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Shovel Knight – Mutton Chop Game Critiques

Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at Shovel Knight!

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Nintendo MiiVerse: Directing Gamer Frustration

Nintendo’s MiiVerse is a central aspect to the Wii U console’s operation and it has not only changed how we interact with one another, but how we interact with our games. Modern gaming is taking full advantage of society’s social media obsession, finally eliminating the stereotype of the gamer as an isolated recluse. What is… Read more »

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Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Direct Today

Nintendo will be broadcasting a special Nintendo Direct today that will be all about Platinum Game’s upcoming Bayonetta 2, which will be released exclusively on the Wii U next month.

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The New 3DS: Unnecessary or Essential

Nintendo’s announcement of the New 3DS has caused cheers and complaints, but above all, confusion. Is this a new system or just a slight upgrade? The most obvious addition to the New 3DS is a bunch of buttons: two triggers and a second analog stick have been added. Perhaps the most underwhelming feature of the 3DS… Read more »

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Gamer’s Fascination With Console Colors

Though we often discuss the differences between game-consoles—why Microsoft added this, why Sony added that—one aspect remains the same across the board. The PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U are all black. If a variation is released, the best we can expect is usually white. In the past, designers haven’t been as strict. The… Read more »

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Bayonetta 2 Releasing October 24th

Nintendo had a ton of announcements today regarding release dates for their fall/holiday season. Among these release dates was Bayonetta 2, which will launch exclusively on the Wii U October 24th. Back in June at E3, Nintendo announced that the sequel would be bundled with the first game at no extra cost.