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'DKC: Tropical Freeze' Is Special Because It Respects Skill And Curiosity

I’m very glad that people will finally play one of 2014’s best and most overlooked games, now that it’s on the Switch.
Danielle Riendeau
5.4.18
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Managing Switch's Memory Without an SD Card Has Become Its Own Mini-Game

Which games are getting the axe next? Watch out, 'Bayonetta.'
Patrick Klepek
5.3.18
Speedrunning
Speedrunning

The 33-Year Quest for the Perfect Run of 'Super Mario Bros.' Is Almost Over

These days, new records aren't about seconds, but milliseconds. Eventually, it just might not be possible to beat the game any faster.
Patrick Klepek
2.20.18
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nintendo labo

Nintendo Labo Made Me Feel Like I Was Playing With Lego Again

It turns out, cardboard is very fun to play with. Especially if it makes cat noises.
Danielle Riendeau
2.1.18
Nintendo Switch
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
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I Loved 'Mario Odyssey,' But This Thoughtful Takedown Gave Me Pause

YouTube Critic Joseph Anderson thinks the plumber can do better.
Danielle Riendeau
1.23.18
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These Brilliantly Bizarre Cardboard Toys Are Why Nintendo Matters

If Nintendo was only producing software, not hardware, something this strange wouldn't exist.
Patrick Klepek
1.18.18
Super Mario Maker
Super Mario Maker

Nearly 2,000 Hours Later, Player Still Can't Beat Their 'Mario Maker' Level

Braden Moor has been trying to beat his own nightmare, Trials of Death, since December 2015. He still hasn't.
Patrick Klepek
1.10.18
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nintendo

Nintendo’s Miiverse Is Dead, But Someone’s Archived Everything

One of the company’s more interesting experiments isn’t fully gone.
Patrick Klepek
1.3.18
Music
Music

The Tiny Touches of 'Super Mario Odyssey' Extend to Even the Sound Effects

This subtle easter egg gives players a whole new reason to explore the soundtrack in every world.
Janine Hawkins
12.8.17
Games & Race
Games & Race

What Games Get So Wrong About Egypt, 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Gets Right

It's not perfect, but when so many games exoticize the culture, the latest Assassin's Creed gives it some life.
Amr Al-Aaser
12.5.17
HAL Laboratory
HAL Laboratory

Why Does HAL Laboratory Only Make Nintendo Games?

Once upon a time, the studio behind Kirby and Super Smash Bros. was a publisher in its own right. Then 'Metal Slader Glory' happened.
Brian Crimmins
11.21.17