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July 25, 2014 • Gaming, Reviews

Mario Kart 8 Review on Nintendo Wii U

This entertaining Wii U exclusive motors through multiple modes on the way to a satisfying racing experience. Mario Kart 8 continues a grand tradition in the game series with racing, friendly thwarting, and performance boosts featuring Gamepad play (as a second screen), outstanding graphics, and gameplay highlight sharing all in impressively colorful HD graphics.

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July 16, 2014 • Gaming, Reviews

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ the Video Game Review on Wii U

How to Train Your Dragon 2 The Video Game starts players with one of five familiar characters (with two more unlocked later) amid a mini-game-type format with nice multiplayer and Gamepad-only gameplay options. Players get a memorable open world experience in the Viking island setting of Berk, but only on the dragons as characters cannot …

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June 13, 2014 • Events, Gaming, News

E3 2014 Games Summary – High Profile Titles, Indy Games, and Reissues

E3 2014 games impressed all audiences as companies concentrated on boosting their next generation game consoles. Video game companies aimed to put everyone in the game realm at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center (June 10 through 12) featured several games coming before the end of the year and …

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June 11, 2014 • Events, Gaming, News

Nintendo E3 2014 – Yoshi, Zelda, and Even the Top Nintendo Execs!

Nintendo E3 2014 included a playful video presentation through Nintendo Direct where Mario games took a break while Yoshi, Zelda, and even the top Nintendo executives got in on the action. It was much less talking and more seeing and doing in this entertaining presentation, which packed an impressive array of enhancements, upcoming games, and …

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June 4, 2014 • Gaming, News

E3 2014 Overview/Company Presentation Schedule

E3 2014 will bring more details about the highly anticipated new games for Sony’s PlayStation 4 console and Microsoft’s Xbox One console, while Nintendo looks towards the future and bolster their game library. We will also gear up for some exciting services, virtual reality games, the used game market, and independent sleeper hits.

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April 30, 2014 • Gaming, News

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Announcement

Disney Infinity’s Marvel expansion brings superhero characters to “the latest chapter of Disney Infinity” (a.k.a. 2.0 Edition) – Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. This next iteration of the Disney Infinity video game, which released in August 2013 through October 2013. will include characters from the Marvel Universe.

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April 21, 2014 • Gaming, Gear Bits

Happy 25th Birthday Nintendo Gameboy!

Did you have a Nintendo Gameboy in 1989? Tetris, Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby and Zelda were all mainstay games that eventually helped the handheld console reach over 119 million units in sales. The portable dynamo laid the ground work for today before its last iteration, the Game Boy Micro in 2005. What are your favorite …

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March 25, 2014 • Gaming, Reviews

Zumba Fitness World Party Review for Nintendo Wii U

Zumba Fitness World Party continues the popular dance/fitness game series from Majesco. This excitable experience involves an included fitness belt (neon green and black) and uses a Wii remote (required to play). Zumba Fitness World Party has amazing gameplay and exercise opportunities. Move to over 40 new songs amid seven worldwide locations that anchor over 40 classes and …

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March 17, 2014 • Gaming, Gear Bits

999: The Novel’s Thrilling Release

Aksys Games has released 999: The Novel on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad for $4.99. Kotaro Uchikoshi wrote this mind-bending, interactive thriller, based on the hit 2010 Nintendo DS game Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors or 999, where readers can track their chosen path and can actually go back to take a …

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March 14, 2014 • Gaming, Gear Bits

Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL System/Yoshi’s New Island Releases

The Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL system hatches in stores on March 14 along with the new latest game series installment Yoshi’s New Island, which debuts on the 3DS. In the game, Yoshi throws various eggs that he lays including Mega Eggdozers and helps young Mario save Luigi. The system MSRP is $199.99 and the game …

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March 8, 2014 • Gaming, Reviews

Bravely Default Review on Nintendo 3DS

Bravely Default, a Nintendo 3DS exclusive game, brings a quality Japanese role-playing game (RPG) to North America. A character foursome seeks special crystals to save their land of Luxendarc. Along the way, players can experience several special side quests, augmented reality functionality, extensive job/ability system, unique brave (unleash)/default (store) combat and amazing collaborative capabilities using online …

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February 18, 2014 • Gaming, Reviews

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Review on Nintendo Wii U

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been out since late 2013 all over the world, but don’t feel bad that you are just getting it now. This game has great all ages fun for any time of the year.  

