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NES Remix review: Please rewind

The content of NES Remix feels like the sort of challenges players make up for themselves when they've cleared a game's traditional obstacles but still want to keep playing. This Wii U eShop game's focus isn't on telling a story or layering game mechanics over a linear set of levels – it's...

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Video Review: Super Mario 3D World

If you read our review of the Wii U's Super Mario 3D World, you already know that it's fun, well-designed and drop-dead gorgeous. But mere words don't do the game justice, so we invite you to watch our video review as well....

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Super Mario 3D World review: Just Peachy

Super Mario 3D World is excellent. If you have access to a Wii U, you absolutely have to play it. If you don't have access to a Wii U, you should consider either picking one up or making some new friends. The game is utterly delightful from top to bottom. That's all you need to know, honestly,...

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Call of Duty: Ghosts PS4 review: Haunted by the past

Call of Duty: Ghosts represents a new set of challenges for Activision's flagship series. Ghosts marks the first game to transition to a new generation of platforms since the franchise gained its fame with Modern Warfare, and it raises the question "Does the Call of Duty formula still work?"...

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Batman: Arkham Origins review: Same bat-channeling

Death is no big deal in comics, especially when the protagonist is one so resolute, enduring and lucrative as Batman. The graveyards are more like timeshare opportunities, whether it's a hero or villain that's about to trade death for a well-timed resurrection some issues later. Handled...

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Murder on Iguana Beach: An Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Video Review

Though it's already been released on current systems, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag presents one of our first extensive looks at a game that will also launch alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November. We've already published our review of Edward Kenway's piratical course across...

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag PS4 review: Avast, conspiracy ahead

Here are just some of the things you can do in Assassin's Creed 4: climb a tower, hunt a whale, hide in a haystack, steer a ship in a storm, stick a sword through a man's eye socket, shoot an iguana, stab a shark, stand atop a church balcony and sprinkle coins onto the people below, regardless of...

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Wii Party U review: Party pooper

The original Wii first gained popularity thanks in large part to Wii Sports. The various mini-games in Wii Sports were entertaining, in that they were easy to play and the well-implemented motion controls made players look a little ridiculous in the process. More importantly, Wii Sports remained...

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Deja Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut

This is a Deja Review: A quick, unscored look at the new features and relative agelessness of a remade, revived or re-released game. Two years ago, we called Deus Ex: Human Revolution an "imperfect, complex and ambitious reminder of what a game can be when it's unafraid." Eidos Montreal didn't...

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Sonic: Lost World review: Spin cycle (Wii U)

The Sonic series is built on a foundation of speedy precision platforming. Given that pacing is so crucial to Sonic games, any interruption or poorly considered mechanic has an amplified negative impact that detracts from the overall experience. Unfortunately, Sonic games often have at least...

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