reggie

With yet another Smash Bros game on the horizon (technically two, for both Wii U and 3DS), it's time once again to speculate what characters will make the cut. Though it's also a chance for some to make a wish, like Mega Man fans all did, and who were all thusly rewarded.

But there are those who would also like to see Reggie Fils-Aime added to the roster. Yes, the in real life president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America. Why? Why not? He's just as much a Nintendo personality as Mario, Link, and Samus, or so the theory goes.

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guacamelee

If you're a fan of Metroidvania gameplay and masked Mexican wrestling, yet lack either a PS or PSVita, then it must be driving you nuts that you haven't been able to give DrinkBox Studios Guacamelee! a spin. But all that changes on August 8th, when Guacamelee: Gold Edition arrives on Steam.

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paperdude

There are many games that have either already been enhanced by everyone favorite virtual reality gaming headset, aka the Oculus Rift, or soon will be. But most are relatively recent titles.

What about the classics? We're talking early 80s, arcade hits. Don't fans of those deserve the fully immersive treatment? Well, if you're a hardcore Paperboy fan, then Globacore has a little something for you, called "Paperdude VR."

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lostworld

With each new installment of Sonic the Hedgehog, there are certain things that are a given. And the same goes for the upcoming Sonic Lost Word.

Sure there's that brand new, Mario Galaxy-esque view of the action, but you still have Sonic running around super fast, Dr Eggman causing trouble, plus a cast of saccharine (and potentially annoying) animal pals that the blue blur must save.

But it's just been discovered that something else is going to be decidedly different: what the ESRB described as "aggressive language".

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wiiu

It's no big secret that the Wii U hasn't exactly lit the gaming world on fire, but Nintendo's latest earnings report paints a far bleaker picture than most could have ever anticipated.

Between April 1 and June 30 of this year, 160,000 units were sold. Not across North America, but globally. Again, over a space of three months. Not good.

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Behold the ultimate combination of Portal fandom and holiday cheer:

Ryan Kelly chats with io9 about the displaced (but no less festive) Christmas tree he made with his co-workers this year (no, they don't all work at Aperture Science). He also gives details on how it was made, just in case you'd like to make your own next year! Kelly's secret? Using an artificial tree that handily breaks into multiple pieces.

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By Stephen Brown

Aperture Science must have started its recruitment cycle at the California Institute of Technology this year, as merry pranksters from the school gave New York City’s Astor Place Cube a decidedly geeky makeover. Read More...

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What's the look developer Gazillion Entertainment has planned for billionaire industrialist/super-science suit enthusiast Tony Stark for their upcoming MMO?
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Mobile developer Rovio hopes you guys are still enjoying Angry Birds because the iOS and Android game is getting a seasonal "Wreck the Halls" update featuring a holiday calendar which includes 25 updates leading up to Christmas.
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Butters better be all up in this pretty prominently or I'm out.
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