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Richard serves as Reviews Content Director and is ultimately responsible for overseeing Joystiq's critical content. He has contributed to Joystiq since 2006. Over the years he has founded Joystiq's first podcast, produced dozens of videos, covered major trade shows and penned numerous reviews.

Richard Mitchell's Latest Posts

Metroid meets Super Meat Boy in 'Ori and the Blind Forest'

When Moon Studios began creating Ori and the Blind Forest, founder and CEO Thomas Mahler tells me, the team set out to make a game that recalled the early 90s era of Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is his favorite game, says Mahler, though Ori owes a lot more to Super Metroid. ...

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Super Smash Bros lets you customize special moves, transfer characters between Wii U and 3DS

Super Smash Bros on Wii U and 3DS will allow players to customize their favorite fighter's special moves. Each character will still have four special moves, each with two variations, allowing for a total of 12 possible moves. For example, Mario's fireball might fly quickly in a straight line, or...

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Pac-Man comes to Super Smash Bros

Pac-Man has been revealed as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. The news comes from a special event going on ... right now at E3 2014, hosted by series creator Masahiro Sakurai. He appears as he did in Pac-Land (similar to the design seen above), while some of his...

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Bayonetta 2 bewitches Wii U in October, includes Bayonetta 1 and Nintendo costumes

Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 will launch in October this year in both North America and Europe. The news comes from Nintendo's E3 2014 Digital Event, where it was also revealed that Bayonetta 2 will also include the original Bayonetta. Bayonetta will also be able to dress up as different Nintendo...

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Super Smash Bros 3DS arrives October 3 [Update: $40 on 3DS]

During Nintendo's E3 2014 Digital Event, the company announced that the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros will be released on October 3 in both North America and Europe. Nintendo also showed off Skylanders-like tech that will allow players to scan toy figurines called Amiibo into the Wii U version...

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Players cast 97 million spells in Magicka: Wizard Wars

After dropping into open beta only a week ago, Magicka: Wizard Wars has reached 500,000 downloads, Paradox Interactive has announced. The publisher adds that players have cast a total of 97,704,758 spells. That's just about 195 spells per download, by our reckoning. The warm reception has prompted...

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Dark Souls 2 kills you again with 'The Lost Crowns' DLC

The story of Dark Souls 2's 'The Lost Crowns' DLC couldn't be more suited to the franchise. Developer From Software started off by saying there wouldn't be any DLC, giving players a nice sense of security. Then, the studio backpedaled, hinting that DLC could happen, depending on fan feedback. And...

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Behold the ultimate Dark Souls 2 troll

There's nothing worse than someone invading your Dark Souls 2 session and murdering you. At least, that's what we thought before seeing this guy troll his would-be assassins. All it takes is an enemy's equipment and a lot of patience. Watch for yourself. [Image: Bandai Namco]...

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Transistor review: Functions and form

Transistor makes a great first impression. Its combat dances between familiar isometric action and turn-based tactics without missing a beat. The story radiates mystery and political intrigue, blended with a touch of romance. And all of it takes place in a world that somehow manages to marry the...

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Adventures of Pip takes you from single pixel to dashing hero

It seems like gorgeous, pixel art, side-scrolling actions games are just raining from the heavens these days. Adventures of Pip is the latest to join the party, adding a fun twist to the typical pixel art formula: An evil queen has stolen all of the kingdom's pixels, reducing all of its citizens...

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