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5 Female sidekicks who outshine their male leads

  With Girl Power in Gaming, we’re exploring the role of females in our favorite hobby for the month of September. The series will attempt to explore gender dynamics, pre-assigned roles and both positive and negative examples of female characterization in the digital world. From Bayonetta to Lara Croft, there are a good amount of …

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Iron Maiden’s latest music video pays tribute to classic video games

Iron Maiden takes us on a heavy metal trip through the history of classic video games. The legendary British heavy metal band are getting ready to release their first single in five years and in order to promote their new song, they’ve put together an awesome video game-inspired music video to mark the occasion. Titled …

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Brick by Brick, The House Mario Built: The NES Days

The Nintendo Entertainment system was released in 1985 and retailed for $199 in the U.S.. The standard package included an 8-bit graphics console and two classic game controllers. Other bundles featured the NES Zapper along with the supported NES game Duck Hunt. If you were one of the luckier kids, your parents shelled out a …

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The 100 Greatest Nintendo Games Pt. 5

Here we are, halfway through our list, and so many more amazing games to mention. Remember folks, we are dedicating the entire month to Nintendo, and will be publishing fresh, original content each and every day. **** 60. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Developer(s) Nintendo EAD Group No. 3 Publisher(s) Nintendo Platform(s) …

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‘The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters’ documents competitive gaming and arcade politics

King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is a documentary that follows Steve Wiebe‚Äôs attempt to break the Donkey Kong high score held by “Gamer of the Century” Billy Mitchell. Director Seth Gordon captures a classic underdog story on film that has you rooting for Steve the moment he takes on the Donkey Kong challenge, even though it means snatching the crown from Billy. More importantly, King of Kong demonstrates the importance of good sportsmanship.

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