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    NXPress #31: Video Game Memories and the latest Nintendo Direct

    This week, Patrick, Rick, Aaron and Tim sit back and reminisce on some of their fondest memories playing video games as kids. Among the many topics discussed is the Panasonic 3DO, a home video game console platform developed by The 3DO Company — the Magnavox Odyssey is the first commercial home video game console — Legendary […] More

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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 […] More

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    E3 2015: ‘Final Fantasy VII’ remake is actually happening

    Sony unleashed at their 2015 E3 press conference what may be the most ultimate fan service announcement ever: Square is remaking one of the best role-playing games of all time, Final Fantasy VII, for the new generation. Something that gamers have been clamoring for since being teased with technical demo footage back at 2005’s E3, the Final Fantasy VII […] More

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    ‘Final Fantasy VIII’: Ultimecia is every bit as epic as her name suggests

    There’s a particularly telling moment toward the end of Final Fantasy VIII that really lets you know what kind of finale you’re in for. After a climactic space battle with the sorceress, Adel, players are blasted through time, 1000 years into the future, to face their true foe. When they arrive they find the last members of a dead army, their dead army, still valiantly committed to fighting the war against evil. Unfortunately, they have failed. As the party traverses a desolate landscape, littered with their dead comrades, a mournfully operatic tune evokes a sense of menace to this already horrific future. Finally the player crosses a giant chain, one of many, that holds Ultimecia’s Gothic castle aloft in the sky. More

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    ‘Final Fantasy XIII-2’ remains one of the greatest RPGs of our time

    One of the most common requests that has reverberated from the RPG community has been the desire for a true Chrono Trigger successor. What fans have spent years pining for was the dream of a modern game that featured all of the great ideas which made CT the instant classic that it was: time-travel, vastly different timelines, paradoxes, and choices that showed consequences over the course of thousands of years. What very few people realize is that this highly anticipated ideal of a game has already come and gone under a different title: Final Fantasy XIII-2. More

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    100 Greatest Nintendo Games, Pt. 7

    In celebration of the 30 years since Nintendo released the NES here in North America, we decided to round-up the SOS troops and compile a list of the 100 greatest games published and or developed by Nintendo, and released exclusively to their consoles. Here is part seven. *** 40. Super Mario Bros. 2 Developer(s) Nintendo […] More

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