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Weird and wonderful 1980s video game box art

Liza Daly writes: "I’m fascinated by the fertile period between ’79 and ’83, when computers and consoles went mainstream and hundreds of game …

PlayStation VR's launch lineup is shaping up nicely

Our eyes and hands — and our stomachs — try some of the launch titles<p>PlayStation VR is the cheapest of the three main consumer-oriented virtual reality headsets launching this year, and Sony has done its best to make the device itself user-friendly above all else. Those efforts have paid off; the …

Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley speaks out about Jyn Erso rumors

Don't believe the Rogue One rumors just yet<p>It didn't take long after the first trailer for <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> dropped for the internet to ask the inevitable question: Was Jyn Erso the mother of Rey?<p>It's not too far of a jump: The timeline would sync up pretty well and there are definitely …

Far Cry Primal review

I can't remember the last time I would have described a Ubisoft open-world game as "audacious." The first Assassin's Creed game, certainly, but since then the series has evolved more than it has been revolutionized. Even <i>Watch Dogs</i>, certainly the biggest departure in recent years, felt like a craven …

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD review

The elements that made <i>The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess</i> so exciting when it launched alongside the Wii in 2006 haven't aged very well, and that's not entirely a bad thing.<p>The experience of playing through <i>Twilight Princess</i> with Wiimote in hand — assuming you didn't hold out for the GameCube …

The Oculus Rift review | Polygon

The Oculus Rift Review<p>The first Oculus Rift units purchased by players, or given to early adopters as a reward for believing in the Kickstarter, begin arriving today. These aren't development kits, or "Innovator's Editions," or any other qualifying term for hardware that isn't ready for the …

Adrift review

<i>Adrift</i> tells the story of an astronaut who's been marooned in space after her space station is torn to shreds by disaster. But "adrift" is also a fine descriptor for the game itself, which hovers between the narrative-centric style of <i>Gone Home</i> and <i>Firewatch</i> and a more mechanically dense and …

The HTC Vive Review

The entire modern industry of virtual reality can be traced back to a few key people and a bit of luck.<p>Legendary programmer Michael Abrash — now chief scientist at Oculus but working at Valve from 2011 to 2014 — was convinced that augmented reality would become the future, and was working on a few …

Hyper Light Drifter review

<i>Hyper Light Drifter</i> demands things from its players that few games are even willing to request. It's an exceedingly difficult game. It tosses roadblock after roadblock at its protagonist with no easy way out. Progress isn't promised in <i>Hyper Light Drifter</i>; it can't be earned by grinding or executing …

Talking Point: My Nintendo's Pros, Cons and Areas for Improvement

The My Nintendo loyalty programme has been live for a week in the West, finally delivering a Club Nintendo replacement. There's been plenty of …

Nintendo’s Early Success with Miitomo Shows Hope In Adapting to Mobile

Nintendo’s first mobile app is quite strange, but fans appear to have embraced it—so far, at least.<p>Ever since it was announced last fall, we've closely followed the development of Miitomo, Nintendo's first mobile app, from the initial, "Wait, is this thing a game or not?" reveal to the "Wow, it …

Monolith Productions Job Listing Sparks NX Chatter

I'm all up for this. Had a ton of fun in the first year of the Wii U buying ports of games I had missed from previous systems, It was a shame they …

Top 50 Best Nintendo 3DS Games of All Time

Did you just pick up a shiny new Nintendo 3DS? Don’t know what to play on it? Worry not, Twinfinite has you covered! Take a look at the 50 best games …

Miitomo earned 1.6 million downloads in its first 4 days in the U.S.

GamesBeat is reporting, via data from industry-tracking firm Sensor Tower, that Miitomo was downloaded 1.6 million times in the United States between …

Get the best Miitomo Drop items without blowing through your coins

Turns out prayer isn't the easiest way to get items in Miitomo Drop. The minigame, stashed in the shop section of Nintendo's recent mobile game …

Retrogaming

Why The Nintendo NX Will Likely Output 4k

NX leaks are in vogue right now, an indication that interest in Nintendo’s new console is heating up. There’s some more stuff floating around on reddit, with more verification than before (still far short of anything hard). Here’s what’s being said right now: that the Nintendo NX will be capable of …

Retrogaming

Miyamoto on Star Fox Zero - initial design plans, GamePad integration, Arcade Mode, more

A few days ago, Australian publication Stack put up a new interview with Shigeru Miyamoto. As you would expect, it was focused mainly on Star Fox …

The Nintendo NX Does Not Need To Outsell The PS4 To Be A Success « Video Game News, Reviews, Walkthroughs And Guides

A fallacy exists within the gaming industry- a fallacy that is perpetrated by all parts and players within it, from the major corporations to the …

Reminder: All of the Expiry Dates to Help You Plan Your My Nintendo Rewards

They're not there forever

Tribute Games also has some interest in bringing Flinthook to NX

You may recall that we put up a post last week regarding Mercenary Kings on NX. In a Twitter interaction with a fan, <b>Tribute Games showed some</b> …

Handheld Gaming Showdown: Nintendo 3DS Vs. PlayStation Vita

The Nintendo 3DS and Sony PlayStation Vita have put amazing games in players' hands over the last four or five years, but they each offer a very …

Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Star Fox Zero

Sadly absent on Nintendo's last console, the high-achieving Platinum Games revives a much-loved franchise on Wii U this month. After many delays to …

Nintendo NX Games Include At Least Four Wii U Ports?

We have had a number of rumors about alleged Nintendo NX games that will make it in the launch line-up, however since Nintendo itself is yet to …

Talking Point: The Great Star Fox Zero Controls Debate Highlights Important Lessons

Simplicity and instinct matter when playing games

My Nintendo Now Live Worldwide: Miitomo Launched As Well

Miitomo has launched in Australia and New Zealand, but the world can see My Nintendo now.<p>The rewards program went live overnight (U.S. Eastern time), …

Super Mario World Review Revisit - Feature

Considering that it was the launch title for the Super NES back in 1991, it only makes sense that one of the first SNES Virtual Console titles to hit …

Five Questions About Metroid Prime Federation Force

We ponder the upcoming 3DS game and what it could (or couldn't) be.The vitriol around Metroid Prime: Federation Force is often overwhelming. From the …

Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director's Cut Review - Review

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is one of the Wii U eShop’s gems. A well-made Metroidvania game by WayForward, Risky’s Revenge combines …