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An Ode to Toad: E3 2014 Impressions

Apologies to the lovable Captain Toad for my tardiness in reporting in on his fun new adventure. I went hands on with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker at E3, but I’ve been too busy to write up impressions for it until now. To make it up to him, I’ve written him a poem: O Captain! My… Read more »

Hyrule Warriors

E3 2014 Impressions: Hyrule Warriors

Filling the gap between our insatiable desire to play the recently revealed Zelda for Wii U and an actual release date for the game is a spinoff titled Hyrule Warriors, which is set to release on Sept. 26 in North America. Ben and I got to go hands on with the upcoming game from Tecmo… Read more »

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E3 2014 Impressions: Splatoon is a Bold Step For Wii U

During its E3 Direct, Nintendo unveiled an entirely new IP, Splatoon. The concept is simple – spray globs of ink across the stage and cover more surface area than your opponent. Our team got a chance to try out this wacky new multiplayer game from Nintendo and we ended up having a blast. Make the… Read more »

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Clash of the Titans: Skylanders Swap Force vs. Disney Infinity

Two companies. Two NFC-powered titles. Two ambitious reaches for the hearts and minds of today’s kids. When Skylanders broke out onto the scene a couple years back, I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical. The Spyro brand had been struggling to find its niche, particularly in light of the resurgence of other kid-friendly properties… Read more »

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The Wonderful 101 Preview: Wonderfully Full of Wonder

For a lot of people, Friday’s The Wonderful 101 Direct was the first time the new Wii U exclusive IP really passed through their radars. During past reveals, the game’s been overshadowed by news about core Nintendo properties like Mario or Zelda. Now that I’ve spent three hours with the game’s eShop demo, which released… Read more »

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Next-Gen Face-Off: Forza Motorsport 5 vs. Driveclub

Both upcoming next-gen consoles are tearing it up with a major first-party driving game at launch, and that means for fans of the genre, it’ll be important to weigh the pros and cons of each head-to-head before you dive into a full purchase for either. Fortunately, I managed to score some hands-on time with both… Read more »