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Tyler Kelbaugh

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Tyler has been a gamer since he was old enough to hold a control. When Sonic made his way over to GameCube, Tyler was forced to renounce his SEGA fanhood and fell in love with Nintendo. His favorite game series is the Fire Emblem series, and he's a formidable Marth main in every Smash game. When he's not gaming, you can usually find Tyler yelling at his TV watching a Red Sox or Sixers game.
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How ‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ Blends Difficulty with Accessibility

In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, "Nintendo Hard" is making a comeback!
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Ranking Classic ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Games: Which 2D Classic is the Best?

Sonic the Hedgehog is a gaming icon. His adventures in the 90s changed history, and with Sonic Mania on the horizon, we rank those classics.

1996 Redux: ‘NiGHTS Into Dreams’ — An Underappreciated Classic

1996 saw instant classics like Super Mario 64, Crash Bandicoot, and Pokemon Red and Green release and immediately become legend. While Sony’s PlayStation launched into the stratosphere and Nintendo waved farewell to the SNES, SEGA’s collapse was imminent.

How Nintendo Won E3 2017

This year, Nintendo unequivocally routed the competition. They offered compelling reasons to buy into the Switch now, set the system up for a brilliant 2018, and took advantage of relatively weak shows from their competition.

‘Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia’ Takes The Franchise Forward By Visiting Its Past

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia offers a compelling experience that is dramatically different from its 3DS brothers.
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Ranking the Best Mario Kart Games

From the SNES to the Switch, Mario Kart has always been a Nintendo staple. Read one writer's attempt to crown the best Mario Kart game.
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Is ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ Worth It For Wii U Owners?

Is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe worth it for Wii U owners? Here's how Deluxe makes all the smart changes necessary to warrant a second purchase.
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The Origin and Evolution of the Fire Emblem Series

In recent years, the Fire Emblem series has become one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises worldwide. Fire Emblem: Awakening, released in 2013, launched the once niche tactical role-playing series to new heights, bringing a whole new audience into the fold.
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The NES Classic Being Discontinued Highlights Nintendo’s Hype Killing Habits

In a statement to IGN on Thursday, Nintendo made waves by announcing the discontinuation of the NES Classic. The surprising announcement marked a fitting end for a disappointing product; a great concept perhaps held back by executives’ incompetence. Nintendo’s entire journey with the NES Classic is just the latest example of the gaming giant’s destructive talent for killing its own hype.

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