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The Best (And Worst) Console Redesigns

It’s not uncommon for home and handheld consoles to get a drastic makeover in the years after their launch. Sometimes even after they have begun playing second fiddle to a new more powerful sibling.


Sydney Police Officially Monitoring Pokemon GO

People were asking the question: will Pokemon GO really get people to go outside?

The answer: yes. So much so, in fact, that Sydney police have to officially monitor the situation.


Target Is Having Another Big Sale Until February 21

Given how insanely popular they were before Christmas, it was only a matter of time before Target turned to their eBay store and offered another 20% off storewide sale.

Thing is, now we’ve got one. And the good news: it applies to games and consoles.


Target's Having A Massive Sale On Games And Consoles

Something’s going down at Target. Either they’re really getting out of games and consoles and just having a massive firesale, or they just really want drive traffic to their eBay store.

Either way, out of all the deals that have gone up these are by far and away the most insane. Let’s begin.


Pokémon Go Could Be Amazing (And Maybe A Bit Dangerous)

The words “alternate reality game” were the last thing some hardcore Pokémon fans wanted to hear last night. I understand why. It’s a spin-off. It’s on mobile. You can’t play from the comfort of your own home. And yet! Pokémon Go could be the shot in the arm that the monster-collecting series needs.


Shovel Knight Dev Has Announced Upcoming Expansion's Release Date

Shovel Knight dev Yacht Club Games has announced the release date for their game’s upcoming expansion: September 17. Plague of Shadows will feature a new character, the Plague Knight, and will be released for all versions of Shovel Knight in a free update. Trailer for it is above, in case you missed it last month.


Tribute Thursday: Wii Fit

With the Wii U getting the biggest releases this week (Armikrog and Super Mario Maker) it’s time to look back at one of the biggest hits of all time for Nintendo. And no, I’m not paying tribute to Super Mario Bros.

It’s time to look back at what was one of the best selling games in Australia for months on end. The game that everyone apparently bought but barely played.

Let’s get fit. Wii Fit.


Take A Break From Metal Gear And Play Nova-111

Have you heard of Nova-111? I barely had, but now I must show it to you. It’s a wonderful surprise of a video game. It’s partially turn-based, partially real-time. It’s action mixed with puzzles. Its on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Vita, PC and Mac and is coming to Wii U. It just came out. It’s terrific.


Kerbal Space Program Is Landing On The Wii U

And it might actually turn out to be the best console version.


Actually, Mario Is Missing Was Awesome

Praising Mario is Missing is no way to impress someone with your gaming acumen. But it’s true; I thoroughly enjoyed Mario Is Missing as a young kid. My father didn’t know much about video games, but he did know that ‘Mario’ was a signifier of quality (or, at least, it should have been). So he bought me Mario Is Missing for my birthday, and I popped it into my Super Nintendo, expecting to see the sequel to Super Mario World.


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