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Nintendo eShop sale includes big discounts for Mario Kart and Yoshi

Nintendo has your back if you need more games for that Switch you got during the holidays. It's running an eShop New Year Sale from now until January 16th with significant deals on many notable games, and not just its own. Among Nintendo-badged tit… Source: Engadget | Nintendo eShop sale includes big discounts for Mario …

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How An Overwatch Skin Left Some Of D.Va's Biggest Fans Feeling Betrayed

Overwatch hero D.va has been considered a symbol of empowerment by a lot of feminists in the Korean Overwatch community, representing how women could be lauded for their talent instead of their looks. Long before Mei graced protest memes for Hong Kong, a group called FAMERZ, then called National D.va Association,…Read more… Source: Kotaku | …

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The 10-year challenge: Video game edition

The 10-year challenge swept social media in January, with people posting images of themselves from 2009 and 2019, usually accompanied by a cute remark about things being the same yet totally different. It's a fun, heartwarming way to train machine le… Source: Engadget | The 10-year challenge: Video game edition

'Axiom Verge 2' and more indie games will hit Switch in 2020

Nintendo has already curated a library of wonderfully weird independent games on the Switch, and it's not slowing down in 2020. The company today revealed a handful of indie titles heading to the Switch next year, including heavy hitters like Axiom V… Source: Engadget | 'Axiom Verge 2' and more indie games will hit Switch …

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The Touryst Is A Simple But Endearing Puzzle Game On Switch

Every clubby beach bar I’ve ever been to has a sign outside with a strict dress code. No shoes? No collared shirt? No overpriced drinks for you! Inevitably there is some Jersey Shore casting-call hopeful in violation of these commandments being told to get lost by an exhausted bouncer. In The Touryst, a puzzle…Read more… …

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Mario Maker Contest: Too Many Thwomps

Thwomps are possibly my favorite enemy in the Mario universe. They look cool and seem tough, but the other thing I love is their name. Thowmps. It is just fun to say. Just fun enemy all around, so let’s make some levels featuring these great enemies.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Mario Maker Contest: Too Many …

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Luigi's Mansion 3 Is An Eerie Delight, From The Lobby To The Penthouse

Why is Luigi still scared of ghosts? After all, it was nearly 20 years ago that he Hoovered up an entire building full of poltergeists in the original Luigi’s Mansion. Then he cleared out six haunted houses in 2013's Dark Moon. As he enters a massive spook-infested hotel in this month’s Luigi’s Mansion 3, one …

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Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

How memes got weaponized: A short history Joan Donovan, MIT Technology Review Memes are entertaining, but they've also become key weapons in politics and the spread of misinformation. This piece starts with just one of many insane stories: "In Oct… Source: Engadget | Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

16-bit 'Aladdin' and 'Lion King' cartridges are returning in 2020

Are the modern ports of Aladdin and The Lion King not sufficiently nostalgic for you? You're about to get your retro fix, and then some. Nighthawk Interactive and iam8bit are planning physical releases of the classic Disney games, including limited… Source: Engadget | 16-bit 'Aladdin' and 'Lion King' cartridges are returning in 2020

After Leaving A Game For A While, Sometimes It's Best To Just Start Over

After finishing The Outer Worlds, a dense role-playing game, I did what any sensible person would do and returned to playing Divinity: Original Sin 2, a much longer and denser role-playing game. After a moment of contemplating whether or not to pick up my old save or start a new one, I made the choice …

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Baldur's Gate And Planescape: Torment Still Tell Stories Like No Other Games Can

With today’s releases of Baldur’s Gate games and Planescape: Torment for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, some of the most influential video games of the last 20 years complete a very long journey to the kind of wide audience they’ve long existed just outside. They’re also very old games that have spawned…Read more… …

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