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As gaming moves forward, the perpetual improvement of technology naturally leads to the Gears of War 2 creed: "Bigger, Better, and More Badass." Unfortunately, the trend of increasingly film-like 3D games leads to fewer and fewer 2D titles finding their way to home consoles. Many series, such as Zel...

November 11th 2008 at 12:41pm 0 Comments
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We know Metal Slug 7 hasn't released yet (we're counting the days!), but the latest trailer for the title proved one thing to us: this game is going to be one manly time. But, what to do, as Contra 4 already takes up space on our shelf of manly stuff? Are we to take it down for Metal Slug 7? Can the...

August 13th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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For people longing to play new demos via the Nintendo Channel, the frustration continues. All we saw on the channel today was the return of two demos that we never really missed in the first place (we're looking at you, Carnival Games and Crosswords DS Wordsearch).Nintendo also extended the availab...

July 28th 2008 at 3:01pm 0 Comments
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For those of you looking to play something brand new this week, you're out of luck. Instead, Nintendo offers us a chance to catch up with some demos me might have missed in the past, allowing folks to download these up until next week. So, if you missed out last time, get on it!

July 21st 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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While the response to last week's inaugural column was universally appreciated, the very first comment was particularly intriguing. The reader brought up an excellent point: definitively labeling a developer as poor because of one bad game is very narrow-minded. After all, good developers and bad g...

July 9th 2008 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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The "self-help" era is upon us, even finding its way into the video game industry as of late. Aside from the obvious fitness awareness game on Nintendo's other system (we mean Wii Fit, of course), there have been quite a few attempts to help gamers improve their lifestyles and habits. Take, for ex...

June 24th 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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It's Monday, again. Usually, we'd frown and mope about all day, what with it being the beginning of another week of tirelessly blogging and all, but Mondays are turning into more of a celebration for us. We get new gaming content every week on this day!Nintendo has updated the Everyone's Nintendo C...

June 23rd 2008 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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We usually have to suspend our disbelief when playing video games, but what if such insane situations were based on real events? Take, for example, Contra, a game in which two marines -- two -- must stop the Red Falcon invasion. Without shirts. Running with this idea, popular comic book blogger Chr...

May 23rd 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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We understand that there might have been a number of reasons why you haven't picked up Contra 4 yet: you're not a fan of run-and-gun titles you can't handle tough games exploding bridges hindered you from getting to a game store it's too expensive! While there's not much we can to...

May 22nd 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Contra_trades_bad_dudes_for_chicks_in_Japan_PICS'; Contra 4 has really undergone some serious changes for its Japanese release and it's getting less manly by the moment. In fact, these people promoting the game don't seem to have a single chest hair. Ther...

March 12th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Need an extra excuse to pick up 2007's manliest, exploding-est DS game? Amazon has posted a modest markdown for Contra 4, selling the run-and-gun game for a discounted $23.99. Women and men alike will flock to you when they see you're playing such a tough game, smitten with your virility. And, with...

February 7th 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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It's something we've talked about a few times but still don't understand -- what does it take for the best-selling game system in the world to get a little attention? Alright, alright, we're over it. And at least the Game Developers Choice awards have a special handheld category, and we're extraordi...

January 22nd 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments