Preview: 7th Dragon III Code: VFD

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: 3DS, Features, News

The dragons are coming! The dragons are coming!!! This is the core concept of 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, a new 3DS dungeon-crawler JRPG from SEGA. VFD is the fourth game in the series, but it’s the first to make its way out of Japan. This newest title is a…

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Kirby’s Dream Land: A star is born

Categories: Features, Retro

Back in the early ‘90s, Masahiro Sakurai, who at the time was working at HAL Laboratory, was tasked with creating a new Game Boy game in which players of all ages and skill levels could enjoy and complete. During production and testing, a portly, bulbous blob named Popopo was hastily…

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Character Column: The Legend of Zelda’s Ganondorf is a villain with both menace and nuance

Categories: 3DS, Features, Retro, Wii U

Welcome to the Character Column! Each week, I’ll be taking a look at a different character from Nintendo’s long and esteemed history, and I’ll analyze what makes them interesting, nuanced, or just plain memorable. Whether they’re heroes, villains or NPCs, I’ll explain why they deserve respect or love from the…

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Happy 20th, Resident Evil

Categories: Features, Retro

You might want to sit down for this… The original mansion-exploring, zombie-slaying, Jill-sandwiching horror game, Resident Evil, was first released exactly 20 years ago in the United States today. Once a synonym for the entire survival horror genre, the Resident Evil series has seen ups, downs, thematic shifts, and extended…

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Happy 15th birthday, Game Boy Advance!

Categories: Features, Retro

Ushering in a new era of gaming, the Game Boy Advance was launched 15 years ago today. Though obsolete now, the Advance was a huge step forward in the video game world for its time, and proved to be an extremely important piece of gaming history. The GBA was the…

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