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Smash Bros 4 Players Banned Thanks to a Glitch

It has been two days since the release of Super Smash Bros 4 on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan and already there is a glitch in the system. As with fighting games, the online matches are moderated to prevent cheating but for some reason, players who are using Peach online in Smash have been banned.

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Rumor: Super Smash Bros Wii U Could Release on November

It has been a long crazy set of weeks for Super Smash Bros 4. First, the game leaks through the internet and the entire roster is revealed. Secondly, the game releases a day early in Japan, confirming said roster and finally, the release date of Smash Bros 4 for the Wii U may have just been revealed.

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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 most telling on Nintendo’s MiiVerse is how players vent their frustrations. No longer do gamers have to scream in solitude and fling their controllers to the floor, through the window or at the television screen. Today we whine about everything online and now with MiiVerse we can do that without ever even leaving the game.

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Robbie Lakeman is the new King of Kong

A new world record holder has been crowned for Donkey Kong and it is Robbie Lakeman. A relatively unknown contender emerged and surpassed previous world record holder Hank Chien. Lakeman’s score was 1,141,800, beating out Chien by just 3,200 points. Though Lakeman now has the highest score, a score of 1,206,800 was achieved by Dean Saglio using the MAME emulator. However, due to it being an emulated game, it is not recognized as the world record score. You can read more about the record and everything Donkey Kong over at the Donkey Kong Blog.