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What Your Favorite Mario Game Says About You

The great thing about Super Mario games is that there is no clear front-runner for “Best Game Evar!!1!”. Everyone has their own personal favorite Mario adventure, making your choice just as unique as your fingerprint! But what does your favorite Mario game say about you? Scholars have pondered the question…

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Ranking 6 Video Game Crews Based On Their Ability to Sing a Sea Shanty

There aren’t a lot of ways to pass the time when you’re apart of a video game crew. Typically your crew just stands around doing nothing while waiting for the protagonist to solve all of their issues. It’s a good life, but a very boring one. So what’s the best…

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GUIDES

The 17 Best Holes in Video Games

When it comes to signification, the humble hole is anything but void. Symbolizing a lack, a break, a missing piece, the hole figures prominently in video games. Frequently, it is the passive nonexistence to the player’s active existence, the ever-present threat of oblivion. At other times, its powers are handed…

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Meet the Gamers Bringing Achievements Back to the Past

Ever since Microsoft introduced their Gamerscore system in 2005, it’s been increasingly rare for games to ship without achievements or trophies, and today there are countless websites for tracking and conglomerating them across platforms, tutorials with millions of views to aid in unlocking, and complaints whenever a game is released…

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These Are the 16 Can’t Miss Speedruns of AGDQ 2020

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time for gamer Christmas! Or, well, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), a weeklong, 24-hour-running speedrunning marathon where talented runners race through their favorite games for charity. It runs twice a year (with Summer Games Done Quick… in the summer), and as the kind…

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Nintendo Has a “Perfect” Image of Mario, Invalidating Other Interpretations

Think of Mario. It’s very likely we all have different images of the Italian plumber based on age, game preference, and what Nintendo systems you either bought or skipped out on over the company’s many years. But according to a display at the Nintendo Store in New York City, the…

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NEWS

5 Classic Video Game Hazards, Psychoanalyzed

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared at Dorkly.com in January 2018. As long as there have been video games, there have been protagonists. And yet, these heroes cannot stand alone: without the obstacles which define them, they are little more than collections of pixels, imbued with neither bravery nor resolve.…

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Bad Mario: A Review

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MICROREVIEWS

5 More Sonic-Era Games We Should Adapt Now That We’re Drunk With Power

The blue hedgehog is on his unsteady way to the silver screen, and many fans are still worried. But there’s no reason to despair. The Chronicles of Narnia, His Dark Materials and other fantasy stories were quickly, though often poorly, optioned after the world caught Hobbit Fever back in the early…

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The Wet and Wild History of American Nintendo Cartoons

Video games and animation have had an interesting relationship over the years. In Japan, video games commonly lead to anime series and vice versa, with some of the most popular anime series starting out as visual novels or dating sim games and some of the most popular video games being…

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Spike: A Review

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MICROREVIEWS

The History of The Jump – Tinker

Video game mascots jump like fish breathe water. Or… something like that, anyway. Embedded above you is the first episode of Tinker. And it’s a doozy! Tinker is an examination of game mechanics: macro, micro, and all the sizes in between. I plan to both delve deep on what makes…

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Phanto: A Review

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8 Items from Other Games That Should Be in Fortnite

This morning’s Fortnite patch put the Infinity Blade from Infinity Blade into Battle Royale mode, which is weird on it’s own, but Epic also de-listed all of the Infinity Blade games at the same time. Epic said that maintaining the Infinity Blade series has “become increasingly difficult for our team…

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10 Tasty Video Game Foods You Can Make Right Now

Happy Thanksgiving! Tired of turkey and stuffing yet? How about something a little bit more… gaming flavored? I’ve gathered up 10 gaming recipes for you to try out now! From full meals to desserts, the popular to the strange, there’s something for everyone here. Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie (Undertale) Let’s start…

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Super Mario Bros. 3 review

Boss Fight Books' Super Mario Bros. 3 is a poignant reflection on a game we (mostly) all played and loved.

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Top Five Best Introductions in Gaming

We take a look at the most spectacular introductions in gaming.

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