Nintendo

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It is May 24, 2017, and somebody just released a video game for the Wii U. Congratulations to the publisher THQ Nordic for this impressive accomplishment, and congratulations to Darksiders Warmastered Edition for coming to the Wii U today.

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Fifth grader Hibiki Sakai sent Nintendo a letter, thanking the company for its Rhythm Heaven games. Hibiki is blind, and these music titles are the only games he's really able to play. Nintendo replied to his letter in a most thoughtful way.

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I am standing at the foot of an enormous mountain, barely clad. Rain lashes me, and in the distance there is lightning and thunder. I am shivering, but I know – at least I think I know – that atop this mountain shelter awaits. The promise of a warming meal and a warmer bed. Perhaps companionship. But first, this mountain. One step at a time. One aching, tired, lonely step at a time.

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Pokemon Nova Sun and Umbra Moon is a mechanical rework of last year's big Pokemon releases meant to give fans a challenging Pokemon experience. Battles in this mod are tougher thanks to a combination of high levels, a more intense difficulty curve, and an AI that uses actual competitive strategies.

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For decades, Nintendo's artists have been stuck churning out cartoon art to fill the halls of the Mushroom Kingdom. Which is fine! But in recent years, the company has let them off the leash on games like Splatoon and ARMS, and the results have been nothing short of extraordinary.

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With Nintendo's motion controllers now into their second decade of life, I find myself… agnostic. I like Wii Sports and I think pointer aiming in Twilight Princess was awesome, but I don't like gyro aiming in Splatoon and the less said about Star Fox Zero the better. So where does Arms fit in?