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February2016

  • Random Don't Forget to Celebrate Mewtwo's Birthday

    For he's a jolly good genetically engineered lifeform

    February 27th is a big day for Pokémon, marking the series' 20th anniversary since its début games in 1996. However, information contained within those games mentions another special day too - February 6th is Mewtwo's birthday! Players of Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow/FireRed/LeafGreen will...

  • Video Reliving the Memories of the Original Announcement for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Out of time, into Twilight

    With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD just around the corner we thought it was about time we looked back at the fantastic reveal that the original game received. Much controversy surrounded the art direction of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and many people wanted a more realistic Zelda game...

  • News Overheating Computers Almost Cost The World The Original Pokémon Games

    "I sure am glad I fixed those computers back then"

    Pokémon turns 20 this year, and to mark the occassion Game Freak's Junichi Masuda has posted a video online in which he shares some of his strongest memories regarding the creation of this iconic series. Masuda - who served as a programmer on Pokémon Red and Green and created the music and...

  • Video Check Out This Amazing Blindfolded Completion of Super Mario Bros.

    Three months of practice, cleared in less than 15 minutes

    We've seen some hugely impressive speedruns and game clearance feats in recent times, whether it's beating games with unconventional controllers, clearing multiple games at once or setting record times. Blindfolded runs are also fantastic to watch, and Japanese YouTuber...

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    Review Dark Half

    ​Heaven and Hell

    There are hundreds of amazing games for the Super Famicom that remain a mystery to Western gamers. Dark Half is one such game, published by Enix in 1996. It is a late generation Super Famicom title that at first glance seems to be your typical JRPG, with the player taking control of Falco, the Paladin (not to be confused with the...

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