of Zelda hit store shelves. Majora’s Mask was lauded as another masterpiece of the Nintendo 64 era and a worthy follow-up to Ocarina of Time, but it hasn’t quite had the same legacy as its predecessor.

Now that the game’s incredible looking remaster is finally coming to 3DS, Nintendo has a chance to rewrite history and introduce a whole new generation of gamers to one of its most tragic and fascinating tales.

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New Nintendo 3DS XL Review

Review: What it’s like to upgrade from a Nintendo 3DS to a New 3DS XL

By on February 3, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

Review: What it’s like to upgrade from a Nintendo 3DS to a New 3DS XL

I’ve owned a Nintendo 3DS ever since the day it launched. It’s not the most inventive or the most attractive portable on the market, but it features an incredible selection of first-party and third-party content. But its physical limitations have always bothered me, to the point where I simply started taking my PS Vita on trips with me rather than my 3DS.

The New 3DS XL is going to change that. More →

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The Legend of Zelda World Record

Watch someone beat The Legend of Zelda in 30 minutes by skipping screens, clipping through walls

By on January 26, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Watch someone beat The Legend of Zelda in 30 minutes by skipping screens, clipping through walls

It’s surprisingly exhilarating to watch someone blast through a video game in minutes that would take a normal person hours to beat. We couldn’t take our eyes off of the ridiculous Super Mario World speedrun last week, good enough for a world record, but just days later we’ve been distracted by another record-setting run of a classic Nintendo game. More →

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Super Mario World World Record

Watch someone beat Super Mario World in less than 6 minutes using an insane glitch

By on January 22, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

Watch someone beat Super Mario World in less than 6 minutes using an insane glitch

You might not be aware of it, but there is an entire community of gamers out there who try to run through games as quickly as possible, by whatever means necessary. These speedrunners are regularly breaking each other’s records, even for games that are decades old, but it’s still exciting when it happens, especially with a classic game as popular as Super Mario World. More →

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Nintendo Direct January 2015

Here are all of the huge announcements Nintendo just made for 2015

By on January 14, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

Here are all of the huge announcements Nintendo just made for 2015

Not willing to rest on its laurels after a relatively successful finish to 2014, Nintendo hosted its first Direct presentation of the year on Wednesday in order to discuss the upcoming spring lineup for Wii U and 3DS, along with a few exciting surprises that should have Nintendo fans all riled up. More →

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Nintendo Wii U Sales Analysis

The 3 weird gimmicks Nintendo is using to build on its newfound momentum

By on October 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM.

The 3 weird gimmicks Nintendo is using to build on its newfound momentum

Against odds, Nintendo turned a profit in the September quarter. It turns out that Mario Kart 8 was successful enough to give the Wii U home console enough of a sales bump to help Nintendo to eke out a $86 million profit during the autumn period. Nintendo also repeated its vow to achieve profitability for the full fiscal year and after its autumn surprise, this suddenly seems achievable. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Nintendo 64 Speed Run Video

Watch this man relive your childhood as he speeds though Goldeneye, Mario 64 and more

By on October 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM.

Watch this man relive your childhood as he speeds though Goldeneye, Mario 64 and more

In an experiment to make us all feel like we’re way past our prime, a man decided to do speed runs of “classic games” on the Nintendo 64. To make matters worse, he managed to obliterate Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64 and Goldeneye 007 — three full games — in under an hour. More →

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Bayonetta 2 Review

Bayonetta 2 review: A witch scorned

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

Bayonetta 2 review: A witch scorned

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

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

Hyrule Warriors review: A link to the past

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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