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  • Soapbox Can Mario Party Return To Its Former Glory?

    Not to be a party pooper or anything

    In this opinion piece, Arjun bemoans what he feels is the deterioration of the Mario Party series, and shares his hopes for its future. Mario Party, the game where players once sacrificed the skin of their palms in order to be crowned as the almighty Superstar. Yep, it was that competitive, and I for one loved...

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  • Soapbox Sonic, It's Time to Talk

    Tom Whitehead bemoans the blue blur's struggles

    A grim reality struck me this week. A new Sonic game was out and I couldn't, personally, care less. If brief demo time and video footage wasn't evidence enough, the word of those in the team that own Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was enough to convince me that it wasn't worth my time or money. When both of...

September2014

  • Soapbox Fan Expo 2014 - A Nintendo Fan's Experience

    Discussing Nintendo’s presence, or lack thereof

    In this soapbox our resident Canadian writer and Pokémon expert Andrew Karklins shares his perspective from the recent Fan Expo 2014 event. Just recently (28th to 31st August), I was lucky enough to attend Fan Expo Canada, a convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As the third largest...

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  • Soapbox Zelda's Magic Creates A Link Between Generations

    Damien McFerran on how Nintendo's new 3DS Zelda has created a vital bond

    More than two decades ago, an excitable 12 year-old boy huddled down in front of his Super Nintendo console armed with a copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Having witnessed the critical acclaim directed towards this new action RPG the youth expectantly flicked...

October2013

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  • Soapbox Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me

    Damien McFerran reminds us that other games are available

    This week sees the release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS3 and 360 — but, alas, not the Wii U. But of course, you already knew that, because unless you've recently taken up residence beneath an exceptionally large rock, you'll have found it absolutely impossible to avoid hearing about...

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