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‘Super Mario 3D World’ is Still the Series’ Most Underappreciated Entry

Izsak Barnette
When one thinks back over the Wii U era in Nintendo’s history, there are a few stand-out titles. Typical conversations center around the heavy hitters from that era, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and, perhaps, New...
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This Week in Gaming News: There’s no Return From 76

Alex Aldridge
Scouring the internet for the latest gaming news to regurgitate to you, my hungry gamer children, is often a pretty laborious affair – especially as I am very picky about what gets included and what inspires the largest amount of positive or negative emotion in me. This week, however, the...
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15 Years Later: ‘Beyond Good & Evil’ Gave Us One of Gaming’s Greatest Protagonists

Ricky D Fernandes
Michael Ancel's opus stands as one of gaming's best examples of characterization – an involving study of a girl searching, searching for answers, for belonging, for truth, for a foothold in life at a time when footholds are hard to find.
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Looking back at ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’

Guido Pellegrini
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is now a landmark, but for me, almost two decades ago, it was a revelation. One’s personal history with a medium is always subjective, and many of the ideas I discovered in Ocarina of Time were not at all new, even for the
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Similar but not the same: ‘Ocarina of Time’ vs ‘Majora’s Mask’

Guido Pellegrini
Ocarina of Time has such a soothing opening. Link is woken from his slumber by a hyperactive fairy named Navi who claims he’s been summoned by the Great Deku Tree. Still sleepy, the boy steps out of his treehouse into a bright and refreshing morning in Kokiri Forest, which is...
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This Week in Gaming News: Skippy McE3 vs. Big Daddy No Discs

Alex Aldridge
Autumn is a weird season, isn’t it? It’s a devious little bastard that, thanks to global warming, presents itself as such a polar opposite to summer that it frequently gets away with crimes that are almost automatically attributed to winter. Firstly, as soon as the clocks go back – you...