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    Why You Should Play ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’

    Few games have considerably ramped up my anxiety levels in my time on this planet (nearly 30 years). In fact, so few have evoked this feeling that I have a hard time remembering them by name. That is, of course, aside from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Majora and I first crossed paths in spring 2000 (the same year Luke encountered Pokémon Silver) when it was originally released on the Nintendo 64. I know for sure that I pre-ordered a copy, being a huge Ocarina of Time fanboy, and I cherished the gold cartridge with its hologram artwork when I finally held it in my hands. Love soon turned…

  • 5 Video Game Rumors That Eventually Became Real—From Killer Cows to Sheng Long

    5 Video Game Rumors That Eventually Became Real—From Killer Cows to Sheng Long

    Let’s head to the lighter side of gaming, shall we? Over the years, there have been many video game rumors—too many to count, really—and they range from the absurd to the highly likely, though they almost-always remain just that: a rumor. In some cases, though, the developers behind the games cannot help but indulge their loyal fans and give back to them by making those rumors a reality. To highlight five of the best instances of this, the team at VGFacts put together this helpful and humorous video. Within the clip, you’ll surely see some of your favorite rumors come to life, and chances are you have probably already experienced some…

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    Someone Made ‘Super Smash Bros.’ For TI-83/84 Calculators

    Who needs Super Smash Bros for the Switch when you can play it on a TI calculator? Andrew Martin investigates. I remember when I had to get a TI calculator for one of my math classes and being all, “WTF, this is the most expensive thing I’ve ever had to own for school.” Then someone showed me how to play games on it and I was all, “Yeah, OK, this is awesome.” Well, none of those games could even compare to what this one person has done—they made Super Smash Bros. playable on a TI-83/84. No, this is not a joke. As noted on Tiny Cartridge, the TI port of the…

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    ‘Never Alone’: Why It’s OK to Cry (and Die)

    Never Alone is a game worth your time and tears, says Andrew Martin. (Originally written on 5th May 2015) When I finally bit the bullet and bought a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus a few weeks ago, I did so with one goal in mind: To get the free monthly games and play the living hell out of them. In the months preceding this purchase, I thought to myself, “Hey, I don’t really play games online that much—and never really have, for that matter—so why do I need PS+?” A close friend mentioned that he mostly used it to get the free games, but even then I somehow convinced myself…