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Fire Emblem - Awakening review: One life to live

Fire Emblem: Awakening is the best soap opera since CBS cancelled Guiding Light. If you've never played a Fire Emblem before, imagine Final Fantasy Tactics from an overhead perspective, or a particularly bloated derivation of chess. Nintendo's stalwart helped establish the turn-based tactical RPG g...

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Fire Emblem: Awakening teaches the value of friendship

You might have thought the best part of friendship was a sense of camaraderie and togetherness. As this Fire Emblem: Awakening trailer proves, the real boon of friendship is sweet combat boosts....

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Empowering your Fire Emblem: Awakening army with StreetPass

Despite the unique and interesting qualities of the 3DS' StreetPass and SpotPass functionality, I've rarely had reason to use it. So far, my favorite example of StreetPass functionality has been found in Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, where it's possible to swap Dark Notes and custom character cards. ...

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Crashmo review: Push some mo'

You might be wondering just what a "crashmo" is. The word is meaningless. It's not even a word. It's just an awkward collection of letters that means nothing to the average person. It might look familiar if you've played last year's 3DS puzzler Pushmo, though, and the similarity isn't a coincidence...

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Pushmo sequel 'Fallblox' heading to 3DS in November [update: In North America Nov. 22]

A sequel to Pushmo is coming to the 3DS, Nintendo Europe president Satoru Shibata announced during the latest Nintendo Direct. Entitled Fallblox (the original Pushmo is called Pullblox in Europe), the game puts a new twist on the Pushmo formula. Rather than simply pulling blocks from the background...

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Fire Emblem: Awakening's latest (very Japanese) trailer examines systems

If you speak Japanese, this latest trailer for Fire Emblem: Awakening should make perfect sense. If you don't speak Japanese, a history of experience with JRPGs may allow you to infer the functionality of the gameplay systems demonstrated. For instance! We're pretty sure that one guy has an axe....

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Fire Emblem: Awakening's brand new, way Japanese trailer

Debuted during Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's latest Nintendo Direct address, the new trailer for Fire Emblem: Awakening on 3DS is -- dare we say? -- dramatic. Crafty YouTubers have already snatched the video and put it online, as evidenced above....

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Portabliss: Pushmo (3DS eShop)

Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Andr...

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Rolling Western, more 3DS download games dated

If you've been waiting to try out Picture Lives, the build-it-yourself 3DS platform adventure thing I called "E3's weirdest game," you'll be able to do so in November. Nintendo announced the release window for the downloadable game -- now called Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! -- today as par...

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Nintendo announces another Fire Emblem DS remake

Andriasang noticed that Nintendo's official site for all things Fire Emblem was updated earlier today with an announcement for a new ... a kind of new entry in the classic strategy-RPG franchise. The game, which is set to release this year in Japan, is a DS remake of the 1994 SNES iteration of the ...

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