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Kirby’s Trip to Planet Robobot is More of the Same

After 2014’s Kirby: Triple Deluxe I was impressed with the little pink puffball. Kirby had always been a generally childish game, with simple gameplay, bright visuals, and an easy to follow storyline. For his second 3DS outing, much has stayed the same. Normally I’d call foul, but it’s what I’ve come to expect from a Kirby game. It’s very much like the Super Mario series: new games come out with slight alterations to the base formula, and we all seem to love them regardless. Planet Robobot is no exception. (more…)

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Sunday Roundup: 6/19/16

Kirby: Planet Robobot 3DS Release Date: June 10th, 2016 Purchased at: Amazon (Online - $32) Largely the same game as Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Planet Robobot takes Kirby and adds giant mechs. Because…

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Sunday Roundup: 10/12/14

New Games (10-12-14)A strange week this week. I can’t recall any other week in which I bought this many loose games (garage sales notwithstanding). As the DS is reaching the last few months of its lifespan at retailers shelves, the likelihood of finding any games complete anymore is a dream which only occasionally comes to fruition. With that in mind, I decided to peruse the loose DS game stacks at three separate GameStop’s and came up with some great finds! Now I’m actually curious about other loose finds at other stores, so I think I’m going to be looking through those racks more often. Oh, and more games from eBay! Yay!! (more…)

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This Week in Gaming News: 6/9/12 – 6/15/12

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I could just skip out on playing the game for hours on end and just buy the best items in the game!” Well this week Blizzard makes your wishes come true with the Diablo III real money auction house!

Outside of video game economic news, there’s a nifty new gaming trivia site out there, as well as an equally nifty online 90’s gaming quiz. Oh, and something concerning the Left 4 Dead series

 

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Review: Kirby’s Return to Dream Land

Nintendo is magic. That’s the only way I can describe the company. Whenever they release a new game in an old franchise I feel like a kid again. It takes me back to the early 90’s when I grew up exploring Hyrule, saving the Mushroom Kingdom, and escaping planet Zebes. Now I’ve returned to Dream Land with Kirby’s Return to Dream Land for the Wii. Ditching the yarn in favor of a more traditional outing, Kirby inhales enemies, copies abilities, and positively drips nostalgia. Oh, and did I mention the co-op adventure mode?

 

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Review: Kirby Mass Attack

When thinking of the Kirby series of games my mind eventually focuses on the main fundamental of the franchise: gobbling up baddies and copying their powers. I’d say it’s fair to say that’s been the core of the franchise outside of Epic Yarn, which is why I was surprised to find none of that in the newest Kirby title, Kirby Mass Attack for the Nintendo DS. I was about to get my Kirby fanboy rage on, but when I played the game all that rage went away, and all that was left was the fuzzy feeling of satisfaction that only the pink puffball can give me. Kirby Mass Attack is coming out on the tail end of the DS’s lifecycle, and though it doesn’t follow the same formula as other Kirby games, it’s an excellent swan song showcasing everything the DS has to offer.

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Now Playing: Oblivion & Kirby

I’ve been playing the amazing RPG Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to get ready for the upcoming release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and I’ve been enjoying every minute, nay, hour, of it! I’ve also been dabbling in the fantastic little DS game known as Kirby Mass Attack. So what is it about these games that makes them so good? Read on…

 

 

 

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