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January 22, 2014 • Gaming, Gear Bits, News

Game Trading Site Goozex Seems to Be Gone for Good

I’ve loved video game trading site Goozex for more than 7 years since it launched in 2006. Initially it grew quickly as an alternative to paltry trade-ins handed out by GameStop or the cumbersome trade mechanics of early trade-site GameTZ. Goozex acted as middleman on millions of trades, but industry shifts doomed trading and now …

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October 16, 2013 • Gaming, News

Pokemon X and Y Sell More Than 4 Million Copies In First Weekend!

Way back in the summer of 2006, my mother took my boys to the Boston ‘10th Anniversary of Pokemon’ event. That Pokemon had sustained popularity that long was stunning, but now we’ve hit a new milestone as the latest games – Pokémon X and Y for Nintendo 3DS – sold more than 4 million copies …

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September 22, 2013 • Gaming, Reviews

Project X Zone Review for Nintendo 3DS

Project X Zone combines popular fighting game franchises from Capcom, SEGA, and Namco Bandai into an Nintendo 3DS exclusive game with frantic action, unique character dialogue and special interactions. The Hype When a rift in time and space suddenly appears, a doorway to various universes is opened allowing both heroes and villains from different worlds to …

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August 30, 2013 • Gaming, News

Thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS and Wii U Price Cut

Yesterday Nintendo announced a couple of major developments meant to bolster their sagging console business. The first is a price drop on the Wii U system to $299 to compete with the upcoming Sony & Microsoft consoles. They also launched the 2DS, a non-3D system that will play all DS and 3DS games for just …

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August 26, 2013 • Editorials, Gaming

5 Thoughts on the Growing iOS/Android vs. Sony/Nintendo Game Spending Gap

In the latest IDC/AppAnnie report, sales from iOS and Android games now eclipse Sony and Nintendo games by a 4:1 margin. Since 2009, we have seen a meteoric rise in the revenues and market share of games for iOS and Android devices and a decline in sales for dedicated handheld gaming consoles. What does this mean …

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June 26, 2013 • Gaming

Summer 2013 Console/Computer Game Guide

The kids are out of school and summer time is in full swing. Look for these great console and computer game offerings when you need a break from the heat. You can keep that summer feeling on your down time with The Sims 3 Island Paradise on PC/Mac (also in limited edition with extra content). …

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June 11, 2013 • Events, Gaming, News

Here Come the E3 2013 Games!

Now to concentrate on the main content at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) – the games! Microsoft has plenty of new Xbox One launch games coming before the end of the year including Ryse, the racing sequel Forza Motorsport 5 and Quantum Break, a sci-fi action game that will release at the same time …

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June 11, 2013 • Events, Gaming, News

Nintendo Presentation Summary at E3 2013 – Overshadowed by Xbox and PlayStation?

Nintendo concentrated on boosting their game library, especially for the Wii U console and handheld 3DS console, in their annual E3 presentation (pre-recorded) this year (they still have their regular large display area). Players can get their own taste of E3 by taking advantage of Nintendo’s partnership with Best Buy. Select stores will off advanced …

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June 1, 2013 • Gaming, Reviews

Might & Magic Clash of Heroes DS – A Retro Romp Review

A few months ago I reviewed the iOS release of ‘Might & Magic Clash of Heroes’, which was a port of a 2009 Nintendo DS game that has also been released for PC and XBOX Live Arcade.

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