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World to the West review: Four steps forward and fours steps back
2 years ago

World to the West review: Four steps forward and fours steps back

There was a moment in World to the West, a few hours into it, where I stared at the game’s overworld map trying to figure out where I needed to …
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Hyper Light Drifter review: 16-Bit soul
3 years ago

Hyper Light Drifter review: 16-Bit soul

The weight of expectation can be a terrible thing for games like Hyper Light Drifter that channel much-loved experiences from the past so directly. And whilst everyone I know (and …
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Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition review: Deathinately not milking it
4 years ago

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition review: Deathinately not milking it

Another day, another remaster of a popular game from the most recent previous generation. This time, Nordic Games has published Gunfire Games’ adaptation of Darksiders 2, which is out now on Xbox …
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Retro City Rampage launch trailer unveiled

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[springboard type=”youtube” id=”8pW3e7x2T3U” player=”xbla001″ width=”640″ height=”400″] Brian Provinciano’s eagerly anticipated Grand Theft Auto inspired shooter Retro City Rampage launches today on PSN and PC, with an XBLA release scheduled for later …
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How Microsoft derailed Nintendo
8 years ago

How Microsoft derailed Nintendo

It’s no secret that Nintendo isn’t in the best shape right now. After finding great success with the Nintendo DS, the Wii launched and got the masses talking about Nintendo once again. Then something happened. The Wii’s sales plummeted, the Nintendo 3DS launched poorly, and investors are questioning Nintendo’s direction with their next console, the Wii-U. Nintendo is desperately trying to gain back momentum. What happened to Nintendo’s mojo? Well, Microsoft, the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade all have something to do with it.

To truly understand what’s at play here, we have to first consider why Nintendo has historically been a successful company. Nintendo has always excelled at making games that appeal to the masses. Nintendo makes games that anyone can pick up and play. Mario has been a part of our living room since 1983 because Mario games have always been easily approachable for anyone who wants to sit down and play. Whether it’s you, your little sister, your best buddy or your dead beat uncle, Nintendo makes products for everyone. When Nintendo is succeeding, it has always been the case. So why are the tables turning?

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XBLA’s Most Wanted: Elemental Gimmick Gear
8 years ago

XBLA’s Most Wanted: Elemental Gimmick Gear

Have you ever played a game before the HD revolution so beautiful that you considered it a work of art? Would you want that work of art remastered for the current generation of consoles? The debate will never cease, but memories of titles worthy of remastering keep pouring in.

Elemental Gimmick Gear is a hand-drawn action RPG that was originally destined for the Sega Saturn until publisher Hudson decided to switch gears and release it for the much more powerful Sega Dreamcast. Now, more than ten years from its original release, EGG deserves to reach a new audience of gamers.

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