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  1. Review: Fantasy Life Is a Mind-Numbingly Adorable Escape From Reality

    IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE.

    Like the cute, simplistic aesthetic of Animal Crossing but wish it were a little more goal-oriented? Enjoy the wide scope of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim but wish it were fluffier and just a little bit more manageable? Fantasy Life, which comes out for the Nintendo 3DS tomorrow, is the adorable middle ground you've been waiting for.

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  2. Revisiting the Kick-Ass Female Lead Of Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

    “Hear me! I am the morning sun, come to vanquish this horrible night!”

    Most lists of "female leads done right" tend to mention favourites like Chell from Portal or Jade from Beyond Good & Evil. But there are others that too few gamers remember. Exhibit A: Shanoa from 2008's Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia>

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  3. The Avengers Starring Nintendo’s Characters Will Help You Celebrate Today’s Smash Bros. Release

    Super Science Bros!

    Smash Bros. for 3DS comes out today, but you'll be too busy watching this animated mashup of The Avengers and Nintendo's characters to play it. Pikachu as Thor is everything I never knew I wanted.

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  4. The Secret Heroine of Video Games: Princess Peach

    That's Princess Toadstool to you, mister.

    When I was in elementary school, two video game characters in particular helped me visualize a space for girls like me in the medium I would grow to love and write about. One was Princess Peach, who has meant more to me than any other video game heroine since. Below is a look at her throughout Mario history—the games that did her justice, the ones that let her down, and why through it all, I still love her.

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  5. Dorkly Presents The Best Fanart From Nintendo’s New Super-Kawaii 3DS Ad

    Too much cuteness for one post.

    Nintendo released a new ad for the 3DS in Japan, and it was (of course) incredibly cute. The adorableness has inspired a wave of fanart, and the best pieces are collected over on Dorkly! Including 1920s beach dress Peach, hipster-dad Bowser, and definitely-crushin'-on-each-other Peach and Zelda.

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  6. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess: An Artistic Showdown

    Becoming the brand.

    I’ve been on a Zelda kick lately. So to satiate my craving, I powered through Ocarina of Time 3D (wow, that water temple sure got streamlined), replayed Majora’s Mask, and finally picked up A Link Between Worlds. And this got me to thinking—Ocarina of Time’s value in the grand scheme of things is not so much as a self-contained game anymore.

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  7. Our 18 Favorite N64 Games to Celebrate the Nintendo 64′s 18th Birthday

    "Get N or get gtfo." -Grown up Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64 is old enough to vote, buy cigarettes, and fight in wars that don't involve the PlayStation. So, let's revisit a time when you weren't old enough for any of those things with our 18 favorite Nintendo 64 games.

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  8. Dorkly Shows Nintendo’s Smash Bros. Fighters That There’s a Better Way

    Except for you, Luigi. Take your death stare elsewhere.

    What makes Mario think it's OK to just punch his friends in the face? In fact, everything he does somehow needs to be violent, so let's revisit Smash Bros. with Dorkly and see if Nintendo's mascots can find a better way for them to have a smashing good time. (Sorry. Couldn't resist.)

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  9. Mario’s Voice Actor Has His Own Vine Account, Guess What He Does With It

    It's-a me, SELFIEEEEEEE

    For twenty four years, American actor Charles Martinet has delighted Nintendo fans with his jovial portrayals of Mario, Luigi, Toadsworth, Wario, Waluigi, and other characters in the Mario franchise. Now on his off hours, he's further adding to his legacy by carrying action figures of the plumber brothers around with him and making adorable Vine videos of them. Isn't the Internet a magical place sometimes?

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  10. The Smash Bros. for 3DS eShop Demo Is Now Available to Everyone

    What are you waiting for? Go download it on the eShop!

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