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New Nintendo Selects titles unveiled?

New Nintendo Selects titles unveiled?

Tweets by @VideoGamesPlus_ Retailer VideoGamesPlus tweeted today that they’ll be stocking new “Nintendo Selects” titles on March 11, 2016. Notorious for hardly ever formally dropping prices on their games, Nintendo Selects are no different from Sony’s “Greatest Hits,” a collection of exclusive titles with lower prices, which are also given new cover art indicating their “select” status. Though Nintendo hasn’t yet officially confirmed the move, we have reason to believe this will be officialized soon as this isn’t something for a source to normally […]

Josh’s Top 10 Games of 2014

Josh’s Top 10 Games of 2014

2014 had been one of the most anticipated years in gaming to date. Tons of quality titles that have been talked about for years released, some of which exceeded expectations while others failed to impress. When I made out a list for my Top 10 games, I took into account their lasting appeal and whether they left me with good or negative vibes. Looking back, it is interesting to note just how far digital gaming has come in recent years — almost half of […]

FOR SALE: Capcom

FOR SALE: Capcom

Cultural significance. You don’t really associate those two words with much of anything we write about in gaming journalism. Even as mainstream as gaming has become, most of what we think of as major events in the gaming industry come and go in the cultural consciousness without much, if any, recognition whatsoever. Even what I’ve been given the privilege of writing about here, Capcom’s apparent decision to hit the open market and find out what they’re worth, needs the proper […]

You no longer have to travel across the land, searching far and wide  

You no longer have to travel across the land, searching far and wide

Google and Nintendo did something pretty badass for April Fools Day. Using the Google Maps app on iOS or Android, users can now use the maps service to find and catch 150 pokémon ranging from the game’s different generations. So how does one get this to work? Again, you’ll need a device equipped with the Android Marketplace or the App Store with the latest version of Google Maps.  After downloading it, sign into your Google Account, and touch the search […]

2020 Vision: How to Stop Lan Di and Save Shenmue

2020 Vision: How to Stop Lan Di and Save Shenmue

He shall appear from a far Eastern land across the sea, a young man who has yet to know his potential. This potential is a power that could either destroy him or realize his will. His courage shall determine his fate, the path he must traverse fraught with adversity, I await whilst praying. For this destiny predetermined since ancient times, a pitch black night unfolds with the Morning Star as its only Light. And thus the saga begins… Ladies and […]

Blurred Lines: Battlefield, Killzone, and the Rise of Cordis Die

Blurred Lines: Battlefield, Killzone, and the Rise of Cordis Die

Protection for gangs, clubs, and nations causing grief in human relations it’s a turf war on a global scale I’d rather hear both sides of the tale see, it’s not about races just places faces where your blood comes from is where your space is I’ve seen the bright get duller I’m not going to spend my life being a color.  If you’re anything like me, you play the annual Call of Duty and Battlefield games without falter. I play them every […]

Launches Are Broken, Let’s Fix Them.

Launches Are Broken, Let’s Fix Them.

Now that we are finally cooling down from the latest two system launches — hopefully the last two for several years — I figured it was time for a good debriefing. Let’s recap the (d)evolution of system launches over the years, and where there is still room for improvement. I would personally call my launch experience exceptional, having acquired my Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Xbox, GameCube, DS, PSP, Xbox 360, 3DS, PS Vita, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One […]

SmashPad’s Digital Games of the Generation

SmashPad’s Digital Games of the Generation

If there has been one big surprise of this generation, it’s the maturation of Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network titles over the course of each system’s life that started out with tiny arcade-style games and has grown into bigger experiences that can stand toe-to-toe with many retail games out there.

SmashPad’s Physical Games of the Generation

SmashPad’s Physical Games of the Generation

As this generation winds down with the upcoming launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, the staff here at SmashPad took a long look at this past generation to figure out what our favorite games of the generation were as we made some tough decisions to come up with this list.

Comic Con 2013 Preview: “Batman: Arkham Origins”

Comic Con 2013 Preview: “Batman: Arkham Origins”

Up until recently, Batman fans who were gamers were… well, not very well off when it came to getting their Batman fix in gaming. That changed in 2009 with the releases of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Now, new developer Warner Bros Games Montreal will move the series forward by going back in time with a prequel. At Comic Con International, I got a look at the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins at a panel and some hands-on time with a demo.

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