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“The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” Review

A true GameBoy classic is back... now at full retail price

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch is a tough game to review because there are a few different aspects about it to consider. First of all, is the game itself good? In short, yes. Secondly, is it a good remake? In most ways, also yes. But does it feel like a product […]

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Final Fantasy IX Retro Review

I can't believe I played a part in this debacle!-Adelbert Steiner

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Story “Final Fantasy IX ’s plot centers on a war among nations. Players follow a young thief named Zidane Tribal, who joins with others to defeat Queen Brahne of Alexandria, the one responsible for starting the war. The plot shifts, however, when the characters realize that Brahne is working with an even more threatening person called Kuja.”–Wikipedia […]

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Persona 4 : Golden Review A Look Back At The Classic

Re-reviewing my love for a modern JRPG classic

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Welcome back In case you hadn’t heard, Persona 5 has had the best opening week for the series in Japan, and is coming out soon in the West. At least if you consider February to be soon. Even though this is a few months away for most of us, this seemed like a great time […]

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[Reviews] Movie Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

The blue blur transitions from video game to silver screen with excitement, uneven charactizeration, and inappropriate humor

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Sonic the Hedgehog is the sort of “children’s movie” that earnestly suggests that a valid way for a kid to learn to make friends is to spend an hour in a bar, and indeed a noticeable chunk of the film takes place there. Despite some infrequent but severe pacing issues, that huge non sequitur being […]

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Analogue and 8Bitdo Give NES the Bluetooth I Never Knew It Needed

I Beat Super Mario Bros. 2 over Bluetooth, and You Can, Too

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The Xbox 360 improved the quality of my console life in two notable ways. Firstly, I absolutely love having all my console games loaded right on the system at any given time. Playing Adventures of Lolo but having to get up and walk over to the NES to switch it out for some Kickle Cubicle? […]

[Happy New Year!] Movie Review: Knives Out

Rian Johnson's storytelling and eye for aesthetics has improved sharply from some of his previous works.

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Director and writer Rian Johnson returns to the suspense-thriller genre with a quirky, modern murder mystery filled with gorgeous settings and plenty of humor. I had my doubts upon learning Johnson was involved, especially in light of this film’s incredibly high amount of critical praise—Star Wars: The Last Jedi was exciting but felt unfocused, and […]

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The Game Awards 2019 Stream and Discussion

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It’s time for The Game Awards 2019 , so you know what that means: time for some cringey awards presentations alongside some new trailers and – possibly – new game reveals. Join us below with your real-time impressions and anything else related that you may want to talk about. Stream for the show can be […]

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