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A Speedrunner’s Quest to Perfect Super Mario 64 Blindfolded

Speedrunner Bubzia has been on a quest to collect every star in Super Mario 64 blindfolded for years. For the final one, he needed to collect 100 coins in the Dire, Dire Docs level. In a regular speedrun, this takes around two minutes — too slow to be included in…

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Ace Attorney Bot Turns Twitter Drama Into Courtroom Battles

Imagine Elon Musk and Grimes getting dragged by the cast of Ace Attorney. Or a courtroom debate arguing what the appropriate payment would be for teaching a rat to swim. Well, turns out you don’t need to imagine at all, because these are available as videos, created by a Twitter…

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Weirdos Among Misfits, the Journalists of Ace Attorney Deserve a Spinoff

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is finally out in the west, and I’m thrilled to announce it continues the Ace Attorney tradition of including an intensely weird journalist. Sure, all Ace Attorney characters are weird in their own ways. That’s why the games are so good! But the franchise is now up to five…

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The Best New Pokemon Snap Pictures Are the Bad Ones

The best picture I’ve taken so far in New Pokemon Snap is almost entirely dust. It’s supposed to be a Skorupi. I mostly missed Pokemon’s fourth generation, so it’s not like I have any particular love for the bulbous little bug. But in the desert level these oddly-shaped insectoids get swept up in…

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Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Is as Good as Ever, but Not a Different Game

Everything Steven wrote in their original Disco Elysium review for Fanbyte holds true in its newly updated Final Cut. You’re still a drunk, amnesiac cop who wakes up in the run-down, capitalist world left behind after a failed communist revolution. That world is still abrasive on its surface but layered underneath with humor and beauty.…

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PHOGS! Is Cooperative Mayhem Best Played With My Dad, Specifically

You can play PHOGS! alone, taking control of one of the two-headed dog-snake’s ends with each hand. Played this way, it’s a reasonable puzzle game, built around the gooey physics of a boneless Catdog-esque tube that can stretch, shrink, and grab things in its cartoonish teeth. When getting to grips with the game this…

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