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Nintendo Helping make Mobile Apps; Announce New Console

Nintendo was busy today with two big announcements at a press conference. First, Nintendo is partnering with Japanese mobile developer DeNa to release games and apps that feature Nintendo IP. Nintendo's CEO was quick to explain that this would not simply be ports of games already available on other Nintendo platforms, but new and original games and apps.

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Family and Gaming: Can my kids play M rated games?

All kids are different, and all parents are different. The most important thing is for everyone to understand each other and communicate about the subject. If parents have hard rules about content that they want to impose, they have to be able to explain the reasoning behind them so the kids understand the rules and internalize the logic being used. Particularly as kids get to be 9 or 10, they’ll have friends that are “allowed” to play contentious stuff, like Grand Theft Auto (sometimes it’s really that the parents of those kids have no idea of the content) ...

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On Discworld and Death

In the middle of the 1990s, I was given a copy of the Discworld video game on SEGA Saturn. I wasn't nearly old enough to understand the complicated puzzles.

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Opinion: Shenmue Should Never Return

Shenmue is an amazing, beautiful game. And it should never come back.

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Has Fable Lost its “Must Buy” Reputation: Legends is Free-to-Play

If you've been anticipating the latest Fable release and have been saving your pennies, you can now stop. Microsoft and Lion Head Studios announced late last week that Fable Legends will now be free-to-play. While there is no real reason given for this change in philosophy, one can only suspect that perhaps, the Fable franchise has lost it's 'must buy' reputation.

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Nintendo and amiibo: Smart or Stupid?

Unless you have been living under a rock, it's fairly obvious that amiibos appear to be the must have 'toy' since late November. Within my Nintendo circle of gamers, I've heard far less about Skylanders and Disney Infinity and more about amiibos. So, has Nintendo done well with amiibo by making them collectible, or are they losing hundreds of thousands of dollars because of supply issues?

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Family and Gaming: Interview with 1UP’s John Davison

While the site was fairly popular, it inevitably was sold to IGN and subsequently ended. However, the opinions of John Davison - during his time on the 1Up Podcasts and with his work on What They Play - stuck with me for years, and ultimately lead me to have a desire to write about video games, and educate those who needed it. Without further to do, this weeks Family and Gaming article features an interview I did with John. It was a highlight personally for me to do this interview, and he did not disappoint with his answers. Without further to do: an inteview ...

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A Definitive Guide of Different Android Games for Hardcore Gaming Freaks

In today’s fast moving technological world, majority of people are having Android Smartphone and all of them prefer playing games on those android units. Looking at the craziness of the people different mobile gaming companies started designing different types of games that are supported on Android platforms. As a result, there has been reported massive increase in the development of different type of games based on different themes.

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Opinion: Is PlayStation 4’s Success Hurting Long-time Fans?

Unlike with the PlayStation 3, Sony have nothing to prove with their latest console, and the possibility of them slipping back into complacency could hurt the fans who were there at the very beginning.

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Opinion: The Last Guardian risks All-Round Disappointment

With investment from Sony and emotional investment from fans, it's possible The Last Guardian could be a disappointment if it ever actually releases.

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