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E3 2011: Star Fox 64 3D

One of the Nintendo 64’s classic titles makes its return to the gaming world on the Nintendo 3DS. Star Fox 64 3D–set to launch Sept. 11, 2001–brings a few new features to the table while keeping the original formula that drew so many to the game 15 years ago intact.

E3 2011: Mario Kart 3DS

Nintendo is bringing motorized mayhem back to the race track on the 3DS with a new Mario Kart title slated for release this holiday season. The tentatively titled Mario Kart brings with it some new courses, karts and multiplayer functions that take advantage of the 3DS’ capabilities.

E3 2011: Kid Icarus: Uprising

While Project Sora’s Kid Icarus: Uprising launch on the 3DS has been no secret the past few months, E3 brought about new details regarding Pit’s next daring adventure against the forces of darkness, including a tentative launch date, some nifty new features and a multiplayer mode.

E3 2011: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

This year at E3, Nintendo was not only celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series but also showing off the newest addition to the franchise; The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii. I got a chance to play through a bit of Skyward Sword during E3, and as a huge Zelda fan I fell they are finally doing justice to the series on the Wii.

E3 2011: Microsoft Trying to Keep Mascot Alive with Halo 4?

Microsoft announced “Halo 4” at their press conference June 6 at E3, nearly nine months after “Halo: Reach” launched on the 360. The minute-and-a-half trailer left more questions than answers themselves. Among those questions one in particular begs to be asked: is Microsoft trying to salvage their first real mascot from the figurative grave?

Gaming is for Everyone – The Theme of the Year at E3

Amid all the new systems, games, bundles and other shenanigans throughout E3, one common theme can be discerned amid the mix of disconcerting euphoria: Gaming should be enjoyed by all, not just some. Is this the trend we can expect to see the upcoming generation of gaming to follow? Is it the path that has the interests of all gamers–and not just some–in mind?

E3 2011: Will the Wii U Bring Traditional Gamers Back?

Nintendo did their thing, a new console was shown and my body was ready for it. Was yours? What did you think about what Nintendo is dishing out? More importantly, does this newest development make you want to sink some money into Nintendo once again?

Nintendo opens the cafe. Wii U unveiled.

At today’s Nintendo press conference, the world finally got a look at the long rumored Project Cafe. Dubbed the “Wii U,” Nintendo showed off it’s next console entry with a barrage of announcements. So what is the Wii U all about?

The Philosophical Question of the PSN Outage

Is online connectivity really all it’s cracked up to be? In the wake of Sony completely losing their online service for over a week, I just have to ask one potentially-obvious-but-maybe-not question: Do we as gamers really need online? In this modern era of gaming where so much is convenient and instantaneous, is online service a necessity, the future of gaming, a perk that we take for grant...[Read More]

Review: Super Monkey Ball 3D for Nintendo 3DS

I’m not going to lie to you, this isn’t my usual cup of tea. I mean, I enjoy more story-driven things, and tend to play games with mini-games when I’m hanging with friends. But a chance to review a 3DS game is awesome, and if there’s one that actually shows off the capabilities of the new system, it’s this one.

Nintendo Announces Captain N: The Next Generation

In an announcement that is completely amazing and also completely true, the company that brought us Mario and Link and Rob the Robot and all our other favorite woodland critters has announced that they are updating Captain N. Are you ready for the next generation of video game heroes to star in a horrible television show? Because I certainly am!

Weekly Retro Review: Super Metroid

When the original Metroid first appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System, few could have predicted not just the hit it’d become, but how it would influence the genre of action-adventure in gaming. I mean, here we had a game where you couldn’t finish in a single sitting, one that actually had you go LEFT as opposed to the somewhat typical right, and was a huge adventure where you c...[Read More]

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