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The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year

Last year, I gave Activision flack for making its special Dark Edition versionof Skylanders: Swap Force a GameStop exclusive. The $US99 Skylanders: Trap Team Dark Edition carries no such constraints, so if your children don’t get one it’s merely because you’re some kind of monster.


Look How Much Smash Bros. Has Changed Over Nine Years

The first Smash Bros. came out for the Nintendo 64 in 1999. The latest Smash Bros. came out for the Wii in 2008. So, of course, the differences in looks are rather dramatic.


Cats Are Very Serious About Video Games

You might think you are very serious about video games. Maybe you are. But, you know what? Cats are pretty serious, too.


The Best Smash Bros. Mod Around Just Keeps Getting Better

Six years after its release, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is kept alive by hardcore fans that mod the game. In particular, fan-made Project M continues to add stuff that keeps the ageing game feeling fresh.


Mii Fighters Were Almost Part Of Smash Bros. Brawl

The addition of Miis as playable characters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS opens up a realm of possibilities for players, but this is not the first time the series creator has toyed with the idea.


This Year's E3 Exclusive Skylander Isn't A Skylander At All

For the past couple of years, Activision has been luring the press to their E3 booth to play the latest Skylanders game with the promise of an exclusive toy variant. For Skylanders: Trap Team they’re getting a special trap pre-loaded with an exclusive villain instead.


One Year Later, Did Nintendo Keep Its E3 2013 Promises?

Now last year, Nintendo didn’t have a traditional E3 briefing. No stage, no live show. Just a forty-minute Nintendo Direct video, filled with Iwata, footage of games… and promises. Not as many aswe’ve seen up to now, but promises nonetheless.


As Close To Hoverboarding As We're Probably Going To Get

What do this original Kinect and Wii Balance Board have in common? Aside from a general irrelevance to video games in 2014, they have also come together to bring us the hoverboarding future that the real world has sadly failed to deliver.


Famous Wii Vapourware Is Back From The Dead

Sadness is a fable so old that most of our original stories on the “game” no longer exist on the internet. One of the most notorious pieces of vapourware in video games history, it was at one point a posterchild for the hardcore’s hopes for the Wii. Now it wants to haunt the Wii U instead.


Say Goodbye To Online Services On Your Wii And DS Games

Hope you’ve already gotten all your Dragon Quest IX treasure maps and downloaded all those daily Professor Layton puzzles. If not, now’s your last chance.