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The Greatest Mario Power-Ups of All Time

Feature Share it: Tweet The Greatest Mario Power-Ups of All Time An illustrated guide to our favorite powers for our favorite plumber. By: Jeremy Parish October 29, 2011 When Super Mario 3D Land hits in a couple of weeks, it will be bringing with it a bunch of familiar old power-ups for Mario along with some newfangled ones as well

Nintendo Spent 11 Years on Three Kirby Games it Canceled

Trailer of unreleased Kirby GC game Before Kirby’s Return to Dreamland hit earlier this week, it had been 11 years since a core Kirby game was released on consoles. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards came out in 2000 and since then Kirby has been limited on consoles to Air Ride , Epic Yarn , and his appearances in the Super Smash Bros. games

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Lara Croft and the Reinvention of Game Heroes

Feature Share it: Tweet Lara Croft and the Reinvention of Game Heroes How Tomb Raider changed games, and why its leading lady still matters 15 years later. By: Jeremy Parish October 22, 2011 A woman sits on a boxy sofa in a hotel. It’s meant to be a classy Calcutta hotel from colonial days, but the decor is very Silicon Valley circa the mid-’90s: Simple polygonal shapes make up the columns and furniture, and harsh lighting breaks the room into clearly demarcated spaces of shadow and light.

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When Mega Man Ruled the World: An Anniversary Tribute

Feature Share it: Tweet When Mega Man Ruled the World: An Anniversary Tribute A look back at the games that saved Mega Man… at least, for a while

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The Mario Brother from Another Planet

Feature Share it: Tweet The Mario Brother from Another Planet Though he started as a mere clone of his sibling, Luigi’s role has grown far more complex.