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“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Master Quest” Concert Review

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Master Quest” Concert Review

They say “the third time’s the charm,” but what if the first two instances were already awesome? Just as the roofs started to frost over, and the days became holidays, I had the opportunity to attend The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses for the third time. This time, it was for the “Master Quest,” and it was more awesome that it ever has been.

SmashPad Live from GameStop Expo 2015

SmashPad Live from GameStop Expo 2015

Tomorrow, retail gaming giant GameStop will be hosting its annual GameStop Expo at The Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. This year marks the second time they’ve had the Expo in Vegas since 2013, as numbers doubled when they were in the Anaheim Convention Center last year. Though the expo is mostly a chance for the public to try out games and demos they most likely missed out on at E3, considering the fact that we missed E3 this year, we […]

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 […]

“Pokémon Bank” and “Poké Transporter” Reviews

“Pokémon Bank” and “Poké Transporter” Reviews

It’s no question that the flagship Pokémon series is one that gamers can heavily dedicate themselves to and be enthusiastically involved with.  Though it’s pretty safe to say that the crazy in the late 90’s into the early 00’s has come and gone, the popular handheld games are better than ever, and thanks to the new Pokémon Bank, keeping and organizing pocket monsters can now be a timeless activity.

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 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.

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