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Lost in Localization: Yo! Noid (NES)

All of us have fond memories of playing great games in our childhoods. Well, did you know that someone in another part of the world might have played the exact same game, but it was entirely different!? Welcome to the wonderful world of localization.In 1990 a wonderfully quirky action platformer was released for the NES [...]

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2016 Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees

The World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced the 2016 inductees. The games will join the 2015 winners (Pong, Pac-Man, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., Doom, & World of Warcraft) in the WVGHF. And the winners are:Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001)The Legend of Zelda (1986)The Oregon Trail (1971)The Sims (2000)Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)Space Invaders [...]

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Vans To Release Nintendo-Themed Kicks This Summer

Vans and Nintendo are teaming up to bring some throughly awesome Nintendo-themed kicks your way. According to Solecollector, the collaboration is currently schedule for a June release and will feature a variety of Nintendo characters in both high-top and low-top styles. No word yet on pricing, or the full range of characters to be featured. [...]

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Lost in Localization: Super Mario Bros 2 (NES)

All of us have fond memories of playing great games in our childhoods. Well, did you know that someone in another part of the world might have played the exact same game, but it was entirely different!? Welcome to the wonderful world of localization.Probably the most famous and well known example of a completely different [...]

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Link's Next Adventure Is In Google Maps

Earlier today, eagle-eyed users of Google Maps noticed a neat little Easter egg, The Legend of Zelda's Link was now part of Google Maps!All you have to do is click on the little Link character icon, he's replaced the standard Google Maps person, at the bottom corner of the screen and you can now send [...]

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Import Review: Fire Emblem Fates (3DS)

Fire Emblem: Fates is the newest entry in the long running strategy RPG series from Nintendo. The previous entry in the series for 3DS, Awakening, did quite well, and Fates both benefits and suffers from its success.First of all, Fates is divided into two versions, Birthright and Conquest, with the story and characters differing between [...]

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Import Review: Arslan - The Warriors of Legend (PS4/XB1)

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is a Dynasty Warriors game from Koei Tecmo, based on the anime series The Heroic Legend of Arslan. The anime itself is based off of a series of Japanese fantasy novels from the 80s, which have been adapted numerous times over the years; thanks to the most recent iteration being [...]

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Level Up's 2015 Games of the Year

Well folks, it's that time of year when everyone is talking about what they thought were the best games of last year. Without further ado and in no particular order, here are our choices for the best games of 2015.Metal Gear Solid 5 - The Phantom Pain (Multiplatform):Hideo Kojima has spent practically his entire time [...]

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Fallout's Nuka Cola Is Coming Exclusively To Target Stores

The Fallout 4 twitter feedjust posted a small, but massively awesome update. Nuka Cola, the famed drink from the Fallout series, will soon be a real beverage you can actually enjoy. Thanks to a partnership with Jones Soda, Nuka Cola will be sold exclusively at Target stores when Fallout4 launches on November 10th. No word [...]

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The Real Life Town That Inspired The 'Silent Hill' Movie

Love it or hate it, the Silent Hill movie was a visually stunning movie. And while the movie borrowed liberally from the franchise in order to craft it's story, it did bring a very original and factually inspired idea to the franchise.In the movie, the town of Silent Hill was once a thriving coal mining [...]

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