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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Nintendo

When it comes to video games, Nintendo is the oldest player in town and I mean that quite literally. The company entered the industry in the 1970s, but has actually been around for more than 125 years, beginning life as a card and toy manufacturer long before making the jump to video games. Any company with that kind of longevity is bound to have some fascinating history behind it and Nintendo is no exception, to the point where an entire book was written about their competition with Sega in the early 90s. Still, there’s much more to the company’s history than one console war and I’ve collected 20 fascinating bits of trivia about the company and its games that you can pull out at the next party you go to and alienate yourself from everyone in the room (just kidding!). read more

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‘Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers’: Official Goliath Review

The sights and sounds of Street Fighter II bring me back to a time when I would spend every quarter I had on the arcade version down at my local pizza place. With the release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on the Nintendo Switch, Capcom is hoping that your nostalgia is strong enough for you to drop $40 on a 30 year old fighting game. The classic fighting game from the 90’s features a revamped art style, HD graphics, and several new game modes. Ultra Street Fighter II features all of the original characters including an unlocked Akuma as well as two new fighters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. The game also features an online mode that was not yet available at the time of this review. Street Fighter II is seen by many as the pinnacle of 2D fighters, but has Capcom done enough to warrant the $40 asking price? read more

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‘Pokemon Go’ is Punishing Cheaters in Creative New Ways

Ever since Pokemon Go was released last Summer, there’s been a debate about what constitutes “cheating.” The online communities of Reddit and The Silph Road seem to have agreed that using third party maps is not cheating, but using any kind of GPS spoofing technology to “jump” to gyms and rare spawns is playing unfair, along with using multiple accounts. Of course, many of those third-party tracking apps use bot accounts to scan for nearby Pokemon. read more