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- Nintendo's stumbles extend beyond its hardware, as the gaming giant also passed on securing the exclusive rights for the now-multimillion dollar Skylanders series.
- The LGBT-focused GaymerX con became a victim of its own success and its second year will, unfortunately, be its last.
With a few smart and unobtrusive tweaks to its thorny heart, Trials Fusion nails its balance between purity and cruelty. The new tricks system doesn't betray the game's simple roots, and instead makes a perfect landing seem even less attainable at times – and more rewarding. The primal pleasures of Trials live on and into the future, leaning forward just a tad.
- The latest entry in the punishing Trials series earns high marks from Joystiq's Editor in chief Ludwig Kietzmaan.
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