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Why We Can’t Outgrow Pokemon

Why We Can’t Outgrow Pokemon 

Thanks to my convenient location in Japan’s old capital, I am a short, inexpensive train ride away from the Osaka Pokemon Center. I’ve been known to take advantage of this on occasion, as evidenced by my Pokemon themed kitchen wear (Eeveelution chopsticks!), plushies, and other assorted Pokejunk that now litters …

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Has Nintendo Land Lost Prominence As Wii U’s Pack-In?

Has Nintendo Land Lost Prominence As Wii U’s Pack-In? 

I love my Wii U. As an early adopter, I’m constantly telling people that it’s fun and has a lot of potential for unique games in the future, but I wish there was more stuff to play right now. Until that hypothetical future, I’ve been left with a few good-but-not-great …

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Earthbound: Let’s Start at the Beginning

Earthbound: Let’s Start at the Beginning 

Some of us at Pixels or Death, despite our better judgment, have decided to start an old-school RPG club. It’s like a book club of sorts, except instead of deciding to read an English language classic, or the most recent Steven King tome, and then only pretending we read them, we’re going …

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Kids & Games: An Animal Crossing Education

Kids & Games: An Animal Crossing Education 

Last week, I purchased Animal Crossing: New Leaf for my Nintendo 3DS. I bought it for myself, but after only a few hours of playing, one of my daughters–my oldest, age six–popped over the top of the 3DS and seemed to feel utterly betrayed that I had engaged in conversation …

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You’re Going To Make Me Stick Up For The Wii U, Aren’t You?

You’re Going To Make Me Stick Up For The Wii U, Aren’t You? 

Setting out to write for a gaming site, everyone’s got subjects they’d rather not deal with. I’ve got a friend who handles this conundrum by simply not writing anything at all, but I choose to just steer clear of subjects that may ruffle some feathers.
However, it seems the time has …

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Armadillos Roll Out: A Review of Dillon’s Rolling Western (3DS)

Armadillos Roll Out: A Review of Dillon’s Rolling Western (3DS) 

Dillon’s Rolling Western is a good game – it’s actually really good – but it hits home in this weird way. While I’ve never been clinically diagnosed, people have always told me that hanging out with me is like hanging out with the ADHD kid in school.
When I play Dillon’s …

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Sakura Samurai Review

Sakura Samurai Review 

The katana holds a special place in all kinds of media. In film and videogames, the katana is pretty much unstoppable. It can cut through bullets, other people’s swords, tanks – no material is a match for the samurai sword.
But this isn’t actually how the katana works. In real life, …

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Google Won’t Help You Find “The New Wii”

Google Won’t Help You Find “The New Wii” 

Lately, there’s been no shortage of discussion about Nintendo’s brand identity issue. Specifically, there are many people outside the hardcore fanbase who are simply confused about what Nintendo’s new, next-generation console – the Wii U – is.
Is it an add-on to the existing Wii? Do you just buy the gamepad? …

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How History Can Shape Expectations For The Next Consoles

How History Can Shape Expectations For The Next Consoles 

Everything we know about the histories of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo can tell us what we can expect from their new consoles.
This is no crazy theory about two PC’s taped together, and this isn’t speculation. These are facts, because when considering the next offerings from the Big Three, it’s the …

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Why I’m Not Ready for a New Console

Why I’m Not Ready for a New Console 

Recently I ran into a sadness: my PC of six years fell below the minimum requirements for upcoming game Dishonored.. The old girl, who’s already operating off upgraded parts in nearly every area—more RAM, non-packed in video card, second hard drive—tumbled off the board in pretty much every category.
This put …

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