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September 5 Knack 2 (PS4) September 6 Destiny 2 (XONE, PS4) September 8 Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) September 12 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (PS4, PSVita) Nascar Heat 2 (PS4, XONE) Pro Evolution Soccer 2 (PS4, XONE) September 15 Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS) Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (XONE, PS4) NBA 2K18 Early Tip-Off Edition (Switch, XONE, PS4) NHL 18 ...

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Samus Returns in a New(ish) Metroid Game! Samus Returns in a New(ish) Metroid Game!

Samus Returns in a New(ish) Metroid Game!

For every non-gamer who thinks that Link's name is Zelda, there's someone else who thinks that Samus Aran is some dude named Metroid. And like Link, she rarely gets her name in the title of her own game series. Metroid: Samus Returns might just change that. Samus Returns...

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Hey! PIKMIN Hey! PIKMIN

Hey! PIKMIN

Hey! PIKMIN! Captain Olimar has really landed himself in a world of trouble this time! For the first time, navigate Olimar and his Pikmin friends through a 2D platformer full of dangerous creatures and brain-teasing eco-puzzles. You'll still have to rely on strategy and resource management, using the...

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second game in the series and one that was never released in the US, is finally coming to western shores as Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for the 3DS. Known for adding unique features and mechanics not found elsewhere in the Fire Emblem series, Gaiden...

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Who’s Cooking Mama? Who’s Cooking Mama?

Who’s Cooking Mama?

Mama approaches, flames in her eyes as she spots the charred remnants of the croquettes that I have failed to master.  The potatoes were poorly peeled and my coating is uneven.  My mashed potatoes are lumpy.  They aren't even the right shape.  The feeling of...

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Pokemon Sun and Moon Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun and Moon

It has been over 20 years since we were first blessed with Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, and Pokémania continues to thrive today with Pokémon Go and the soon-to-be-released Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Fans of the franchise usually...

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Phoenix Wright: Objection Permanence Phoenix Wright: Objection Permanence

Phoenix Wright: Objection Permanence

Some people think that visual novel video games like Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney are not worth playing.  There is little gameplay and much more reading than any game should involve. Objection! Phoenix Wright breaks these misconceptions with a pile of evidence so high you’ll need a...

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The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII

The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII

I remember watching commercials for Final Fantasy VII when I was 11 and being blown away by the graphics. I’d only played the original Final Fantasy for NES, so the difference was outrageous. Cinematic cut scenes, 3D characters, huge swords—it was like watching a movie trailer. There...

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Zero Time Dilemma Zero Time Dilemma

Zero Time Dilemma

In superhero movies, villains get a kick out of forcing the good guys to make impossible choices,  like “save this busload of children OR save your girlfriend.” The Zero Escape series of games is a lot like that, but you’ll be lucky if you survive,...

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A Second Helping: Counting Down to Bravely Second: End Layer A Second Helping: Counting Down to Bravely Second: End Layer

A Second Helping: Counting Down to Bravely Second: End Layer

Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS was one of the biggest surprises of 2014, at least for me. I didn't know anything about it when I received it as a gift, so I expected a generic forgettable RPG. How wrong I was! Bravely Default draws you in immediately...

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