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Seventeen Years Later, the Nintendo GameCube is Still a Misunderstood Titan

Izsak Barnette
Though it only lasted five years, the GameCube left an indelible mark on the Kyoto-based company’s fortunes in the Wii era and beyond.
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Six Long Years Later, the Wii U is Still Nintendo’s Greatest Commercial Failure

Izsak Barnette
This isn’t how the Nintendo Wii U’s tale was supposed to end. By finishing as the fourth-worst-selling console (13.56 million units sold) from the four major console developers (e.g. Microsoft, Nintendo, SEGA, and Sony) in over thirty years, ahead of only three SEGA consoles: the SGS-1000 (2 million), the Saturn...
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‘Metroid Prime 2: Echoes’ is Still the Series’ Most Enigmatic Entry

Izsak Barnette
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is nothing like its predecessor.  By defying Metroid tradition and eschewing in the verdant overworld and heated magma chambers of Metroid Prime in favor light and dark versions of Planet Aether, Echoes creates its own identity early within its adventure. In doing so, it succeeds in crafting an experience that makes the player feel...
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Game Boys, Ep. 96: DLC- Debate Like You Care

Tim Maison
Every gamer has preferences and opinions, but what if those opinions were handed to you by someone else?  In this week’s Game Boys, Tim, Ryan, and Alex force themselves to defend stances provided by their co-hosts in a new debate club segment.  But before any of that, there was a...
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“I’ve Heard Legends” How ‘Super Smash Bros. Brawl’ Holds Up 10 Years Later

Izsak Barnette
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is perhaps the most provocative entry in the Smash Bros. canon. Coming on the heels of the universally acclaimed and competitively popular Super Smash Bros. Melee, Brawl was saddled with great expectations from its onset.
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When is Nintendo Going to Finally Get Some Achievements?

Mike Worby
It was 12 years ago, back in 2005, when Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 and introduced the first achievement system to the world in the form of the Gamerscore. Though there were those who initially thumbed their noses with skepticism at the idea, it wasn't long before it was catching
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The Games You Haven’t Played Part 4 – ‘Super Mario’ ROM Hacks

Casey Corrigan
The first Super Mario Bros. game may very well be the first game to ever be hacked. Since then, a thriving community has sprung up around the entire series, stretching from the NES classics to the DS and Wii’s New Super Mario Bros. series.