RPGs, Nintendo, and Censorship – A Complicated Relationship

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You tried so hard… and failed.. Ahhh life. – Azama, Hoshido Monk   Ah the RPG, a monolith of video games and games in general. No game genre will weave its mechanics into every nook and cranny of other video game genres today. And yet while Nintendo consoles of yore …

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Collaborates with 7-Eleven, Monster Hunter

Nintendo has announced two collaborations for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. The first is with 7-Eleven. By visiting a 7-Eleven Wi-Fi hotspot in Japan from July 30th until September 30th, players will gain access to the character “7-Go.”  7-Go will show up as a customer at the housing service and will request a home …

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Some of the Best Satoru Iwata Fan Art Tributes

For the past day, the video game community has been mourning the death of Satoru Iwata, the legendary Nintendo President who impacted the lives of millions of gamers through his work. From his many accomplishments to reverence from peers to the many stories from the people who met Iwata highlighting the man’s professionalism, humbleness, …

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Speedrunner Sethbling Creates Computer Program to Play Super Mario World

Speedrunner (and Minecraft master) Sethbling has created a computer program to play the very game he speedruns: Super Mario World for the SNES. In the video above, you can see this program, dubbed MarI/O, in action along with really cool scientific explanations behind its creation. It’s only a matter of time …

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Sanity’s Other Side: Touch to Start

Fire Mario out of fireballs? Buy a reload flower today! After much heckling and nagging from investors, Nintendo has finally entered the mobile phone game market with popular mobile developer DeNA. With usual reactionaries and doomsayers about, what does the Inverseman think of the situation? Find out! Posts You Might LikeSanity’s …

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5 Gaming Predictions for 2015

Who am I, and where is my authority to be making industry-wide claims about the future? Be I a famed soothsayer of legend, or an analyst with greater Neogaf infamy than Michael Pachter? I’m absolutely nobody, in fact, and my predictions should be digested with a suitable amount of skepticism. …

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